The name's Aleks. Mildly flamboyant, queer, homoromantic, pansexual, transdude. Living with anxiety, bipolar, hypermobility, and various knee-issues. And that's my life.

May occasionally say stuff that's problematic. So if I do, please point it out to me and I will do my best to correct myself.

Also, Khaos Komix by Tab Kimpton and Highly Experimental by Cammiluna are the best things ever and you should read both if you haven't already.

 

thebicker:

red3blog:

alexheberling:

Encik Farhan is a scammer.  He backs projects, pledging hundreds or thousands of dollars at the highest tier, and then disputes the credit card charges 1-3 months later, often after his rewards have been shipped.

He pledged $1000 to my campaign, and a few days after I posted an update that backer rewards were being shipped, he filed a charge dispute with his credit card company.  I’m still waiting for the outcome of my appeal, but if I lose $1000, it will ruin me.

Another project creator got in touch with me this week, asking about Encik Farhan, and dozens of creators have been affected by this asshole, but there is no built-in way to report individual backers or profiles on Kickstarter.

His profile: http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/61606350

His email address registered with Kickstarter is akusukaiphone@gmail.com, and the contact email he gave me in his survey response is wadepakf@gmail.com.

If you are starting a project, WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY.  If he backs your project, assume that those funds will be disputed after your campaign is over.  He’s screwing over creators, and meanwhile, he still gets to look good with all these “backed” projects showing up on his profile.

BOOST! This is really disgusting. Its not only stealing from independent artists by collecting rewards before yanking back the funds, just pledging the money fraudulently could be catastrophic for a creator.

Signal boosting, since I know Kickstarter is a really popular platform here on Tumblr.

sp00pbenderedacted:

iwearadeathfrisbeenow:

tyleroakley:

Yikes.

THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT ANY SCHOOL HEALTH CLASS WOULD TELL YOU TO DO.

SHE HELPED A DRUNK FRIEND HOME AFTER A PARTY WHY IS IT ANY OF THE SCHOOL’S BUSINESS TO SUSPEND HER WHAT ON EARTH DID IT HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING IF IT HAPPENED OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS??

Tumblr Marginalization

So guys has anyone stopped to think about the fact that a large part of the Tumblr community is all about sex-positivity and body-positivity and by making it so that sexual images cannot be seen even in a search tag they have silenced, shamed, and isolated all of those users? Seriously who is going to search “penis” and not be expecting to see penises? That’s just nuts. Hmm nuts would be more iffy but seriously! Why not just create a “safe search” for tags? You know, turn off safe search in order to see NSFW/”Adult” (uh does NSFW not already imply Adult?) blogs.

Furthermore, there is a large LGBT community on Tumblr. And, within that, a large trans* and gender variant community. There is definite overlap between the body positive and trans* communities. Where else can you find trans*-centric nude images, both sexual and not, that are not completely fetishized but rather accept the person for what they are and their capability to choose to be a sexual being? And couldn’t silencing this fairly vast resource of lgbt-inclusive body positivity from trans* and gender variant individuals’ views be considered discrimination? Because you are taking a marginalized group who is prone to being victims of discrimination, fetishization, and hatred and removing a very valuable resource for their mental health.

And just for the body- and sex- positive communities on Tumblr in general, is this not a great injustice? These communities are a great support network for a great many people. There are resources that urge those struggling with eating disorders to be strong and healthy. There are resources that show those who have been victims of slut-shaming that there is nothing wrong with them in a society that says otherwise. There are resources that help victims of sexual assault and abuse to heal and believe in themselves in a society that shames and blames them. And, possibly most importantly, there are resources that help trans* people to feel included and normal in a world that either marginalizes, illegitimatizes, fetishizes, belittles, or threatens their very existence.

There is NO legitimate reason why Tumblr could not simply incorporate a “safe search” feature into their tag search that lets YOU CHOOSE if you want to see images from blogs flagged as NSFW or this new “Adult” in your tag searches. It would take like literally ten minutes for any web programmer worth their paycheck. You know, like almost every other search engine on every other website on the planet.

So, I will close with this: Tumblr, you have established yourself as a resource for a great many people. Do not allow yourself to suddenly become part of the problem. It is an injustice to ALL of your users, both those who are affected and those who are not. You’re better than that. And such an action can and will seriously jeopardize your continued existence as a company.

Also I can’t help but wonder if using “body” and “sex” so much in the tags on this post will get me flagged…. #tumblr #tumblr staff #WTF #seriously #jerks #sex positivity #body image #body positivity #lgbtq equality #marginalization #trans positive #sex positive #body positive #tumblr update #trans representation

So uh my grandfather is mentally lacking

For father’s day, my grandfather got one of those really loud Baby Ben alarm clocks from me and my mother. And whenever he gets an alarm clock he has to “test it” in order to “make sure it will wake [him] up”. He just started complaining because “I just woke up and this stupid thing didn’t wake me up”. So I asked him what time he set it for. “3am.” …..It was 2:56am. And then when I tried to point out this fact, he could not seem to grasp the concept thatat 2:56am–3am had not happened yet.

I…..

I just….

