LOST IN AUSTIN, TEXAS EDIT: Bolted from foster home around 11am Friday, March 7th. Foster located east of 35, south of Slaugther. Austin Pets Alive! medical foster Taco has gone missing in South Austin. 1-year-old neutered male chihuahua mix. If found, please contact APA! ASAP DO NOT CHASE. If you cannot catch or lure him calmly, please DO NOT CHASE HIM and immediately call APA! to report his location.
To assign food sizes on the basis of whether you are male or female makes at least three assumptions: all men are roughly the same as other men; all women are roughly the same as other women; men and women are largely different from each other.
By only offering two sizes of muffins and linking size to sex, the range of different sizes of people is reduced to two categories: large-male and small-female. People who differ from the average could find their masculinity or femininity brought into question. Additionally, such a system requires people to make a choice. They either purchase the ‘correct’ muffin intended for their gender, and validate a system that has been imposed on them - conforming to the stereotype and perhaps feeling more of a man or woman for doing so. Or they purchase the ‘incorrect’ muffin - and then are required toe explain why, at least to themselves (and in my cause, the muffin labels raised a number of issues to do with negative stereotyping of gay people and internalised homophobia).
Ellen Page comes out - HRCF’S Time to Thrive Conference
Such amazing words.
Things I’m sick of: people using ‘rape’ when describing anything that isn’t rape, e.g. losing a game.
Pummelled, clobbered, creamed, ass(es) handed to you—but not rape. It only serves to reduce the significance of the real thing in an already prejudiced and ignorant culture.
The name ‘Mersea’ really bothers me because it’s basically ‘seasea’/’mermer’