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clover11-10: breezeinmonochromenight: star-linedsoul: razzleberryjam: ironwoman359: chaos-in-the-making: smugkoalas: allthefandomss: that-catholic-shinobi: gahdamnpunk: American Girl stories were the best tbh Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle. A slave doll. Please. Read the books. Don’t forget Kirsten, the Swedish immigrant who had to deal with balancing her own culture and learning the english language and customs of her classmates, or Kaya (full name Kaya'aton'my, or She Who Arranges Rocks) , the brave but careless girl from the Nez Perce tribe, or Josefina, the Mexican girl learning to be a healer. And then there are the later dolls, that kids younger than me would have grown up with (I was just outgrowing American Girl as these came out), like Rebecca, the Jewish girl who dreams of becoming an actress in the budding film industry, or  Julie, who fights against her school’s gender policy surrounding sports in the 70s, or  Nanea, the Hawaiian girl whose father worked at Pearl Harbor. These books, these characters, are fantastic pictures into life for girls in America throughout the years, they pull no punches with the horrors that these girls had to face in their different time periods, and in many cases I learned more history from these series than social studies at school. And that’s without even mentioning the “girl of the year” series where characters are created in the modern world to help girls deal with issues like friend problems, moving, or bullying. We do NOT disrespect American Girl in this house. American Girl is probably going to be the only exposure young girls are going to get to history from a female perspective. This is actually kind of important considering that in history classes we dont really get that exposure. We dont hear about what women felt and endured during these time periods cause schools are too busy teaching us about what happened from the male perspective, which is not unimportant, but we need both. Girls need both. These books were such a crucial part of my childhood and shaped my love of history, which still ensures today. These books can be a young girl’s first lessons in diversity and cultural awareness (hopefully burying that insensitive “we’re all Americans” tripe) and looking at history from more perspectives than just that taught in school. They also are an example of how women have ALWAYS been part of history, which some people would rather us not believe. I think Kit and Kaya were the newest American Girls when I started “aging out” of the books, but hearing about some of these kinda makes me want to revisit them! I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you know what? Nah. OP (of the tweet thread) was either a actively trying to start shit or is just a huge fucking moron. Probably both. I’d like to point out that the company that makes American Girl dolls actually doesn’t skimp when doing their research and they don’t make the dolls with the intent to be offensive in any way: I loved American Girl growing up they’re great role models and history lessons so yeah let’s not cancel this for ignorant reasons : clover11-10: breezeinmonochromenight: star-linedsoul: razzleberryjam: ironwoman359: chaos-in-the-making: smugkoalas: allthefandomss: that-catholic-shinobi: gahdamnpunk: American Girl stories were the best tbh Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle. A slave doll. Please. Read the books. Don’t forget Kirsten, the Swedish immigrant who had to deal with balancing her own culture and learning the english language and customs of her classmates, or Kaya (full name Kaya'aton'my, or She Who Arranges Rocks) , the brave but careless girl from the Nez Perce tribe, or Josefina, the Mexican girl learning to be a healer. And then there are the later dolls, that kids younger than me would have grown up with (I was just outgrowing American Girl as these came out), like Rebecca, the Jewish girl who dreams of becoming an actress in the budding film industry, or  Julie, who fights against her school’s gender policy surrounding sports in the 70s, or  Nanea, the Hawaiian girl whose father worked at Pearl Harbor. These books, these characters, are fantastic pictures into life for girls in America throughout the years, they pull no punches with the horrors that these girls had to face in their different time periods, and in many cases I learned more history from these series than social studies at school. And that’s without even mentioning the “girl of the year” series where characters are created in the modern world to help girls deal with issues like friend problems, moving, or bullying. We do NOT disrespect American Girl in this house. American Girl is probably going to be the only exposure young girls are going to get to history from a female perspective. This is actually kind of important considering that in history classes we dont really get that exposure. We dont hear about what women felt and endured during these time periods