1. Wear purple on Wednesday in memory of gay teen suicides. I think this idea is great. From the site:
After a spate of suicides among LGBT US teenagers, people across the world will wear purple tomorrow to honour their memory. More than 1.3 million people have pledged on Facebook to mark ‘Spirit Day’, which was created by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan.2. Take Action. End Fat Talk. The goal of this site is to get people to stop talking "fat talk" about their bodies for this week. According to the site, 10 million women are dealing with eating disorders in this country and their hope is to set a more positive tone to the conversation. Very cool.
Ms McMillan wrote on the Facebook page: “It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in memory of the recent gay suicides.
“Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this.Purple represents spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.
"Please wear purple on October 20th to remember all the lives of LGBTQ youth that have been lost due to homophobia. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbours and schools.”
3. I thought this Sesame Street video was full of win:
4. I love this quote by Cynthia Nixon:
“Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the vote they did not redefine voting. When African-Americans got the right to sit at a lunch counter alongside white people, they did not redefine eating out. They were simply invited to the table…We have no desire to change marriage. We want to be entitled to not only the same privileges, but the same responsibilities as straight people.”5. Get catcalled? Why not get some cat-calling cards? With gems like "Fuck off" and "You will die bitter and alone," it kind of makes this gal wish she had some use for them.
6. I forgot about this video of Michel Martin pwning Dr Laura, but I thought it was still worth a post. Seriously, Michel Martin is my new girl crush.
I have a tendency to get carried away so I think that's a nice place to stop. Hope you guys like the links! I'm off to pick up my monster from school.