today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
reblog to save a life.
Can u believe there are plants that are illegal
Can you believe there is love that is illegal
can you believe it’s not butter
the fact that Tumblr can fit weed, bestiality and diary products all into one post doesn’t even phase me anymore
i really dont think they meant bestiality
And my school is doing this promotional thing where you’re supposed to take selfies with your favorite banned book, and post it amongst social media.
And I was like, “this is really cool! Finally someone speaking out about the freedom of press and expression!” (Because don’t get me wrong. Feminism and and basic human rights movement are VERY important. But it often overpowers our current lives, and we really don’t notice that people are trying to break an amendment by banning books, and limiting the freedom of expression..)
So I’m sort of grazing through the lists they have posted and some of these.. Like I can see a parent saying “….maybe you should wait a couple years before you learn about this.” Not necessarily “banning” it, just screening it until is appropriate.
But some of these??
The Captain Underpants series??
Okay, I read these. Not even going to lie. Kids enjoy them because they are silly, and stupid, and we KNOW this is fiction and that you cant actually hypnotize your principal into thinking he’s a superhero that wears nothing but underwear.
We read these because, in the American school system, 99% of us had these dill weed principals/teachers that we sort of fantasized about this happening as a fucking relief of stress and pressure and escape from reality.
Because the American school system is soooo fucked up, and without these books being popular, there probably would have been more school shootings tbh because they taught us that yes, life sucks, but you make something positive.
So what if it had a few fart jokes? Why are fart jokes inappropriate anyway? Sure, there’s a time and a place, but everyone farts. Don’t try to act like your shit doesn’t stink, okay?
The Hunger Games???
Maybe if you’d actually READ the hunger games, you’d realize how fucking ironic it is that you’d actually try to ban this book.
I’d just like to say.. I found MUCH more violent books than this and they weren’t even trying to make a point.
I may not have personally enjoyed the writing style, but I respect and applaud the theme of these books, and wish more books tried to get the point across that these books do.
Practically all of John Green’s books made it to the list???
Fuck you, because his books were wonderful. Yes, sometimes I wonder where the fuck he’s going with the plot in the books of his that I have read, but you know what makes him an amazing writer?
He writes from a persons perspective. Their life as it happens from their point of view. And we can relate to these characters.
OF COURSE most of us reading diligently can relate to the sort of character that’s sort of weird with only a few close friends that everyone at school sort of knows, but not really. We’re all that character that’s living this shy, mundane life that wishes for just one night of excitement and adventure.
And reading his novels, I have learned something about myself, as well as how I should perceive and treat others. John Green has helped me grow as a person, and you should probably try that for yourself before you start banning his books.
“My Mom’s Having a Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy” by Dori Hillestad Butler MADE THIS FUCKING LIST.
No, I have not personally read this book, but the reason for banning listed is “sex education”
Okay, I guess I can see their point. I mean.. What better way to ensure your child never has sex by humiliating them when they finally start to be intimate and fucking trust someone and they’re laughed out of the bedroom for saying “Oh, yes, baby, touch my turtle” because you’re too fucking immature to teach him the proper name of his genitals. Or hers. Not going to be sexist here, because that’s not what I’m trying to point out.
To Kill A Mockingbird made this list???
Really?? This was a wonderful book. Yes, it had offensive slang that most people who aren’t ignorant try not to use today because it’s racist.
But did you the book?? The lesson it was trying to teach you was to NOT BE RACIST. AND THAT YOU SHPULD HOLD JUDGEMENT UNTIL YOU KNOW ALL THE FUCKING INFORMATION.
Also, other classics that made this list are The Catcher in the Rye, The Color Purple, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Of Mice and Men.
Bridge to Terabithia?? Harry potter?? For “occult/satanism” ??? Right because a couple of kids using their imagination to cope with their shitty lives and fictional wizards that go to school and have adventures OBVIOUSLY means you’re a devil worshipper.
And just the fact that about half of these books are on this list for the sole reason of “homosexuality” hurts me to the soul.
If you get nothing else from this post, if you’re still reading, America is NOT a Christian nation. This country was founded on the core belief that you can be anything you want.
And let me tell you what, YOUR RIGHTS END WHERE MINE BEGIN. Do you know what that means? Truly? It means I can’t force you to see things my way. I can’t force my way of life on you. And you can’t do that to me either. I don’t give a flying fuck what topic we are discussing, you cannot force anything onto me.
I don’t give a shit if you believe that I’m going to hell for being a pansexual transgender atheist, just as much as you don’t care that I believe there is no afterlife and I’m happy just the way I am. So sit down and shut up, and mind your own business.
Because what I am, what I believe, what I teach my children, is within my rights.
You want your kids to grow up to be ignorant bastards like you?? YOU tell them THEY aren’t allowed to. Because I would be the parent that THE MOMENT you try to take something away from me or my child, I would go out and buy a fucking copy for everyone.
Maybe then you’ll see. Because the first thing out of your mouth would be that I’m infringing on your rights. Then shut up and don’t infringe on mine.