Mackenzie Witman


Hi, I am Mackenzie. I am a married mother of a beautiful little girl named Vashti. I am bisexual, believe in Taoism, and am full of insecurites and awesomeness. This is my blog to vent about anything and everything, post stupid stuff, and have some fun. I'm very easy going and like just about everyone, so if you want to get to know me, please don't hesitate! I hope you enjoy following me. <3

Ask me anything

bjoom61:

guise my sister made me this really adorable crocheted sweater for my birthday you should buy one from her, okay

I made this for my sister for her birthday. :-) it turned out awesomely.

mylinesinthesand:

silentyetfriendly:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Outtake.  The snake head of Jason’s Lucius cane gets caught in Dan’s robes. 

sorry, love

Hahaha, he just strokes Dan’s face.

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bjoom61:

this is my 1 year old niece, Vashti

she loves her some tomatoes

No I didn’t forget that tumblr exists (okay well I kind of did)

Here is a video my sister took of my daughter eating tomatoes.

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Guys, I’m doing an experiment.

fiftytwoshadesofbullshit:

If you see this post, whether it’s on your dash, on my tumblr page, or somebody else’s tumblr page, REBLOG. I want to see how many people this post would actually get to.

It’s for a school project, so I’d really love it if you participated. If you just skip by and ignore it, I won’t get accurate results.

Thanks loves xx

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laughingsquid:

Fou Lard, A Silk Scarf That Looks Like Bacon

laughingsquid:

Fou Lard, A Silk Scarf That Looks Like Bacon

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Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies →

At a recent presentation, I asked all of the gay male students in the room to raise their hand if in the past week they touched a woman’s body without her consent. After a moment of hesitation, all of the hands of the gay men in the room went up. I then asked the same gay men to raise their hand if in the past week they offered a woman unsolicited advice about how to “improve” her body or her fashion. Once again, after a moment of hesitation, all of the hands in the room went up.

These questions came after a brief exploration of gay men’s relationship to American fashion and women’s bodies. That dialogue included recognizing that gay men in the United States are often hailed as the experts of women’s fashion and by proxy women’s bodies. In addition to this there is a dominant logic that suggests that because gay men have no conscious desire to be sexually intimate with women, our uninvited touching and groping (physical assault) is benign.

These attitudes have led many gay men to feel curiously comfortable critiquing and touching women’s bodies at whim.  What’s unique about this is not the male sense of ownership to women’s bodies—that is somewhat common.  What’s curious is the minimization of these acts by gay men and many women because the male perpetuating the act is or is perceived to be gay.

An example: I was at a gay club in Atlanta with a good friend of mine who is a heterosexual black woman. While dancing in the club, a white gay male reached out and grabbed both her breasts aggressively. Shocked, she pushed him away immediately. When we both confronted him he told us:  “It’s no big deal, I’m gay, I don’t want her– I was just having fun.” We expressed our frustrations to him and demanded he apologize, but he simply refused. He clearly felt entitled to touch her body and could not even acknowledge the fact that he had assaulted her.

I have experienced this attitude as being very common amongst gay men. It should also be noted that in this case, she was a black woman and he a white gay male, which makes this an eyebrow-raising dynamic as it invokes the psychological history of white men’s entitlement to black women’s bodies. However it has been my experience that this dynamic of assault with gay men and women also persists within racial groups.

At another presentation, I told this same story to the audience. Almost instantly, several young women raised up their hands to be called upon. Each of them recounted a different story with a similar theme. One young woman told a story that stuck with me:

“I was feeling really cute in this outfit I put together. Then I see this gay guy I knew from class, but not very well. I had barely said hi before he began telling me what was wrong with how I looked, how I needed to lose weight, and how if I wanted to get a man I needed to do certain things… In the midst of this, he grabbed my breasts and pushed them together, to tell me how my breasts should look as opposed to how they did.  It really brought me down. I didn’t know how to respond… I was so shocked.”

Her story invoked rage amongst many other women in the audience, and an obvious silence amongst the gay men present. Their silence spoke volumes.  What also seemed to speak volumes, though not ever articulated verbally, was the sense that many of the heterosexual women had not responded (aggressively or otherwise) out of fear of being perceived as homophobic. (Or that their own homophobia, in an aggressive response, would reveal itself.) This, curiously to me, did not seem to be a concern for the lesbian and queer-identified women in the room at all.

