I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo
A conversation with Philip Roth.
Though my seven years of doing what I do have nothing on Roth’s nearly seventy, I too intuited the same tyranny of traducers’ attempts at “social control” when I reflected on the learnings of the past seven years:
When people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. You are the only custodian of your own integrity, and the assumptions made by those that misunderstand who you are and what you stand for reveal a great deal about them and absolutely nothing about you.
|reaction to feminine trans women:||wow trying too hard much??|
|reaction to feminine trans men:||lmao youre not even trans|
|reaction to androgynous, genderqueer, and nonbinary people in feminine attire:||what a fucking joke|
|reaction to a cis male in feminine attire:||WOW HE'S SO BRAVE BREAKING THE GENDER BINARY!! WOW SO HOT OMFG!!!!!!|
"bisexual women are not more accepted than gay men and lesbians, they’re more sexualized. and that is a huge difference.”
~Stevie Boebi (aka SassiBoB) from the YouTube video “Bisexuals are GREEDY WHORES”: Lesbians hate on and discriminate against Bisexual Women. Cut it out.
Anonymous asked: Hey. I have three fairly young rats, they're still quite small which means that when I let them out they get under my bed and behind things. And I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to make some sort of play pen for them? Preferably without spending tons of money..
I haven’t had any experience with needing to make a play pen so I’m going to ask if anyone has any ideas? Please reblog with suggestions :)
Hosting playtime in a closed bathroom (being sure to put away anything that could be harmful to them before you allow them into the space) is a great way to control what they get into and where they can explore. The smaller the bathroom (like a half-bath) the more control you have. This gives you the fun opportunity to join play rather than stress out and go chasing rats into tight spaces. You can offer toys, snacks, and yourself as a playgym to keep the little ones engaged in a closed off space without having to worry too much about them disappearing under some furniture.
It’s also possible to use/build makeshuft barricades blocking your ratties’ access to those areas you don’t want them exploring. You can use cardboard, boxes, books, baby gates, wood, or even plates; do keep in mind though that rats love to chew and they probably won’t hesitate to chomp on whatever barricades you put up.
If the entry point to the off-limits space is small enough, you might consider just rolling up a blanket or towel to block it with. The same rule goes for this however; your rats may very well nibble at the fabric so keep this in mind when using barricades.
Another option would be to host play time on top of a piece of furniture such as a couch or bed. Just be sure to keep a close eye on everyone and try your best to predict and prevent any possible escape routes.
If you have some extra cash you can buy play pens at petsmart or the like. Kiddie swimming pools can be goone when filled with bedding and toys and supervised as well.