Reason Need Not Rhyme
joshuaorrizonte:

theliberaltony:


Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.
For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.
That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.
But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms

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Right wingers don’t give a flipping crap about sexual assault, let alone women’s safety (citation needed but I’m too tired, just freakin’ google “GOP rape” and you should start to get a good idea about it) unless they can use it as an excuse to be total shitheads to another group that they hate. Once again… using women as resources to be used.
They don’t give a shit about whether or not women are raped or assaulted. Period. Remember this and realize that they’re making shit up to make you think that there’s anything beyond their own bigotry pushing this assholishness. There is absolutely no risk to women from trans women - who are women - and you wouldn’t even know if she’s pre-op trans unless you’re peeking in the other stalls.
And that’s just bad manners. If you are doing that, stop.

^Reblogging again for awesome commentary.

joshuaorrizonte:

theliberaltony:

Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.

For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.

That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.

But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms
Read More

Right wingers don’t give a flipping crap about sexual assault, let alone women’s safety (citation needed but I’m too tired, just freakin’ google “GOP rape” and you should start to get a good idea about it) unless they can use it as an excuse to be total shitheads to another group that they hate. Once again… using women as resources to be used.

They don’t give a shit about whether or not women are raped or assaulted. Period. Remember this and realize that they’re making shit up to make you think that there’s anything beyond their own bigotry pushing this assholishness. There is absolutely no risk to women from trans women - who are women - and you wouldn’t even know if she’s pre-op trans unless you’re peeking in the other stalls.

And that’s just bad manners. If you are doing that, stop.

^Reblogging again for awesome commentary.

thetomska:

Sniper pug.

SNIPER PUG.

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

jc125:

mayshing:

Can not… not reblog!

faighta:

This is sooo cool!! 

Yoooo - these are awesome.

Someone get on some quick animated shorts of these guys. They warrant it.

pennyfornasa:

Many people are familiar with black holes, a 3-D hole that alters time and space where not even light can escape. However, what do we know about white holes?Well, as your might suspect, white holes are the exact opposite of black holes. They expel matter into space at intense speeds with immense energy. Some cosmologists believe that on the other side of a black hole is a white hole. An interesting point that may either excite or disappoint you is that white holes cannot be entered from the outside. This means that there may never be physical proof of a white hole.Nevertheless, there was a paper written in 2012 that argued that the Big Bang was a white hole itself. Unlike black holes, white holes cannot be observed continuously and can only be observed at the time of the event. It also connects a new class called y-ray bursts to white holes. If you would like to read more about white holes check out this interesting paper on the subject: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1105.2776v2.pdfHopefully one day we can learn more about white holes and the mysteries they hold. The universe is fascinating and has many secrets that are just waiting to be unlocked. The question is, as Neil deGrasse Tyson put it, “How much would you pay for the Universe?”NASA’s budget is less than half a penny on your tax dollar. Imagine the mysteries of the Cosmos that we could solve with a full penny. Write Congress and tell them to increase NASA’s budget. Take action today: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

pennyfornasa:

Many people are familiar with black holes, a 3-D hole that alters time and space where not even light can escape. However, what do we know about white holes?

Well, as your might suspect, white holes are the exact opposite of black holes. They expel matter into space at intense speeds with immense energy. Some cosmologists believe that on the other side of a black hole is a white hole. An interesting point that may either excite or disappoint you is that white holes cannot be entered from the outside. This means that there may never be physical proof of a white hole.

Nevertheless, there was a paper written in 2012 that argued that the Big Bang was a white hole itself. Unlike black holes, white holes cannot be observed continuously and can only be observed at the time of the event. It also connects a new class called y-ray bursts to white holes. If you would like to read more about white holes check out this interesting paper on the subject: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1105.2776v2.pdf

Hopefully one day we can learn more about white holes and the mysteries they hold. The universe is fascinating and has many secrets that are just waiting to be unlocked. The question is, as Neil deGrasse Tyson put it, “How much would you pay for the Universe?”

NASA’s budget is less than half a penny on your tax dollar. Imagine the mysteries of the Cosmos that we could solve with a full penny. Write Congress and tell them to increase NASA’s budget. Take action today: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

One time someone called me pretty, and my kneejerk reaction was to shout “PRETTY UGLY! HAHAHA”. I made myself feel sad.

To the Hitachiins in my life: No I will not wear that revealing cosplay to comic con, even IF we end up going.

To the Kyouya in my life: Okay I planted the idea in his head, but do you really think he can get us into Comic Con? He’s kind of… you know. =I

A shout out to the Tamaki in my life: You’re special to me. Never change. I wish we could run away together. Maybe go to San Diego Comic con or something… if only we could.

Sometimes when I’m bored, I push a friend into incoming traffic and yell “GAME OF THRONES’D!”