ALRIGHT FRIENDS, SO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS HERE POST, I’VE DECIDED TO CHANGE THE STATUS AND CONTENTS OF MY GIVEAWAY IN ORDER TO SUIT MY FINANCIAL SITUATION. I’VE BEEN FIGHTING PRETTY HARD TO GET MORE HOURS AND HOPEFULLY EITHER A NEW AND BETTER JOB COMES MY WAY, OR MY WORK STOPS FUCKING WITH ME, IN THE MEANTIME, LET’S GET TO WHAT YOU CAN WIN AND HOW.
So now I have a question for everyone who’s reading this with breathless anticipation. I want you to think long and hard about this series of questions and then I want you to scream the answer as loudly as you can in my inbox. I dare you. I double-dog dare you.
DO YOU LOVE FREE! IWATOBI SWIM CLUB TO THE POINT YOU’D SCREAM THE BOY’S NAMES UNTIL YOUR VOICE WAS HOARSE? DO YOU LOVE SHINGEKI NO KYOUJIN SO MUCH YOU’D STREAK NAKED DOWN THE STREET IN THE HOPES THAT SENPAI WILL NOTICE YOU?
BECAUSE I’VE GOT SOME NEWS FOR YOU CUTIE PIES. I LOVE MY FOLLOWERS, I LOVE MY FRIENDS, AND SINCE I CAN MANAGE THIS WITHIN MY BUDGET, I’M GOING TO BUY YOU ADORABLE LITTLE BASTARDS SOME FREE! AND SNK MERCHANDISE, SO LISTEN UP.
What you can win:
- Your choice of a Survey Corps Hoodie and a Survey Corps Cosplay Cape
- Your Choice of a an Iwatobi Swim Club Jacket and a customized shirt with either Makoto, Rin, Haru, Nagisa, or Rei’s names on it
- OR YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH THE TWO
- EITHER WAY
- YOU WIN
- TWO FRICKEN PRIZES THAT’S EXCITING RIGHT???
The rules are going to pretty dang simple, I don’t like complicated things. Who likes complicated things man??? Not this antique radio nuh uh.
- Reblog/like as many times as you want, just be mindful of spamming your followers!
- The winner will be chosen through a number randomiser
- I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY AND PAY FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COSTS
- You aren’t required to follow me, but it does strengthen your chances of winning
- Please, no giveaway exclusive blogs, I will be checking
- The giveaway will end on the 10th of December
- You must be willing to give out your address
- Please have your inbox open as I will be unable to tell you if you’ve won or not otherwise. If you do not respond within 24 hours another winner will be chosen
In addition, this precious babu here has agreed to assist me in buying the stuff off of Amazon since they don’t accept paypal, so if you chose any of the Free! stuff, you’ll be receiving a receipt and proof of purchase from both of us.
Other than that, I’d just like to say thanks again for everyone sticking around this long with me and making my Tumblr experience very pleasant! ヽ(；▽；)ノ Thank you so much and good luck to you all!
Every so often, the debate over “Are heteroromantic asexuals queer?” “Should they be accepted as part of the LGBTQ+ movement?” and “Are they really just straight people trying to co-opt queer spaces?” comes back around. There’s this persistent concern that heteroromantic asexual people will undermine or cause problems for LGBTQ+ people.
It’s an odd thing to worry about, when you stop to work out just how many queer-identified heteroromantic asexuals even exist in the first place. They’re a miniscule and quiet group compared to the millions of heterosexual allies who keep trying to muscle in on queer spaces and speak over queer people.
Here, let me do the math, just to show you. The last thorough survey of the asexual community was done in 2011, and some of the numbers I’m using mostly come from there. It’s not a perfectly rigorous, scientific study, but it’s a pretty good current sketch of the community of people who call themselves “asexual” on the internet.
First off: How many people are asexual? According to Alfred Kinsey’s reports, about 1% of the population report “never experiencing sexual attraction,” the definition of asexuality. Other large-scale studies done since then correlate with this. So we’ll use 1% as a starting point.
