fauxcyborg:

heterosexism is a double-edged sword: yes, other people might assume I’m straight but I’m going to assume other people are straight too because if I don’t - well, I might get hurt if I’m wrong. and then I think well, what if someone who thought I was straight wasn’t and they were afraid of the same exact thing I’m afraid of? 

(via kosherqueer)


dopenmind:

Are non-black people not able to see the difference??? Black people don’t simply stop washing and grooming our hair to achieve locs. Locs (and EVERY OTHER STYLE WE WEAR including, but not limited to, braids, twists, afros, and even wigs/weaves) are the complete damn opposite of what white folk tried to tell us for hundreds of years was true. We are not, and have never been, a dirty or unkempt people. We have always taken pride in our appearance and our style has always been FAR more intricate than chunks of matted yuck! White people with dreads is top tier white privilege. 😖
I don’t wanna die before white people just let us be great. I want that to happen sometime in my earthly life. I want our hair and skin and lips and hips to be acceptable and not just sexualized. I want movies about Egypt to cast black folk as the slaves/servants AND the Pharaohs. I want black kids to go to the corner store for skittles and make it home in one piece, and if they DON’T I want whatever weapon formed against them to be found guilty.
I just…I’m so frustrated.
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dopenmind:

Are non-black people not able to see the difference??? Black people don’t simply stop washing and grooming our hair to achieve locs. Locs (and EVERY OTHER STYLE WE WEAR including, but not limited to, braids, twists, afros, and even wigs/weaves) are the complete damn opposite of what white folk tried to tell us for hundreds of years was true. We are not, and have never been, a dirty or unkempt people. We have always taken pride in our appearance and our style has always been FAR more intricate than chunks of matted yuck! White people with dreads is top tier white privilege. 😖

I don’t wanna die before white people just let us be great. I want that to happen sometime in my earthly life. I want our hair and skin and lips and hips to be acceptable and not just sexualized. I want movies about Egypt to cast black folk as the slaves/servants AND the Pharaohs. I want black kids to go to the corner store for skittles and make it home in one piece, and if they DON’T I want whatever weapon formed against them to be found guilty.

I just…I’m so frustrated.

-end rant-

(via anuntamedbird)


Q
so youre a girl? or a guy? or trans. i dont get it
A

yes


Sex a social construct??? Ludicrious. Sex Markers grow on The Sex Tree (Sexus dimorphica) and are lovingly picked by Nurses to bring to each Doctor in the maternity ward. Each Sex Marker begins to vibrate and spew pink or blue liquid when brought next to the correct child. This allows the doctor to place the pulsating organ upon the child’s chest so that it may stab its tentacles through flesh and burrow deep, granting A Natural Organic Sex to the child.


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Q
Shut the fuck up
Anonymous
A

Ooops, I upset a bigot.

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s-burb:

keriboy:

s-burb:

I WANNA BE A PRETTY GIRL WHO WEARS FLOWY DRESSES AND BOWS AND CUTE SHOES

BUT I ALSO WANNA BE A GUY WITH BUTTON UP SHIRTS AND FACIAL STUBBLE

BUT I ALSO WANT TO BE A PUNK GIRL WITH TEAL HAIR AND CROSS JUMPERS

BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WANT TO BE A GUY WITH BEANIES AND COMBAT BOOTS AND PIERCINGS

Pick one.

You cant tell me what to do 

(via gryffin-dyke)


Uggh this is all I want. Thank you, thank you.

Uggh this is all I want. Thank you, thank you.


Wow, it’s almost like every single person is unique and has their own unique experiences! Wanna know why it’s so hard to write an average trans experience? BECAUSE THERE IS NO AVERAGE TRANS EXPERIENCE. There is no average human experience.

If you’re writing a trans character in order to represent the entire trans community (which many trans people, especially trans women, argue doesn’t exist), you’re going to be transphobic from the start.

Your trans character should not be representative of transness. They should be a complex person who happens to be trans.

Female characters don’t need to represent every woman. Poc characters don’t need to represent every poc. Mentally ill and/or disabled characters don’t need to represent all mentally ill and/or disabled people. If you’re thinking of these characters as representative of a community rather than an individual, you’re being prejudiced.

(Individual members of a minority who are not representative of that entire minority are still an example of representation. Minority groups are not monoliths. Individuality within them is necessary.)

A trans character SHOULD have aspects about them that are completely opposite from other trans people. It’s almost like that’s part of being human? lol.

Like. Why do people do this with what they don’t understand? No one’s like, “well I wrote this geek guy who liked these geeky things but some geek guys like these other geeky things so is my geek guy still a geek guy or should I make him not geeky?”

It’s not about whether or not every single trans person can relate. It’s about whether or not there would actually exist a person like that. Which like. TRANS PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO BE MAD ABOUT. I’m not like “wow this totally accurate portrayal of a trans person doesn’t exactly describe my experiences, that’s transphobia!” LOL

and like, don’t tell me what I should be doing as an oppressed person. I can bicker if I want. Who are you to say I’m not helping?

and like, it’s is someone’s fault that there isn’t more trans representation. It’s cis ppl’s fault. Don’t come to me like “it’s no one’s fault you’re ignored and erased” don’t act like there aren’t trans writers desperately trying to get their voices heard and being told they have no audience.


Q
It's classist to assume everyone has access to books... not all ppl can research that way,I'm not saying this person isn't a piece of shit but don't be classist when trying to give a rebuttle please. you're so much better than classism.
Anonymous
A

Google books, download books, pdf books. There are many ways to access books for free. I see pdf books on tumblr all the time. I’ve done dozens of research papers off of previews of books on google books. I’m sorry, to me “read a book” doesn’t mean “go out and buy a book,” which I realize is not the case for everyone, and I’m sorry for not clarifying that. You’re right though, it is definitely harder to have access to books without money, especially with disappearing libraries. I’m sorry for ignoring/erasing that issue.

You don’t even need to read books though. That person just seemed to think things written on websites didn’t count as research. I think reading reviews of books can be just as helpful. Or reading the websites of the people who wrote the books you want to read.