my favourite time of day
more like the only time of day
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CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color is in the midst of a 41 month prison sentence for defending herself against a violent, racist and transphobic attack in Minnesota which resulted in the death of one of her attackers. Actress Laverne Cox is portraying an incarcerated trans woman in Orange is the New Black. Through a powerful in prison interview, and investigative filmmaking. This film confronts the issue of transphobia and the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color.
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Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can mobilize an entire society in violent hate against me.
Language is never neutral.
"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence." - Toni Morrison
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❝But when you say that the loudest homophobes are closeted LGBT folks, you erase the fact that the vast, vast majority of homophobia doesn’t come from closeted people. It comes from straight people. Casual, everyday homophobia overwhelmingly comes from straight people (and yes, by the way, I know that all of you aren’t like that). The vast majority of people who vote against marriage equality are straight. The vast majority of the people who draft gender recognition legislation that enshrines gatekeeping, divorce, diagnoses and compulsory surgery are cis. The people who think that knowing we even exist should be kept from kids, because we’re too ‘confusing’? Mostly straight and cis. The people who treat us ever-so-slightly differently, who tokenise us, who judge us by how closely we conform to stereotypes? Mostly straight and cis. And, yeah, most of the people who brainwash, reject and demonise us are straight and cis too.
But if we joke that homophobes are all homos, we let straight people rest easy. Homophobia becomes something that isn’t just targeted at LGBTQ people. It’s something perpetuated by us too. Homophobia stops being straight people’s problem.❞
Affectionate Ladies c. 1900s-1980s
anne hathaway in drag
anne hathaway in drag
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Every day we learn new things about ourselves. And sometimes they are terrifying.
Haven’t stopped laughing for 5 minutes
Dantana being adorable in “Let It Be”
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❝If a black person do a black person thing it aint that popular.❞
-Nicki Minaj on Miley twerking (Ellen Degeneres 9-27)
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❝I knew the word ‘asexual’ was really powerful and validating, but [I wanted] to avoid creating a culture of telling people who they needed to be to be part of this community. I started talking about how identity is a tool and not a label — an idea that you should be able pick it up if it’s useful to you and put it down if it’s not, and one that you can redefine for yourself.❞
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If you think that men who get accused of rape have to live out the rest of their lives as a pariah you’re fucking delusional.
My friend was raped by the quaterback at her university. She reported it and lost all her friends. The school offered her money to keep quiet about it. She ended up having to transfer schools because the environment was so hostile.
A year later I attended a banquet for the school, and that quaterback was the guest of honor. I refused to stand and applaud him when he took the stage to give a speech. I was the only one. When everyone sat back down, I loudly said “____ _____ is a rapist.”
Everyone glared at me. One guy sitting at our table, practically foaming at the mouth, spat, “____ ____ NEVER RAPED ANYONE.”
This rapist now plays for a NFL team.
Someone very near and dear to me was raped by a friend of hers and pressed charges.
Nothing. He continues to go about his life and she has PTSD and was blamed for it.
I actually only know one person who was actually able to put her rapist behind bars. And I know a ton of people who have been raped.
You can be a rapist and people will still love you.
Report a rape, and be prepared to have your life turned to shit.
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In which I talk more about why we rarely hear from repulsed aces about repulsion/sex-aversion in asexual communities. Go check it out!
how long must we wait for a lesbian disney princess
or what about a prince who throughout the entire movie you think he’s going to be the love interest but in the end it turns out he’s gay
or how about a lesbian princess
(I’m sure it’s been said in that post more than enough times but I don’t feel like scrolling through to look and want to be clear for followers… agreeing with the first comment! The second I think would be a problem because gay identity shouldn’t be a “gotcha, not heterooo” punchline, it should be a legitimate narrative. Gay identity used as a punchline has been present in media for quite a while, and that is definitely not sufficient representation.)