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Attention fellow photosensitives!
I’d like to take a moment to tell you all about what is now easily my favorite XKit add-on, Disable Gifs.
Disable Gifs is almost everything I could have wanted from a photosensitive accessibility add-on. It will:
- Automatically stop gifs on your dashboard. This feature isn’t quite perfect, because it will only freeze gifs that are part of a photo post (meaning that you’re out of luck if someone adds a really flashy gif anywhere in the comment section, which is why non-photosensitive folk still need to please tag for this stuff), but it will definitely help with the majority of flashy things that will pass your dashboard.
- Allow you to play individual gifs at will. Specifically, each photo post with an animated gif will have a “Play Gif” (see image) option at the bottom of it. Simply click on this to animate all of the gifs in a post. If you want to see a specific gif in a photoset, just click on that image to view it with Tumblr’s photo viewer, and it’ll pop up and play.
- Easily stop gifs again once played. That gif a bit too much for you? You hate seeing it out of the corner of your eye? Just hit the “Play Gif” button again and it’ll stop.
Seriously, guys. My Tumblr experience is now so much better thanks to this add-on. Its main drawbacks are that it doesn’t stop gifs within the body of text and that it might slow down your computer, but I haven’t had any performance issues with this as of yet, and I’ve still found that it’s dramatically reduced how often I get triggery gifs on my dash. A+, would highly recommend.
To welcome this add-on into your life, first get XKit if you do not have it, and then go to your XKit “Get Extensions” tab, search for “Disable Gifs”, and click “install.”
Oh, and if you’re doing this during the holiday season, to turn off the annoying flashy Christmas lights, hit “Festivus Person?” in the lower right hand corner.
UPDATE: This petition must get 100,000 signatures by December 24th of this year! Boost this as much as you possibly can and make sure to sign!
In 31 states, rapists are allowed to sue victims they’ve impregnated for custody rights.
There’s a case in Boston, MA right now in which a rapist is taking advantage of this. He pleaded guilty of rape in 2011 and was sentenced to 16 years probation; however, this sentence includes 16 years of family court as well, which the victim must also attend. He’s using this to sue for joint custody of her child and will only withdraw his law suit if he is free from paying any form of child support. This entire sentence seems like much more of a punishment for the victim than it is for the rapist, and for the state to allow such a thing, the victim is suing.
As stated in the court complaint, “Even if the family court ruled in the [victim]’s favor on issues currently in dispute, such as whether the criminal defendant should be granted visitation rights to [her] child, [she] will suffer harm from the constant threat of new issues arising in family court until her child reaches adulthood, including, for example, efforts by the criminal defendant to seek to modify child support orders and enforce his parental rights at the trial court level and on appeal.”
If this woman is forced to attend 16 years of family court with her rapist, she is not only forced to confront a traumatic event that she should never have to deal with again, but she is subjected to the possibility of losing pieces of her child to him over and over again for all of those years. In addition to this constant state of fear and anguish she would face, just by being sent to something considered ‘family’ court—for her and her rapist—she’s being disrespected and her rape undermined by even the suggestion that this is a family situation. By doing this, the law is making felony into family.
In 31 states, rapists are actually given rights instead of having much of anything taken away. In being given these rights, they are being given the chance to further torment the woman and possibly abuse the child. It is not okay to reward rapists and further punish victims, and the ignorance of rape and how our justice system is handling it needs to turn around.
Please sign this petition to ban rapists from being able to sue for custody rights. This issue is so little known, yet so important, and I don’t know any better way of trying to make this change.
HOW ARE THERE LESS THAN A HUNDRED SIGNATURES!?!!
I don’t normally reblog things, but SIGNAL FUCKING BOOST.
Y’all should go fix this.
OH WHAT NO WAY
I haven’t had occasion to use this gif in some time, but:
GO FIX THIS.
I made a thing and I 100% encourage sharing it with as many people as possible through all means possible.
YES PEOPLE. DON’T BE DOUCHEBAGS. THEY’RE DOING THE BEST THEY CAN. WHEN YOU’RE DONE, THANK THEM FOR BEING HELPFUL. IT WILL PROBABLY MAKE THEIR DAY.
In a move that’s bound to frighten everyone, HRA Pharma, the company the manufactures the European version of Plan B called Norlevo has revised its packaging to indicate that the pregnancy prevention medication is not always effective for women over 165 pounds and doesn’t work at all for women who weigh more than 176 pounds.
I just saw this on Facebook and this is scary. I’ve used EC twice before, and both times I was definitely over 165 pounds and probably 170-something. So I guess it didn’t actually work, I was just fortunate enough to not get pregnant? Fuck.
Uhhhhhh that’s not good.
If you can’t use it, reblog it. You never know who’s in need.
A transgender high schooler in Texas says his picture might be left out of his senior yearbook — all because he’s wearing a tuxedo.
