my bowels are a mess right now eugh
I hate when people ask questions during movies like do you not understand that the movie purposly doesn’t tell you things in order to build suspense
"Who are they?" "What’s going on?" I DON’T KNOW, I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE FILM AT THE SAME TIME AS YOU, I DID NOT WRITE THE FUCKING SCRIPT.
the infantilization of developmentally disabled people is a method of dehumanizing us
and dehumanizing us is a huge factor in ableist murders
is my point getting through here
Queer characters DO NOT and SHOULD NOT have to “make straight people see how normal we are”. I have no interest in characters in literature who look like me but are not for me. Queer characters should first and foremost be for queer people. If straight people get anything out it, then that is a neat perk. I reject the idea of cloaking characters in respectability politics because queer characters are not to blame for queer oppression.
I do not want characters that are written to teach straight people that we are “good people” because the logical extension is to blame queer characters (and queer people) for not being good enough.
We’re merely scratching the surface here, but there are so many birds— over 600 species in California, so here goes: Birds Commonly Found in California http://ow.ly/zuJ3k
I’d really like it if we could retire the phrase “bi women are sexually available to men” forever. It’s such a clinical and objectifying way to talk about bi/pan women, like were just a bunch of fuckholes waiting around for men to use us and dispose of us. Not only does it trivialize (and kind of imply that we’re to blame for) the abuse we receive from men, it also reinforces the cultural attitudes about bi women that lead to us being hypersexualized and fetishized, and it’s that hypersexualization and fetishization that tells men they have the right to harass us and assault us and get away with it.
I know those who use “sexually available to men” as a way to describe bi women aren’t doing so maliciously, but regardless of the intent, it is harmful. There’s, like, 500 other ways you can express the sentiment “some bi women date and sleep with men” without saying that we’re “sexually available” to them.