If you’re re-posting an ask to make it rebloggable, here are ways to make it more accessible:
Post it as text instead of an image. The blockquote tag is quite wonderful for that purpose…not to mention, designed for this sort of thing by definition. This is my favorite way of doing it, by far, because… honestly, I don’t even see why people reblog these things as images. (Is it because of the little speech-bubble background? I’d rather lose the background but keep things more accessible, thank you.) And this also guarantees that people won’t strip out your image description!
Post it as an image, but also include a transcript of the text somewhere in the caption. This ends up looking a bit silly (because you end up with the question repeated twice), but if you’re really stuck on doing it as a photo post, this is the best option. Of course, as I sort of hinted at above, someone will probably come along and strip out the image description anyway because hey, they can read the text perfectly fine in the image, so why does it need to be duplicated under it? ::facepalm::
Post it as an embedded image in a text post, with an appropriate ALT attribute. If you can manage to get Tumblr to actually keep the image at its original size, that is—it doesn’t always manage this. Even though it’s good accessibility practice—and less prone to having the text stripped out by rebloggers who are clueless about accessibility—it’s also a disadvantage for someone who has images on but simply can’t read certain fonts/colors easily, as it requires turning off images entirely (or, at the very least, peeking at the source code) to read the wall of text.
Post it as an image, but link to the original, un-rebloggable post. This is actually one of the better compromises, albeit with one VERY BIG caveat: if you decide to change your username at any point, all those links end up breaking completely (unless, of course, you remember to update all the links when you do change it).
But whatever you do, don’t just post it as an image with no text alternative available.
Otherwise? Anyone who is unable to access images (slow EDGE connection, blocked images for accessibility, using a screen reader) won’t have a clue what the question is, and will only be able to read an answer taken completely out of context.
And that’s annoying. As you’ll likely know if you’ve ever gone to a presentation where someone asked a question away from the microphone and the presenter never bothered to repeat it.
Edited to add: Oh, yeah! Another reason to do this: mobile users in general. On my cell phone, photo posts get squished to the screen’s width of 480 pixels no matter how wide they originally were. And of course there’s no option to view at full size on the mobile site… of course there isn’t.
New Zealand researchers discovered that women are more attracted to clean-shaven men than bearded ones.
Women think facial hair makes men look older, more aggressive, and less attractive, according to a new study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology.
This is BLASPHEMY.
This study LIES. I like Stephen either way but there is just. Something. About a guy who wears his beard well. And man oh man, did he. Also, he’s really clean and it smelled nice. I used to rub my face in his face for that reason.
That study is CRAP.
I adore the fiance’s beard, and he knows I would sob for days if he shaved it off.
This is definitely crap. I hate it when my husband shaves his beard.
I did a study once and found that women don’t like men at all!
My sample consisted entirely of lesbians.
But SERIOUSLY how the fuck do they think generalizing attraction is remotely good science OMG.
I did a study and men and women don’t actually exist. We couldn’t find ANY (in our secret non-binary non-binaries science lab). I don’t get why all these other studies spread these lies.
/There are no women./
/There are no men’s beards./
(This has been sarcasm. I do not legitimately think every single person is something other than a man or a woman or both.)
reblogged especially for the two last comments.
(I don’t wear a beard because I am not pleased imagining myself with one and because just when I had some facial hair it already caught itself inside zips and it’s painful… so somehow I would be pleased to learn that “women love when there is no beard”… except that I HATE GENERALIZATIONS” so in fact I am not pleased at all.)
I posted not that long ago about being a celibate/sex-aversive asexual, but lately, I’ve been reading a lot of posts online by asexuals which seem to be hammering home the fact that asexuals can and do have sex and sometimes enjoy it or feel enthusiastic about it otherwise…. And again, it’s making…
Ironically, I just complained to my friends on DW about this very thing. Spurred by seeing someone answer an ask that essentially went “I think I might be asexual, but I really don’t want to have sex and everyone is talking about how asexuals do have sex so I guess I’m not?”
And… it’s easy, I think, to slip into the idea of “well, everyone assumes ace people don’t have sex, so it’s the ones who do have sex who really need to have that discussion and explain their issues.” And, well, aces who have sex or are open to the idea DO need to discuss their problems etc., it sucks when they get erased.
However, being an ace unwilling to have sex ALSO carries its issues, which we need to talk about. I think some people assume that there aren’t problems like that here and that “well, some aces never want to have sex” goes without saying, but tiny repulsed me ended up in an unwanted and traumatizing sexual encounter because nobody had ever told me it was okay not to want to have sex ever. Especially the new people really, really need to be told that that’s okay and that they don’t HAVE to have sex in order to find a fulfilling relationship. I especially worry when all our models of asexuals in romantic relationships involve compromise, because that can lead some very bad places.
So… I think those of us who aren’t willing to have sex need to talk about that more and not worry about “reinforcing stereotypes” or whatever. (And yeah, counting myself into that.) And those aces who are need to be careful not to erase those who aren’t when talking about the ace spectrum - the same as how it goes the other way around. It’s possible this is a phase thing, because it seems like some months everyone’s talking about romantic relationships and the next it’s all about QP stuff and sexually active/not sexually active might go similarly, but even so it’s frustrating.
I’ve also sometimes felt the undercurrent of “well, you’ll change your mind one day” even from other aces, e.g. when people tell me I must learn all about sex ed or the one time I saw someone say that we should all carry condoms even if we never planned on having sex because we never knew what might happen. Needless to say, that’s really frustrating.
