Universal beauty :)
Universal beauty :)
“Being gay is not a plot point. It’s not a token that you can say, “Look, we have a gay character! Isn’t that great? Aren’t we awesome?” It’s part of a person and therefore it should be treated as such. It should be one facet of a character rather than the defining description of that character. And I hope that we have, through the writing and the performance of it, we have kind of struck that balance, where the audience learns something more about Cecil and Carlos both, not dependent on their sexuality, but in addition to their sexuality.”
– Cecil Baldwin (via itsacrimescene)
Ok, a list of basic resources for people who want to argue about bisexuality, your homework:
- BRC About Us [Ed Note: may we also suggest Way Beyond The Binary]
- BiNET USA
- Bisexual Manifesto 1990
- Bisexual Resources by Robyn Ochs
- q & a on bisexuals by Lani Ka’ahumanu
- The soc.bi faq
After that, you have the books:
- Hutchins and Ka’ahumanu, Bi Any Other Name
- Ochs, Getting Bi
- Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
- Diamond, Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire
Also recommended, these two by Serano:
- Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
- Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
And Eisner has good reading lists:
Plus ca change.
you need more comfort food when you’re constantly uncomfortable (not having money causes a lot of physical and emotional discomfort), and comfort food is so fucking cheap and readily available.
Strasbourg — Civil unions should not be reserved for heterosexual couples, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday, condemning Greece for creating a “life partner” legal category that excludes gays.
It really bothers me when straight people complain about some one “rubbing their sexuality in their face” like shut up. I’m asexual, every day of my life is having sexuality rubbed in my face, and you don’t hear me complaining!
“The rape joke is that you were eight.
The rape joke is that at the time,
you didn’t know people had sex to express love.
The rape joke is that the only other person
who’d seen you naked was your mom.
The rape joke is that he called you ‘beautiful’ first.
The rape joke is that he held your hands together
and told you to ‘try harder’ when you struggled.
The rape joke is that you believed him
when he told you were overreacting.
The rape joke is that your grandma
called him a nice boy and asked him to stay for dinner.
The rape joke is that he winked at you
when you apologized to your parents for not coming
downstairs the first time you were called.
The rape joke is that his friends
high-fived him for “getting some.”
The rape joke is that you still don’t feel like
you’ve regrown the pieces he stole.
The rape joke is that he was conceived when his
dad slapped himself into his snoring mother.
The rape joke is that her friends told her
she was lucky someone wanted her.
The rape joke is that each year in the United States,
32,000 other women’s bellies
ripen with life against their will.
The rape joke is that he never learned
to touch without scarring.
The rape joke is that your classmate thinks
‘have you seen what asses look like in yoga pants?’
is an argument.
The rape joke is your new boyfriend kissing
you and telling you he ‘raped’ his math test.
The rape joke is that ‘Why are girls so scared of rape? Y’all should feel pride that a guy risked his life in jail just to fuck you’
is a popular Tweet right now.
The rape joke is that you wake up to
the memory of him laughing,
“now that wasn’t so bad, was it?”
The rape joke is that it’s been twelve years and
you still quiver when someone touches you.
The rape joke is that he hasn’t stopped laughing.
The rape joke is that you forgot how to.”
An article from Jet Magazine, 1969, Chicago.
Happy and proud to now be from a state where the word ‘married’ won’t be in quotes.
Congratulations on passing marriage equality, Illinois!
via Vieilles Anonce
You can read more about this happy couple, and how African-American lesbians used their weddings to assert their citizenship and visibility, at the Pop Up Museum of Queer History.
This woman has a lot of good shit to say.
"the goal is to not want anyone’s acceptance"
all my hair problems in 1 graphic.