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Lisa Simpson at Stuff-n-Hug

This really says a LOT

simpsons is so next level

I took my girls shopping for some summer clothes Saturday. T-shirts, jeans, shorts. They both love Marvel and superheroes and transformers and Hogwarts and stuff like that. Not so much pink and pretty stuff. They’ve both grown so much that this was the first time we were shopping in the grown up women’s section. Boring selections when it comes to t-shirts. Flowers and zebras and butterflies.

But what was making it near impossible was that all the t-shirts, the few they kinda-sorta liked, had either low/wide cut necklines or were extremely tailored for nipped in waists with little cap sleeves and short hemlines. Showing way too much skin for their ages as far as we all were concerned. So we headed over to the men’s section. A whole WALL full of properly cut tees with great designs on them!

They ran over and started hunting up things they liked. Two women were stocking shelves. 

"You know these are MEN’S shirts."

"The girl’s section is over there."

"There’s not gonna be any Princesses over here, darlin’."

"These shirts are for the boys."

"This isn’t going to fit you right, honey."

I ignored the first time one of them said anything. Just told the girls what sizes they needed to look for and that they could each pick five shirts. But the women kept interrupting me. I tried to stay polite. “Yes, I know this is the men’s department.” But they kept making comments.

Finally I was getting mad. I told them we didn’t need any help. My girls were allowed to wear whatever they liked and they didn’t like the shirt designs in the women’s section and I didn’t like how low the necklines were.

Instead of just noticing that I was getting fed up with their “help”, they started arguing with me! One of them told my oldest, who is conventionally cute and skinny and starting to fill out (but still only 12), that “Oh that’s just because he’s your daddy. He doesn’t understand that a girl wants to show off for the boys!”

That was the last straw. I’m afraid I totally lost my temper. I told them (amongst a few other choice words) that they’d better walk away and come back to finish restocking the shelves once we’d left the area or I’d get the manager.

I try hard not to be rude to sales people and people in the service industry. That’s a difficult and thankless job. But for fuck’s sake! The first few comments were bad enough, but trying to undermine my moral authority with my kids? All in the name of  gender and sexuality policing. They couldn’t get past the idea that my girls might prefer t-shirts that had “boy” designs on them and that didn’t hyper-sexualize them. The idea was abhorrent to them and they had to interfere and then KEEP interfering.

Once our sales “help” was gone, the girls found a bunch of shirts. Captain America, Minecraft, Doctor Who, Batman, Avengers. All the stuff they’re into. I mean, they also like MLP and Littlest Pet Shop and soft fluffy stuffed animals and Monster High dolls. We hit the toy section too for some of that stuff cos they brought their saved-up allowances with them. 

At least we didn’t get any “help” in the shoe section. They’d’ve had a cow again cos while the youngest found a cute pair of pink and purple sneakers, I ‘let’ the oldest go to the men’s section and find a cool pair of dark blue and grey ones. (and omg their feet are huge! youngest wears a women’s size 9.5 and oldest wars a men’s 8. FFS, I wear a men’s 8.5. Their feet are almost as big as mine! How’d that happen?)

I hate this gender policing shit and won’t put up with it at all. I always feel for kids whose parents enforce this shit. I see it at stores when a girl or boy strays outside the lines, too often the parents are the one who pull them back into their place and it makes me sad.

Like, their friends who are boys, when they’re over at our house, they sit there and play with the girl toys as much as the boy toys. One of the boys loves playing LPS with my youngest, making up stories and stuff. The first time I walked out into the playroom and saw, he got so nervous and tried to say that he was just doing it to be nice to her. I told him that it was fine. He could play with whatever he wanted to and I wouldn’t tell anyone. Word got around to the other boys I guess cos now they all play whatever and don’t stop if I “catch” them.

I get shit from my mom about it too. I’m trying to make them into little boys. I shouldn’t have bought them trucks and toy swords when they were little. The oldest needs to learn to start wearing dresses now not just blue jeans. Why did I ‘let’ her get her hair cut short? I need to put the youngest on a diet and make her wear training bras. Why do I let them play with boys? etc etc etc. 

*eyeroll.gif*

I just find it so hard to believe that it’s the 21st century and people are still getting their knickers in a twist over this kind of thing.

