havocados:

color-palettes:

Shout out to this incredible color resource site! They give you anything and everything you could ever want to know about a color from color schemes to RGB percentage makeup. There’s even a color blindness simulator for help with using visible/accessible colors for all viewers.

So keep this site in mind if you’re a graphic designer, interior designer, artist, color enthusiast, or whatever! It’s quite awesome.

I’m colorblind and stoked to see this a

exgynocraticgrrl:

Tony Porter: A Call To Men
"Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.

Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)
genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

sexhaver:

there’s a tradition where if you step on the campus seal in the middle of the quad you won’t graduate in 4 years unless you touch a statue of our school mascot (a goat that’s is like 60 feet away across an open field) within 10 seconds and I just watched a senior accidentally step on it, holler “SHIT” at the top of his lungs, drop his bags, and break into a dead sprint across the lawn. I love college

zubat:

labias:

Honestly??? UO stays fucking up

It isn’t available for purchase anymore, according to TIME, but I have a very hard time believing it was “merely coincidental” that they chose a university that had a worldwide known shooting in 1970 to put onto a sweatshirt that was purposefully made to look “vintage” with red splatters that resemble blood. Their excuse was that the red stains were discoloration from the original shade of the shirt… Bullshit.I should add for those who don’t know, Kent State students were peacefully protesting the Cambodian Campaign in May 4, 1970 when the Ohio National Guard carelessly shot 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds into a crowd of protesters and on lookers; killing 4, wounding 9, and paralyzing 1.Just a few weeks ago, Zara took down a shirt from their website that was identical to the Jewish prisoner uniforms they had to wear in concentration camps (including the golden “replica” of the Star of David). A consumer psychology expert told TIME that controversy is good for business, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now. Companies like Urban Outfitters (who are known to appropriate cultures) and Zara are exploiting tragedies to create controversy for a profit. It’s a business model that seriously needs to end.

zubat:

labias:

Honestly??? UO stays fucking up

It isn’t available for purchase anymore, according to TIME, but I have a very hard time believing it was “merely coincidental” that they chose a university that had a worldwide known shooting in 1970 to put onto a sweatshirt that was purposefully made to look “vintage” with red splatters that resemble blood. Their excuse was that the red stains were discoloration from the original shade of the shirt… Bullshit.

I should add for those who don’t know, Kent State students were peacefully protesting the Cambodian Campaign in May 4, 1970 when the Ohio National Guard carelessly shot 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds into a crowd of protesters and on lookers; killing 4, wounding 9, and paralyzing 1.

Just a few weeks ago, Zara took down a shirt from their website that was identical to the Jewish prisoner uniforms they had to wear in concentration camps (including the golden “replica” of the Star of David).

A consumer psychology expert told TIME that controversy is good for business, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now. Companies like Urban Outfitters (who are known to appropriate cultures) and Zara are exploiting tragedies to create controversy for a profit. It’s a business model that seriously needs to end.