Three MG/YA novels featuring little people as protagonists:
We haven’t reviewed any of these books at Disability in Kidlit yet, so we’d love to hear people’s thoughts!
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SWEET MOTHER OF FUCK MY LIFE IS SAVED HOLY SHIT ON A CRACKER FUCK ME SIDEWAYS
or all of my college friends!
NEW AROMANTIC AND GRAY-AROMANTIC FLAGS
I am not the first to say that the current aromantic flag is hideous. But I had a pretty neat idea, what if they were the asexual/graysexual flags but with green instead of purple? Green is the symbolic color of aromanticisim as purple is with asexuality, and I feel as if the two communities should have corresponding flags.
Also, the asexual and graysexual flags are known well, and it would be easier to spread an aromantic and grayromantic flag if it was similar in design.
I think this is a simpler, more efficient set of flags. Also it looks nicer.
I meant to post a road trip photo set so here you go.
Fashion! Put It All On Me ➝ Nicolas Jebran f/w 2014-15
Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.
This includes cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, etc.!! Go here to register your pet as an ESA :~)
Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.
For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.
Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]
Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that.
It’s kinda racist.
Last I heard (in 2012ish) Muslims communities weren’t allowed to build mosques, and there’s the covert microaggressive racism against the Thai and Vietnamese immigrant communities.
A good portion of Icelanders also want increased legislation against immigration (some claim its because of EU reasons). Rates of bullying are also higher amongst children with one foreign parent and two foreign parents (12 and 16% respectively).
An Icelandic comedian also dressed up in yellow-face - taped-up eyes and stereotypical Asian accent included.
There are more details including some positive changes to combat the racism in a report written by the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance here but yeah, Iceland: racist.
What is a term for the ableist version of color-blind racism?
~I don’t see diagnoses, I just see people.~
Lots of wonderful happenings at #MedX 2014 - The Good, Part 1 - http://go.shr.lc/1v1QD1F Also a clarification of what I said in my last post.
(via MedX - The Bad and the Ugly | Disabled Psych) :/ #MedX Pt 1- The Bad and the Ugly The post about the good comes tomorrow!
Just a few hours after star Ryan Reynolds opened up about the reaction to the Deadpool leaked footage, 20th Century Fox has announced they are moving forward with the film and given it a February 12, 2016 release date, just three months before the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Ryan Reynolds is expected to star with director Tim Miller at the helm and a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
I’ll watch it even tho I don’t have a connection to that character…