I see your shifting gaze, that disgusted glance. I know you’re questioning my parenting from across the elementary school assembly.
Let me tell you a little story about the kindergarten student with bright purple hair, my little Raven Marie…
A month before school started she decided to play hair stylist with the craft scissors, and to save what was left I had to opt for a pixie cut. She was absolutely devastated. It was about three hours before she stopped her harsh sobbing and hiccups.
She has thought that the length of a girls hair was what made her “girly”. I know I’ve personally had many hairstyles around her before, including a purple mohawk, which many people criticized as not being “girly” enough. Media, other children, other parents, and society made it worse. She would randomly burst in tears while out in public for the first week of her new style, screaming that she looked like a boy. That everyone would think she’s a boy.
At one point she took off her bow in her hair, threw it at a cashier and screamed, “I DON’T NEED THIS BOW TO TELL YOU THAT I’M NOT A BOY, BECAUSE I’M NOT”
Proudly stomping away in her blue jean overalls, head held high.
Once we edged closer to the first day of school she kept asking questions like, “Do you think the other kids will like me? Do you think they’ll be my friend? Will they think I’m a boy? Will they pick on me because I have boy hair?”
So I went to the grocery store, bought some dye, and spent the whole night transforming my bright blonde little girl into a plum punk rock fairy. I then assured her that if any of the kids didn’t like her, they were just jealous.
As for you, mothers and teachers with the wandering eyes filled with disgust and judgement, I’m in the business of raising a free spirit.
Here’s to you, Raven Marie. I love you.
Look at how fucking adorable that kid is holy fucking shit
usually unpopular opinion puffin pisses me off but this is so important
ALL OF THIS
this is the funniest goddamn joke in gravity falls to me. what is the point. literally what. there is no set up. there is no punchline. he just says “i found it while i was here… practicing” and the footage cuts to mabel filming him on the middle of a fucking island playing a tuba that has never previously been mentioned before he shouts “LOOK, A GIANT TOOTH” i am fucking crying about this goddamn cartoon thiS IS NOT EVEN FUNNY THIS IS A GENIUS SHOW WITH GENIUS WRITING AND BETTER JOKES THAN ANYTHING ON TV RIGHT NOW AND I AM LAUGHING AT THIS 12 YEAR OLD PLAYING A RANDOM FUCKING TUBA WITH THIS RIDICULOUS FUCKING LOOK ON HIS FACE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE IM GOING TO SHIT THE
Bisexual community: We define bisexuality as attraction to people of the same gender and different genders.
Biphobes: Aaaaactually bisexuality means "attracted to men and women" because the prefix "bi" means "two".
Bisexual community: Okay, that's a really narrow and finicky way of examining things, but yes the prefix bi means two. Which means that bisexual people are attracted to two different gender groups. Like, for example, people of the same gender as them and people of a different gender than them. Which is what we said. Our definition of our own sexual orientation is still right even with your narrow and finicky standards applied to it.
Biphobes: Sorry, I didn't catch any of that. I have my entire head and neck firmly lodged up my own ass. Bi means two. Bisexual means
you’re not a true gamer until you shove an entire ps4 up your ass
You mean I shoved that ps3 up my ass for nothing
Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
cool thing about choosing literally any major is that someone is gonna make you feel bad about it
Theatre major? You mean waiting tables for the rest of your life.
English major? Oh, so you want to be a school teacher.
Art major? Enjoy poverty you hipster.
Anthropology major? Was history too hard for you?
History major? What can you even do with that?
I’ve heard all of these before.
the look on their faces though. its like “omfg, charles. charles, charles. THE HUMAN IS WAVING. WAVE BACK, HURRY.”
omg cutest ever