hey i’m sorry but can me and my mom get help making like $50 for groceries? thank you.
theres this awkward disconnect when well meaning whites use genders from other cultures as an argument for respecting nonbinary ppl.
like if you are saying “other cultures have these 3rd genders so thats evidence nonbinary is real thing” that doesnt really work because those genders arent nonbinary, they exist out of the context of the western gender binary, theyre part of a different system of genders. cant be nonbinary if theres no binary to begin with.
but if you are using this as an argument for “the gender binary is a western construct thats been pushed on other cultures and also is completely arbitrary and thats why you should respect nonbinary people” then THAT is a prfectly sound arugment..
THANK YOU it’s so fucking difficult to get this through people’s heads.
gharials riding gharial
Mom of the year
Everyone in the notes is saying mama, but that’s dad.
See the lump on his nose? Only males have those. It’s actually where they got their name; the lumps tend to resemble earthenware cooking pots called ghara.
What we’re seeing here is a really good dad.
This is par for the course for gharials, though- here’s some more dads of the year!
this dad is angry but that doesn’t stop the ride
sometimes you have so many beautiful children they become a wig
this post humbled me. made me realize how few animals i really know. i know the classics… giraffe, deer, gecko. wouldn’t freak out if i saw one of them. i wouldn’t even really freak out about a shark. but if i was in the river and suddenly the pumpkin snouted cornosaur pulled up with the mini meanies in tow i’d shit every pair of pants i have and then some
please help a black disabled queer family buy groceries to last a while!!
my name is sugar and im a trans woman living w my gf after our ex white roommate ditched us. some of you may know me/seen my posts floating around and i know alot of yall are probably tired of seeing me beg for money and help but its been maybe two weeks and we’ve had nothing in our fridge since except condiments which we have been eating with some left over bread.
none of us have government assistance, and i did qualify for unemployment but theyve taken it away. its hard to find a job bc im not vaccinated and live w disabled and the elderly who also hVe not been vaccinated and i along w my gf have to be their caretakers (which we dont mind we love them☀️🙆🏿♀️)
we desparately need 600 dollars so we can stock up on bulk food items and for ubers to go grocery shopping bc none of us in the household have a car or can drive and the store is far.
🚨🚨pls pls pls boost this if u can (even if u cant donate) bc none of us really ate today and we are starving🚨🚨
(i have no followers - just 84 ppl - so it would literally mean the world and more if yall could boost pls n ty all sm💜💘💜💘💜💘💜)
Trans woman needs help to leave an abusive home!
My name is Sara and I’m a 19 year old trans woman in need of serious help.
I’ve been mentally and physically abused all my life by my parents and brother and that continues to this day. I’m trapped and afraid for my life. I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been suicidal since I were a child and it’s becoming too much to handle. I can’t take this for who knows how many more years, I seriously can’t. I feel so miserable living in these conditions and the dysphoria is intolerable. I can’t do anything about it whatsoever because my parents are heavily against the lgbtq+ people. It makes me even more suicidal. I’m miserable and desperate.
My parents are keeping me dependent on them and not allowing me to work, making it impossible to escape. I did find an online job but my parents found out I was working in secret and made me quit. This has also made the home situation even worse :( I’m too scared to try to find anything else, especially non online because of the abuse that will follow. I can’t do something like that in secret and I can’t take the pain again.
For now I just need the money to guarantee my physical and mental safety: to move out to another city and be able to pay rent and food for a couple of months so I can find a job that pays enough to not end up homeless. I also need money for driving lessons and a cheap car so I’m not tied to one place and can go to work if it happens to be a non walkable distance away. Later I’d like to start therapy and transitioning but that’s the lowest on my priority list right now, as survival’s most important :(
I’m estimating it to come out like this:
- Rent and food for 2 months: ~$2800
- Driving lessons and a cheap car: ~$2100
- Transport to another city: ~$50
I understand these are hard times and not everyone will be in the position to help me out and that’s alright. I’m really sorry for having to ask like this :( I just don’t know what to do anymore.
If anyone could donate even one kofi ($3) it will be immensely helpful for me to get out of here 🙏🏻 If you can’t please please consider reblogging so more people can see this. Thank you very much!
