I won. You lost. Never forget it. (source.)
I won. You lost. Never forget it. (source.)
Me and my sister are making a bet. She says no one likes Frostiron and I say she’s wrong, so if you ship frostiron, like it, or even if you don’t read anything, but like it, please reblog or like this. It would help me a bunch.
A couple of years from now, I will be a teacher. My dad has told me I shouldn’t be out, because I’ll get thrown out of my teaching position by kids’ parents. So, kindly reblog to let me know if you would let your kid be taught by a trans* person. I’m hoping to build some confidence for myself.
can “sending straight guys a picture of something that isn’t boobs pretending it’s boobs” be an unofficial sport or something?
we’ve already seen people do that with a barbie chest, knees in a bra and an upside down cropped version of the guy’s own selfie all managed to pass as girl boobs
selfie olympics are cool but i just feel this has so much potential, please spread the word
Please reblog if you are a girl and have ever been made to feel ashamed of one or more of these things (wanting to prove a point to some asshole):
-your clothing choice
-your amount of make up
-not having sex
-having your period
-not appreciating catcalls
SOPA is back
“The Stop Online Piracy Act is a United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to combat online copyright infringement and online trafficking in counterfeit goods.”
“SOPA’s threat to freedom of expression on the Internet.” “The Internet’s been an important space for communities of color to tell their own stories and advocate for issues they don’t often see in film or on television. SOPA puts that independence in jeopardy. It’ll add yet another barrier to how and what we can communicate.”
“Who’s opposed to SOPA? Basically, every website that you visit regularly. Most notably, Wikipedia, Craigslist, and Reddit, along with thousands of other websites, have chosen to go dark in opposition to the bill and to help educate users about its potential impact. But the list doesn’t stop there: Google, Yahoo, YouTube, and Twitter have also publicly opposed the bill. The White House has also announced that should the bill reach President Obama’s desk, he will veto it.”
"How would it impact me? If you create or consume content on the Internet, under SOPA the government would have the power to pull the plug on your website. If you’re a casual consumer, your favorite websites could be penalized and shut down if they seem to be illegally supporting copyrighted material.”
"This is especially important for human rights groups and advocates in communities of color, who could faced increased censorship if the bill is passed. The language of the bill makes it easy for the US Attorney General to go after websites it simply sees as a threat."
“Fanfiction is copyright infringement, fanart is as well. While the law isn’t very clear on fictional characters and elements, it is clear that fanfiction does not fall under fair use unless it’s parody. Right nowfanfiction writers do not get sued unless they cause financial damage (eg. sell their work). This why, those copyright holders that do not approve fanfiction go to the ISPs. ISPs then pressure the fanfiction writers to remove their work to avoid costly court cases. What SOPA does it give the same power for copyright holders to grill websites themselves and the need for them to point out financial damage is out of the window. SOPA gives the copyright owners the right to BLOCK OUT a site just for ONE illegal link or copyrighted material. For example, if someone posts fanfiction about Darth Vader and the website in question won’t take it away quick enough, they can be sued. This means the websites will have to censor user submitted content. PIPA also gives them a way to block a foreign site from American citizens. The joke is none of this is stopping piracy. Piratebay has said there are numerous ways for them to go around these laws. What is on the line of fire is not the torrent sites with illegal content but services like Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube, FanFiction.net and DeviantArt that give power to their users to submit their own content.” cr. finncook
All fan-pages, fansites, fanmade material will be gone! Basically, we can’t enjoy the internet like we do right now. :( We can’t let that happen.
You can SIGN THIS PETITION to STOP it.
SOPA. AGAIN. How many times do we have to keep putting this down? Come everyone, it’s time to save the internet. AGAIN. This time our fandoms are in danger as well. And virtually all websites where we enjoy sharing creativity such as tumblr, deviantart, and youtube are on the line!
What is SOPA 2014? Learn more here: CLICK
From the article:
The clearest public indicator of Hollywood’s intentions, though, came through at one of the last House Judiciary Committee hearings, a few months ago. It was called “The Role of Voluntary Agreements in the U.S. Intellectual Property System.” Each of the Hollywood representatives who testified at the hearing argued in favor of brokering voluntary agreements, often with the same content as SOPA. The recording industry’s top lobbyist told Congress that “legislative options” are great but that voluntary agreements may even be “much more effective.” More effective, he means, at avoiding the established legal framework and targeting websites without proving a thing in court.
These voluntary agreements are bad, bad news for two reasons.
One is the substance. It’s essentially a “voluntary” SOPA, and SOPA was bad substance. With these voluntary agreements, copyright holders can starve websites of their funding, strip them of their domain names, and remove them from search. The sites at risk include those that enable users to store and share content—if even a fraction of those users might violate copyright. So these agreements can threaten free expression and innovation online for all of us, just to target a few infringers.
The other problem is the process. Users certainly won’t be in the business development meetings where big companies are crafting “voluntary agreements.” We won’t be in the room when copyright holders whisper into the ears of their partners in the payments and advertising fields. Unlike a court of law, there will be no evidence in open court, no established processes, no published decisions, no opportunity to appeal. Our freedom to visit sites and share our thoughts might be drastically curtailed, while we won’t have a seat at the table. These agreements might be “voluntary” for the companies involved, but they’re arranged marriages for the rest of us.
Replacing the current legal framework with shadowy agreements won’t be good for anyone, except the companies who need to keep their intentions in the shadows.
We have until March 19th to get 58,000+ signatures! We can do it! SIGN SIGN SIGN! REBLOG! PASS IT ON! Let everyone know, and educate yourself!
abortion won’t stop because you made it nearly impossible to have clinical support
LGBT people won’t stop loving each other because you banned marriage equality
sex won’t stop because of your abstinence only education programs
LIFE WON’T STOP BECAUSE YOU DEEMED IT IMMORAL IT WILL JUST BECOME MORE RISKY
"If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve."-Jellos Biafra