rincewindsapprentice:

Cis people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”

By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:

  • Redheads
  • The entire state of Rhode Island
  • Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Jewish people
  • Australia

Anonymous said: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

nonplaudite:

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

Amen.

Plus, just because it doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, a person who has never had to deal with this specific problem, does not mean it’s not a big deal for them. I’ve had people say racial slurs to me or say something racist to me and think it’s okay. They tell me it’s just a joke and why can’t I just laugh like them. I’m taking things too seriously. Fuck that.

Anonymous said: I didn't know their were other trans men who liked make-up!!!

gay-4-satan:

this is the reason i tag my selfies with “ftm” even though in general i don’t like that term. and because i find it funny to annoy the trans bros who insist that you can’t transition unless you wear a plaid button up and aggressively shit on anything associated with femininity. make up is fun and i like how it looks on me, anyone can wear it, bros don’t know shit.

fandomsandfeminism:

hornedadaar:

sashayed:

celebritygossipbyrangi:

Ireland Baldwin and her BFF Angel Haze leave the Galore Magazine event in Los Angeles together


#justbffthings #galpals 


 kissing your bff and taking pics #justheterothings 

definitely not a declaration of love right in the tweet
yes clearly not the homogay date


“With the Independent, however, she was explicit about their status.
"An interracial gay couple, I mean that’s just weird for America right now. We f**k and friends don’t f**k. I have never f**ked one of my friends. Once I see you in that way, it doesn’t happen," Haze said. “But we do f**k and it’s crazy and that’s weird to say because I think about it in terms of an audience reading it and them thinking, ‘What the hell?’ But it happens.”"
So BFF, right?

Posted for commentary.

fandomsandfeminism:

hornedadaar:

sashayed:

celebritygossipbyrangi:

Ireland Baldwin and her BFF Angel Haze leave the Galore Magazine event in Los Angeles together

image

#justbffthings #galpals 

 kissing your bff and taking pics #justheterothings 

definitely not a declaration of love right in the tweet

yes clearly not the homogay date

image

With the Independent, however, she was explicit about their status.

"An interracial gay couple, I mean that’s just weird for America right now. We f**k and friends don’t f**k. I have never f**ked one of my friends. Once I see you in that way, it doesn’t happen," Haze said. “But we do f**k and it’s crazy and that’s weird to say because I think about it in terms of an audience reading it and them thinking, ‘What the hell?’ But it happens.”"

So BFF, right?

Posted for commentary.

Other parts of ancient Eurasia had traditions of third-gender spirit-people. Herodotus and Hippocrates both discuss the “enarees”, or male-to-female transsexual shamans among the ancient Scythians, who “mutilated” their genitalia and took on female roles. They were said to be the most powerful shamans of their people. Ovid actually claimed that some Scythian priestesses knew how to extract “female poison” distilled from the urine of a mare in heat, with which to dose men in order to feminize them. The average person might throw this off as silliness, if they didn’t know that pregnant mare’s urine is the main source of Premarin, the most widely used estrogen drug today. They also ate a lot of licorice root - so popular among them that the Greeks to whom they exported it referred to it as “the Scythian root” - which is also an anti-androgen.
[…] the relationship between gay subcultures and the putatively heterosexual mainstream are far more complex and contradictory than the charge of assimilation can accommodate. Assimilationist critiques of gay marketing tend to posit a relation between an authentic gay subculture and a corrupting mainstream that is strikingly reminiscent of classic high-culture vs. mass culture debates. Herbert Gans summarizes two centuries of these debates thus: mass culture is aesthetically vulgar, whereas high culture has artistic merits; mass culture is corrupted by its commercial imperatives, while high culture is not compromised by the need to make money; mass culture has a negative effect on high culture, adopting and polluting the latter’s forms and luring potential high-culture producers into producing mass products; and mass culture has a negative effect on audiences and society more generally, lowering the levels of “taste” and producing media that “‘narcotize’ and ‘atomize’ people… render[ing] them susceptible to techniques of mass persuasion that skilled demagogues can use to abrogate democracy”. Gans counters each of these suppositions with examples to the contrary, arguing that there are no absolute definable boundaries between high and low culture, tastes, or audiences, but that these distinctions are created to protect the interests of elite social groups.

“If you really believe that representation doesn’t matter, then why the fuck are you threatened by it? If not seeing yourself depicted in stories has no negative psychological impact - if the breakdown of who we see on screen has no bearing on wider social issues - then what would it matter if nine stories out of ten were suddenly all about queer brown women? No big, right? It wouldn’t change anything important; just a few superficial details. Because YOU can identify with ANYONE.

So I guess the problem is that you just don’t want to. Because deep down, you think it’ll make stories worse. And why is that? Oh, yeah: because it means they wouldn’t all be about YOU.”

jaykob-michael:

mahramore:

shots fired

oooooooooo

Nobody does hypocrisy like the religious fanatics. Also, Ricky Gervais is a very great person.

jaykob-michael:

mahramore:

shots fired

oooooooooo

Nobody does hypocrisy like the religious fanatics. Also, Ricky Gervais is a very great person.

(Source: alexisanchezisonfire)

Anita Bryant, outspoken anti-gay campaigner, gets a pie to the face in 1977. Afterways she quipped “at least it was a fruit pie”, started to pray and then burst into tears. x

Someone order hatepie?

(Source: BornThisWayBlog.com)

e-pic: foucault-the-haters:

Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to share it in solidarity. (x)

e-pic: foucault-the-haters:

Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to share it in solidarity. (x)

John Cho on saying no to Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage. [x]

(Source: dearlywatson)

the-faceless-men-of-braavos:

eh




When people say it’s a stupid, superficial thing to avoid eating at Chik-Fil-A just because you disagree with the politics of the higher-ups, I assume those people don’t realize Chik-Fil-A profits are pumped into organizations that literally support legislation to execute gay people.
When people are actively spreading bigotry, it’s not superficial to take your business elsewhere.

the-faceless-men-of-braavos:

eh

When people say it’s a stupid, superficial thing to avoid eating at Chik-Fil-A just because you disagree with the politics of the higher-ups, I assume those people don’t realize Chik-Fil-A profits are pumped into organizations that literally support legislation to execute gay people.

When people are actively spreading bigotry, it’s not superficial to take your business elsewhere.

(Source: coelasquid)

robomattic:

this right here is why the internets exist. 

robomattic:

this right here is why the internets exist. 

When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has given around $5 million to fight to discriminate against us. When we praise brave Eagle Scouts who give up their badges in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s prejudice, it’s not about scoring political points; it’s because there are kids in dens who are being taught to believe that they are less than equal. When we rant about the pastor who preaches that gays should be thrown into a concentration camp, we scream out of fear. And our fears are justified — in the last seven days, a lesbian in Nebraska was carved with a knife, a gay man in Oklahoma was firebombed, and a girl in Kentucky was kicked and beaten — her jaw broken and her teeth knocked out — while her assailants allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at her.

cellazar-slytherin:

Gay rights activists: known universally for their awesome signs

(Source: b0kon0n)