“We accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout. If a child is living as a girl, that’s good enough for us. We don’t require any proof of gender.”—
Rachelle Trujillo, vice president for communications of the Colorado Girl Scouts, responding to a story about a transgender girl who was allowed to join the Brownies.
Looks like I’ll be buying a ton of cookies this year.
(via Shakesville article on various bigoted attacks on the GSA by religious groups & the right-wing blogosphere; trigger warning on that for cissexist, misogynist bullshit)
No Doubt are hoping to finish recording their new album by March.
SWEET HOLY BABY JESUS. OH MY. I’M CRYING TEARS OF JOY. OH MY GOD. YES. I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG NOW. OH MY GOD.
ALL OF THE YAAAYS ^__^
I wanna be like yaaaay because Gwen Stefani was a childhood idol…but then I remember how betrayed I felt by that b-a-n-a-n-a-s shit, and her starting to drag around human beings like they were pets and/or accessories…and I am skeptical that I will actually like this album.
I want my partner to get off on fucking me. I want them to cum just by looking at my body. I want them to be hard when I need it, and soft when I want it. I want them to be able to last for hours and fuck me til it hurts their hand so much they need to ice it afterwards. I want them to work up a sweat on just foreplay.
And I want to give them what they want, but only because what they want is me.
Reblogging the whole damn thing because Femma knows what’s up when it comes to femme sex. She basically just described my ideal bedroom scenario.
now all I need is to find someone who can fulfill it!
is that there are and have been, for some time, a number of blogs on Tumblr that either included the word n****r in their title or form literal death threats toward Black people/People of Color in their titles, descriptions, and posts. There are also many directly…
on changing where you get your ideas of what's hot
You know, it is 100% true that in the 6 years I haven’t had a TV and haven’t read any mainstream media publications, and instead have looked at hot people mostly through feminist/queer internet spaces (queer porn, Tumblr, blogs), my gut-level inclinations to find someone hot have changed so much. It really does wonders for knocking the skinny white straight cis supermodel off her pedestal, so fuck everyone who thinks you just “can’t help what you’re attracted to”.
No More Apologies is a day-long sex talk, designed to name and address the exclusion of queer trans women from broader queer women’s sexual communities.
Social exclusion negatively impacts trans queer women’s sexual, emotional, and psychological health; meanwhile, by excluding trans women from our communities, cis queer women are missing out on a multitude of sexy, wonderful women to love, fuck, and connect with.
Join us for this long overdue conversation and call to action about how to transform our talk about trans inclusion into practice.
Because trans inclusion means more than including trans men in our communities.
Because trans inclusion means more than just saying “women and trans people” in our mission statements.
Because welcoming trans women into our spaces is not the same as welcoming them into our beds.
Because our actions are speaking louder than our words.
· 2:00-2:45PM: “What we’re all here for”: Opening plenary by Drew DeVeaux
· 3:00-4:15PM: Brazen: A pleasure-based sexual health workshop for trans women and the folks who are into us, facilitated by Morgan M Page
o Trans women talk: A discussion on experiences of exclusion in the queer women’s community
o Cis women talk: A discussion on trans women’s inclusion in the queer women’s community
· 6-7PM: Coming/cumming together: A dialogue between trans/cis queer women (Facilitators TBA)
· 9pm: Join us for Cum2GetHer, a post-conference dance party at The Tranzac AND the launch of BRAZEN: The Trans Women’s Safer Sex Guide, a new book from the 519 Church Street Community Centre. Hosted by Drew Deveaux with homo-gogo’s and sounds by DJ L-Rock (Yes Yes Y’all) and DJ Mama Knows (Get It | Got It | Good). While the conference is only for queer trans and cis women, all are welcome to the party.
Things you should know:
· This conference welcomes both trans and cis women who have sex with women.
· The conference space is wheelchair accessible, and interpreter/attendant services can be made available upon request. TTC tokens will also be made available for conference attendees. Please let us know if there are any other ways that we can make this conference accessible for you!
· For the well-being of attendees with multiple chemical sensitivities, we ask that you please avoid wearing scented products like perfume, cologne, scented lotions, or any other chemical-based products to the event.
A French businessman has set up a fund to pay fines for women who wear Islamic veils or the burqa in public “in whatever country in the world that bans women from doing so”.
Rachid Nekkaz, 38, a real-estate businessman based in Paris, travelled to Belgium on Wednesday to pay 100 euros for two women fined in the first case in the country since the law was adopted there.
“I’m in favour of a law to convict a husband who forces a women to wear the niqab and who forces her to stay at home. But I’m also for a law that lets these women move freely in the streets, because freedom of movement, just like any freedom, is the most fundamental thing in a democracy, ” Nekkaz told reporters outside the courtroom in Belgium.
The same day, he paid a 75 euro fine for a woman in the north-eastern French town of Roubaix.
“I am calling for civil disobedience,” he told FRANCE 24. “I am telling women to not be afraid to go out wearing their veils. And by paying the fines, I am neutering the law, rendering it inefficient and pointless, showing that it doesn’t work. It is a humiliation for the politicians.”
Despite this initiative, Nekkaz disapproves of the veil. “How can a woman truly integrate or find a job if her face is hidden?” he asked…
“It is unacceptable that they are victimising innocent women who are going about their daily lives. They are not targeting the real criminals, the men who do not even let their wives leave the house.”
Also what happens to Cersei in ADWD isn’t a “fitting” or “appropriate” penance because she’s used her body to get her power and she’s therefore being suitably punished for using physical seduction when she should have been using political smarts or military skills.
“Realizing that other people have a problem with [homosexuality] was the weirdest thing for me. As a kid it wasn’t even something that was mentioned. It was never something that was even explained to me. It was just, “That’s Mark and he’s gay.” Mark was just another friend of my dad’s who would talk about his boyfriend instead of his girlfriend. I was 5. I didn’t care. It seemed perfectly normal, and still does….It just drives me crazy…that people can make such sweeping, ignorant statements and bring religion into it….Why would you want a god that’s up there picking and choosing who he lets in?…That doesn’t make any sense.”—