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Anonymous asked: Is it rough for mixed children to grow up in america? I ask because My girlfriend and I may be expecting and I just want to know what to expect.

weareallmixedup:

weareallmixedup:

http://weareallmixedup.tumblr.com/tagged/childhood

http://weareallmixedup.tumblr.com/tagged/children

You could also just read the blog, like mixed people from all over (including mixed people from America) are participating here. The childhood tag was literally right in our sidebar, please don’t treat us like google.

- Melody

And not only that, are you living under a rock? Have you seen any news coming out of America right now? Is it not really obvious that America has a GIANT problem with racism? How could a child of colour not be affected by racism in America? Even if you don’t pay attention to current events in America, look at any American made media meant for children and you’ll immediately see an extreme lacking in representation for children of colour. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, children of colour are forced to mature and learn about racism 1000x earlier than their white peers (if their white peers even learn about racim (doubtful tbh)). - Melody

The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.

They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.

(via meelo-dot-net)

All of this. The only men they care about are themselves, and the only thing they don’t like is that they might be treated the same way as everyone else.

(via thebicker)

(Source: iflewbikes, via fanufactured)

The first time it was an ear, nose and throat doctor. I had an emergency visit for an ear infection, which was causing a level of pain I hadn’t experienced since giving birth. He looked at the list of drugs I was taking for my bipolar disorder and closed my chart.

“I don’t feel comfortable prescribing anything,” he said. “Not with everything else you’re on.” He said it was probably safe to take Tylenol and politely but firmly indicated it was time for me to go. The next day my eardrum ruptured and I was left with minor but permanent hearing loss.

Another time I was lying on the examining table when a gastroenterologist I was seeing for the first time looked at my list of drugs and shook her finger in my face. “You better get yourself together psychologically,” she said, “or your stomach is never going to get any better.”

If you met me, you’d never know I was mentally ill. In fact, I’ve gone through most of my adult life without anyone ever knowing — except when I’ve had to reveal it to a doctor. And that revelation changes everything. It wipes clean the rest of my résumé, my education, my accomplishments, reduces me to a diagnosis.

"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.

intelligentairhead:

Protect autistic people but especially autistic kids and especially especially autistic kids of colour because you know they will not be treated fairly and you know people will accuse them of disrespect when all they’re doing is trying to make sense of an interaction where someone is out to attack them for no apparent reason

(via weareallmixedup)

absolutelyasianamerican:

Because I fear that many AsAms today are forgetting our history of solidarity with black lives and black power.  

We must not forget. 

(via aznglo)

iwillsavemyworld:

elisabeth9uk:

bxrakat:

bxrakat:

hi so my friend alice has been missing for over 24 hours now and everyone is getting really worried, so if you live around london uk would you please ring 101 if you see this girl, it would mean a lot thank you bye

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28997068 this bbc news story explains more about it so please help if you can #findalice

Please help find Alice - west London - URGENT help needed

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS
she was last seen in Kew by the canal, but she could have walked anywhere from there
shes only 14 and has health problems that make her seriously vulnerable
another pic of her:

REBLOG YOU NEVER KNOW IF ANY OF YOUR FOLLOWERS MAY LIVE IN WEST LONDON AND KNOW SOMETHING THAT COULD HELP

iwillsavemyworld:

elisabeth9uk:

bxrakat:

bxrakat:

hi so my friend alice has been missing for over 24 hours now and everyone is getting really worried, so if you live around london uk would you please ring 101 if you see this girl, it would mean a lot thank you bye

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28997068 this bbc news story explains more about it so please help if you can #findalice

Please help find Alice - west London - URGENT help needed

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS

she was last seen in Kew by the canal, but she could have walked anywhere from there

shes only 14 and has health problems that make her seriously vulnerable

another pic of her:

REBLOG YOU NEVER KNOW IF ANY OF YOUR FOLLOWERS MAY LIVE IN WEST LONDON AND KNOW SOMETHING THAT COULD HELP

(via iamicecreamsbitch)

Pumpkin Online Aims to Include Everyone, Everywhere | Indie Game Magazine

a-spoon-is-born:

shwetanarayan:

zeekubeast:

wigglyflippingout:

ladynorbert:

Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.

You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!

Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSS

reblogging this again with a link to their Kickstarter here

I WANT THIS SO MUCH

This looks pretty cool:

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'국내입양 우선 추진' 규정 어긴 사회복지회

peaceshannon:

i’m not going to call them social welfare services anymore, they’re a business pure and simple - thinking about profits before children. 

translation:

Along with Holt, all three adoption agencies (Korean Social Welfare Services [SWS}, Eastern Social Welfare Society) have been found to have violated the Special Adoption Law which requires agencies to give priority to finding domestic adoptive families before pursuing international adoption as an option. The Ministry of Welfare stated that they have taken administrative measures such as issuing warnings to address these violations. 

According to the “Adoption agency Inspection report” received by New Politics Alliance for Democracy Party representative Nam Yoon In-soon on August 31st, it was found that SWS had violated the prioritizing of domestic adoption a total of 108 times and Eastern was guilty of 1 violation since the Special Adoption Law went into effect in August 2012. 

According to the Special Adoption Law, adoption agencies can pursue international adoption only after they have first tried to find domestic adoptove parents for children for at least 150 days. This provision was made after taking into consideration the identity issues that international adoptees face. 

This inspection was carried out by the Ministry as a follow-up measure, after three year-old adoptee named Hyunsu died this February after being beaten by his adoptive father. The special inspection run first on Holt, who was the adoption agency in Hyunsu’s case, found Holt to have violated the Special Adoption Law’s domestic adoption prioritization in 17 cases (14.8%). 

Aside from this, SWS was found to have violated the mandatory 7-day consideration period (41 cases) and the background check (94 cases) provisions as well. Eastern was found to have violated the 7-day consideration period (10 cases) and background check (82 cases) provisions, as well as domestic post adoption services (5 cases) provision. 

In order to ensure that the birth parents have sufficient time to consider their options before deciding to relinquish for adoption, the Special Adoption Law’s consideration period provision mandates that the adoption process cannot begin until after one week from the date of the child’s birth. There are also provisions for background checks for prospective adoptive parents - inspections must be carried out at least twice after parents have applied for adoption, Including random inspections, and background checks should be carried out of their family, workplace, and neighbors. 

According to someone related to SWS, “There was a lot of confusion when the Special Adoption Law was first implemented since the Ministry of Health and Welfare did not provide proper guidelines. We are currently making efforts to abide by all of the SAL provisions.” 

Representative Nam Yoon In-soon said, “Since the Ministry did not carry out an inspection after the implementation of the SAL to check whether the agencies were abiding by the provisions as they should have, they bear a large responsibility for this problem. The provisions to prioritize domestic adoption and give an ample consideration period for birth families must be ensured.”

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