Me: I am reading wikipedia about he end of the universe and finding it very comforting, is that wrong?
Bestfriend: I don't know about wrong. But if it's part of suicidal feelings…
Me: Well, it is connected to them but the end of the universe is not something within anyone's control. It is not like I am going to end the universe so that my problems vanish. But knowing that, however badly I fuck up, one day the universe will end and it is impossible for anyone to care that I fucked up, is comforting. Like, even if I did something so stupid that word of it spread accross all the galaxies and was written in the history books of a million civilisations, one day the universe would end and it would not matter
Bestfriend: <laughs> Yes. It'd be hard to do something that stupid, anyway. I'm not entirely sure if it's possible to spread word of something across all galaxies in the universe.
Bestfriend: (clearly the most important facet of what we're talking about)
Me: "Once there was a lady with a messy room who was bad at her job. She also got very upset about what opinions she thought a fictitious hat would think of her if the hat were real."
Bestfriend: Is okay. Many alien cultures would be like: "What is lady? What is room? What is job? What is hat?"
Me: :) Yes
Bestfriend: "Did she ever eat her siblings?" "No." "Did she ever steam a flarglewhatsit for more than 12 minutes and serve it to a guest?" "No." "Did she ever dress in the traditional purple-and-aquamarine dotted pyramidal dress of the Imperial Family of Blorg in a mocking way during the 17.3 day Festival of Blorgtimes?" "No." "Then she is good creature. I have no problem with."
You can have a gender preference and still be bisexual. You are still 100% bi. You are valid.
A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]
A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]
Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 
Source with more wonderful photos
Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”
P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”
I have two potential ID pictures and I know exactly which one I’m going to try to submit
I under stand that my head is tilted by a professional smile???
How is my smile not professional???
Let’s try round 2.
I’m very confused. I must inquire further.
LEGITIMATE LOUD SCREAMING THIS IS IT, THIS IS THE DAY I DIE
"i don’t like one direction. they’re so gay," i say. my fellow single heterosexual bros erupt in applause. i receive 50 Man points and level up to become the Manliest of Men. i’m so original and creative. what a sick burn.
Don’t tell a young bisexual who just became open and comfortable with herself that she’s a closet lesbian. If you feel the need to, superglue is sold at most grocery stores and works wonders on keeping your fucking mouth shut.
Bisexuality isn’t the name for a weird phenomenon that occurs somewhere between gay and hetero. It’s not a synonym for confused or attention-seeking, and it’s not code for “actually straight”. It isn’t something you can measure with points or percentages or relationship history.
it’s a completely real sexuality that stands alone and isn’t up for debate
What if we had to cut our mouths into chunks in order to have multiple conversations?
Lindsey Doe’s video on polyamory.
I’m just going to address this quickly because I still get funny looks/questions/laughed at when I talk about wearing condoms, using condoms or buying condoms. Indeed, my spouse and I both have vaginas, but we use condoms regularly. The problem (and my frustration) is:
A. Not everyone uses condoms right now, especially people who don’t have penises
B. Some people without penises really need to use condoms
For some education on why you should use condoms, even if you don’t have a penis or don’t use a penis in sex:
The rate of HPV that’s spreading and how easily it’s spread is scary, and can lead to full-blown cancer. Someone in my family had pre-cancerous cells found in them and they still have to get regular check-ups to be screened for cancer in their cervix. There are also a ton of other STI’s that can be had from fluid contact (vagina to vagina included, or even from fingers, tongues, etc.) and shared toy use.
Also, a lot of common toys, especially dildos, are made from materials that can’t be sanitized effectively, so not only does that increase a risk of passing along STIs, but it also can lead to bacterial infections from the toys never being able to be truly cleaned, or other nasty reactions from non-medical-grade PVC or other materials that your body doesn’t like.
So, people who have vaginas or use toys: USE CONDOMS AND USE THEM EFFECTIVELY, as this comic demonstrates. Use them as dental dams, use them on your fingers, use them on your toys, use them for switching between vaginal and anal play, etc. etc. You can very literally save your, or someone else’s life, and I feel like the only time condoms are brought up is when there’s a penis involved. There’s no excuse not to be safe, and that includes not having a penis.
Reblogging again for the FANTASTIC information above. Condoms don’t just protect hetero couples from babies, they protect EVERYONE from STIs, bacteria, and infection no matter what you’re putting where!
It’s just crazy to me that everyone finds him to be some kind of Christian hero when he admitted to cheating on his wife repeatedly and drinking excessively for most of their marriage.
Now, since he’s “found God” since then, he’s holier than thou and can quote the bible regarding the sins of other’s?
