"Monosexism and biphobia aren’t real"
just some things i saw on fb tonight followed up by some fact checking.
"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.""
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
He’s over 2000 years old. He last saw Amy when he was about 1103 years old. It’s been almost a thousand years. And he still misses her.
One time a teacher made fun of my nose and I think that’s what made me decide I was ugly
Cuz children will be children, they’re awful and mean sometimes but when your 7th grade English teacher makes fun of something you’re already insecure about, then it must be true.
singing mystery kids!! <33
this is the first time i tried to slightly animate something i hope it works :S
an important factual presentation by me
All the facts.
Not ALL the facts. If we were doing ALL the facts, you wouldn’t have used a GREEK WOMAN as an example.
Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period.
This is a bust of Cleopatra:
That is a very Greek face. I have seen a lot of Greek sculpture and that is very much the sort of faces I saw on most of those sculptures.
Now, if we want a female ruler of Egypt who was actually Egyptian, why don’t we go with Nefertiti?
Heck yeah, Nefertiti.
Or let’s grab these statues at the Temple of Ramses
Here are some actual black ancient Egyptians, y0.
The point is good and valid and should not be forgotten, but HOW ABOUT we not use a Greek lady to illustrate anything about the ancient EGYPTIANS, since she is not genetically Egyptian.
School punishments are stupid like if someones ditching school yes fucking suspend them let them continue not coming to school
why are straight white boys so against pumpkin spice? maybe they should be against other things like I don’t know date rape?
no but sam pepper had to take the time to plan that video
and film that video
and edit and render and upload that video
and during none of that time did he stop to think “wait, im a piece of disrespectful shit”
bisexual and pansexual people are actually made of stardust and flames and are immortal pass it on