My Master has bid me while I stand at the roadside, to sing the song of Defeat, for that is the bride whom He woos in secret.
She has put on the dark veil, hiding her face from the crowd, but the jewel glows on her breast in the dark.
She is forsaken of the day, and God’s night is waiting for her with its lamps lighted and flowers wet with dew.
She is silent with her eyes downcast; she has left her home behind her, from her home has come that wailing in the wind.
But the stars are singing the love-song of the eternal to a face sweet with shame and suffering.
The door has been opened in the lonely chamber, the call has sounded, and the heart of the darkness throbs with awe because of the coming tryst.” —Rabindranath Tagore, “The Song of the Defeated” (from Fruit-Gathering)
- cis LGB folks: IT'S LGBT PRIDE MONTH!
- cis LGB folks: LOOK HOW MANY RIGHTS WE'RE GAINING!
- trans folks: um hi cis folks i mean can you help us out over here?
- cis LGB folks: WHAT DOES THAT T STAND FOR?
- trans folks: um hi can you maybe secure us legal protection
- cis LGB folks: WE'RE GONNA GET MARRIED SOON
- trans folks: um i would just like to not get fired for being trans
- cis LGB folks: WE'RE SO PROGRESSIVE
Teen pregnancy is more acceptable than being homosexual.
The New York Times did their homework and they’re letting you know: Plan B (aka “the morning-after pill”) mainly works by preventing sperm and egg from meeting, and there’s actually no evidence that it prevents an already fertilized egg from implanting. Plus, it’s safe, effective, and a huge relief to tons of people. Give us a Like or a Reblog if you’re glad emergency contraception exists! Read the entire article here.
White privilege is never going into apple to buy a product from them and being refused because you were overheard speaking your language with you Uncle. (Not my experience but here’s a link to the video:
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.
Audre Lorde (via andyouhavetogivethemhope)
So relevant to my life right now,
A brief list with just a few of the reasons he doesn’t deserve your sympathy.
I really do wish there were more remote-access type jobs in NC. Namely, because it might just give me some shot in hell of earning a paycheck. Then I might even get every lucky, privileged jackass off my back who says I’m just “being uppity” and not going for jobs like Walmart (fun fact: Even the Walmart here isn’t hiring, I checked). I’m not saying that people don’t work hard - I know they do. But they seriously take for granted both their socio-economic status and family connections. I lack both of those.
You see, if there’s one thing that’s aggravating, it’s being bitched at for not having a job while living in a PROFOUNDLY economically depressed area, especially in this part of the state - it’s too far and remote to even commute. If it’s not the people around you who are so much better off, it’s people on the television telling you to be ashamed for being a ‘burden’ or ‘too uppity’. You just can’t win for losing here.
I mean Jesus, I can type 80-90 words per minute, I’ve worked in IT for 4 years straight, I served as supplemental instruction for several college courses, I volunteered at a crapload of organizations for increasing diversity and reducing disability & poverty-related problems for YEARS, but hey, apparently I’m some sort of entitled lazyass for not being able to find a job in a place where even minimum-wage jobs aren’t hiring.