the longer you look the funnier it is
Dobby doesn’t have to take anybody’s shit anymore. Dobby is a free elf
The following is a request from a friend of mine who does not wish to be outed online regarding his need for a new therapist to sign off on his paperwork for his top surgery. Recommendations of medical professionals in the U.S. — he is willing to travel — can be sent to popelizbet at gmail dot com or to my ask box and will be passed along accordingly. Please read the following and signal boost widely.
His message is as follows:
I had previously seen a therapist for over a year who told me that when I was (financially) ready, I could call her up for a letter for a surgeon. But she has since passed away, and now there is no way to get a letter from her or her office.
I was recently (just within the past two days) able to finally schedule a date for top surgery, for mid June. It was either do it this soon or have to wait until December. I absolutely need to have it done before the end of summer, though, so I had to take the chance on this. It’s paid in full already. That’s not an issue.
I know asking for a letter in so little time is a long shot, but I’m desperate here. Any help at all would be appreciated.
That’s the story; please spread it. Anyone got advice for my friend?
Sidenote on that post about boycotts I reblogged: I love the phrase “hocus pocus logic” and will be using it in the future. It’s so perfect, way better than abusing/appropriating “voodoo” to disparage this kind of thing, especially since etymologically the phrase “hocus pocus” may come from a mangled understanding of Latin mass (“hoc est” becoming “hocus”). So, it could literally refer to trying to repeat a half-understood ritual and expecting some kind of result. In its modern usage, it refers to distracting razzle-dazzle. The magic words and gestures that a stage magician performs don’t do anything, they just keep you from noticing the actual mechanics by which the trick is accomplished.
Hocus pocus logic. Hocus pocus economics. Perfect phrase.
Ainee is the FIRST Hijabi to be featured in Seventeen magazine.
She’s working “with Gucci, Beyonce for her campaign, Chime for Change and Seventeen Magazine to unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world”.
Yeah but she also said a load of gross things about Somalians and made jokes about the KKK sooooo
Please spread this around and help find these kids!!
Do not ignore this!
“After complaints from other customers aboard the aircraft… We make these decisions with the comfort of our customers and crew members in mind, and always with careful consideration,” airline spokesman Matt Miller told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas via email.
“It broke my heart to see those kids walk off with their little bags and to see this whole family walking off,” Jones said.
A representative for the resettlement group World Relief told Thomas the family is from the Central African Republic and they came seeking asylum. World Relief said it does not know why the family was kicked off the flight.
Jones said she wishes she had said more at the time to defend the family.
“Two hours is nothing compared to what a refugee has been through,” Jones said.
Are you fucking kidding me. I just. Why.
How far do you have to be removed from what is important to think you are justified in demanding a family be kicked off of a plane like that.
Someone fucking call American Airlines.
put down the bong
People who say “grok”
I don’t even know what grok means.
It’s some nerd way of saying like, “get” or “comprehend”
It comes from some sci-fi/fantasy book I think and then nerds picked it up and started running it into the ground
As they are wont to do
I don’t believe for a second his date “grokked” the connection between minecraft an nihilism. I believe she grokked very hard that it was best to nod and smile and secretly text her friend for help getting out of this date.
I don’t grok it either, that makes no sense
“grok” comes from Heinlein’s great tract on polyamory/free love, “Stranger in a Strange Land” (it’s also about some other stuff but that’s what people have latched on to) and it could be useful as a word because it means “to understand completely on an intuitive as well as an intellectual level” but I am automatically suspicious of people who use it because a lot of them are like this guy
I don’t know what Somalis apparently “trolled your tinychat,” or if you have any proof of any Somali doing so, but I can’t think of anything that would justify this type of outright racism.
Someone in your little KKK group gave me their password to creep someone we both know in real life, but that I am not facebook friends with. What I came across on her News Feed was absolutely horrifying. The above images show a tinychat named “Eff Pirates” (apparently because they were angry at alleged Somali for trolling them) and the reaction by many well known bloggers to this tinychat name. Idk, apparently they found it hilarious. Is it really that funny to you? Man, this is disgusting.
I know the person whose account I saw this on wont be happy with me for doing this, but she doesn’t deserve friends who are blatantly racist against her entire ethnicity IN FRONT OF HER FACE. Idk man. Not only are you racist, but you don’t even have enough respect for her to not do it in front of her face.
This is especially disappointing since 2 of the bloggers in the above screenshots were “speaking up against racism in the Muslim community” just a few days ago. I really don’t know how to feel about this, I don’t know whether posting this is a good idea or not. What I do know is that this behavior is behavior and hypocritcal.
I thank Allah for showing me this. Allah always brings the truth to light. Especially, in this week of discussing racism in the Muslim community.
The bloggers are: 1000meaninglesswords, afghangster, faineemae and two other bloggers I do not recognize, if you know their urls please reblog and add it.
Again, I apologize to my friend whose account I was on….but…I couldn’t not do something…
Amjad’s url is grandpa-amjad
Apparently faineemae is back after deactivating her account for over a month in light of all this coming out. What’s weird though, is that since returning she has gone on to delete her previous half-apology and any other references to this incident from her page as well. It appears as though she is trying to brush it all under the rug, rather than publicly acknowledging and owning up to the anti-black sentiments expressed here.
Nobody is perfect, and although some people may have already “awakened” to the issues of oppression they personally face, nobody ever fully /gets it/, and post-awakening is a continuous and gradual learning process. Mistakes happen during this process, and the one cited here is particularly egregious. Moreover, as a black person, brushing this under the rug feels personally hurtful and insulting as well, as our feelings do matter. I used to be a big fan of faineemae, but her actions in light of this incident (which most of the tumblr SJ community seems excited to forget on behalf of a shallow show of POC solidarity) have been disheartening and disappointing to say the least. You can’t denigrate a POC group one day, and then wake up the next pretending like nothing happened. Own your mistake publicly, properly apologize, and don’t delete it. As a popular SJ blogger with a big following, you owe your followers and others you hurt at least that much. I also doubt that I am the only one who shares these concerns.
As I was saying with unapologetically-yellow recently, the capitalistic concept of “failure” has subsequently shaped a narrative in which people are afraid to admit to it. And it’s also far too often that people (especially popular bloggers) forget that they do not own and inhabit the ideas and positions they post, but that those ideas instead inhabit them and can be used to both build up or destroy communities.
re-reblogging b/c i didn’t realize she had deleted the apology. smdh.
I have no idea what to think of any of this. This entire situation is fucking convoluted I can’t make heads or tails of anything.
I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Like…I keep hearing bits and pieces of the story and nothing is making sense.
I really don’t know what to think about this. This is the first I’m hearing of this situation and it bothers me to the core that the apology was deleted.
in the south we don’t say “you’re a dumb fuck” we say “bless your heart” and i think that’s beautiful.
This is something I have just not been able to adequately explain to all these Yankees in the ten years I have lived in New York. You’d think the tone of voice would make it clear, but somehow it just misses every time. Somehow though, they always get it when I roll my eyes and say “You’re so <i>pretty</i>!”
So at one point Captain Kirk has to send the current navigator off to do something in another part of the ship and he says, “Lieutenant Uhura, take over navigation,” and she just does and it is no big thing. So to anyone out there who ever said that Uhura was only a glorified phone operator, SHE CAN TOTALLY FLY THE SHIP SO THERE.
(image from TrekCore)