cause schools are too busy teaching us about what happened from the male perspective, which is not unimportant, but we need both. Girls need both. These books were such a crucial part of my childhood and shaped my love of history, which still ensures today. These books can be a young girl’s first lessons in diversity and cultural awareness (hopefully burying that insensitive “we’re all Americans” tripe) and looking at history from more perspectives than just that taught in school. They also are an example of how women have ALWAYS been part of history, which some people would rather us not believe. I think Kit and Kaya were the newest American Girls when I started “aging out” of the books, but hearing about some of these kinda makes me want to revisit them! I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you know what? Nah. OP (of the tweet thread) was either a actively trying to start shit or is just a huge fucking moron. Probably both. I’d like to point out that the company that makes American Girl dolls actually doesn’t skimp when doing their research and they don’t make the dolls with the intent to be offensive in any way: I loved American Girl growing up they’re great role models and history lessons so yeah let’s not cancel this for ignorant reasons
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ayalaatreides: chaos-in-the-making: smugkoalas: allthefandomss: that-catholic-shinobi: gahdamnpunk: American Girl stories were the best tbh Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle. A slave doll. Please. Read the books. Clowns on social media: “This thing looks kinda potentially maybe bad from just a few superficial details, so I have decided that this thing is evil. If you like it, you are evil too.” : NotLaja Follow @NotLaja Sometimes I think about how American Girl TM really advertised and sold a slave doll in the 90s Americal Ci 867 MaT ddy 12:39 PM - 29 Aug 2019 423 Retweets 953 Likes l American Ci 1861 Addy Chakra Kahn Follow @ChaniThaHippie Ummm...a slave doll who escaped to freedom with her family, learned how to read, her brother fought in the war, and had an entire collection of books with historically based content to teach all girls about the many ways you can be an American Girl but okay NotLaja @NotLaja Sometimes I think about how American GirlTM really advertised and sold a slave doll in the 90s Show this thread 1:05 PM 29 Aug 2019 5,468 Retweets 18,154 Likes ayalaatreides: chaos-in-the-making: smugkoalas: allthefandomss: that-catholic-shinobi: gahdamnpunk: American Girl stories were the best tbh Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle. A slave doll. Please. Read the books. Clowns on social media: “This thing looks kinda potentially maybe bad from just a few superficial details, so I have decided that this thing is evil. If you like it, you are evil too.”
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andrewtheamericandude: Some of these are stupid jokes that even I don’t get : Godzilla Tag Yourself That Ain't Falco Didn't forget what you did -Best in track -Is there Grumpy Cat Butterfly I say your justice qoes too far! -Sometimes smol Good dad r you but Badderfly justice doesn't go you mock in -drives environmentally -Good Babysitter -Is on your side Einstein -Wants everyone to be friends middle school too far enough! friendly car Can count how many -Wasn't invited -Screams moth friend wants to be helpful are about fensive on one hand. -Kinda Selish -Needs to slow down Boba Fett Didn't do much Kanga-Rex Palpatine Kamacurry -Mob mentality -Always blends in -Tries st kicks uly Talks big game Itsy Bitsy -loved by all -Great at extreme sports Doeshtgive a hood Moral Support -Awesome -Kinda overrated -Only one who sees the big picture -Stunt double ary aks big Cam Might not even be real Has the laugh that gets everyone going -Secretly a toad pams twitch chat school -Makes a egg casserole Literal grime Savage even when not trying -Used to be a big deal -Don't disturb -Got big plans SPAAACE Monty Mole r but doesn't rare Is just here to raise the roof. Mecha Ghidio u but smarter -Sophisticated horoscope reader -Probably had too much coffee-Just wants to rule the world -Back by unpopular demand Little Shop of Horrors -Who are you? I'm you but less privileged -Has taken up a new leaf handlla s but thinks he could -Knows there isn't a spoon. All according to plan -Won't leave his couch fort a trench coat a pokemon Sill is hut can't kiss Is probably only good because it benefits him -ls in a bad mood and fixing to take it out on you -ls so done all the timeA Frieza Switches to vour main after beating you in smash bros -Looks up to Jason Voorhees s hetter than Knows it Lovebirds -Brings a tactical warhead on first date -cocky teens Lil Green -Awkward phase Diggersby -smoler -picks on things more e True Armadillo Facts Red Lobster Mis Ghidio the downtrodder -Good with electronics Hates spicy foods -Good guard dog -Came to attack people and is having a good time l -pure -Didn't ask for this small than him -Didn't deserve