Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”
I know there’s a lot of really bad shit going on in the world right now - that’s exactly why you needed to see this. There are good things happening too, slowly, sometimes painfully slowly, but they are happening. People have the power to make the world better.
I love tumblr so much because it’s like “Here’s a serious essay on gentrification now cleanse your palate with this shirtless man.”
Man this exact thing just happened to me, I saw 3 really important but heavy posts in a row and I was starting to feel down but then I scroll down some more and hello, gorgeous men kissing each other. Sweet.
GUYS GUYS GUYS
Pleeeaase start using this website, https://www.ecosia.org, it’s basically a search engine that plants trees every time you use it, how beautiful is that? It’s pretty much the same as google only like a million times more ethical- 80% of their income goes toward tree planting programs in Brazil. It’s totally free and there’s an app available for IOS too, so you really don’t have an excuse… Now go and help the environment my darlings!
guys i just planted like 15 trees i’m not even researching anything i’m just searching different swearwords the internet is so beautiful
Yeah, you. Are you:
a) someone who watches Torchwood/Doctor Who?
b) someone who watched Sanctuary? (before it got cancelled *cries*)
c) are you a rabid shipper who’s awake at 2 in the morning bored and looking for fanfiction?
If, like me, you answered yes to all of these items, I would like to invite you to go to AO3 and read the Jack Harkness/Nikola Tesla fanfic by skidmo titled “Between Friends”.
Oh look a link.
If your mind frequently generates hella obscure crossover ships - like me - such a fanfiction is a rare and wonderful gift. I didn’t honestly expect to find anything when I went searching today, but now I have this deliciously explicit and surprisingly touching fic, plus the knowledge that, holy fuck, I’m not the only one who ships this, fuck yeah!
PS there are two parts halleluijah
sometimes I realize there are people on my dash heavily burdened with horrible things
and I just desperately hope that you’ll be okay, you’ll find the strength to continue and do the right thing for yourself, you’ll make it through and be happy
all of you
I love you all. Please be safe. <3
(Source: castielscheesecake, via timaeusgodhead890)
"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."
nobody in college gives a shit ive seen peope walking to class in heavy snow in sweats and a tshirt and flip flops ive seen people wear studio headphones in lecture ive heard so many professors curse its really some next level shit and high school did not prepare me for it
I was not prepared for university particularly this one lecturer that would slip in a photograph of fisting into presentations to check we were paying attention
i never really thought about it until one day I was 10 minutes into a spirited discussion about the dangers and merits of fanfiction involving important historical personas with my baroque music history class (including my 60 year old professor) and I just…
high school was never like that
instead of watching the 50 Shades trailer, why not just make awkward eye contact with a total stranger at the grocery store for a solid 2 minutes and 34 seconds? you get the same skin-crawling, uncomfortable feeling but without the shitty writing, terrible acting and massive dose of rape culture
yesterday I went to see a movie and 50 Shades was the first trailer that played, so I was like “man fuck this I’m gonna go take a piss I don’t wanna see this utter bullshit” and I guess I said it louder than I meant to because I bunch of people in the front row laughed and one person was like ‘amen girl’