Ugh, Tumblr, are you done with this dumb banning gay shit yet?

Remember when AOL banned the word “breast” until women with breast cancer complained? I put you in that camp.

Last tumblr entry until this gets solved in a reasonable way.

Tumblr’s insistence on making porn less searchable - as well as its homophobic decision to remove the word “gay” from working searches - means I can’t keep using it.  I really don’t care if it puts their app in jeopardy with apple, they could, if they wanted to, find a better solution than censorship.  You have a company full of bright, thoughtful people, and their response to threats from apple is “ban the word gay from mobile searches!” they’re really not trying that hard.

These are not Apple issues - Apple’s project is much broader and it’s engagement with censorship is one embedded in a broader social current of sex-negativity.  Tumblr’s decisions are their own.  They could have worked, as many apps do, toward better and smarter solutions to deal with Apple compliance.

Once tumblr finds a reasonable solution that isn’t based on censorship or homphobia, I’ll be back.  Later.

More info HERE.

Creation

. . . it says:
I remember everything simultaneously:
Like the distant beam of a distant lighthouse,
I carry the universe before me
Like an easy burden on an outstretched palm,
And in the depths, mysteriously growing, is the seed
Of what is to come . . .

"Creation" by Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966), poet.

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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) - writer and poet.

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A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) - essayist, philosopher, writer.

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spring breaaaaak

spring breaaaaak

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…your conceptions of what myths are and what practical functions they served for Native Americans is probably wrong - especially if you have read or seen on television popular descriptions of ‘primitive myths’ by ‘experts’ like Mircea Eliade or Joseph Campbell, or some more recent and less famous pundits peddling misinformation through terms like ‘universal symbol’ or ‘archetype.’

Karl Kroeber (1926 - 2009), literary and Native American studies scholar.  From the intro to the excellent work (edited by him) Native American Storytelling.  Kroeber is also the brother of writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

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Where the pink triangle comes from, if you didn’t know.

commiepinkofag:

Pink Triangle
Gross-Rosen concentration camp prisoner arm band

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Scientist takes off clothes to go swimming with belugas. In the wild they will not interact with people wearing clothes.

Scientist takes off clothes to go swimming with belugas. In the wild they will not interact with people wearing clothes.

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It might be true that the sun rises regularly because he never gets tired of rising. His routine might be due, not to a lifelessness, but to a rush of life.

GK Chesterton

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No./Yes.

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I don’t know why the water is so dirty, but whatever and wow

I don’t know why the water is so dirty, but whatever and wow

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we need to see more of this at gyms

we need to see more of this at gyms

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