The window washers at a children’s hospital in London dress up as super heroes to lift the children’s spirits.
[Image: Two images. The first is of the late comedian Mitch Hedberg, a white man with shoulder length blonde hair, holding a microphone and smiling. The caption reads: “I don’t need a receipt for a donut. I’ll just give you the money, you give me the donut. End of transaction. We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this. I just cannot imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a donut.”
The second image is of comedian Patrice O’Neal, a black man speaking while holding a microphone. The caption reads: “I do a lot of stuff to protect myself. I keep my receipts. I collect receipts cause that’s a trail of where you been man. Everywhere I go I get a receipt. And I never go more than a half hour without buying something cause you could kill somebody in a half hour, and then you need an alibi.”]
Perspective and receipts.
White people hate receipts. My momma always told me to get a receipt for this very reason
Damn. Truth. And white supremacist shielding in a nutshell.
Also, it’s even doubly ironic because Mitch Hedberg was well known to have used a lot of drugs and a lot of his stand up was based on being a “stoner”. Which means that basically, he was funny by flaunting publicly that he did narcotics. And yet, even as a drug user, he never felt the need to keep receipts. Never imagined why - even as a person who regularly did things that broke the law (yes, even a shitty law) - he’d need to prove he bought a donut somewhere.
Patrice O’Neal who has never publicly - to my knowledge - talked about doing drugs, much less based his comedy on it - keeps receipts and can well imagine that he needs to have every half hour of his life accounted for.
Seriously. PERFECT EXAMPLE OF RACISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY.
wait, this is a joke right
After Travon Martin was shot, the media focused on the fact that he had no recipe on him for the skittles and iced tea and persisted in making that the story; that he probably stole the stuff and therefore we shouldn’t be so upset that he got shot.
So maybe when people of colour are telling white people like me that they are raised being told to keep recipes for everything in case they need to prove they were somewhere or that they bought something, it isn’t a joke.
Here is a well-written, thoughtful submission I received about transableism. Please check it out:
Somewhere along the line, Tumblr decided all identities are valid. For the most part, this is a good thing. But some things are just so ridiculous that I have to cry foul.
I chose to write about transability (which, if you go with English word morphs, is the correct term) because I have personal experience with disability. I do not rely on mobile aids; I have what is known as an invisible disability.
Invisible disabilities are disabilities that are hidden easily. Those of us with invisible disabilities have what is known as passing privilege, a term borrowed from race literature. We can pass as fully-abled. Our group is primarily made up of mental illnesses, bone and joint problems, and chronic pain and illness. That does not make our disability less of a disability, and being invisibly disabled comes with its own set of problems. (For more information, see N. Ann Davis, “Invisible Disability”, Ethics, 2005; it’s a long but enjoyable read.)
I have spent years being mocked and physically attacked for having physical impairments. I was ostracized for no other reason than being visibly different; I was still being mocked for it my senior year of high school, six years after I had surgery to try to fix the problem, because I was still “the girl with the back problems”. I developed mental disorders as a result of how I was treated for being visibly disabled. Becoming disabled is a hand you would never choose to be dealt, but it’s a hand you play because there is only one alternative.
So for those who claim to be transabled, who say they are supposed to be blind or deaf, I have no sympathy.
“So, other than the perceived romanticism of certain disabilities (which I think of as Helen Keller Syndrome), why do people want to be disabled? Part of it, I think, is Tumblr’s environment. Everything has a label on Tumblr. There are so many different types of romantic and sexual attraction I can’t keep up, and romanticism/sexuality isn’t alone. People label themselves with phobias, mental diagnoses, phobias, sexuality, sensuality, romanticism, gender, sex, pronouns, age, MBTI types, literally anything they can think of to make themselves seem interesting. It’s a constant strange contest. My ‘about’ is one sentence about my blog; others’ are one- or two-word descriptors of who they think they are - or, more likely, who they think they should be. Aromantic. Heterosexual. Homosensual. Genderqueer. They pronouns. Quaker. Autistic. Catkin. Transabled. Transethnic. Caniphobe.”
Yes.Yes.A thousand times yes.
I just wish that one gal that came here that one time bitching about BIID would read this.
Here´s some truth,please do be careful and try not to burn yourselves when you choke on it,dear flakes.
I’m still waiting for someone to explain how Holmes was able to purchase a full set of body armor & multiple weapons & tear gas grenades in just a few months with no red flags being raised. Materials to make explosives are easier to come by without being tracked than ammo, but body armor + guns for someone who wasn’t police or military didn’t raise any red flags? How the fuck does that work?
tht is a major clue to me that he had connections to white supremacist orgs—you can get ALL that shit on the underground through white supremacist networks. that’s actually a fairly common way that the government “catches” these guys, is through their weapon collecting and trading—somebody linked me to an actual report about their underground weapons economy—but i can’t find it.
BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY SANDWICH OPTIONS. THIS INTERESTS ME.
I usually get a meatball sub on parmesan oregano bread with american cheese.
Toasted footlong meatball sub on italian herbs & cheese w/ extra cheddar cheese. toppings are lettuce, cucumber and green peppers. and honey mustard sauce. 6” If I’m not that hungry, but a footlong will take me about 2 hours to finish. I EAT SLOW OK?
(6” to footlong as hunger requires) Veggie patty on herb/cheese, toasted please! with extra pepperjack, avocado, lettuce, cucumber, EXTRA EXTRA spinach, green peppers, jalapeños, lite mayo, parmesan, pepper, oregano, and a tiny bit of oil.
Allow to set for 5 minutes to maximize the deliciousness then eat.
Footlong veggie patty, no cheese, toasted, on honey oat. Spinach, tomato, olive, onion, generally some peppers (jalapeno or banana or both), and one or two of honey mustard, brown mustard, or sweet onion, maybe oil and vinegar. Maybe one or both of salt and pepper or oregano
6-inch flatbread with turkey and cheese (sometimes mozzarella, sometimes swiss), toasted, with lettuce and oil.
6-inch spicy italian on italian bread with provolone cheese.
This list isn’t as big as it should be, because unfortunately there isn’t a lot of help out there for parents, siblings, children and other family members of trans* people. However this list is always growing and will be updated whenever new information is found/created. Family members of Trans* people go through a different type of transition when their child begins to transition, however it is still a transition and not an easy one. Hopefully these resources will help.
COLAGE: People with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Parent - http://www.colage.org/
TransActive - http://www.transactiveonline.org/index.php
Kids Health: Transgender People - http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/transgender.html
TransParentcy - http://www.transparentcy.org/
TransParent Canada - http://transparentcanada.ca/?file=kop1.php
PFLAG TNET - http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=380
Trans Kids Purple Rainbow Foundation - http://www.transkidspurplerainbow.org/
Transfamily - http://www.transfamily.org/
Family Acceptance Project - http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals - Stephanie A. Brill
Gender Born, Gender Made: Gender Creative Children and Their Families - Diane Ehrensaft
My Princess Boy - Cheryl Kilodavis
Our Trans Children - PFLAG TNET PDF copy can be found here: http://www.pflagdetroit.org/PDF/OurTransChildre_5thedition.pdf
Mom, I Need to be a Girl - Just Evelyn
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents - Irwin Krieger
My Child is Transgender: Ten Tips for Parents of Adult Trans Children - Matt Kailey
Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children - Rachel Pepper
Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue - Nicholas M Teich
Transgender Explained for Those Who are Not - Joanna Herman
Look into local groups such as PFLAG Transgender Network and other local Queer groups/organizations to find out if there is a support group for family members of transgender people.