any of this -Except for that one time -Surprisingly Reliable T peo -Notorious party crasher -Easy Target ple's hero -Won't die -has regrets -Came for f T -esteem F-Type Master Splinter Titanic Tuna Is with the wrong crowd nut learned ett tt in Megatron - Has no clue what you? I'm vou Robot Chicken of JUSTICE but shinier he's doing ececut bimself in -Lonely piggyback rides -Communicates -Doesn't know why he's here but is happy to help is head -Goodenforcer Hator mat woodshop Edgemeister anybody's way mbs ups Has the best pokerface-Will conquer the worldSneaks by auoting fortune cookies List of skills include bi best breaking things sily influenced Has 50 different Will wreck you in karaoke -Is there for you -Never not smiling -Good cop in to ways to kill you -big bro friend his tunes Fullmetal Kirby Flygon Grouchy Kitty -Who are you? not you, Who are you? I'm you but aping-Who are you? I'm a bug Who are you? The terminator have promising future Still voung at heart" -I don't have that. I need it.-Listens to Three Days Grace on full blast Still does? The queen imlot of crap for Insecure -Intentionally has dog poop your lawn Came to ruin everything Now brute forces everything -It's mine now eating habits -Identity crisis -Most expressive -ls a black belt Mayhe redeemable -Just wants to go on a family picnic .Drinks tears -killed a man plays a golden fiddle -beloved scum andrewtheamericandude: Some of these are stupid jokes that even I don’t get 

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wikipediafacetat: tsugumihalberd: iwilleatyourenglish: sassdowflame: yassmines: aziz4m: fuckwhoyoucamewith: You’re doing amazing sweetie yasssss queeenn kill them baby! I think she just made herself my new best friend these comments are so fucking inappropriate and honestly trivialize a tragic situation. this girl was sold by her parents into what is sexual slavery dressed up as a marriage, so she tried to kill her husband to escape his abuse, but accidentally poisoned 27 people instead. 17 people died, with at least one victim being a child. Bibi has openly expressed deep regret over having accidentally killed innocent people. she was sold by her parents, the very people meant to protect her, and made into a sex slave. in her desperation, she made a mistake that cost innocent people their lives. she was then arrested by a legal system that could have prevented all of this by protecting women from sexual slavery in the first place, but won’t.  she will likely be abused in prison and sentenced to death. she’s not “queen” or your “new best friend.” she’s a young woman who has been subjected to horrors and, in an effort to fight back, accidentally committed one, a fact that is likely destroying her. She got 15 life sentences this is an unbelievably horrific event that has undoubtedly destroyed the lives of many and we all got too much brain rot to say anything but “you’re doing amazing sweetie” : 4hggebg. F. Jeffery Natsecjeff Pakistani girl poisons 18 people to death for forcing her to marry someone. She's remorseless, says it's her right to resist forced marriage Översätt från engelska 19:25-31 okt. 17 2 365 Retweets 4 244 Gillamarkeringar wikipediafacetat: tsugumihalberd: iwilleatyourenglish: sassdowflame: yassmines: aziz4m: fuckwhoyoucamewith: You’re doing amazing sweetie yasssss queeenn kill them baby! I think she just made herself my new best friend these comments are so fucking inappropriate and honestly trivialize a tragic situation. this girl was sold by her parents into what is sexual slavery dressed up as a marriage, so she tried to kill her husband to escape his abuse, but accidentally poisoned 27 people instead. 17 people died, with at least one victim being a child. Bibi has openly expressed deep regret over having accidentally killed innocent people. she was sold by her parents, the very people meant to protect her, and made into a sex slave. in her desperation, she made a mistake that cost innocent people their lives. she was then arrested by a legal system that could have prevented all of this by protecting women from sexual slavery in the first place, but won’t.  she will likely be abused in prison and sentenced to death. she’s not “queen” or your “new best friend.” she’s a young woman who has been subjected to horrors and, in an effort to fight back, accidentally committed one, a fact that is likely destroying her. She got 15 life sentences this is an unbelievably horrific event that has undoubtedly destroyed the lives of many and we all got too much brain rot to say anything but “you’re doing amazing sweetie”
