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.

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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/

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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

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

This is WINNING at parenting. Let the kid be who they want to be! I love this!

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

This is WINNING at parenting. Let the kid be who they want to be! I love this!

Reblogged from piecesofamoonchyld

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

I will always reblog this.

mikes-grrl:

nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

Please stop. Please do your research. 
First, the great majority of books being made available via subscription services (Oyster, Scribd, and yes Amazon) are not available via most libraries, or are difficult to find (long story, OverDrive sucks).
Second, authors/publishers DO get compensated for books read using these subscription services. Yes, we get better compensation if you buy the book, but it’s not any lesser than if you borrow from the library. 
Third, when you “buy” an ebook from Amazon or most online retailers, you’re not actually buying it, you’re buying a license to read it — you are essentially “leasing” the book for an unlimited time. So theoretically, this isn’t actually any different.
Fourth, libraries are about a hell of a lot more than borrowing books. I could add 5k words here, but let me tell you, Kindle Unlimited is but a blip in library services. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you haven’t been to a public library lately. You’ll see that movie rentals are still significant despite Blockbuster in the 90s or Netflix today. People who can’t afford Kindle Unlimited will still borrow books. And don’t get me started on the future of libraries as third spaces/community commons. We don’t have all night. 
Fifth: Welcome to the future. The simple fact is that book distribution is still changing and will continue to change, and book subscription services have been “on the horizon” for over 10 years now, so no one has a right to bitch about being cut out of the loop. Anyone who is remotely connected to publishing or libraries knew this was coming. It was inevitable, and now it’s here, and there is no putting this back in the bottle. 
SO: Yes, the compensation terms Amazon has got for Kindle Unlimited is kind of wonky. Keep in mind that this is a new era for book availability and that most book subscription services have been wrestling with these issues. Publishers and authors are still fighting for better terms, as well as better tracking in order to know what books are popular, etc.
I’m definitely not saying Amazon has my best interests at heart, because it is a company like any other out to make a buck.
But I’m saying this as both a professional librarian and as a published genre author: this does not spell the end of libraries, and using this service isn’t going to financially ruin your favorite author. 
tl;dr - These types of subscription services are part of the future of book publishing. They aren’t perfect and there are problems, but they do not represent armageddon for libraries. Please stop with the fear mongering. 

Do your research. I do get paid by subscription services and it is comparable to what I’d get for a book sale.

mikes-grrl:

nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

Please stop. Please do your research. 

First, the great majority of books being made available via subscription services (Oyster, Scribd, and yes Amazon) are not available via most libraries, or are difficult to find (long story, OverDrive sucks).

Second, authors/publishers DO get compensated for books read using these subscription services. Yes, we get better compensation if you buy the book, but it’s not any lesser than if you borrow from the library. 

Third, when you “buy” an ebook from Amazon or most online retailers, you’re not actually buying it, you’re buying a license to read it — you are essentially “leasing” the book for an unlimited time. So theoretically, this isn’t actually any different.

Fourth, libraries are about a hell of a lot more than borrowing books. I could add 5k words here, but let me tell you, Kindle Unlimited is but a blip in library services. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you haven’t been to a public library lately. You’ll see that movie rentals are still significant despite Blockbuster in the 90s or Netflix today. People who can’t afford Kindle Unlimited will still borrow books. And don’t get me started on the future of libraries as third spaces/community commons. We don’t have all night. 

Fifth: Welcome to the future. The simple fact is that book distribution is still changing and will continue to change, and book subscription services have been “on the horizon” for over 10 years now, so no one has a right to bitch about being cut out of the loop. Anyone who is remotely connected to publishing or libraries knew this was coming. It was inevitable, and now it’s here, and there is no putting this back in the bottle. 

SO: Yes, the compensation terms Amazon has got for Kindle Unlimited is kind of wonky. Keep in mind that this is a new era for book availability and that most book subscription services have been wrestling with these issues. Publishers and authors are still fighting for better terms, as well as better tracking in order to know what books are popular, etc.

I’m definitely not saying Amazon has my best interests at heart, because it is a company like any other out to make a buck.

But I’m saying this as both a professional librarian and as a published genre author: this does not spell the end of libraries, and using this service isn’t going to financially ruin your favorite author. 

tl;dr - These types of subscription services are part of the future of book publishing. They aren’t perfect and there are problems, but they do not represent armageddon for libraries. Please stop with the fear mongering. 

Do your research. I do get paid by subscription services and it is comparable to what I’d get for a book sale.

Reblogged from mikes-grrl