"What’s this, what’s this? Are you telling me you’ve fallen for her?”
So I’ve heard there’s a Ran/Sera case coming up… (Let me dream.)
Help a new non-binary magazine get off the ground by making sure we reach our target!
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS FUNDRAISER! IT’S A NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE FOR NON-BINARY FOLKS, CENTERING PEOPLE OF COLOUR.
Help a new UK trans online magazine site get off the ground by making sure we reach our target of £900 in 40 days.
What is Beyond the Binary?
Beyond the Binary will be a submissions-based magazine website, which aims to give non-binary people in the UK the opportunity to contribute and share what they are experiencing, thinking and doing. We recognise that there is a lack of non-binary representation in the media, and that often non-binary people’s voices aren’t heard. Beyond the Binary wants to re-balance that, and give non-binary people a platform.
Beyond the Binary is run by non-binary people, for non-binary people. We already have a Working Group of over 70 members passionate about creating and contributing to the site. Beyond the Binary aims to reach out and be relevant to as many people as possible, which is why we’re focussing on submissions and welcoming people who identify anywhere on the non-binary spectrum from the UK to submit articles or other media on a range of different topics, from real life, discussion and opinion, to reviews, artwork, and fiction. As well as that, we’d like this to be a community resource – hosting events, projects, and lists of safe and inclusive groups and organisations. Interested? We have some submissions information here!
Why is it important?
Currently, there’s little in the way of representation or work with non-binary people in the UK, so this project is much needed. A lot of voices are coming out of the US, and Beyond the Binary was in part inspired by all the amazing activism and community resources overseas. Having said that, we are also aware that even within this small group of people, the voices who usually get heard are white, and we encourage and welcome people of colour to submit even if they are based outside of the UK.
There is already a lot of excitement behind this project, and some of the Editorial Team working on putting the site together made a video to explain a bit more about themselves and the impact of this project.
We’d love for this site to look and feel amazing. We deserve a space of our own to express our feelings about the stuff that affects us, laugh about our lives, and inspire others. Let’s make it happen.
Donate via our Indiegogo page here, where you can read more about the project and our cash breakdown. We’ll be providing updates every week as well.
Here’s our INDIEGOGO.
Thanks a lot!
J – Ed.
i was lonely for so long. i just couldn’t bear it anymore. so i called out to your heart and had you come all the way out to this place. you came for me and i’m so—so happy.
Liar Game (Kanzaki x Akiyama) fanfics are ASFHJASGFJASDKJHA
ASJDKLAJDLJL SO CUUUUUUUUTE
TWENTY FAVORITE VIDEO GAME LADIES (in no particular order) Lightning/Claire FarronLightning puts an extraordinary amount of pressure on herself to protect the people she cares about because she sees herself to be the only one capable to do so. After the death of her parents, she takes on the name Lightning and forsakes her birth name because she thinks it will make her stronger and able to protect her sister. It takes her a few years to realize that the only thing she did forsake was her humanity; lightning can’t protect, it can only destroy, and she didn’t listen to Serah when it mattered the most. Misplaced anger toward herself and understandable frustration at having a fate decided for her push her through the early part of the game until she realizes the person she is truly angry with. She forgives Snow, who she blamed for Serah’s fate, and not only accepts him but befriends and respects him. She takes Hope, a child who is out for revenge after losing his mother, under her wing and while she initially only teaches him to fight because that’s how she is still moving forward, she encourages him to make peace with it once she realizes what she needs to do in order to make peace with her own circumstances and decisions.
In the end, while she doesn’t show it because she’s both overwhelmed by the return of her sister and a trained soldier taught to not display strong emotional reactions, Lightning isn’t okay with the way things went down and sets out on her own journey to set things right without her friends being used as collateral. Lightning is tough, devoted, and not someone you want on your bad side.
IMPORTANT: So they had these cards in the women’s restrooms at this doctor’s office that I was at. I’m really happy that they put them in there because it makes it easier for a woman to escape an abusive relationship without the abuser expecting anything. It gives me hope when I see things like this.
Oh yes, because women are never abusers.
