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So my sister just got diagnosed with ADHD and everyone thinks our mom has it, and from what they’re describing, I’m really thinking that I might have it, I also think my kid might have it too. Dunno what Imma do with this possibility.

satanicnoodle:

It’s not about men or women.

Nobody should ever hit anyone.

Nobody should ever rape anyone.

Nobody should ever murder anyone.

Nobody should ever beat anyone.

Nobody should ever threaten anyone.

Nobody should ever insult anyone.

Nobody should ever make anyone uncomfortable.

Nobody should ever touch anyone without their consent.

Nobody should ever steal from anyone.

Nobody should ever humiliate anyone.

(Source: thinkaboutitforasec)

Privilege 101?

skepticalavenger:

teachthemhowtothink:

I’ve seen numerous posts about privilege on my dash lately and there seems to have been a communication problem.  

This is super obvious, but I feel like I need to point out most of us have advantages in some areas and disadvantages in others.  When you see a post about a privilege you have but think “Hey - I’m not privileged because <this>,” you’re actually recognizing the <this> privilege of others (Which is good!  It’s a first step!), but you’re forgetting about your own advantages.

For example, I’m a straight (societal advantage), white (societal advantage), financially secure (societal advantage), atheist (societal disadvantage), married (societal advantage) woman (societal disadvantage) and I occasionally struggle with depression (societal disadvantage).  

In discussions about a topic where I have a societal advantage, I need to remember to A) shut up so the disadvantaged have space to speak, vent and state what they need and B) speak up within my advantaged group and share that message.

In discussions about a topic where I have a societal disadvantage, I need to remember my privileges will mitigate my experiences.   

It’s really that simple.  

~JJ

Brilliant, JJ.  :D

just because i don’t follow u back doesn’t mean i think u have a shitty blog. you might just have posts/fandoms/stuff i don’t really want on my dash. and hey, that’s fine. it’s YOUR tumblr you’re here for you and that’s goodgreatawesome

but please don’t think me not following you back means i hate u 5ever and that u can never inbox me or reply to my posts or follow me on twitter or something b/c that is not what it means at all

(Source: kokodokoko)

Went to bed thinking I was fighting off one of my stomach aches. Turned out, it was a bug. Spent all night feeling like my insides were on fire. Feeling a little better and my dicyclomine and gas meds kicked the last of the ick feelings that were intolerable. Still not feeling great though. missed classes, feel crappy. I fail at life x.x

Things people with Social Anxiety do

high-energy-introvert:

•go to the bathroom to escape

•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch

•dwell on a small awkward for much longer than necessary

•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable

•follow said person way too much

•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious

•faking an illness to get out of a social event

wimoh:

inmyverdehoodie:

rupeerose:

teafortrouble:

megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

Father of a little girl here. It’s beyond awkward trying to handle this situation in public and it simply shouldn’t be. 

Over here the changing table is in the disabled toilet, which is gender neutral.

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