"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.””
no i’m sorry it’s 2014 and we deserve queer representation in star trek because if you’re telling me you think that sexuality and gender are gonna have the same associations and stigmas in the 23rd century when vulcans and orions and klingons are around then i’m gonna bop you in your nose
[image description: Three Images. The first is a logo that reads “Morgan’s Wonderland: a special place for special friends.” The second image is a boy in a wheelchair, a girl with crutches, a girl with wings and a boy with a seeing eye dog. The third is headshots of the forementioned children with their names and brief explanations of their super powers. Which read as follows. “Rocket. He has a extreme rocket propelled super chair tha helps him zoom across anything at the speed of sound.” “Jette. She has jet propelled arm braces that help her blast hundreds of feet in the air at lightning speed.” “Morgan. She has big, beautiful wings that enable her to soar through the sky without fear or limitations.” “X-Ray. He has a super dog named Max and his eyewear enables him to see for miles in both X-ray and Night Vision. “]
Did you know that there’s an amusement park specifically designed around the needs of the disabled? Their mascots are a team of disabled superheroes, cut-outs of these four are scattered around the park showcasing them in various stages of their missions. The two pictures of the team came from this review. The ones she took are FAR better than the ones I was able to snap with my crappy phone camera.
As many of you know, my son is Autistic. No family outing can just happen spontaneously. We have to be as prepared as possible, and anyone who has ever been to a typical amusement park knows that chaotic is putting it nicely. Crowding, the overwhelming noise, and waiting in long lines? It’s not a pretty picture. Morgan’s family had the same kinds of issues.
That’s why they decided to do something about it.
Morgan’s Wonderland is a fully accessible park for disabled children and their families to come enjoy the day together without anyone having to sit out. The staff is fully trained and completely understanding when it comes to physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, the works.
I posted some words about this place back when I took my son two summers ago, and we’ve been meaning to go back ever since and plan on doing it soon. I’m just surprised that I haven’t seen people talk about it on my dash at all in all that time.
Their mission statement: "To provide a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of economic barriers that all individuals, regardless of age, special need or disability, can come to and enjoy."
A one day pass for children 3-10, seniors over 62, and those with military ID is only $10, while general adult admission is just $15. Individuals with special needs are admitted free of charge.
Morgan’s Wonderland is located in San Antonio, TX. These guys are doing some really great things and I think more people need to know about this place.
Governor elections are coming up really soon.
Your main tickets are:
Tx. attorney general Greg Abbott (R)
Senator Wendy Davis (D)
Abbott is for “traditional values” AKA against gay rights.
Davis is all for LGBTQ rights.
IF WENDY DAVIS IS ELECTED TEXAS MAY FINALLY LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE BY NEXT YEAR.
ALL WE NEED TO DO IS VOTE!!!!!
REBLOG TO SAVE LIVES
Shakespeare would seriously laugh so hard if he found out how seriously people take his works. Like, he would probably cry from laughing so hard if you told him that his plays were considered high-brow literature. “It’s all dick jokes and sword fights,” he’d say, “do they seriously tell my dick jokes to schoolchildren? And the kids aren’t allowed to laugh? Do the teachers know they’re telling dick jokes? Oh my god that’s fucking hilarious. Wait until I tell Anne.”