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Anonymous asked: This is not an ask telling you to stop tagging trigger warnings, it is just a question. Isn't one of the reasons of trigger warnings to let someone know that a trigger is there so that they can brace before the view it? From what I have heard it is much better to learn to face a trigger than to avoid it completely, since there are no trigger warnings in the real world and you are bound to run into someone who doesn't give a shit about if you trigger or not. Just asking what your view on it is.

It helps some people brace for it (it can help if you are expecting it) and/or it helps people avoid it. Yes, people are jerks in real life, but a lot of people use tumblr and/or the internet to try and get away from that, and things like trigger warnings and tagging allows people to do that. Just because some people are dicks offline doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be courteous when we can be.

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Anonymous asked: Since you live in the UK, I was wondering your opinion on what you think Scotland should do on Thursday? Vote yes or no?

I think it’s really hard to make a decision because no one is releasing hard data. In my personal opinion I think it will be a bad move for Scotland because I’m not sure that they can economically support themselves, and I say this as someone who is like 3/4ths Scottish. But without hard data it’s really hard to say.

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Anonymous asked: I'll have to completely disagree with the person who has a problem with meg. She has been nothing but lovely for someone in the public eye and has personally helped me a lot when I was confused and worried about my bisexuality. She calls out society on a lot of its crap on her twitter while simultaneously receiving countless sexist messages. She has made a few mistakes on twitter in the past but she has always apologised and explained herself. She's a brilliant role model honestly ~

Yeah I’ve never seen her be anything but lovely.

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youscareme asked: all these asks like "omg it's italian culture calm down" *smashes head against keyboard repeatedly* cultural relativism, at least in my opinion, shouldn't just automatically excuse shitty things. and besides, i went to a private christian school in the us, and in fucking /1st grade/ when i wore a 'spaghetti strap' tank top to school on a hot day, they made me wear my heavy coat. and in high school girls couldn't wear tank tops at all. anyway yeah what they did to griffon was sexist. the end.

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atane:

This is an absolutely heartbreaking case of police brutality. A 22 year old black man with down syndrome was beaten by the police for the bulge in his pants. That bulge turned out to be his colostomy bag. They ripped the bag off his body. This was an unprovoked attack. No one is safe out here.

Reblogging with updated link. The old one was dead.

Remember the case of 22 year old Gilberto Powell.

From a medical perspective this is horrifying, beyond the brutality he could’ve died from infection from a leak or trauma to his stoma.

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Anonymous asked: is anyone else getting bothered by how offensive and rude meg is???? i mean she is really, really nasty and has been since she worked at scourcefed [which, it's p much known that most if not all people who work at defranco inc are bigots in some way, including her]

Gonna need receipts on that. She’s been nothing but lovely as far as I’ve seen, and hasn’t shown any more oppressive behaviour than the average person (in fact I would say she’s better than the average person).

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Anonymous asked: What do you think of men identifying as feminists? Personally, I think they should just be allies, as men identifying as feminists to me is similar to straight people wanting to be part of the LGBT+ acronym. Like, they can be allies, but the movement is not for them.

I can see that point of view but honestly I’m on the fence about the whole thing. I certainly think that trans people (inc. non-binary & trans men) shouldn’t be excluded from feminism, as gender inequality is intrinsic to the transphobia that trans people face. 

I understand the idea of feminism being a safe space, and I’m also understanding of the fact that some cis dudes self-proclaim as sex-positive feminists (for shitty reasons), but feminism also appeals to me as a global, intersectional movement on a massive, multi-gendered scale.

Basically, I see all sides of the matter so I’m reluctant to say definitively either way, and I’m not really sure I should as a trans guy.

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rootsoforigin asked: I just noticed that Michael referenced the Ferguson situation in Bike N' Chat at 32:40.

Yeah, I also have an ask about this to answer. Thank you for the warning!

rememberwhenyoutried:

Someone who goes for the “wow, you must be a disappointment to your parents” when they are attacking a trans woman is probably looking for really painful open wounds to poke, so even if they’re your friend and the trans woman they’re insulting is someone you dislike I’d advise you to be wary of them.

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lagos2bahia:

So many men have internalized the lie that they have uncontrollable sex drives, and no way to control their anger. They aren’t ashamed of their abusive behavior because they see it as a something natural to them and maybe even central to their masculinity. It’s scary as hell.

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