a terrifying dream demon
this is the best thing ive ever seen
i just can’t say too many times how important it is to me that katsa never wanted to get married, never wanted to have children, and even though she found herself in an unexpected love story she never changed her mind and the man who loved her never even tried to ask her to. because there is nothing wrong with katsa.
and the narrative so clearly smacks down anyone or anything that implied that she should want it, it normalized her wishes and painted them as right because they were her own, and she still loved children but that wasn’t the point and i nearly cry because as a woman who doesn’t want children myself i cannot tell you how many times i have heard “oh you’ll see later :))” as though something were just wrong with me and i’ll “fix” myself later but here i was, seeing this in fantasy and a wonderful heroine and i never even knew how much i needed to see it until that moment.
So once upon a time, the largest newspaper in my state posted a full-page transphobic ad in light of the Minnesota State High School League considering a decision taking place on October 1-2 that would allow for transgender students to play in high school athletics based on their gender identity and immediately lost any respect I may have had for them.
The ad was paid for by a group that calls themselves the Minnesota Child Protection League, and along with associating with personalities like Michele Bachmann and Matt Barber liken LGBTQIA+ acceptance to the predatory behavior of pedophiles and pornography:
There’s two days before the decision, and I’ve gathered a few links for folks to do as they will:
If you like to scream at or reason with the equivalent of a brick wall, here’s the contact page of the Child Protection League’s website (Includes a mailing address)
Also, one for their facebook page.
If you’d like to call out the Star Tribune for broadcasting transphobia to the masses in the hopes of pressuring them into issuing some kind of a formal apology:
Star Tribune online contact form
Contact info for Advertisement Sales
Contact info for Rene Sanchez, Editor & Vice President
Contact info for all senior management
Or, if you’d like to be positive and show your support for transgender people to the Minnesota State High School League, here is the contact info for the administrative board.
what the FUCK
2:30 am lab reports
Banned Books by the Numbers: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/22/banned-books-week-infographic_n_5852234.html
motivational ghost buddies!
When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.
Holy crap, I never realized.