December 8th, 2013
"I withdraw my consent from evil.
I withdraw my consent from war.
I withdraw my consent from violence. From hatred. From malice.
I withdraw my consent from these. In my actions. In my thought. In my choices.
I withdraw my consent from evil. Forever."
a fairytale were a young girl is kidnapped and forced to marry a demon king and instead of being like no! never! shes like fine as long as i get to help you destroy and hes like lol cool but soon shes doing a bit too much and her husband king is like okay enough power and shes like bye see you in the dungeon and hes like what and hes dragged away cause now everyone is more loyal to her and she reigns over the underworld and the surface world with a cold iron fist
So I keep seeing these HSM posts coming across my dash and every time I see them I get really confused because my high school sports teams were also the Wildcats and after so many years of game band the word is just drilled into me and strikes me with an irresistible urge to start screaming or cranking the volume on the bass amp.
The Pope for people who don’t like popes strikes again.
HE WAS ALSO A BOUNCER AT A NIGHTCLUB
Pope Francis has also shed the trappings of wealth that generally accompany his position (golden cape, ornate throne) in favor of white threads and a simple wooden chair. He’s also the first Pope to wash a woman’s feet, insisting that it’s what Jesus Christ would have done. Even if you’re not religious you can appreciate that this is a genuinely good man, and a wonderful leader of the Catholic Church.
I’m not Christian but I’ll never pass up an opportunity to reblog something about Pope Francis. I think he’s completely awesome. he actually does the things the pope SHOULD be doing, not wearing fucking golden sheets and sitting on a golden fucking throne. the man actually tries to live like Christ and that’s pretty amazing to me, since 99% of the Christians I’ve ever met don’t. four for you Pope Francis, you go Pope Francis.
HE WAS A BOUNCER WHAT
okay but is says he’s been SNEAKING OUT and all I can think is
Yeah, he’s got his issues but Pope Francis is pretty awesome.
Um okay but can we not generalize because I like to think I’m an ally and I try really hard not to do these things and I feel like this is somewhat disrespectfully generalized. I realize people suck a lot of the time but I feel like I do a pretty darn good job of respecting everyone of every gender or non-gender or whatnot. Maybe I’m wrong.
I’m with Oz on this one. I certainly hope I’m an ally, and I see maybe one, max two that I fall under, and I like to think I’m trying my best, and I would certainly never want to be disrespectful. (At least not about that. Charlie, I reserve the right to act like a dick every now and again about reasonable and unrelated things :P)
I will say that sometimes pronouns are hard. Sometimes I’ll throw out the wrong one in conversation because I’ve used it for years and have to backtrack and fix it, and sometimes when I’m talking to Eli or Oz I just throw my hands up and say “I know you know what I mean” after I start talking in circles. But it’s the same tic in my brain that comes from any other deeply ingrained habit, and it’s just a matter of time until it comes naturally.
Um, I don’t mean to be aggressive here, but reblogging a post about how cis allies are frequently shitty and not really allies with commentary about how it inappropriately generalizes cis allies is kind of missing the point of the post. (And kind of falling into the “this is hard for me too” thing.) The point is not that every single individual cis person does every single one of these things. By calling the post inappropriate because you don’t think it applies to you specifically (which, honestly, it probably does in some way. Parts of it probably apply to me and I’m trans.) you completely derail the post and make it about cis ally feelings instead of about the ways that trans people get mistreated by people who are supposed to be supporting us.
I can’t speak for anyone but myself here, but what bothered me about this post wasn’t that it pointed out that allies can in fact be really shit (or not real allies at all), because I get that they can be and I’ve experienced it in other areas myself, but that it grouped every ally, including those who genuinely care and make every effort to be supportive and respectful, into that one crappy category. Perhaps they’re my cis ally feelings on the topic, but that makes them no less valid to a conversation about cis allies than anyone else’s feelings or opinions. I would have been no less bothered if the post had been pointed at the allies of a community I belong to myself where my views couldn’t be dismissed as ally feelings.
Seriously, though, there’s a lot to talk about here. There are more elements to this discussion than the fact that there are a lot of pretend-allies who just want to make believe they’re respectful, because there’s always another view to any discussion. As someone who considers herself to be an ally, this post made me really uncomfortable. If this is how the community thinks of allies, then that is not what I want to be, but if I can’t be an ally, if I can’t be on your side, then where does that leave me? If this is going to become “us” and “them”, and I can’t be part of us, does that make me part of them? I’m honestly asking because I don’t know. It’s upsetting to see a wall starting to go up like this, with me on one side and people I care about on the other. That’s why I reacted the way I did - I don’t want to be reviled like this, because I really honestly do care. I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem, but I can’t do that if I can’t be part of the discussion.