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27th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Von Gelmini with 464,426 notes

von—gelmini:

clannyphantom:

ponywindything:

thatradicalnotion:

Lisa Simpson at Stuff-n-Hug

This really says a LOT

simpsons is so next level

I took my girls shopping for some summer clothes Saturday. T-shirts, jeans, shorts. They both love Marvel and superheroes and transformers and Hogwarts and stuff like that. Not so much pink and pretty stuff. They’ve both grown so much that this was the first time we were shopping in the grown up women’s section. Boring selections when it comes to t-shirts. Flowers and zebras and butterflies.

But what was making it near impossible was that all the t-shirts, the few they kinda-sorta liked, had either low/wide cut necklines or were extremely tailored for nipped in waists with little cap sleeves and short hemlines. Showing way too much skin for their ages as far as we all were concerned. So we headed over to the men’s section. A whole WALL full of properly cut tees with great designs on them!

They ran over and started hunting up things they liked. Two women were stocking shelves. 

"You know these are MEN’S shirts."

"The girl’s section is over there."

"There’s not gonna be any Princesses over here, darlin’."

"These shirts are for the boys."

"This isn’t going to fit you right, honey."

I ignored the first time one of them said anything. Just told the girls what sizes they needed to look for and that they could each pick five shirts. But the women kept interrupting me. I tried to stay polite. “Yes, I know this is the men’s department.” But they kept making comments.

Finally I was getting mad. I told them we didn’t need any help. My girls were allowed to wear whatever they liked and they didn’t like the shirt designs in the women’s section and I didn’t like how low the necklines were.

Instead of just noticing that I was getting fed up with their “help”, they started arguing with me! One of them told my oldest, who is conventionally cute and skinny and starting to fill out (but still only 12), that “Oh that’s just because he’s your daddy. He doesn’t understand that a girl wants to show off for the boys!”

That was the last straw. I’m afraid I totally lost my temper. I told them (amongst a few other choice words) that they’d better walk away and come back to finish restocking the shelves once we’d left the area or I’d get the manager.

I try hard not to be rude to sales people and people in the service industry. That’s a difficult and thankless job. But for fuck’s sake! The first few comments were bad enough, but trying to undermine my moral authority with my kids? All in the name of  gender and sexuality policing. They couldn’t get past the idea that my girls might prefer t-shirts that had “boy” designs on them and that didn’t hyper-sexualize them. The idea was abhorrent to them and they had to interfere and then KEEP interfering.

Once our sales “help” was gone, the girls found a bunch of shirts. Captain America, Minecraft, Doctor Who, Batman, Avengers. All the stuff they’re into. I mean, they also like MLP and Littlest Pet Shop and soft fluffy stuffed animals and Monster High dolls. We hit the toy section too for some of that stuff cos they brought their saved-up allowances with them. 

At least we didn’t get any “help” in the shoe section. They’d’ve had a cow again cos while the youngest found a cute pair of pink and purple sneakers, I ‘let’ the oldest go to the men’s section and find a cool pair of dark blue and grey ones. (and omg their feet are huge! youngest wears a women’s size 9.5 and oldest wars a men’s 8. FFS, I wear a men’s 8.5. Their feet are almost as big as mine! How’d that happen?)

I hate this gender policing shit and won’t put up with it at all. I always feel for kids whose parents enforce this shit. I see it at stores when a girl or boy strays outside the lines, too often the parents are the one who pull them back into their place and it makes me sad.

Like, their friends who are boys, when they’re over at our house, they sit there and play with the girl toys as much as the boy toys. One of the boys loves playing LPS with my youngest, making up stories and stuff. The first time I walked out into the playroom and saw, he got so nervous and tried to say that he was just doing it to be nice to her. I told him that it was fine. He could play with whatever he wanted to and I wouldn’t tell anyone. Word got around to the other boys I guess cos now they all play whatever and don’t stop if I “catch” them.

I get shit from my mom about it too. I’m trying to make them into little boys. I shouldn’t have bought them trucks and toy swords when they were little. The oldest needs to learn to start wearing dresses now not just blue jeans. Why did I ‘let’ her get her hair cut short? I need to put the youngest on a diet and make her wear training bras. Why do I let them play with boys? etc etc etc. 

*eyeroll.gif*

I just find it so hard to believe that it’s the 21st century and people are still getting their knickers in a twist over this kind of thing.

