When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705)

georgiaokweeffe:

Be wary of those who apologize for how you feel instead of apologizing for what they did to you

kermitthefrrog:

listening to a good song but it was in a shrek film so the entire time ur like

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mallamun:

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post

THIS IS AMAZING

mallamun:

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

THIS IS AMAZING

helbig-prazes:

buttafacemcgee:

Hi! I’m Ben, a 15 year old transgender male. I’ve yet to start any kind of transitioning, but my parents have agreed to let me transition if I pay the cost. Being a minor, making any sort of money or income is rather difficult. And so, I’ve decided to ask for help raising money through a gofund me account. I really would appreciate donations, as it would bring me closer to being who I really am and a happier life. Thank you!
Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/dvyte8

bruh this has 425 notes but only one person donated. i don’t have a debit card or some shit, so i can’t, but more people should be donating

helbig-prazes:

buttafacemcgee:

Hi! I’m Ben, a 15 year old transgender male. I’ve yet to start any kind of transitioning, but my parents have agreed to let me transition if I pay the cost. Being a minor, making any sort of money or income is rather difficult. And so, I’ve decided to ask for help raising money through a gofund me account. I really would appreciate donations, as it would bring me closer to being who I really am and a happier life. Thank you!

Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/dvyte8

bruh this has 425 notes but only one person donated. i don’t have a debit card or some shit, so i can’t, but more people should be donating

weloveshortvideos:

grandpa Watchn Nicki Minaj Anaconda

Vine by Kolbie S

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

if u think that there has ever been a greater scene on television think again

making food is awful i have no sense of like quantity and always end up eating so little and having no idea what to do witht he rest 

shouldnt:

I AM SO EXCITED TO WEAR SWEATERS AGAIN

aka14kgold:

islamic-art-and-quotes:

The FBI caught a terrorist last week, but since he is not Muslim, you probably didn’t hear about it on the news.

Talbot is a white, radical right-wing conservative who was arrested by the FBI on charges of “attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material.”


…
His plan was to rob banks to fund his revolution, and then also blow up mosques.

[Source]

Well, since the ‘blowing up mosques’ part is more or less on the CIA’s agenda, you can see why the FBI wouldn’t want to call him a terrorist…

aka14kgold:

islamic-art-and-quotes:

The FBI caught a terrorist last week, but since he is not Muslim, you probably didn’t hear about it on the news.

Talbot is a white, radical right-wing conservative who was arrested by the FBI on charges of “attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material.”

His plan was to rob banks to fund his revolution, and then also blow up mosques.

[Source]

Well, since the ‘blowing up mosques’ part is more or less on the CIA’s agenda, you can see why the FBI wouldn’t want to call him a terrorist…

beemill:

70-year-old man beaten unconscious at public park 

Scary news out of the Bay Area… In Hayward, police are looking for a man who punched out a 70-year-old man at a crowded park, leaving him unconscious on the ground without help for over an hour.70-Year-Old Man Suffers Brain Trauma After Being Punched in Head at Hayward’s Kennedy Park 70-year-old Wang Wei-Wang was picking up recyclables at Kennedy Park on August 31, when he somehow got into altercation with some partygoers in the picnic area. One of the men struck Wang in the head, knocking him unconscious to the ground, where he was left lying for an hour before his wife came looking for him. The group apparently continued to party on as Wang lay there unconscious, suffering significant brain trauma. There were approximately 10 to 20 people at this gathering, and nobody offered or bothered to help.
About 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police said, Wei-Wang entered the park’s pavilion picnic area at 19501 Hesperian Blvd. to collect recyclables. At the same time, in the northeast area of the park near the horseshoe pit, a group of 10-20 adults was using the picnic area, possibly celebrating a birthday, Ormsby said.Wei-Wang was approached by a female from the group who engaged him in conversation, according to police. Moments later, a male believed to be also from the group approached Wei-Wang and punched him in the head with enough force to cause him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness, Ormsby said.
Mr. Wang is still at the hospital in critical condition, and will likely suffer permanent brain damage. Meanwhile, police are looking for the man who punched Wang. The suspect is described as an African American man standing six feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was last seen getting into a beige vehicle and driving away. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Hayward Police at 510-293-7000 or the anonymous tip line at 510-293-7197.

read more: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/09/70-year-old-man-beaten-unconscious-at.html

beemill:

70-year-old man beaten unconscious at public park

Scary news out of the Bay Area… In Hayward, police are looking for a man who punched out a 70-year-old man at a crowded park, leaving him unconscious on the ground without help for over an hour.

70-Year-Old Man Suffers Brain Trauma After Being Punched in Head at Hayward’s Kennedy Park

70-year-old Wang Wei-Wang was picking up recyclables at Kennedy Park on August 31, when he somehow got into altercation with some partygoers in the picnic area. One of the men struck Wang in the head, knocking him unconscious to the ground, where he was left lying for an hour before his wife came looking for him.

The group apparently continued to party on as Wang lay there unconscious, suffering significant brain trauma. There were approximately 10 to 20 people at this gathering, and nobody offered or bothered to help.

  • About 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police said, Wei-Wang entered the park’s pavilion picnic area at 19501 Hesperian Blvd. to collect recyclables. At the same time, in the northeast area of the park near the horseshoe pit, a group of 10-20 adults was using the picnic area, possibly celebrating a birthday, Ormsby said.

    Wei-Wang was approached by a female from the group who engaged him in conversation, according to police. Moments later, a male believed to be also from the group approached Wei-Wang and punched him in the head with enough force to cause him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness, Ormsby said.

Mr. Wang is still at the hospital in critical condition, and will likely suffer permanent brain damage.

Meanwhile, police are looking for the man who punched Wang. The suspect is described as an African American man standing six feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was last seen getting into a beige vehicle and driving away. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Hayward Police at 510-293-7000 or the anonymous tip line at 510-293-7197.

read more: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/09/70-year-old-man-beaten-unconscious-at.html

raynrvzjr:

at least SOMEONE laughs at my jokes. it’s me. i laugh at my own jokes.

and that when he told her what he was going to do now, she would not say, “be careful,” or “don’t doit,” but accept his decision, because she would not have expected anything less of him (artwork)