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Role Models: clover11-10: breezeinmonochromenight: star-linedsoul: razzleberryjam: ironwoman359: chaos-in-the-making: smugkoalas: allthefandomss: that-catholic-shinobi: gahdamnpunk: American Girl stories were the best tbh Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle. A slave doll. Please. Read the books. Don’t forget Kirsten, the Swedish immigrant who had to deal with balancing her own culture and learning the english language and customs of her classmates, or Kaya (full name Kaya'aton'my, or She Who Arranges Rocks) , the brave but careless girl from the Nez Perce tribe, or Josefina, the Mexican girl learning to be a healer. And then there are the later dolls, that kids younger than me would have grown up with (I was just outgrowing American Girl as these came out), like Rebecca, the Jewish girl who dreams of becoming an actress in the budding film industry, or  Julie, who fights against her school’s gender policy surrounding sports in the 70s, or  Nanea, the Hawaiian girl whose father worked at Pearl Harbor. These books, these characters, are fantastic pictures into life for girls in America throughout the years, they pull no punches with the horrors that these girls had to face in their different time periods, and in many cases I learned more history from these series than social studies at school. And that’s without even mentioning the “girl of the year” series where characters are created in the modern world to help girls deal with issues like friend problems, moving, or bullying. We do NOT disrespect American Girl in this house. American Girl is probably going to be the only exposure young girls are going to get to history from a female perspective. This is actually kind of important considering that in history classes we dont really get that exposure. We dont hear about what women felt and endured during these time periods cause schools are too busy teaching us about what happened from the male perspective, which is not unimportant, but we need both. Girls need both. These books were such a crucial part of my childhood and shaped my love of history, which still ensures today. These books can be a young girl’s first lessons in diversity and cultural awareness (hopefully burying that insensitive “we’re all Americans” tripe) and looking at history from more perspectives than just that taught in school. They also are an example of how women have ALWAYS been part of history, which some people would rather us not believe. I think Kit and Kaya were the newest American Girls when I started “aging out” of the books, but hearing about some of these kinda makes me want to revisit them! I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you know what? Nah. OP (of the tweet thread) was either a actively trying to start shit or is just a huge fucking moron. Probably both. I’d like to point out that the company that makes American Girl dolls actually doesn’t skimp when doing their research and they don’t make the dolls with the intent to be offensive in any way: I loved American Girl growing up they’re great role models and history lessons so yeah let’s not cancel this for ignorant reasons
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gahdamnpunk:
American Girl stories were the best tbh

Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house 


Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies. 


Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable. 
Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around. 
Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times. 
Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience. 
American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl. 


Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle.
A slave doll. Please. Read the books. 

Don’t forget Kirsten, the Swedish immigrant who had to deal with balancing her own culture and learning the english language and customs of her classmates, or Kaya (full name 

Kaya'aton'my, or She Who Arranges Rocks) , the brave but careless girl from the Nez Perce tribe, or Josefina, the Mexican girl learning to be a healer.
And then there are the later dolls, that kids younger than me would have grown up with (I was just outgrowing American Girl as these came out), like Rebecca, the Jewish girl who dreams of becoming an actress in the budding film industry, or 

Julie, who fights against her school’s gender policy surrounding sports in the 70s, or 

Nanea, the Hawaiian girl whose father worked at Pearl Harbor.
These books, these characters, are fantastic pictures into life for girls in America throughout the years, they pull no punches with the horrors that these girls had to face in their different time periods, and in many cases I learned more history from these series than social studies at school. And that’s without even mentioning the “girl of the year” series where characters are created in the modern world to help girls deal with issues like friend problems, moving, or bullying. We do NOT disrespect American Girl in this house.


American Girl is probably going to be the only exposure young girls are going to get to history from a female perspective. This is actually kind of important considering that in history classes we dont really get that exposure. We dont hear about what women felt and endured during these time periods cause schools are too busy teaching us about what happened from the male perspective, which is not unimportant, but we need both. Girls need both.



