if they don’t want you to have one, i’ll tell you:
My Nana is a year younger than Ms. Cooper, and is very close to going through the same shit. She doesn’t have a birth certificate, because in her area, when she was born, they really took a lackadaisical attitude toward them in the first place,…
If you cannot come out today because of whatever reason — because you’re not ready, because you’re just too terrified, because you’re not sure what you’d even come out as, because you’re hanging on in a place that would become unsafe, or even deadly if you did — and you feel shame over this, then you mustn’t. You really mustn’t.
I can’t tell you what to feel, and I can’t make you feel any differently from how you do, but please believe me there is no shame in that. I am thinking of you with love and affection. Yes, it takes lots of courage to come out, but staying closeted has nothing to do with cowardice. Please, do what is right to take care of yourself, and if you need a friend, I’m here, as are others.”
Alexis Elizabeth Kalinin, re: National Coming Out Day (made rebloggable as a quote, by request)
That weird and super humbling moment when something you post on your private facebook gets requoted (with permission) and then tumblr’d, and then gets 536 notes.
It’s pretty simple. From CommunismKills.
Rape can destroy someone’s life. It can make them afraid to leave the house. It can make them afraid to be touched by men, or even women. It can cause them to kill themselves. It can give them Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You know who else gets that? Soldiers. In war.
Forcing a rape victim to carry their rape conceived child is horrific. Imagine not being able to heal from your rape, because every time your fetus kicked, you would be reminded. Imagine being handed your newborn after birth and feeling nothing but apathy, or even disgust, or anger. Imagine a child growing up in a world where it’s not wanted, and most likely has a shit home life because their mother is so mentally fucked up. Imagine a woman not ever being able to move on because you would have a constant reminder of that moment, years ago.
By denying women this basic right, you are being a misogynist and you also lack empathy.
YOU + ME
If Mozart or Beethoven had lived today they would have been drugged for ADHD. This would have destroyed their souls and immeasurably diminished human culture. In my opinion, the current indiscriminate drugging of children is satanic.
Dr. Julian Whitaker. (via i3elle)
I would like to take a moment to express just how irresponsible this statement is.
We have no way of knowing for sure what diagnoses any historical figures would qualify for these days. Stop diagnosing them. NOW.
Medication does not destroy an ADHDer’s soul. Thank you for implying that anyone who chooses to take medication to help control their ADHD is destroying their souls and destroying their creativity.
As a creative person (with a degree in composition and aspirations to become a published author), I can tell you right now that if the medication is correct, it can help you be more creative.
Fuck this “doctor.”
Reblogging for commentary.
Reblogging for commentary as well. I’m ADHD and finally got diagnosed and medicated at age 31. It changed my fucking life. So fuck this asshole.
“I created this series of photos in response to Iran’s president Ahmadinejad’s naive comments that we do not have homosexuality in Iran. I wanted to say that we do have homosexuals and we have lots of them. My hope was to give solace to Muslims who feel they cannot be Muslims and homosexuals at the same time. I wanted to say that your love for God or belief in good for humanity should not determine who you’re choosing to love. My hope is that more people come to see that we should leave people to make their own choices, regarding who they want to love. I think the message of love from all of the prophets was lost, in all the noise from the later organizers of religions and their followers. I wish to remind people of that original intention of our belief in a higher good.”
oh, this is lovely.
This tumblr is slaying me. But I must point out that it’s Rosenwein, not Rosenwine.
Also, my kingdom for something involving Jonathan Riley-Smith’s theory of crusading as an act of love. ♥