Cats Giving High Fives (Part 1)
Previously: Animals Being Jerks (GIFs)
While I like the design of this poster- and it is very eye-catching- I have a serious problem with the message that it’s sending. The message is clearly “women are dangerous and yo must protect yourself from them,” which is a classic example of blaming women for sexual encounters. Not to mention the fact that it’s framing women who have had sex before as “dangerous” and women who are virgins as “safe.”
Perhaps the poster should focus more on the health risks or preventing pregnancy instead of slut-shaming women in the name of public health.
—You said that A stands for ally, but it actually stands for asexual.
—I used to think that A could only stand for Ally, but now I believe that asexuals and allies can share that letter just like Queer and Questioning both share the Q. Allies are very important and started the LGBT movement. Without us, the LGBT movement would be much smaller because we are the majority and the civilized world is a democracy.
I have so many issues with this statement. The campaign for human rights for LGBTQIA people has stretched back as far as 1860 in Western cultures and probably even further, though documentation is a little sparse for those early years. Secret societies for gay men and women, including the king of Poland and Oscar Wilde, tried to pass legislation enabling the freedom of gay men.
Or are you talking about the movement in the United States? Because the start of the LGBTQIA movement in America is widely held to be in 1926, when The Society for Human Rights became the nation’s first gay-rights group. Henry Gerber started the group. Henry Gerber was not an Ally. Henry Gerber was gay. He was arrested several times, institutionalized, arrested again and the group finally dissolved when most of its members, also homosexuals, were arrested.
I’m not really sure what your last statements have to do with the actual movement. Most allies aren’t really part of the movement, just like most white people weren’t considered to be part of the Civil Rights movement unless they made significant efforts to improve the cause.
I don’t know what you are calling the “civilized world.” America? America is a constitutional federal republic governed by representative democracy. Much of what you might consider the civilized world is governed by systems other than democracy. Or are Switzerland, Great Britain and most of Europe some kind of weird “third-world” union?
Allies can be very useful to the movement. That doesn’t mean that they always are a part of it. Think of it like foreign aide for war-torn countries. Those blankets and bundles of food are a great relief and in some areas, people would starve without them. The guns and ammo given strengthen those fighting on the ground. But unless you are on the ground giving your life for the fight, don’t consider yourself part of the battle.
I hate it when we have guests
because that means I can’t take a shower, or stroll around the house in my bathrobe, or lay with the dog on the floor. I have to be polite and that’s confusing and people ask me stupid questions about why I’m in my pajamas at 5 pm.
Blood bounces quite strikingly on snow not only because of the obvious color/contrast discrepancy, but the large difference in temperatures.
Another post to add to the list of “I swear I’m not a serial killer, just a writer”
I’m not even a writer and this is awesome.
I’m not even a serial killer and I love this
im a serial killer
im a serial killer and a writer and i love this
I think I need to go find some snow and someone bloody.
Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.
Make it stop?
I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.
My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.
I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.
This is why I hate the portrayal of WWII and the Holocaust in America’s public schools. Because, to children educated here, Hitler wanted to kill all of the Jews and political prisoners so he put them in concentration camps. There’s no mention of the gays, lesbians, Roma people… only if you read the non-required reading does it start to mention everyone affected in detail. Why is this? I think that the reason why the US doesn’t want our children to know is because it would strike too close to home. Because despite all of the recent legislation and the rainbow flags on TV, there’s a significant amount of the population that thinks that they somehow deserved it.