Jeydon Loredo, a trans student, took his senior photo in a tuxedo like other guys typically do — but when school administrators found out about it, they told the photo studio to withhold the picture from the yearbook. Loredo appealed the decision to the school board with the help of HRC and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“Please allow my community to remember me,” he said, “and to remember me the way I truly am, in the clothes that reflect me: Jeydon Laredo.”
The board met in a closed session over the matter and has yet to make a public statement about the decision on the yearbook photo.
“I’ve lived here my whole life, and I’ve grown up with the kids here,” Loredo said in a statement Wednesday. “I’ve seen those in my community go through troubles, and denying my tuxedo photo would be a way for the district to forget me and everything I’ve brought to this community. The yearbook is for the students, not the faculty or the administration. It is a way for us to remember each other.”
Are you KIDDING ME right now.
Just a few days into the Freedom Fundraiser for Marissa Alexander and the community has raised nearly 20% of the goal amount! We’ve also learned that Marissa’s family is facing $250,000 in court fees for her upcoming re-trial next March.
This is one reason why we wanted (and still want) Angela Corey to drop the case against Marissa Alexander. Besides the fact that forcing Marissa to defend herself (again) is completely unjust, the cost of doing so is ridiculously expensive, even if your attorneys are working pro bono. Another reality of mass incarceration.
We hope that this fundraiser goes way beyond the $10,000 goal. Please give what you can and please share widely!
Free Marissa Alexander! More info.
Hey everyone! I’ve got a request to make of you talented folks out there on Tumblr. I’ve seen some of your work, and gosh golly it is awesome.
Before I make my request, let me tell you a little bit about what I do. I blog here at STFU Fauxminists, obviously, but on weekends I’ve also been doing clinic escorting for a local abortion provider down here in Tampa, FL.
Right before I started escorting at this clinic, they had recently bought really beautiful and welcoming banners to hang on their fences to maintain patient privacy and discourage the counter-protesters that they have outside their gates regularly from yelling at and harassing patients.
Well, as many people know, vandalism at clinics is a huge problem and this is no exception.
A couple of weeks ago someone took a knife to these banners. They are entirely unfixable. The clinic really doesn’t have the money to replace them, so now there’s just an ugly blue tarp on the fence to keep the anti-choicers’ bullshit at bay.
So here’s where I got this neat idea that ya’ll can help me with.
I want to surprise this clinic with a giant collage of pro-choice, pro-reproductive rights, pro-woman*, etc. art pieces from around Tumblr mounted on a more sturdy board. Obviously nothing is going to be impervious to vandalism, but I still think this would just be a great surprise for the wonderful women that work at this clinic who endure daily harassment and multiple instances of vandalism (just a few months ago they had to replace their entire video surveillance system because someone took a baseball bat to it). They have to deal with all of this on top of the ridiculous standards placed upon them by the Florida legislature, etc. These women are tough and they deserve some appreciation.
So I’m hoping to collect submissions of art from anyone who wants to make it. Whether you think you have talent or not. Whether you think your idea is good or not. I WANT YOUR AWESOME ART.
THE MORE THE BETTER. MULTIPLE PIECES. BIG PIECES. LITTLE PIECES. FANDOM RELATED IS FINE, TOO, AS LONG AS IT’S ALSO PRO-CHOICE THEMED. FUCKING STICK FIGURES ARE FINE. WRITE ME SOMETHING. POETRY. A LIMERICK. ANYTHING. EVEN JUST WORDS OF THANKS OR ENCOURAGEMENT.
JUST GIMME UR ART AND STUFF.
Then I’m gonna put them all together and I’ll put a picture of the finished product on my blog and if you like, I’ll link to your blog and promote you and your art!
I know it’s not much that I have to offer, but yeah. Please please please contribute if you can. And if you don’t want to/can’t contribute a piece, please reblog this so others can see it!
You can either submit your pieces in my submit box here, e-mail them to me at STFUFauxminists@gmail.com, or message me for details on how to send them via snail mail.
Thank you for reading this and hopefully reblogging. Thank you to all who plan to submit. I’ll be taking submissions until the end of November!
*not just women, trans and non-binary inclusivity is also welcome!
wow… fucking WOW
William Filene (Trayvon) https://www.facebook.com/wfilene
Greg Cimeno (Zimmerman) https://www.facebook.com/greg.cimeno
Kt Cimeno (she is wearing a ostume called “Robbin da Hood”) https://www.facebook.com/KT.Marie0612
Timothy Street https://www.facebook.com/timothyjstreet
Jed Olbertson https://www.facebook.com/jed.olbertson
John Michael https://www.facebook.com/john.micheal.125
JD Hendrickson III https://www.facebook.com/jd.christian1
Gregory Williams https://www.facebook.com/gregory.williams.3532
Damon Keister https://www.facebook.com/damon.keister
Kaylee Jayne https://www.facebook.com/kaylee.jayne.965
Jeff Sever https://www.facebook.com/jsever1
This is so fucking mindboggling to me I’ve been sitting here with my mouth open for the last 5 minutes.
This is incomprehensible.
WELCOME TO POST RACIAL AMERICA EVERYONE!
