Summer evening…bats batting cleanup…
@mother-entropy Babies enjoying breakfast!! 🦇💜🦇
this filled me with joy, thank you.
Oh my GOD reading abt Gor triggered my fight or flight bc there is a subsection of the kink community that believes Gorean philosophy is the One Twue Way™ to have a D/s dynamic. There’s Discourse abt it on fetlife it’s fucking wild
Yall know that children aren’t property right? Yall know that children aren’t employees right? Children aren’t pets, props, toys, burdens, objects, or anything like that. They’re humans. Small humans you created. You’ve vowed to help them learn, grow, and take care of them. If you can’t love them, respect them, show them care, then you need to give them to someone who will.
I got hatemail for this post three years after the fact, so here it is again!
Gorgeous Windowpane Oyster shell carving by @gregoryhalili. I remember posting about these on my old art blog about a decade ago!
Simone Biles has said she stuck with the sport to protect the younger girls. As the last of the survivors from the Nasser/Karolyi era still in the sport, she was afraid to leave and have everything back to business as usual. As one (female) sports reporter stated, she doesn’t need more medals. She has a record-breaking number of those already. Her greatest legacy is how she is changing the sport. For the first time, we saw a gymnast make her own choice without an egotistical coach screaming in her face or creepily whispering in her ear. She taught those younger gymnasts the most valuable lesson of all: you can say “enough.” They are not allowed to break you.
Glasswinged butterflies are a South American species known for their transparent wings. They look fragile but can carry up to 40 times their own strength. The pink butterfly in the first picture is an Amazon variety that has a “blush” shade to its clear wings.
i love them so much, they are so magical.
Increasingly seeing posts by queer children and teens about how they’ve gotten kicked out for coming out to their parents and you can’t convince me there’s no coincidence btwn that and this very white American cisgay narrative of “coming out” and how it’s the one thing that really proves you’re LGBT but like babes….. we don’t owe anyone that. Your identity is your business. Your safety is your primary concerns, especially as a minor and an 18/19 year old, is needing time in a stable(ish) living situation and to get a bit of financial freedom and also prepare adequately emotionally to deal with the consequences of outing yourself to your parents and/guardians. We live in a society. the outcome is overwhelmingly going to be negative and I hate that this idea is pushed soooo hard in tv shows and books geared towards child and teen LGBTs