no more cis men playing trans women
no more equating trans women to men because they have the same genitals at birth
no more cis men getting awards for trans women roles while actual trans women are getting ignored
more trans women playing cis women. more trans women being treated like women instead of men in makeup. more trans women.
People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ‘Oh, women do that’ and ‘Oh, men do that’ and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
And people thought that Janet Mock being on the Colbert Report would lead to something OTHER than the same tired transphobia Colbert’s been spouting for years.
yeah like this shit is not okay. people are like “oh its just satire.” but why does this satire smell suspiciously of transphobia? i remember a post saying good satire punches up, not down. why do these jokes always feel like a stab at transgender people rather than a stab at bigots? i think we know why.
SEE THIS IS WHY I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY SHE SEEMS HAPPY WITH THAT INTERVIEW
So did everyone forget Piers Morgan’s debacle?
Do you really think Janet Mock would want to go through that shitstorm twice by voicing concerns & criticisms against liberal idols?
Piers Morgan has nowhere near the social capital & liberal support & love that Colbert & Stewart have, attacking them as a marginalized person would bring about such cisplaining, such attacks that the Piers Morgan debacle would be seen as courteous.
You are all assuming she was fine with it and aren’t taking into account the context of being a visible black trans woman.
Trans women of color have had the historical onus of getting queer movements started without receiving due credit or respect in queer spaces, let alone compensation. And now it’s expected that Janet’s supposed to take on all the cis media figures who fuck up singlehandedly? How is that not problematic as hell, that the black trans woman’s supposed to do that kind of heavy lifting?
Last time I checked, Ms. Mock ain’t nobody’s mama or nobody’s handmaid. Fuck outta here with that.
^^ word to the last two commentators.
psychmajorpizzamaker asked: Hi! I decided to go vegan a couple months ago after being vegetarian for about a year. I'm still learning about the non-food side of veganism and that lead me to my question! Do you have any recommendations for good vegan soap/shampoo/conditioner or any tips for buying vegan bath products?
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity.
"Rows and rows of calf hutches for a 16,000 cow dairy farm in eastern Oregon - one of the many dairy farms in the US.
On dairy farms, there are new babies being born every single day. Many dairy farms use the “hutch housing” system. Babies stolen from their mothers after birth (standard dairy industry practice) are housed in “calf hutches” (as seen). These babies, who are not allowed to drink their mothers’ milk, are fed “milk replacer” (another standard dairy industry practice) while their milk goes into the products humans consume.
For every hutch, there is a grieving mother and a motherless calf. The dairy industry would have us believe that this is humane. Don’t buy the lie.”
Anonymous asked: FYI on the Facebook pronouns. I selected "them" and I now show up on my family's pages as their son/brother. I had my gender censored from them in a custom privacy setting but FB kinda inadvertently outed me. Just in case anyone is in the same boat, passing that along.
Oh wow. That’s kinda shitty—
Ahh, so not only are neutral pronouns getting masculine defaults for relation terms (really, it should be sibling, child, spouse, etc), relation terms aren’t ACLed.
This raises the question: how would you ACL those relationship terms? I mean, you have to put something there; otherwise that would flag as suspicious. I suppose showing gender-neutral terms as described above for anyone who doesn’t have the ACL is the obvious solution, but even that could be strange. I can just see: “My profile says you’re my ‘child’, now. What’s up with that?”
Really the ideal seems to be that, for safety, some people shouldn’t know you’ve set a custom gender.
So the real solution here is to allow a user to set multiple custom genders, each with a separate ACL list. So you can have a public / family view gender, and then a ‘for friends I’m out to’ gender, at a minimum.
In the meantime, signal boost, because this is going to be non-obvious to a whole lot of people and doesn’t seem to be documented anywhere.