Acts like these are apart of the everyday psychological warfare against women and girls that pits them against unrealistic beauty standards and ideals. It is also a part of the culture’s constant message to women that their bodies are not their own.

It’s very disturbing, but in a culture that doesn’t  see gay men who are perceived as “queer” as “men” or as having male privilege, our misogyny and sexist acts are instead read as “diva worship” or “celebrating women”, even when in reality they are objectification, assault and dehumanization.

The unique way our entitlement to women’s physical bodies plays itself out is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gay cisgender men’s sexism and privilege. This privilege does not make one a bad person any more than straight privilege makes heterosexuals bad people. It does mean that gay men can sometimes be just as unthinkingly hurtful, and unthinkingly a part of a system that participates in the oppression of others, an experience most of us can relate to. Exploration of these dynamics can lead us to query institutional systems and policies that reflect this privilege, nuanced as it is by other identities and social locations.

At the end of my last workshop on gay men’s sexism, I extended a number of questions to the gay men in the audience. I think it’s relevant to extend these same questions now:

How is your sexism and misogyny showing up in your own life, and in your relationships with your female friends, trans, lesbian, queer or heterosexual? How is it showing up in your relationship to your mothers, aunts and sisters?  Is it showing up in your expectations of how they should treat you? How you talk to them? What steps can you take to address the inequitable representation of gay cisgender men in your community as leaders? How do you see that privilege showing up in your organizations and policy, and what can you do to circumvent it? How will you talk to other gay men in your community about their choices and interactions with women, and how will you work to hold them and yourself accountable?

These are just some of the questions we need to be asking ourselves so that we can help create communities where sexual or physical assault, no matter who is doing it, is deemed unacceptable. These are the kinds of questions we as gay men need to be asking ourselves so that we can continue (or for some begin) the work of addressing gender/sex inequity in our own communities, as well as in our own hearts and minds. This is a part of our healing work. This is a part of our transformation. This is a part of our accountability.

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  • me: looks at pet sleeping
  • pet:
  • me:
  • pet:
  • me:
  • pet:
  • me:
  • pet: breathes
  • me: oh thank god i thought you died

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t-nse:

c0rnfields:


Hi. I’m Adam. And this is my friend Chase. I’m an Independent who supports Barack Obama for President. Chase is an Independent who has long supported Mitt Romney for President of the United States since 2007. 
Today, the two of us decided to attend the Mitt Romney rally at Landmark Aviation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We parked in a lot 4 miles away from the event site where all those attending were then shuttled to the actual site. Upon arriving to the site, we got in a line and were greeted with friendly smiles… We then had our tickets swiped, went through security, and then both went to the restrooms before heading in to the building to stand and await the speech. I was the first to exit the restroom and stood to wait for Chase. As soon as he exited we began to head to the plane hangar where the event was taking place.
Two officers and one suited man (secret service) then approached us and said with a smile, “You need to leave.” My first thought was that we were getting in the way of an important Congressman coming through, or even the candidate himself… so we walked a bit to the side. He then repeated that we needed to head to the exit and leave. They began to grow tighter around us. I said, “Excuse me?” He repeated again, “You need to leave.” Chase than said, “I’m confused, I’m a supporter of Mitt Romney… we have tickets?” … Another officer chimed in, “You need to leave.” I then asked, “Why?” … “What is the reason?” The officer then said, “You either need to leave now or we will be forced to arrest you.” … “BUT WHY?” … “Head to the front now.”…No one else was asked to leave. Just us.
We left. Got back on a bus alone. And drove back to Iowa City. I’m in a state of utter confusion. I’ve been to so many Republican rallies in the last 5 years. I’ve always been courteous. I’ve never heckled. Besides some speeding tickets, I’m a law abiding citizen. I’ve greeted Mitt Romney in Muscatine, Iowa and had my picture taken with him as well as with Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, Ron Paul, John McCain, etc. I attended a Santorum rally in which anyone could ask a question… I did… it had to do with gay marriage… he answered it live on CNN. I met him afterwards where he instantly recognized who I was and thanked me for coming to the event.
Mr. Romney- I may not support you… but my friend HAS and DID for the last 5 years… yet, we weren’t allowed to attend? Why? Answer me that. WHY? Was it because we are gay or looked too flamboyant for your rally? What is it? Its not a surprise to me that you would treat someone this way… but it certainly came as a surprise to one of your ardent supporters. He now sees who you truly are. The guy who likes to take away rights and silence minorities. 
I’m baffled. I’m embarrassed. I’m sad.
Can anyone enlighten me? 
Please SHARE this. This may be minuscule to you… but it shows a story to a bigger picture of who this man really is. 
I just want to know WHY?
[Original Post]

