so I’m trying to make a gifset. It’s taking an assload of time (thanks photoshop) but when I load the gifs into a tumblr draft they aren’t moving. They are all under 1Mb so any ideas? Is it just tumblr being annoying? (When you click on them, they move, but what’s the fun in having a gif set that doesn’t move on its own?) Do they have to be posted to all move?
[I put the majority of this under a cut for discussions of abortion, harassment, and anti-choice activists. Article from Jezebel.]
Todd Stave has the unenviable position of being the landlord of a building in Germantown, Maryland, which he leases to an abortion provider called Reproductive Health Services Clinic. So he knows a little something about dealing patiently with anti-abortion protesters. But when they started calling him at home at all hours and harassing his family, he got fed up and came up with a very clever solution: Do unto others as they have been doing unto you.
I started howling along with the Siren who was summoning all the badass monster types to the local bacchanal and then I realized that I’m not in fact up a mountainside in Mycenae and that in fact I am stuck in a city in Ohio and that in fact it’s a tornado warning siren and not the cool kind of Siren at all
We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him.
The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it.See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.
“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.”
The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked.
“So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to.”
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That EXPLAINS everything.
hm, this is actually a really good explanation for it!!!
This seems pretty legit, although it also seems kind of privelegey and erasing at the same time? Like, while, yes, I imagine this is a problem (hah, “imagine”, no, as a woman I know it’s a problem, but I meant in LGBT*-respect), it also makes it all about heteronormative men and women while not even mentioning the existence of LGBT* anything.
So… pros and cons, there. It points out how feminism can be an intersectional issue but it also points out how not to proceed with that sort of thing (that is, by erasure)?
Does what I’m saying make sense or am I off the mark on this one? (I’m a terrible critic sometimes, I know, so feel free to poke all the holes in my thoughts.)
(Also ffs, tumblr needs a better way to deal with long reblog commentary. First it cut it off after a paragraph, so I went back to copy it and then it had twice as many quote lines, and editing quote lines is a pain in the ass, and just oh my god tumblr.)