April 16, 2014

donkeyhot:

c86:

Tom of Finland stamps, available from 8 September 2014

Finland’s most famous writer and woman artist was a lesbian so it’s perhaps fitting that Tom of Finland is now firmly established as its most famous male artist… Tove Jansson’s Moomin characters have already appeared on a commemorative coin but later this year Tom of Finland’s beefy clones expose themselves to a wider public when they appear on postage stamps for the first time{ feuilleton }

For anyone who might wonder: Finland does not have marriage equality - yet. The law is on its way, the majority of people are for it, the legislative system just drags.

Civil union, a registered partnership, that gives same sex couples almost the same legal rights as marriage except for the adoptive rights. People in registered partnerships can adopt their partner’s children, but they are not allowed to apply for ‘external’ adoption. Which definitely defies logic, as single people can adopt.

(Well, also people in registered partnerships have a separate application process to change their last name would they wish to, others just get to choose whether they want to use his or her last name or possibly a combination.)

The black spot in the law is the compulsory sterilisation of people who go through gender reassignment surgery. One would wish such inhuman practice would have been dropped already!

And as far as I can see, those stamps are not about “gay porn and bondage”, but homoerotica and art.

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April 14, 2014
depressingfinland:

Next fall Finland’s postal service publishes Tom of Finland’s homoerotic drawings as stamps. I guess that next September I will begin using snail mail again. 

depressingfinland:

Next fall Finland’s postal service publishes Tom of Finland’s homoerotic drawings as stamps. I guess that next September I will begin using snail mail again. 

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April 9, 2014
haerskilahna:

Hyvää Mikael Agricolan päivää

haerskilahna:

Hyvää Mikael Agricolan päivää

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April 7, 2014

whitemarinefeathers:

Okay so

While Finnish politicians are raising their own salary by over 8%, guess where they’re going to cut the money from?

Schools. To be specific, from the students that need extra help - such as Autists, children with learning disabilities, and kids with dyslexia. How? By lessening the numbers of school assistants while making class sizes bigger.

For those who don’t understand, this would mean that a student who, say, needs their own assistant to work with them for the whole day, won’t be able to get that because they’re cutting down on assistants. Now, have you seen a child with Autism that’s more on the “low functioning” side? Kids like that usually get taught tasks like shopping and shoelace tying because of differences in their learning, as well as stress managing and handling stimuli. Now, if you put several students with higher need for assistance into a group with a single teacher who must rotate their attention, you will end up with stressed-out, even violent kids, who don’t learn anything.

Finland’s well-known for having a good educational system. Now it’s facing “budget cuts” while politicians have their salary raised. Even if cutting funds is good temporarily, doing such a thing would result in much more cost in about two to five years.

So, what can you do? Besides spreading the message, there is a petition to sign [in Finnish, please use a translator if needed]:

http://www.adressit.com/erityistukea_tarvitsevien_lasten_oikeus_oppimiseen_turvattava#form

It doesn’t require any registration, all you need to do is fill those boxes [scroll down a bit and you should see them].

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50 000 signatures are required so that the petition can be handed off to the government.

Sorry for interrupting! This’d be really important. Please sign and signal boost?

If you’re able to read Finnish or use a translator and you want to know more, there’s a news article about it as well:

http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-1288673621829.html

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April 6, 2014
lantioluu:

luuvalo:

kainoliero:

KUKA PERKELE TÄSTÄ ON VASTUUSSA

huhhuh

Mitä vittua

lantioluu:

luuvalo:

kainoliero:

KUKA PERKELE TÄSTÄ ON VASTUUSSA

huhhuh

Mitä vittua

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April 1, 2014

pornstarbucks:

when you forget theres homework due tomorrowimage

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March 28, 2014
monninen:

Saatoin nauraa prismassa hieman

monninen:

Saatoin nauraa prismassa hieman

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March 20, 2014

nikopetteri:

also happy Minna Canth’s Day!

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March 17, 2014

piisamir0tta:

okay but sometimes it’s so weird for me that other languages have gendered pronouns because here in finland we have like one pronoun that’s the equivalent of him/her and we don’t even use it 99% of the time instead we use the pronoun for ‘it’ for pretty much everything and everyone like i call our president an ‘it’ all the time

woah

finnish language man

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March 16, 2014
lahtiblogi:

Prisma Laune

lahtiblogi:

Prisma Laune

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