madgastronomer: There’s been a lot going around in certain circles about forgiveness, especially in the context of abuse. People are insisting that abusers who repent and change should be forgiven, and that it’s healing for victims to forgive their abusers. I fucking hate this. Merriam-Webster Online defines “forgive” as “to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) : pardon...
Paul really is a federalist in the extreme sense, and he would give states and...– Andrew Sullivan, “Why Aren’t The Gays Attacking Paul? Ctd,” The Dish, December 30, 2011 “Sorry to break the news, but he’s a libertarian.” So what. This silly idea that adherence to libertarianism excuses support for oppression because libertarians are “ardent” “defenders” of “freedom” needs to...
Be Careful This New Year's Eve
Memoirs on autism also frequently mention the parents’ distress at seeing the...– Little Boy Lost by Amy Leal I’m a so-called “regressive autistic”. I lost language skills when I was a small child. I also experienced something rarer, in that I also lost a bunch of different skills including speech, gradually starting in early adolescence. Thing is, I’m still here. I’m not...
amorphousblob: vegansaurus!: Two kitties in Richmond, CA need a home NOW! vegansaurus: Wally Tigger Wally and Tigger are best friends in desperate need of a new home. They’ve been kicked out of theirs because a new family member has allergies. From the email forwarded to us: They have been living outside, and they will be dropped off at the local shelter if they…
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making...– http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/12/my-new-year-wish.html (via neil-gaiman)
The idea that perhaps the way women are portrayed in fandom is aleetle sexist is...– Nerds and Male Privilege | Paging Dr. NerdLove (via fridayfelts) Totally accurate. Also, replace fandom/geekdom with hardcore/punk/straight edge and it’s dead on. (via dressesandyarn)
I am so glad that this year is almost over, and so...
maevele: you should be
onlytowardschaos: I realize some people may not know this, but using the word gypped (sometimes misspelled “gipped”) to refer to being cheated is a racial slur. It recalls centuries of prejudice and abuse against Gypsies, which is what the word comes from. It’s on the level of “Indian giver” (also offensive, in case you didn’t know). Romani and other Gypsy peoples have been abused,...
Anonymous asked: What are you doing NYE?
Modern scientific inquiry has been unable to...
I find it astoundingly privileged when anti-s/m people talk about how, for...– Amanda Forest Vivian, “Hurt, Power, and Disability.” The link goes to an excellent, excellent post about what BDSM can mean to people with disabilities. (via neurodivergentsexuality) This, so very much this. I’ve been trying to write a sensible response here, talking about how so very many levels...
drinkyourjuice: As we roll into 2012, let’s try to remember that women existed before Bridesmaids and that calling 2011 the year of the funny woman is like me calling the act of finally watching My So Called Life on Netflix Instant its series premiere.
Anonymous asked: Oh god, your condition makes you Bella Swan. I AM SO SORRY
aesho asked: What is your favorite thing to do in order to unwind?
Anonymous asked: What is your mitochondrial condition?
Anonymous asked: What are you drinking?
So that's the third time I've gotten the Missing E...
Tonight I am drinking. It’s as good a time as any to ask me things.
I hear one of you is about to reblog porn.
doublesevens: tomlipinskisfreckles: doublesevens: I keep a gif handy for just such a moment as this. Read More Reblogging because I might need that gif in the future. I shouldn’t have to tell any of you who I saw it as. Shall I top it? I could top it. X Man, people are industrious. I always get disappointed when I see gifs like that second one tagged “spit roast”. Talk...