Alex, 28, FTM, gay, asexy.

This is a wreck of a blog and I am a wreck of a man.
cleolinda:

pinstripebindi:

gothamcityballet:

deafmuslimpunx:

exquisitedialectics:

takealookatyourlife:

Aiya Van Kooten everyone

When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8626910/Predator-mode-scares-off-burglars

This is the best story of my life

“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!! 

Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!

This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.

but tell me again about how muslim women who cover can’t possibly be strong or empowered.

I can’t remember if I’ve reblogged this before and I don’t really care.

cleolinda:

pinstripebindi:

gothamcityballet:

deafmuslimpunx:

exquisitedialectics:

takealookatyourlife:

Aiya Van Kooten everyone

When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.

“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8626910/Predator-mode-scares-off-burglars

This is the best story of my life

Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!! 

Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!

This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.

So in summary:

This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.

Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.

but tell me again about how muslim women who cover can’t possibly be strong or empowered.

I can’t remember if I’ve reblogged this before and I don’t really care.

(Source: takealookatyourlife, via emir-dynamite)

pi-ratical:

I am really, extremely, amazingly excited to announce the release of my new Hello Pronoun stickers! I posted about these on twitter last night, but I can finally talk about them at length a bit more here. 

The stickers read “Hello, address me as:_________, Please use: ________”, allowing you to declare your name of choice and preferred pronouns immediately upon meeting people. These have been my pet project over the last week or two and a lot of thought has gone into their production. The colours were specifically chosen to be nongendered - no pink or baby blue (The Ze/Hir/Hirs looks a bit blue in these pictures but is really solidly teal), They rather specifically do not read “my name is” to head off people being dicks about “Is that REALLY your name?” because frankly it doesn’t matter if it is or not because it’s what you fucking go by. (Besides which, the concept of a true name is pretty bullshit unless you’re looking into demon summoning) I feel like there are a lot of great potential uses for these! They’d be great at school LGBT-club meetings or other large gatherings where you’re likely to meet a lot of new people, like conventions. They can be used right after coming out to help people who’ve known you for a while adapt to your new name/pronouns. If you’re genderfluid, you can use them to declare your preference on any particular day (and I’m looking into some more permanent buttons that’d make this much easier). They can even be used to remind that one old friend who can never get your damn pronouns right. Overall, it seems like these’ll be a wonderfully useful thing for folks under the trans* umbrella to have around and I’m really happy to have made them.

Obviously I couldn’t cover every pronoun variation/combination, particularly on the first run of stickers, but I tried to cover my bases on common nongendered/third gender pronouns. I’m completely open to taking requests for additional stickers, though, and if I get enough requests for a particular pronoun set I’ll be glad to maker a sticker for it.

I’ll have these with me at SacAnime this weekend for 1/$0.50, 5/$2, and 10/$3. They’re currently available on my Storenvy at 5/$2 - I’ll be adding 10/$3 after the con, at the moment I just want to make sure I don’t run out as I’ve only printed up 160 of each design.

(via sphygmic)

worn-onmysleeve asked: hello my dear! just wondering do you know how much evidence do we have on how 'filipinos' dressed prespanish colonization?

gabbysilang:

pinoy-culture:

Oh we have several records from description in personal accounts from the early Spaniards to the early dictionaries. As far as visual evidence, the only source we have is the illustrations from the Boxer Codex that is dated c. 1595,  which describes some of the different ethnic groups in the Philippines from the Tagalogs to the Bisayans to the Sambals at the initial contact, as well as other groups from the Japanese to the Chinese and those from Borneo, Cambodia, Thailand, New Guinea, etc.

The Tagalogs

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The Bisaya aka the Pintados

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The Sambals

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The Naturales

I’m not 100% sure what ethnic group they are as the manuscript doesn’t really say anything except “naturales” which stood for natives. They are more than likely however Tagalog commoners as right after these two pages along with a few other illustrations that we do know that are Tagalogs (the ones above which also those illustrations say naturales) is a whole section talking about the Tagalogs.

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The Cagayanes (those from Cagayan de Oro)

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To be honest out of all the manuscripts and records we have to date, the Boxer Codex is the one that fascinates me the most, not just because of the illustrations, but because of the writings and descriptions of the people in a very unbiased manner.

For example here we find a passage talking about those who were born biologically as a man but were seen by people as a woman and who did marry another man. If it was friar who wrote this, you know they would make it very biased and condemning it, or not go into much detail. However in the Boxer Codex whoever the mysterious author who wrote it they weren’t biased at all.

pinoys: queer as fuck since forever. 

neutrois:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

California Children Can Now Legally Have Three Parents
Children in California can now have more than two legal parents after Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday aimed to reflect modern “changes in family structure.”
The legislation was inspired by a 2011 court decision where the child of a lesbian couple was left stranded after one of her mothers was hospitalized and the other was jailed. Because a court found that the child’s biological father did not have parenting rights, the child was sent to foster care.
"It is critical that judges have the ability to recognize the roles of all parents so that no child has to endure separation from one of the adults he or she has always known as a parent," state Sen. Mark Leno told the LA Times.
The bill, SB 274, was strongly opposed by “traditional family” advocates, who say the shifting definition of parent will complicate court proceedings. Fans of “Three Men and a Baby”, however, are thrilled.
[image via Shutterstock]

More great news in California. It is not all golden and peaches here, but at least the law strives to protect us.

neutrois:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

California Children Can Now Legally Have Three Parents

Children in California can now have more than two legal parents after Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday aimed to reflect modern “changes in family structure.”

