Married life with Ellen and Portia.
i do not understand this liberal obsession with nonviolent resistance, but neither do i understand this leftist glorification of armed resistance. we do not bear arms in struggle because we’re too hot headed to give peace a chance as liberals think, but neither do we bear…
several bi women have been asserting things that are wrong and hijacking posts about lesbians/lesbophobia with points that don’t make any sense, like
- claiming they’re more oppressed than gay people because of “erasure”, which translates to other people assuming they’re straight (ignoring the fact that the assumption of straightness, while shitty, is privilege, just like being assumed to be male or white even if you’re not)
- ignoring that having the option of sexual and romantic availability to men in a world that favors men’s opinions and tastes is a privilege (they argue against this because bisexual women experience more rape and abuse, ignoring that this is an issue with the men they’re dating, not lesbians)
- asserting that they’re allowed to reclaim lesbophobic slurs because they’ve been assumed to be lesbians in the past (kind of goes against the erasure argument, since being assumed gay should then also be considered erasure and by that logic they should want to distance themselves from association with gay slurs and gayness as a whole? oh well). the “logic” there basically amounts to, “someone called me a dyke once equating me to a lesbian so i’m allowed to reclaim it” even though it was an insult by comparison and not an insult to any part of their own character. essentially this means straight people who have ever been called homophobic slurs should be allowed to “reclaim” them too
they’ve also been advocating for their right to use lesbian labels like “femme” (no one has touched “butch”, no one ever does) because they say that it’s a label for non-het women, when actually “femme” refers to dressing in a typically feminine manner in order to attract female partners, and it is exclusively a lesbian title
basically it’s a lot of lack of acknowledgement of the privilege bi women have over lesbians and we are (understandably?) irritated about this because tumblr ~*~queer culture~*~ loves to appropriate our stuff in general
i guess if these bi women have been inundated to that it must not feel very good for them to be called out on it and told they can’t label themselves with words they might feel very close to, but historical context and oppression is way more important than the feelings of any individual so i wish they’d just call themselves something else and stop trying to argue over it with us so much
Never forget, it was black women who developed “reproductive justice" and a black woman who coined "intersectionality.” Black women have long been at the forefront of civil rights and social justice movements, yet it’s our white activists that get the spotlight.
And I can almost guarantee that the white feminists of yore silenced black feminists with “well all of this infighting won’t get us anywhere.”
"So, maybe I wasn’t ready to be around Finn in college. But I had to see him outside or what was the point? And that meant taking my clothes off. But the truth was that I was astounded by people that could be naked. Not just in front of others, but in front of themselves. If I couldn’t do that, how could I ever do it in front of someone else? The problem is that being naked leaves you nowhere to hide.”She’s such a babe.
This scene was so powerful
seriously if gender is a choice and “woman” is on equal footing with every other bipanromanticqueerfluid identity on the “spectrum” then you are by default suggesting that women born women choose to identify as woman and thus choose to be oppressed and are blaming us for the violence committed against us
how do you not fucking see how fucked up that is
[ x ] revolutionary girl utena - let’s introduce the current characters, shall we?
- is a pacifist
- is a pacifist who has been openly critical of the actions of both his home country and the United States during war, to the point that he famously refused to go to the US to accept his Academy Award for Spirited Away because he…