dkmissanya:

houseofalexzander:

Sending a big “FU” to the corporate side of the fashion industry.
As an increasingly successful fashion blogger, I have been targeted by several brands, large & small, one of which is quite a large corporation. Why? Because I am undermining a very important part of their money making system.
Today, the fashion industry is split in half. You have Women’s fashion & Men’s fashion. You will find designers here and there who produce androgynous designs but for the most part, the industry (brands & corporate companies) want designers who either design Men’s wear or Women’s wear, and follow a very gendered structure. Everything from the tailoring to the materials has to be specific to the binary boy/girl gender system.  This is why you can’t find feminine style’s of clothing tailored for the average males body type in any department store, thus creating a “mens” & “women’s” division.
Every time I modify the clothing I buy in department stores to fit my body type and then model it for people to see, not only am I inspiring people to step out of the box with their fashion choices, but I am merging two markets into one. Why is this bad for corporations?MONEY More markets equal more advertising and marketing opportunities which ultimately leads to more sales and more profit.
When I successfully inspire people to be less mindful about if they look like a girl or a boy, ultimately I am inspiring them to go against the gendered market system that brands and clothing companies make so much money off of.
I have received several hateful emails, discouraging my efforts as a fashion blogger. I was even asked by a large corporate clothing company to STOP buying their clothing and modifying it to fit my body type. They stated that by doing so, and sharing it with my audience that I was creating the illusion that gender did not exist, and that I am leading a bad example for society. …
A GENDERED SOCIETY CREATES A HUGE PROBLEM. IT DIVIDES PEOPLE.IT SEPERATES. IT CONTROLS. IT DISOLVES ANY & ALL ORIGINALITY.
FUCK YOU, to any clothing brand, company & corporation who’s got a problem with who I am, what I believe in & how I express myself.
-Elliott Alexzander

This is just so important! Gendered clothing is such bullshit and I want more people to realize!!!

dkmissanya:

houseofalexzander:

Sending a big “FU” to the corporate side of the fashion industry.

As an increasingly successful fashion blogger, I have been targeted by several brands, large & small, one of which is quite a large corporation.
Why?
Because I am undermining a very important part of their money making system.

Today, the fashion industry is split in half.
You have Women’s fashion & Men’s fashion.
You will find designers here and there who produce androgynous designs but for the most part, the industry (brands & corporate companies) want designers who either design Men’s wear or Women’s wear, and follow a very gendered structure. Everything from the tailoring to the materials has to be specific to the binary boy/girl gender system.
This is why you can’t find feminine style’s of clothing tailored for the average males body type in any department store, thus creating a “mens” & “women’s” division.

Every time I modify the clothing I buy in department stores to fit my body type and then model it for people to see, not only am I inspiring people to step out of the box with their fashion choices, but I am merging two markets into one.
Why is this bad for corporations?
MONEY
More markets equal more advertising and marketing opportunities which ultimately leads to more sales and more profit.

When I successfully inspire people to be less mindful about if they look like a girl or a boy, ultimately I am inspiring them to go against the gendered market system that brands and clothing companies make so much money off of.

I have received several hateful emails, discouraging my efforts as a fashion blogger. I was even asked by a large corporate clothing company to STOP buying their clothing and modifying it to fit my body type. They stated that by doing so, and sharing it with my audience that I was creating the illusion that gender did not exist, and that I am leading a bad example for society. …

A GENDERED SOCIETY CREATES A HUGE PROBLEM.
IT DIVIDES PEOPLE.

IT SEPERATES.
IT CONTROLS.
IT DISOLVES ANY & ALL ORIGINALITY.

FUCK YOU, to any clothing brand, company & corporation who’s got a problem with who I am, what I believe in & how I express myself.

-Elliott Alexzander

This is just so important! Gendered clothing is such bullshit and I want more people to realize!!!

Reblogged from reapergrellsutcliff

A Video Game Publisher Employee Sent Me Nudes?!?!?!

This is ridiculous. Why do guys think they can get away with this? Not everyone want to see your dick.

piecesofamoonchyld:

getoutofmyheadcharles:

intestinalfortitude:

mr-cappadocia:

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

The great thing about tumblr is its hypocrisy. It’s so built in. So constant. That it’s virtually invisible.
If Kaige here didn’t want to be a girl too. If he didn’t want to be a princess too….
Then no one woukd give a fuck and he’d stop being a “rad kid” and just be a picture with three or four notes that was quietly forgotten.
Instead, Kaige here becomes an opportunity for the people of this new faith to demonstrate to one another just how loudly they may pray in the public square.
His picture isn’t being posted, Reblogged and liked for his benefit. It’s for *theirs*. An elaborate and exploitive game of “me too… I’m part of the group… see guys? I think like you do! See?”.
It’s downright fucking shameful.

improved
It’s like the poor child was broken before getting a fucking tutu.

"Meet the new and improved Kaige."
That just gets to me for some reason.  I don’t even care that everybody is liking and reblogging this for selfish groupie reasons, we all do that for most things we like and reblog.  That’s like saying I didn’t like and reblog a piece of art for the artist’s sake, but for MY sake for DARING to ENJOY ART.  Bit weird to shame people for enjoying seeing things that they like, yeah?
But there’s something fundamentally wrong with thinking that going trans/genderfluid makes you better or “improved”.  Maybe I’m looking at it wrong, maybe the OP meant he was improved because now he’s being what he wants to be.  But somehow based on their posting habits I don’t get the feeling that’s true.
Also, if you scroll past the image quickly, his stockings fuck with your eyes!  Neat!

