I’m having a breakdown rn. In the course of two days Stephen Tully Dierks, editor of Pop Serial, was outed as a rapist; Tao Lin was outed as a rapist; a teacher at my high school is being charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual acts, obscenity, and forcible touching; and I found out that two…
BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO.
#Ferguson: @shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking
Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out
Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:
Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.
According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:
Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!
You can sign the petition here.
Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.
assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu! peace and blessings upon all of you.
welcome to mogamuslims !! this is intended to be a safe space and community zone for all muslims who are of marginalized orientations, gender alignments, and are intersex, (better known as LGBTQIAP+ muslims)
this blog was made specifically to be more inclusive and accessible. insha Allah we will provide a means of comfort for all mogai muslims who are in need of it.
we’re still a new blog, so we’re not very developed. however, signal boosts from all parties would be appreciated !
Little River is OPEN for submissions!
The deadline is November 4
I’ve very excited for the second issue! It will come out on November 11.
If you have submitted your work previously, I hope you submit again.
There is no theme, but help me flood everything; the TWC, tumblr, the endless digital fields, skies, kitchens with poems and art!
Submit up to 3 poems/prose, art, illustrations, comics, and/or photos/mixed media
Email your submissions to me at email@example.com and include your name with a short bio.
"Strange tradition from the forgotten rural years." Bees attend keeper’s funeral, 1956.
from E. R. Kennedy’s twitter, boosting with permission.
LGBTQ* Books (Currently) On Our To-Read Shelf
Following from Ariel Schrag’s Webpage
ADAM (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) When Adam Freedman—a skinny, awkward, inexperienced teenager from Piedmont, California—is sent by his parents to join his older sister Casey in New York City, he is hopeful that his life is about to change. And it sure does. It is the summer of 2006, a year of gay marriage demonstrations and the rise of transgender rights, and Casey has thrust herself into that scene. Soon, Adam finds himself part of a wild lesbian subculture complete with underground clubs, drinking, and hot older women everywhere he turns. It takes some time for him to realize that many in this new crowd assume he is trans—a boy who was born a girl—or why else would this baby-faced guy always be around?
Then Adam meets Gillian, the girl of his dreams — but she’s a lesbian and couldn’t possibly be interested in him. Unless—it occurs to Adam—passing as a trans guy might actually work in his favor…
Ariel Schrag’s scathingly funny and poignant debut novel puts a fresh spin on questions of love, attraction, self-definition, and what it takes to be at home in your own skin.
“Ariel Schrag’s book is a kind of ‘Adam in Wonderland,’ with its young hero exploring worlds usually kept underground. An insightful, funny, and unexpected love story, told with wit and compassion.” — Aimee Mann
"The sexual revolution is finally over, and Ariel Schrag has won. Adam is the most twisted, hilarious, and deeply gratifying reading experience I have had in a long time." —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?
I’m (Rebecca) a fan of Schrag’s graphic novels. I highly recommend those. Hearing that Schrag has a new work is quite exciting. At this time, I have not read Adam, but I am planning to in the next few weeks.
While I am not recommending the text, I do recommend the author. I also find myself drawn to read it after reading Bechdel’s thoughts on the text.
Has anyone read Adam? What’d you think? Does the subject material excite you? Does the premise make you cautious?
Why does the book suggest it’s normal for lesbians to be attracted to trans men? Isn’t it therefore obvious that the book insinuates that they aren’t men? Why doesn’t the book have Adam pretending to be a pre - everything trans woman? That would actually make sense, as lesbians are attracted to women, such as cis women or transgender women.
This book is gross. I think it’s a fuckin shame that even in the LGBT section of books there will still be a book dominated by a Cis het white boy trying to get girls bc he’s so thirsty. There’s more straight girls go after them. Literally if he’s not attractive to straight girls then he’s not attractive to ANY girls. This book is hella transphobic and seems to not understand what a lesbian is. Fuck this.
what the fuck is this utter bullshit. ariel schrag (and allison bechdel), i’m not only disappointed in you, i’m angry. your works have meant a lot to me as a queer person, but you have utterly lost me with this disgusting ideology.
ohhhhhh my god fff its the book (im shrrieking)
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check out my poem MIRRORS BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE on electric cereal (aka f*ck iggy azalea)
*someone talking to me*: hey ry, who’s your favorite poet?
*me*: *hands them this . i printed it out. i keep it in my pocket*
transgender people have epidemic rates of homelessness and are often denied access to shelters or harassed and assaulted in them. our community is attempting to create stopgap solutions to these problems. this blog is not “random”.