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Life, just like the stars, the planets and the galaxies, is just a temporary structure on the long road from order to disorder.

But that doesn’t make us insignificant, because we are the cosmos made conscious. Life is the means by which the universe understands itself.

And for me, our true significance lies in our ability to understand and explore this beautiful universe.

-Professor Brian Cox

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idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.


holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing

Genius

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.

‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses

they are my heroes

YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"

that is amazing

Genius

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OMG I almost wrote Laverne Cox’s name as Laurence Laverne somehow getting TV present lauren Laverne, interior designer Laurence Lywellin-Bowen and Laverne Cox names muddled up. 

My browser opened onto the oitnb tag I left it on last night and I got inundated with the Laverne Cox story.

From what I can see the criticism is a mixture or trans-phobia and trans-misogyny (not heard that phrase before) and a sense of misplaced advocation on cox’s part i.e she should concentrate on good trans people. Then there’s the ridiculous like Laverne Cox is a child rapist.

The thing with human rights is they are not conditional on wether you’re a good or bad person everybody deserves to be treated humanely. Synthia China Blast’s (the prisoner) trans-disphoria is a seperate issue from her crimes. If people are so worried about her being put in with vulnerable women then maybe she should be placed with other child rapist murderers like Myra Hindley and Rosemary West; yes that was an incendiary comment, however the point I wanted to make is there is a difference between individuals and sociological patterns in society as you will find dangerous individuals who transcend gender, sexuality, race and background. She will be in a maximum security prison with other women who have properly committed atrocious crimes. 

The idea that Laverne Cox should only support good people is also a very dangerous idea as there are parallel with racist crimes and you can see it happening with the Ferguson case right now; At first Brown was a young man about to start college, which elicits sympathy, then the police release video showing him in a bad light and sympathy is muddied. The police knew what they were doing when they released the footage, they are trying convolute the issue of racism and rights with irrelevant personal shit to erode sympathy. Be very careful about taking the rights away of “bad people” as eventually they get taken from “good people”, ask Trayvon Martin as they couldn’t dredge any shit up on him and it didn’t matter.  

By making the case for some of the worst trans people it makes the point that its a right not something conditional that others have control over. 

At the moment it is clear that Synthia China Blast is being persecuted because of her trans status. 

nantajoong:

fraubraun:

koreanstudentsspeak:

Left:

I want a go home I’m tired

Right:

Don’t Hit ME


what’s happenin in korea

You want to know what’s happening? Korea’s education system is literally the most rotten piece of shit to ever exist. 
Let me explain the context of the poster on the left. 
The average time a kid spends in school in the US is 900 to 1000 hours per year, spread between 175-180 days (x)
In 2007 there were mass student protests in Netherlands because they increased the hours spent in school to 1040 hours per year, or 8 hours a day, 130 days a year. (x)
Korean high schools, on the other hand, enact a 3150 policy, 225 days of school with 14 hours a day, or from 8 am to 10 pm (x)
Also due to the private education sector of hagwons and the fierce competition of Korean high schools, basically after school kids go to hagwons, or personal academies, till 2, 3 in the morning, fit in maybe 4, 5 hours of sleep and go back to school. (x)
It was only in 2012 that schools went from having classes on Saturday excluding the first and third Saturday, and it was only in 2007 when they changed from having class every Saturday. (x)
This system is literally the epitome of the factory schooling system which comes as a result of a capitalistic schooling system and it works kids too hard which is one of the reasons Korean school kids are some of the unhappiest of pretty much any OECD country. (x)
For the photo on the right, physical punishment is not fully banned in Korea. 
Since 2011, Seoul, Gyunggido, Gangwondo, and Julla Bukdo have banned the use of direct physical punishment, or basically hitting kids with either tools or physically with their body. That being said that’s basically only about half of South Korea. 
Also, indirect physical punishment such as making kids to planks, make them kneel with their hands up, making them run laps, or of the sort is still fully acceptable in all Korean schools. (x)
Anybody who’s a Korean in a Korean school right now already has experience with getting beat by a teacher and some kids still have to deal with physical punishment by teachers. 

nantajoong:

fraubraun:

koreanstudentsspeak:

Left:

I want a go home I’m tired

Right:

Don’t Hit ME

what’s happenin in korea

You want to know what’s happening? Korea’s education system is literally the most rotten piece of shit to ever exist. 

Let me explain the context of the poster on the left. 

The average time a kid spends in school in the US is 900 to 1000 hours per year, spread between 175-180 days (x)

In 2007 there were mass student protests in Netherlands because they increased the hours spent in school to 1040 hours per year, or 8 hours a day, 130 days a year. (x)

Korean high schools, on the other hand, enact a 3150 policy, 225 days of school with 14 hours a day, or from 8 am to 10 pm (x)

Also due to the private education sector of hagwons and the fierce competition of Korean high schools, basically after school kids go to hagwons, or personal academies, till 2, 3 in the morning, fit in maybe 4, 5 hours of sleep and go back to school. (x)

It was only in 2012 that schools went from having classes on Saturday excluding the first and third Saturday, and it was only in 2007 when they changed from having class every Saturday. (x)

This system is literally the epitome of the factory schooling system which comes as a result of a capitalistic schooling system and it works kids too hard which is one of the reasons Korean school kids are some of the unhappiest of pretty much any OECD country. (x)

For the photo on the right, physical punishment is not fully banned in Korea. 

Since 2011, Seoul, Gyunggido, Gangwondo, and Julla Bukdo have banned the use of direct physical punishment, or basically hitting kids with either tools or physically with their body. That being said that’s basically only about half of South Korea. 

Also, indirect physical punishment such as making kids to planks, make them kneel with their hands up, making them run laps, or of the sort is still fully acceptable in all Korean schools. (x)

Anybody who’s a Korean in a Korean school right now already has experience with getting beat by a teacher and some kids still have to deal with physical punishment by teachers. 

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commanderelsa:

actthenpens:

I just found out the actors name who plays Henry is called Jared which is the name of the Goblin king in Labyrinth.They should fucking do a Labyrinth season and Snows new baby can get kidnapped.

OMG this is the best idea ever, they have to fucking do this.  

Should start a petition.

Actually that was Jareth. Still cool tho!

dammit you’re right.