I’ve already explained this before but I will explain it again because somehow I’ve turned into a bad person. Here is what I previously wrote on the whole “new and improved” comment. “Before this he was quiet, self conscious, and would only whisper to me about wearing dresses. He felt ashamed. He told me people would call him silly and he didn’t want to be himself anymore. He wouldn’t believe me that it was okay. So yes, he is “new and improved” from being a confused and angry 6 year old. He is now extremely proud to be himself and that to me is new and improved.”
I’m sorry people are taking this the wrong way. I’m new to all this and I’m trying the best I can to help my son be happy. Isn’t that all that matters? Obviously not. I would also like to know what you meant by “based on their posting habits” ???

People are jealous, complainie, and whiney. They can’t get past the fact that other people aren’t jealous and whiney. Just be yourself and love your kids. Don’t worry about what stupid people on tumblr post. No matter what you do, how positive you are some negative nellie will try to twist a good thing into a bad. Ignore those idiots.

piecesofamoonchyld:

getoutofmyheadcharles:

intestinalfortitude:

mr-cappadocia:

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

The great thing about tumblr is its hypocrisy. It’s so built in. So constant. That it’s virtually invisible.

If Kaige here didn’t want to be a girl too. If he didn’t want to be a princess too….

Then no one woukd give a fuck and he’d stop being a “rad kid” and just be a picture with three or four notes that was quietly forgotten.

Instead, Kaige here becomes an opportunity for the people of this new faith to demonstrate to one another just how loudly they may pray in the public square.

His picture isn’t being posted, Reblogged and liked for his benefit. It’s for *theirs*. An elaborate and exploitive game of “me too… I’m part of the group… see guys? I think like you do! See?”.

It’s downright fucking shameful.

improved

It’s like the poor child was broken before getting a fucking tutu.

"Meet the new and improved Kaige."

That just gets to me for some reason.  I don’t even care that everybody is liking and reblogging this for selfish groupie reasons, we all do that for most things we like and reblog.  That’s like saying I didn’t like and reblog a piece of art for the artist’s sake, but for MY sake for DARING to ENJOY ART.  Bit weird to shame people for enjoying seeing things that they like, yeah?

But there’s something fundamentally wrong with thinking that going trans/genderfluid makes you better or “improved”.  Maybe I’m looking at it wrong, maybe the OP meant he was improved because now he’s being what he wants to be.  But somehow based on their posting habits I don’t get the feeling that’s true.

Also, if you scroll past the image quickly, his stockings fuck with your eyes!  Neat!

I’ve already explained this before but I will explain it again because somehow I’ve turned into a bad person. Here is what I previously wrote on the whole “new and improved” comment. “Before this he was quiet, self conscious, and would only whisper to me about wearing dresses. He felt ashamed. He told me people would call him silly and he didn’t want to be himself anymore. He wouldn’t believe me that it was okay. So yes, he is “new and improved” from being a confused and angry 6 year old. He is now extremely proud to be himself and that to me is new and improved.”

I’m sorry people are taking this the wrong way. I’m new to all this and I’m trying the best I can to help my son be happy. Isn’t that all that matters? Obviously not. I would also like to know what you meant by “based on their posting habits” ???

People are jealous, complainie, and whiney. They can’t get past the fact that other people aren’t jealous and whiney. Just be yourself and love your kids. Don’t worry about what stupid people on tumblr post. No matter what you do, how positive you are some negative nellie will try to twist a good thing into a bad. Ignore those idiots.

Reblogged from piecesofamoonchyld

hervacationh0me:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

This is cool.

This is a great project. And there is more information here http://curiousmatic.com/african-nations-banding-together-build-great-green-wall-across-sahara/

hervacationh0me:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

This is cool.

This is a great project. And there is more information here http://curiousmatic.com/african-nations-banding-together-build-great-green-wall-across-sahara/

Reblogged from supermegafoxyawesomehotnot

The transgender parents of two young children living in Kentucky are raising consciousness about family, honesty, and love this week after some splashy media coverage in the British tabloids stemming from an appearance on “The Ricki Lake Show” in 2013. “It’s good, because our goal was to have our story appear here in the states,” mom Bianca Bowser told Yahoo Health. “Our main point is to express our similarities [to everyone else], and to advocate for the transgender community.” Bianca, 32, was born a boy named Jason, while her husband, Nick Bowser, 27, was born a girl named Nicole.

The transgender parents of two young children living in Kentucky are raising consciousness about family, honesty, and love this week after some splashy media coverage in the British tabloids stemming from an appearance on “The Ricki Lake Show” in 2013. “It’s good, because our goal was to have our story appear here in the states,” mom Bianca Bowser told Yahoo Health. “Our main point is to express our similarities [to everyone else], and to advocate for the transgender community.” Bianca, 32, was born a boy named Jason, while her husband, Nick Bowser, 27, was born a girl named Nicole.

maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers~ ♥︎

Recently I got a bunch of questions about the difference between Showing & Telling, so I thought that I would summarize my thoughts on the subject as a slideshow!

Of course, those of you who have been following my blog for ages can guess my thoughts about this ‘Show VS Tell’ debacle. Personally, I feel that Telling (the act of Summarizing) gets a reputation for being a lesser tool— which I disagree with greatly. Show and Tell are both important tools of the Writer’s Tool-Box, and they serve different purposes~ ♥︎

Are you a writer? Then follow my blog for your daily dose of writer positivity, inspiration, prompts, and writing advice: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

Totally right on. If you are an author and you don’t utilize the entire toolbox, you are missing out on so much potential. 

Reblogged from maxkirin

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

Reblogged from pipervaughn