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kick-stick-and-click:

So we tried taking the goat for a walk..

#nat  #funny  #goats  

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)

The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover

#ferguson  #Michael Brown  

micdotcom:

Watch: Lupita Nyong’o’s skin talk with Elmo is one everyone needs to hear

(GIFs via arthaemisia)

#body positivity  #multiple gifs  #lupita nyong'o  

Today’s fashion inspiration is “50 Shades of Blue”, aka “I Waited Too Long to Do Laundry And Don’t Have To Be Anywhere Until 4 pm”

Today’s fashion inspiration is “50 Shades of Blue”, aka “I Waited Too Long to Do Laundry And Don’t Have To Be Anywhere Until 4 pm”

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

#yoooo  #queer  #good news  

themanicpixiedreamgrrrl:

mustardwketchup:

These Fabulous Swimsuits Are Designed Specifically for Breast Cancer Survivors

And they’re modelled by some seriously glam women.

This is amazing.

#fashion  

disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

#rape  #rape culture  #sexual assault  #ableism  #intersectionality  #feminism  

fotojournalismus:

Gaza children return to school | September 14, 2014

(Sources: 123)

#this was yesterday  #gaza  #israeli palestinian conflict  

kobetyrant:

pussylipgloss:

zlayaevreika:

paxamericana:

jesus fucking christ 

how did this even get on the market???who decided this was fashionable?smh

what the hell is wrong with people????

can someone fill me in on what this means? is this a symbol of an event that happened in America or

Kent State University is a school where, famously, students were shot by members of the National Guard during a peaceful protest. Selling a Kent State University sweatshirt spattered with fake blood is pretty much the definition of poor taste, though tbh it’s not out of the ordinary for Urban Outfitters who, in other news, continue to be as terrible as possible every second of the g-ddamn day.

kobetyrant:

pussylipgloss:

zlayaevreika:

paxamericana:

jesus fucking christ 

how did this even get on the market???who decided this was fashionable?smh

what the hell is wrong with people????

can someone fill me in on what this means? is this a symbol of an event that happened in America or

Kent State University is a school where, famously, students were shot by members of the National Guard during a peaceful protest. Selling a Kent State University sweatshirt spattered with fake blood is pretty much the definition of poor taste, though tbh it’s not out of the ordinary for Urban Outfitters who, in other news, continue to be as terrible as possible every second of the g-ddamn day.

#blood  #gun violence  #not really but DEFINITELY evoked  #what the fuck  #urban outfitters  

thescarletwindow:

The Art of Indianism

I was skimming through a few of my mother’s old cotton sarees recently, pieces she’s picked up from different parts of the country over a span of almost 20 years.

I was excitedly gushing over how pretty and unique they were, and that was when it struck me that we hardly see girls/women our generation in these gorgeous traditional ensembles anymore.

We’ve been so strongly influenced by the Zara, Forever21, Mango, etc wave that’s hit our country, that we’ve almost lost our own ethnic style somewhere in that chaos.

 I’m not a fashion extremist. I personally love these brands that I just mentioned. But I also love the gorgeous traditional styles we’ve had around us for centuries. So many colours, such vibrant gorgeous prints, and breathtaking jewellery!

 I immediately feverishly started googling Indian fashion blogs to see if there were bloggers who’d made an attempt to incorporate any ethnic elements into the looks they blog about. Unfortunately, I found no one.

 The Scarlet Window, was hence conceived out of an eager desire to revive our native styles, and fuse it with the new-age trends to created wearable, contemporary Indian looks.

#photography  #fashion  

MJ