Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
TheSOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) bill has resurfaced and is once again trying to be passed.
The link attached will take you to a petition. Unless this petition reaches 100,000signatures by next week, this will happen:
- All websites containing media that refers to or is owned by a company that hasn’t given its permission for the media to be displayed can and will be shut down. This means sites such as Tumblr, Wattpad, Pinterist, fanfiction.com.
- People who post such media can and will be fined, with a maximum sentence of five years in prison. This includes, but is not limited to, people who own/post the following: fanfiction, fan art, roleplay blogs, fan blogs/accounts and movie streaming sites.
"The legislation would allow copyright holders and the Justice Department to seek court orders against websites associated with copyright infringement. SOPA, the House version, applies to both domestic and foreign websites, while PIPA targets foreign websites. If that court order is granted, the entire website would be taken down. Internet users who typed in the site’s URL address would receive an error message, and for all appearances, the site would never have existed. Importantly, the court does not need to hear a defense from the actual website before issuing its ruling. The entire website can be condemned without a trial or even a traditional court hearing."
This is not a joke.
This is real.
We need 100,000 signatures by next week. Make one of them yours, or all these things that make you happy will disappear.
This post is for the confused people, the uncertain and afraid people, the “I might be genderqueer” people.
No one else can tell you who you are, only you can define your gender.
You have the right to explore your identity.
Who you are is totally okay.
You will be okay.
All these widows and orphans but what do you call someone who lost a child? You’d think someone would have given that a name
i literally cannot fathom how super-religious people think science is such a threat to their beliefs. God created science. BAM. You’re done here. Everything suddenly makes sense. Evolution.