I never said that they can’t/ aren’t. I’m well aware that some women are. I was just trying to talk about a positive thing that I found in a restroom. Don’t turn my post into something that it’s not. God fucking damn it, it’s like you can’t talk about something positive on this site without someone trying to ruin it or twist the original posters words.
Thank you so much for the positive post, and the VERY true words at the asshole commenting on your post. This is the exact reason why I don’t like this website sometimes. Christ.
If you have to qualify Situation A with “but Situation B happens, too,” do you actually give a shit about Situation B? Or are you looking for ways to derail Situation A?
40% of domestic violence is experienced by men, do you suppose they also put these cards in the men’s restroom?
Wouldn’t seeing these cards in the restroom alert abusers that there were probably the same cards in the other gender restroom, possibly making them more violent and cutting off their partner even more from resources that could help them?
This seems ill thought out. Unless, of course, they are only in the women’s restroom. In which case they are ignoring 40% of domestic violence victims. I wonder why.
getting really tired of this 40% myth and how frequently everyone scrambles to believe it because they want to look reasonable and fair.
While some people may believe that there is a higher reported incidence of women experiencing violence by their male partners due to men underreporting when they are victims, the reality is the opposite. In 2008, 72 percent of the intimate partner violence against males and 49 percent of the intimate partner violence against females was reported to police.Catalano, Smith, Snyder, & Rand (2009). Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings: Female Victims of Domestic Violence. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, NCJ 228356.
Researcher Elspeth McInnes… recounts some of her research that showed that when men talked about women’s violence against men, some cited abuse as not having a hot meal on the table, not having the children bathed before bed, or women spending money on gambling or shopping. At the more severe end of the spectrum, they nominated verbal and emotional violence as abuse. Then, a tiny minority documented physical abuse, and an even smaller minority named sexual abuse.
“Women were talking about being run over, being drugged and raped at knifepoint, having their children dangled over high rise balconies till they did as they were told and of course you get verbal and emotional violence,” says McInnes. “When we were talking about physical violence against men, one of the worst examples was that she banged his head with the cupboard door – which isn’t good – but the sheer level of fear, harm and terror that women talked about was simply not present in what the men’s data showed.”The vast majority of domestic assaults are committed by men. Even when men are victimized, 10% are assaulted by another man. In contrast, only 2% of women who are victimized are assaulted by another woman.2
Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general.
in conclusion while domestic abuse hotlines in men’s bathrooms would be great too, women are the majority of victims of violent, life-threatening domestic abuse by a lot more than 40%, and men are still the majority of perpetrators of violent, life threatening domestic abuse, even to other men and boys. this is not a remotely equivalent situation.
using abused men and boys to prop up the myth that women abuse men right back nearly as much is toxic, abhorrent nonsense. we need to cut it the fuck out.
…She always had been a curious girl.
oh my god, nobody wants to be the one to say ‘well typically from the uterus but you we just stole’
"I’m fucked up, but you’re a piece of work too, you know.”
As I said, here’s the second part of Haikyuu!! rule 63 characters I love but who didn’t make into the previous post.
This was so fun..I’d wish I have like 4 extra drawing hands so I could draw all of Haikyuu characters;___;
i could’ve spent my evening working on an exam due in less than 15 hours but i didn’t
Ahhh, thanks so much for this! Although I am boggling at the fact that January went blind, HIS LIFE IS ALREADY SO HARD.
YEAAH that caught me so off-guard that I made sure to skim through the previous volume in case I missed something, but nope, it seems to be due to the vampire bite. What the hell, pre-timeskip events were already hard on him, then there was the whole ordeal post-timeskip, then he’s thrown into a pit with lots of people dying and other things (I actually don’t know what went down there, will have to reread that part later <_<), vampire stuff and now……. :< BUT, all things considered, he seems much happier in this volume…! (I love both January and Yvienne’s expressions in this volume.)
(aka the volume where everyone in the background wears ridiculous clothes)
oops putting translated parts in italics to make them (hopefully) more readable if you only want to skim
These memories you gave me—
in my head I know they’re lies but they still feel right. ”