Unfortunately my parents have a hold of my paypal, so I set up a kofi with my friend’s paypal so all donations go to her and then she will give them to me. I don’t know how paypal donations work and don’t wanna trouble my friend too much as even giving me her paypal email was a lot to ask for. Please consider donating on kofi ❤️
You can be anonymous, don’t need a profile and don’t need a paypal 🙏🏻
I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I hope you can believe that it will get better someday, and I’m so proud of you for surviving even with all of this <3
Please donate if you can, and help Sara out, or at least reblog.
@one-time-i-dreamt signal boost
Palestinian Revolutionary Leila Khaled on her 1969 plane highjacking:
“I do not see how my oppressor could sit in judgment on my response to his oppressive actions against me. He is in no position to render an impartial judgment or to accuse me of air piracy and hijacking when he has hijacked my home and hijacked me and my people out of our land. If the enemy defines morality and legality in his own terms and decides to apply his ethical and legal doctrines against me because he has the power as well as the means of communications to justify his inhumanity, I am under no moral obligation to listen, let alone obey his dictates. Indeed, I am under a moral obligation to resist and to fight to death the enemy’s moral corruption. My deed cannot be evaluated without examining the underlying causes. The revolutionary deed I carried out on August 29, 1969 was an assertion of my spurned humanity, a declaration of the humanity of Palestinians. It was an act of protest against the West for its pro-Zionist (therefore anti Palestinian) posture. The list of the sins of the West is overwhelming.”
- My People Shall Live, 1973
bring back the habits that made you happy as a child. there’s no reason you should ever have to give up harmless things that bring you joy. you don’t have to age out of having fun. finger paint. write mediocre fanfiction and questionable poetry. put chocolate chips in your waffles. sing in the bath, and while working in the yard, and while washing your hands. hammer tunelessly on a piano. spin in circles until you fall down. climb a tree. just because you’re now in charge of your life doesn’t mean you’re expected to give up on the things that make life feel worth living
If I could impart one thing to a young adult - it would be this. This is literally the secret to being okay your entire life.
If you support disabled people, please stand with us against Discord’s redesign.
…and do more than reblog this post about it.
Chronic migraines. Dyslexia. ADHD. Autism. Vision impairment. Visual sensory processing disorder. Colorblind. & Neurotypical. Abled.
These are aspects of people that are affected by Discord’s new update to its color scheme and font, and there very well could be more I didn’t mention. Yes, you read it right, abled people and neurotypical people too. You are not immune to eyestrain.
What are the issues?
- A font which is both overly uniform and overly squished, with many letters that have essentially the same silhouette as others and could easily be flipped and look the same as another.
▻ This is dyslexic-unfriendly, as well as generally harder to read and an issue for people with visual impairments who may find that letters bleed together or that their eyes ‘skip’ over letters or words at times.
- A color scheme that is so highly saturated that it both immediately draws your attention and also makes you want to immediately look away.
▻ This is generally unfriendly, affecting people with sensory issues the most (ADHD/Autism, migraines, processing disorders), but it’s also colorblind-unfriendly. Due to the differences between the colors being exclusively the part that changes the named color (hue; “green” vs “blue”) instead of both that and the colors being different intensities (saturation; “neon green” vs “leaf green”), they look practically identical.
Aren’t there more? No. This is pretty much all that was changed.
Discord changed TWO THINGS and pretty much managed to land every single person possible to genuinely hurt with a visual design change that doesn’t add or remove any elements. Including abled and neurotypical people!!!
Discord is currently a good number of people’s lifeline and way to connect with others. And with this change, they just made using their app hurt. They know that we can’t leave their app without leaving our friends and communities behind. They know that if they can just sweep this under the rug, they won’t have to do a thing.
…So we can’t let them.
Why would Discord do this?
It’s actually fairly simple. Discord was hemorrhaging money from its very conception. Discord only exists because investors think it’ll make money in the future. If Discord doesn’t do as well, investors will push to make it “better” or they’ll drop their funding. Discord was probably forced into this situation, they probably knew exactly what would happen.
We have to show their investors that Discord was right.
What can we do to fix this?
- Reply to Discord’s tweet about the design change.
▻ It gives Discord more attention, and if any complaints are acknowledged they are directed to Discord’s accessibility forums.
