Yahoo bought Tumblr and now I’m less excited about using it. Yahoo only brings down things similar to when FOX bought MySpace. I could be wrong but I don’t see this in a positive light. I haven’t been using Tumblr much anyway. idk
When Yahoo bought Flickr, I wasn’t happy with it afterward. And eventually deleted my account.
As of now, I’m not going anywhere. I want to see what happens.
This month, a federal judge ruled that emergency contraception should be made available without a prescription to women of all ages. This week, the New York Times takes on the next phase of the birth control debate: What
Acronym for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist. That group of feminists that claims that trans women aren’t really women, as biological determinism is only a fallacy when used against them, not when they use it against others.
Isn’t it mindboggling that the Royal College of Psychiatrists would invite a TERF like Julie Bindel to come talk at a study day on transgenderism and transsexuality? That’s like inviting Fred Phelps to come deliver the keynote at a gay pride.
Acronym of the day (new to me)!
Bigotry is bigotry. Whether it’s transphobia from a close-minded conservative or a radfem or anyone, it’s wrong.
If I ever say anything that upsets anyone, please let me know. While some people say “ignorance is bliss,” I prefer to learn from any ill-informed or silly statements I may make. Just leave your comment in my ask box. However, I don’t allow anons because I’ve seen the terror it causes.
Although, I like free and open communication, something can be said for safe spaces. That’s why I like Tumblr. That’s why I also like Twitter. Different strokes for different moods.
BTW, if I say something unpleasant about bigots/racists/sexists/homophobes/biphobes/transphobes/prejudiced people or behavior, it does not count. ;p The only thing I hate is hate.
According to Stephen Colbert tonight, this is the link for a new GOP survey aimed at ‘younger voters.’ Oh sweet lord, the questions on this thing are hilarious and painful and EVERYONE ON TUMBLR NEEDS TO FILL THIS OUT RIGHT NOW
Dammit, I’m too old. I’ll be 32 by the end of April. My younger friends, go and fill this out if you have the time.
Ugh, some of those questions seem… Oh, I don’t know… Kind of funny, kind of sad. :\
I have a difficult time motivating myself. The sayings and stories sound great but… I don’t know. I have nothing.
This has been my entire life. Some call it “lazy” but when I do do something, I do it quickly and accurately (or ask questions/search Google to get as close as I can).
I can never get enough work but I hate networking. This is one of the reasons I left the entertainment industry. I’d like and need to make a bit more money, just get over this hump. I’m tired of always being stressed and worried. I’ve always suffered from anxiety and depression. This shit just makes it harder to handle.
I have one person I can always go to, my husband. I’m fortunate in that respect, though there are so few others I could turn to. And by “so few others” I really mean “no one,” or it feels that way. Every time I try to tell an ol’ friend about shitty family issues or anything else, it doesn’t feel like they care enough. But these are people I used to be closer with; it’s not like they tell me what’s going on in their lives (besides the basics).
Sometimes, I just need to get things out of me, in a public way. It makes me feel better.
But the motivation never comes. I try to make it happen but there are always things in the way. Go to the gym (or do some activity for exercise)? That would make me feel better. Yet if I had the extra cash, I’d have health insurance. It’s still not affordable. Fuck you, republican politicians.
Every time I hear a sob story about someone dying because they couldn’t afford treatment or surgery, it hits me really hard. I fear that will be me someday. I also feel for the family/friends of that someone.
These things, plus more (I’ve already vented about issues with my mother), continue to bring me down. It’s hard to motivate myself to do much of anything.
This may sound petulant to some, but do bi/pansexual, asexual, trans* people (and/or anyone I didn’t mention) feel left out when seemingly open-minded liberal people talk about “gay and straight”? I mean, it’s nice that you’re trying to be open and welcoming to same sex marriage but it’s not as simple as homosexual or heterosexual. It’s wonderful that people are coming around to homosexuality but what about the rest of us?
Melissa Harris Perry’s show did a thing on gender (and transgender issues) this weekend, so things are getting better. The only person on non-fiction TV (that I’ve noticed) who regularly mentions the terms “bisexual” and “transgender” is Michael Eric Dyson. And that dude needs his own show.
I’m of Jewish ethnicity. There are arguments about what to call Jewishness but I feel like it’s more of an ethnicity. I have a higher rate of breast cancer because of the “group” and area I’m from. (There’s a mix of European backgrounds like Poland, Austria and Romania.) Some say I’m white (or Caucasian), some say no. Many Jews check “other” on forms because white doesn’t feel right.
