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genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"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.""

(Source: io9)

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

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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

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

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monasticmaestoso:

open the doop, get on the floop. everybody walk the dinosoop

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banderboucher:

it’s not a sunday unless you completely waste it then feel really sad around 8pm

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fogo-av:

mentalalchemy:

nezua:

fnhfal:

Ferguson -2014

I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.

Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening

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yellowcrayonwillow-archive:

me on a daily basis

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itstonybetch:

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Except that it actually is about LGBT people. Pretending to be lesbians is just a catalyst for the journey of the main character trying to deal with her sexuality and having feelings for her best friend. There are valid concerns about the way the season ended, but a lot of the portrayal of Amy has been pretty damn accurate.

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Depression is such a weird thing. It’s so strange what limitations it puts on me.

Work? Yeah, I’m showing up every day and doing a good job. Dying family member? It sucks, but I’m handling it as well as can be expected. I even drove 6 hours each way to say goodbye to my uncle in hospice. Dinner? Nope. I absolutely cannot make a healthy meal for myself. Takeout and frozen dinners are all I can manage right now.

This illness just does not make sense to me.

darshanapathak:

Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything

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richardcreech:

MY FRIEND JUST WENT OUT FOR DINNER AND THIS MOTHERFUCKER TURNED UP AT THE WINDOW LIKE HE HAD A FRICKING RESERVATION

GOD DAMMIT AUSTRALIA

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drethelin:

rosethyme:

Why are outliers named Georg

they’re mostly not. Outliers Georg is a computer hacker who managed to include himself in 10,000 studies a day and should not have been counted.

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