01:24 am, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 3

drdanakatherinescully:

If you haven’t added me on snapchat, you’re missing out.

12:52 am, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 3520

colonialbeavershit:

September 19th, 2014

NDP take over HOC and push for a call to action for missing and murdered Indigenous Women. See full speech and ponder just how long Harper’s government has been asleep at the wheel:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09/19/murdered-missing-aboriginal-women-debate_n_5850788.html

  12:47 am, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 111

HERES WHAT WENT DOWN TODAY IN THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT

allthecanadianpolitics:

until-i-find-you:

Warning: the following may be too badass for you to handle.

Today the Conservatives filed out of the House of Commons in Ottawa early. The NDP followed. Moments later, all the NDP MPs came back into the house and took their seats. They had realized that, with time still on the parliamentary clock and no Conservatives in attendance, they had a very rare majority. In Canada, the conservatives have a majority-controlled house. What followed knocked my socks off. We have a big problem in Canada. Aboriginal women and children have been disappearing for decades from their communities. Sometimes the bodies are found, but often times they’re simply forgotten by everyone but their family and the aboriginal communities. This is a growing problem all across Canada, with the numbers of missing or murdered aboriginal women becoming more and more alarming. The police won’t do anything. The government, despite the pressure that’s been put on them by the NDP, won’t do anything or even talk about the issue. So with a sudden majority in the house and no Conservatives there to mess things up or heckle too loudly for us to be heard, the NDP forced the debate on the Missing or Murdered Aboriginal Women of Canada. It was a stunning moment, made even more so by the fact that the Opposition (NDP) had to literally trick the government to get the issue to the floor. I’m amazed. What a moment. Well done, especially to Mr. Romeo Saganash and Mr. Tom Mulcair. Bravo, New Democrat MPs. Jack would be so proud. To see a video of the incredibly emotional moment in the house, see my blog, I just posted a link.

One correction. The majority of the conservative MP’s had left the house but there were a small number still in attendance. But definitely less than the full NDP caucus which is why they were able to force the debate.

What an amazing moment.

Anyone who hasn’t seen it needs to read the speech and watch the video of Mr Romeo Saganash's appeal for justice.

12:47 am, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 2451

I mean business.

  11:17 pm, by juliaseashelleyes 3

unamusedsloth:

Contrary to popular belief…

  05:26 pm, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 5191

I’m the most intimidating executioner you’ve ever seen.

  12:08 am, by juliaseashelleyes 1

wnderlst:

Hallstatt, Austria | Vase kk
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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

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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

  12:21 am, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 27838

blushresponse:

Audrey Horne

  12:15 am, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 352

She’s the one.

(Source: ashlleyjohnson)

09:16 pm, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 1262

acey68:

Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf (live)

08:26 pm, reblogged  by juliaseashelleyes 8

The couple that dresses together stays together.

  08:19 pm, by juliaseashelleyes 1