thinking about transness as radical freedom. the idea that you dont inherently have to act a certain way based on categories that were assigned to you is scary to many but the truth is that it is incredibly liberating. i wish trans people didnt have to suffer so much for bringing this gift into the world
"You have bested me, mortal. By the laws of my eldritch kin, I must now grant you a wish. What do you desire? Wealth of the earth? Royalty of kings? Perfection of shape?"
"None of these things. Grant me the ability to give the best hugs in all creation"
"What!? You dare use my awesome might for so mundane a task? I cannot believe this!"
"Aw, do you need a hug?"
"*Sigh* very well, hug away.
Oh! That is actually quite nice."
uspol and a lot of emoji
Hi, it's weird in politics when people have a stated preference of destroying democratic* institutions instead of coopting them.
TAKE 👏 SHIT 👏 OVER 👏 REVOLUTION 👏 CREATES 👏 UNCERTAINTY 👏 WHICH 👏 PROVIDES 👏 OPPORTUNITIES 👏 FOR 👏 REACTIONARIES 👏
COOPTING NETWORKS IS
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It's so cold tonight and I just remembered the ridiculous slippers that @hollyamory got from her mum which I exchanged (possibly for tea?) so I had slippers for going to hospital (for the IVF that didn't work) and now I have warm feet and feel looked after by my lovely friends even when they are away.
Which reminds me, today I got to talk to my students about how excessive heterosexuality used to be considered effeminate (so much indulgent rolling around in bed for pleasure!)—but high heels were butch power wardrobe items.
Conclusion: "You're making a mistake if you think heterosexuality isn't as constructed as homosexuality, or if you think the femininity of a woman is more natural than the femininity of a drag queen."
say it with me, don't be afraid:
all white people are racist!
until white people no longer benefit from white supremacy in any way, this will always be true. you're not special because you do that thing. if you did it expecting a cookie or a gold star, you're doing it wrong.
it's not good enough to just be "not racist", we need to be anti-racist! we have to dismantle the power structure that allows white supremacy to live.
-- a fellow white person
🎶 can you afford to be gay?
sing if you're happy to pay 🎶
(with due apologies to tom robinson)
I haven't seen any ace exclusion but I've seen people reacting to it. So, in case anyone needs it...
Ace people face much of the same bigotry I do as a bisexual: that's not real, it's just a phase, you're not really queer, it's a sign of immaturity, you'll settle down, you'll meet the right person, etc. And plenty of ace-specific stuff too.
It's all bullshit.
That there's such overlap in the ignorance and hate spewed at us reinforces that you're my queer siblings forever 💛
Bisexual activist, knitter, engineer. Cis woman, trans ally, polyamorous.
Frēond-spēdig (rich in friends). Trying out this Mastodon thingie.
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