bisexual people passing as straight when they’re in a straight relationship is not “passing privilege.” it’s erasure. it’s assimilation.
that’s like saying that femme lesbians have privilege over butch lesbians. invisibility might keep people safer on a micro-level which is fucked up, but it’s all based on people thinking they can tell who’s queer & who’s straight just by looking at them, which is infinitely problematic and painful.
don’t alienate queer people who are assumed to be straight. invisibility is a symptom of hetero-normativity, not a privilege.
gender-inverse big bang theory with a bunch of smart girls who act condescending to their hot male neighbor
If this was the show, I would actually watch The Big Bang Theory
DIVINE PNEUMONIA. XD Also I’m very glad to see Joly and Jehan interacting with all their competing eccentricities. <3
oh my gosh cannot handle the adorable
oh my fucking god
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT.
holy shit that went deep
The point is, that regardless of other fandoms, the bronies in the MLP fandom are the loudest and most self entitled group of men which has earned them that reputation. They separate themselves from other MLP fans regardless of age or gender because their male egos are literally too sensitive to handle liking a show aimed at girls without trying to maintain some semblance of masculinity. Do you see female fans of shows aimed at men giving themselves separate names? Do you see ‘Transisters’ or ‘Whogirls’ or any other kind of group who have separated themselves so flatly from the rest of the fandom? Me neither.
It’s because these so called ‘bronies’ don’t like the fact that they aren’t the target audience. In fact, they are so frightened of liking a show that does not cater to them in any way that they literally force it into the fandom.
Yeah, ever fandom has it’s porn writers and drawers. The difference is, hardly any of those fandoms are /focused at little girls/. It’s actually gross that a bunch of stuff that was designed to empower young girls has been appropriated by a male group for their own needs, to the point where the /creators of the show are noticing and intervening/ (see, princess molestia). And when confronted with the fact the show doesn’t cater to their needs and never will? They cry wolf and say ‘u dang feminists and sjws god it’s just a show and PORN IS EERYWHERE WHY IS THAT DIFFERENT 2 MY BESTIAL HORSE PORN’.
The point, my friend, is that these men are so used to having everything handed to them on a silver platter that as soon as something pops up that isn’t for them, they scream ‘oppression’ (see: mylittlemra).
Bronies are literally so self entitled, fragile and narrow minded that they created their own little offset of a show aimed at little girls to cater to their own manly needs.
Because god forbid a dude like something for girls without turning it around to suit him, right?
When a friend asked about why bronies call themselves bonies, someone responded asking what my point was when i responded.
this was my reply.
they then went on to say ‘guess what, you’re just completely wrong’.
poor old neckbeard.
IT’S 2AM AND I’M LAUGHING WAY TOO LOUD HELP
*SLAMS REBLOG BUTTON*
HIT REBLOG SO GODDAMN FAST
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!
IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.
If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
- Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
- Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
- If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
- See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!
Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.
Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.
Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.
If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.
OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.
I found out this past week that these are in my yard. It’s not just me being a terrible gardener! My plants all died because this stuff killed them.
Firstly: yeah, if you see Giant Hogweed, please report it. Secondly, this is why I roll my eyes an any “but it’s NATURAL!” type marketing. Snake venom is fucking natural too, yo.
Ready for April fools day
Gonna take it to school and eat it
I ate 3/4 of the jar and I made 3 teachers gag and one friend get angry at me.