- Mom: Can I look at your tumblr pictures?
- Me: NO...
have your man tape himself naked and eating pages from atlas shrugged while weeping quietly, then email the video to his mom
Let me preface this by saying I am only speaking about the US. I find it weird when Christian people put things in their Facebook like ‘unapologetically Christian’ cos like, outside of a few corners of the internet, when do you ever have to apologise for being Christian or justify it? You lot are the undisputed majority in the US and your religion permeates almost every aspect of American life and yet so many Christians have this really weird victim complex, which we also see in the ‘war on Christmas’ bollocks every year and various other situations. And bear in mind, I live in Texas. Being unapologetically Christian in Texas is about as bold as doing so at the Vatican. I wonder how many are aware that there are places where Christians actually are oppressed? Or maybe I’m reading wayyyyyy too much into this and should just hush.
Or how a riot started by queers, drag queens, transgender people and sex workers became ruthlessly hijacked and monopolized by normatively attractive, affluent, masculine gay men who value assimilation and heteronormativity over universal healthcare - and who viciously spurn those magnificent queens who came before them - and gave it a universally accepted brand name (the GAY rights movement) that highlights its own exclusionary nature.
Well, I was completely fine until you, for some strange reason, felt compelled to tell me that I didn’t look it. This is what my face generally looks like so I don’t see why I should react pleasantly when you tell me that it’s “wrong.” And why do all these people seem so obsessed with making sure everyone is constantly smiling? What kind of hell on earth would we be living in if smiling was the only acceptable facial expression? If I smiled anywhere near as often as you tell me I should, I’m positive that my face would ache. God help you if I ever did actually decide to answer your question “WHAT’S WRONG???” (Well, where do I start…) Now I want to spit in your face when before I only wanted to occasionally say rude things about you to myself (and my blog.)
Oh thanks, I had NO idea. You’re the first person on earth to let me in on that little known secret. LIFE is bad for me, fuck you, you’re boring, go away.
JUST LET ME SMOKE. IT IS MY ONLY JOY IN LIFE.
Bring me vodka and I’ll read Richard Dawkins to you until the sun comes up.
Then what do you say to heterosexual couples who have sex while taking prophylactic measures to ensure that pregnancy does not occur? Straight people want to and frequently have non-reproductive sex. Take a look at the Homosexual Behavior in Animals and the Animal Sexual Behavior Wikipedia articles. And it certainly wouldn’t hurt to read a little Richard Dawkins just to get a better understanding of the basics of evolution. You can ask why homosexuality evolved but you can’t ask “isn’t it not in stride with evolution” because it was evolution that gave us this behavior in the first place. And no, I don’t believe in the concept of the soul. And again, I will defer to any experts who wish to correct anything that I’ve gotten wrong or who are willing to explain this more succinctly and completely than I can.
Well I’m queer, not homosexual, and I’m definitely not an evolutionary biologist so my response to any scientific inquiries would be to “go ask a scientist.” Not because I don’t feel like answering them, but because I’m not an expert. Although I will say that by trying to apply the theory of evolution by natural selection to human social constructs you are treading in dangerous, possibly eugenics-y waters. My second answer would take the form of another question: why does it matter if being queer or gay or trans is a choice or not? And since we’re at a party, I’d tell you to shutup and pass the MDMA cause I need to snort a fat line.
Well I did blatantly copy her eyeliner from the Judas video.
Not distinguishing between racism/sexism/homophobia/transphobia etc and its “reverse” against the majority implies that there is an equivalency between the two. There is no equivalency when you have a power structure in place that systemically oppresses some groups and privileges others. All it takes is a cursory glance at the political/legal system in this country, those who tend to comprise our representation, and the laws that exist to get the most basic idea of how that power structure operates. And that’s just scratching the surface.
For a woman to be suspicious of the men she encounters is not sexism when the law so often fails to punish rapists, or when there are legitimate threats to her bodily autonomy and abortion rights. A transwoman that avoids all possible contact with straight men is not sexist, because she acknowledges the likelihood of encountering physical danger if she is honest about her identity. A black man who assumes that white people mean trouble is not racist when you consider the astoundingly poor track record this country has with regard to civil rights.
When you ignore that there is a BIG difference between the aforementioned examples and the kind of institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc that pervade daily life, you are helping perpetuate the former. You are trivializing very real suffering. I know you may not mean it, but that doesn’t excuse it. So please don’t do that.
- HIV+ individuals are not “loaded guns” that you need to “protect” yourself from. They’re human beings, you dehumanizing prick.
- Sex work must be recognized for the legitimate profession that it is and it must be recognized that women, transwomen and others have a right utilize their body however they see fit regardless of your unsolicited opinion and none of them should have to expect violence as a “natural consequence” of their line of work nor should they have to fear for their lives while trying to pay the rent.
- The word “tranny” still isn’t funny.
-Dean Spade: Compliance is Gendered (via delisubthefemmecub)
UGH. SOOOOOOO GOOD.(via hfml)
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