where are teens going

Okay this is a very half-formed thought and I’m not sure where I’m going with it yet, but the fact that the teen girls we’re meant to root for in so many Teen Girl Stories are the ones who are bad at or uncomfortable with performing femininity probably isn’t a coincidence.
And it’s mostly not because the people who create media about teen girls want to shatter gender roles; it’s more likely because even though femininity is the prescribed way for female-identified people to behave it’s also seen as something largely unpleasant.

Um. I’m going somewhere with this, maybe after I finish my homework. But I want to hang onto this thought.

Hungry teens are taking alarming measures to eat

According to a new report from Washington, D.C.-based think-tank the Urban Institute and nonprofit Feeding America, teens from food-insecure families are risking everything to eat. In every community where the study’s focus groups met, teens described going “outside of the legal economy” in order to get the food they need:

  • Shoplifting food
  • Stealing items to resell for a profit
  • Purposefully failing school to maintain access to free food programs
  • many teens skip meals so they’re able to provide for their younger siblings.
  • And in 13 out of 20 of the study’s focus groups, teen participants mentioned trading sex for money or meals.

And no they can’t “just get jobs” — they’re caught in the same employment paradox as many young people.

so, i noticed that my human bill turned a year old this month (ayy same birth-month!) so I thought it would be funny and interesting to compare him to the first real drawing I ever made of him (theres more but they are all sketches and TERRIBLE) and OH BOY CHECK THIS OUT the guy changed a lot! I love it tho, it’s a good change and he went through a lot of that but I’m super at peace with where he is right now. I really wanna draw my AU as a comic now.

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listen… i have a weakness for nephilim/winged stiles okay? its a weakness

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teen wolf plot bunny: Matylda ‘Tilly’ Stilinski

“Stiles I swear If you make one more ‘Matilda’ joke-”
“Hey at least people can pronounce your name!” 

Matylda Stilinski has grown up doing her best to pretend she isn’t associated with her weird twin brother, rising to the top of the social food chain without him. But that all changes when strange things start happening in Beacon Hills and it all seems to lead straight to Stiles and his equally irritating best friend. 

But while it’s easy to hide her secret relationship with Jackson, there seems to be a new pile of secrets building up between the Stilinski twins and it’s only so long until they both get in way over their heads.

tough-teddy-deactivated20170303  asked:

Hi, I'm creating a comic where troubled, low income teens are given the option to go to a boarding school, in North California, to train to become monster hunters. The school is mostly populated by minorities mostly African American, Native Americans, South East Asians, and Latinx. A friend of mine said it might be seen as problematic to have Native Americans be in a government own boarding school. This worries me since my main character is a Native American boy whom loves the school.

Native Character in Monster-Hunter Boarding School; Poor implications? 

So, yes, it could be a very tricky thing to have Native Americans in the school. But it all boils down to two questions:

  1. Is it consensual in the most genuine sense of the term?
  2. Do they become part of a new culture, or do they keep their old one and add to it?

The residential school system was not consensual even when there weren’t laws in place forcing kids to go. Parents could and did send their children there because they thought it was for the best, because they were coerced into it, or because they had developed the type of fondness you develop for your abuser where you try to replicate the pattern because you haven’t healed from it yet.
If the kids are told in very informed ways what happens to their lives— who they have contact with, whether or not their culture has to change (a big red flag would be no room to carry on cultural beliefs or, in the case of Natives, reconnect with their cultural beliefs), how their lives would get better and worse.

If, however, the kids are caught in moments of desperation, where it’s basically “come with us or else”, then there would be major problems with the validity of that consent. If the kids are doing okay but looking for a way out, that’s one thing, but if the school reps dive in at a bad point when all hope seems lost, I would feel very uncomfortable.

Next, you have to give him options to practice and explore his culture. The pain of the residential school system was because it was an active attempt at destroying our culture. So if you have it that your character is still Native, keeps what traditions he can, and is allowed to go back into his community/family without problem, then you’ve mollified the forced assimilation undertones to the school.

you should have minimal problems with the government run boarding school. If you want a general list of what to avoid in the school to make it not be a residential school, Canada published the Truth and Reconciliation Commission describing the country’s use of the system and the abuse that happened within. The possibility exists you’ll trigger people regardless (it is a very fresh trauma in our communities), but by making it consensual and having connections to his culture, you’ll at least minimize the negative impact. Check out [Braving Native American Diversity] and [Researching Native American Cultures] for tips on how to make him have a culture.

~ Mod Lesya

Not my normal sorta post but I just realised in the Teen Titan theme song when they say “1, 2, 3, 4, Go!” it’s actually a pun because “go” is the Japanese word for five like what Puffy AmiYumi I love you.

It’s like the Titans’ catchphrase/word but also completes the count-up in two languages I’m waaay too happy about this please help.

teenage superheros wearing outfits they threw together from all the shit they have in their closets.  Looking badass but its all aesthetic and up close they have no armor or protective gear and if they do its like biking knee/elbow pads… maybe a protective vest for extreme sports but thats it. and teens wearing steel toed boots that hurt when they kick someone but don’t offer the right kind of supports for running away when they have to. and teens having bruises and scrapes where their clothing rips cause its not made to hold up like this. and teens scrambling to find things to wear in bargain bins and goodwill. and older heroes noticing and helping out. and telling them where to go for better gear. some just straight up giving them their own stuff cause they can get more and the teens can’t. older heroes getting invested in making sure teen heroes know where to go when they get hurt. and just. some teens can’t even wear their own style cause they have to rely on their parents to get clothes and teen heroes defiantly would have issues getting what they need. not that its gonna stop them from saving the day. 

Where you go on vacation - Teen Wolf Preferences ( Gif)

Gifs are not mine 



Stiles (If it was possible)

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Scott

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Isaac

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Jackson

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Liam

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Peter

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Chris Argent 

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Dererek (Barcelona)

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Jordan Parrish

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Theo (LA)

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Aiden (Paris)

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gintoki really doesn’t enjoy zura’s short hair. in fact, he goes as far as to tell him how much he dislikes it every day, yelling stuff like, “YOU HAVE TO GROW IT BACK!!! IF YOU DONT, YOU’LL TURN INTO THAT KID FROM SPIRITED AWAY!! YOU’LL TURN INTO AN UGLY BUSAI DRAGON AND WHO’LL HAVE TO RESCUE YOU?? HAA??!?! ME, THAT’S RIGHT!!! AND I DONT WANT TO HAVE TO DO ALL THAT!! I HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR, YANNO!!! I COULDNT WORK AT AN ONSEN MY WHOLE LIFE LIVING OFF MANJU AND YOKAI FOOD!!!! HAVE SOME CONSIDERATION, OI!!!”

(gintoki is really annoying someone please punch him)