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centerist-druid-of-vermont: wikipediafacetat: tsugumihalberd: iwilleatyourenglish: sassdowflame: yassmines: aziz4m: fuckwhoyoucamewith: You’re doing amazing sweetie yasssss queeenn kill them baby! I think she just made herself my new best friend these comments are so fucking inappropriate and honestly trivialize a tragic situation. this girl was sold by her parents into what is sexual slavery dressed up as a marriage, so she tried to kill her husband to escape his abuse, but accidentally poisoned 27 people instead. 17 people died, with at least one victim being a child. Bibi has openly expressed deep regret over having accidentally killed innocent people. she was sold by her parents, the very people meant to protect her, and made into a sex slave. in her desperation, she made a mistake that cost innocent people their lives. she was then arrested by a legal system that could have prevented all of this by protecting women from sexual slavery in the first place, but won’t.  she will likely be abused in prison and sentenced to death. she’s not “queen” or your “new best friend.” she’s a young woman who has been subjected to horrors and, in an effort to fight back, accidentally committed one, a fact that is likely destroying her. She got 15 life sentences this is an unbelievably horrific event that has undoubtedly destroyed the lives of many and we all got too much brain rot to say anything but “you’re doing amazing sweetie” Props to her for trying to fight back, but it’s horrible that people who weren’t guilty of anything had to suffer for the actions of the man who did. I hope those who didn’t die recover and her parents get the slow, painful death they deserve. On top of that I hope she is somehow granted some clemency. It’s an awful situation to be sure.: 4hggebg. F. Jeffery Natsecjeff Pakistani girl poisons 18 people to death for forcing her to marry someone. She's remorseless, says it's her right to resist forced marriage Översätt från engelska 19:25-31 okt. 17 2 365 Retweets 4 244 Gillamarkeringar centerist-druid-of-vermont: wikipediafacetat: tsugumihalberd: iwilleatyourenglish: sassdowflame: yassmines: aziz4m: fuckwhoyoucamewith: You’re doing amazing sweetie yasssss queeenn kill them baby! I think she just made herself my new best friend these comments are so fucking inappropriate and honestly trivialize a tragic situation. this girl was sold by her parents into what is sexual slavery dressed up as a marriage, so she tried to kill her husband to escape his abuse, but accidentally poisoned 27 people instead. 17 people died, with at least one victim being a child. Bibi has openly expressed deep regret over having accidentally killed innocent people. she was sold by her parents, the very people meant to protect her, and made into a sex slave. in her desperation, she made a mistake that cost innocent people their lives. she was then arrested by a legal system that could have prevented all of this by protecting women from sexual slavery in the first place, but won’t.  she will likely be abused in prison and sentenced to death. she’s not “queen” or your “new best friend.” she’s a young woman who has been subjected to horrors and, in an effort to fight back, accidentally committed one, a fact that is likely destroying her. She got 15 life sentences this is an unbelievably horrific event that has undoubtedly destroyed the lives of many and we all got too much brain rot to say anything but “you’re doing amazing sweetie” Props to her for trying to fight back, but it’s horrible that people who weren’t guilty of anything had to suffer for the actions of the man who did. I hope those who didn’t die recover and her parents get the slow, painful death they deserve. On top of that I hope she is somehow granted some clemency. It’s an awful situation to be sure.
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ediejay: luanna801: gahdamnpunk: I’m just now finding out Anne Frank was bi??? OMG Yeah okay, those edits were made by her dad, a cishet person - and also her dad, a Holocaust survivor, who would have been brutally aware that when the diary was first published in freakin’ 1947, had he included anything which people could use to demonize his daughter or tar her as some kind of “pervert”, it would prevent the message he was trying to send about the horrors of the Holocaust and the heroism of his daughter from being properly understood and accepted the way he hoped. That isn’t fair. It isn’t just. But it is reality. If Otto Frank had let this be included in the published version, there’s a large chance the homophobic backlash would have prevented the book from reaching the audience it did and spreading the message it needed to. It was NINETEEN. FORTY. SEVEN. The Holocaust had ended TWO YEARS AGO. The acceptance of LGBT identities was basically nonexistent. Otto Frank made a decision based on the time and place he was living in, about what the world at that time was and wasn’t ready to accept.  