“I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars. [some whistles and cheers from the audience] Don’t hate the player, hate the game. In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down, let’s break it down: me, I’m a decent comedian. I’m a’ight. [applause] Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist! He ain’t the best dentist in the world…he ain’t going to the dental hall of fame…he don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to somethin’ the white man can walk to.” Chris Rock
Well, America in a nutshell
“The black man gotta fly to get somethin’ the white man can walk to.”
This is highly accurate
My name is Felix.
I’m Trans, and I got my first proper binders a few weeks ago. I couldn’t be happier.
I had to fight for a year in order to get my hair cut short. And now a new battle is brewing.
Before I got them, I had a setup of five different sports bras. They hurt, bit into my sides, and left red marks and rashes. The marks in the second picture are left over from then, and they’ve gotten much better. It’s shrunk and started to fade. I couldn’t deal with that any longer.
I wore that for about a year.
I haven’t come out to my parents. They touched my stomach and felt the binder. They’re convinced it’ll give me breast cancer and have said I’m not allowed to wear it anymore. I will wear it, of course. I’m not going back to the sports bras.
I need a professional to explain to them that I’m trans. I told them that I’m asexual, and they told me I wasn’t an amoeba. I tried to teach them. They didn’t listen.
They won’t listen to me.
My mother said that the binder made me flat. They thought the binder was to keep me from looking fat. They always said that I’m chubby.
My mom now wants to take me girdle shopping, to suck in my stomach and accentuate my breasts. This is the exact opposite of what I want.
She said it compressed my boobs and flattened me out.
I decided to take a chance and said “What if I like that..”
She told me that I was a girl. And I should embrace being a girl.
She won’t listen to me alone. I need some support. I’m asking the various people at my school, including teachers, to help me fight for my right to wear what I need to to feel like myself. I’m part of the LGBT support at my school, but if you have any time, I would like some additional help to open their eyes.
What do you need us to do?
Honestly? Just reblogging. Showing support. They think that asexuality is just me “Trying to be unique”.
I’m not just trying to rebel, it’s just who I am.
There are other people that are in this community, I’m not just making something up, I’m not trying to be a special snowflake. This is a thing. A movement. It’s growing. It needs awareness, the binary isn’t enough.
*hugs from a local* I haven’t had to deal with something like this, and when I came out to my parents, it was in a moment where they asked me why a guy had stayed over when they were gone. It wasn’t the greatest, but I hope things go smoother than it did for me
Thanks so much, darling. We really should meet up at some point.
As one ace to another, I got your back
ALL MY FOLLOWERS PLEASE REBLOG AND SIGNAL BOOST THIS
Man oh man. there’s ignorance and then there’s a determination to be ignorant. This is the latter.
I hope your situation gets better.
If you manage to see this, or if anyone else sees this, whether you’re in a similar situation as this fine gentleman or not, my ask box is always open.
I feel you man. I mean, parents who don’t understand or don’t listen… is just the worse. My mother doesn’t listen to me about my depression and it hurts. I can’t even begin to image what you must be going through. *hugs* I hope it works out for you, with all my heart.
SERIOUS SIGNAL BOOST (steubenville rape trial, westboro church, etc)
A very close friend of mine was the world wide known “anonymous” hacker who outted the students of the Steubenville Rape Trials. He is now being punished for bringing the young girl justice. We all need to pull together and help him as the FBI showed up to his house with assault rifles and made him and his family get on the ground and took possession of his computer and is now pressing charges. THEY’RE PRESSING CHARGES BECAUSE HE ‘HACKED’ an account to save a girls life. Also involved in Westboro church hacking.
Please help out as you can. You can find this all over google with interviews with Anderson Cooper and Roseanne Barr and others such as:
The facebook like support page has a lot more information and how you can help:
And web address:
Facing indictment from the Federal Government for relation to the hacking and hacktivism of http://www.rollredroll.com/ during the rape case in Steubenville, Ohio. Exposing the corrupt and paying the price.
IF NOTHING ELSE PLEASE REBLOG SO WE CAN SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS
Let’s not forget that the rapists are getting 1-2 years in prison while this man who outed them is getting 10.