The legislation was inspired by a 2011 court decision where the child of a lesbian couple was left stranded after one of her mothers was hospitalized and the other was jailed. Because a court found that the child’s biological father did not have parenting rights, the child was sent to foster care.

"It is critical that judges have the ability to recognize the roles of all parents so that no child has to endure separation from one of the adults he or she has always known as a parent," state Sen. Mark Leno told the LA Times.

The bill, SB 274, was strongly opposed by “traditional family” advocates, who say the shifting definition of parent will complicate court proceedings. Fans of “Three Men and a Baby”, however, are thrilled.

[image via Shutterstock]

More great news in California. It is not all golden and peaches here, but at least the law strives to protect us.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

frank-e-fighting-words:

strugglingtobeheard:

mamasam:

the-world-is-a-corner:

amazonpoodle:

theinfernalcakewalk:

combatbrodom:

sweaterkittensahoy:

The premise of the film project is simple: a woman is asked to read an excerpt from a personally elected body of literature. (x)

It’s called “Hysterical Literature,” and I have never seen a better example of questioning why it is that educated women (whether self or otherwise) always seem to be showcased as having no interest in sex. They all choose interesting books, and they all get off, and it’s fabulous.

It’s also brought forth a lot of comments (on youtube and otherwise) and WHY WOULD SOMEONE DO THIS. IT’S SO DIRTY, and I feel that’s part of the point: Why is this considered so scandalous? It’s just sex. In fact, we don’t even SEE the sex, so the only thing that could be making people uncomfortable while watching it seems to be watching a woman enjoying getting sexual pleasure.

And maybe some of those people just aren’t into voyeurism  and that’s cool. But I’m betting a lot of them just don’t like to consider that maybe they think women having sexual pleasure is weird and that they think that you can’t have sexual pleasure as a woman and also have other facets and appreciation for “finer things.”

What I’m saying is, this whole series gives me a lot of thoughts.

Always reblog because Hysterical Literature is the sexiest thing I’ve seen in a long while. 

Pretty sure I’ll wanna watch this later soooo

I think some reasons for why the people who probably do watch porn are made so uncomfortable by Hysterical Literature are a little more involved, since there’s definitely a decent market for porn in which women masturbate solo. It’s not JUST that each woman is experiencing sexual pleasure, it’s the combination of a bunch of aspects that are specific to this series:

  • each woman is without a partner, so she’s not servicing anyone;
  • she’s without a partner, so her attention is focused inward — this is completely about her enjoyment only;
  • she’s without a partner, but she does have a vibrator and her own body, so she isn’t dependent on any other human for her orgasm;
  • she’s reading a selection of her own aloud with some serious dedication, demonstrating that there are things she finds just as interesting as sex;
  • we don’t get any of the visuals or the melodrama or the POV that are usually considered to be the point of porn, so we can’t be titillated by her body (or her partner’s body/actions, or her reactions to her partner’s body/actions) — we don’t get to see what’s causing her pleasure, we only see how it makes her feel.

The whole production is actually super-dismissive of mainstream (straight) porn and its primary audience (dudes), in that it’s not particularly staged for the viewer’s pleasure (there’s no pretense that there isn’t a viewer — it’s just not about them) unless the viewer happens to be a person who gets off on the idea of women having some fantastic selfish orgasms, even when the viewer is in no way invited to imagine themselves participating. :D

FANTASTIC.

I love this simply because I sorta just love seeing people feeling this good. Specially the fourth one, I just stare at her beaming and thinking “hey, it looks like this is awesome, so happy for you!”

I’ve only seen a bit of these videos (the fourth gif is Stoya, a porn star, who reads the most beautiful excerpt about love) but I’ll add that what I also think makes critics so uncomfortable with this project is that for the first minute or so you are just listening to the woman read while showing no arousal. It is forcing the viewer into a (slight but still) personal connection before any sex comes into play. You are hearing a woman speak the words she wants and you the viewer are not receiving any reward for this, even if you do enjoy voyeurism. 

I really love this idea of empowerment. The idea that, “I am going to say something, and I am going to feel something, and you might enjoy both—but I am doing this for myself and my own enjoyment.”

I’ve only watched the black woman’s video where she reads from Toni Morrison and it was awesome. I love this too cause as a “smart woman” I am constantly desexualized by my peers. Yay

took a moment to watch the one with Sole. I have no additional coments, just that I still have a smile on my face.

(Source: feyminism, via amoebagrrrl)

Random fact of the day

fluffmugger:

“Blood is thicker than water”, when used in the context of family over friends, is in fact a wildly incorrect bastardisation.

The true, full quote is The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb,” and refers to relationships forged by choice holding deeper meaning than those of mere biology.

(via fivelettered)

yamino:

tavrospetrock:

Having problems finding a lipstick color for your cosplay? Look no further. I just found someone’s video tutorial on how to make lipsticks out of crayons. In the video she says that she found out that all of her favourite lipsticks had lead and that she found out that she could make lipstick out of lead free crayons. The entire time I was watching this video, I thought that it would work amazingly for someone looking for some cerulean blue lipstick for Vriska or Jade green lipstick for Kanaya or maybe some other cosplay character who has a weird lipstick color. In the video she also says that you could mix crayon colors to make weird colors. 

I don’t even wear lipstick ever, but learning you can make it out of crayons now got me all excited to try it. o-o

(Source: youtube.com, via hoechbabelin)