People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
The poster reads:
In case anyone was wondering, this is me, Bryn - one of the mods and the founder of TIRC. I guess it might be time to get a little personal. I won’t be graphic, but obviously it will be triggering or upsetting to some.
(tw for rape, assault, drugs)
My first assault actually occurred when I was 13, but because it wasn’t rape, it took me a long time to come to terms that I had, in fact, been violated. That was in 2005. On August 14, 2007, my best friend gave me angel dust (PCP) without telling me and I emerged from the haze no longer a virgin. It took me 3 years to finally tell someone - someone I thought was a friend, who I could trust - and that was her response. I believed it. She made it clear that I was just a commodity and people who treat me as such no matter whether or not I agreed to it.
The second phrase was also said by another person I considered very close, someone I thought I loved and trusted. It was not her initial reaction, but she made clear to let me know that I had done something to bring it on myself. What I had done was trust. That was my sin. I had trusted someone and, on November 2, 2011, they had punished me for it. I don’t want to go into details about this one because it’s still quite raw.
Even though I have witnessed the heinousness of people firsthand - not just the people who commit these violent crimes, but the reactions of people who I believed were my friends -, I have also found strength. I find strength in my co-mods. I find strength in our followers. I find strength and joy when people thank me for helping them realize they are not alone and that they do not deserve to be treated the way they are. I find joy knowing that, each day, my words can touch so many people.
I was once asked why I was so “angry” about rape culture. That anger drives me. It brings me passion, the passion I need each day to run this blog and read those awful articles and see the worst aspects of humanity. But knowing that you are all here, learning, helps me. I’m making the world a better place. That, more than anything, brings me peace.
Dove hired a forensic artist to draw how women see themselves versus how others see them - the results are moving.
how do cats even work
- A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
- The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”
- The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
- One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
- A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.
- A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
- If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.
- A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
- Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
- The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
- Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
- Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
- A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
- A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
- Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
- A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
- A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
- A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
And that’s how cat’s work.
Warren Andrews had just finished putting up balloons for his stepdaughter’s 18th birthday party at their suburban home in Mayflower, Arkansas, when his wife came inside and said something was wrong. After stepping out of his house, and taking one glance, he immediately dialed 911.
“I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ve got a river of oil coming down the street at me,” Andrews told the operator. Five minutes later, the slick of noxious black crude spewing from a ruptured Exxon Mobil pipeline was eight feet wide, six inches deep and growing fast.
In this photo, spilled oil from Exxon pipeline runs through a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas on March 29, 2013. Reuters was recently given access to the photo from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Exxon is refusing to let reporters anywhere near the accident. They’re also controlling the airspace above the spill. They don’t want you to see what’s happening. TOO BAD, EXXON.
Signal boost the shit outta this, y’all.
So, lemme get this straight: Now we have oil spills on dry fucking land??
You had one job, Exxon. One fucking job.