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ironfoxe:

Bottom line: if you wouldn’t call the LGBTQ* community the “f*g community” or the “dyke community” or the “tr***y community”, why you doing it with queer?

Examine your life.

I’m trying to understand. Slut is also a slur to a lot of people. So is the n word. But when people take ownership of it and use it for themselves, it loses that power…? Does it?

I have a friend in Richmond who prefers to be called queer. Anton (I forget which pronoun but it’s not they) feels like it’s the best description, and even formed a band, “queer rocket” with other people who feel the same way.

Gay and even homosexual have also been used as slurs. I think any word invented would as long as there are people who still hate.

I want to find out more about these words, this etiquette, and ask the pronouns. I’m really confused, and it’s late at night… But if anyone wants to talk, let me know? In not expecting it and I know the responsibility is mine to learn, not anyone’s to explain. Thanks for reading :)

staff:

Welcome to the second installment of our government transparency report, where we explain in (hopefully not boring) detail the government requests we receive for account information, and how we respond to those requests.

How many requests? From January to June 2014, we provided information—either user data or blog content—for 84% of the requests made, covering 199 blog URLs. This represents approximately 0.00010% of all blogs on Tumblr. Not a huge number, but this is about full disclosure, no matter what the scale.

Also in this report: some emerging trends in the data, and some information about our improved user notice policy. Plus: a few additional gems to keep you fully educated about when the government is requesting your information, and what we’re doing to defend your rights.

We take the privacy of your information seriously, as you know, and we’ll be auditing ourselves twice a year from here on out. Look for our next report in early 2015.

What kind of data do you divulge? And what is already available publicly aside from the content of our posts?

whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.
Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.
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whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

http://jamietheignorantamerican.tumblr.com/post/92761725659/i-used-to-get-really-upset-about-drawing-because

jamietheignorantamerican:

I used to get really upset about drawing, because when I first began talking about social justice issues, the only artwork I had seen related to it on tumblr was about bashing “SJWs” and “Special Snowflakes who can’t go outside because they’ll get ‘triggered’”.

I remember being just so sad…

I think that’s why your artwork made (makes?) Such an impact, because it is so self aware that it’s going against that grain. I definitely thought so -it was the first time I had ever seen something like it. Thank you

Ate vegan all day today! After deciding yesterday that I couldn’t live in opposition to my values any longer, it was a little hard to adjust. So today was good.

Yesterday I was hungry for breakfast, and since we only have cornflakes, I reached for an egg. Unbidden, the enormity of what I was supporting came to mind. The thought of all those chickens packed together. The thought of millions of male chicks thrown in a grinder for every female chick sold -even to nice family farms. I had just told someone a week ago why I didn’t support animal agriculture, but I was still a hypocrite -eating dairy and eggs, and told them so. Then yesterday morning, I realized that couldn’t go on.

I have a bird. His name is chirpy. Why should I pay to support his cousin’s killers for the convenience of a fried egg? Especially when there are perfectly good foods available to me without the cost of cruelty attached.

But then yesterday, at night, I was hungry but trying not to eat anything after 10 pm. I gave in, and ate a bunch of cheese flavored crackers. :( old habits are hard to break.

But today was a new day, and I’m happy to say that everything I ate was cruelty free, to the best of my knowledge.

I still don’t know what to think about honey. I know bees make it for themselves to eat, but I also know that local small time bee keepers are the only ones keeping bees alive, especially from Monsanto’s pesticides.

I also don’t know what I think about animals like jelly fish and oysters. Technically they are kingdom animalia, but they interact with nature a lot like plants do, except without photosynthesis.

And if wasps were invading my home, I would not really feel bad about escalating to lethal methods if I couldn’t persuade them to leave.

And if food were ever going to be wasted, and I couldn’t find a mouth for it, I would eat it rather than let it go to waste, if I still could.

Everyone goes vegan for different reasons. I guess these are mine.

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