who figures these out
i’m sad ‘cause when i went swimming today the 5 foot part went all the way up to my eyes and i had to stand on my toes to breath
i’m being discriminated against dangnabbit
hahah you’re short
hahah i’m gonna stab you in the neck
If you can even reach my neck
here i come motherfucker
There is a documentary due to be released on norwegian television about this little girl, named Emma. She’s a 12 year old trans girl, and I’m rooting for her so much! When asked why she wanted to do the documentary, she answered “to show others that they can be who they’re supposed to be, and that they’re not alone” (◕‿◕✿)
memes i want back:
my life in one gif
that pelvic thrust is so vicious
me: stop being racist please
family: listen… liberal hippie trash ….u dont know anything abotu the world….
The question is: is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a black bisexual trans woman?
The answer is no, no they’re not.
I am reblogging this not to get into a fight/debate but so that my followers may get familiar with the term and see how they feel about and the “privilege checklist”. I will also reblog criticisms of the concept of monosexism as well.
You know? I’m willing to give you that for this many intersections, things do get murky. So there can be quite a bit to assess.
However, the mono privilege checklist does include many, many things that bi women are exposed to that lesbians are not. One particular thing I’m that I’m thinking about is the intersection between the violence and sexual violence that trans woc are exposed to, and bisexuality. Take the huge gap in exposure to sexual violence and intimate partner violence between lesbians and bi women, then add to that the existing transphobic, transmisogynist and racist violence that already exists for trans woc - and get a measure of the extra terribleness that bi trans woc are forced to deal with, beyond what trans lesbian woc are.
I could do the same for lots of other factors - health, poverty, food stamps, closetedness, support within queer and trans communities, etc. But really it all boils down to the same basic line - bi women have to deal with a lot of bullshit that mono women* do not.
* And let’s not forget, this is not about lesbians. This is not about oppression olympics. Monosexism is a term meant to help bi people talk about our own oppression. And, again, to draw attention to the way that oppression of bi people is specific and independent of homophobia/lesbophobia. I really wish we could just talk about that instead of constantly having to defend and justify our very right to talk about this.
I’m not negating the fact that we as bisexuals face a certain level of discrimination unique to our sexuality. I acknowledge our struggle and have been a victim of the prejudices people have of us. In no way am I trying to say that my own community does not have the right to discuss our oppression as separate from lesbians.
I have read your definition of monosexism and the monosexism privilege checklist. I do not agree with the checklist at all even after reading your explanations of them to other people. I don’t see how lesbians and gay folk are somehow privileged over us and by extension, oppress us institutionally as other -isms such as sexism and racism do. I firmly believe that the term “biphobia” as well as the subset “bi erasure” articulates our unique oppression and how it is independent of homophobia/lesbophobia.
"I don’t see how lesbians and gay folk are somehow privileged over us and by extension, oppress us institutionally as other -isms such as sexism and racism do."
If you think that’s what I’m arguing, you obviously haven’t read everything I said about it, because - as mentioned in the post above - I
In the first link, I write:
THE IDEA OF MONOSEXISM MEANS THAT IT’S A WIDESPREAD STRUCTURE. IT MEANS IT DOES NOT ORIGINATE IN GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITIES. GAYS AND LESBIANS ARE NOT OUR OPPRESSORS (though they may well cooperate with this structure).
In the second link, I write:
Monosexual privilege is NOT about:
- Gay and lesbian people oppressing bi people
- Gay and lesbian people being unconditionally privileged
- Biphobic stereotypes in gay and lesbian communities
That would make NO SENSE, because:
- Gay and lesbian people don’t have the structural power or ability to cause systematic oppression of bi people
- Gay and lesbian people are severely oppressed by heterosexism, homophobia and lesbophobia
- Stereotypes, in and of themselves, are not a form of oppression
- Saying all that would mean unfairly scapegoating gay and lesbian people for things they don’t have the capacity to do
In the third link I write:
monosexism is a structure that first and foremost comes from heterosexism and the patriarchy – 99.99999999% of it comes from heterosexual culture.
So either you’re putting words in my mouth and purposefully denying things I’ve written very explicitly, multiple times, or you haven’t actually read them to begin with…
"thats not very lady-like of you"
GBBO | week 4 showstopper bake | baked alaska
This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT GROWN UP THOUGH
have you seen the cocoon it makes though?
it’s so pretty as a baby, it looks like an actual gem. then suddenly it pupates into a net thing and when it comes out it looks like the fucking Lorax
I feel like this should have been in Avatar or something…