It’s (almost entierly non-problematic) feminist: yes
It talks about social queues given to children through kid’s movies and the whole Magical Quest trope: yes
It talks about raising boys to respect women in a way that’s not just chilvarly: yes
It’s written by a man: yes
This is a very interesting video. Definitely worth a watch.
This is wonderful. The girl in the background made the blonde girl’s desktop background a picture of her holding a sign that said “Hi there. So um…Will you be my girlfriend?” while she was in the bathroom. This is the girl’s response. Made my day.
This is adorable.
imnotthatgay: Attention Everyone: Stop what you are doing and watch this video. This is Rise Against’s new music video for “Make It Stop,” which is about the LGBT suicides that occured in September. I hope to see lots of people reblogging this inspirational piece of art. It Gets Better. http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
I’ve always loved Rise Against, and this just fuels that feeling.
Gave me goosebumps.
[TW: bullying and suicide]
“By the time my mother finally found the words to call me her gay daughter, I was searching for the nerve to describe the son in my eyes, the shadow of the boy I might be or the boy I might still love, for the official gay record.”
“I do not wear a welcome mat on my chest just so you can walk all over it.”
“I can guarantee that a haircut will never tell you anything about someone’s gender, who they love or how they fuck, but I’ve been growing out my short temper for the next time I have the ‘opportunity’ to tell someone in my queer community, look, I am about as butch as a Swedish male figure skater, as for dyke, I will happily dance in that music box for tonight, but tomorrow, when I pull the word ‘faggot’ from the shotgun of a fratboy’s mouth…”
Ok, I could quote the whole thing, but watch, this is one of my favourites.
“For every holy knuckle gender bent trans kid.”