Jul. 27, 14

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a-little-bi-furious:

freelgbtqpia:


Like the typewriter and the light bulb, the heterosexual was invented in the 1860s and swiftly transformed Western culture. The idea of “the heterosexual” was unprecedented. After all, men and women had been having sex, marrying, building families, and sometimes even falling in love for millennia without having any special name for their emotions or acts. Yet, within half a century, “heterosexual” had become a byword for “normal,” enshrined in law, medicine, psychiatry, and the media as a new gold standard for human experience. With an eclectic scope and fascinating detail, Straight tells the eye-opening story of a complex and often contradictory man-made creation that turns out to be anything but straight or narrow

[epub]

I’ve been looking for a copy of this for a while now, since I hear it has some surprising revelations about bi history and intersex history among other lgbt history stuff, not just heterosexuality.

a-little-bi-furious:

freelgbtqpia:

Like the typewriter and the light bulb, the heterosexual was invented in the 1860s and swiftly transformed Western culture. The idea of “the heterosexual” was unprecedented. After all, men and women had been having sex, marrying, building families, and sometimes even falling in love for millennia without having any special name for their emotions or acts. Yet, within half a century, “heterosexual” had become a byword for “normal,” enshrined in law, medicine, psychiatry, and the media as a new gold standard for human experience. With an eclectic scope and fascinating detail, Straight tells the eye-opening story of a complex and often contradictory man-made creation that turns out to be anything but straight or narrow

[epub]

I’ve been looking for a copy of this for a while now, since I hear it has some surprising revelations about bi history and intersex history among other lgbt history stuff, not just heterosexuality.




Jul. 27, 14

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wocinsolidarity:

And even a bonus slide for any remaining queries:

Mod note: 

Feel free to erase this bit here if you reblog, but I just wanted to explain why I made this. Very recently I got into an argument online with a white woman about a film that executed a white savior trope. I explained all the things I found problematic in the film and why I thought it was racist, and she told me that I was both nit-picking and white-shaming. I was also called a hypocrite and a racist (against white people).

I could see that this white woman was set in her willful ignorance, and that any further arguing would only make me more frustrated and her more self-righteous. So instead, I made this (lovely, if I can so myself) powerpoint rather than metaphorically bashing my head against a brick wall in continuing a conversation with her. 

May this help you in all your efforts, even if it couldn’t help me in mine. 

- Jennifer 

P.S. So I don’t know if someone has made a powerpoint for racism before (I’m sure someone has), but I haven’t seen one. Please link it to us if you have! 

 




Jul. 27, 14

2435


how to be an biphobic asshole in 3 easy steps 

spiralingoutwards:

bohemianprole:

1. ignore the definition of “bisexual” used by the actual bisexual community (attracted to same and other genders) and use “attracted to two genders” instead

2. claim that because of your incorrect definition bisexuals are cissexist and transphobic (because apparently you also believe that trans men and trans women aren’t actually men and women, respectively) 

3. ignore all irritated bisexuals who try to correct you on your wrong definition

bonus! tell these irritated bisexuals they’re really pansexual and don’t know what they’re talking about in terms of their own sexuality 

I dig. I don’t use “bisexual” for myself because of the implication of the gender binary, but I’m not about to be an ass to others about it. Only you can define you.




Jul. 27, 14

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instalaugh:

They’re encouraging him or making fun of him, either way I love it

instalaugh:

They’re encouraging him or making fun of him, either way I love it




Jul. 27, 14

37503


mrmanager:




Jul. 27, 14

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Jul. 27, 14

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it’s official, this is my most succesful post ever




Jul. 26, 14

152915


cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad f**k” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

okay Mara Wilson has officially become my new hero




Jul. 26, 14

178309


traversant:

archetypalboner:

“Women are more likely to be attracted to personality and men are more likely to be attracted to physical appearance.”

Woah maybe that’s because we teach women to see men as people and we teach men to see women as objects.

Ding ding ding ding ding.




Jul. 26, 14

15



oh christ, this guy messaged me on okcupid (don't ask me why i started up another account, i don't know) and said 'oh, you like star trek? it's so difficult to find any girl who has a good taste in films! most of them like stupid rom coms-' ughhhh uhhhhhh uhghhhhHGHHHHHHHHhhuHuHHHHHhhhghhhHHHHHHHHH


feministcaptainkirk:

Ugh, I wonder why a winner like that is single though?? He certainly seems to know women

There has to be a special place in hell for guys who think the way to compliment women is to throw other women under the bus.

It’s not a competition and it never will be.

I think the worst compliment any guy can give me is “You’re not like other women” like what does that mean?!?!?! It’s not… even a compliment?!?!




Jul. 26, 14

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onthesideoftheotters:

bodysexgender:

vexednature:

tuxedoandex:

modernvampiresofnewyork:

What girls look for in guys

  • brown eyes
  • messy hair
  • cute nose
  • 4 paws
  • golden retriever 

but a man looking for a certain thing in girls? misogyny right? guys can’t be like “I look for girls who wear glasses and are thin and like to talk” nope that’s misogyny and it’s horrible. “equality”

oh my god did you even bother reading the post 

"not ALL dogs"

m’owner




Jul. 24, 14

2


Adventures in lace, again! This time, using a proper pattern.

Adventures in lace, again! This time, using a proper pattern.




Jul. 24, 14

9446


wocinsolidarity:

Understand the Israeli – Palestinian Apartheid




Jul. 24, 14

33


artyarns:

Green Turquoise colorway in Regal Silk for Lace Tonal Tee http://ift.tt/1pJYSOg

*faints*

artyarns:

Green Turquoise colorway in Regal Silk for Lace Tonal Tee http://ift.tt/1pJYSOg

*faints*




Jul. 24, 14

266050


jr-abraxas:

ktnissevurdeen:

buttalecki:

what do you do at hogwarts if you start your period? 

like do you go and see madam promfrey? or your head of year? because i’m just trying to imagine the slytherin girls going snape and asking for tampons

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I do not have the power within me to not reblog this.