Photo 17 Sep 26,884 notes genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

Text 17 Sep 132,284 notes

problackgirl:

we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.

Photo 16 Sep You’re not on this level!
#triggerpointtherapy #gridstkx

You’re not on this level!
#triggerpointtherapy #gridstkx

Photo 15 Sep 1 note I love when I let my hair down from its bun…sadly this pretty mix of straight and big waves last for all of 5 minutes and then BAM straight!! FML 😠

I love when I let my hair down from its bun…sadly this pretty mix of straight and big waves last for all of 5 minutes and then BAM straight!! FML 😠

Photo 14 Sep 1 note My classics collection from Barnes and Nobles #barnesandnobles #classics #packing #offtoseattlesoon

My classics collection from Barnes and Nobles #barnesandnobles #classics #packing #offtoseattlesoon

Photo 14 Sep Thought I’d miss the bun but I really didn’t! #glutenfree #glutenintolerance

Thought I’d miss the bun but I really didn’t! #glutenfree #glutenintolerance

Photo 13 Sep Buying Halloween candy….#pumpkinspice #m&ms they don’t taste like pumpkin spice =(

Buying Halloween candy….#pumpkinspice #m&ms they don’t taste like pumpkin spice =(

Photo 9 Sep 2 notes The people have spoken 6/8 voted for these. Plus my bum looks adorable in them #poprageous #sailormoon

The people have spoken 6/8 voted for these. Plus my bum looks adorable in them #poprageous #sailormoon

Photo 5 Sep Sisters!!! Of course the eldest hates the youngest. Natural family dynamic ya know….#husky #siamese #huskysofinstagram #catsofinstagram #siberianhusky

Sisters!!! Of course the eldest hates the youngest. Natural family dynamic ya know….#husky #siamese #huskysofinstagram #catsofinstagram #siberianhusky

Photo 5 Sep 1 note She’s not even fully grown yet and she takes up a majority of the bed!!
#husky #huskysofinstagram #siberianhusky

She’s not even fully grown yet and she takes up a majority of the bed!!
#husky #huskysofinstagram #siberianhusky


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