"bisexuals have straight passing privilege"
did you mean bi erasure ?
having people constantly assume im straight or gay based on who im dating or how I dress isn’t a privilege. it’s degrading and ignorant.
- “Eat” the damn Play-doh cookies.
- Slurp the invisible soup.
- Pretend that they’re not causing grievous bodily harm as they “brush” your hair.
- Always be serious when asked what you’d like for dinner, and never say something silly like rabbit soup. Because they will go get their stuffed one off the bed, put it in your best pot, and fill said pot with water. Then place it on your desk.
- Greet their make believe friends and ask how their day was.
- Always kiss the teddy bear goodnight. It has feelings too.
- Always pretend to die when they shoot you.
- If you are having a fake war with them and you shoot them and they say they can’t die because they are invincible, you don’t shoot them again, because they are invincible.
- Yes, their drawing does look like a butterfly, not a bunch of jumbled up lines.
- Them pounding on the piano is the best thing you have ever heard.
no but seriously it’s very important to a child’s development to not be shut down by parents and other caregivers
once when i was little i gave my mum a bowl full of buttons and she got really into pretending it was real food. when she asked me ‘is it soup?’, i turned around, and with the most disapproving glare just went ‘no. it’s buttons’.
"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"
Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"
I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.
I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”
Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.
Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.
It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.
It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.
Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:
Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.
Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.
Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.
Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”
TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:
- You do not respect their rights as an individual.
- You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
- You probably haven’t been listening to them.
Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.
A thingy I thought might help someone. And it’s super easy mode.
Dudes. Please. Don’t ever fucking put acrylic paint onto your skin. Even deco paint. Even watercolor, and never oils. Even if you mix it with skin safe paint. Don’t paint with your fingers without gloves. Don’t apply it like makeup. Even a small amount.That is absolutely not what it’s for. Ask any art student who’s had to sit through ten different Hazardous Material lectures.
Seriously. I feel like I’m going to be shouting this from my death bed. Acrylic paints are not intended for use on skin, they can contain anything from Manganese, Cobalt, Cadmium, and even lead. Don’t do it.
My friend has severe nerve damage from constantly painting with his fingers. The Tin-man practically died from this shit. Come onnnn. And now five thousand people are going to do this. Lord.
save a life and reblog so maybe those cosplayers won’t do this.
Never ever do this oh my gosh!!!! (I’ll admit I made this mistake once and then when I told a friend from school. she flipped and told me about how I shouldn’t make a habit of this because of the damage it could do to my body)
I'm an idiot: exhibit AMe: hey mom, where are the band aids at?
Mom: bottom of the medicine cabinet like always
Me: uh okay *goes and checks what I think is the new medicine cabinet* I don't see them
Mom: Kyle help your sister!
Brother: *walks into the bathroom, opens mirror on the right side*
Me: WHEN THE HELL WAS THIS THING ABLE TO OPEN?!
Brother: uh... always.
Me: BUT IT DOESNT LOOK LIKE IT COULD!! AND I TRIED TO OPEN IT BEFORE AND IT WOULDN'T- Wait. Fuck I was trying to open it on the wrong side wasn't I?
Brother: it's okay sis, you're still pretty.
Me: shush -.-
Let’s give a moment to those mothers that can not have a child…
and to the husbands that stick by their wives regardless of wether they can have a child
This was the most realistic Disney movie ever.
yeah the part where the house flies off due to a bunch of balloons was very realistic
Actually they consulted an architect about how many balloons exactly it would take to do that to a house of that exact size and weight. They calculated that moment using a physics engine and took everything into account. Unless a professional architect as well as all of the physics professors who put their effort into that highly advanced physics engine are wrong, that take off was actually very doable and scientifically accurate.
GET WRECKED SON
It just got better
dirtroadsandwildflowers, this entire channel has fucking awesome ancient hair styles and I am loving it
THAT IS FUCKING INSANE. WHY DID I NEVER THINK TO SEW MY SHIT IN PLACE WHEN I…
Ack! I sent the day getting a new phone (which was a surprisingly long part of my day), setting up my new phone, and getting my schedules figured out and I literally just remembered this! Since I went have access to a computer the rest of the evening I’ll let this continue through tomorrow, August 21, 5 PM Central.
Bibliophilicwitch’s 3k Giveaway!
I’ve been running bibliophilicwitch (then witchfulthinking) for over two and a half years. I have gone from solely blogging pagan and witchcraft to admitting that this is a personal blog to being a personal spiritual book blog that reblogs pretty pictures of nature, occult, books, mori kei clothing, and fountain pens - and somehow this hodgepodge has attracted 3000 of you guys. Holy buckets! I can’t let such a momentous number be left to pass unnoticed, so here is a give away!
- must be following me as this is a thank you to my sweet followers
- reblog/like as many times as you wish, but please don’t spam your followers
- no give-away/contest blogs
- open internationally
- after the winner is selected they will receive a message in their ask box; your ask must be open in order to qualify and you must claim their prize within 48 hours.
- open until August 21
The winner will receive a book that they can select from the list of my favorites listed above. When able, I will be giving away a hardcover, though there are a few that are out only available in certain formats. The book will be bought and shipped via Book Depository. While the give away is open internationally, please take a moment to check that your country is eligible for shipping through Book Depository because I would hate to find out at the last minute that I can’t actually get you the book.
And yes, that is the collector’s edition of Fangirl as long as it is available when the time comes or the winner is willing to wait.
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
- Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Daughter and Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
- The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
- Choice from My Witchy Shelf: Mrs B’s Guide Household Witchery by Kris Bradley, Crafting Magick with Pen Ink by Susan Pesznecker, City Magick by Chris Penczak, The Un-Spell Book by Mya Om, Supermarket Magic by Michael Furie
* This give away is in no way affiliated with Tumblr. You must be 18 years or older to win.Ah! i knew i was forgetting something in my haste to finish this! (Quite the feat while working with my boss, let me tell you!)
If the winner wishes to receive a book other than the first of the series listed, they may request it. Ex. Already have The Name of the Wind, but would love Wise Man’s Fear? DONE!
ONE MORE DAY!!
#I actually thought this was Marvel trans!Pepper AU for a second?#and this is totally how it would be#if anyone Tony knew was trans#it’s like oh OK that’s cool#you wanna hit Versace now or wait until the new collection’s out?#you gonna do hormones? Surgery?#JARVIS find me someone who does surgery#don’t you worry peps#we’re gonna buy you the nicest dick in Manhattan (via dixie-chicken)
I nearly died from headcannon it’s perfect
No you don’t understand
"We’re gonna buy you the nicest dick in Manhattan." sounds like a sentence Tony must have definitely said
Oooohhhhhhh can I get in on this? I’ll offer one in return ^_^
Haha of course! Just send me an ask with your question! And since it’s an offering to Apollon it would feel unfair to ask something in return, so maybe some other time right ^^
Sure no problem!
As an offering to Apollon I will be doing 10 free tarot readings! The first 10 people to comment on this post get to send an ask with their question!
Warning, due to lack of time today, it will be three-card-readings
The first people can start sending their asks! But please also comment on the post so I won’t skip people :)
Oooohhhhhhh can I get in on this? I’ll offer one in return ^_^