so I was talking with my therapist today, and she said that she was really concerned about me because I was showing more extreme self-hatred than almost any other client she had ever seen.
I’m almost kinda proud.
like, I’m not good at most things, but I’m REALLY good at disliking myself.
I wish I could be one of those bloggers who gets followers for being “super controversial,” but all I can sincerely say is, “stop shooting black kids because your white ass thinks having one’s hood up looks ‘suspicious’”.
Shit’s too fucked up to ironic.
A kid buying Skittles for his little…
They’re just good for heterosexual sex, making babies and cleaning up the house, right, Rick?
Amazingly, about half of half of the country is nonetheless prepared to vote for this spiteful dick.
(via the New York Times)
Man, I miss the days when women were institutionalized in their own homes too, Rick.
Jon Stewart points out that Fox “News” douchebag Sean Hannity’s “panel” discussing contraceptive care is packed with… men. AKA “absolutely everyone who might have something relevant to say about women’s health.”
Women’s reproductive health, according to men.
[warning for cissexism]
The Fundiegelical: “You may think you’re ‘happy’ by wearing the clothing of the opposite sex, but you’re living in sin and you’re going straight to hell! Jesus loves you.”
The “Enlightened” Liberal: “But gender doesn’t even matter, because deep down, we’re all the same. So why is it such a big deal what I call you?”
The TERF: “By embracing a gender role opposite your assigned sex, you are reifying gender/privilege and thus making it that much harder for us to smash gender. I know that sounds contradictory but, if you’d been a feminist for as long as I have, you’d understand.”
The Proto-TERF: “Of course I don’t have anything against trans people, but abortion/sex work/breast cancer/ovarian cancer/whatever is and has always been a women’s issue! Why do you want to take it away from women?”
The Ungendering Fetishist: “Hey, I don’t have anything against sh*m*les! I think you’re hot! I watch sh*m*le porn all the time.”
The Clueless Oppression-Olympian: “Transness is just a white/abled/Western issue, so why should I care about it?”
The Incrementalist: “Look, people just aren’t ready to accept trans folks yet. So instead of arguing about what pronouns to use for you, we should focus on something we can actually accomplish, like [insert other tenuously-related SJ cause here].”
The Genital-Focused: “I totally respect and support trans people, but I would never date one. Because ewww.”
The Broad-Stroke Painter: “I once met a trans person who was selfish/mean/creepy/bad in general, so you’re all like that and I won’t respect any of you.”
The Inveterate Essentialist: “But… you can’t be a woman, because you have a PENIS! And chromosomes! And… a PENIS!”
The What-About-Teh-Cis Whiner: “I know my refusal to call you ‘she’ hurts you, but you have to understand that your demand to call you ‘she’ hurts me, too. What about my feelings?”
The Pig-Headed “Skeptic”: “Do you have actual evidence that you’re really a woman? No, of course you don’t, because it’s impossible by definition. No, shut up; I’m right and you’re wrong, PERIOD.”
The “Free Speech” Whiner: “Don’t you think that, in the spirit of free and open discussion, you should listen to my side of things instead of just dismissing it out of hand as ‘bigotry’?”
The Devil’s Advocate: “I’m not saying prejudice is right, but, to be fair, it is a little weird for someone to present as a woman and yet have a penis.”
The Self-Proclaimed “Ally”: “How dare you say I’ve been cissexist? Don’t you know how very supportive I’ve been of you and your causes? Why aren’t you grateful?”
The “Edgy” Comedian: “Look, it was a joke. I’m sorry you’re too unsophisticated to understand why it’s funny; I guess I’m just too edgy for you. Maybe one day, when you grow up a little, you’ll stop trying to censor humor.”
(Hint to cis people: don’t do any of these things.)
I realize I’m cis, but I feel like this is missing a category. Somewhere we can file RuPaul and the other cis types who think their use of gender transgression as a stage act entitles them to bash trans women and enable otherwise well-meaning cis people to do the same.
From the Huffington Post article on the bill:
A new anti-transgender “bathroom bill” was filed in Tennessee’s General Assembly today by a Republican state Senator. The bill “restricts access to public restrooms and public dressing rooms designated by sex to members…
fuck. guess I can’t ever travel to Tenneesee.
Children Have Rights Too!!!
Christopher Turner, an 11 year old student from Bowden, Georgia, is your every day kid. He plays basketball down the street with his friends, he is a straight A student, and he likes to go to church every Wed. with his friends because he finds it fun and like to socialize. What makes a straight A student who loves school to be fearful of returning to school?? Bullying, plain and simple.
When bullying happens it is usually taken care of by the school, but what happens when a mother’s cry for help gets no answer? What happens when the faculty at the school are the ones doing the bullying? Nothing apparently, except for even more discrimination and harassment.
