Focus on the two ladies: Michelle Thrush, from the Cree Nation in Canada in the black dress; and Misty Upham from the Blackfeet Nation in the USA in a light dress. Misty says they are the first Native Americans to walk the Cannes red carpet. Also, the man right behind Misty is Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro. They are doing so for their movie Jimmy P. Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
I’m here for Upham’s y’all-ain’t-ready everything on the carpet.
Girls, when you’re feeling sad, just remember:
- a vagina can go back to it’s original size after taking something 20x its size
- a penis will end up looking like an empty potato sack that’s been run over quite a lot if it does
you can do this girl
be as resilient as your vagina
shine bright like a ‘gina
Lmao, shine bright like a ‘gina!
A former student at California Baptist University is suing the school for allegedly expelling her because she is transgender.
Domaine Javier was expelled in August 2011 after she appeared on an episode of MTV’s True Life and revealed that she’s trans. The school expelled her for “fraud, or concealing identity.” A school official told Javier she had deceived the school by “inaccurately stating on her application” that she is female.
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Javier said. “They said, ‘On your application form you put female.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s how I see myself.’” …
Javier said in the 2011 interview that Cal Baptist officials told her they discovered her appearance on an MTV “True Life” episode titled, “I’m Passing as Someone I’m Not” while conducting a background check on her. They did not say whether that is how they discovered her gender identity, she said.
I really, really, really, really, REALLY wish the episode hadn’t been titled that. It’s inaccurate and opens the door for her identity to be completely misinterpreted and misgendered. MTV is the worst. And so is this school for its blatant bigotry. Everything about this makes me mad.
This is ridiculous.
This Valentines, show your love for the women in your life, romantically or otherwise. Be it mother, sister, daughter, or friend, take our letter and print it or share it. This Valentines Day, make a commitment to end violence against women.
Words to *try to* live by.
This is my favourite scene from HBO’s Girls. Pure genius, and perfect for how I feel right now. Love.
It is worth remembering that a member of Congress got shot doing something all members of Congress regularly do, and Congress didn’t pass real gun legislation.
So I wouldn’t count on much now.
Wow. Two years already. And still nothing done about ANYTHING.
[I]magine what would happen if, instead of centering our beliefs about heterosexual sex around the idea that the man “penetrates” the woman, we were to say that the woman’s vagina “consumes” the man’s penis. This would create a very different set of connotations, as the woman would become the active initiator and the man would be the passive and receptive party. One can easily see how this could lead to men and masculinity being seen as dependent on, and existing for the benefit of, femaleness and femininity. Similarly, if we thought about the feminine traits of being verbally effusive and emotive not as signs of insecurity or dependence, but as bold acts of self-expression, then the masculine ideal of the “strong and silent” type might suddenly seem timid and insecure by comparison.