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The comments on any given organization’s social media posts about Bisexual Awareness Week prove exactly why we have to have a Bisexual Awareness Week.

I’ve been seeing lots of posts on my Dash about Emma Watson’s recent (and extremely awesome) speech at the United Nations, and so I thought I’d share this again. I had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations myself, on World Autism Awareness Day in 2011. I was part of a panel of “autism experts” and the sole self-advocate. I know many of you have seen this previously, so forgive me for the reruns, but here it is for the newer folks following me, in case you are interested. :)

Kid: *comes up to me in the grocery store parking lot just as I’m about to get in my car and asks if I want to buy some candy for his kid’s club community organization thing*

Me: *thinking* HOW DO I SAY NO WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A HUGE ASSHOLE I’M PRETTY SURE IF I SAY NO I’LL LOOK LIKE A HUGE ASSHOLE BUT I REALLY DON’T LIKE CHOCOLATE OR CONFRONTATIONS HELP

psychojello:

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bethpurple:

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I have actually messaged a couple of people on here in the past who I have seen talk positively about that blog, because I think people have the right to know what someone is really like. I would absolutely hate to go around thinking someone was really cool and then later find out that they had been sending Anon hate to people (I mean, who’s to say she only sent shit to you? I bet there were loads more).

I personally don’t understand how someone can turn a blind eye to something like that. Even if I was to see someone I follow who’s first name I don’t even know post about a blog being mean to them, I would make sure I don’t follow or promote that blog. Because it seems like people are so happy to scream and shout about shit that doesn’t affect them, but then they aren’t prepared to stand up for their friends or stand up to tumblr bullies or people in their fandom who are doing stupid shit and it makes me really angry.

So even though I see this really cool, well constructed post that I would reblog if it was posted by anyone else, there is no way in hell I am going to reblog it because the person who made is a twat who is mean to people on tumblr for no reason. And I wish more people would have the balls to stand up and say stuff like this because I think we should all look out for each other and do what we can to make tumblr a fun, safe place for everyone :D

That is precisely why I called that person out by name in the first place.

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Yep, you totally did the right thing by outting mccartneymadness as a troll and I’ve done the best I can to tag IP addresses since then too (not that I get a lot of traffic to my page, but still).

I think it’s so important to share this sort of information so people can deal with it however they want, whether it’s unfollowing the person or not reblogging their stuff (and I should hope they would do both!)

I always keep an eye on the little ‘source’ tag in the top corner of posts to make sure I don’t promote some gross blog by accident. So many people reblog these “anon hate is wrong!!11!” posts but then carry on reblogging known trollers and it’s like ??? If they *don’t* realise then fair enough, but when they do and turn a blind eye…yeah, that’s totally hypocritical.

Yeah I’m glad you outed this person Beth, from what I remember mccartneymadness sent you an anon that said “your blog is shit now” or something very mature while you were clearly going through a lot already with your depression. I don’t care if their blog is awesome, I don’t tolerate that kind of behavior. I’ve blacklisted their posts from my blog too.

I very much agree with all of the above…I think it’s a very good thing you called this person out, Beth. For my part, I wish there was a way to call out trolls who don’t send Anon hate or troll publicly, but whom you know do so behind people’s backs, based on your own experience. I wish there was a way because these people are worse than the Anon haters, in a sense—you can suss out who the Anons are with Statcounter, or go to their Tumblr if they’re doing it outright, but the private trolls put on a façade and act very differently publicly from who they really are, and end up fooling people under the guise of being friendly. Ugh…

Achievement “Vegetarian Chicken Tikka Masala” = Unlocked.

(Made it last night with extra-firm tofu in place of the chicken. Also added Yukon Gold potatoes and green peas to the mix, and served basmati rice on the side. Om nom nom…)

sisterjude:

"And crawling on the planet’s face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space… and meaning."
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

ephemeralquiet replied to your post “Last night I had a dream that I was about to have a threesome with…”

Oh Girl, I empathize. One time I was having this super hot dream about Chris Meloni & I was his babysitter & there was so much sexual tention between the two of us and we were in the kitchen & we started kissed and I was just about to go down on him and I could taste his pre-cum in my mouth I was SO CLOSE and then BOOM! my mom bursts into my room and asks “Where did you put the eggs!” I WAS SO HEATED!

