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February 20 2016

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May 30 2015

i am SICK of tumblr ignoring this issue

beesmygod:

the producer of law and order’s name is dick wolf

Sherlock, Subtext, and My Ultra-Conservative Baby-Boomer Dad

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leafpoetry:

arsenicaqua:

particularscarf:

My Dad will be 64 this autumn. My Dad is a die-hard Republican. My Dad was a Southern Baptist pastor for nearly 30 years. And my Dad is a Sherlock fan.

He’s always had TV shows he enjoyed (I grew up on Star Trek.. it was kind of Our Thing), but he’s mostly a passive fan. The kind who is willing to wait patiently until the next season of something airs and suddenly remembers, two hours prior, that today’s the day.

So when my Dad called me a couple weeks ago, voice a little tremulous, begging me to send him a link whereby he could stream Sherlock series 3 and bypass the PBS waiting period, I happily sent him the best one I’d found. He didn’t want to wait, he wanted to watch it NOW, and I could respect him for that. It was a pleasant surprise, him loving the show so much he had to watch it NOW.

Today, I finally got the chance to ask him about it.

I was bouncing on my toes, excited to be fangirling about my fave show with my own father. “What did you think, Dad?”

I didn’t expect him to get a little choked up. His next words blew my mind.

He said, “Sweetie, I’m old. Set in my ways. I was taught, and adhered to, a certain way that people should be with each other. I preached it, and I voted in light of it, and I taught it to you and your sister. But I watched this show. And I watched these two men fall in love with each other. And the only thing I could think was, ‘These two souls are meant to be together’. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are… soulmates. Over my years as a pastor, I’ve seen couples get married.. And couples get divorced.. It happens. But I’ve never seen two people who were more perfectly designed to fit together, and it broke my heart to see it not happen for them. I’m sorry I’ve been such an ass.”

Given that it was a brave moment, I blurted out, “Dad, I’m bisexual.”

And he turned to me and smiled, tears in his eyes, and said, “Just… be happy.”

Don’t fret that the press “has yet to discover” the “subtext” inherent in Sherlock. Don’t fret that the creators and the actors still deny it. Because if my Dad can see it, then it’s crystal clear. My almost-64-yr-old-Dad ships Johnlock. My SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR Dad ships Johnlock.

To the point that he internalized change in his thinking about same-sex relationships, and happily accepted my (rather abrupt) coming out.

Keep the faith.

This ship has sailed; and my Dad, of ALL people, is right on fucking board.

actually this is the most made up piece of shit on this god forsaken website

okay but even if fake, do we now understand soulmates?

No

A note on labels

naamahdarling:

bisexualbaker:

As I am sure any cat owner will be able to tell you, someone else putting you in a box is entirely different from getting into a box yourself.

This is the most brilliant, concise, cute, and disarming response to the “but laaaaaaaabels are baaaaaaad” argument that gets used against people trying to self-identify as something as a way of making sure their boundaries are understood and respected.

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angrynativefeminists:

bakongo:

Violence Against Native Women is Not Traditional:  Whisper at Ted x ABQWomen

I want every white person to look at this and understand, “Sexy Indian” costumes are detrimental.
That hypersexualizing our sacred garb is detrimental.
That for Native women the fear isn’t, ‘if’, it’s ‘when’

For the of the gods, trust and believe that is the reality we must live with and by doing the above, you are only making it worse.

bevsi:

omg are people still making those “omg bad deviantart art” blogs…. like do u have anything better to do with your time than mock kids who are learning to draw, imagine if you were 13 and you found something you worked hard on on one of those :(

i seriously feel like age is so,…. blurred on the internet that people don’t consider that they’re probably mocking ppl who are literally in middle school. not that it’d be right to mock them otherwise but like, have some compassion godd

brinajay-27:

hoops-loop:

Twinning!

Ok that’s way too cute. Omg

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pipistrellus:

floating-head:

meow-the-snetelgeusian:

8bitfuture:

New security vehicle gives more reasons to laugh at mall cops.

