The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.
#this is disgusting #a little girl is going to be INSTITUTIONALIZED#and TAKEN FROM HER MOTHER #because she identifies as a gender other than the one society has assigned her? #what. the. fuck. #NO #lgbt
What Felicia said.
Ms. Talackova has been disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada contest solely for being transgender. This is discriminatory, unjust, and quite frankly disgusting. She is a woman and deserves to be treated as any other woman would be. What kind of genitals she was or was not born with (and even what kind of genitals she has today) is completely irrelevant. This petition is to get her reinstated as a contestant, since she was unfairly disqualified.
There are only 7 signatures. WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS!
I know some of you are probably like and…
But to me it’s kind of a big deal…
so I thought I’d share…
I don’t wear makeup, but this is for my followers that do, if they care.
For those asking what you can do to help, please link to visiblechildren.tumblr.com wherever you see KONY 2012 posts. And tweet a link to this page to famous people on Twitter who are talking about KONY 2012!
I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor…
I know this has nothing to do with dresses, but as this is kind of a big thing on tumblr (we all know how much you all love social justice slacktivism) and I have let’s just say a shit ton of followers, this needs to be promoted.
There’s a lot of tumbling going on about the so-called “KONY 2012” campaign being launched by the charity, “Invisible Children,” which clains to be about educating the world about Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, who uses child soldiers to do some of the most horrific things imaginable. While Joseph Kony may be one of the most vile people to ever live, and undoubtedly help is needed in the region, Invisible Children is not the charity people should be supporting. Not only does very little of its money go to direct aid, it supports military intervention in taking out Kony, which would undoubtedly cause the deaths of countless numbers of his child soldiers and only serve to cause more chaos in a troubled region. While it’s good that knowledge of Kony’s crimes is being shared, if you want to support a charity, try supporting a non-violent one.
The following day, I attended a workshop about preventing gender violence, facilitated by Katz. There, he posed a question to all of the men in the room: “Men, what things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?”
Not one man, including myself, could quickly answer the question. Finally, one man raised his hand and said, “Nothing.” Then Katz asked the women, “What things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?” Nearly all of the women in the room raised their hand. One by one, each woman testified:
“I don’t make eye contact with men when I walk down the street,” said one.
“I don’t put my drink down at parties,” said another.
“I use the buddy system when I go to parties.”
“I cross the street when I see a group of guys walking in my direction.”
“I use my keys as a potential weapon.”
The women went on for several minutes, until their side of the blackboard was completely filled with responses. The men’s side of the blackboard was blank. I was stunned. I had never heard a group of women say these things before. I thought about all of the women in my life — including my mother, sister and girlfriend — and realized that I had a lot to learn about gender.
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For you pet owners
tumblr bomb the shit out of it
Yesterday, someone called me a Slactivist. This was in response to a Facebook post about Indigenous People’s Remembrance Day (instead of Thanksgiving) and the irony of people camping out for Twilight and Black Friday without incident or pepper spray. I don’t think that any of these things are…
tl;dr: It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing.