"Bisexuals find themselves erased in history. Many famous people―such as Marlene Dietrich, June Jordan, Freddie Mercury, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Walt Whitman―have been labeled as lesbian or gay for their same-sex relationships, yet their long-term relationships with different-sex partners are ignored or their importance minimized. This disrespects the truth of their lives for the sake of a binary conception of sexual orientation. It also makes it more difficult for bisexuals just coming out to find role models."
This is a really common oppression technique. How many times in school did you hear about famous people of color? Women? Trans people? Anyone in the QUILTBAG+ category? Disabled people? It gives the illusion the only people who contributed to our society was able bodied straight, white, cis men. Even when we did learn about people who did have disabilities or were in the QUILTBAG+ community that fact was left out of the education. Also, a lot of the scientific achievements we learned about was based on achievements that women or other oppressed groups made while someone else took the credit.
This is why it’s so important that we expand our curriculum and show the diversity that has caused our current culture, whether in science, history/social studies, math, or literature and media.
This is your daily reminder that self-indulgence can be a form of self-care.
That ‘because it makes me feel better’ is a completely valid reason to do something.
That if something makes you happy then it is not pointless or a waste of time.
That if doing something makes you feel better then it is not something that is unproductive to do.
And that doing things that make you feel okay is just as important as anything else.
"It’s all about money, not freedom, ya’ll, okay? Nothing to do with fuckin’ freedom. If you think you’re free, try going somewhere without fucking money, okay?"
« Bill Hicks (via r-i-o-t)
Pity the living and above all, those who live without love.
This is glorious
So I abandoned my Tumblr for quite a while it would seem. But I would like to get back into using it more. So here is a photo of my daughter looking awesome.
The 5% I agree with Mitt Romney on is that the US government should not try and regulate the internet, and the answer was weighted highly because I checked it as of high importance to me.