ANTI-OPPRESSIVE BABY ANIMALS

BABY ANIMALS TALKING ABOUT ANTI-OPPRESSION...IN ALL CAPS!

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BABY MEERKAT STANDS UPRIGHT ON A DIRT SURFACE AS IT LOOKS FORWARD WITH LARGE, DARK EYES. TEXT READS, “THE ‘M’ IN ‘FTM’ DOES NOT STAND FOR MISOGYNY.”]
THE TEXT IN THE POST IS DERIVED FROM THE POWERFUL POEM “TRANS/NATIONAL” BY JANANI BALASUBRAMANIAN. A VIDEO WITH AUDIO OF JANANI PERFORMING THE PIECE CAN BE FOUND HERE AND A TRANSCRIPT CAN BE FOUND HERE. 
YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT JANANI’S BLOG HERE!

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BABY MEERKAT STANDS UPRIGHT ON A DIRT SURFACE AS IT LOOKS FORWARD WITH LARGE, DARK EYES. TEXT READS, “THE ‘M’ IN ‘FTM’ DOES NOT STAND FOR MISOGYNY.”]

THE TEXT IN THE POST IS DERIVED FROM THE POWERFUL POEM “TRANS/NATIONAL” BY JANANI BALASUBRAMANIAN. A VIDEO WITH AUDIO OF JANANI PERFORMING THE PIECE CAN BE FOUND HERE AND A TRANSCRIPT CAN BE FOUND HERE

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT JANANI’S BLOG HERE!

Anonymous asked: Why no updates?

The author sends apologies to the devoted AOBA fans for such long periods of time between updates. There have been few/no updates for a couple of reasons:

  • The author has financial responsibilities and has to spend time working a job that pays the bills. This Tumblr is, unfortunately, not that job. (There is a donate button if you want to make this the author’s actual job, though.)
  • There are a lot of real things happening in the world/in our own neighborhoods/within our own day-to-day lives, and sometimes it’s really difficult to put those feeling/thoughts about a subject into a cute little one-liner with a baby animal picture. Trust, it’s probably better for there to be a hiatus than you checking out the blog one day and seeing two baby elephants holding trunks with a superimposed 400-word rant on rape culture or stop-and-frisk or immigration equality or shaming or violence against the trans* community/trans* injustice, etc.
  • Sometimes the author has a really difficult time trying to find baby animal pictures that fit the message. There is usually some correlation between the message and the image. You wouldn’t believe how few images there are out there that haven’t been meme’d to exhaustion. 

With that said, followers of AOBA are welcome to keep the blog posting more regularly by submitting their own posts. If you decide to, please send the photo (or link to photo) with the text in the caption and not already whatever-art-program-you-use’d onto the image.

Thank you for all of your patience and support.

Consensual belly rubs,

Mx. The Author

p.s. There is a new post that will go up in about 8 hours.

REVAMPING AN OLD POST.
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A KITTEN LEANS AWAY AS A SQUIRREL LEANS OVER TO KISS IT. BLACK AND RED TEXT AGAINST A WHITE BACKGROUND. TEXT READS, “‘IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY’ IS NOT AN EXCUSE. GET CONSENT!”]
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT DOES THINGS ON VALENTINE’S DAY, PROTECT YOUR HEARTS AND PARTS—USE PROTECTION! SAFE, CONSENSUAL FUN TIMES ARE SEXY.

REVAMPING AN OLD POST.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A KITTEN LEANS AWAY AS A SQUIRREL LEANS OVER TO KISS IT. BLACK AND RED TEXT AGAINST A WHITE BACKGROUND. TEXT READS, “‘IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY’ IS NOT AN EXCUSE. GET CONSENT!”]

