my strength is in YOU
Why saying Asexual people aren’t queer is fucking HETEROSEXIST:

asexual-life:

paperparachute:

because you are assuming that heterosexuality is the default.

You are saying ‘Well if you weren’t asexual, you’d be straight, so you’re not queer.’ (What?!)

You are saying ‘You don’t like the same gender for sexy times, so you’re straight.’

You are totally ignoring our ID (A-FUCKING-SEXUAL) AND SAYING WE ARE STRAIGHT.

Like straight is the fucking default!

It’s not the fucking default!

YOU’RE HETEROSEXIST AND YOU NEED TO STOP ASSHOLES. I SEE YOUR INTERNALIZED HETEROSEXISM AND YOU NEED TO STOP PROJECTING THAT ONTO ASEXUAL PEOPLE. STOP STOP STOP.

ACES CAN BE QUEER, REGARDLESS OF ROMANTIC ORIENTATION. FUCK OFF.

Figured I should reblog this to the actual blog I have about asexual related things haha.

You can’t expect love to come in the exact packaging you want: In a pretty box, with a specified color of wrapping paper and a perfectly tied bow on top. You end up closing yourself off, to a very narrow illustration of love and miss out on all of the love that’s right in front of you.
Advice from C’s dad. (via tenacioustwenties)
what do you think about the Vicky Beeching's situation?
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simplyheavenlyfood:

I think she is NOT a Christian.  It is an oxy moron.  Is possible to be a gay Christian: “struggle against.” It is possible for a Christian to struggle with homosexual temptations. Many homosexuals who become Christians have ongoing struggles with homosexual feelings and desires. Some strongly heterosexual men and women have experienced a “spark” of homosexual interest at some point in their lives. Whether or not these desires and temptations exist does not determine whether a person is a Christian. The Bible is clear that no Christian is sinless (1 John 1:8,10). While the specific sin / temptation varies from one Christian to another, all Christians have struggles with sin, and all Christians sometimes fail in those struggles (1 Corinthians 10:13).

What differentiates a Christian’s life from a non-Christian’s life is the struggle against sin. The Christian life is a progressive journey of overcoming the “acts of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19-21) and allowing God’s Spirit to produce the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). Yes, Christians sin, sometimes horribly. Sadly, sometimes Christians are indistinguishable from non-Christians. However, a true Christian will always repent, will always eventually return to God, and will always resume the struggle against sin. But the Bible gives no support for the idea that a person who perpetually and unrepentantly engages in sin can indeed be a Christian. Notice 1 Corinthians 6:11, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

First Corinthians 6:9-10 lists sins that, if indulged in continuously, identify a person as not being redeemed—not being a Christian. Often, homosexuality is singled out from this list. If a person struggles with homosexual temptations, that person is presumed to be unsaved. If a person actually engages in homosexual acts, that person is definitely thought to be unsaved. However, the same assumptions are not made, at least not with the same emphasis, regarding other sins in the list: fornication (pre-marital sex), idolatry, adultery, thievery, covetousness, alcoholism, slander, and deceit. It is inconsistent, for example, to declare those guilty of pre-marital sex as “disobedient Christians,” while declaring homosexuals definitively non-Christians.

Is it possible to be a gay Christian? If the phrase “gay Christian” refers to a person who struggles against homosexual desires and temptations – yes, a “gay Christian” is possible. However, the description “gay Christian” is not accurate for such a person, since he/she does not desire to be gay, and is struggling against the temptations. Such a person is not a “gay Christian,” but rather is simply a struggling Christian, just as there are Christians who struggle with fornication, lying, and stealing. If the phrase “gay Christian” refers to a person who actively, perpetually, and unrepentantly lives a homosexual lifestyle – no, it is not possible for such a person to truly be a Christian.  God bless you!!!  Maranatha!!!  :):):)

Well, then, apparently, I’m not a “real Christian” either.

Learning to play the piano? Sleep on it!

neurosciencestuff:

According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain below the cortex play an important role as we train our bodies’ movements and, critically, they interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us the learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why. “The subcortical regions are important in information consolidation, especially information linked to a motor memory trace. When consolidation level is measured after a period of sleep, the brain network of these areas functions with greater synchrony, that is, we observe that communication between the various regions of this network is better optimized. The opposite is true when there has been no period of sleep,” said Karen Debas, neuropsychologist at the University of Montreal and leader author of the study. A network refers to multiple brain areas that are activated simultaneously.

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To achieve these results, the researchers, led by Dr. Julien Doyon, Scientific Director of the Functional Neuroimaging Unit of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal Research Centre, taught a group of subjects a new sequence of piano-type finger movements on a box. The brains of the subjects were observed using functional magnetic resonance imaging during their performance of the task before and after a period of sleep. Meanwhile, the same test was performed by a control group at the beginning and end of the day, without a period of sleep.

The researchers had already shown that the putamen, a central part of the brain, was more active in subjects who had slept. Furthermore, they had observed improved performance of the task after a night of sleep and not the simple passage of daytime. Using a brain connectivity analysis technique, which identifies brain networks and measures their integration levels, they found that one network emerged from the others—the cortico-striatal network—composed of cortical and subcortical areas, including the putaman and associated cortical regions. “After a night of sleep, we found that this network was more integrated than the others, that is, interaction among these regions was greater when consolidation had occurred. A night of sleep seems to provide active protection of this network, which the passage of daytime does not provide. Moreover, only a night of sleep results in better performance of the task,” Debas said.

