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b-binaohan:

We, the undersigned, do not support your lawsuit against Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus. As librarians and educators, we value open dialogue and believe the proper response to accusations of harassment is understanding and engagement. Instead, you have chosen to use legal action to silence future discussions about a critical issue in our profession and furthermore will likely prevent other victims of harassment from speaking out against their abusers.

hey. tumblr people:

can u all do me a huge favour and sign this petition?

a white cis man is suing the editor of biyuti publishing for defamation after she called him out for sexual harassment.

go here for more information about the lawsuit

obsidianwolfx

rocketssurgery:

Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.

Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)

lowoncliches

simplydalektable:

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heartthrobbstark:

i read this interesting fact the other day that pirates wore eye patches because they frequently transitioned from bright sunlight to darkness below deck and when they went below deck the covered eye would already be adjusted to darkness so they could immediately see really well and not have to wait for their eyes to adjust

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THIS IS LEGIT THEY PROVED IT ON MYTHBUSTERS.

i learned this from a gay pirate au fanfic i read

lowoncliches

gaywrites:

This Sunday, more than 1,000 LGBT advocates in Serbia held their first pride parade in four years. And for the first time in ten years, it didn’t end in violence. 

Pride marches from the last three years had been banned, but this year, officials allowed the ban to expire at midnight the day before the parade.

As the parade date approached, anti-gay graffiti popped up all over the city of Belgrade, and a massive protest took place the night before, complete with a giant police force (some photos of that above, too). Though there were multiple arrests at the parade Sunday, the event went off without any large-scale violence. 

Human rights are a question mark here, and activists know it. In fact, one sign read, “For all the victims of violence in Serbia.”

(via BuzzFeed LGBT)