My name is Lisa. I like queer things, adorable animals, reading, and languages. Especially Gaeilge.
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"...That single word it landlocked me,
Turned the masts to cedar trees
And the wind to gravel roads,
Idaho oh Idaho" ~Josh Ritter
Chas mé le Maggie faoi dheireadh! Is aoibhinn liom An Cheathrú Rua (agus na daoine anseo).@2 weeks ago
the 7 y/o boy who lives next door doesn’t want to go in the house to bed and i just heard his dad use the old “you live under my roof, you live by my rules” and the kid just shouted back “im not under your roof im under the sky and thats god’s roof and he wants me to play out for longer!”
i can’t stop laughing.
update: now he’s scootering down the street singing ‘we didn’t start the fire’ while his dad chases him
(via thebrightgeist)@4 weeks ago with 104038 notes
Anonymous said: What book would you recommend for someone to purchase to learn irish? I've been trying to teach myself through varies sites but it's mostly vocabulary & I really want to know how to form sentences & things like that
Fair play to you for learning the language firstly! As for books, the Teach Yourself series seems to be the most popular (I have Teach Yourself German and Norwegian.) There’s probably loads out there but Teach Yourself is a well-known series. Hope this has helped somewhat. And if you’ve any more questions regarding the Irish language, make sure to ask me :)
Buntús Cainte is a really good resource for beginners, since it comes with audio recordings and works grammar conceptes into conversation! I’d recommend that paired with a more directly grammar-focused book, plus a healthy dose of TG4.@2 months ago with 6 notes
Please make no mistake: it is still evident that his motivation for killing was misogyny. It is still clear that this event happened because the shooter felt he was entitled to sex. It is still true that the shooter targeted a sorority house, killing and injuring multiple women. The fact that 4 of those who died were male does not lessen the fact that this was a disgusting display of male entitlement.
However, that being said, please do not spread misinformation about this and state that 6 women were killed. This is especially important considering that this event is being used to target the MRA and the patriarchy, because we all know what the MRA and those who defend the patriarchy are like - if you have one tiny flaw in what you’re saying, they’ll dismiss everything. It’s all too common for those MRA types to say “you stated one small fact ever so slightly wrong, therefore your entire argument is invalid”. DON’T give them that opportunity.
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Totally onboard with getting the facts right. We need to get it right. No victim deserves to be erased. Nothing about the gender of the victims changes the motives or deep, horrid misogyny that made him feel entitled to sex and then justified in killing when he didn’t get it.
But what I’m not on board with is that we should get it right because if we don’t, the misogynists and “men’s rights” terrorists of the world will dismiss everything.
Even when we get everything right, they dismiss it. They’ll invalidate our arguments and statements and lived realities and even our dead bodies no matter what. Fuck doing anything that acts like their validation matters or is even a good thing.
They will never respect us, they will never admit they’re wrong, they will never find anything we do to be sufficient to stop hating women. They will do everything they can to use, abuse, maim, rape and kill us for the rest of their lives and ours.
The object is not to get them to come around. The object is to make it stop mattering what they think or whether they agree or if they do or don’t like women. The object is to take away their power to hurt women in the first place and to get away with it in the second.
We need to get it right for the victims, we need to get it right for ourselves. The truth matters because IT MATTERS, not because it will make us more valid or presentable to the people who armed and stroked this murderer’s entitled ego until he went off and are now stepping over the bodies of slain women and men to do defend him.
(via lajacobine)@2 months ago with 25550 notes