The moment when the table turns.
and I sleep easy knowing you are beside me
Omgiiiieeeee !!!!! This is super cute :D
But you have to understand that when both my cousin and I came out as bisexual to our great-aunt, she told us we were too young to label ourselves.
You have to understand that both of my brothers are gay and came out to her before the ages of 15. She had absolutely no problem.
My great-aunt is a 69 year old lesbian.
You have to understand that not every aspect of biphobia has to do with homophobia.
well, for those who are like “dictionary definitions!!!!” i would definitely start with the fact that it is used as a slur. then let them know that it began to really get reclaimed in the 80s or so. and then that using queer in addition to another label accomplishes a couple of things. for one, it highlights the sociopolitical connotations of lgbtqiap+ identities. second, it’s often used as a rejection of heteronormativity and the typical sex and gender roles in society. mention that it can also be used by people who for whatever reason just don’t really identify with labels like gay/lesbian/bi/etc., for a number of reasons. society has a pretty strict idea of what each of these labels mean, so some people who just don’t like the connotations or nuances of those labels, or feel that they aren’t flexible enough to really describe their identity, often prefer the sort of ambiguity that a label like queer provides. i would definitely also stress that a lot of lgbtqiap+ people are still uncomfortable or distressed by the word, and they should not refer to someone as queer unless that person has specifically told them that’s what they ID as.
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honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators.
Did you mean, “Adorable cotton fluffs with eyes?”
“Guardians of the Galaxy was such a fantastic movie!”
"There were a lot of issues with GotG that should be addressed and Marvel should work on improving with future movies."
so i was getting a bunch of gross asks in my inbox and i didnt know why and then one of my sweeter followers sent me a link to this fuckery so i thought i’d share. here’s the thing: this is not an isolated event. i get shit like this all the time. at least once a month someone directs me to some kind of thread where i am public discourse, always exploitative discussions regarding me and my body, and usually something to do with feminism. and this is the reality of many women online, fat women especially. whether im being disgustingly sexualized or mindlessly hated, i cant seem to win. all because i have the audacity to visibly exist on an online platform.
this is a post to clarify, since so many of you seemed to have forgotten: i am a person. i’m not a topic, i’m not an erotic fabrification, my body is not your forum. my existence isn’t meant to get you off and it isn’t meant for you to express your shitty bigoted opinions. who i am, how i look, what i do has nothing to do with you. i exist for myself and myself alone. i have interests, hobbies, passions, heart breaks, and triumphs. when i am dissected in this manner, with no regards to me as a person, without acknowledging that this is a breathing, living human being you are speaking about, it is hateful ignorance. it is an act of violent disrespect and blatant objectification. it is perpetuating the complete disregard for women’s bodies and their right to autonomy.
i am a person and i will be treated as such. i am not tolerating this or any hatespeech directed my way. i refuse to be reduced in this manner. i will continue to be the fabulous, vibrant woman of integrity i am and will do all that i can to stop anyone who decides this is an appropriate way to treat a human being. furthermore, im not blocking any names because if you feel comfortable enough to publicly speak so hatefully about someone, you can certainly reap what you sow. i hope you feel uncomfortable when the spotlight shines and there is visibility for your shitty actions.
so here’s my request: STOP engaging in this type of behavior. CALL OUT those who do. protect and, more importantly, respect women online and off. thanks for reading and have a nice day!