"Many in the trans community are fed up with L.G.B.T. organizations that continue to erase trans identity or just give lip service to trans issues. We need our cisgender allies – gay and straight – to treat transgender lives as if they matter, and trans people need multiple seats at the tables in the organizations that say they’re interested in L.G.B.T. equality; this absence has been painful since Stonewall."
think about the concept of a library. that’s one thing that humanity didn’t fuck up. we did a good thing when we made libraries
"Every day, children enter their classrooms bringing backpacks, pencils, and paper—and their unique views of the world. Every child has his or her own expectations and insights, formed from experiences at home, in the community, and at school.When children witness violence between their adult caregivers or experience abuse or neglect, they can enter the classroom believing that the world is an unpredictable and threatening place."
"Helping Traumatized Children Learn"
Massachusetts Advocates for Children
I’ve had it up to here with “why-can’t-we-all-just-get-along” activists.
There is a distinction between working to create a safe space where everyone is valued and working to create a space where privileged people are spared the possibility of feeling responsible.
"Femininity has been presented as something that’s artificial and masculinity is something that’s authentic, and even in a lot of feminist discourse until recently, femininity was seen as something that was artificial and fake. So there is this fear of feminine that we see in a lot of different aspects of culture that is punished. That’s a part of patriarchy. In a lot of ways we can’t talk about homophobia and transphobia, without talking about patriarchy.”
- Laverne Cox
Read the full interview here, via Gawker.
(Source: iamkiam, via transawareness)
happy birthday Joe Biden, and congratulations on being adorable for 71 years except for that awkward phase in the mid 90s
The night he and Paul Ryan debated is still, hands down, my favorite night on Tumblr! I love this man. Even when his foot-in-mouth disease acts up.