Let me say this as bluntly as I can - I am a bisexual Jewish girl and I would have made the same decision Otto Frank did. Making sure Anne Frank was unambiguously seen as sympathic and heroic was more important. Making sure people weren’t sidetracked from the main issue of the Holocaust was more important. He shouldn’t have had to make that decision, without doubt. Anne Frank’s sexuality (however she would have identified in modern terms) shouldn’t be considered relevant to her status as a hero or a sympathetic victim. But in 1947, it undoubtedly would have been. Otto Frank survived Auschwitz and lost his entire family (a wife and two teenage daughters) to the horrors of the Holocaust. He hoped that publishing his daughter’s diary would spread awareness and sympathy for the victims of the Holocaust. If he had to make sacrifices to do that - well frankly, so fucking be it. I don’t know who alive today has the right to judge him.  Thank you for that addition. We cannot blanket demonize people while ignoring context. : mango Follow @problemabbic anne frank was gay?? omg?? THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRI 142 I already had these kinds of feelings subconsciously before I came here, because I remember that once when I slept with girl friend I had a strong desire to kiss her, and that I did so. I could not help being terribly inquisitive about her, for had always kept it hidden from me. I asked her whether, as a proof of our friendship, refused. I go into ecstasies every time I see the naked figure of a woman, such as Venus, for example. It strikes me as s0 wonderful and exquisite that I have difficulty in stopping the tears rolling down my cheeks rou a see ho ma ger we should feel one another, but she an tel th to If only I had a girl friend! S Yours, Anne. 12:13 PM - 4 Jun 2019 3,487 Retweets 16,120 Likes 律「黙れターフ」 Follow @andreareventon Cishet folks have spent an eternity erasing queer people's stories. Anne Frank's diary was edited to remove things like this in all the original copywritten versions. mango @problemabbic anne frank was gay?? omg?? od t M4I INPS 11 in d odid e: tsk Show this thread 2:36 PM 4 Jun 2019 8,314 Retweets 20,886 Likes 律「黙れターフ」 Follow @andreareventon Every trans person is rewritten as a cis person who was either confused or "bravely challenging gender". Anyone who liked the same gender romantically or sexually are reduced to having had close bonds with those of the same gender. 2:37 PM - 4 Jun 2019 267 Retweets 1,772 Likes kat 律「黙れターフ」 Follow @andreareventon And in case you were wondering why they'd leave this out of her diary when it only adds to the danger she faced from the Nazis. Many of the countries of the "allied forces" still considered it a sinful crime to be gay at the time. It would be considered a flaw. 2:53 PM - 4 Jun 2019 172 Retweets 1,377 Likes 律「黙れターフ」 Follow @andreareventon Reminder that Anne Frank's attraction to boys was *not* removed, only her attraction to girls. Also, to answer the mentions I've gotten. Yes, I'm aware the edits were made by her dad. That doesn't make them not be edits made by cishet people. 6m In my experience in the US, the diary is generally assigned in 4th or 5th grade. Not sure why reading about another adolescent child's sexual feelings and gynecological health are appropriate at this stage. 3:30 AM -5 Jun 2019 206 Retweets 1,216 Likes ediejay: luanna801: gahdamnpunk: I’m just now finding out Anne Frank was bi??? OMG Yeah okay, those edits were made by her dad, a cishet person - and also her dad, a Holocaust survivor, who would have been brutally aware that when the diary was first published in freakin’ 1947, had he included anything which people could use to demonize his daughter or tar her as some kind of “pervert”, it would prevent the message he was trying to send about the horrors of the Holocaust and the heroism of his daughter from being properly understood and accepted the way he hoped. That isn’t fair. It isn’t just. But it is reality. If Otto Frank had let this be included in the published version, there’s a large chance the homophobic backlash would have prevented the book from reaching the audience it did and spreading the message it needed to. It was NINETEEN. FORTY. SEVEN. The Holocaust had ended TWO YEARS AGO. The acceptance of LGBT identities was basically nonexistent. Otto Frank made a decision based on the time and place he was living in, about what the world at that time was and wasn’t ready to accept.  Let me say this as bluntly as I can - I am a bisexual Jewish girl and I would have made the same decision Otto Frank did. Making sure Anne Frank was unambiguously seen as sympathic and heroic was more important. Making sure people weren’t sidetracked from the main issue of the Holocaust was more important. He shouldn’t have had to make that decision, without doubt. Anne Frank’s sexuality (however she would have identified in modern terms) shouldn’t be considered relevant to her status as a hero or a sympathetic victim. But in 1947, it undoubtedly would have been. Otto Frank survived Auschwitz and lost his entire family (a wife and two teenage daughters) to the horrors of the Holocaust. He hoped that publishing his daughter’s diary would spread awareness and sympathy for the victims of the Holocaust. If he had to make sacrifices to do that - well frankly, so fucking be it. I don’t know who alive today has the right to judge him.  Thank you for that addition. We cannot blanket demonize people while ignoring context.