I don’t even….

stfubzpower:

itt: TN05, the latest addition to the Fundie Travelling Circus (tm), puts on his best schoolteacher act and explains why we shouldn’t call bigots bigots.
-Blue

I… Ju… What. Here’s what I got out of that: 
Person 1: “There’s no need for name-calling by calling someone a bigot” 
Person 2: “Calling a bigot a bigot is not name-calling or an insult, it’s stating fact. Like calling a thief a thief or a liar a liar.” 
Person 1: “Okay, say you’re right. You won’t change someone’s mind by insulting them.” 
………Did Person 2 not just say it’s not an insult? And then Person 1 says “say you’re right” and yet “don’t insult” together? That’s… so contradictory on the part of Person 1 (AKA Toa Nidhiki05). I don’t even know what to say. The mind boggles. You can’t hypothetically agree that it’s not an insult and then still say it’s an insult. It doesn’t work like that.
Learn to logic.
Seriously.

stfubzpower:

itt: TN05, the latest addition to the Fundie Travelling Circus (tm), puts on his best schoolteacher act and explains why we shouldn’t call bigots bigots.

-Blue

I… Ju… What. Here’s what I got out of that:

Person 1: “There’s no need for name-calling by calling someone a bigot”

Person 2: “Calling a bigot a bigot is not name-calling or an insult, it’s stating fact. Like calling a thief a thief or a liar a liar.”

Person 1: “Okay, say you’re right. You won’t change someone’s mind by insulting them.”

………Did Person 2 not just say it’s not an insult? And then Person 1 says “say you’re right” and yet “don’t insult” together? That’s… so contradictory on the part of Person 1 (AKA Toa Nidhiki05). I don’t even know what to say. The mind boggles. You can’t hypothetically agree that it’s not an insult and then still say it’s an insult. It doesn’t work like that.

Learn to logic.

Seriously.

Transgender woman arrested for wearing sheer top, jailed with men.

daggerpen:

I just.

You arrest her because her top is too sheer and shows her nipples, something that is only a crime for women.

And then you jail her as a man.

Fucking fuck.

This is… I… wow. You can’t say “Oh well you’re woman enough to commit a woman!crime but you’re still man enough that we’re putting you in prison with men”. What. The. Hell. If she’s being arrested for something that’s a crime only for females then she can’t be jailed with males. Last time I checked the legal system only recognizes two genders in this country. So either she’s male and she’s fully welcome to show her manly nipples or she’s female and she should be imprisoned for showing her femme nipples with other females. If a legal system only recognizes two genders and says you are either one or the other, THEY CAN’T TREAT HER AS BOTH.

BTW link at the top seems broken so you can view the article from the Advocate here: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2013/04/17/watch-transgender-woman-arrested-exposing-breasts-jailed-men it’s really awful.

keepyourbsoutofmyuterus:

“so we are clear, North Dakota just banned abortion less than 2 weeks after a missed period. In a state with 1 clinic. w/24hr wait” - @robinmarty
I think the only appropriate response to this is HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
For more information, click here.

keepyourbsoutofmyuterus:

“so we are clear, North Dakota just banned abortion less than 2 weeks after a missed period. In a state with 1 clinic. w/24hr wait” - @robinmarty

I think the only appropriate response to this is HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

For more information, click here.

D.C. police officer in transgender shooting sentenced to time served

projectqueer:

by Scott McCabe

TW: trans* hate, anti-trans* violence, sex worker violence

A D.C. police officer is going on probation after being sentenced Thursday to the 14 months behind bars he already served for shooting at a car full of transgender prostitutes who refused to pick him up. Kenneth Furr, 48, was found guilty in October of several charges, including assault with intent to kill while armed.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan sentenced Furr to five years in prison and 30 days for solicitation of prostitution, and suspended all but 14 months of that time on the condition that Furr successfully complete three years of supervised probation. The judge credited the time that Furr had already spent in custody toward his sentence; as a result, Furr remains free and is now on probation.

According to charging documents, in the early morning hours of Aug. 26, 2011, Furr, who was off duty, attempted to pick up transgender prostitutes in the area of Fifth and K streets NW. Furr followed one of them into the CVS pharmacy at 400 Massachusetts Avenue, and continued to solicit one of the prostitutes. The store’s security officer, and off-duty D.C. police officer, asked Furr to leave.

Outside the store, he pulled gun on one of the victims, who then reported the incident to the security officer at the pharmacy, charging documents said. After Furr identified himself as a police officer, the security officer ceased his investigation and let him go, prosecutors said. About 20 minutes later, the transgender group drove by and found Furr in the area of 5th and K trying to pick up another transgender prostitute.

The complainants pulled their car next to Furr’s, and at least one of the occupants in the complainants’ car assaulted Furr. Furr sped off and the complainants’ car followed. Furr got out of his vehicle and began shooting toward their vehicle. The driver of the victims’ car ducked and hit the accelerator, crashing into the side of Furr’s vehicle. Furr then jumped on the hood of the occupied vehicle and continued shooting, firing a total of five rounds. Three of the occupants of the car suffered injuries.

It wasn’t the first time Furr has gotten into trouble. He was arrested in 2004 for driving while intoxicated and operating while impaired, according to court records. He pleaded no contest and the charges were dropped after he completed a diversion program.