Sad But True
Important Story about Staind’s Aaron Lewis

roseynopes:

savannahrodgers:

Aaron Lewis is the lead singer of Staind. They’ve been around for about sixteen years and have put out some amazing music. Yesterday, they performed at Rockfest. It’s a one day music festival that has about 60,000 people there. It’s all about having a good time and enjoying some amazing music. During Staind’s set yesterday, some people were trying to disrupt that good time.

Right in the middle of the set, as the guitar player started for the next song, Aaron Lewis began to speak to the audience. What he did took everyone by surprise. He started yelling at a group of guys in the crowd who were molesting a girl that looked about fifteen, who happened to be crowd surfing. He used the word molest. He saw it happening, and he spoke up. He told every single person watching the set that if he saw anything like that again, he wouldn’t hesitate to point that person out in the crowd and have everyone around them “beat their ass.” He then told the young women in the crowd to be careful while crowd surfing that night and to enjoy themselves.

He was met by many, many cheers.

As anyone who has ever been to a music festival knows, some women like to show their breasts. After playing the song, he then went on to say there was nothing wrong with women wanting to show their breasts at the festival, but that men should know the difference between women who wanted to show them and who did not. He was then met by more cheers, and they played the rest of their set without a problem.

I’ve never seen a musician call out members of the crowd like that. I’ve never seen a rock star with such integrity. You know at every festival, there are probably young women who are harassed, but it’s rare that musicians ever speak up about it on stage. Aaron Lewis’s voice probably helped out a lot of women last night. This story deserves to be shared.

I TOTALLY DIDN’T NEED ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE AARON LEWIS AND STAIND. BUT I’LL FUCKING TAKE IT.

rennertastic:

qrace:

“Thank you for your cooperation.”

#SHIELD: the most polite motherfuckers to ever fuck with you

browncoatgryffindor:

Henry Rollins for all the awards.

zeowynda:

sometimescoherent:

This video just wants me to buy more girl scout cookies.

Thin Mints are delicious! Anyways…

The video is of a girl scout who is promoting a boycott of girl scouts because of girl scouts allowing “transgender boys.” What she is referring to is trans* girls. I won’t say that is what she meant because she definitely meant to say transgender boys. All throughout the video she keeps misgendering and essentailizing these trans* kids to male roles. She cites studies about the benefits of all girl environments but at the same time implies that all girl organizations do not include trans* girls (who she keeps referring to as transgender boys). Much of the video has to do with safety concerns over allowing “boys” into girl scout spaces. Somehow allowing trans girls into girl scouts will make the cis girls unsafe… I’m pretty sure we can all see where this is going.

There are some good things said in this video. Though those are only said when she quotes girl scout officials about the inclusion of all woman identified people and that girl scouts don’t require any proof of gender. Awesome!

The article cited is: Girl Scouts’ admitting of boy draws backlash (yeah, the title is highly problematic). From the article (Rachelle Trujillo, vice president for communications of the Colorado Girl Scouts):

We accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout… requests for support of transgender kids have grown.

and

“If a child is living as a girl,” she said, “that’s good enough for us. We don’t require any proof of gender. It’s absolutely a case-by-case basis. There’s not any rational fear of Girl Scouts being overrun by boys.”

This assumes your opponents are rational… Not a good assumption to make with this trans-bigoted lot.

I’m going to counter this “boy”cott with a buycott. I’m going to be buying a lot of thin mints this year. Good thing I didn’t make some silly New Years resolution about losing weight!

I checked on GSUSA allowing lesbian, bisexual, or queer women in their organization. Unlike Boy Scouts they do not see it as a moral issue and see it really as a non issue. It’s sort of a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell arrangement, still much better than boy scouts.

We actually had a lesbian in my girl scout troop when I was in high school.  All the girls and even the leaders knew.  And you know what? IT DIDN’T MATTER.

In fact, it was thanks to her that I was able to think and become more open-minded on my definition of love and homosexual rights in the first place.

There are a TON of reasons that I am so grateful to the organization and to Girl Scouts.  I’m so happy to find out that it wasn’t just us, and that this is pretty much a nation-wide policy.

Load up on the Thin Mints, people.

#fuck yeah    
IT’S THERE.

mikah1337:

lywinis:

mikah1337:

I can’t be the only one who sees this.

Sebastian Vael is forever Gavin Rossdale, singer of Bush.


Nope, gonna call shenanigans.

(James McAvoy is even from Glasgow.)

Aww, now I gotta come back down from this cloud. 

Lywinis, crushing Sebastian dreams since April 2011.

IT’S THERE.

mikah1337:

I can’t be the only one who sees this.

Sebastian Vael is forever Gavin Rossdale, singer of Bush.


Nope, gonna call shenanigans.

(James McAvoy is even from Glasgow.)

kamidoodles:

i just got this in the mail.

I got one too! :D After seeing the last movie, I’m all excited now.

kamidoodles:

i just got this in the mail.

I got one too! :D After seeing the last movie, I’m all excited now.