i’ve thought about this more - something about the slogan was nestling me… and i would just add this in response to the question “why should you?” see gender. it’s incredibly important to listen to how people self-identify, to “see” their gender. i know the message is to respect people regardless of their gender, but i could see how this might be misinterpreted as a kind of colour-blind “but i don’t see race!” that almost always comes from privileged white folks. i don’t think that’s the intended message, but thought i would add my thoughts.
This cartoon speaks to me.
me too danny. oh dear.
pictures for sad children is one of the only comic that can make jokes about things i otherwise find completely off limits and genuinely make me laugh.
…don’t be gay.
have the day off (working the weekend)… starting it by looking at design blogs, then going thrifting to pick up some last items for the apartment, and then spending the rest of the day writing letters and postcards after i bake myself some COOKIES. sounds like an awesome thursday to me.
i always end up feeling really bougie after i look at these but hey! a girl needs some d.i.y. inspiration:
[image description: a comic strip by mel stringer called “true story.” a young asian girl with a bob is waiting for the bus. she waves at the bus and gets on. the bus driver says “next time you can WAVE or i won’t stop.” he insists she didn’t and she gets quietly angry, imagines beating him up. the second last panel is of her looking frustrated thinking to herself “ugh! he has ruined my entire morning! what a piece of shit!”]
amazing! i really love it when scathing critiques can also be hilarious. if you’re interested, i wrote about the “it gets better” project back in october for shameless.