Bookoisseur

I read. I write. I spend all together too much time on the internet. I talk incessantly about books, TV and movies. I write for Hello Giggles, and tweet frequently as Bookoisseur.
~ Saturday, April 19 ~
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Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.
For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.
That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.
But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms

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theliberaltony:

Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.

For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.

That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.

But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms
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bbcamerica:

imbarbiestefan:

Star Wars | R2-D2 x C-3PO

We’re talking about robots right now in the premiere of The Real History of Science Fiction!


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humansofnewyork:

"I wasn’t lucky enough to have ever found what I wanted to do. Don’t get me wrong— I did nicely. But I never found my passion."

humansofnewyork:

"I wasn’t lucky enough to have ever found what I wanted to do. Don’t get me wrong— I did nicely. But I never found my passion."


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The science fiction prose community is currently lit up by right-wing troll Vox Day getting nominated for a novelette. Those people are having a difficult time with the fact that the sf prose community has always been full of right-wing trolls.
 
I’ve been saying recently that science fiction doesn’t live inside the science fiction genre any more — it burst and infected everything. Sf may actually now just be the evacuated husk that those conditions pupated within. I’m probably completely wrong about that, but it’s how it feels to me.
— Warren Ellis (via wilwheaton)

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Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

Rick Warren

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Embrace your differences and the qualities about you that you think are weird. Eventually, they’re going to be the only things separating you from everyone else.

Embrace your differences and the qualities about you that you think are weird. Eventually, they’re going to be the only things separating you from everyone else.

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i didn’t want to fall for you. i wasn’t supposed to. but i have.
— me to orphan black (via cosimaniehaus11)

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Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale..
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (via wordpainting)

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ashesforjustice:

ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-29 November 1802), was a (en)slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.
Originally a (en)slave(d) woman, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.
She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.
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ashesforjustice:

ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-29 November 1802), was a (en)slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.

Originally a (en)slave(d) woman, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.

She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.

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wbnamerica:

Soon. Only 4 days. Can’t wait for WBN! #HappyCaturday

wbnamerica:

Soon. Only 4 days. Can’t wait for WBN! #HappyCaturday


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herbackrowkings:

lalondes:

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

DO NOT DARE OVERLOOK THIS POST


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Secondhand but still good ! (by Booksandbrunch)

Secondhand but still good ! (by Booksandbrunch)


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