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This Phone App Helps Transgender Users Change The Pitch And Tone Of Their Voices

glsen:

buzzfeedlgbt reports on this amazing app:

The app’s website states it will take at least 6 to 12 months to effectively alter one’s voice. This video clip features an example “before and after” segment, having a user sample her “original” and “altered” voice:

As one user of the app put it: “Voice can be a real liability. There are definitely large parts of this country, even this state, where it’s dangerous to be trans. It can be a matter of life or death.”

At just $4.99, this app is a far more affordable option for users than visiting a vocal coach or speech pathologist. What a great resource!

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thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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odinsblog:

1. PSA: Please don’t try the BS “I have a Black friend” excuse on me again

2. Related: Why so many White people fail to understand Ferguson

3. Personal: Getting real tired of all the calm, analytic “what about this” discussions I hear every single time UNARMED Black people are murdered by the police


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macabrekawaii:

coveredinsnow-:

please consider: rihanna as crowley and lupita as aziraphale 

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this brought to you by the committee for the healthy perpetuation of good omens fancasts that don’t involve a) benedict cumberbatch and martin freeman, b) benedict cumberbatch and matt smith, c) martin freeman and matt smith, or d) all the above + arthur darvill 

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas

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Anonymous: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

cygnusnokodomo:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

Yay linguistics!


loophemmings:

if i ever become famous i’m so fucked i’ve been in too many fandoms on too many different websites for far too long there’s no erasing all the evidence 

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ambitiousgurl1:

College is viewed as a necessity, yet priced as a luxury.

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magicalgirlconfessions:


Nostalgia Critic’s review of Sailor Moon was sexist and unfair. I bet it was just an attempt to get attention from fans. He barely watched the show, yet still reviewed it, even though he wouldn’t review the amazing spider because he barely saw it either.

Submitted by Anon

That video was my return to NC after a few years of kind of forgetting about him, and if felt more like an excuse to shit on a series directed at girls than an actual review. It was lazy and misinformed at best, and sexist and vaguely racist at worst.

magicalgirlconfessions:

Nostalgia Critic’s review of Sailor Moon was sexist and unfair. I bet it was just an attempt to get attention from fans. He barely watched the show, yet still reviewed it, even though he wouldn’t review the amazing spider because he barely saw it either.

Submitted by Anon

That video was my return to NC after a few years of kind of forgetting about him, and if felt more like an excuse to shit on a series directed at girls than an actual review. It was lazy and misinformed at best, and sexist and vaguely racist at worst.

red-moon-rises:

okami + tumblr text posts

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THEME: ROTFERKEL