These books were such a crucial part of my childhood and shaped my love of history, which still ensures today. These books can be a young girl’s first  lessons in diversity and cultural awareness (hopefully burying that insensitive “we’re all Americans” tripe) and looking at history from more perspectives than just that taught in school. They also are an example of how women have ALWAYS been part of history, which some people would rather us not believe.
I think Kit and Kaya were the newest American Girls when I started “aging out” of the books, but hearing about some of these kinda makes me want to revisit them!

I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you know what? 
Nah.
OP (of the tweet thread) was either a actively trying to start shit or is just a huge fucking moron. Probably both.
I’d like to point out that the company that makes American Girl dolls actually doesn’t skimp when doing their research and they don’t make the dolls with the intent to be offensive in any way:





I loved American Girl growing up they’re great role models and history lessons so yeah let’s not cancel this for ignorant reasons

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Role Models: now you kno! Ben & Jerry's employees can take three pints of ice cream home with them each day. nowyoukno.com now you kno! When Ben & Jerry's was founded, they followed a 5 to 1 salary ratio where the highest paid employee could only make 5 times the lowests salary. Entry-level Ben & Jerry's workers make $15.97 per hour. JER nowyoukno.com now you kno! In 2013, Ben & Jerry's received the Compassion in World Farming's Good Dairy Award for its high quality treatment of cows, which includes ensuring that they receive massages. nowyoukno.com now you kno! Ben & Jerry's supports gay marriage! Ben & Jerry's Gbenanderys '오 Follow We're proud that today's Supreme Court rulings are a historic step forward on road to #MarriageEquality. #LovelsLove pic.twitter.com/Ug6YWaVRBZ Marriage EQuality is a Constitutional Right! nowyoukno.com now you kno! All of the brownies that are used to make Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Half Baked ice creams are baked at Greyston Bakery, a New York enterprise dedicated to providing jobs for the unemployed. ng Up Spring Up Spring Up nowyoukno.com waterbasedlubricant: groot-scamander: an-gremlin: octoberfutch: kvngkoala: caramelmacchiatoshawty: amroyounes: Capitalism at its best.  Some role models we should all consider.  I am a fan of Hagen Daz, but after reading this, I need to get me some Cherry Garcia! I just need to work for them tbh  And they openly support Black Lives Matter. They are GOLD ❤️ they also have an AMAZING dairy free almondmilk ice cream. changed my life They’ve also gone in front of congress to testify that every shitty business’s claims that minimum wage hikes are bad are complete bullshit Ben and Jerry have also been arrested for peaceful protest at least one time, so we know they’re the coolest Wholesome Ice Cream post
Role Models: now you kno!
 Ben & Jerry's employees can take three
 pints of ice cream home with them each day.
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 When Ben & Jerry's was founded, they followed
 a 5 to 1 salary ratio where the highest paid
 employee could only make 5 times the lowests
 salary. Entry-level Ben & Jerry's workers make
 $15.97 per hour.
 JER
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 In 2013, Ben & Jerry's received the Compassion
 in World Farming's Good Dairy Award for its
 high quality treatment of cows, which
 includes ensuring that they receive massages.
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 Ben & Jerry's supports gay marriage!
 Ben & Jerry's
 Gbenanderys
 '오 Follow
 We're proud that today's Supreme
 Court rulings are a historic step
 forward on road to
 #MarriageEquality. #LovelsLove
 pic.twitter.com/Ug6YWaVRBZ
 Marriage
 EQuality is a
 Constitutional
 Right!
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 All of the brownies that are used to make
 Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Half
 Baked ice creams are baked at Greyston Bakery,
 a New York enterprise dedicated to providing
 jobs for the unemployed.
 ng Up
 Spring Up
 Spring Up
 nowyoukno.com
waterbasedlubricant:

groot-scamander:

an-gremlin:

octoberfutch:

kvngkoala:

caramelmacchiatoshawty:

amroyounes:

Capitalism at its best.  Some role models we should all consider.  I am a fan of Hagen Daz, but after reading this, I need to get me some Cherry Garcia!

