Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The reason “It Gets Better” caught on with politicians and celebrities is because it’s great PR and it requires absolutely NOTHING from them in the way of real action.

someone on datalounge who I cannot quite disagree with (via aliapenny)

I just need that entire comment on my blog:

It’s just a bullshit PR campaign, nothing more. Telling kids to put up with bullying until they leave school is not constructive advice. It’s cruel. School boards, school administrators, teachers, etc., need to have zero tolerance policy for bullying. It’s not uncommon for teachers to bully unpopular kids themselves. That’s where the changes need to be made. But that requires action, and it requires standing up to conservatives who fight anti-bullying campaigns tooth and nail (often claiming that bullying gay people is a christian right). The reason “It Gets Better” caught on with politicians and celebrities is because it’s great PR and it requires absolutely NOTHING from them in the way of real action.

It’s cruelty to tell a kid to tolerate bullying. And to whom is this campaign even directed? The fat gay kids that Savage makes fun of himself? It’s a campaign aimed at good looking white boys with great bodies and upper middle class families. Yes, THEY will do better once they start hitting the gay bars. But for most average looking kids from working class families, they will find a gay community that’s often very much like High School, with cliques and teasing and rejection. Gay kids need to get support from society, and the kids that need that most are the kids that Savage himself would mock and demonize; kids of color, working class and poor kids, fat kids, kids with acne, and kids who are otherwise marginalized in society AND in our community.

Even when you look at the videos on YouTube, you see politicians who’ve come out against marriage equality, sports teams that would never accept a gay person in their ranks, and celebrities who just want some good press. The gay kids who participate are often great looking white boys, who you know will be accepted in the gay community, and are already leading charmed lives. It’s a campaign for the people Savage likes…sexy white male teenagers with athletic bodies who will be greeted with open arms.

I’ll take the campaign seriously when Savage speaks out on behalf of marginalized gay kids, and criticizes the gay community for its racism and other prejudices. But he’s the biggest bigot and bully of the bunch, and that’s been proven from his many years as a “columnist.” I often couldn’t believe how conservative, prejudiced, and intolerant he was in those columns.”

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Also trans people. 

Dan Savage doesn’t care about the T, and he’s been actively, grossly cissexist on many distinct occasions. 

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Not to mention asexuals, women, lower-class people, etc.
Let’s face it kids, Dan Savage is the most hypocritical douchebag in the queer rights movement.

But yes I agree with everything that has been posted above. 

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don’t forget that he thinks bisexuals in general need to “make up their mind” and that male bisexuals are essentially unicorns

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I once had an extended argument over when he was glitter-bombed because he’s a huge hypocritical transphobe. You can’t claim to be a trans* ally and then hurl transphobic slurs at your enemies. There’s no complicit-by-ignorance-and-stupidity argument to be made there - that’s just straight up transphobia. He is not an ‘activist.’ He is making a great living by essentially capitalizing on the intersection of his hegemonic identities and a burgeoning pinkwashed economy.

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liking all the commentary here, and yeah that’s always bugged me about the “it gets better” campaign; it should be made better for kids NOW, not just waiting for them to get older and for their life to stop sucking

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savage doesnt give a shit about #rape victims either oohh tss….

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I think we all agree that dan savage is a stinky, puckered asshole.

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Agree with everything mentioned, and adding more links

General list

Fucknodansavage

Transmisogyny and whorephobia

This old but still equally disgusting bit of transmisogyny and repeated misgendering of a trans woman

YFIP page w/ a fuckload of links

Another page o his general shittiness

A really racist comment

(I’ve probably doubled up on some links but w/e)

And this is just from like, the first page of google. I also wanna mention that he has a penchant to call other gay/lesbian people f*gs and d*kes which is never ok, unless the person has explicitly said that’s an ok term to use cor them.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

-jenjam:

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Monday, April 14, 2014

pasionanimalblog:

Bearcat. aka binturong (Arctictis binturongBeing nocturnal animals, their stunning red eyes and sensitive whiskers guide them in the dark.

Today I was lucky and I caught them very active, because they are often sleepy during the day.

