Posted 9 minutes ago
Posted 9 minutes ago

boromirs:

the end of an adventure

Posted 9 minutes ago

avengersclubx:

Seeing Double?

Posted 9 minutes ago

hwills456:

luvellah:

von—gelmini:

clannyphantom:

ponywindything:

thatradicalnotion:

Lisa Simpson at Stuff-n-Hug

This really says a LOT

simpsons is so next level

I took my girls shopping for some summer clothes Saturday. T-shirts, jeans, shorts. They both love Marvel and superheroes and transformers and Hogwarts and stuff like that. Not so much pink and pretty stuff. They’ve both grown so much that this was the first time we were shopping in the grown up women’s section. Boring selections when it comes to t-shirts. Flowers and zebras and butterflies.

But what was making it near impossible was that all the t-shirts, the few they kinda-sorta liked, had either low/wide cut necklines or were extremely tailored for nipped in waists with little cap sleeves and short hemlines. Showing way too much skin for their ages as far as we all were concerned. So we headed over to the men’s section. A whole WALL full of properly cut tees with great designs on them!

They ran over and started hunting up things they liked. Two women were stocking shelves. 

"You know these are MEN’S shirts."

"The girl’s section is over there."

"There’s not gonna be any Princesses over here, darlin’."

"These shirts are for the boys."

"This isn’t going to fit you right, honey."

I ignored the first time one of them said anything. Just told the girls what sizes they needed to look for and that they could each pick five shirts. But the women kept interrupting me. I tried to stay polite. “Yes, I know this is the men’s department.” But they kept making comments.

Finally I was getting mad. I told them we didn’t need any help. My girls were allowed to wear whatever they liked and they didn’t like the shirt designs in the women’s section and I didn’t like how low the necklines were.

Instead of just noticing that I was getting fed up with their “help”, they started arguing with me! One of them told my oldest, who is conventionally cute and skinny and starting to fill out (but still only 12), that “Oh that’s just because he’s your daddy. He doesn’t understand that a girl wants to show off for the boys!”

That was the last straw. I’m afraid I totally lost my temper. I told them (amongst a few other choice words) that they’d better walk away and come back to finish restocking the shelves once we’d left the area or I’d get the manager.

I try hard not to be rude to sales people and people in the service industry. That’s a difficult and thankless job. But for fuck’s sake! The first few comments were bad enough, but trying to undermine my moral authority with my kids? All in the name of  gender and sexuality policing. They couldn’t get past the idea that my girls might prefer t-shirts that had “boy” designs on them and that didn’t hyper-sexualize them. The idea was abhorrent to them and they had to interfere and then KEEP interfering.

Once our sales “help” was gone, the girls found a bunch of shirts. Captain America, Minecraft, Doctor Who, Batman, Avengers. All the stuff they’re into. I mean, they also like MLP and Littlest Pet Shop and soft fluffy stuffed animals and Monster High dolls. We hit the toy section too for some of that stuff cos they brought their saved-up allowances with them. 

At least we didn’t get any “help” in the shoe section. They’d’ve had a cow again cos while the youngest found a cute pair of pink and purple sneakers, I ‘let’ the oldest go to the men’s section and find a cool pair of dark blue and grey ones. (and omg their feet are huge! youngest wears a women’s size 9.5 and oldest wars a men’s 8. FFS, I wear a men’s 8.5. Their feet are almost as big as mine! How’d that happen?)

I hate this gender policing shit and won’t put up with it at all. I always feel for kids whose parents enforce this shit. I see it at stores when a girl or boy strays outside the lines, too often the parents are the one who pull them back into their place and it makes me sad.

Like, their friends who are boys, when they’re over at our house, they sit there and play with the girl toys as much as the boy toys. One of the boys loves playing LPS with my youngest, making up stories and stuff. The first time I walked out into the playroom and saw, he got so nervous and tried to say that he was just doing it to be nice to her. I told him that it was fine. He could play with whatever he wanted to and I wouldn’t tell anyone. Word got around to the other boys I guess cos now they all play whatever and don’t stop if I “catch” them.

I get shit from my mom about it too. I’m trying to make them into little boys. I shouldn’t have bought them trucks and toy swords when they were little. The oldest needs to learn to start wearing dresses now not just blue jeans. Why did I ‘let’ her get her hair cut short? I need to put the youngest on a diet and make her wear training bras. Why do I let them play with boys? etc etc etc. 

*eyeroll.gif*

I just find it so hard to believe that it’s the 21st century and people are still getting their knickers in a twist over this kind of thing.

^^^^ This man deserves a dad of the year award. ^^^^

Posted 12 minutes ago

YOU’RE JUST GONNA HAVE TO LISTEN (x)

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Posted 13 minutes ago

that-big-gay-impala:

THE SARCASM IN THIS POST IN LETHAL

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Posted 14 minutes ago
  1. The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  2. The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  3. The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  4. The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  5. The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  6. The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  7. The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  8. The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
Posted 14 minutes ago

gracefullikeagazelle:

knives-and-pipes:

upgraders:

most private thing im willing to admit: im not good at estimating how much pasta is enough for one person 

image there’s a tool for that

I’m sorry, does that scale progress from a child to a HORSE?

Posted 15 minutes ago

tryllvester:

frankoceanfanclub:

cibosan:

zerogoukki:

deemzbeamz48:

naomicalhooligan:

officialmartinluther:

levantineviper:

Congratulations!

omygod

SAM WHAT DOES THIS SAY?

"I’m mouldy/rotten/dirty/filthy"…depends on the context. I’m not even joking.

I CAN CONFIRM THAT THIS MEANS “I AM STINKY/DIRTY/ETC” AND I AM GOING TO DIE I’M LAUGHING SO HARD

Oh no!

LMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

This pleases me greatly

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Posted 16 minutes ago

spiced-pumpkinn:

What I think my relationship with my horses is like:

image

What my relationship with my horses actually is:

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Posted 16 minutes ago

greathaircut:

it turns out I didn’t imagine the movie where poohs friends think he died in crystal hell cave

I’m going to be rethinking a lot of things tonight

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Posted 17 minutes ago

zacksdoodles:

Hey guys I’m back!! Slowly recovering wrist:)

Posted 17 minutes ago

CLINTASHA AU - After the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D., Natasha finds Clint in a small town on the countryside. She soon begins to notice he is much more quiet and somber than his usual self. Something had happened to him while he was gone. 

"Clint, are you alright?"

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Posted 24 minutes ago

bookporn:

nemo80:

whovian-in-221bs-impala:

colorguardenthusiast:

nicktoocooltoland:

bethmai:

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: nothing

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: spoilers

congratulations on reading a book before it was made into a film

you win: disappointment

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: a deep insight into the material that the movie barely scratches the surface of

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: pain and tears when you see what they did to your favourite supporting character (if they even put him/her into the movie)

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win!

you read another book that you loved and is now one of your favorites, or that you didn’t liked and now you can skip the movie.

(Source: moaninglisasmile)

Posted 24 minutes ago

bookporn:

nemo80:

whovian-in-221bs-impala:

colorguardenthusiast:

nicktoocooltoland:

bethmai:

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: nothing

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: spoilers

congratulations on reading a book before it was made into a film

you win: disappointment

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: a deep insight into the material that the movie barely scratches the surface of

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: pain and tears when you see what they did to your favourite supporting character (if they even put him/her into the movie)

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win!

you read another book that you loved and is now one of your favorites, or that you didn’t liked and now you can skip the movie.

(Source: moaninglisasmile)