thefutureisbroken

brujacore:

honra:

lordbape:

"it’s our job to teach the ignorant"

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brujacore this is so you

I suggest we all start issuing retroactive invoices immediately

Just a thought, but. But!

There are people on Tumblr who, when told that you can’t be racist against white people or sexist against men, use the dictionary definition of what “racism” and “sexism” are as a counter-argument. These people are almost always told, in response, that the dictionary is not the authority on a topic. This is correct, obviously - dictionaries give a basic explanation of what a word can mean, not a thesis on what that thing is.

We can’t then counter those people who tell us that it’s our job to educate them with the dictionary definition of the word “job”. That strikes me as somewhat hypocritical.

I get what lordbape is trying to say, and it absolutely is not our job to educate anyone who disagrees with us. But this is not an ideal way of getting that point across.

Alright, unpopular opinion time.

I really don’t like the idea of Bisexual Steve Rogers. I think it’s a stretch, not to mention dangerous, to associate “friendly” with “bisexual”, to mistake “friendly” for “flirty”, and to manufacture bisexuality in a preexisting character rather than glom onto actively bisexual characters in fiction.

And yes, there aren’t that many. I know that. I understand the need to pick out an existing character and say, “See? He’s bisexual because he’s nice to women and men!” I get it. I do. I want more representation as much as anybody else.

But - but! - I don’t think this is the way. I don’t.

It’s not that I don’t get the importance of queer/LGBT interpretations of existing characters, because I do. But I think, in 2014, that it’s time to move beyond “Well, they might be…” and towards “This character definitely is because…”. I’m tired of hypotheticals, I’m exhausted by queer-baiting and half-measures, and I’m not interested in playing pretend.

Bring me canonically bisexual characters. That’s what I want. It’s 2014. It’s fucking time.

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callmeoutis:

callmeoutis:

the heterosexual awareness month website literally classifies the entire state of delaware as a hate group

i am literally not joking

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It’s difficult for me to take this sort of temper tantrum seriously. This is a bunch of straight dudes whining and moaning and stamping their fat little feet over the fact that nobody is celebrating the fact that the status quo is, in fact, status quo. Remarkable.

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lgbtlaughs:


An anti-gay group in the US is telling its members to return all mail with a Harvey Milk stamp.
In a 27 May blog post, the American Family Association rails against the US Postal Service stamp honoring the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.
'Refuse to accept mail at your home or business if it is postmarked with the Harvey Milk stamp,' AFA writes. 'Simply write “Return to Sender” on the envelope and tell your postman you won't accept it.'


This is actually brilliant - if your Harvey Milk stamped mail gets returned by a business you use, it’s a very easy way of knowing which businesses you shouldn’t patronize anymore.

lgbtlaughs:

An anti-gay group in the US is telling its members to return all mail with a Harvey Milk stamp.

In a 27 May blog post, the American Family Association rails against the US Postal Service stamp honoring the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

'Refuse to accept mail at your home or business if it is postmarked with the Harvey Milk stamp,' AFA writes. 'Simply write “Return to Sender” on the envelope and tell your postman you won't accept it.'

This is actually brilliant - if your Harvey Milk stamped mail gets returned by a business you use, it’s a very easy way of knowing which businesses you shouldn’t patronize anymore.

thefutureisbroken

cindymayweather:

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on David Letterman (x)

I’m not a fan of “tolerance”. I have serious contention with the idea that anyone’s sexuality, gender, ethnicity, identity should be “tolerated”, like it’s a traffic jam or a poorly-timed commercial break in a BBC show broadcast on American television. Like the reaction is, “Uh, this again, whatever. Fine.” No. That’s not an appropriate reaction.

My sexuality doesn’t impact your life in any actual way, so why the fuck should I be okay with you putting up with whom I find attractive? It’s 2014. Some people are gay. Some people are black. Some people are trans. Some people are one of a plethora of othered identities that you might not entirely understand. Fucking get over it. Get over yourself.

bubblybobbles

nachobragers:

supporting gay and other strange people is hard work. you sometimes have to change your picture on website. sometimes they make you wear a shirt, or button. but in the end, its all worth it to know your changing America.

I’d gently mocked that equals-sign avatar fad on Facebook a year or so ago until a gay friend of mine pointed out that it does make a difference.

Imagine being a young gay teen somewhere in the Bible Belt, surrounded by people telling you how wicked those vile gays are. Then imagine hundreds upon thousands of people on Facebook all unifying to send a message to that kid and others like them that says “That’s not true.”

Imagine being that kid, seeing that, knowing that it’s not the whole world that’s filled with bile and hatred. That’s nothing to spit at.

ladysisyphus
parkkennypark:

This is an illustration I did for my friend, Dai’s, PhD thesis. A part of his thesis involved a study around how some gay men (particularly those of a minority status) negotiate being gay outside of mainstream gay culture. One story that really stood out to me as being quite unique and touching involved a middle-aged fellow who has never been intimate with another man, doesn’t necessarily identify as being gay, but spends his days knitting baby socks on park benches and on the train as a way to perform his ‘gayness’. As he still lives at home with an extremely conservative family this is essentially the only way he knows to express his sexuality.

Wow.

parkkennypark:

This is an illustration I did for my friend, Dai’s, PhD thesis. A part of his thesis involved a study around how some gay men (particularly those of a minority status) negotiate being gay outside of mainstream gay culture. One story that really stood out to me as being quite unique and touching involved a middle-aged fellow who has never been intimate with another man, doesn’t necessarily identify as being gay, but spends his days knitting baby socks on park benches and on the train as a way to perform his ‘gayness’. As he still lives at home with an extremely conservative family this is essentially the only way he knows to express his sexuality.

Wow.

goshdarnbisexuals

nonmono-perspective:

But we totally have “hetero privilege” though.

Well. Fuck that.