Binturong. Al tener hábitos nocturnos, sus impresionantes ojos rojos y sus bigotes sensibles al tacto les orientan en la oscuridad.

Hoy he tenido suerte y les he pillado con mucha actividad, suelen estar adormilados durante el día.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

amoebaing:

vanconcastiel:

lovemamylove:

tacticalspookybadger:

rightundermyskin:

aqueousescapist:

cumslaught:

karensdisciple:

What is love?

Apparently only for white people.

Dude, you do realize this ad is Italian right? Those people are Italian, because it’s an Italian ad. Italian people are typically white. This ad is suppose to be about acceptance in THEIR country, why would they have models that don’t look like they’re from their country?

I’m gettin’ real tired of tumblr’s attitude. I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but here we go.

Not everywhere is as mixed as North America. You go to places like Japan and it would be really weird to see a white person in their ad, it’s no different for places like Italy and Germany where people are mostly white. In North American we seem to have a decently even mix in a lot of areas so it’s a little off-putting when there’s only a certain race -generally all white people- depicted, where it’s completely normal and would appear really strange otherwise for other countries. Like you wouldn’t go to China and demand they show white people in their ads there, so why would you do the same for a country that has very few PoC compared to it’s population?

As the person above me said, why would they have models that don’t look like they’re from their country in their ads?

Seriously, I am Italian, and FUCK YOU. Our country has huge problems with homophobia, there isn’t even one single law to protect homosexuals. Most European countries have legalized marriage and adoption (or at least talked about it), but not Italy. The Catholic community does everything they can to block the law against homophobia. Last month, a 14 years-old killed himself because he was gay. You have no idea how much that kind of thing matters in Italy, all you can fucking do is whine about Tumblr about the fact that they are all white. Yes, in Italy the majority of the population is indeed white. Not the rest of the world is like fucking North America. So before you come whining about it on Tumblr, get your facts right.

I love it when reality slaps the fuck out of Tumblr.

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Reality bitch-slapping whiny fuckers on tumblr brings me such joy. And props to my countryman up there layin down the facts.

lmao yes because there are no black people or other PoC in italy at all. italy has no problems with racism what are you all talking about. and the white lgbtqi community also doesn’t have any problems with racism. All those frustrations PoC lgbtqi have when discriminated against in the lgbtqi community?? naaah you’re all overreacting also you’re assholes for wanting to be represented. lets pretend that PoC lgbtqi people aren’t more likely to be targeted than white lgbtqi people and PoC lgbtqi people are all irrational for feeling uncomfortable when their stories are erased.  you sure showed them!!!!

all you people acting like adding an interracial couple or a non-white couple would have ruined everything - I like where your priorities are :’))))))

yep, Japan definitely doesn’t have any ads featuring and glorifying white people

do you people even do your research? that is a giant-ass picture of Cameron Diaz’s blonde, blue-eyed face glowingly looking over Japan from the side of a building. this is such a tired, lazy argument, and the only reason you pull out Japan in particular is because you expect its reputation for nationalism will bolster your (lazy) argument, BUT GUESS WHAT, even in NATIONALISTIC! JAPAN! WHITE FOLKS APPEAR IN BEAUTIFUL GLAMOUROUS WAYS. EVEN CELEB ONES. thus your argument is shit, please go away.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

lalondes:

i’m sorry but i really have to laugh every time i hear the “but why aren’t platonic dates socially acceptable?

buddy, platonic dates are definitely already socially acceptable. in fact, in many cases, they’re more socially acceptable than other kinds of dates. one time i took my girlfriend to a candle-lit italian restaurant and the waiter was like, “hey, fun, leaving the boys at home for a girl’s night out!” what does that tell you?

studiosucculents:

Left: Kalanchoe Tomentosa (Chocolate Soldier)
Center: Sempervivum Arachnoideum (Cobweb Houseleek)
Right: Echeveria Haagai Tolimanensis

jaclcfrost:

[looks fondly at character]

ah, there he is. that motherfucker. what a tool

ohmygodbeautifulbitches:

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