I wouldn’t even want to imagine the things they’d say if they knew you are gay. Parent of the year here. Gender policing can go die in a fire.

Source: thatradicalnotion

27th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Operator Warning with 789 notes

lori-rocks:

The hermit via pinterest

I wanna build a cabin like this sometime. Hopefully make it so you could barely tell it is there.

lori-rocks:

The hermit via pinterest

I wanna build a cabin like this sometime. Hopefully make it so you could barely tell it is there.

Source: lori-rocks

27th July 2014

Post reblogged from Wow with 48,272 notes

homebeccer:

"oh my god stop criticizing young girls who like 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight you can’t tell them what they can and can’t read"

no we can’t but we have to protect young girls from mistaking abusive behavior for genuine affection at all costs

Source: homebeccer

26th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Glasses of Anime! Megane! Meganekko! with 3,488 notes

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26th July 2014

Post reblogged from Out of Context D&D Quotes with 1,635 notes

outofcontextdnd:

Ranger: I overkill it.

DM: By how much? What did you roll?

Ranger: I can fly 90 feet per round for five minutes. There are ten rounds in a minute and it’s dealt 1d6 points of damage for every ten feet dropped, so… 2097 damage.

DM: Subtract 70 for hardness.

Ranger: 2027 damage.

DM: You overkill it. 

but but but falling damage is capped at 20d6 to emulate terminal velocity! at most it takes 50, and 52.59% of the time It’ll take no damage at all! If your going to play a  simulationistic fantasy game play it right! 70 hardeness is akin to diamond when admantine has only 20. It would make perfect sense for it to only get lightly dinged no matter how high you dropped it from.

Why yes I am a giant pedantic nerd thanks for noticing.

25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Eternal Mystery with 1,598 notes

weissrabbit:


"It really sucks, doesn’t it? Being alone.
It’s okay. We can be together.”

[[SCREAMS WITH A PASSION OF WHITE HOT BOILING RAGE]]
AJ WHY

weissrabbit:

"It really sucks, doesn’t it? Being alone.

It’s okay. We can be together.”

[[SCREAMS WITH A PASSION OF WHITE HOT BOILING RAGE]]

AJ WHY

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25th July 2014

Post reblogged from The Raifu Rack with 90 notes

onegirlinalltheworld:

sometimes i think that being a 24-year-old on tumblr is a weird and interesting thing because there are so many teenagers on here that i am still somewhat immersed in teenage culture and i feel like i learn a lot from it

and then i realize i’m amy poehler in mean girls

image

Tagged: ow

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25th July 2014

Post reblogged from Quantum Forestry with 3 notes

electronicforest:

When, WHEN will people learn that restricting something or minimizing it, or calling it a taboo, stirs up interest?

Every single fucking place drug use has been regulated and legalized the incidence of clinical definitions of abuse have plummeted. Mental health avocation to reduce the stigma results in less people snapping. Legalizing prostitution and applying OSHA style regulations to it as well as mandates and what not, including a free but required education course will reduce sex worker abuse. However, suddenly adding JOB HELP to sex workers will increase depression. IT IS JUST A JOB AND SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE ONE. Stop making sex out to be negative.

Fucking hell.

Make drugs illegal:
Increase chance of people trying due to risk -> addiction -> depression over addiction -> loss of friends -> more drugs -> death

Drugs legal:
"ID Please. Ah yes Mr. Ronald you have four visits remaining this month, what can I get you"

How is this hard?!

Can you just imagine how hard a bill to make gun safety a mandatory part of school education would get panned by the news media? De-criminalizing and regulating drugs along with harm reduction programs have proven effective in other countries but they have a snowballs chance in hell of happening here anytime soon. Mental health education is moving forward bit by bit but sadly the scary minority of cases get all the attention and thus all the mental weight.

24th July 2014

Post reblogged from cool beans with 59,418 notes

tabloo:

spacefaeries:

patchwork-indigo:

Neopets is a great way to teach kids how to earn and manage money.

image

that will be 39.4 million dollars, please.

just like art school

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24th July 2014

Photo reblogged from EMM ROY DOODLES THINGS. with 356 notes

pleasestopbeingsad:

requested by livedforeverinasmile

pleasestopbeingsad:

requested by livedforeverinasmile