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polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. I don’t care how many times I repost this. People need to know when to keep it to themselves. Also, when they’re being racist or hypocritical. It is disgusting that people would act this way. They should be ashamed.: AFTER 72H OF TERROR I'm gonna go on Tumblr to try to cheer myself up "Um, they deserved it. They were RACISTS!!!" Haha but they are white people right?" excuse-me.? get out "I lived in france before and yes they were very RACIST!!1! I bet you were probably 4 LOL WHITE TRASH" ^now THIS is racism undocumented social justice bs "Let me tell you why #Jesvischarlie sucks" how about bye IGNORANT RANT] artist you love I... charliehebdo wasrausr "I hea rd " friend from abroad white pepe DEARTUNBLR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR IGNORANCE. I don't even KNOW what I өхрected. -Maeril polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. I don’t care how many times I repost this. People need to know when to keep it to themselves. Also, when they’re being racist or hypocritical. It is disgusting that people would act this way. They should be ashamed.
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polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. Everyone needs to read this and see how wrong they were.: AFTER 72H OF TERROR I'm gonna go on Tumblr to try to cheer myself up "Um, they deserved it. They were RACISTS!!!" Haha but they are white people right?" excuse-me.? get out "I lived in france before and yes they were very RACIST!!1! I bet you were probably 4 LOL WHITE TRASH" ^now THIS is racism undocumented social justice bs "Let me tell you why #Jesvischarlie sucks" how about bye IGNORANT RANT] artist you love I... charliehebdo wasrausr "I hea rd " friend from abroad white pepe DEARTUNBLR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR IGNORANCE. I don't even KNOW what I өхрected. -Maeril polyglotplatypus: maeril: I. AM. SO ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. AND SAD. AND DISGUSTED. My country has been under attack. This moment we lived and are living is, sadly, historical. Our flags are at half mast, parisians (who normally don’t talk to each other in the streets ever) exchange a lot, we support each other, we’re sad together, we befriend strangers in our pain because we lost so much in these last 72 hours. Literally 90% of people who can go to Sunday’s march, WILL go. And if all 90% do not go it will be because of FEAR. And this, is alarming.BUT THEN THERE’S TUMBLR.You, who dare to talk about a journal you never heard of before. Calling it everything you think it is. Not understanding its covers (For instance, the black man getting assfucked that leads some bloggers to scream “IT’S RACIST!!1” is a goddamn antisemitic, racist fucker HIMSELF. Didn’t know? Then WHY THE FUCK did you even say that.), blaming victims of a horrible, barbaric attack. You, who try to justify your disgusting speech with tumblr-based vocabulary, trying to appropriate something that is OURS, and ours only. You think it’s edgy to blame Charlie Hebdo? Please find something else to use as a new trend, you’re being disrespectful and ignorant. You, who try to bring down the support movement with absolutely DUMB-AWARD WINNING comments such as “In [insert a region of the world] people are dying, this isn’t as important”. You fucking twat, you think PAIN AND HORROR ARE A COMPETITION? You don’t feel concerned? FINE. Then shut up, go be concerned about your “more important issues”. We care too, but right now we’re fucking mourning. Respect that. Also, I bet some people will react like “Hey actually I’m from France and Charlie Hebdo is racist”. Of course that will happen, France isn’t immune to bigotry. Oh, and if you’re tempted to say “they deserved it”, our police has a website where I’ll report your ass right away. Charges can go up to a 7 years prison sentence, so think before posting your pro-terrorism bullcrap.Not much people know that about me, but I was considering the idea of becoming a press cartoonist. I loved these people so much. Because through their satires, they never prefered ANYONE. They had only one category of people they drew about: DUMB PEOPLE. That’s it. “Les Cons” as we say in France. As Charb said. Charb… Nice, I’m crying again.Anyway, now I’m sure. I’ll become a lot of things, including being a press cartoonist. You guys don’t have as much insults as we do (or maybe it’s a cliché and I simply do not know them) so I had to invent some. Sorry, I’m not very creative tonight.And I do not apologize for the swearing. Je suis Charlie, and Charlie is by definition politically incorrect. Full of swearing. And really, really damn FUNNY. Which, again, I am not, because I am still mourning. I know not all Tumblr reacted like this, and I apologize to “intelligent” bloggers who know how hard this is and how we do NOT need any more people who don’t know anything judging what we’re living. But right now… I just can’t. -Maeril, comicker and a very sad/angry parisian. READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, DO IT. I’ve see  all sorts of horrors posted by people I admire and this has to stop. Listen to this artist, she worded my exact thoughts about the situation. Everyone needs to read this and see how wrong they were.
