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  1. 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
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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

     
     
  2. breelifts:

    socialjusticekoolaid:

    Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

    The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

    KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

     
     
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  5. drcrunk:

    First three pages + cover of my comic LIZARD BIZNESS, which will debut at SPX later this week! 16 pages of lizards, loots, and formless rocks in the background. Pick it up at Table F9B!

     
     
  6. drcrunk:

    kelseysunday:

    Pinkscale is the second anthology by Princes of the Universe, and it’s debuting at SPX 2014! Featuring 3 short comics by Katie McDermott, Kelsey Sunday, and Bridget Gibson, and illustrations by Danielle Nemeth and Ace Price, all in a delicious peachy pink. Magic babes! Robots! Cute animals! Blood! Everything you’ve ever wanted!! 32 pages/Table F9B!

    STRONG

     
     
  7. nickdrake:

    The Story of the Fool and the Fisher King, Told in Central Park

    Disillusioned, half-insane ex-medieval history professor and homeless vagrant Parry’s (Robin Williams) telling of the legendary story of the simple-minded Fool and the Fisher King involving the quest for the Holy Grail (the cup from the Last Supper). He was lying naked on his back on the grass in Central Park at night (doing what he called “cloud-busting”), next to despairing, guilt-ridden, suicidally-despondent radio DJ shock-jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges):

    It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become the king. Now while he is spending the night alone, he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, ‘You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.’ But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement, he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die.

    One day, a Fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a Fool, he was simple-minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king: ‘What ails you, friend?’ The king replied: ‘I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat.’ So the Fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water, and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked at his hands, and there was the Holy Grail - that which he sought all of his life! He turned to the Fool and said with amazement: ‘How could you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?’ And the Fool replied: ‘I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.’ It’s very beautiful, isn’t it?

    RIP Robin…..

     
     
  8. lifting-spirits:

    mr-noodle-arms:

    willycheesesteak:

    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - Dancing Groot

    “Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’” - Vin Diesel

    reblogged before but that comment just makes it that much better

     
     
  9. tastyfuck:

    50/50

    (Source: levitted)

     
     
  10. kanayoshiko:

no