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5 Ways To Properly Deliver A Down Syndrome Diagnosis

1. Say “Congratulations,” Not “I’m Sorry”

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An Open Letter To Every OB/GYN On The Planet: How To Deliver A Down Syndrome Diagnosis, The Right Way. (via disabilityhistory)

This article gets a lot of things right, until it equates abortion and murder.

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sapphicscience:

i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to figure it out—what do we have, exactly?

and really what we get is women who eschew “girly” things while still managing to look like society’s ideal woman. they would never touch eyeliner (they’re too busy with Important Things), but their eyeliner is immaculate. they have a huge, varied wardrobe, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually shopping for clothes. and it reminds me of the expectation that women must be effortlessly beautiful. don’t wear makeup or you’ll seem self-absorbed—but god forbid you look like you’re not wearing makeup. it’s interesting to me, that the impossibilities imposed on female characters are the same ones imposed on real women.

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junkiewinocreeep:

Omg

moonbrains:

misandrybusiness:

i officially lost control of my life and made a giles parody twitter

bahahahaha

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elanormcinerney:

❤️ spencer’s evident disgust here but my f a v o u r i t e part of the episode was when ezra fitz tells her that he didn’t even want to write a book about you / the teenage girls he heavily surveilled for years, what he wanted to write was a book about himself

elanormcinerney:

❤️ spencer’s evident disgust here but my f a v o u r i t e part of the episode was when ezra fitz tells her that he didn’t even want to write a book about you / the teenage girls he heavily surveilled for years, what he wanted to write was a book about himself

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"but maybe straight white cis men are just better at [x] than other people"

yup i think you hit the nail on the head with that one, definitely

arabellesicardi:

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arabellesicardi:

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Her true name was Chang Mo Chou, but her father’s broken English and a typist’s mistake on her Hogwarts’ registration form tore away her old name and replaced it with a new label. She didn’t mind. She was used to being labeled and re-labeled, floating like a feather upon the winds of Western whims. Her skin was no longer moon-light pale, as her mother had praised in the nursery, it was the yellow of old parchment and early spring blossoms. Respecting authority and keeping quiet was no longer a sign of good breeding (how many times had her mother told her that children should keep open ears and silent tongues?) - somehow, in English, her behavior translated into painful shyness and introversion. Tea was drunk cold as tap water, masked by shades of milk and sugar and the electric zing of lemon. Words melted from labours of art into cold formulas, each element carefully measured and lined up behind the one before. 

Like the world around her, she too was simplified for Western consumption. First name, Cho, middle name, Mo, last name, Chang. Cho Chang. Cho didn’t mind. The words sounded like bells, ringing in the quiet distance. So would she live, ringing quietly and steadily, waiting for someone to hear her music in the wind. But not silver bells, Cho whispers to herself, a bronze ling, reciting the poem of her complex existence.

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gaymergirls:

you know, I’m just not sure why tumblr’s immediate and most prevalent response to the fifty shades trailer is to defend BDSM and not just defend it but act as if ~real~ BDSM could never be abusive and I’m just upset that instead of addressing the horror of abuse and violent workplace harassment I’m seeing more posts defending BDSM almost like it’s some oppressed or marginalized community wtf