The Tallboys (x)
Aiya Van Kooten everyone
When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
This is the best story of my life
“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!!
Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!
This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
since i already reblogged a post about mel gonzales (pictured right), i didnt want to pass by mentioning scarlett lenh (pictured left), a trans girl who won homecoming queen at her high school in colorado
Being trans doesn’t or at least shouldn’t entitle you to something, you can still be trans and a shitty person or an asshole. This isn’t equal treatment, this is special treatment and quite frankly I think it’s condescending.
Transgender people are, surprise, people — and we are entitled to the same things that cisgender people are entitled to. We are entitled to feel normal, which includes the ability to run in a meaningless popularity contest such as being homecoming king, queen, or gender-neutral royalty. We are entitled to not suffer, as trans students have in the past during homecoming when schools have purposefully misgendered students by having trans boys be put under “queen” on the voting slip et cetera. We are entitled to the same treatment that cisgender individuals receive, with the only difference that we are thankful for it — which I hope we are not someday, and I hope we are not thankful for it because it has become commonplace and something to be taken for granted. But right now? It is not common place, and it is not condescending to celebrate that trans students were (for once) not raped in a bathroom or treated like complete shit today.
tl;dr: its messed up that you think that trans students not being treated like shit is somehow “special treatment”.
i love how satanswaitin6669 (btw nice url champ, VERY edgy) just assumed that scarlett lenh and mel gonzalez both won exclusively because they’re trans as opposed to maybe because they’re, i don’t know, well liked enough to win homecoming queen and king?
just a heads up, if i ever weird you out on any level, too friendly, too flirty, anything at all, i encourage you to be very vocal towards me about it to make sure i dont continue to make you uncomfortable. i dont want anyone feeling like im not someone they can trust and be comfortable around.
Kanye West refused to continue his show on Friday night in Sydney, Australia until the entire audience was standing and dancing in physical Yeezus worship. Unfortunately for Kanye’s self-esteem, one of the audience members had a prosthetic leg and an…
He just fucked himself
Headline is misleading, that’s not how it went down at all. This is a better summary of the events. The way every news outlet was covering this, you would think that Kanye is being an ableist prick, when it’s far from it. And watching the videos, he did not berate anyone, he did not publicly humiliate anyone, he did not demand a fan in a wheelchair to stand up.
except for the fact that he IS being ableist; he’s doing what able-bodied people commonly do to physically disabled people, by harassing us and being abusive of us, to where we are actually driven to PROVE - risking our physical and mental health - that we aren’t ”faking” it.
to tell somebody you HAVE to stand up, and are only ”EXEMPT” from being forced to stand up if we’re acceptable, is berating us, and it is ableist.
is it not beratement that somebody had to hold their prosthesis in the air to prove they were ”ok”? is it not public humiliation?
when there are people who do not use mobility aids - perhaps thy feel embarrassed, can manage enough at the time, cannot afford one, have been harassed, and so on - and you harass them to the point of ”you better have your accessibility placard”, when it is perhaps extremely difficult to do so, while you’re being pointed out and people are looking at you - that is harassment, and it is abuse. it is ableist.
we do not need to be visibly disabled to ”prove” we’re disabled. we do not need to have mobility aids to ”prove we’re disabled. we don’t need to carry placards or i.d. to ”prove” we’re disabled.
this is literally just another manifestation of abled people policing our right to exist, and seeing us as only existing for them. he’s done this several times now, but i actually don’t [personally] see kanye as being at any more fault, or being any different, than most of the abled people who’ve made comments about him - who have presumed somebody in accessible parking has ”faked” it, harassed a disabled person, used ableist shit like ”wheelchair-bound”, and so on.
most abled people calling out kanye care as little about disability, or using their privilege to educate other abled people about ableism, but are using our oppression to justify their anti-blackness.
he was being abusive and ableist - but no more so than many other abled people.
some of us have been following each other for a long ass time
#I think the best bit about this #is the way John sort of stares for a second into space #as if he’s repeating that over in his head to make sure sherlock really said that #and then is just like #i mean really sherlock you’re so smart but you’re so dumb jesus #and lestrade looks like he’s biting down on something idk
I love that I don’t know who’s the sassy bitch in this scene.
"This may surprise people, but it is the truth. In many, many ways, Hufflepuff is my favorite House. There comes a point in the final book where each House has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge… The Slytherins, for reasons that are understandable, decide they’d rather not play. The Ravenclaws: some decide they will, some decide they won’t. The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, stay – as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of fool-hardy and show-offy people. That’s just the way it is. I’m a Gryffindor, I’m allowed to say it. There’s bravery and there’s also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason. They weren’t trying to show off. They weren’t being reckless. That’s the essence of Hufflepuff House. Now my oldest child, my daughter Jessica, said something very profound to me not very many days ago actually. She said to me – and she, by the way, was not Sorted into Hufflepuff House – but she said to me, “I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.” I can only say to you that I would not be at all disappointed to be Sorted into Hufflepuff House. So I’m a little upset that anyone does feel that way.” -Jo Rowling