This is a story from one of my personal friends on facebook. I felt that Tumblr is the place where this story really could be spread so people know the truth about the Romney campaign.
Please, please reblog this and let my friend Adam’s story be heard. 

Wow. The fact that this man could be President in this day and age is baffling. 

t-nse:

c0rnfields:

Hi. I’m Adam. And this is my friend Chase. I’m an Independent who supports Barack Obama for President. Chase is an Independent who has long supported Mitt Romney for President of the United States since 2007.

Today, the two of us decided to attend the Mitt Romney rally at Landmark Aviation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We parked in a lot 4 miles away from the event site where all those attending were then shuttled to the actual site. Upon arriving to the site, we got in a line and were greeted with friendly smiles… We then had our tickets swiped, went through security, and then both went to the restrooms before heading in to the building to stand and await the speech. I was the first to exit the restroom and stood to wait for Chase. As soon as he exited we began to head to the plane hangar where the event was taking place.

Two officers and one suited man (secret service) then approached us and said with a smile, “You need to leave.” My first thought was that we were getting in the way of an important Congressman coming through, or even the candidate himself… so we walked a bit to the side. He then repeated that we needed to head to the exit and leave. They began to grow tighter around us. I said, “Excuse me?” He repeated again, “You need to leave.” Chase than said, “I’m confused, I’m a supporter of Mitt Romney… we have tickets?” … Another officer chimed in, “You need to leave.” I then asked, “Why?” … “What is the reason?” The officer then said, “You either need to leave now or we will be forced to arrest you.” … “BUT WHY?” … “Head to the front now.”…No one else was asked to leave. Just us.

We left. Got back on a bus alone. And drove back to Iowa City. I’m in a state of utter confusion. I’ve been to so many Republican rallies in the last 5 years. I’ve always been courteous. I’ve never heckled. Besides some speeding tickets, I’m a law abiding citizen. I’ve greeted Mitt Romney in Muscatine, Iowa and had my picture taken with him as well as with Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, Ron Paul, John McCain, etc. I attended a Santorum rally in which anyone could ask a question… I did… it had to do with gay marriage… he answered it live on CNN. I met him afterwards where he instantly recognized who I was and thanked me for coming to the event.

Mr. Romney- I may not support you… but my friend HAS and DID for the last 5 years… yet, we weren’t allowed to attend? Why? Answer me that. WHY? Was it because we are gay or looked too flamboyant for your rally? What is it? Its not a surprise to me that you would treat someone this way… but it certainly came as a surprise to one of your ardent supporters. He now sees who you truly are. The guy who likes to take away rights and silence minorities. 

I’m baffled. I’m embarrassed. I’m sad.

Can anyone enlighten me? 

Please SHARE this. This may be minuscule to you… but it shows a story to a bigger picture of who this man really is. 

I just want to know WHY?

[Original Post]

This is a story from one of my personal friends on facebook. I felt that Tumblr is the place where this story really could be spread so people know the truth about the Romney campaign.

Please, please reblog this and let my friend Adam’s story be heard. 

Wow. The fact that this man could be President in this day and age is baffling. 

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Davey things part 1

  • so we were watching What Dreams May Come, because I'd never seen it before...
  • me: *stares sadly at screen without blinking, while contemplating how fucking sad the movie is and being completely and totally lost in thought about things like life, death, love, suicide, loneliness, heaven, hell, you know shit like that*
  • Davey: *yawn*
  • me: (O),n,(O)
  • Davey: *typing into google on his phone* why does your mouth open when you yawn
  • me: ...are you fucking serious