The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…
this is really important
This is why I get upset about the sexy costumes at Halloween. Not because you don’t have the right to be sexy—you absolutely, absolutely do. But because while you might be able to find costume #3 in a tween size in each of these rows, I can guarantee that in almost all cases, you will not find costume #2 in a teen or adult size.
Babies/toddlers get to be cute. Kids/tweens get to be fun and spooky and still have modesty, if they want it. Teens who aren’t on the small end are already getting the sexy, even if they really just want fun, spooky, and a skirt that goes below mid-thigh. And adults? LOL nope it’s sexy or nothing.
Everyone who is of an age to want sexy should be allowed to have sexy. But “not sexy” should always be on the table as well, because sometimes you just want to be warm and cozy and filling a pillowcase with strangercandy.
Oh geez. It’s that time again. Last year we put together this list of feminist Halloween costumes to try and counteract the whole you-must-be-sexy costume trend.
Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome
If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.
Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it.
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance.
And people ask me why I am afraid to use my cane in public.
Being disabled, visibly so is always dangerous
When I got my first cane and posted about it, I had people demanding to know why I thought I “deserved” it at my age.
That was the word.
This is the kind of bullshit that made my dad, a man who dealt with crippling pain from degenerative disc disorder, afraid to apply for handicapped parking
I remember saying to him that he could get handicapped plates and hearing him say that it wasn’t “bad enough” as I watched him wince and hobble as he walked from the back of the parking lot
People internalize these ideas, even handicapped people, that’s why this is so fucking important
I use a cane when I’m outside because of fatigue and balance issues. It helps me stay on my feet longer and not fall over. I get dirty looks and rude stares literally every time I’m around strangers, because I’m not (usually) visually limping, because I’m not putting my weight on it 100% of the time, because I’m too young to look like I need it. Because obviously my cheap-ass not-pretty-at-all cane is a fashion statement, or a ploy for attention, or something. People are terrible.
I was flying recently with a friend, and we had all kinds of fun traveling. We had been on the tarmac a while and were told we’d been on it another while when she checked her blood sugar and realized it was going down fast. (She had thought she would be good until beverage service, not realizing we would be bumped to #7 in the takeoff queue twice.) She asked the hostess for a drink, explaining her reasons, and the hostess, being a very nice person, brought her a snack box as well. A little later my friend heard the women in the seat across from us to the rear tell each other she had just “pretended” to be diabetic to get the snack box that she hadn’t even asked for. I wanted to punch them.
So my OKC says to not message me if you have kids, and this woman leads off her initial message with “my having children doesn’t dictate who I talk to.” Um, okay, that’s quite the attitude for an intro message. Maybe I’m reading it in a harsher tone because it’s first thing in the morning and it’s text and tone doesn’t convey well, but, just, that comes across poorly. Why would I want to talk to someone who just blatantly ignored a Do Not Contact If stipulation on my profile? At least when a smoker contacted me she was nice about it and asked if I was completely adamant on that and we discussed it and have been talking for several months back and forth. This mother is just all “screw you, I do what I want, would you like to screw my husband and I?” ::shakes head::
The thing is, the rest of her message was mildly promising but definitely not after that opener. I don’t usually ignore messages, but I feel like it would be more awkward to explain that hey, first impressions matter, and you’re rude, why would I want to date you and/or your husband? Geez.
Tiny dragons with colourful scales living in trees and feeding on fruits and flowers’ nectar
Bioluminescent aquatic dragons roaming in the abyss and scaring the hell out of sailors
Fluffy dream dragons capable of feeling when children are having nightmares and materializing into their room to cuddle with them
Giant, old as the universe dragons exploring space, needing nothing but starlight to survive
Someone is imagining dragons…again…
Tiny Winter Soldier reports that she has found her people.
for the love of all that is good and beautiful on this earth… i have been seeing the first picture everywhere and if it’s not obvious already can we PLEASE stop reposting a picture that some hairy misogynic cockroach made at 3 a.m. in their bedroom?? always try check before you reblog and tell your friends too!!
"I live in a neighborhood where my husband & I are 1 of the 3 Black families that live here.. Tonight the KKK knocked on our door!!! I was already looking out the window and seen them coming down my driveway. I screamed for my children to come upstairs in my room and into my master bath. . As I seen there faces in fear.. my mind flash back to Malcom X. My oldest understand but not the rest. My husband prides his self on teaching his wife & family self defense when he not home…. My heart was pounding! Palms sweating! Voice weak.. I look at my son.. And my mind drifted to Micheal Brown, Treyvon.Martin, Shawn Bell. WE legal over here.. everything registered! As the knocks kept coming .. I mustard up the voice strength to say just a minute! My body weak.. but my mind strong! I open the door.. Scope on! Beam on! Safety off!!! WHAT CAN I DO FOR YALL!!! Cause you at THE WRONG HOUSE! #FacesPriceless!! I will Protect. My Home, My Children, MY LEGACY!!!"
It deeply saddens me that people still need to protect themselves from such hateful people by threatening violence. Hatred just leads to more violence upon violence. Less hate, more love needed in this world.
The fucking KKK came up to her door, in a world where white cops
can gun down teens just walking down the street
and you think the problem is how SHE acted, without firing a single bullet, in her OWN HOME
wow… you desperately need to check out the ferguson tag, because you’re expecting people to play nice with those who have been murdering them since forever, and that’s fucked
Did pokemeidareu just call a black woman holding a weapon while answering her door to an established terrorist group devoted to the murder of black people as her “fighting hate with hate”????????
Take note, black folk: The KU KLUX KLAN- a white TERRORIST organization- can literally knock on your fucking door with the intention of doing you harm and some ignorant fucktwit will STILL think you’re in the wrong if you even HINT at defending yourself with a weapon.
Second amendment ain’t for us, I tell ya.
"Less hate, more love". Yea well if she shows less hate to the Klan, there’s a strong chance she and her children will end up dead in their own home.
Tell the KKK to fuck right off a cliff and then maybe she wouldn’t need to stand at her door “threatening violence”.
What the fuck is she supposed to do? Pray for their souls while they lynch her?
Transgender Themes in Comic Books at NYCC 2014 Part 01
I was very happy to mostly shut up and listen during this awesome panel.
The best thing is that the room was completely full and people had to be turned away, so next year maybe the Trans panel will be in an even bigger room.
The panelists were amazing, I was honored to be there.