Oh, honey…I am SO very sorry! That is just…see, people think girls don’t get blue balls, but for us, it’s like a mental blue balls. Hahah. That sucks so hard! (Or would have, anyway, if you hadn’t been woken up. Hahah.) My deepest sympathies to you! *Hug of sexual frustration solidarity*

What makes Peter a bad person?

andrewhickeywriter:

ingravinoveritas:

andrewhickeywriter:

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andrewhickeywriter:

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monkeesconfessions:

If this question is in reference to this post, we’d just like to state that we do not write or make the confessions that are posted here. People send them in and the confessions represent the submitter’s own opinions or thoughts, so we cannot speak for them.

That being said…it is our opinion that the submitter of that particular confession was not saying that Peter is a bad person. They were speaking of their own experiences and conclusions they’d drawn as a result of those experiences. In the two or so years since we started monkeesconfessions, no one has ever sent in a confession with a general statement such as, “[Monkee] is a bad person.” And while we do have a policy of not posting confessions that out-and-out bash any of the Monkees or any specific fans, the confession in question respectfully voiced an opinion and would not be considered bashing.

The simple fact is, none of the Monkees are bad people, by any stretch of the imagination. But they are human, and therefore flawed, and so some of the confessions that fans send in bring up/address some of these flaws. We’d ultimately urge fans to decide for themselves if they think one of the Monkees is a bad person, and—as previously stated—we do not write the confessions and therefore cannot speak for the confession submitters here. 

I didn’t make the confession (although I know who did), but I am the ‘someone that spoke up about feeling weird about Peter’ the confession refers to. I voiced my feelings about Peter after receiving an Anon message asking why I don’t post about him more. You can see my response here.

That is what triggered the discussion about Peter, but nobody said - or thinks - that he is a bad person! I voiced my personal feelings about Peter and my reasons for them, and as it turned out a LOT of people agreed with me. Of course there was the odd one-or-two small minded people who thought we were “brainwashing” and didn’t understand that you can voice an opinion about something without it being “an attack”, but on the whole everyone was really understanding of my - and everyone elses - feelings!

But nobody hates Peter at all or thinks he’s a bad person, so you don’t have to worry about that :)

Re: your linked post, I think what you’re seeing isn’t Peter being uncomfortable, as such. Peter’s talked in the past about being on the autism spectrum, although he’s made a few different, contradictory, statements about it, and I don’t think he’s formally diagnosed.

Autistic people (in general — each person is different, of course) have difficulty reading the body language of non-autistic people, and non-autistic people have difficulty reading ours. We also have difficulty in knowing when what we’re saying is inappropriate, and your “childlike, awkward and weird” description pretty much sums up the way a lot of us come across.

What you see as him trying too hard and playing up to the camera is, I suspect, anything but — he’s almost certainly showing more of his “real self” in interviews than any of the others do, because autistic people have difficulty doing anything else.

Fair enough, but I can’t help the fact that *he* makes me feel uncomfortable and I don’t find his jokes funny. Since I made that post I’ve also learnt several other things about him that are less than favourable, but that’s a whole different kettle of fish. I was just explaining why he doesn’t appear on my blog more.

Oh, I’m not saying anything else — if you don’t like how he comes across, you don’t like how he comes across. I was providing a partial explanation, not trying to change your mind.

Just wanted to chime in for a second, because I always feel a bit hesitant when people mention Peter being on the autism spectrum. I do not think that Peter is actually on the spectrum. I had a long conversation with him about it (or what counts for long when you’re at a comic convention), and he said that he thinks he has aspects of Asperger’s, but that he does not have it overall. He also tried to act like he knew more about Asperger’s Syndrome than I do, which…I don’t claim to be an expert or anything, but…nope. I schooled him pretty quick there. Haha.