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fatassvegan: nomorepuzzleprofits: Hello, AndrewGarfieldDaily. As an autistic person, I feel the need to help inform the public, especially on this important Autistic Pride Day. Please, please DO NOT SUPPORT AUTISM SPEAKS. Autism Speaks hates autistic people. Autistic people have been treated horribly by this corporation. They have done many, many really shady things that should be brought to public attention, yet they are often seen as the “face” of autism because they are so large. This is a LIE. Autistic people DO NOT want to be represented by Autism Speaks. We do not support Autism Speaks. We do not want Autism Speaks to continually pretend to “help” us while raking in massive corporate profits, that we, disabled people, will never see. So What’s SO Bad About Autism Speaks?  Autism Speaks does not have a single autistic member on their board. Autism Speaks only spends 3% of their budget on “family services”. Much of Autism Speaks’ money goes toward research, and much of that research centers on finding a way to eliminate autism, and thus, autistics (which will likely be done through a prenatal test, in the same way that the Down’s Syndrome test is conducted). Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, etc. about what a burden autistic people are to society. Autism Speaks was responsible for “Autism Every Day”, which featured a member of their board talking about contemplating murder-suicide of her daughter in front of her daughter.  This has now be removed from Autism Speaks’ Youtube channel. Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the Academy Award Winning Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.” This woman’s job offer was rescinded after she asked Autism Speaks for accommodations in caring for her autistic son.  They refused, and she made necessary accommodations for childcare, but they withdrew her offer anyways. Autism Speaks shared the news of Google removing hate speech regarding autistics from Google’s autofill feature, completely erasing any mention of autistic people’s flashblogs having anything to do with the change.  It was only after a member of the autism community (and not a parent, but an autistic person themselves) spoke with a reporter about the flashblog and a statement was released to the media that Google decided to make this change. Autism Speaks highlighted AAC use, while erasing those those who actually use AAC devices to communicate.  The focus was on the caretakers, not on the autistic people themselves. (The attached link has a link to a rebuttal by a nonspeaking autistic person, Amy Sequenzia). Autism Speaks has violated copyright and has profited off an autistic advocate’s writing for three years. Is that not enough? Here, have way more of Autism Speaks dirty laundry that they don’t want you to know about. 1 Autism Speaks to Washington press release 2 Misuse of donations 3 Supporting anti-vaxers 4 I am Autism video 5 Autism Science Foundation started by ex-AS exec 6 Promoting myths 7 John Elder Robison 8 = 2011 interview with Steve Silberman 9 Thoughtless fund-raising 10 Peter Bell 11 Rants 12 Difficult to categorize 13 Counter-productive awareness 14 Bad statistics 15 ΄Stopping Child Abuse “Too Political” for Autism Speaks‘ 16 Liz Feld, new president 17 AutismCares — fraudulent fundraising around Hurricane Katrina 18 WrongPlanet takeover by AutismSpeaks 19 Autism Speaks discussion of Neurodiversity 20 Reports from protests at Autism Speaks Walks 21 Lack of representation by autistic people 22 Multiple issues 23 Social media crisis post 24 Non-negative reporting on Autism Speaks 25 Can’t load 26 Videos 27 Responses to the “I Want to Say” video 28 Simone Greggs — AS refuses to hire an Autism parent when she asked for accommodations 29 Opposing hate and fear based language but not directly calling out Autism Speaks 30 Links to additional posts 31 Unsorted Do not donate to Autism Speaks. Do not support them. Educate yourself on why they are so horrible. I like Emma Stone and I like Andrew Garfield, but they are obviously unaware of the horrors that go on behind closed curtains when it comes to Autism Speaks. Please spread the word and listen to autistic people, not Autism Speaks! I’ve heard many autistic people say that Autism Speaks profits off the lives of the autistic while simultaneously silencing them. Please be a good ally to the neurodivergent and do not support Autism Speaks! : Good morning! * group We Were eating to dnab outside. And and San with guys Cameras thought, let's try this the again. We dlan't need So but these wonder Aul