^^^^ This man deserves a dad of the year award. ^^^^

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Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D
General 
How to: Enable your Tumblr ask boxHow to tagHow to tag asksHow to have posts show up/not show upTrigger WarningsTumblr SaviorHow to Report a blog 
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How to install a themeTheme Directory My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebarIcon FinderHelp picking a color scheme to match your iconHow to Install Updates Tab (X)Updates Tab MasterpostHow to add a music player (X) (X) Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)HTML Color CodesCreating a poll on TumblrCreating a countdown  How to create a re-direct pageBlogrolls, Family, Follow Forever How to make a networkHow to Install a Navigation PageHTML Codes HTML Help & CodesTumblr Formatting CheatsheatTheme making tutorialTumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues
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Gifs
Supernatural Reaction GifsReaction Gifs Reaction GifsReaction GifsReaction GifsOnline Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker
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Help Fact Check Tumblr PostsUrban Dictionary See if your about to hit post limitIn case you update software and it sucks Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes MasterpostMassive Masterpost included Writing & ArtTutorial Master Post
I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D

General 

How to: Enable your Tumblr ask box
How to tag
How to tag asks
How to have posts show up/not show up
Trigger Warnings
Tumblr Savior
How to Report a blog 

Theme/Code

How to install a theme
Theme Directory 
My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebar
Icon Finder
Help picking a color scheme to match your icon
How to Install Updates Tab (X)
Updates Tab Masterpost
How to add a music player (X) (X
Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
HTML Color Codes
Creating a poll on Tumblr
Creating a countdown  
How to create a re-direct page
Blogrolls, Family, Follow Forever 
How to make a network
How to Install a Navigation Page
HTML Codes 
HTML Help & Codes
Tumblr Formatting Cheatsheat
Theme making tutorial
Tumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues

*Remember most theme makers will answer questions about there them or already have FAQ Page to make it easier for you to use

Photoshop/Photoshop Resources

Tutorial for saving Photoshop (windows)
Masterpost for downloading Photoshop
How to make a Gif
Learn the Basics of Photoshop
Beginner Tutorials for Photoshop
Photoshop Graphic Masterposts
Photoshop Tutorial Masterpost 
Textures Guide
Photoshop Help Blog 
Photoshop Help Blog
Screencaps 
Screencaps
HQ Celebrity Gallery Masterpost

Alternatives to Photoshop

Pixlr
Mypaint
Animating Program
Digital painting Program
Art Program/Photo Editor
Queeky Paint
PicMonkey
Art Program
Sketchpad 
Drawing Program
Graphic’s Program
Paint.net
Sumopaint
Free Art Programs Masterpost

Gifs

Supernatural Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs 
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker

Meme’s

Quick Meme Maker
Pie Chart Maker
Meme Generator 
Meme Maker

Fanfiction/Writing/Roleplay

How to write Fanfiction
Avoiding mistakes when writing fanfiction
10 Tips to Writing Fanfiction
How to Submit a Fanfiction to Fanfiction.Net 
Writing Fiction Plans
Writing Templates
Novel Outline
34 Writing Tips
How to write a Character
Tips on writing a Character 
Character writing Masterpost
Writing Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Diverse Character Writing Masterpost 
Detailed Character template
How to write different Body types (X) (X)
Surnames MasterPost
Synonyms MasterPost
Creating an OC Masterpost                                                 
Writing Folklore, Myth and Creatures Masterpost                     
How to write Ancient Rome England  Viking Age Victorian Age Middle Ages 50’s Wild West
Other things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to RP Masterpost
Roleplay Terms
RP Guide
RP Help Masterpost

Other

Help Fact Check Tumblr Posts
Urban Dictionar
See if your about to hit post limit
In case you update software and it sucks 
Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes Masterpost
Massive Masterpost included Writing & Art
Tutorial Master Post

I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

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comiXology Unbound's #ComicsForYourKids
Princeless

Sick of reading stories to your kids stories of princesses waiting in towers for a valiant knight to come rescue them? Check out Princeless! Follow the adventures of Princess Adrienne, a princess who’s tired of waiting to be rescued. And make sure to follow princelesscomic on Tumblr!


#ComicsForYourKids: Every Thursday Evening comiXology Unbound suggests a great comics to read with your kid!

If you like what we’ve posted here, you might be interested in Jeremy Whitley’s Princeless! Give it a look!

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huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY

The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 

So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 

There are a lot of diseases that don’t get the support they need because there aren’t a huge number of people who experience them, so it’s difficult to raise awareness, difficult to find investors, basically people don’t have the emotional connection they do with something that a huge number of people deal with and the pharmaceuticals to treat them aren’t as profitable. Like, a friend of mine was at an MS fundraiser and the grim joke used to try to lighten people’s spirits for feeling like they weren’t raising as much money as they wanted was “Let’s face it guys, we aren’t cancer”

The ice bucket challenge has made people donate something like ten times as much to ALS this year than previous years. I know people are concerned about wasting water, but you’ll do a lot more good on that front if you take a stand against bottled water and soft drinks, particularly from companies like Nestle, than getting mad at people trying to raise awareness for an illness that let’s be honest not a lot of people were very familiar with before this. Just be responsible, be aware, and try not to take your frustration out on the wrong people.

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