We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.
OK so as far as I can tell
Even though Laverne Cox held the #1 spot on the Time 100 reader poll
She’s not even on the list
Ask me how mad I am
She came in 5th, after Bieber. I’m gonna scream.
just think about y’all millions and millions of little dark skinned black girls are going to go to the supermarket with their parents this month and when they’re waiting in line at the check out aisle they’re going to look up and see Lupita Nyong’o being hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world god is amazing
Son, I found your fedora. At first I thought you were a brony and I was going to be very disappointed. But then I found your giant stash of checkered vans and hawaiian shirts. Ska punk forever, son. Ska punk forever.
A word of advice to trans women
Go to your nearest target. Buy a two pack of pushup bras (24$ for 2), and target’s bra inserts (12$). Then go to your nearest Walmart and buy the Vasserette Control Shapewear Panties (2.50 each), they do wonders for helping your tuck. There you go! You just saved yourself a lot of money, you can afford to buy enough to wear every day, and best of all you look fabulous. -@twidx
recs for trans women are so rare on tumblr!! spread this, people.
stop being concerned about whether every body you see is aesthetically pleasing to you
so I’m doing all this research about preventative public health measures for work, and almost all of them, at their heart, are about sitting down with someone and talking to them
and I think there is something terribly sad and also somehow magnificent about that, about how much harm is done to our bodies for the lack of someone to decode it all for us, with confidence and warmth.
REBLOGGING FOR YOUR WONDERFUL TAGS
Are there any metro-Detroit area queers who would like to come talk about queerness to some middle schoolers in a rad sex-ed class?
The program is called OWL, which stands for Our Whole Lives. It’s a wonderful, inclusive Unitarian Universalist curriculum that I went through myself, and teaches the following:
Teens have the right to
- Ask any questions they have about sexuality
- Receive full and accurate information about sexuality
- Explore any issues of sexuality that interest them
- Have support in making their own decisions about sexual matters
- Express their sexuality in ways that are healthy and life affirming.
- Be treated with respect by leaders and participants in this group.
- all teens have the right and obligation to obtain clear information about relevant laws around their sexual conduct?
Assumptions about Sexuality
- All persons express and experience sexuality differently, but sexuality is not dependent on gender, designated sex, ability, body shape, or other innate characteristic.
- Sexuality is generally a good part of the human experience
- Sexuality includes much more than sexual behavior.
- Sexuality begins and develops throughout life
- It is natural to express sexual feelings in a variety of ways
- People engage in healthy sexual behavior for a variety of reasons, including to express caring and love, to experience intimacy and connection with another, to share pleasure, to bring new life into the world, and to experience fun and relaxation.
- Sexuality in our society is damaged by violence, oppression, exploitation, alienation, objectification, dishonesty, and abuse of power.
- It is healthier for young adults to postpone sexual intercourse until they are mentally and physically ready and can give informed consent.
- Every person is entitled to dignity and self-worth and to their own attitudes and beliefs about sexuality
- Knowledge about human sexuality is helpful, not harmful. Every individual has the right to accurate information about sexuality and to have their questions answered.
- Healthy sexual relationships are:
- Consensual (all people consent)
- Nonexploitative (equal in terms of power, and no one feels obligated, pressured, or forced into activities or behaviors)
- mutually pleasurable (all receive some type of pleasure whether sexual, physical, or emotional)
- As Safe as Possible (as low a risk of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, emotional pain, and physical pain as all involved are comfortable with)
- developmentally appropriate (appropriate to the age and maturity involved)
- based on mutual expectations and caring
- respectful (including the values of honesty and keeping commitments made to others)
- Sexual intercourse is only one of many valid ways to express sexual feelings with a partner, sexual intercourse or sexual conduct is not needed for a valid relationship.
- We are called to enrich our lives by expressing sexuality in ways that enhance wholeness and fulfillment and express love, commitment, delight, or pleasure and any combination of those qualities.
- All persons have the right and obligation to make choices only after having responsible informing of choices.
Justice and Inclusivity
- We need to avoid double standards. People of all ages, genders, races, back grounds, income levels, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientations must have equal value and rights.
- No relationship would be coercive or exploitative.
- All sexual and romantic orientations are natural and valid.
if you’re interested, let me know and I can tell you more about what/where this event is! If not, gimme a signal boost? Thanks all!