“transition poses some ethical questions. Such as, from what age should you be allowed to irreversibly change your body.“
This of course completely ignores the fact that puberty makes irreversible changes to your body. But let us just rephrase the question: “from what age do you gain bodily autonomy?” Now it gets very easy to answer: From the moment you’re fucking born.
I’m sorry, I’m reblogging this twice in a row it is that important
Stand up and say it again for the people in the back row.
It´s stupid to be so emotional over a phone breaking but the thing is, this never happened to me. A cracked screen? Yeah. But a phone falling face first on the ground and not even turning on anymore? That never happened. My phones were all way too resilient for that. And now there are years of pictures lost because nowadays phones seem to be able to handle anything.
Call me old-fashioned but I´m not a fan of the cloud system. Especially after my e-mail account got hacked after I signed a petition, putting all my deeply personal stuff in a place where I can´t personally make sure no one can get to them without my permission doesn´t sit well with me. Ironically enough, I actually thought about backing up my pictures on my laptop recently but there was so much stuff going on that I never got to it. Now all the pictures of Julian and me, of my friends, my dog and even my mother´s grave are gone.
Urghs this just had to happen now, hasn´t it? God forbid I catch a proper break
You guys realize you’re interacting with other human beings on here, right?
I just think that maybe some of you should be like, normal
and by that I mean that like. you need to realize there are boundaries with interactions with strangers
Sooo my phone fell down after I came from the doc and now it won´t turn on. I may or may not have sat on the ground crying for a while because there are a lot of personal, very important pictures that I hadn´t gotten around to save on my laptop yet. Julian will see if he can at least fix it enough so I can save all the important stuff. So if I´m not responding to any whatsapp messages, that´s why
So, Boris Johnson wrote an essay in which he talked about the Sistine Chapel and then said : “There is nothing like it in Muslim art of that or any age, not just because it is beyond the technical accomplishment of Islamic art, but because it is so theologically offensive to Islam.”
NOT TO MENTION the fact that the prohibition against direct images in Islam was actually the reason for the development of the incredible advances in higher mathematics of the Islamic Golden Age because they were required to create these structures. The Islamic World basically took the ban on images as a “hold my beer” thing and created an entire artistic culture based on mathematics and architecture where art and science fed into and glorified each other, 700 years before the Italian Renaissance.
Those beautiful little cascading crenallated niches aren’t just beautiful but functional as well: they created the most incredible acoustics imaginable. Clap your hands beneath them and the sound carries in rippling echoes. It’s amazing! I’d love to hear what they sound like with someone speaking
It was a political marriage. We both deserved better.
I’m sorry but if you were unhappy being married to this handsome (and well behaved! 99 whole days without biting!) fellow then quite frankly he deserved better
my perfidious husband:
I had a dream that I was in an unhappy political marriage with my friend’s parrot. I’m not sure why it was necessary but I felt the heavy burden of obligation when I took him to a ‘bring your spouse to work’ day at my job and everyone praised his little hat and how good he was at throwing paper. I stared forlornly out the window, not really present, and imagined what my life would be like if I had been able to marry for love.
Mental illness is literally not an excuse
I never heard that, but regardless… Assault is assault
Wasn’t it reported that he had intense anxiety problems bc of Supernatural?
This guy was in a drunken rage, put someone in a choke hold and punched the manager of his restaurant
You don’t see that much white energy behind a goddamn actual innocent person.
stan culture was a mistake
I mean I wouldn’t be surprised if all the stuff with the show ending made him crack but he still violently assaulted his employees.
We’re losing the fight
People please please please spread this. Hong Kong is under attack. We used to be an amazing city, we still are. We served as the link between East and West, and had a relatively good relationship with Mainland China. We were technically a part of them, but we kept our own laws and government under the Basic Law (HK law agreed on by both China and England). We had freedom; freedom of speech, religion, protest, all that. We stood up for what’s right.
Throughout Hong Kong’s history, we’ve always had a great relationship with the police force. Just look at the Umbrella Revolution of 2014, it was pretty dang peaceful considering the number of people out on the streets. Sure there were isolated incidents, but overall? There was a mural agreement between protestor and police. We do what we have to do, we fight for what we believe is right, we try to minimalize casualties. That’s not the case anymore
The city has turned into a battlefield. The police have become demons. They’re ruthlessly beating innocent civilians and passerbys. They sprayed pepper spray into a crowded train compartment. They pepper sprayed a pregnant woman directly in the face several times before proceeding to pull her to the ground and beat her. They shot people in the chest, leg, and eye point black. A lot of us don’t even think they are the police of Hong Kong anymore. We believe they are soldiers from the Mainland. They are tearing the city apart
I also feel the need to clear up some things. We are NOT fighting for independence. This started out as a protest against the extradition treaty that would strip Hong Kong of our right to free speech. It has evolved into a protest against police brutality and government negligence, and those two things have only gotten worse and worse. Again, this is not a fight for independence. We just want our city back, we just want One Country Two Systems (the agreement made between China and England. Hong Kong will be a part of China, but have a separate government and a separate justice and social system) back
PLEASE BOOST THIS. Not enough people know about the violence against the citizens. Outside media has painted the protesters as the villains when that is not the case. I’ll come back to add photos and videos to this post, but as for right now, please just BOOST THE HECK OUT OF THIS
sexual tension is out, platonic tension is in. I need enemies who have fought each other so many times that they’ve developed a mutual fondness, realized they have a lot in common, and have to stop themselves from slipping into friendly conversation when they’re supposed to be kicking each other’s asses.