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Chronically ill, autistic, bisexual, mostly white, feminist, opinionated, academic, lefty scum. Pronouns are she/her/hers.

This blog is a mixed bag of social justice, politics, cool science stuff, pretty pictures, fandoms (such as Star Trek, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Welcome to Night Vale, Sailor Moon, Avengers, A:TLA/Legend of Korra, My Little Pony, Doctor Who (especially classic Who), Pacific Rim, Game of Thrones, Almost Human, Elementary, Greco-Roman classics), literary quotes, geeky jokes, and pretty much anything else that amuses/interests me or otherwise catches my fancy. Note: Reblogged opinions may not necessarily be ones I agree with. I also reblog ones that I disagree with but still find interesting or thought-provoking.

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persnicketyqueerprincess:

When people say things like “are you gay or are you JUST bi?” or “she has to be AT LEAST bisexual” they are proving that they do not view bisexuality as a complete and full orientation. We’re seen as meeting a “minimum requirement.” Bisexuality does not mean “watered down gay”. We are not diluted. We are complete. And to act as if our relevance and importance are contingent on “how gay” or “how straight” we are is so damaging because we will never be either of those. You are telling us we will never be relevant and important enough for anyone. No, I am not AT LEAST bi. I’m as bi as you can fucking get (which applies to every bisexual/biromantic person) and I’m not interested in being treated like half of a person, thanks.

Source: persnicketyqueerprincess

Source: adventurecomics

They’re going to keep pushing the envelope,” he said of demonstrators who’ve gotten violent during protests in Ferguson. “There’s no reason to stop. … It’s as simple as training your dog. If you don’t tell them stop biting, guess what, he’s going to continue to bite.

John Newshaw, a retired St. Louis County police officer, for the Huffington Post piece Group Rallies In Support Of Darren Wilson, Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown.

In case people are still claiming that this isn’t race related, former St. Louis County police officer comparing the Ferguson demonstrators to dogs. And let’s face it,  this gross comparison is being made because  the majority of demonstrators are Black. In the same piece  Newshaw even says “This sounds wrong, but I don’t think the black community understands the system.”.

(via political-linguaphile)

Source: political-linguaphile

White People More Likely to Support Voter ID When They See Black People Voting →

thebicker:

addictinginfo:

White People More Likely to Support Voter ID When They See Black People Voting

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A new University of Delaware study has revealed two disconcerting pieces of information: a whopping 67 percent of white Americans support voter ID laws, and that number jumps to 73…

In upsetting but unsurprising news, white people have a lot of deeply-held racist views. This is why “I don’t see race” is such a problematic POV - well, it’s problematic for a lot of reasons, but basically YES, YES YOU DO, everyone “sees” race and everyone in America grew up in a culture that criminalized blackness and made it OK to be inherently suspicious of non-white people (the darker the scarier!).

Also friendly reminder that voter fraud is borderline nonexistent but suppressing people from voting is the latest hot political trend.

Source: addictinginfo

brendanwtf:

i tried being heterosexual once and i learned my lesson so here i am

Source: brendanwtf

Spiderman represents the everyman, but he represents the underdog and those marginalized who come up against great prejudice which I, as a middle-class straight, white man, don’t really understand so much. When Stan Lee first wrote and created this character, the outcast was the computer nerd, was the science nerd, was the guy that couldn’t get the girl. Those guys now run the world. So how much of an outcast is that version of Peter Parker anymore? That’s my question.
—  Andrew Garfield’s Fucking Epic response to the backlash on his suggestion of a bisexual Spider-Man | http://comicsalliance.com/andrew-garfield-spider-man-gay-stan-lee-marvel/?trackback=tsmclip (via buried-and-breathing-in-regret)

Source: thewuzzy

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baddiejoy:

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aspergersissues:

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Source: baddiejoy

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Source: lifehackable

Archaeologists Make Surprising Discovery at Neolithic Site in Scotland

archaeologicalnews:

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It wasn’t a buried cache of gold or silver that excavators came across as they methodically dug down through the remains of one of Scotland’s most ancient archaeological sites. But in a very important sense, the discovery was equally exciting.

They were the skeletal remains of an animal—a very, very big one. And a very old one.

"It is so big that there was an immediate need for an expert opinion," reported the Dig Diary blogger for the Ness of Brodgar Excavations project.

So they called upon Jen Harland, an expert at identifying faunal remains.
"She has confirmed that the bones belong to an enormous cow—so big indeed that it is probably off the scale for the biggest known modern cow and into the range for an aurochs." Read more.

Source: archaeologicalnews

punkrockbetty:

whirra:

i just fucking wanted the one

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Source: tarou4

spoopy-inqueersition:

godblessintheflesh:

freshstrawberries:

sonderdog:

thought this was a useful infographic

This is super helpful.

ALSO if they feel gender is an influence of attraction, a person might identify as bi rather than pan

If I might make an addition:Don’t ever criticize someone for identifying as one or the other even if it doesn’t match your personal definition. These are tough concepts to nail down. Just let us do our thing.

spoopy-inqueersition:

godblessintheflesh:

freshstrawberries:

sonderdog:

thought this was a useful infographic

This is super helpful.

ALSO if they feel gender is an influence of attraction, a person might identify as bi rather than pan

If I might make an addition:
Don’t ever criticize someone for identifying as one or the other even if it doesn’t match your personal definition. These are tough concepts to nail down. Just let us do our thing.

Source: cannibal-rainbow

mybigfatgaylife:

I was expecting “you find grindr in his phone” but ok

Source: brook

Source: wailtothethief

The game industry’s top trade group just spoke out against Gamergate →

thedirtyoldgentleman:

And Jack Thompson is capering with glee. This vindicates so much of his paranoia.

Source: dbvictoria