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT DOES THINGS ON VALENTINE’S DAY, PROTECT YOUR HEARTS AND PARTS—USE PROTECTION! SAFE, CONSENSUAL FUN TIMES ARE SEXY.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A TIGER CUB WITH A TWINKLE IN ITS EYE LOOKS OVER ITS SHOULDER AGAINST A LIGHT-COLORED BACKGROUND. TEXT READS, “KEEP YOUR PAWS AND LAWS OFF MY BODY!”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A TIGER CUB WITH A TWINKLE IN ITS EYE LOOKS OVER ITS SHOULDER AGAINST A LIGHT-COLORED BACKGROUND. TEXT READS, “KEEP YOUR PAWS AND LAWS OFF MY BODY!”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: CLOSE-UP OF AN ADORABLE RED PANDA CUB PEAKING THROUGH THE BRANCHES OF A TREE. TEXT READS, “MY GENDER IS MY BUSINESS!”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: CLOSE-UP OF AN ADORABLE RED PANDA CUB PEAKING THROUGH THE BRANCHES OF A TREE. TEXT READS, “MY GENDER IS MY BUSINESS!”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: AN ADORABLE BABY ANIMAL STANDS HOLDING TINY FLOWERS AS IT LOOKS FORWARD, WIDE-EYED. TEXT READS, “GENDERQUEER? TENDERQUEER!”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: AN ADORABLE BABY ANIMAL STANDS HOLDING TINY FLOWERS AS IT LOOKS FORWARD, WIDE-EYED. TEXT READS, “GENDERQUEER? TENDERQUEER!”]

A COLLABORATION WITH: ahhhhsarah
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BABY BLACK PANTHER STANDS IN A GRASSY, OPEN FIELD. AS IT STARES INTENTLY AHEAD, IT THINKS ABOUT HOW GREAT IT IS TO RESPECT ONE’S AUTONOMY. TEXT READS, “LET’S VALUE EACH OTHER’S NEED FOR SPACE. LOVE IS NOT ABOUT OWNERSHIP.” YOU DO YOU, PANTHER. YOU DO YOU.]

A COLLABORATION WITH: ahhhhsarah

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BABY BLACK PANTHER STANDS IN A GRASSY, OPEN FIELD. AS IT STARES INTENTLY AHEAD, IT THINKS ABOUT HOW GREAT IT IS TO RESPECT ONE’S AUTONOMY. TEXT READS, “LET’S VALUE EACH OTHER’S NEED FOR SPACE. LOVE IS NOT ABOUT OWNERSHIP.” YOU DO YOU, PANTHER. YOU DO YOU.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BLACK AND WHITE PUP IN A PINK BUNNY SUIT SITS WITH A SAD, DEJECTED LOOK ON THEIR FACE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO BE WHO THEY TRULY ARE WITHOUT BEING SHAMED BY OTHERS. THAT LOOK MAY ALSO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH AOBA TAKING SO LONG TO POST. TEXT READS, “DON’T SHAME OTHERS FOR BEING WHO THEY ARE.”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BLACK AND WHITE PUP IN A PINK BUNNY SUIT SITS WITH A SAD, DEJECTED LOOK ON THEIR FACE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO BE WHO THEY TRULY ARE WITHOUT BEING SHAMED BY OTHERS. THAT LOOK MAY ALSO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH AOBA TAKING SO LONG TO POST. TEXT READS, “DON’T SHAME OTHERS FOR BEING WHO THEY ARE.”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A WEE LITTLE LAMB STANDS IN A GRASSY FIELD CONTEMPLATING HOW GRAND LIFE WOULD BE IF WE ALL TREATED EACH OTHER AS EQUALS. TEXT READS, “TREATING SOMEONE DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF THEIR STATUS IS BAAAAAAD FORM.”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A WEE LITTLE LAMB STANDS IN A GRASSY FIELD CONTEMPLATING HOW GRAND LIFE WOULD BE IF WE ALL TREATED EACH OTHER AS EQUALS. TEXT READS, “TREATING SOMEONE DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF THEIR STATUS IS BAAAAAAD FORM.”]