Kelston Boys’ High School perform a massive haka in honour of the new Maori carving on campus
THIS IS FUCKING SICK
Ooooh - has flatbear seen this??!?!?!?
I’ve seen it floating around but I hadn’t had a chance to watch it! THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!
Vaccines protect the health of children in the United States so well that most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences of diseases now stopped by vaccines
“Some of my friends automatically dislike people—I’ve had arguments with them, because I value open-mindedness and liking everybody until they do something unlikeable. I see the good in people, and start off thinking that everyone is nice. I guess that can screw me over sometimes, but everybody has something to offer and you won’t know what it is if you don’t talk to them. I’ve always wondered why people become hateful and prejudiced—as children, we like everybody until they do something mean. I think a lot of people are conditioned by stereotypes in the media and movies: the skinny girl is cool and the overweight girl is not so cool.”
Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”