What happened to hate the sin, not the sinner? So he hates the “sin” of homosexuality, but gets to compare gays to people who fuck animals? And that’s not “hating the sinner”?
I don’t think anyone is saying he has a “holier then thou” mind set. He’s exercising one of his basic American rights, and is being shunned for it. THAT is wrong. He is doing nothing but standing up for what he believes in. That has absolutely nothing to do with the amount of alcohol you consume, or if you’re faithful to your wife. He was solely under the assumption that he had the freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech is a political right that protects you from retaliation from the government. It does not protect you in private enterprise or in personal relationships. “Freedom of speech” does not protect you from experiencing the personal and professional consequences of offensive or unprofessional speech. It just keeps you from being arrested or imprisoned. And when your speech crosses the line and turns into threats, “freedom of speech” won’t even protect you from that.
Here are some examples of where freedom of speech does and does not protect you:
- You publish an editorial in a conservative paper where you call the president of the United States a Kenyan-born terrorist who is establishing secret death camps for Christians in rural areas. Your freedom of speech will keep you from being arrested by the government. Your freedom of speech will not, however, keep you from being criticized by individuals over your lack of evidence and ridiculous conspiracy theorizing.
- You have a syndicated column with a newspaper and in a post on your personal blog, you go off on a racist rant wherein you employ multiple racial epithets. The newspaper catches wind of it. Your freedom of speech will not protect you from losing your job because of your offensive behavior, because the newspaper—a private company—does not want someone who espouses those ideas representing their paper and they are entitled to fire people who misrepresent their organization.
- You call your husband an asshole. Your freedom of speech will not keep him from being mad at you or potentially using it as grounds for divorce.
- You go to your private enterprise job and point blank call your female supervisor a cunt to her face. Your freedom of speech will not keep you from losing your job for unprofessional, offensive behavior.
- You go to your government job and point blank call your female supervisor a cunt to her face. Your freedom of speech will not keep you from losing your job for unprofessional, offensive behavior. Your freedom of speech will keep you from being arrested.
- You go to your job in the White House, and you call the president an asshole to his face. Your freedom of speech will keep you from being arrested, but it will not keep you from being fired.
- You go to your job in the White House, and you are overheard saying to another employee that you think the President is a Kenyan-born terrorist who deserves to be taken out into the Rose Garden and shot execution style by a Real American. Your speech is now a threat of violence, and your freedom of speech will not only not keep you from losing your job (you probably will), it also will not keep you from being arrested for issuing a threat on the life of the president.
Are we clear now what exactly freedom of speech is and how it works?
You don’t have freedom of speech with a private employer. If you work for A&E and you go around spouting homophobic garbage and A&E doesn’t want to be associated with said homophobic garbage or the person who spouted it, they are entitled, as a private company, to fire you and put as much distance between themselves and you as possible.
Just like this dude is entitled to stand up for what he believes in and say offensive things about gay people in public without fear of reprisal from the government, A&E is entitled to stand up for what they believe in and say they don’t want a homophobe working for them at their private company and fire him. And you are entitled to be mad about A&E’s decision to fire him…but other people are also entitled to be pissed off if A&E decided to keep a homophobic hypocrite on their payroll.
Freedom of speech does not mean you do not have to take any responsibility for your words.
Geez louise, people, take a fucking civics class.
One of the other most common misconceptions about “freedom of speech” I see is when people think they are owed a place to state their views, no matter how obnoxious or hateful the things they say. They’re utterly outraged when this violates the TOS of the site and they get kicked off it, crying “Censorship!!!” or “I have a right to free speech!!!”
That’s not what freedom of speech is! The above commentary nicely laid out how freedom of speech does not protect you from consequences for your words, but I’ve also seen people think that tumblr (or livejournal/dreamwidth or bbs or forums or any website that lets you publish content to the web) owes them that platform to do so.
Because, no, they really don’t. They are not stopping you from making your own company that can publish content to the web, you will not be arrested for saying hateful things. You can stand on your own lawn and speak your words, if you want. But tumblr doesn’t owe you a provided space for it, they are entirely within their rights to say, “We don’t want that on our site, you’re banned.” They’re a company who offers a deal with certain terms of service, they don’t owe you shit.
But ultimately it’s about how you won’t be arrested or punished by the government for what you say (aside from threats to others’ safety), NOT “I want to say what I want to say and you shouldn’t be able to tell me to shut up!!”
"I’m sick of how bisexuality is erased in LGBT spaces. I get really nervous before any LGBT event, especially Pride. I feel incredibly sad and hopeless when gay and lesbian people call me insulting names. If gay and lesbian people don’t understand me – Continue reading Prejudice at Pride at Empathize This
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah