30 Jul 1:48
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squidbiscuit:

squidbiscuit:

I got tired of waiting for another big one of these to pop up on my dash….so I decided to make one myself~
Feel free to use it as well, but please don’t repost it~

Might as well reblog this again~

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Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

Happy Birthday maya : maya through out the eras [1][2][3]

30 Jul 1:15
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# LM.C
# Maya

Happy Birthday maya : maya through out the eras [1][2][3]

30 Jul 0:47
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sosukeaizen:

blacqueen:

Ain’t this about a buncha….

Sanford is my former teacher, you guys. 

My jealousy knows no bounds right now. 

I’M GONNA GO DRAW. WORK TOMORROW BE DAMNED. 

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i am now two degrees from studio trigger

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I SAID THE SAME THING LOL.

30 Jul 0:38
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# LM.C
# maya

Happy Birthday maya : maya through out the eras [1][2]

30 Jul 0:34
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144,009 plays

radtracks:

there’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey, you just haven’t thought of it yet // panic! at the disco

i’m the new cancer, never looked better, you can’t stand it
because you say so under your breath
you’re reading lips, “when did he get all confident?”

30 Jul 0:33
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if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands

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I will never not reblog this

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29 Jul 23:01
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blacqueen:

Ain’t this about a buncha….

Sanford is my former teacher, you guys. 

My jealousy knows no bounds right now. 

I’M GONNA GO DRAW. WORK TOMORROW BE DAMNED. 

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29 Jul 20:24
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adventuresoldier:

no matter the distance, your friendship is always important

fuck this is too adorable

29 Jul 17:18
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Hi! I just got a large influx of followers for reasons I can’t quite figure out right now, but hi! I hope you enjoy my blog, and thanks for following! 

Just so you guys know, I also have an art blog here

And my webcomic's blog is here

Check them out if you want! :D 

29 Jul 1:13
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# THIS

yall:

THE REASON WOMEN DIDNT PAY FOR THEIR MEALS WAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS AND WHEN WOMEN EARN THE SAME AS MEN THIS FORM OF “CHIVALRY” WILL MOST LIKELY END AS MANY COUPLES ALREADY SPLIT THE BILL OKAY CAN PEOPLE STOP USING THIS IN A DISCUSSION OF EQUALITY AND IM SORRY FOR CAPS LOCKS I WANTED TO STOP BUT IT WAS TOO LATE

29 Jul 0:39
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lilithvanael:

I am on the floor. XD

29 Jul 0:27
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blackfangirlsunite:

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blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..

just…

white folks have some fucking nerve

Wow. Whites are just out of control

Lol wow

What. The. Entire. FUCK.

Lawd this is real

This is pitiful

Bleaching history for their own racist needs

29 Jul 0:26
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You know what i love most about the back art of the Moon Pride packaging? Everyone clearly has different boob sizes.