As the marketing machine for the Ender’s Game movie ramps up (like you, I saw several commercials during some of my favorite shows this week), LGBT advocates such as the group Geeks Out are urging you to Skip Ender’s Game because it the invention of a bigoted anti-LGBT advocate and racist who has used the money he made off the story to spread hate and intolerance.
Reblog. Spread the word.
they’re even organizing awesome parties to go to instead!
I’m not saying you guys shouldn’t see this movie but seriously please don’t see this movie.
If you wanna see the movie THAT BADLY (I’ll admit even without the writer being a horrible human being I have little to no interest in seeing it) just torrent or download it. Seriously, don’t give this guy any more money to further spread his bigoted influence
what those guys said
When I heard Orson Scott Card (the author of Ender’s Game) was a homophobe, for some reason I thought he’d been dead for a few decades and I was like, “OK, that’s terrible, but it’s not like the movie money will actively go to anti-LGBT groups, since he’s dead.”
I WAS WRONG. He’s still alive, and he still serves on the board on the National Organization for Marriage. DO NOT PAY TO SEE THIS MOVIE.
Interesting. Yay downloads!
WARNING ABOUT A REALLY NASTY NEW VIRUS.
Meet CryptoLocker. It’s your worst nightmare. A lot of antivirus software, including the big names, cannot yet detect or stop it. If your computer gets it, CryptoLocker takes all your files hostage by encrypting them and giving you a certain amount of time to send a certain amount of money to the man behind the virus.
The encryption is very tidy, and so far seems uncrackable (well, crackable, but it might take a couple centuries). If you tamper with the virus itself, it will pretty much self-destruct and take everything with it. And the way the money is transferred, the dick programmer behind it all for the moment is pretty much uncatchable.
YOU CANNOT GET RID OF THIS VIRUS WITHOUT COMPLETELY WIPING YOUR COMPUTER. YOUR ONLY CHANCE IS PREVENTION AND PREPARATION.
Back up your computer to something like an external hard-drive, or even an internal hard-drive that you just take out and stuff away somewhere for safe keeping. Make sure your antivirus is up to date, avoid skeevy sites, and don’t open random emails. DO NOT download email attachments unless you know exactly what it is, because that seems to be how this is primarily being transmitted.
You can learn more about it here.
We’ve actually run into this at work. It’s extremely aggressive and a major fucking pain to get rid of. One of our guys got infected with it and even paid the company whatever fee they charge to decrypt the files, and due to “an error processing the first payment”, ended up double-charging him (no refunds, of course) and is virtually untrackable.
Literally fuck this guy with a cactus. Like, if you see him, offer to introduce him to your little cactus friend in a quite personal and intimate manner. This shit is FUCKING INEXCUSABLE.
Also, bulk up on your virus protection, limit your porn and illegal cartoon-watching and torrents to safe sites, DO NOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS UNLESS YOU’RE EXPECTING THEM, and just be careful in general, cause this one is one of the nastiest viruses around.
I wouldn’t reblog a virus alert unless I was dead serious about how bad it is.
Well shit, be careful guys
BRB, backing up everything.
SIGNAL BOOST NEEDED!
This week, we need A BIG PUSH, y’all. On Tuesday, October 29, there will be a status hearing and we’ll learn if the state will drop the case or move forward with a new trial. Meanwhile, Marissa Alexander is still in prison, despite the fact that the guilty verdict was reversed and thrown out. The question of whether Marissa will be released on bail will also hopefully be decided soon.
In order for our messages to Angela Corey to have an impact, please get letters in the U.S. mail by Saturday, October 26. Calls, e-mails and faxes can continue until October 28th. Please direct your friends to the information, sample letter, and contact information at http://freemarissanow.tumblr.com/dropthecase. Let’s keep the pressure on!
Meanwhile, please send highlights and photos from your work to the Free Marissa Now facebook page or e-mail them to us at email@example.com. It inspires and motivates us all to keep on pushin’ when we see the incredible work that everyone is doing.
WE CAN DO THIS! Let’s get those letters out there! And thank you for everything you’ve already done!
Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign
Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years after firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive ex. Her case was denied a stand-your-ground defense, in the same state and before the same prosecutor who allowed George Zimmerman to walk in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Marissa Alexander didn’t kill anybody. Giving her a second trial is a waste of time and money. The charges should be dropped!
There is just about a week left to get your message to State Attorney Angela Corey. Don’t sleep on this one.
Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”
Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.
PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.
Are you fucking kidding me SIGNAL BOOST THIS MOTHERFUCKER
“Jews, brown people, and gays are born that way. It’s ok to hate trannies because they choose trannyism. Just like Muslims.”
There are now four dating websites that have Predator Alert Tools:
- Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid
- Predator Alert Tool for FetLife
- Predator Alert Tool for Facebook
- Predator Alert Tool for Lulu
These tools are inspired by the academic works of David Lisak and Paul Miller, “Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,” 2002, and the academic works of Stephanie K. McWhorter, “Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel,” 2009. See “Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?" for details.