Of those asexuals, how many of them know they’re asexual? Asexual awareness is so low that most people have no idea it even exists as a sexual orientation. Many asexuals go their entire lives without realizing it exists. I’ll be generous here and suppose that 25% of asexual people know about asexuality and identify with it.
1% x 25% = 0.25% of all people.
And of people who identify as asexual, how many of them are heteroromantic? The survey I linked above estimates 22%.
0.25% x 22% = 0.055%
Of those who are self-identified heteroromantic asexuals, how many of them consider themselves part of the LGBT community? The survey above says: only 13%.
0.055% x 13% = 0.00715%
They’re a tiny, tiny group! In the entire USA, a country of about 314 million, that would make for 22,451 people. If you have a forum with 100,000 users, you can expect only 7 of them to be queer heteroromantic asexuals. And this number only works if you assume ALL heteroromantic asexuals are also cisgender, and that ALL of them are entitled assholes, which are obviously not true. Compare this to the literal millions of heterosexual cisgender “allies” who feel entitled to running queer spaces, speaking over queer people, and claiming to be persecuted just because they support marriage equality.
The math here is only tentative. There’s not enough research on asexuality to give hard numbers. But it’s enough to show that we really do not need to be worried about heteroromantic asexual people barging into queer spaces and speaking over queer people.
I have never seen a heteroromantic asexual person who believed that they were oppressed to the same degree, or in the same ways, as LGBT people. I’ve never seen a heteroromantic asexual person claiming that their asexuality qualified them to speak for LGBT people. Instead, I see them hanging out in asexual spaces, discussing asexual-specific concerns, which is entirely their right. They aren’t trying to co-opt the LGBT movement; they’re just trying to form a space for themselves in the asexual community so that they can support each other.
Kind of reminds me about a joke (?) i saw going around, like, maybe the A can stand for Ally but the Ace spectrum can fuck off
But yeah, interseting
For my friends’ microaggression project. Taken at Fordham University, Lincoln Center.
[microaggression feels intensify]
Steff shared special moments with this dear pig on her way to be brutally murdered and rendered into cheap meat, for the sake of a ten minute meal that will soon be shitted out again and the pointless, barbaric cycle repeated again.
This is the first - and last - act of kindness these pigs were ever shown. They got a quick drink before the truck pulled away.
Words will never express how much I hate you for fucking paying for this.
HOW CAN ANYONE CONSCIOUSLY SUPPORT IT?
I remember a couple of groups that would make the effort to visit slaughter house animals just to care for them before they were shipped off and it was the rawrest thing
I really want to do this but I know it’ll also destroy me in hand
There is so much wrong with abattoirs
Also pigs were the first ever reason I went vegetarian as a child, i have no clue what it was about them but I’m so glad i felt that way then
Original from pixiv: [click]
right in the luffy, zoro feels
what the hell did i just do….
okay so that doesn’t look anywhere near as bad on camera butt its just this massive blue/black/dark purple bruise and it rly hurts and i have no clue where it came from :<
yes i am girl
yes i play hoop with stick
gir l gamer
only 1400’s kids will get this
[Picture shows a brown bear on its hind legs, its paws raised (possibly yearning for something?) and mouth open in a delightfully expressive roar. There is text on the top and bottom, allowing this very emotional bear to speak its mind. Top text says: “Constantly worry you’re talking about yourself too much” Bottom text says: “don’t let that stop you from talking about yourself constantly.”]
[Picture shows a brown bear on its hind legs, its paws raised (possibly yearning for something?) and mouth open in a delightfully expressive roar. There is text on the top and bottom, allowing this very emotional bear to speak its mind. Top text says: “Assume someone’s gender” Bottom text says: “Eternal shame”]
Add some intimacy to your next bedroom romp by revealing your true identity as Xena. Then leave him to find your Gabrielle and fulfill your destiny as an Amazonian warrior princess.