These results provide insight into the role of sleep in learning motor skills requiring new movement sequences and reveal, for the first time, greater interaction within the cortico-striatal system after a consolidation phase following sleep. “Our findings open the door to other research opportunities, which could lead us to better understand the mechanisms that take place during sleep and ensure better interaction between key regions of the brain. Indeed, several other studies in my laboratory are examining the role of sleep spindles—brief physiological events during non-rapid eye movement sleep—in the process of motor memory trace consolidation,” Doyon said. “Ultimately, we believe that we will better be able to explain and act on memory difficulties presented by certain clinical populations who have sleeping problems and help patients who are relearning motor sequences in rehabilitation centres,” Debas said.

pocfatfashion:

therewerebirds:

themanicpixiedreamgrrrl:

bmoreprincess:

meghantonjes:

goingbeyondmylimits:

teenmorphine:

shiftingboys:

panerasexual:

but fat shame isn’t important or common right :-)

This disgusts me

fuck these people

Fucked up

I’m going to show up to every one of their homes in a fucking crop top and make them tell me I’m disgusting to my face.

Fucking classy >.

Good be scared

I’ll eat you all

pieces of shit

THIS IS THE PRIME EXAMPLE OF PEOPLE FEELING THREATENED OF FAT GIRLS CONFIDENCE.

I will not stop rocking clothing that i find cute and comfortable ( LIKE crops, shorts, sleeveless, etc especially for the hotter months) because YOU have a problem with MY body.

They want us to wear clothing to make THEM comfortable, fuck that and fuck these people.

This is why we need the body positive movement.

humansofnewyork:

"What are your hopes for them?""We left our hopes back in Syria."(Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan)

humansofnewyork:

"What are your hopes for them?"
"We left our hopes back in Syria."
(Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan)

solrosan:

Benedict Cumberbatch, bringing fan service to a whole new level.

I probably should have realized I was asexual when I thought “turn-on” just meant finding something cute/attractive and not an actual physical reaction.

aceboned:

-Anon

spoonie-living:

I have a really exciting Spoonie Living announcement for y’all! When I started on my 6-month medical leave from work, one of my goals was to create a zine for new spoonies, to help them hit the ground running as they begin their chronic illness experience. I’m calling it Chronically Badass, and it’s finally done!
Here’s what I cover inside:
Spoon theory
Getting answers
Working with doctors
Work & school
Friends & family
Reactions
Mental health
Coping strategies
Online communities
Mobility
It’s free for download right here (although you’re welcome to donate if you like), so be sure to check it out!
Please also reblog and spread the word so others can find and benefit from this zine.

spoonie-living:

I have a really exciting Spoonie Living announcement for y’all! When I started on my 6-month medical leave from work, one of my goals was to create a zine for new spoonies, to help them hit the ground running as they begin their chronic illness experience. I’m calling it Chronically Badass, and it’s finally done!

Here’s what I cover inside:

  • Spoon theory
  • Getting answers
  • Working with doctors
  • Work & school
  • Friends & family
  • Reactions
  • Mental health
  • Coping strategies
  • Online communities
  • Mobility

It’s free for download right here (although you’re welcome to donate if you like), so be sure to check it out!

Please also reblog and spread the word so others can find and benefit from this zine.

His voice though.

I’m dreading the moment I will have finished the third series. Why did I even start watching this?

portraitsofboston:

“I have a community television production studio called G.H.E.T.T.O. People say that it’s a negative word, but for me letter by letter it means ‘Getting higher education to teach others.’” “Do you mean getting a college degree?” “No, no, higher education is hands-on education. They say the ghetto is supposed to be the poorest place in a community, but that’s where you learn from each other. For example, you can pay a lot of money to go learn how to fix a car. But if you stick around here and help somebody, they can teach you how to fix a car yourself, and you don’t pay anything for it. We just need to unify our community to help each other more.”

portraitsofboston:

“I have a community television production studio called G.H.E.T.T.O. People say that it’s a negative word, but for me letter by letter it means ‘Getting higher education to teach others.’”
“Do you mean getting a college degree?”
“No, no, higher education is hands-on education. They say the ghetto is supposed to be the poorest place in a community, but that’s where you learn from each other. For example, you can pay a lot of money to go learn how to fix a car. But if you stick around here and help somebody, they can teach you how to fix a car yourself, and you don’t pay anything for it. We just need to unify our community to help each other more.”

jadorelecafe:

So apparently my school decided to unregister me for all my classes because apparently the payment was due the 13th of this month and not at the end of the month like I originally thought. SO now I need to reregister (though I can’t find the damn class now!) and pay for it right away when I register. 

So please, if you could donate anything, even a dollar, it will help me so much! http://www.gofundme.com/7kv468

my-strength-is-in-you:

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????

They ended the first series like this and had people waiting a fucking year and a half for the sequel?

You just can’t do that. You just can’t.

I’m getting so emotional over something I just started watching last night. Well, it’s not just something. It’s everything. Where has this been all those years?