In the Season 2 premiere of MTV’s Faking It , which explores the spectrum of sexuality, a main character reveals that she was born with an intersex condition. Here’s what went into that dec…
WNDB VP Ilene W. Gregorio’s debut NONE OF THE ABOVE features an intersex protagonist. We’re glad intersexuality is also being explored in television as well.
It took way too long for this to be talked about on television (more than a passing reference or a throwaway character), considering it’s a problem real live people have been dealing with since always.
This is what feminists mean when they say that feminism is about gender equality. It’s not really about equality, it’s about paying men back for all the supposed grievances women have suffered at the hands of the “patriarchy”.
Social revenge workers
You… do realize it’s trying to point out the wage gap between men and women, right?
Women make 75 cents to the dollar that men make. And that’s just WHITE women. POC women make even less.
So, yes, it is for equality. So that when men see that price difference, they go “Hey, that’s not equal, that sucks” and women can say “YES, LET ME TELL YOU A THING”
But am I right in thinking that they present themselves as girls? Do you think the Crystal Gems identify as girls? Since they use the word to refer to themselves, or is everyone wrong if they refer to them as such?
Amethyst always presents as a “girl”, does she?
Let’s do a tag game where we don’t use words, just commonly put together letters:
Attention followers: I’m trying to find this movie I got from the local library when I was a (high school) freshman. It was a low-budget straight-to-video thing, not starring anyone well-known… but it was about a girl named (I think) Mackie who starts dressing as a boy named Mac (again, I think)…I fouuund it ^.^ it’s calledThe Challengers
HALEY YOU FAR-FROM-USELESS LESBIAN
Attention followers: I’m trying to find this movie I got from the local library when I was a (high school) freshman. It was a low-budget straight-to-video thing, not starring anyone well-known… but it was about a girl named (I think) Mackie who starts dressing as a boy named Mac (again, I think) to better fit in at her new school. The only other thing I remember is that she sings the song “Sunglasses At Night" by Corey Hart at the beginning of the movie (which means it was probably made in the late 80s or early 90s). I’ve googled endlessly with no success.
The reason it’s bothering me is because that was an early instance in my life where I encountered cross-dressing and thinking outside the gender binary, so I kind of owe that movie somewhat for altering my mind in terms of what gender and gender-expression means. HALP
Protests are happening in the Central & Western District, the Wan Chai District and the Kowloon District of Hong Kong since 22nd September, since Beijing withdrew their promise of universal suffrage for Hong Kong. These protests were meant to be and are PEACEFUL PROTESTS.
Yet police in riot gear are attacking crowds of UNARMED pro-democracy student protesters and protesters from the Occupy Central movement (a civil disobedience movement aimed at achieving universal suffrage occurring in Hong Kong). At least NOW TV, BBC NEWS, and APPLE DAILY have confirmed that pepper spray and rubber bullets are being fired at demonstrators and there is tear gas being launched into crowds and it’s spreading INSIDE the Central MTR station.
Judging from all the photos and Apple Daily news reports I’ve seen, there are police stationed at Lippo Center, outside Lan Kwai, and Jordan + Tung Chung MTR stations look entirely closed off to everyone but the police. There are protesting crowds in Causeway, in Mong Kok on Argyle Street, in the HKAPA and Gloucester Road + Nathan Road are FILLED with protesters.
Hong Kong is no longer safe. Central has been paralyzed.
There’s a live feed of everything that’s happening here.
Mind somewhere else, I chained my bike to the rack. The weather wasn’t too bad, but it was clearly going onto fall – the few leaves scattered around on the sidewalks and the pond to my left were shaded somewhere between auburn and shitstain. I grinned to myself. You always think up the weirdest analogies.
This was really well-written, but there’s a bit that demands focus:
The words of that one dude kept ringing in my ears. The fat girl. I wasn’t paying any attention to my surroundings and suddenly a car appeared right in front of me, forcing me to brake and swerve out of the way.
Please think before you open your giant mouth. You have no idea what people have gone through, and what they might still be going through. Your carelessly offensive comment (that you have no right to make in the first place) could have an unforeseen affect like this. Just ask yourself: what does it accomplish when I spew forth this negativity? Who benefits and who doesn’t? Weigh the good and bad consequences. You getting an extremely cheap laugh is not worth someone potentially getting into an accident. Or backsliding into cutting. Or drinking themselves blind. Or taking their own life.
What if it had been your own brother or sister, parent, partner, friend, who somebody mocked for the way they looked or dressed, and winds up injured? You’d be screaming at the top of your lungs that you wish people understood how their words can hurt people - not just a tiny “ooh, that stings” that’s gone in an instant, but profoundly affect them. Feed into the other barbs that similar jackasses have thrown at other points in their lives. What a hypocrite you would be then. You have no way of knowing whether the victim of your hate can shrug that “joke” off or if it will stay with them. Poison their hearts for the rest of the day. Week. Month. Forever.
When in doubt, just shut the fuck up.