I always read the word ‘pal’ as being sarcastic but on Tumblr it’s used legitly
…In Louisiana’s youth prisons, queer and trans youth have been subjected to “sexual-identity confusion counseling,” accused of using “gender identity issues” to detract from their rehabilitation, and disciplined for expressing any gender-non-conforming behaviors or actions. Youth are put on lockdown for having hair that is too long or wearing state-issued clothing that is too tight. They are instructed how to walk, talk, and act in their dorms and are prohibited from communicating with other queer youth lest they become too “flamboyant” and cause a disturbance. They are excessively punished for consensual same-sex behavior and spend much of their time in protective custody or in isolation cells. In meetings with representatives from the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, directors of youth jails have referred to non-heterosexual identities as “symptoms” and have conflated youth adjudicated for sex offenses with youth who are queer. In addition, when advocates asked what the biggest problem was at a youth prison in Baker, Louisiana, guards replied, “the lesbians.” Even more troubling, unlike the adult criminal justice system where individuals either “ride out their time” or work toward “good time” or parole, youths’ privileges in prison and eventual release dates are often determined by their successful completion of their rehabilitative programming, including relationships with peers and staff. Thus, youth who are seen as “deviant” or “mentally ill,” or who otherwise do not conform to the rules set forth by the prison, often spend longer amounts of time incarcerated and are denied their opportunity for early release. For queer and trans/gender-non-conforming youth, this means longer prison terms.
|—||"Rounding Up the Homosexuals: The Impact of Juvenile Court on Queer and Trans/Gender-Nonconforming Youth" by Wesley Ware in Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex ed. by Nat Smith and Eric A Stanley (via marginalutilite)|
earlier this year 2 boys got expelled from my school for going on a teachers email and sending another teacher an email that says “you’re a disgusting little man” and i laugh about it all the time because imagine opening an email from your coworker and thinking it’s important and then it says that
Top 15 ‘Hole' Songs: #9
“They said they’d never, ever, ever go away.
They said that they would always, they would always stay.”
Trees and gravestones in Southend Cemetery draped with the silky webs of the bird cherry ermine moth caterpillar.
Photo credit: Hawk Moth
I THOUGHT IT WAS AN ACTUAL OWL SITING INSIDE A DRAGON FRUIT SKIN UNTIL I READ THE THING AT THE TOP
Butch Patrick as Eddie Munster on the set of ‘The Munsters’, 1964-66.
A Llama in Times Square by Inge Morath, 1957