(trigger Warning, mention of murder/hate crime, racism, hate)apolloreincarnated asked: Please don't disrespect my father. In no way did I mean to sound "white-centric" and if you actually took the time to look on my page, which I assume you didn't (no offense), then you'd find out that I'm 1/2 Mexican and 1/2 mixed minorities (Irish/Scottish/German/Danish) Yes I understand that those are white, but think back on historic times - Irish were dehumanized when they immigrated to the US. Germans are correlated to nazi's. Danish are darker in skintone. So I'm not so "white supremacist".
You can skirt around this with good intentions and “no offenses” all you want, but the fact remains: your dad exploited a situation in which a Black kid is murdered, has had his image unfairly denigrated all over the media, blamed for his own death because of his attire, while his killer walks free and decided to talk about how little media attention an entirely different, less significant case got.
Do you realize how many Trayvon Martin’s there have been in the past that received absolutely no attention? There are 6,000 Black children who go missing a year and I can count on my fingers and toes how many of them have gotten ample airtime. And the one time an injustice against a Black kid gets decent amount of attention, your dad cries ~reverse racism~? Are you fucking serious? We’re not allowed attention for our tragedies once? Jonbenet Ramsey died almost 20 fucking years ago and they reopened her case, Elizabeth Smart is still getting interviews where’s your dad in all of this? Does he complain about how much attention Whites get instead of Blacks then? Does he call for an equal treatment of Americans? No, he only pulled that shit when he doesn’t see someone that doesn’t look like him all over the papers.
Just no, go away. I’m not in the mood for all of this today. To you, this is just another headline that you’ll forget soon enough, to us it’s a daily pervasive fear that we have, come to life, again.
Get lost with that sob story about your ancestry. Take it to someone who gives a fuck. That doesn’t excuse your bigotry.
apolloreincarnated said: “Danish are darker in skintone”. what? Darker? Since when?
Honeybun, for someone who claims to be part Danish, you know jack shit about us. Danes are Scandinavians, we are pretty much the Nordic blonde, blue-eyed, pasty-skinned types that Hitler fucking idealized. Danes that have “darker” skin, usually only have that because of Southern European blood having been added to the mix (ie. from Spanish soldiers during Napoleonic Wars).
Danes living in Denmark do tan a bit on the good summers. Danes who have regular tans only have that courtesy of vacations in the tropics or frequent round-trips to the tanning beds.
OMG I love it when racists try to refute their own whiteness without actually knowing how white their ancestors REALLY were.
Danes… darker. OMG. Danes like most other Scandinavians (some of the nomadic minority peoples of the far North excepted) are whiter than white and many of us harbour a lot of racist white supremacist attitudes to boot.
Also, Danes haven’t ever been oppressed on account of being Danish. Sure, we’re a global minority because we’re a tiny little nation, but you don’t get to claim oppressed minority-status for that. Same thing with German. Not ever an oppressed minority. Side-eyed the fuck out of because of history, yes and for good damn reasons. But that’s hardly an issue by now, and considering how long this cannot possibly have lasted, it cannot possibly have had the systemic effects that POC face every fucking day.
The very fact that you seek to claim oppressed minority status based on your WHITE PRIVILEGED ancestry is so telling I can’t even.
My body flips between having trouble sleeping and being too exhausted for anything, when not compromising between the two.
I’m having… such a hard time with my heart recovery, long-term. This is miserable and making other sad things harder for me. To come to grips with the fact that I may never be the same and might not ever be able to do so much again is hard… and that I have this feeling that I have to do amazing things all the time to deserve survival makes it harder.
I don’t know what to tell, except this:
You deserve survival, you deserve to live and will always continue to, I’m happy that you exist.
From an article about a university program for autistic students:
If they don’t learn social skills, most people with autism flounder, according to a study the state Department of Public Welfare released Thursday. It found more than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed, and just 6…
This is among my hugest pet peeves—that people assume that our underemployment is due to our social ignorance, rather than from a certain quality of social fluency being physically impossible to carry out, on top of things like multitasking issues and sensory issues and coworkers and supervisors misinterpreting and misconstruing our best efforts. It’s that so often every workplace factor that is completely extraneous to the actual job is held against us.
How, then, should we measure students and teachers? In ninth grade, my students learn about the scientific method. They learn that in order to collect good data, scientists control for specific variables and test their impact on otherwise identical environments. If you give some students green fields, glossy textbooks and lots of attention, you can’t measure them against another group of students who lack all of these things. It’s bad science.
Until we provide equal educational resources to all students and teachers, no matter where they come from, we can’t say — with any scientific accuracy — how well or poorly they’re performing. Perhaps if we start the conversation there, things will start making a bit more sense.
“I think we can all recognize that the “it’s a joke excuse” is the most dismissive, self-righteous loophole, created by those who refuse to examine their power, and assume they have not only the right to say whatever they want to people, but the right to control how other people react to what they have said.”—
It says the Internet is positive about disabled children and disabled adults, yet overwhelmingly negative about disabled people. What?
tal9000 said: “Disabled children” are pity objects. “Disabled adults” are self-advocates. “Disabled people” are an undifferentiated mass of other.
eateroftrees said: Probably because “disabled children” is used by Autism Speaks type groups as sympathy objects; “disabled adults” is mostly used by disability advocates talking about real experiences, and disabled people is what the assholes use? Or screwy algorithms I think Emily and Tal9000 are probably right *sigh*