I just need to work for them tbh 

And they openly support Black Lives Matter. They are GOLD ❤️

they also have an AMAZING dairy free almondmilk ice cream. changed my life

They’ve also gone in front of congress to testify that every shitty business’s claims that minimum wage hikes are bad are complete bullshit


Ben and Jerry have also been arrested for peaceful protest at least one time, so we know they’re the coolest


Wholesome Ice Cream post

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Role Models: now you kno! Ben & Jerry's employees can take three pints of ice cream home with them each day. nowyoukno.com now you kno! When Ben & Jerry's was founded, they followed a 5 to 1 salary ratio where the highest paid employee could only make 5 times the lowests salary. Entry-level Ben & Jerry's workers make $15.97 per hour. JER nowyoukno.com now you kno! In 2013, Ben & Jerry's received the Compassion in World Farming's Good Dairy Award for its high quality treatment of cows, which includes ensuring that they receive massages. nowyoukno.com now you kno! Ben & Jerry's supports gay marriage! Ben & Jerry's Gbenanderys '오 Follow We're proud that today's Supreme Court rulings are a historic step forward on road to #MarriageEquality. #LovelsLove pic.twitter.com/Ug6YWaVRBZ Marriage EQuality is a Constitutional Right! nowyoukno.com now you kno! All of the brownies that are used to make Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Half Baked ice creams are baked at Greyston Bakery, a New York enterprise dedicated to providing jobs for the unemployed. ng Up Spring Up Spring Up nowyoukno.com janothar: fancynewaddress: groot-scamander: an-gremlin: octoberfutch: kvngkoala: caramelmacchiatoshawty: amroyounes: Capitalism at its best.  Some role models we should all consider.  I am a fan of Hagen Daz, but after reading this, I need to get me some Cherry Garcia! I just need to work for them tbh  And they openly support Black Lives Matter. They are GOLD ❤️ they also have an AMAZING dairy free almondmilk ice cream. changed my life They’ve also gone in front of congress to testify that every shitty business’s claims that minimum wage hikes are bad are complete bullshit Ben and Jerry have also been arrested for peaceful protest at least one time, so we know they’re the coolest honestly ben jerry’s is proof that capitalism can be ethical. sadly they’re the only proof. Reminder of Jewish excellence on Yom Kippur.
Role Models: now you kno!
 Ben & Jerry's employees can take three
 pints of ice cream home with them each day.
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 When Ben & Jerry's was founded, they followed
 a 5 to 1 salary ratio where the highest paid
 employee could only make 5 times the lowests
 salary. Entry-level Ben & Jerry's workers make
 $15.97 per hour.
 JER
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 In 2013, Ben & Jerry's received the Compassion
 in World Farming's Good Dairy Award for its
 high quality treatment of cows, which
 includes ensuring that they receive massages.
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 Ben & Jerry's supports gay marriage!
 Ben & Jerry's
 Gbenanderys
 '오 Follow
 We're proud that today's Supreme
 Court rulings are a historic step
 forward on road to
 #MarriageEquality. #LovelsLove
 pic.twitter.com/Ug6YWaVRBZ
 Marriage
 EQuality is a
 Constitutional
 Right!
 nowyoukno.com

 now you kno!
 All of the brownies that are used to make
 Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Half
 Baked ice creams are baked at Greyston Bakery,
 a New York enterprise dedicated to providing
 jobs for the unemployed.
 ng Up
 Spring Up
 Spring Up
 nowyoukno.com
janothar:
fancynewaddress:

groot-scamander:

an-gremlin:

octoberfutch:

kvngkoala:

caramelmacchiatoshawty:

amroyounes:

Capitalism at its best.  Some role models we should all consider.  I am a fan of Hagen Daz, but after reading this, I need to get me some Cherry Garcia!

I just need to work for them tbh 

And they openly support Black Lives Matter. They are GOLD ❤️

they also have an AMAZING dairy free almondmilk ice cream. changed my life

They’ve also gone in front of congress to testify that every shitty business’s claims that minimum wage hikes are bad are complete bullshit


Ben and Jerry have also been arrested for peaceful protest at least one time, so we know they’re the coolest

honestly ben  jerry’s is proof that capitalism can be ethical.
sadly they’re the only proof.

