please reblog if you support the rights of sex...
nefaeria: Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my favourite Tumblr bloggers supports the rights of sex workers. This isn’t something I see too much around here, so if you are a current or former sex worker, or if you are an ally that blogs about the issues and politics surrounding sex work, please reblog so that I can find you. :) Sláinte! Laurel
meredith graves: How to deal with people who wear... →
saschaeatsteeth: eatyourpaisley: gtfothinspo: infinitetransit: Realise all aesthetic choices are subjective. Realise that they might think they look sexy as fuck. Remove yourself from the vicinity until you’ve learned to get over your…
Christine Belabors The Obvious
It’s easy to be brave when you go without It’s easy to be bold whey you’ve bottomed out No pride to be lost When you’ve nothing left to lose No choice is too daring when you’ve nothing you can choose “Misery likes company” or so they like to say but so do all the lonely with no friends with which to play Taking that first step is more than a little...
The Other Bank
On the other side of the river they dance, sing and play with the restless, mindless eagerness of youth held in amber or captured on joyful, fading eight millimeter film On the other side of the river they drive around in nice cars wear the latest, skimpiest fashions and eat only the finest cuisine all while drinking from fine, crystal flutes On the other side of the river they’re never so...
Gaea and Oedipus
Mother’s restless energy pushes countless gallons at me slapping concrete like a child throwing a tantrum a million little blows that take years to feel It’s hard to ignore this cry for attention but we have grown so adept at it yawning stretching then pissing all over her Why should we want to look when the wages of our abuse have left her ugly cancerous smelly and crude No place...
The Brief Island
The thick white line of the pier disappears before me stretching into nothing before it reaches the shore The lake embraces me with its presence soothing lulling me with its whispering song and its perverse dance performed while wearing a sickly green gown It almost helps me forget the worries I find landside until rude and greedy gulls bitch at me like aggressive panhandlers reminding me of...
Drifter Bum Does It Again
Staggering backward, right arm stretched out, making a path down the rolling highway. Shimmering gold grass cocoons the road and I wonder who is going my way. Dull, blue winter sky without one cloud: my only map. I let the wind inspire. I watch the pavement fade in the distance, inviting fate despite what may transpire. As the ruck nears me, with trail of dust in a high plume, I am forced to...
Philosophy and the Fisherman
Chester steps off the crowded bus on the bright, humid, Rochester, summer day. His dark brown skin is wrinkled and somehow his straw thin arms with knotted elbows hold up the bucket and fishing poles. His stride is youthful, belying his seventy years on this Earth in this city. Before long he is halfway down the Charlotte Pier, casting a line into the slowly churning lake water. A few younger,...
The Echoing Silence of Your Own Irrelevance | Hand... →
This is what I think of One Million Moms and Live Action (and social conservatives in general.)
More than 2 million people found themselves behind bars at the turn of the...– Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (via tonylucero)
Live Action's New Planned Parenthood Attack... →
Because lying is what would-be theocrats do best.
Conservative moms outraged – just outraged! – by... →
OMM: All excited about being on the wrong side of history.
Boca Burgers: $3 Bag of Fries: $2.50 12 pack of iced green tea: $5 Your one aunt not misgendering you our using the wrong name at the family Memorial Day picnic: Priceless
If you let one (truant student) run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest...– Houston judge Lanny Moriarty • On his decision to sentence a 17-year-old honor student, who (since her parents divorced and both skipped town) has had to work both a full and a part time job just to support two siblings, to spend a day in jail, after she missed school recently. Diane Tran, who also...
Moths, Retired and Otherwise
bright youth the street’s eager soul stumbling down sidewalks laughing, howling, carrying on as they embrace this oh too fleeting gift and run wild signs shine from bars to the walk beckoning them all promising the kind of fun only available from an alcoholic haze don’t judge their time in heaven now that you have lost all of your youthful high spirits to the the crushing weight of...
It’s just such a fun tune!
Yeah, gettin in that kind of mood, in a good way!
No means no, even when they're toddlers →
stfuconservatives: seriouslyamerica: A few people have alerted me to this video of toddlers and you can watch as a little boy hugs a little girl multiple times and each time he does, she pushes him away. A few of the times, he seems to be prompted to continue by the person with the camera. It’s a full two minutes and nothing changes – he hugs her, she pushes him away, he gets up and hugs her...
come on up to the house: Asian Americans and... →
bankuei: People seem able to hold two objects in their hands, but not two thoughts in their heads. 1. Asian Americans were lynched, run out of town, murdered, deported, and put into concentration camps. Asian Americans suffered terrible violence and oppression. 2. Asian Americans now…
Undecided Women, Don’t be Fooled: Your Control of... →
cognitivedissonance: stfuhypocrisy: Women, especially young childless undecided women voters, are talking about jobs, not abortion rights, right? What women really care about is not contraception, not access to family planning resources, not social issues like gay marriage, abstinence-only sex “ed” or Mitt Romney’s 50 year old bullying. Nope – it’s the economy. Women, “like everyone else,”–...
Learning Good Consent →
upandrise: lovelylulu: If you haven’t read this yet, you should read it now. What she said! But really, if you are a human being who participates in any sort of sexual activity, you need to learn about what consent is and how to be an engaged and understanding and open sexual partner. This goes for everyone straight, queer, and in-between. This goes for male, female, trans, neither, none,...
They can't go jumping up and down on a love... →
angrybanette: ftmfeminist: angrybanette: ftmfeminist: Cisgender gay man: But there’s no point in being a man if you’re just going to have sex with men anyway. Me: WAAAAAT cisgender gay men you just explained why you should not exist. I know! Even reading it it seems… “Hello, I am a cis person, and I don’t understand the difference between gender expression and...
The Rote of JPS
We stumble through interaction like lost children Each faux pas an amusing story for later use Aren’t I cute in my naiveté however rude Oh so smart but really quite dull under it all My dry wit is a poor ointment for social sores But no worse than those around me who dance and rant Islands all with towering walls defending us Watch from far and don’t understand or look inward ...
Straight, White Male: The lowest difficulty... →
Hands down, no bs, the best explanation of privilege ever!
Cadence of the Unsure
Don’t trip over the red line exposing danger to your your fragile identity the only proof you own of your place on the food chain Pray you’re not prey don’t accept the leering glances offered by the hunters in heat the same gaze you have turned on half the population Keep strong don’t fail don’t show them your softer nature mistaken for acceptance that those drawn...
We carve borders in hearts and in the minds of friends and enemies to name our own passage despite the cruel costs “You are not me” we say to rise above those who must still struggle or worse remain unseen unheard and so uncounted “Don’t hold me down” you plea with cold contempt and fear begat by gain carried on both your backs drives you to kick them down How lost...
Weak Leg in the Relay
Defiant we children of the “me” generation for a decade or two at least wearing our ink and steel like armor against complacency or complicity We Raged against a machine that we didn’t understand while losing ourselves in the poetry of a man from Seattle who didn’t understand himself his gifts or his limits So very different from our parents at least that’s what we...
Reassuring White People →
Reblog if you'll answer anything that gets put in...
Choosing Our Family →
Ms. Blaspheming Bitch: Racist Logic →
ihavethisblog: Let’s just turn the racist logic around for a second: According to racists, in order to be racist one must: Hate all Black people. You must never have met even one Black person that you even sorta kinda liked. You must never have smiled at any Black person, ever. Why …
Sometimes I pretend not to remember details about people because having a good memory apparently equates to creepiness. Oh my god! I do this too!!!