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She walks softly but she carries a big gun

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tamorapierce:

voldevolts:

Ok, US, seriously with the dress code..

Where I live, we don’t have dress codes. That’s right, when I was in high school and in the summer we came back to our crappy old school that had no proper air conditioning, we would wear really short skirts. And shorts. Those tops with the big cut sleeves where you can see the bra from the side. Tank tops.

And yet every single guy in my school got through their classes and graduated. They were not distracted by my short skirt or my bra strap showing - or if they were, I wouldn’t know because it’s not MY goddamn problem if a sweaty 15-year-old boy can’t control his mind and focus on the lesson.

The “boys get distracted by your bra strap” bullshit is the whole damn school system telling boys “it’s ok, you just cannot control yourself” and teaching girls that they need to cover up their bodies no matter how uncomfortable they might feel doing it, cause boys just cannot help themselves.

Whereas the no dress code system of my country teaches us that anyone can wear whatever the hell they want, it’s their body and it’s YOUR job to control YOURSELF. Stop telling girls they need to cover up so the boys can learn, tell the boys to stop staring at the girls and focus on their goddamn education.

I’ve found a lot of girl-shaming over dress code posts (school’s back in session?), and then I found this.  It just confirms what I’ve been thinking for years, that American communities have become a bunch of mammering busybodies, wanting to stick their noses into the affairs of everyone else with little regard for important things. 

They would rather screech about a girl’s shorts or bra straps than do something serious about education for the poor or police who have become militarized.  They would rather edit history texts with a crayon than consider how they can ensure a liveable environment for their grandchildren.  They wallow in their ignorance and blame others for the lack of resources and jobs that will ensure their children will have the prosperity they think they are owed.  They are pettifogging fifth-raters who believe their scratches are more valuable than the world’s bleeding wounds.

Until they retract their attention spans from their rectal cavities and begin to work on actual problems, this country will continue its deserved slide into obscurity.  Maybe then we’ll stop doing damage around the world, which would be a good thing, but it still makes me sad.  Once we had something of value to offer other than the mouthings of tinpot moralists with magnifying glasses.

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astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

Target are honestly doing retail so bloody right

I have never admired a shop more than in this moment

Holy goddamn.

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Filed under people being awesome equality motherfucker do you speak it

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finallyfrontiered:

psydragon:

corseque:

having to use your own art as reference cause you forgot how to draw

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having to go back to reread previous chapters of your own story as a reference because you forgot how to write 

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when you and Asneeze’s son, Achoo, finally return to your castle after being captured during the Crusades, only to find it being towed away by Prince John’s Royal Accountant, Sir Blockhead, for failure to pay taxes

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… and all I can think is, I met that guy.

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He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration.’

UC Berkeley’s Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (via darkryemag)

Important.

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winegumbleach:

infiniteviking:

kittydesade:

My store is attempting to carry some small range of art supplies because the art supply store across the street closed (which is a whole other rant) and for the most part we can pull it together, but one thing we don’t know from is brands of spray fixative. Can anyone recommend one for us to pick out? I seem to have a bunch of Krylons and 3Ms for brand, also a Tacky Spray and Mod Podge. The one request I took over the phone was for charcoal fixative, any ideas?

(For that matter, brushes! What sizes do you often use? What sets would be most useful to have? Brands? Materials?)

Ooooh. I don’t have so much experience with fixative, but would like to. Reblogging for the art-side-of-tumblr people in my fandoms!

In the art shop I work in, the only brand we carry is Windsor and Newton Colourless Fixative, but the large branch also carries Daler Rowney Perfix Colourless Fixative, which some people prefer, but tbh that’s just because they’re being picky, the Windsor and Newton one is absolutely fine and dandy.

And brush wise - Sable, Synthetic and Hog are the three big different types. I think Sable is banned in the US now however?  We carry ProArte mostly, and again a few Windsor and Newton.

Woo art shop knowledge being useful \o/

Oooh. Passing this along to the aunts, many thanks! :)

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My store is attempting to carry some small range of art supplies because the art supply store across the street closed (which is a whole other rant) and for the most part we can pull it together, but one thing we don’t know from is brands of spray fixative. Can anyone recommend one for us to pick out? I seem to have a bunch of Krylons and 3Ms for brand, also a Tacky Spray and Mod Podge. The one request I took over the phone was for charcoal fixative, any ideas?

(For that matter, brushes! What sizes do you often use? What sets would be most useful to have? Brands? Materials?)

Filed under halp art fixative brushes

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If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”

Kendra Wells. (via mysharona1987)

Re blogging again because it has even more relevance after last night’s events.

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