***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.
Not taking any chances
I scrolled past this and the guilt was too much
i REALLY NEED TO PASS ANYTHING HELPS
I need this baaaddddd!!!
You guys do realize you’re all fucked because it says re-tweet not re-blog, right?
Ok kids, listen up. I’m about to explain to you, to the best of my ability, why there are 40,000 people protesting in Tokyo’s Nagata-cho as I type this, why it matters, and why you should be talking about it, too.
What Started This Protest?
The short answer —> Japan’s Prime…
so this is what i ended up with for the “make your audience angry” assignment
i dont know about ya’ll but that phrase pisses me right the hell off
Side tip: if anyone ever grabs your hair like the above, clamp one hand HARD down on your scalp where the hair is coming out (think of how you try to immobilize your hair when brushing tangles out so it doesn’t hurt as bad, only do so at the scalp and not further down the hair). Then use your other hand to start hitting the other person (go for the face!) and blocking any blows they may try to make with their free hand. You can also step into them (which removes the tension on your hair) and start throwing your knees into their groin, stomach, kick the side of their knee, etc.
The reason hair-pulling works is A) it HURTS and B) it’s an effective handle, especially because your instinct is going to be to pull away. But reduce the pain and the tension on the hair and you have more room to work with until the other person lets go, at which point you can run like hell or otherwise defend yourself as needed.
Additional tips: In addition, don’t just step in, drive FORWARD. Like greenwolf said, your first instinct is probably going to be to pull away from them, but what you should do instead is charge at the attacker while kicking and hitting at whatever targets are available (again, like greenwolf said: Groin, stomach, side of the knee and face (Nose especially) are really good targets.) Make as much noise as possible, especially if you’re isolated with the person in a location where there aren’t many people. “Let go (of me/of my hair)”, “Help” and “Back off” work.
Why charge?: It hurts less, and worst case scenario you both end up on the floor with you in the more powerful position so you can land whatever blows you have to to get away safely.
Why scream?: Three reasons. 1.) It gets adrenaline pumping. It lets something out in you that makes you fight harder. 2.) Screaming as loud as you can is coincidentally a very good way to let people know something bad is happening and that somebody requires assistance! The longer you have to deal with somebody trying to attack you, the harder it gets to defend yourself or run away, therefore, the faster help (hopefully the authorities) arrives, the better. 3.) It will scare the actual SHIT out of your attacker if you start screaming in their face while you punch it into next tuesday.
In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow
Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.
And it looks like we’re going to get there in two days. Amazing. THANK YOU.
something that realllllly bothers me: everyone says they have anxiety
this is probably not true. i know anxiety. two close friends of mine have had real anxiety. my mother has anxiety.
people dont like the word shy. and i think most of the time, people call it anxiety. also: you can…
This proverb exists in different forms in many parts of Africa
"Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter" (Igbo, Nigeria).
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be the heroes" (Kenya and Zimbabwe).
Black/African history has always being taught/told from the perspective of White American/European colonisers. We need to reclaim our history and culture. No more white African Queens, Kings and Gods, there needs to be a true representation of African history and culture in the media.
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
these are accounts of jose originally tvpartyorchestra now rattyasscompadre speaking to a 17 year old girl while he was 26. PLEASE SPREAD THIS. REPORT HIM. HE IS A CHILD PREDATOR.
since, unfortunately enough, some of you have been victim blaming and still insisting upon taking the predator’s side i have made an update:
16 year old girl
16 year old boy
underage girl who he harrassed at age 15/16
there are PLENTY of other girls who do not wish to be mentioned here because he is in possession of nude pictures of them, which might I remind you again, IS ILLEGAL.
Let me first remind you what tumblr says about this
also I’d like to take this moment to remind you of the federal law in the United States: remember that this is a 27 year old man communicating with entirely minors
(Chapter 117, 18 U.S.C.) This section of the constitution forbids the use of the United States Postal Service or other interstate or foreign means of communication, such as telephone calls or use of the internet, to persuade or entice a minor (defined as under 18 throughout chapter) to be involved in a criminal sexual act. This law is also extraterritorial in nature to U.S. Citizens and Residents who travel outside of the United States.
The Protect Act of 1992 makes it a federal crime to possess or create sexually explicit images of any person under 18 years of age; whether these images were shared consensually or not. this creates a federal age of consent of 18 for pornography.
these penalties apply even when consensual relations occur between someone under the age of eighteen and someone over the age of eighteen and when it is legal under state law.
tis isnt personal bias. this isnt me trying to be a hero. this is not funny drama. this is the reinforcement of the LAW. this man could, and should, be in jail for this.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST, IF YOU DO NOT RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THIS YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
his url is rattyasscompadre
please block, report, and send tumblr support an email
there are people in the fandom who can
- write fanfictions
- draw fanarts
- create gifs
- think of theories
- edit stuff
and then there’s me
But there’s you, who
- Read our fanfictions
- Like/Reblog/Commission us for our fanarts
- View our gifs
- Support our theories
- Are amused by our edits
You are just as important as the rest of us.All the fandoms should see this.
Binding with ace bandages is dangerous please do not do it and stop depicting art of trans people binding with bandages that is terrible for young trans people to see.