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paigebeaddeldroth:

Transgender women who transition at an early age are beautiful!

Transgender woman who don’t transition until they’re in their 60’s are beautiful!

Transgender woman with broad shoulders, big hands and square jaws are beautiful!

Pre-transition transgender women who are just starting to experiment with makeup and woman’s clothing are beautiful!

You are beautiful! :D

burnsomesoulcoal asked:

On abusive guys: I'm confused. Of course it’s not the victim’s fault. But I’m still not understanding why it’s hard not to detect abusive guys upon first meeting them. Fedora/”friendzone!”/nice guys are easy enough for anyone to detect. Abusive guys, on the other hand, aren’t? I find it hard to believe that abusive guys’ signs are 100% stealth, all the time, and that there’s NO indicator that they’re abusive before they start personally being abusive to the person they’re dating.

misandry-mermaid:

The cycle of abuse makes it really easy for abusers to find partners, since the cycle includes a “honeymoon” phase, in which the perpetrator makes everything seem not just fine, but actually ideal and fantastic.  So the people who they start dating are only seeing this one positive side to them before the cycle kicks into gear.  The relationships virtually always start in “honeymoon phase” with, at the most, maybe a couple hints of something being off, but it’s not enough to set off any red flags or overshadow the otherwise positive attention/affection they are receiving.  I hope that helps you understand.

sinidentidades:

schemingreader:

Welfare activist confronts biased television reporter on his account of the water shut offs in Detroit. From the link where I found the video:

“Before I answer that let me say, shame on Hank, shame on him,” Maureen Taylor said. “for putting that lie and that mis and that disinformation out  on the air. To suggest that people don’t want to pay for a water bill is scandalous. What is at stake here is that there are tens of thousands of low income families who cannot pay rising water bill costs.  The cost of living is going up. The chances of living is going down. And we’ve got these reporters out here, like this guy, that’s just standing on the side of the people that have money.”

Maureen Taylor then brought up all the corporations that have owed tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands whose water was not shutoff. Somehow the payment delinquency of the rich and affluent is different than the generally forced payment delinquency of the poor.

To be exact, the city is shutting off water to households that are two months or $150 behind on their bills. (That’s about average for Detroit!) This is in a city with 38% of residents living in poverty. The NBC reporter rattled off all the institutional customers who are delinquent; their water is flowing. The Detroit Water and Sewer Department has JUST released funds to assist low income families in paying their bills. They did the shut offs FIRST. In the heat of the summer. 

If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.

Let’s not forget to mention how some people received bills that were suspiciously low for several months only to receive letters threatening shutoff because they were “underpaying” their bills when they were paying the amounts they were directed to.

Furthermore, some people received bills that were way too high, and when they would try to contest it with the water company, few would actually successfully do so because it’s impossible to reach actual people at the water company more than half the time. 

Something horrible is going on here, and the people that are being blamed are Black, Latin@, and several other lower income communities of color. The same people who are facing the problems outlined above.

I don’t know if I have to spell it out, but this is a very clear example of systematic racism in 2014.

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glowinthedarkgirlfriend:

The Little Mermaid TV Series: Gabriella

Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?

When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)

When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time

Representation matters, always, no matter what

(Source: cornelia89)

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