Alright, here’s something funny. These boys in my hall went outside in their undies to take some photos in the snow. Funny, right? They’re trying to get attention and it’s hilarious. Us ladies choose to do the same, we are wearing more clothing, and are doing the exact same poses. We are wearing as much clothing as is acceptable at the pool or the beach, at the gym, etc.
There is a serious double standard here— us girls have gotten responses like:
"What’s the point of being half naked?"
"*ahem* sluts *ahem*"
"What’s wrong with you females?"
Or worse, what my mother said. Her initial shock was apparently because she thought I was in my underwear, but when I told her I was in a swimsuit, she was suddenly happy I was having fun in college.
The idea here is that we are doing the same thing. When arguing this point with one of my hallmates, he said “But men’s bodies aren’t built the same, you don’t see girls getting pumped up over a topless guy, but how many guys do you think are gonna get all crazy over a topless girl?” Seriously? Really? Women don’t need to dress in order to avoid a reaction from men. You’re mad because you can’t control yourself? Men can pose in their undies in the snow without an issue because women aren’t going to go wild over it? Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours.
The double standards are killin’ me.
"Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours." Is literally one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard. Thank you.
If John isn’t living at Baker Street and yet we see it still looks the same as when Sherlock & John were there, filled with (mostly Sherlock’s) furniture and belongings, then does that mean we get The Empty House-canonical situation of Mycroft having been paying the rent to Mrs Hudson during his absence?
Mycroft had preserved my rooms and my papers exactly as they had always been.
a map of London
and he’s realizing his memorization of the city has faded
N O P E
bbc: NEW TRAILER!!
sherlock fandom: [incoherent screeching]
tumblr: here we go again… okay, pass the shock blankets around
I think I’ll surprise John
because Sherlock is excited to see John again after two years and it hasn’t occurred to him that John won’t share that sentiment in the slightest
Show your support for this lovely lady!
why would we not support her i mean she looks like she’s rocking the role
So, last night, I was getting ready to go out with my boyfriend to a dance at my school (which was cancelled due to lack of ticket sales) and, I had a nice black vest and a nice white shirt, and my uncle had just came home the other day from the mine (my uncle is homophobic and he has abused me many times throughout my child hood) and when I had came out of my room to show my memere how nice I looked, my uncle was in the room that i thought my grandma/memere would be in (she was downstairs doing laundry), and he asked me why I wasnt wearing a dress.
my memere and dad both know that I am transgendered and they respect that, however, my uncle does not, and he did not know.
so I decided to sit down and tell him the truth.
he listened carefully and quietlly through all of it, but at the end of my explanation he had said, “I didn’t raise you to be fucked up.”
I agreed, I am a huge mess, I have been for years, but my sexuality and gender identity is not a fuck up, so I argued with him.
he got to a point where, after so many months of piece, he slapped me.
and threw me to the ground and kicked me in the stomach, of course I had puked, and it hurt, a lot.
he grabbed me by the shirt and asked me, “are you a girl”, I said no, my sex is female, but my gender is male..and he dragged me to his room.
he once had a big dog, and he made that dog wear an eletrical dog collar, and weve always kept it in his room, because we dont need it (my uncle killed the dog), he threw me onto the bed and said,” ill ask you one more time, are you a girl” I said no.
held grabbed my wrist, and held onto it tightly, I have a bruise from how tight he was grabbing it, and he pulled out the dog collar, threw me back onto the bed, sat on me, and put the collar on me… then he began yelling, are you a girl, you are a girl, are you a girl, you are a girl, and my response of course was no, no, no, I am male, I am male.
whenever I said that, he would shock me, and it was /hell/.
I was screaming, which only caused the shocks to get worse and worse, and then he said, “do you want to find out how faggots have sex!?” of course I already know this, but still I said no no no no stop stop stop.
my memere had finally heard me and came rushing to the bedroom, and tried to make my uncle stop, but he pushed her down, and thanked god she was okay.. since shes very fragile and all.
she then ran back to the stairs to call up my dad, and oh boy did he run.
he ran up stairs and shoved my uncle away from me and started fighting with him, yelling, punching, kicking, and such so on.
my memere got the collar off of me and brought me into her room, and after my dad and uncle were done fighting, my uncle had grabbed the things he needed and left, shouting a few insults at us.
we called the police today, but they cant find him.
we dont have money for a lawyer, all we have is a counsellor, im not going to ask for money, all I ask for is support.
I dont know what this will do, but please spread this around, this has affected me and family members greatly. I was taken to a hospital today to check if there was any damage on my insides that we dont know of and thankfully there was no damage, just scarring, emotionally and physically. i had a horrifying nightmare relating to this as well.
If you have abused somebody, raped somebody, insulted somebody, in any way possible, I hope this can somehow change your way of heart, and realize how much this can horrify a person, and ruin their lives. it made my life 97x worse than it already is.
I have volunteered with lgbt youth for 15years. I’ve always wondered how many of the kids who pass through my life have these stories. They are rarely shared. A lot of the kids are victims and feel shame, embarrassment and horror at their circumstances. I don’t see this in you.
I think you know that even if you are feeling that way, those emotions should not belong to you. That is strength, that is rationality, that shows me that you will be all right.
I applaud you for sharing. What happened to you is beyond the pale. It makes me cry. Not out of sadness or pity, but in response to your strength, my heart swells.
There are a few things I want you to know. These are things I tell the kids that come to me. You probably already know them, but sometimes it’s nice to hear it from the outside.
Being a huge mess by no means denotes being fucked up. We’re all huge messes at some point.
Your gender, sexuality, likes, dislikes, heck even your preferences in what you want to eat for dinner are yours and yours alone. You owe no one an explanation. Tell whoever you want, whenever you want or don’t you get to decide.
Never feel you have to keep part of you a secret. There is a difference between privacy and secrecy. You’ll be able to define that line on your own.
And the most important thing…
Life is amazing. We all kind of float through it. Every time you meet someone new things will change a little. Eventually you will look around and assess your situation and you will realize that you have built a life and it is full of people who genuinely like you and value you.
Take a deep breath and let it happen. It didn’t happen to me until my late 30’s. It was a long, long wait,. but it did happen and I am happy now.
Sherlock - full blown arsehole!
Most kids on this website don’t even know what this is
That’s a coffee table
only 90s kids remember coffee tables
Steven & Mark on the inevitable conclusion to series 2 of Sherlock [x]
that was just a trailer ahahahaha ha a
that was a minute ahahha sha ah h ah ah a
each episode is an hour and a half ahahaha aha aha ahaha aha HHahaa ah HA ha