Reminder of Jewish excellence on Yom Kippur.

janothar: fancynewaddress: groot-scamander: an-gremlin: octoberfutch: kvngkoala: caramelmacchiatoshawty: amroyounes: Capitalism at...

Role Models: tumblngkori: jekoh: transtrendsetter: takayababy: xekstrin: this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free! It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.Wavedash why did you do this to me. The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime.  I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic. The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important.  It follow a transgendered girl and a transgendered boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with: dysphoria trans* objectification the intersection of gender identity and sexuality passing puberty what adult life will be like as a trans person experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers evolving identities binary questioning being a partner to a trans person All while mired in Japanese society and expectations. Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes. But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.) That comic about trans youth you were always looking for? Here it is.
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jekoh:

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.Wavedash why did you do this to me.

The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime.  I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.
The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important.  It follow a transgendered girl and a transgendered boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:
dysphoria
trans* objectification
the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
passing
puberty
what adult life will be like as a trans person
experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
evolving identities
binary questioning
being a partner to a trans person
All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.
Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.
But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)
That comic about trans youth you were always looking for?
Here it is.

tumblngkori: jekoh: transtrendsetter: takayababy: xekstrin: this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her fr...

Role Models: nationalshitpostingagency tumbl Follow willoftzeentch-deactivated20160 factfiend Fun fact: According to Greek legend there was a famous prostitute who managed to avoid a death sentence by showing the judges her boobs and arguing that it would be a crime against the Gods to destroy something so beautiful Before you ask, yes there are paintings of this. And yes, they're amazing Read more karlosmadera I love history fyeahteamgents Role models tho we-all-eat-death donzs The gay one suzie-guru No, but this is one of my absolute favorite bits of history! The courtesan named was named Phryne and she was indeed a renowned beauty, and was indeed was put on trial for a capital crime. And yes, the sum of her defense consisted of her stripping in court (helped by her lover/defendant) and asking the jury (all males) if they were prepared to destroy this But this is actually a very interesting case of Values Dissonance - the capital crime she was accused of was blasphemy. In Ancient Greek society, exceptional beauty was a sign of favor from the gods, and they took the idea that beauty indicated goodness with great seriousness. They even called their nobles Kaloi k'Agathoi, "the Beautiful and the Good So by showing off her great physical beauty, Phryne was being very clever indeed, her argument essentially being "How could I possibly commit blasphemy if the gods have given me this body?" God, I adore history nationalshitpostingagency "If these tits are legit, you must acquit." Source:factfiend 705,645 notes I plead not guilty by reason of boobies, your honor.
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 Fun fact: According to Greek legend there was a famous prostitute who
 managed to avoid a death sentence by showing the judges her boobs and
 arguing that it would be a crime against the Gods to destroy something so
 beautiful
 Before you ask, yes there are paintings of this. And yes, they're amazing
 Read more
 karlosmadera
 I love history
 fyeahteamgents
 Role models tho
 we-all-eat-death
 donzs
 The gay one
 suzie-guru
 No, but this is one of my absolute favorite bits of history!
 The courtesan named was named Phryne and she was indeed a renowned
 beauty, and was indeed was put on trial for a capital crime. And yes, the sum of
 her defense consisted of her stripping in court (helped by her lover/defendant)
 and asking the jury (all males) if they were prepared to destroy this
 But this is actually a very interesting case of Values Dissonance - the capital
 crime she was accused of was blasphemy. In Ancient Greek society, exceptional
 beauty was a sign of favor from the gods, and they took the idea that beauty
 indicated goodness with great seriousness. They even called their nobles Kaloi
 k'Agathoi, "the Beautiful and the Good
 So by showing off her great physical beauty, Phryne was being very clever
 indeed, her argument essentially being "How could I possibly commit
 blasphemy if the gods have given me this body?"
 God, I adore history
 nationalshitpostingagency
 "If these tits are legit, you must acquit."
 Source:factfiend
 705,645 notes
I plead not guilty by reason of boobies, your honor.

I plead not guilty by reason of boobies, your honor.