If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones. —
Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)\
I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said
(Source: mowliegrowlie, via ussawesome)
Don’t forget Superman, John. He was an immigrant too. All Americans have a connection to immigration, share your story with us.
The U.S.’s current immigration system is byzantine, cruel, and benefits neither American citizens nor anyone else. We need comprehensive immigration reform to bring highly skilled workers into the United States to help our economy grow and to bring security and stability to the lives of immigrants living in the United States today. Nikola Tesla was an immigrant. So were Joseph Pulitzer and Albert Einstein and Igor Stravinsky. Rational, compassionate immigration reform is needed so that the next Teslas and Einsteins are not denied access to educational or entrepreneurial opportunities in the United States. The time has come. - John Green
The Harry Potter Alliance just started this really rad project called Superman is an Immigrant and this is John’s submission! The idea is to share your immigration story by writing it on a paper and taking a picture with it. Check out their tumblr to see more and submit your own!
hate when you talk about being fat and someone goes ‘omg no you’re not fat! you’ve got a great body!!’ cos like
yeah I do have great body
and I’m fat
I have a great fat body
Brent Spiner,Gates McFadden and Gates’ son
in my Human Sexuality class we discussed how women are taught to sit vs how men sit. men take up as much space as they want, because they are oooo men yes men take up 3 seats if you need to yes men
but women are taught to take up as little space as possible, cross your legs keep your arms in your lap don’t even use your whole seat only use half the seat
it’s bullshit and any time I’m sitting next to some rude asshole on the bus who tries to take up half my seat I give them a nasty look and say “would you mind sitting in your own fucking seat?”
men sit like that because of balls
would u like me to sit that way because my boobs are to big?
why would you spread your legs because of your boobs
God i hope that isnt actually a discussion in a classroom for fucks sake
lmao idk where patheticboy43’s balls are located but if they’re such an issue you need to spread your legs wider than the Grand Canyon on a crowded bus then you better see a doctor cause that ain’t healthy
I have male genitalia & I don’t need to spread eagle when I sit down, I sit quite daintily which has always annoyed my father.
Like most things gender, it has nothing to do with biology and all to do with socialization & hetero-patriarchy.
^^ word. Once I remember when I was interning and living alone in DC it was so hot and sweaty. This guy sitting next to me kept his legs open where his sweaty thigh was touching mine. I kept moving my legs CLOSER AND CLOSE TOGETHER - I was already crossing my legs and probably looks like I was trying to be a contortionist - but the GUY KEPT OPENING HIS LEGS. It was so annoying to give up and have my personal space invaded. Now, 6 years alter I would have said/done something, but I feel like he did it so he could touch me, not that he needed a seat and a half’s worth of space. He wasn’t doing it to the guy on the other side of him. eww.
This has been bugging me a LOT lately. I don’t want to touch you. There’s no reason you need to spread out like that.
Usually, I will just do it, too. And they would retract, because it makes them uncomfortable that I’m not. But if I get smaller, they just get wider.
I want people laughing at me because I’m shoving broccoli up my nose, not because there’s something wrong with me. — Bobby Hill
I went to the animal rescue in my neighborhood this evening because I was working from home today and had some extra time since I wasn’t commuting. I had no intention of leaving with a cat - I was just there to look. And then I looked at that face. That one up there with orange on one side of her nose and white on the other. And I adopted her on the spot.
She’s a rescue kitten, about 9 weeks old, and she’s got a URI (upper respiratory infection) and an eye infection, so she’ll be on meds for a couple days. She was also just spayed, which is why her tummy is swollen, but that’s totally normal.
She’s still pretty frightened, and has wedged herself between the litter box and the toilet. But she can have as much time and space as she needs.
I’m sort of giving myself time and space to adjust, too. I realize that I’ve been pretty emo about my cat’s passing last month. So, I want to thank those of you who bothered to read those posts and put up with me. It’s still sad. I still miss him, and I still cry sometimes. But I’m ready to not be lonely anymore.
Anyway, at this time, the kitten does not have a name. I want to see if she names herself over the next few days. But for now, in my head, I’ve been calling her Oswin. Because I wasn’t really looking and wasn’t sure I was ready, and she still found me.
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