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auplaz:

Alright guys, this shit got me heated. 

So today as I was getting ready for school, I get a call from my youngest sister’s elementary school clinic. My sister gets on the phone and tells me she is sitting out of class because her skirt is too short. “You need to bring me one that goes down to my knees, they said,” is what she told me.

Quick recap: My sister is eleven years old, in fifth grade, and has some mental and physical disabilities. She’s the tallest girl in her class. Also, the dress code states her skirt must be down to her fingertips, not her knees.

When I get there, I insisted I see her instead of just dropping her stuff off. I was not suprised to find her with a skirt obviously within the rules of the dress code. I asked her what class she was missing and she told me math. She’d been sitting out for atleast twenty or thirty minutes while she waited for me to come.

She only learns things at about a third of the pace as everyone else in her class. Even missing this short amount of time means missing a lot of information for her. Just to recap: she has to sit out of class because of the length of her skirt. She can’t even just sit in her classroom while she waits for me, because apparently that’s too distracting. To whom, you ask? I can’t really tell you. Are ten year old boys, fifth grade boys already old enough to be sexualizing her to the point that they were going so insane with horniness that they had to whisk her away until she could put on something ‘decent’. 

So not only are the sexualizing a fifth grader, they are giving her different rules for the dress code based on her height and making her miss valuable class time. This bullshit needs to stop. Eleven goddamn years old and she’s already being taught her body isn’t her own anymore, that she’s being too provocative if she wears a skirt to the same standard as all the other short, skinny girls in her class just because she looks older.

As a P.S., I would like to point out that she is already bullied because of her disabilities. Pulling her out of class and making her change is even more of an embarrassment, and only leads to more teasing. 

please signal boost this.

swinku:

Finally did a proper comic about “strong female characters” Its good comics and cartoons are finally representing some diversity. But most cartoons are still with a male lead, and films mostly are the worst example of strong females etc. (Although sarcastic mean girls are a special love of mine provided they are at least sort of decently written)

ALSO please note I am using examples based on stuff I like, its hardly the end all be all of character examples. There is a ton of current and not current stuff I could have used. But an excuse to draw characters I like is aesthetic and preference. (also I really liked Pacific rim so theres that.)

PREACH

eisuverse:

cookingpeach:

amischiefofmice:

aronjshay:

walkerfarrell:

randeepk:

I feel like shit. Our management company violated our lease and let painters and cleaners in our apartment and a bunch of stuff got stolen. Most importantly my laptop and backup hard drive with 6 years worth of drawings on it.
If anyone sees a 15” MacBook retina with 16GB of RAM on it for sale in or around NYC please email or message me.

My pal Randeep got screwed over!  :(  New Yorkers, it’s a big city, but give a glance over Craigslist if you have a moment this weekend.  Buh! 

Hey everyone! I want to spread the word because stuff like this sucks and I’m hoping everyone can give it a signal boost! This person’s work was stolen— the laptop, and hard-drive— the whole kaboodle! Maybe someone will see something somewhere! You never know!

If you see anything or know anything, contact: http://randeepk.tumblr.com

D: whata terrible nightmare

Gah! This is pretty much so many artists worst nightmare. ><;

can’t even imagine how I’d feel if this happens to me. Signal boosting for followers who are around in NY who can help.

ironinkpen:

Holy shit. Holy shit.

They’re actually showing Korra with PTSD. They’re acknowledging that what happened to her was emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausting and that she can’t just bounce back from it right away. They’re showing the people around her showing their support and reminding her that she doesn’t have to be okay. That no one expects her to be better right away.

Korra’s not just the Avatar- she’s a person, and people can’t handle what she went through without damange. The support system Korra has here and the fact that Bryan, Mike, and the crew decided to show the realities of traumatic experiences is incredible. 

I need this post so much.  A coworker of mine also saw the season finale today and we discussed how we felt about it.  While I thought it was fantastic for the above reasons, he blatantly said that Korra should just kill herself because she shows weakness and he thinks the avatar shouldn’t show any sign of weakness.  He thinks that if they show weakness, they should just kill themselves and let someone else be the avatar.  I seriously have never wanted to punch someone in the face more than I wanted to tonight.   

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