Heh. Fair enough — he certainly seems to have a lot of similar mannerisms and behaviours to a lot of aspies, though. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he was somewhere on the spectrum, but I’ve never had any personal contact with him, and obviously you have, and do know what you’re talking about…

My contention is that while I certainly have seen a lot of awkward behaviors from the man, I do feel he’s developed a fair degree of social savvy from being in the business and dealing with people for so many years as a performer. It’s sort of like when people were wondering if Dr. House is on the autism spectrum, when he actually wasn’t…he was just…him. Same thing applies to Peter, IMO.

What makes Peter a bad person?

andrewhickeywriter:

thank-your-lucky-stars:

andrewhickeywriter:

thank-your-lucky-stars:

monkeesconfessions:

If this question is in reference to this post, we’d just like to state that we do not write or make the confessions that are posted here. People send them in and the confessions represent the submitter’s own opinions or thoughts, so we cannot speak for them.

That being said…it is our opinion that the submitter of that particular confession was not saying that Peter is a bad person. They were speaking of their own experiences and conclusions they’d drawn as a result of those experiences. In the two or so years since we started monkeesconfessions, no one has ever sent in a confession with a general statement such as, “[Monkee] is a bad person.” And while we do have a policy of not posting confessions that out-and-out bash any of the Monkees or any specific fans, the confession in question respectfully voiced an opinion and would not be considered bashing.

The simple fact is, none of the Monkees are bad people, by any stretch of the imagination. But they are human, and therefore flawed, and so some of the confessions that fans send in bring up/address some of these flaws. We’d ultimately urge fans to decide for themselves if they think one of the Monkees is a bad person, and—as previously stated—we do not write the confessions and therefore cannot speak for the confession submitters here. 

I didn’t make the confession (although I know who did), but I am the ‘someone that spoke up about feeling weird about Peter’ the confession refers to. I voiced my feelings about Peter after receiving an Anon message asking why I don’t post about him more. You can see my response here.

That is what triggered the discussion about Peter, but nobody said - or thinks - that he is a bad person! I voiced my personal feelings about Peter and my reasons for them, and as it turned out a LOT of people agreed with me. Of course there was the odd one-or-two small minded people who thought we were “brainwashing” and didn’t understand that you can voice an opinion about something without it being “an attack”, but on the whole everyone was really understanding of my - and everyone elses - feelings!

But nobody hates Peter at all or thinks he’s a bad person, so you don’t have to worry about that :)

Re: your linked post, I think what you’re seeing isn’t Peter being uncomfortable, as such. Peter’s talked in the past about being on the autism spectrum, although he’s made a few different, contradictory, statements about it, and I don’t think he’s formally diagnosed.

Autistic people (in general — each person is different, of course) have difficulty reading the body language of non-autistic people, and non-autistic people have difficulty reading ours. We also have difficulty in knowing when what we’re saying is inappropriate, and your “childlike, awkward and weird” description pretty much sums up the way a lot of us come across.

What you see as him trying too hard and playing up to the camera is, I suspect, anything but — he’s almost certainly showing more of his “real self” in interviews than any of the others do, because autistic people have difficulty doing anything else.

Fair enough, but I can’t help the fact that *he* makes me feel uncomfortable and I don’t find his jokes funny. Since I made that post I’ve also learnt several other things about him that are less than favourable, but that’s a whole different kettle of fish. I was just explaining why he doesn’t appear on my blog more.

Oh, I’m not saying anything else — if you don’t like how he comes across, you don’t like how he comes across. I was providing a partial explanation, not trying to change your mind.

Just wanted to chime in for a second, because I always feel a bit hesitant when people mention Peter being on the autism spectrum. I do not think that Peter is actually on the spectrum. I had a long conversation with him about it (or what counts for long when you’re at a comic convention) four or five years ago, and he said that he thinks he has aspects of Asperger’s, but that he does not have it overall. He also tried to act like he knew more about Asperger’s Syndrome than I do, which…I don’t claim to be an expert or anything, but…nope. I schooled him pretty quick there. Haha.

harbingermine:

David Duchovny signed his doll’s stomach with an arrow pointing to his penis. Gillian Anderson signed her doll’s breasts.

fuckyeahdavidgillian HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?!

harbingermine:

David Duchovny signed his doll’s stomach with an arrow pointing to his penis. Gillian Anderson signed her doll’s breasts.

fuckyeahdavidgillian HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?!