De-normalize your thoughts, attitudes and assumptions.
There is no default setting for human beings. Our society has taught us that the “average” or “normal” person is a white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied man in a monogamous relationship who worships the god of the bible.
That’s not who’s normal. That’s who runs the media, the government and writes the history books.
Addressing atheism and its merits as a practicing witch. Also, a five minute smoky eye!
MY FIRST VIDEO!! Please check it out!
Holy shit, Anthony Weiner actually said something important.
I don’t know how to explain this.
But I’m crying.
This is one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful things I have ever experienced.
a lot of people are STILL asking me how Iggy Azalea is racist and homophobic so i’m just going to make a proper post
in addition to all of this she also calls herself a “slave master” at 0:06 in this video
the amount of notes on this post
Annnnd this is why I side-eye that apology pretty damn hard tbh
When religious organizations have argued that Title VII’s exemption should allow them to pay women less because of religious teachings about the appropriate roles of men and women, courts have rightly said no.
Yet the religious exemption in ENDA opens the door for religiously affiliated organizations to engage in employment discrimination against LGBT people—for any reason.
This exemption is so broad that it could leave a transgender doctor at a hospital or a gay food-services worker at a university without protection from workplace discrimination. Given the protections LGBT people are increasingly gaining under Title VII in the courts, it seems absurd that the price for explicit inclusion in federal law should be a religious exemption that creates a lesser standard for sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.
Isn’t this exactly what they wanted when they drafted the legislation? Isn’t this what they envision “religious freedom” to mean?
“My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means ‘The road is good.’ Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘Nobody can pronounce it.’ Without missing a beat, she said, ‘If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.’”