The one precious animal I wish for more than any creature on this planet.
A MUTHAFUKIN ELEPHANT SEAL
You bored as hell and looking for excitement
ROAR YOUR VOICE OF ELEGANCE WITH YO MUTHAFUKIN ELEPHANT SEAL
If you had a rough day and you just feel like going to bed
MUTHAFUKIN ELEPHANT SEAL WILL READ YOU A BEDTIME STORY
You feeling pissed at some penguins
Well muthafukin elephant seal won’t really do shit but it’s still pretty wicked.
I seriously just had to teach my mother some basics of parenting.
Both photos are of my daughter in October, the first in 2011, the second in 2012. I let her pick out her own clothes, shoes, haircuts, hair colors, anything superficial, really. She’s too young to understand the permanence of piercings, so she doesn’t have any. But hair grows, shoes get grown out of, clothes go threadbare. These things don’t really matter—shouldn’t really matter—but anyone raising a gender-variant child knows the world isn’t that kind.
My daughter recently requested a haircut like mine. A long flop on top, pixie-length fade on the back and sides. She’s been bugging me for weeks to color her hair again, I just haven’t had the time. But today she came to me with the same shyness she keeps developing when outside our home; she’s being pressured by peers and family to look “normal,” to grow her hair long and uncolored, to dress a certain way (she hates to match), to indulge in self-consciousness, and alter or not alter her appearance to gain the approval of others, and society at large.
THIS FUCKING INFURIATES ME.
I called my mother tonight, because my daughter had become shy again, and didn’t want to color her hair anymore, and she said it was because of what her Nana had said to her. My mother told me we should get that spray-on Halloween hair colors, so it wouldn’t be so “permanent” and my daughter could be “normal” again to avoid being bullied.
IT IS NOT THE JOB OF THE VICTIM TO STOP BEING BULLIED. IT IS THE BULLY’S JOB TO STOP BULLYING.
I know she gets teased sometimes, and we always talk about it. She stays strong and confident, so long as she has the support of those around her. But what that support falters, or pulls a 180, she’s left to crash.
She also gets teased for liking dinosaurs and not dolls. She gets teased for preferring roughhousing to playing house. She gets teased for liking Lightning McQueen and not Cinderella. Where do we draw the line?
My mother thinks this is a “minor” thing, that it’s better to just blend in. But it would plant the seed of doubt, it forms the foundation for queer kids staying in the closet, for disabled kids to feel worthless, for young girls accepting abusive partners. This is not “minor,” it is fucking MAJOR, because this is my daughter’s foundation, and it will shape her life.
Support your fucking kids. Let them be who they want to be, look how they want to look, and play how they want to play. And make sure they know that you will love them no matter what.
Will always beblog this.
This girl has a hundred thousand people behind her
Parenting: You’re doing it right.
(via luffykun3695)Source: bunnika
This picture says more than words ever will.
how i feel around my friends.
Oh wow. Is that me in the picture cause it sure fucking feels like it
reblogging this because I can relate so much. I’ve felt these thoughts before and it’s the shittiest feeling in the world.
fuck this shit..Being alone is the worst feeling in the world..I would be that person to sit next to her and start a conversation
Such a powerful picture. People need to see this and realize what the world has fucking come to. I’m going to reblog this a billion times in the future, I just know it.
favorite picture on tumblr.
wow, a picture really does have a thousand words.
This is the official Whitehouse.gov petition to stop CISPA 2.0 - I can’t sign it because I’m not in America but this bill would affect more than just Americans, it’ll affect anyone and everyone who uses the internet.
Please Sign it!
((If you are American or are naturalized, Sign. It. This is not a request. It is a command. Because this is not a freaking joke, the same way SOPA last year was not a joke.))
[NEEDS 96,000 signatures, only has 3,000. SIGN! GO GO GO!]
Guys, even if you’re not in America just leave the state blank when you sign up and you can still sign it.
In other words, GO GO GO GO GO THIS IS SO IMPORTANT DO IT NOW.
We got someone a fluffy chicken for way less than this, don’t tell me it’s impossible. THE INTERNET DEPENDS ON IT.
THIS IS RIGHT NOW OR ELSE WE’RE ALL FUCKED.
Not American so GO DO IT FOR ME OR I’LL THROW CUSTARD PIES AT YOUR MOTHER
I’M 100000% FUCKING SERIOUS WHEN I SAY THIS IS SOME PRETTY SERIOUS FUCKING SHIT NOW YOU’D BETTER STOP EVERYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING DOING RIGHT NOW AND GO SIGN THIS FUCKING PETITION OR ELSE I SWEAR TO THE FUCKING FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER (PRAISE TO HIS NOODLY APPENDAGES) THAT YOU WILL LEAVE THIS POST WITH EVERLASTING FUCKING GUILT FOR NOT DOING YOUR FUCKING DUTY TO THIS FUCKING COUNTRY AND THE TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS PROBABLY BEEN KEEPING YOU SANE
(via sanctifiedandfree)Source: thepeasantcourtier