- ONLY post on Discord’s accessibility forums.
▻ It gives Discord stats to work with, but it also means the outcry isn’t public. We need everyone to see this, not just Discord.
- Reblog this post.
▻ Spreads the awareness, and all.
- Retweet, reply to, and/or like this tweet: https://twitter.com/KarklesMarx/status/1393223369571586053
▻ This tweet is part of our and our friends’ initiative to get this big and get this public.
- Make your own posts about it on different social medias.
▻ Tumblr, Twitter, Discord servers, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, whatever ground you have, use it. You can help make this change too.
- Find other people doing the same thing.
▻ One initiative is never enough. Look for other people making posts like these and boost their posts too.
- IF YOU KNOW ANOTHER LANGUAGE, MAKE POSTS OF YOUR OWN BOOSTING IT IN OTHER LANGUAGES.
▻ Please. There are probably a lot of people we haven’t reached because this is an all-English post.
Wait, don’t you have pictures of what’s going on?
We do. They’re under the cut, to prevent causing issues for people reading the post.
Yes- the new font is making my eye strain and processing go wild
here’s the AP article
americans mutuals, based on this source, rep. betty mccollum has introduced a bill to prohibit us taxpayer dollars from funding the abuse of palestinian children, land theft, and ethnic cleansing. this bill so far only has 18 sponsors. the jewish voice for peace has set up a program and texting service to contact your local government representatives to urge them to co-sponsor this bill. palestinians are asking for our allyship and support in their time of need and ask that you please reach out to your local representatives in order to further spread awareness on the palestinian abuse at the hands of israel and push them to co-sponsor this bill to severe the united states’ connection and funding of israel. here is the link to the bill.
the online website will only contact your local congressman and provides a template to send an email for their support easily. here’s the link to the jewish voice for peace website.
you can also text your local representatives (representatives, congressmen, and mayor) by sending ‘RESIST’ to 50409. i have provided a template for sending a text to your local rep below, based off of the template provided by the jewish voice for peace, and that can be found below under the cut.
if you are not american, please boost this information! please continue to talk about palestine and continue to listen palestine voices so that we may offer our support and help to them as much as we can!
i just removed all my leg hair
0/10 wouldn’t recommend
All the conservative Christian responses to this meme rely on bad assumptions.
•That socialism is just wealth redistribution. It’s not; it’s common ownership and management of the means of production. Wealth is already socially-generated (created by groups); socialism actually acknowledges this and resolves to make it socially-controlled (democratic management) in turn.
•That capitalism is about voluntary wealth acquisition. It’s not; it’s a system where a sliver of the population owns the core productive property while the majority owns no true capital aside from their labor. “Voluntary charity” will never solve this rift.
•That capitalism rewards hard work and thus people should be able to “keep what they make”. This is incorrect; if capitalism actually rewarded hard work and contribution, the wide majority of struggling working-class people would be upper-middle class at least. Capitalism rewards ownership – of capital, of land, of property, of stock – more than any particular labor contribution; the richest people accrue passive income from this ownership.
•That capitalism doesn’t rely on force for wealth redistribution. It does, and it has since its inception; colonialism, genocide, slavery, and environmental destruction laid the groundwork for the massive wealth of the capitalist “developed world”, and it continues to rely on hierarchical exploitative relationships with the colonized world. Capitalism utilizes force (military aggression, police brutality, state suppression, etc) when the accumulation of capital is threatened.
making a new post bc my situation changed and the last one has lost traction, hi my name is cel i’m 19 and my mom kicked me out last week with only a few clothes. after a week she forced me to come back but spent my $1400 during the days i was gone so all i have is what was donated to me. she is currently continuing being abusive and destroyed my identification documents and she’s forcing me to leave again by next month so i need enough to pay my first month of rent, and travel to where my school is which is 5 states over, which my job won’t cover. venmo paypal cashapp if i can just get there i have a job interview and i could really be okay
Worshippers trapped inside Al-Aqsa are now being subjected to explosives, gas, stun grenades, and bullets. This video shows heavily armed soldiers throwing grenades, point blank, into a group of women and children trapped inside.
Women and children are being targeted, specifically.
Palestinians are being run down on the street in broad daylight. I chose to share screenshots instead of the video because it was too violent. Police and Military are protecting and endorsing this.
This woman was arrested after she fainted from exhaustion watching over her own home and trying to protect it. Then they arrested her entire family, too. Another woman was arrested for intervening and attempting to stop a soldier from kicking a little girl.
In further retaliation from the government, airstrikes in Gaza. The Arabic captions mention that women and children were the victims, among 9 others martyred.
These aren’t “clashes” between two equal parties. This is a targeted campaign of violence and ethnic cleansing by an apartheid government funded by the USA and enabled by cowardly countries in the Middle East who have decided to turn a blind eye. If you pay taxes in the USA - know that over three billion dollars a year get sent in aid, which is used to fund this terrorism.
Media organizations only continue the colonialism by whitewashing the rhetoric and blocking hashtags and silencing voices.
One of our holiest sites is being desecrated in the holiest days of the year. The blood of the innocent is being shed. Children have been slaughtered, homes taken, bombs dropped, sexual violence runs rampant, and the western world continues to look the other way.
Do not be silent.
I’ve tried really hard to not spam y'all’s feed with this, but I am so angry at how this news is being covered and how quiet my dash has been on this issue. So many people haven’t heard a thing about it. Hashtags are being blocked to limit the spread of information.
Please spread this, don’t look away. If you have a platform, elevate the voices of those who are being silenced - they need your help.
Some of you are already asking how you can help and I love you for it, God bless you.
Yes, you CAN help!!!!!
Ways to help:
- Boost voices and factual information - censoring is actively taking place at the moment. Share information, take screenshots, and screen recordings so that when things are taken down or blocked from view, you still have them.
- Harrass your government officials, locally and at the highest level - if you have the privilege of living somewhere where you have a voice in your government, a vote, or a way to contact anyone who speaks for you in your government - USE IT.
- Attend and organize protests if able
- Follow the people reporting from the ground, the people who are going live and sharing the reality (Mohammad ElKurd, Alaa Salaymeh, Jewish Voice for Peace, etc)
- Beware how the news is reporting things. Already I’m seeing some really terrible takes from right wing news sites choosing to focus on the wrong thing or play the blame game. Beware of attempts to divert your attention or attempts to justify violence.
- Beware movements or informational sources that incorporate islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, or blatant hate into their practice and attempts at social justice.
- Sign petitions! Link to a verified petition -> here
- Use your platform to elevate voices. So many are being silenced but youcan help.
- Other ways to help:
Boosting again because all electricity (Israel controls fuel and utilitues) has been cut off in Gaza as the bombing continues and 100+ civilians and children are dead in just three days.
Just so we are aware - there is nowhere for Palestinians in Gaza to go. Israel maintains an air and sea blockade (this blockade has been in place since 2007 and has stopped all trade in and out of the region, essentially starving the population and crippling the economy), and controls the checkpoints. They can’t leave, they’re trapped without utilities, food, and access to medical care with nowhere safe to go.
They are dropping white phosphorous bombs on one of the most densely populated areas on earth, and there’s nowhere to run. White phosphorous is highly corrosive and toxic - it’s use is a violation of international law and a war crime.
This is a massacre of civilians. This is ethnic cleansing.
this is a great video about transmisogyny and trauma. there are also some fundraisers in the description that i copied here:
For The Gworls rent and gender-affirming surgery fund for Black trans women: https://www.forthegworls.party/donate
Taking What We Need fund for trans women’s living expenses: https://gofund.me/ed53d920
Help a trans woman get surgery: https://gofund.me/6f30c158
Margaux’s transition fund: https://gofund.me/aa0767a8
Help trans woman fund surgery: https://gofund.me/230d8426
95% of kids in Gaza suffer from depression …. yes you read that right, 95%
Just so you all know, more than 50% of Gaza’s population is under the age of 18
Gaza’s population is 2 million
“Save the Children, which surveyed 150 young adolescents, with a median age of 14, and 150 caregivers living in the coastal enclave, found that 95 percent of children interviewed displayed symptoms such as feelings of depression, hyperactivity, a preference for being alone, and aggression.”
my right wing classmate is literally advocating for dictatorship during crises