this is literally what i have been saying since i was born
four for you Pope Francis, you go Pope Francis
I’m so happy right now.
This really isn’t that new in Catholicism.
I hope that all the non-Catholics reblogging this realize this is a basic tenant of Christianity. Non-Christians can be morally good. Christianity has always said that. But most Christian doctrine also says that if you’re not Christian you’re empty, unfulfilled, and still going to hell and that only by accepting Christianity will you be truly happy, fulfilled, and heaven-bound.
Well I was chubby in fifth grade/middle school, not fat like I am now, but chubby. And I got bullied pretty badly. So I already had terrible self-esteem by the time I was 10. I was already self-harming when I was 12, and it was partially to cope with that bullying/low self-esteem. Then a couple moments really set it off. I got called fat while doing a presentation in front of class and I had someone yell at me when I was coming back from a mandated weight check, “Run, fattie, run, you don’t want to gain any more weight.” I finally came home one night, and thought I need to lose weight. And I of course knew about anorexic behaviors, and I did some research online to learn how to be a “good anorexic” (which might sound off, but it’s quite common, especially for young adolescent anorexics to do that in the beginning). I wanted to lose and lose and lose because I saw myself as much larger than I was (I kind of saw myself as having the body I DO have now, incidentally, which is part of why accepting my fat bod has been difficult). It was also something that developed quite rapidly, because my friends had found out about my cutting, and tried to make me stop, so the ED became my new coping mechanism, my new way to control things. And that’s how it started.
Dear Cis People:
When do I get to ask you the ridiculous questions you ask me? And no, you can’t be offended. Because it’s your own fault for being cis.
What ridiculous questions though…?
Questions that are out of genuine interest and curiosity?
You’d be amazed. Personal medical information, for one. Details about our sex life and love life. Questions about the psychology of being trans, probing personal questions about bathroom use, questions about our genitalia … people think that curiosity excuses the incredibly rude questions we can receive on a daily basis.
“Hong Kong’s top court handed down a groundbreaking ruling to allow a transgender woman to marry her boyfriend.
On Monday, the city’s court of final appeal said that being transgender—someone whose physical and sexual characteristics may not match their gender identity—shouldn’t stop someone from getting wed.”
For more, see “Hong Kong Transgender Woman Wins Right to Wed,” China Real Time Report (13 May 2013) by Te-Ping Chen.
Image: Participants march during a gay pride parade in Hong Kong on November 10, 2012 (Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
are you sick of this joke yet?
because I’m not
flower crowns for all
my sister looking pretty
- moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
I’m just going to reblog this again, since some people apparently need reminding.