1. „The reason “It Gets Better” caught on with politicians and celebrities is because it’s great PR and it requires absolutely NOTHING from them in the way of real action.“

    someone on datalounge who I cannot quite disagree with (via aliapenny)

    I just need that entire comment on my blog:

    It’s just a bullshit PR campaign, nothing more. Telling kids to put up with bullying until they leave school is not constructive advice. It’s cruel. School boards, school administrators, teachers, etc., need to have zero tolerance policy for bullying. It’s not uncommon for teachers to bully unpopular kids themselves. That’s where the changes need to be made. But that requires action, and it requires standing up to conservatives who fight anti-bullying campaigns tooth and nail (often claiming that bullying gay people is a christian right). The reason “It Gets Better” caught on with politicians and celebrities is because it’s great PR and it requires absolutely NOTHING from them in the way of real action.

    It’s cruelty to tell a kid to tolerate bullying. And to whom is this campaign even directed? The fat gay kids that Savage makes fun of himself? It’s a campaign aimed at good looking white boys with great bodies and upper middle class families. Yes, THEY will do better once they start hitting the gay bars. But for most average looking kids from working class families, they will find a gay community that’s often very much like High School, with cliques and teasing and rejection. Gay kids need to get support from society, and the kids that need that most are the kids that Savage himself would mock and demonize; kids of color, working class and poor kids, fat kids, kids with acne, and kids who are otherwise marginalized in society AND in our community.

    Even when you look at the videos on YouTube, you see politicians who’ve come out against marriage equality, sports teams that would never accept a gay person in their ranks, and celebrities who just want some good press. The gay kids who participate are often great looking white boys, who you know will be accepted in the gay community, and are already leading charmed lives. It’s a campaign for the people Savage likes…sexy white male teenagers with athletic bodies who will be greeted with open arms.

    I’ll take the campaign seriously when Savage speaks out on behalf of marginalized gay kids, and criticizes the gay community for iots racism and other prejudices. But he’s the biggest bigot and bully of the bunch, and that’s been proven from his many years as a “columnist.” I often couldn’t believe how conservative, prejudiced, and intolerant he was in those columns.”

    (via davyjonesing)

    Also trans people. 

    Dan Savage doesn’t care about the T, and he’s been actively, grossly cissexist on many distinct occasions. 

    (via misterstibbons)

    Not to mention asexuals, women, lower-class people, etc.
    Let’s face it kids, Dan Savage is the most hypocritical douchebag in the queer rights movement.

    But yes I agree with everything that has been posted above. 

    (via daelhorhota)

    don’t forget that he thinks bisexuals in general need to “make up their mind” and that male bisexuals are essentially unicorns

    (via freakingdork)

    I once had an extended argument over when he was glitter-bombed because he’s a huge hypocritical transphobe. You can’t claim to be a trans* ally and then hurl transphobic slurs at your enemies. There’s no complicit-by-ignorance-and-stupidity argument to be made there - that’s just straight up transphobia. He is not an ‘activist.’ He is making a great living by essentially capitalizing on the intersection of his hegemonic identities and a burgeoning pinkwashed economy.

    (via trungles)

    liking all the commentary here, and yeah that’s always bugged me about the “it gets better” campaign; it should be made better for kids NOW, not just waiting for them to get older and for their life to stop sucking

    (via pentapod-monster)

    this is literally all perfect commentary but i also wanted to point out gay/queers that are religious and the ones who are disabled as well. people seem to forget about those two intersects sometimes…

    (via thelittlekneesofbees)

    (via big-wired)

  2. theshemanboyhatersclub:

that’s it. the internet is over. this won. everybody go home.

    theshemanboyhatersclub:

    that’s it. the internet is over. this won. everybody go home.

    (Source: maxofs2d, via skyliting)

  3. (via iamamark)

  4. Another pay equity ad I saw in the Herald yesterday morning.

    Fun fact - New Zealand used to have an Employment Equity Act, and one of the first things that the Fourth National government did was to abolish it.

    • School: be yourself!
    • School: but don't get any piercings or dye your hair or stand out from the rest or act how you usually would or choose to be different from other people.
  5. notesonascandal:

    sktagg23:

    Feminism E-cards.

    I wish these kinds of messages could be transcribed onto pictures from vintage images from magazines like Jet and Ebony.

    (via karnythia)

  6. Sometimes you have to laugh at people who object to this. Someone posted this article on facebook was upset and wrote ‘Oh yup, because two wrongs totally make a right.’ 

    Yea, because showing people that the economic inequality of pay inequality is ‘wrong’ and ‘that I’m not paying more on the basis of having a XY chromosome’ is not the right response to it.

    Acknowledge that being a male in society does give something more because of your biological make up, I have and so should you.

  7. How I feel when someone agrees with Suzanne Venker’s opinion piece.