“We have this entire culture that’s telling people that there’s One Right Thing To Want. Dudes, for instance, are supposed to have a high sex drive, to like porn, to enjoy casual sex, to be attracted to thin young feminine large-breasted women, to want anal sex and public sex and rough sex, to not want pegging and ageplay and vanilla missionary with the lights out. If you’re asexual you’re broken; if you like drag you’re a pervert and probably a pedophile; if you’re a male submissive you’re pathetic and unmasculine; if you’re queer you’re destroying America. I don’t understand why people do this: what possible gain could there be from reducing the vibrant rainbow of human sexuality to two colors (the dude color and the girl color)? Those two colors look much nicer as part of the whole spectrum.”—On Good Consent, Part One | No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? (via sexisnottheenemy)
“We accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout. If a child is living as a girl, that’s good enough for us. We don’t require any proof of gender.”—
Rachelle Trujillo, vice president for communications of the Colorado Girl Scouts, responding to a story about a transgender girl who was allowed to join the Brownies.
Looks like I’ll be buying a ton of cookies this year.
(via Shakesville article on various bigoted attacks on the GSA by religious groups & the right-wing blogosphere; trigger warning on that for cissexist, misogynist bullshit)
Good to see this. As much as BSA has the capability of doing good things, they are going to destroy themselves with their super conservative values. Letting atheists, gays, and anyone else will only make it a better organization.
“forget the questions, as the answers will magically appear as you need them. after all, why rock the boat unnecessarily with paranoia or doubt? if you stop trying to be in control, you will see that everything you want is coming right at you, at a pace that’s best for long-term success.”
couldn’t be more relevant.
relax, breathe, and let go.
but keeping my fingers crossed.
virgo horoscope for the week of january 9-15 | via the frisky
Some good advice, hopefully I’ll remember it when I actually need it.
Getting close to marking another revolution around the Sun. I’m feeling introspective about what’s happened in the past year.
Some things have changed. Some things haven’t. Things have changed for the better (hopefully) but at the same time things haven’t changed as much as I would like. I’m looking forward to experiencing new things and hope to be more optimistic this year.
Hopefully it leads to new possibilities and experiences. Or at least a new job or new location.