The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening
|—||J. R. R. Tolkien on fairy tales, the psychology of fantasy, and why there’s no such thing as writing “for children” (via explore-blog)|
A proposed new (non-binary inclusive) trans* symbol.
Not gonna lie, I got a little giddy when I saw it.
I really like it. Aw man.
I like it, but there’s kind of one little issue here to consider, namely the campaign’s “about” from Facebook:
Supporting the freedom for males to wear clothing and accessories of their choice without unwarranted bullying and discrimination and the stereotypes and labels of gender.
There’s gonna be some shit caught up in any group with a goal like that: anything that focuses exclusively on “males” makes my MRA-hole antennae go up, and anything like that is probably gonna try to redefine my fat trans woman ass as a “male.”
I smell MRA-hole shit all over this, and I don’t like it one bit. The sad part is that it could probably easily be realigned to remove the MRAsshattery, but you know how the MRA types roll…
I don’t want my new symbol affiliated with anything MRA-holeish at all, thanks.
any “new symbol” not created by a collective of radical trans women holds zero interest to me
prince already did this way better.
No. Absolutely not. I will leave the trans community. I am not joking.
War munitions workers taking a break on a brick wall, 4 April 1917
Meet the first woman from East Africa to be admitted to the English Bar, who went on to become the first black model to grace the front cover of the American VogueMagazine in 1968, and before then Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She later became the foreign minister of Uganda in the 1970s, and addressed the UN General Assembly in 1974 as chairman of the OAU group. She is none other than Princess Elizabeth Bagaya of Toro, now 75, a woman who turned heads in her heyday. Curtis Abraham went to meet her. (via TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: )
Princess Elizabeth of Toro in Vogue, 1967. (via TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE)
(via Kitchen Tips)
Raspberry smoothie (frozen raspberries, unsweetened soy milk, and vanilla soy protein powder) topped with pumpkin flax granola.
Theory in the morning. Sarah Ahmed is the best!
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
|—||Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via withoutawarning)|