wow she has really long le—
someone should draw the pretty centaur wife because that’s all i’m seeing hnnnnnn
A teenager in Florida has been expelled from school and charged with two felonies simply because her girlfriend’s parents disapprove of their relationship. She now faces two years of house arrest and a year of probation.
Kaitlyn Hunt was a popular student at Sebastian River High School, participating in everything from cheerleading to basketball. Hunt began dating another female student and the latter girl’s parents became enraged, according to Hunt’s parents. Kaitlyn was 17 at the time the relationship began, while her girlfriend was 15. Upon Kaitlyn’s 18th birthday, her girlfriend’s parents sent the police to the Hunt home and the teenager was arrested.
Hunt was charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. Then, weeks before her graduation, Hunt was expelled from school.
“[The girlfriend’s parents] are out to destroy my daughter,” Hunt’s mother told the Examiner, “because they feel like she ‘made’ their daughter gay. They see being gay as wrong and they blame my daughter. Of course, I see it 100% differently. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality — with mutual consent. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares? She is still their daughter.”
Infuriating. So many things wrong with this.
First, this is a case of homophobic parents blackmailing a girl they don’t like in a slimy, roundabout way that serves to mask their bigotry. I can’t believe what a cheap shot they took. Absolutely disgusting.
Second, “I don’t see these girls as gay”? Cool, thanks, Mom. Thank goodness she’s not disowning her daughter, but I don’t totally see this as being supportive either.
Third, there’s a petition circulating to drop or lessen the charges against Kaitlyn. Go sign it. And try not to lose faith in humanity, even though people like this exist.
Look at this cute fucking thing.
I want twenty of them.
I’m in love with it
yesss, relatives of lacewings and antlions. Such cuties. (I also like the metallic sheen that their eyes have?)
yujhtgrfed This is the cutest little thing.
I was just talking about wasps and wasp-mimics after I caught a wasp in my apartment, so this rather relevant. This critter is adorable. (Unlike actual wasps which tend to be nature’s more horrifying inventions.)
OK, there’s something about the debate on the new Star Trek movie that really bugs me. And I’m writing this as a white person who loves Star Trek—who grew up watching TOS, who was excited over the movies, who loved TNG and DS9 and Voyager quite a bit, who even plays Star Trek Online.
Good points. It, and most TV and movies made by the mainstream, is annoyingly conservative.
I’m glad the OP indicated that it wasn’t so much a problem with Star Trek as television and films in general, because I can rattle off a whole list of shows that all fit the description of depicting more white characters than other racial backgrounds. Heck even shows that are supposed to have a different cultural background are “guilty” of this - take for instance, Firefly, where everyone speaks some degree of Chinese - where are the asian characters in that universe?
I wanted to hypothesize though that this pattern in fiction isn’t so much because of a particular mentality or conservatism or desire to reinforce a power structure as it is accidental. Writers are always told to “write what you know” because you’ll do a more believable job depicting aspects of your own experience, and how many of us were lucky enough to grow up and live in a racially and culturally diverse area? The “token” non-white characters might be a true representation of all the more persons of other races these writers have ever known. I grew up in an Ohio town in which out of a 100-something class of kids, maybe 2 were black and 1 was asian. In college, though I moved to a completely different state and a city that was mostly black (Baltimore), the student body was still mostly white. Out of a group of nine friends I spent time with, one was black and one was korean. The other seven were white. Similar ratio to Uhura and Sulu on the bridge of the Enterprise, or Chakotay and Kim on the bridge of Voyager? Yes. Did I purposefully only befriend two people of different races? No. It was incidental. I doubt the writers of shows like Star Trek are purposefully keeping the ratios down either.
Now I live in New Jersey, and it blows my mind that sometimes I walk into a restaurant and there is a family of a different race sitting at every table. It is SO COOL. I love the diversity, and I wish there were more of that on television too! But the reason sitting down in a restaurant and seeing not only white families but black, middle eastern, asian, and indian (as in from india, not native american - sadly that is even more rare) families is unique and so damn interesting to me is because never before in my life have I experienced it. I wish I would experience it more often. So maybe different races need to mix more not only in fiction, but in real life too.
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Wow, I had no idea Target was so respectful. I am going to purposefully shop there a lot more now. Thank you!
This sweet girl was dropped off at my Dad’s work today, she is about 9months old based on her teeth and development. She will probably be a 35-40lb dog when fully grown and nourished. She has been very clearly abused, she’s covered in cuts and scrapes and a case of mange that needs to be treated. We cannot take her on, we have two dogs her size already and this house just can’t support her. She is a sweet dog who responds well to attention and just wants a little bit of love. If you or anyone you know is willing to help out this sweet girl in the Wichita, Kansas area, please contact me immediately so we can get her somewhere safe.
Even if you can’t help, please reblog and signal boost this sweet baby girl.
Сhun, my little swimmer-rat
What a precious baby ahhh.
Because you don’t want to sound neolithic when you’re throwing a temper tantrum.
Because everyone should have this on their blog
useful for class
MY TEACHER ACTUALLY GAVE US THIS LIST AND WE USED IT FOR A WHOLE CLASS
Replacing traditional curse words with these forever more.