Rachel Pepe is a 13-year-old transgender girl from Middletown, NJ who’s gearing up to go back to school. The problem is that because she’s legally registered with the school as male, officials say she can only return to school if she “acts” and “dresses” as male.
Thorne Middle School says they won’t accommodate Rachel’s request to use women’s restrooms or even the single-stall bathroom in the nurse’s office, and they will refuse to call her by her name. No out-of-district educational opportunities will be made available, either.
"He was going to school last year as Brian," said Angela Peters, Rachel’s mother, adding that her child developed stress-related seizures, depression and panic attacks. "How can I send her back as Rachel? And I am not sending her back as Brian because the depression will start again."
Rachel remained deeply isolated from the rest of the student body but still, her mother said, the children would bully her because she was so quiet.
"She would get off the bus and just cry," Peters said. "Then she would go to sleep for 17 or 20 hours and refuse to go back there."
There is no reason in the universe to treat a child with such hostility and meanness. Rachel is incredibly brave for sharing her story on a national level when there’s so much hate brewing in her own community. School should be a safe place, but it so often isn’t; when a student has to fear mistreatment from teachers for being who she is, the school is failing her.
What a load of absolute horse shit. Protect Rachel by letting her be herself.
But you know, it could just a phase where she wants to be treated as a person who is able to make her own choices.
Hmm, I wonder if the school knows this is ILLEGAL.
this isn’t even a problem
This is how I envision hogwarts homework being done
Ugh, my internet is out
And since my sister moved away to college, she’s not here to fix it and my mom just refuses to hep for some reason
My mom’s like “call Verizon if you want the internet fixed”
but I kind of lose my ability to speak well when I’m on the phone, for some dumb reason that I don’t understand
Do you guys have any advice?
Some bigger companies have now where you can text or online chat with tech support. You might check if they do?
Australian company Bioconst has released a line of genetically modified fluorescent flowers that produce a protein that glow when exposed to a proprietary UV LED
I WANT A GARDEN OF THESE THINGS THEN STRING UP THOSE UV LED LIGHT THINGIES. THEN HAVE FIRE-CIRCLE-NAKED-DANCING -PARTIES BY MOON AND FLOWER POWER LIGHT. GOTTA HAVE SOME FIREFLIES TOO BECAUSE WHY THE FUCK NOT.
THAT IS ALL I WANT.
and, really, deep down inside, isn’t that what we all want?
I NEED THEM FOR MY FADE GARDEN
The boyfriend and I had our 9 months on sunday, and he spoiled me with roses and twizzlers.
I did that a week or so ago… so. much. work. I totally get it! :)
I’m below 5.5k posts now.. and started near 7k I think. I’m going to keep ones that I’m semi-okay with for now but then go through them and decide if I really want the to stick around. It’s really going to help my mental health relative to tumblr, I think.
Why did you decide to, if you don’t mind sharing? Is it helping?
This is an Armadillo Girdled Lizard. Looks like a cute baby dragon. He is biting his tail in this picture to curl up into a ball as a defensive mechanism.
Is that… is that even healthy?
There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.
I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.
nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.
In which case
(I like glowy things)