Whether or not I practice the religion of Judaism, I’m still considered a Jew. I often feel very Jew-ish, what ever that means. It’s part of my heritage. It’s in my looks and name.
(As a side note, many people have assumed that I’m Cuban when I was living in Miami. I’ve also gotten Egyptian, Iraqi, Italian and other Hispanic ethnicities. That or everyone thinks I’m from New York—my family is from there so maybe they can hear a faint accent?)
In any case, I have family members who have lived through and died in the Holocaust. According to Hitler, as long as you had one grandparent who was a Jew…but who the fuck cares what he thought? The most bigoted folks try to “purify” their whiteness by kicking the likes of me out. Yet, their ideas are so ignorant and fucked up, it’s best to not take them into account at all.
Jews have had a long road of discrimination. Look at how long it took to get out of the ghettos. There’s still prejudice against Jews even as they have gained power and money.
That said, I realize that I do not face what many people of color face today. There is a privilege that comes with my Jewishness. Whatever I am, I appear white and most of the stereotypes about Jews are on the good side.
But I’m not sure how much dirty laundry I wish to air. I started using this blog originally to complain about my sociopathic-esque mother. Then, I suddenly felt bad about and deleted most of those old posts and starting using Tumblr how most people use it. However, these issues have made a bigger turn down shit avenue.
Just to update you, my mother has a guy who she thought was her boyfriend (I think maybe at one point) but he’s really someone who spent many years of his life in prison and has no desire to not be a total asshole. He’s stealing from her and she lets it happen because she likes having someone around to help her cook and clean (and other usual things). Seriously.
He usually goes by Robert Ran. I’ve also seen Robert Tyre tied to his email address some places online.
My mother was always the master manipulator until this jerk came along, who blew her lies out of the water.
She’s been committed before (by other family members), finally got some help and was taking meds…for a short period of time. I don’t think she even knows how to be honest. It’s like she forgot through all of the lies.
My father lost a bunch of his money in the 2007/2008 economic crash. Anything I would have received originally was gone. My mother had property that she sold. And this jerk is taking A LOT of it. I’m not that upset I never got a mention in my father’s will because of the economic situation. But I am pissed that this guy is taking much of my father’s hard earned money. Just like that.
She refuses to get rid of him or see a doctor/counselor. I can’t help someone who doesn’t want to be helped.
Lawyers acting for George Zimmerman, who shot dead the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on a Florida housing estate, have abandoned their attempt to have his murder charge thrown out on the grounds of self-defence.
Neighbourhood watch leader Zimmerman, 29, had been expected to claim immunity from prosecution at a hearing in April under the state’s stand-your-ground law, which allows for the use of deadly force when a person feels their life is in danger.
But in a surprise move, his lawyer, Mark O’Mara, told a judge that the defence would take its chances at Zimmerman’s trial in June for second-degree murder. He said he still intended to pursue the argument that his client was acting in self-defence in February 2012 under a violent onslaught from 17-year-old Martin.
The unexpected decision changes the entire direction of a case that sparked racial tensions when Zimmerman was originally released without charge. The case also put America’s gun laws under the spotlight.
His fate will now almost certainly rest with a jury instead of circuit court judge, Debra Nelson, who could have thrown out the case at next month’s immunity hearing. It leaves the defendant at more risk of the minimum 25-year sentence that would follow a conviction.
“The real focus is going to be on getting ready for a jury trial,” O’Mara said at a hearing on Tuesday in Sanford, close to the Retreat at Twin Lakes community where Martin had been staying with his father on the night of his death.
“As you know I’ve been counting. We’re only at 96 days [from trial] right now. So that only gives us time to really get ready for one hearing. And that’s going to be a jury trial where he gets acquitted. George wants to have a jury of his peers decide the case.”
Whoa… Does this mean they reviewed the evidence and found that “stand your ground” would actually apply to Trayvon, if anyone? You know, because he was followed by a stranger with a gun. Even if Trayvon did punch George, Trayvon would have been standing his ground.
In any case, I assume that they didn’t have enough evidence for the “stand your ground” defense. I’m very curious to see what happens with this case.
One hundred years on from the brassiere’s creation, most women are getting it wrong because they either don’t get measured properly, are shy, can’t be bothered, or are deliberately wearing the wrong size as they cannot possibly fathom being larger than a DD – the default cup for all glamour models so it seems.
Bravissimo, the bra company for ladies with a slightly larger bosom, have decided to take breasts by the straps (so to speak) with the launch of the slightly frightening and hilarious-sounding ‘Boob School’, which opens today in their stores across the UK, and virtually via the company’s website and a Facebook app.