attention, Corganieations do: www.youthmentoring.org www.autismspeaks. org (and dan't forget www. Wwo. org www.gildasclubnyc.org to the stüff that Hera's matters. Have a great day! fatassvegan: nomorepuzzleprofits: Hello, AndrewGarfieldDaily. As an autistic person, I feel the need to help inform the public, especially on this important Autistic Pride Day. Please, please DO NOT SUPPORT AUTISM SPEAKS. Autism Speaks hates autistic people. Autistic people have been treated horribly by this corporation. They have done many, many really shady things that should be brought to public attention, yet they are often seen as the “face” of autism because they are so large. This is a LIE. Autistic people DO NOT want to be represented by Autism Speaks. We do not support Autism Speaks. We do not want Autism Speaks to continually pretend to “help” us while raking in massive corporate profits, that we, disabled people, will never see. So What’s SO Bad About Autism Speaks?  Autism Speaks does not have a single autistic member on their board. Autism Speaks only spends 3% of their budget on “family services”. Much of Autism Speaks’ money goes toward research, and much of that research centers on finding a way to eliminate autism, and thus, autistics (which will likely be done through a prenatal test, in the same way that the Down’s Syndrome test is conducted). Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, etc. about what a burden autistic people are to society. Autism Speaks was responsible for “Autism Every Day”, which featured a member of their board talking about contemplating murder-suicide of her daughter in front of her daughter.  This has now be removed from Autism Speaks’ Youtube channel. Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the Academy Award Winning Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.” This woman’s job offer was rescinded after she asked Autism Speaks for accommodations in caring for her autistic son.  They refused, and she made necessary accommodations for childcare, but they withdrew her offer anyways. Autism Speaks shared the news of Google removing hate speech regarding autistics from Google’s autofill feature, completely erasing any mention of autistic people’s flashblogs having anything to do with the change.  It was only after a member of the autism community (and not a parent, but an autistic person themselves) spoke with a reporter about the flashblog and a statement was released to the media that Google decided to make this change. Autism Speaks highlighted AAC use, while erasing those those who actually use AAC devices to communicate.  The focus was on the caretakers, not on the autistic people themselves. (The attached link has a link to a rebuttal by a nonspeaking autistic person, Amy Sequenzia). Autism Speaks has violated copyright and has profited off an autistic advocate’s writing for three years. Is that not enough? Here, have way more of Autism Speaks dirty laundry that they don’t want you to know about. 1 Autism Speaks to Washington press release 2 Misuse of donations 3 Supporting anti-vaxers 4 I am Autism video 5 Autism Science Foundation started by ex-AS exec 6 Promoting myths 7 John Elder Robison 8 = 2011 interview with Steve Silberman 9 Thoughtless fund-raising 10 Peter Bell 11 Rants 12 Difficult to categorize 13 Counter-productive awareness 14 Bad statistics 15 ΄Stopping Child Abuse “Too Political” for Autism Speaks‘ 16 Liz Feld, new president 17 AutismCares — fraudulent fundraising around Hurricane Katrina 18 WrongPlanet takeover by AutismSpeaks 19 Autism Speaks discussion of Neurodiversity 20 Reports from protests at Autism Speaks Walks 21 Lack of representation by autistic people 22 Multiple issues 23 Social media crisis post 24 Non-negative reporting on Autism Speaks 25 Can’t load 26 Videos 27 Responses to the “I Want to Say” video 28 Simone Greggs — AS refuses to hire an Autism parent when she asked for accommodations 29 Opposing hate and fear based language but not directly calling out Autism Speaks 30 Links to additional posts 31 Unsorted Do not donate to Autism Speaks. Do not support them. Educate yourself on why they are so horrible. I like Emma Stone and I like Andrew Garfield, but they are obviously unaware of the horrors that go on behind closed curtains when it comes to Autism Speaks. Please spread the word and listen to autistic people, not Autism Speaks! I’ve heard many autistic people say that Autism Speaks profits off the lives of the autistic while simultaneously silencing them. Please be a good ally to the neurodivergent and do not support Autism Speaks!
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