This is the Viseo electric vehicle, by French manufacturer Iris. The $50,000 vehicle allows the user to ascend 11 feet, even while moving at 15 mph.

The vehicle is being aimed at shopping centers, airport, and theme parks.

P A U L  B L A R T :  M E C H A  P I L O T

get in the fucking robot Blart

#END OF BLARTVANGENLION CONFIRMED

slightlykylie:

peppylilspitfuck:

castformi:

dystopia au where we are all assigned one of two chosen genders at birth

Thanks to ultrasounds, the genders can be assigned before birth.  The people are so excited to conform they throw “Gender reveal parties” to make sure their offspring exist in a strict binary since before they can even form thoughts. 

Children are color-coded according to their binary assignment. 

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seventh-cat:

asexual-turnons:

beech27:

johnwatsonschafingpenis:

I SPENT. A WHOLE. FUCKING. SEMESTER. PAINTING THIS. MONTHS.

I WANT IT TO GET LOTS OF NOTES, GIVE IT LOTS OF NOTES, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW PAINSTAKING AND TIME INTENSIVE THIS WAS.

I legit thought this was a filtered photo, at first glance. 

#artgoals

This makes me wonder why I even try. You are amazing. 

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stacewindu:

Natalia Peggy Rogers, you are named after the two bravest, strongest, independent women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Tony Clint Bruce Thor Rogers, I am so sorry your uncles got hold of your birth certificate before me.

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rydenthatdick:

missshadowlovely:

gaymommy:

I think we all need to acknowledge this for a second because Adam made a really good point about this the other day and I haven’t gotten around to bitching about it until now. Everyone has been going on for MONTHS about how ridiculous wrecking ball is. How Miley is nude and posed provocatively and singing a pop-y song. Now, Panic! At The Disco has released a music video of Brendon Urie basically naked, posed provocatively, singing a pop-y song. No one says a god damned thing. Everyone is all hot-and-bothered over Brendon, but pissed at Miley, calling her a slut. (don’t get me wrong, I loved the music video, too. However, I find Miley just as sexy.)

I’m just saying, this is why I need feminism.

I would also like to point out the different meanings of the nudity in either video.

The Panic! At The Disco video is a song Called Girls/Girls/Boys. A song about a girl who is struggling with her sexual identity and [the narrator / singer] is calling her out by telling her he can see through her “having a boyfriend” rouse, because it’s obvious that she also has a girlfriend whom she keeps in secret to protect her “straight” appearance; for fear of judgement. It is also alluded to here that the singer / narrator has an unrequited love for the girl, but is obviously not the gender that she prefers. The nudity in this video appears to represent openness. The lack of secrets or anything to hide. He’s a male, in love with a female who prefers females and will never love him back; and there’s nothing he can do about it to change himself.

The Miley video is for Wrecking Ball. A much more self explanatory song about the raw, hurting, feelings after a break up with a long term relationship. Not any relationship, but, a real relationship with a real person that Miley had publicly just gone through. There was basically a 100% chance that her ex would see that video; and this is where the nudity comes in. Not something sexual, but vulnerability. The two most vulnerable states in the world are being nude (physical judgement, lack of protection) and expressing your emotions (emotional / mental judgement, letting down your guard). The nudity in Miley’s video represents her being completely vulnerable; much like she had been to let her ex into her life for such a long time.

Either way, gender removed from the topic; neither nudity in either video is a sexual nudity. The problem here isn’t just gender discrimination; it’s also oversexualization. If the nudity in the videos was not taken out of context and sexualized; neither of the artists involved would be patronized or glorified in any way other than a genuine critique.

This is why oversexualization is a problem.

Thank you

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pr1nceshawn:

Disney Characters You’ll Meet in High School

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hreny:

this is seriously my favorite episode

juliennemoore:

me: *logs in*

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dispone:

squad goals.

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izanzanwin:

furose:

I commend all of my indigenous brothers and sisters that are not afraid to express their culture
We have the right to do so

Never let anyone tell you you can’t be who you are

#letthefeathersfly

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