Leading ladies and the “b” word.

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fandomsandfeminism:

lotuslopez:

edwad:

think-progress:

Forcing kids to stick to gender roles can actually be harmful to their health.

huh. ya don’t say

who could have predicted this

In other exciting news, water is wet.

fandomsandfeminism:

lotuslopez:

edwad:

think-progress:

Forcing kids to stick to gender roles can actually be harmful to their health.

huh. ya don’t say

who could have predicted this

In other exciting news, water is wet.

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transquotes:

Text Reads:Everyday, society tries to tell me I don’t exist, because it believes in only two genders. Everyday, I very quietly give society the finger, by simply continuing to exist. Submitted by Ainsley

transquotes:

Text Reads:
Everyday, society tries to tell me I don’t exist, because it believes in only two genders. Everyday, I very quietly give society the finger, by simply continuing to exist. Submitted by Ainsley

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Tags: Trans LGBT Gender

ihatecispeople:

stop fucking depicting people binding with ace bandages. binding with ace bandages is dangerous and can lead to injury. 

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misandry-mermaid:

Violence & Silence: Jackson Katz, Ph.D at TEDxFiDiWomen …

Jackson Katz knows how to feminist ally. Because instead of talking AT/OVER women about our own problems, he talks to men about theirs, addresses how toxic masculinity is a male issue that effects ALL genders, and recognizes the roles that socialization, patriarchy, and privilege contribute to all of this. Jackson Katz 👍

octoplods:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

pittrainbow:

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act: ‘Null and Void’

In a victory activists were unsure they’d get, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act today, declaring the anti-LGBT law “null and void” because of a parliamentary technicality in how it was passed.  

The court determined that when members of Parliament passed the law in December 2013, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had not established quorum — a required minimum number of members present to vote — effectively invalidating the law. 

THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS FOR ALL LGBTQI UGANDANS RIGHT HERE <3 

And fantastic news for the LGBTQI community worldwide too

SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW :D

THIS IS HUGE AND AWESOME

HEY FREAK OUT ABOUT THIS, TUMBLR, THIS IS AMAZING!!!

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Tags: Uganda LGBT

theletteraesc:

anarcho-queer:

Study Reveals It Costs Much Less to House The Homeless Than to Leave Them on the Street

Not only is it morally wrong to let people live desperately on the streets, but it doesn’t make much economical sense either.

A new study has found that it’s significantly cheaper to house the homeless than leave them on the streets.

University of North Carolina Charlotte researchers released a study on Monday that tracked chronically homeless adults housed in the Moore Place facility run by Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center (UMC) in partnership with local government. Housing these people led to dramatic cost savings that more than paid for the cost of putting them in decent housing, including $1.8 million in health care savings from 447 fewer ER visits (78% reduction) and 372 fewer hospital days (79% reduction). Tenants also spent 84 fewer days in jail, with a 72% drop in arrests.

Moore Place cost $6 million in land and construction costs, and tenants are required to contribute 30% of their income (mainly benefits) towards rent. The remainder of the $14,000 per tenant annually is covered by donations and local and federal funding. According to the UNCC study, that $14,000 pales in comparison to the costs a chronically homeless person racks up every year to society — a stunning $39,458 in combined medical, judicial and other costs.

What’s more, Moore Place is enabling the formerly homeless to find their own sources of income. Without housing, just 50% were able to generate any income. One year after move-in, they’re up to 82%. And after an average length of 7 years of homelessness, 94% of the original tenants retained their housing after 18 months, with a 99% rent collection rate.

The general population is biased: The original proposal for Moore Place was “controversial, if not ridiculed,” according to the Charlotte Observer. Locals mocked the idea that giving the homeless subsidized housing would do any good. A 2011 report commissioned by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that people have condescending attitudes towards the homeless, with the public perceiving higher levels of substance abuse problems (91%) and mental health issues (85%) than reported by the homeless themselves (41% and 24% respectively). It concluded that if “personal failings as the main cause of homelessness, it is unlikely that they will vote for increased public assistance or volunteer to help the homeless themselves.

But “you can’t argue with the statistics," said UMC housing director Caroline Chambre. “This approach was controversial at one time because of the stereotype of who the homeless are, and we had to change that stereotype.

In 2012, total welfare spending for the poor was just 0.47% of the federal budget. It turns out that maybe if we spent a little more to help the chronically destitute solve their problems, we could save a lot of money.

Of course, what’s more important than saving money is being able to punish people and enjoy the warm glow of moral superiority while you do it.

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