Towards the end of October the Turner family was getting very excited for Halloween, or for them Samhain. For them it is not just a time to get free candy and dress up for a night, but rather it is a holiday to give thanks and to remember ancenstors for the lives they lived. Samhain fell on a Monday, and like any other religious holiday, Christopher did not attend school. The next day Christopher’s teacher, Mrs. Ross, pulled him out of class and proceeded to drill him about Paganism, ending the conversation with “Paganism is not a religion.” Remember, this is an 11 year old student, with no parent present while being harassed about his religion by someone who is suppose to be an educator.
Christopher’s mother, a single mother of three, immediately called the Carroll County Board of Education. She was transferred to Mr. David Goldberg, assistant Superintendent He apologized and assured her that her son had every right to Freedom of Religion in school. He promised that a meeting would be set up between the teachers of all three of her children with the principal of the school present, but she was never given the opportunity to also be involved in these discussions. Is this what our school system has come to? Secret close door meetings about our children, belittling students in front of their peers, pulling 11 year old children out of classrooms in order to bash them for what they believe in? It’s a pretty disgusting way to run our education system, but I guess that’s how Carroll County likes it. Who needs religious freedom anyway? Certainly not Pagans.
It didn’t stop there for little Christopher’s nightmare. Thinking the worst was behind, Christoper went back to school, but there was another surprise from Christopher’s teacher. On November 29th Mrs. Ross informed her class that they would be doing an essay on “How Christmas started”. In the good ol’ fashion of history, she informed the class that they couldn’t have anything on their report pertaining to Paganism. Intrigued, a female student in Christopher’s classroom asked what paganism is. In response to the question, Mrs. Ross looked directly at Christopher, not the student asking the question, and replied “anything that is non-biblical is paganism.” According to David Goldberg, assistant superintendent of Carroll County Board of Education, Christopher was assured religious freedom. Is this religious freedom? Can a school force a student to write only about “biblical” essays when his religion is different than that of Christianity?
Understandably, Christopher didn’t know what to do, especially when later that day he got suspended on the bus ride home for speaking Spanish. He was speaking Spanish with other Spanish speaking students and was told by his bus driver, Mr. David Ayers, that he couldn’t speak Spanish on the bus. Christopher being part Hispanic, continued speaking with his friends, who were not given the same warning. After being kicked off the bus and being given two day of ISS (in school suspension), his mother was told by the bus driver “If he (Christopher) continues to speak in a language that I can not understand then he will get in trouble.” Not only will this 11 year old child be bashed by his teacher for his religion, but now he will get suspended for speaking a language that he has every right to speak. Is this YOUR America?? If you can stand for this type of treatment for our children then our country is in serious trouble.
Since this time, Christopher has been back to school once. His mother has tried to call his teacher and Mr. Goldberg, but no one will call them back or give them the time of day. Christopher cries every night thinking he has to return to this bullying and discrimination from the same people he feels should be there to protect him. It is sad that with everything children have to overcome in this day and age, that they have to be fearful of the one thing that is there to give them an opportunity in life. We can not stand for this!
This family is in need of help. Please call and blow up the phone lines and email boxes of the people responsible for leaving this child fearful of attending school. No one should have to deal with this type of harrasment!
Superintendent - Mr. Scott K. Cowart
Phone Number: (770) 832-3568
Teacher - Mrs. Connie Ross
Phone Number: (770) 258-2161
Principal - Mrs. Rebecca Waldrep
Phone Number: (770) 258-2161
Oh look, members of the majority religion throwing their weight around again.
I am shocked, shocked I say.
I got the same kind of treatment from students and some teachers throughout middle school :/
Marriage equality seems really petty when people are being assaulted and murdered for their gender identity and nobody is saying shit
If I was to steal a chocolate bar because it was sitting at the counter looking all tasty, it’d be theft. Nobody would say but oh, look at the creamy picture on the packaging. It was taunting him. He had no choice. It was instinct. Impulse. Drives and desires beyond his control.
If I walked…
Bad Teachers of the Day: Spotted in today’s Evening Standard. I’m no advice expert, but that seems like a fairly uneducated thing to recommend.
It’s weird to see this as a headline because this happened to be fifteen years ago and for years, no one would believe me that counselors told me this.
Blaming the victim.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on a radio show last week that the GOP’s strategy for reducing “the Democratic advantage” should be to marry off all the single mothers who “look to the government for help.” “Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: It is single mothers who run a household,” he told Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative think tank Family Research Council. “Why? Because it’s so tough economically that they look to the government for help and therefore they’re going to vote. So if you want to reduce the Democratic advantage, what you want to do is build two parent families, you eliminate that desire for government.”
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on a radio show last week that the GOP’s strategy for reducing “the Democratic advantage” should be to marry off all the single mothers who “look to the government for help.”
“Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: It is single mothers who run a household,” he told Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative think tank Family Research Council. “Why? Because it’s so tough economically that they look to the government for help and therefore they’re going to vote. So if you want to reduce the Democratic advantage, what you want to do is build two parent families, you eliminate that desire for government.”