absquesetentia: bisexualftw: Emma Hart has written two repsonses to Emily Dievendorf’s HuffPo piece on bisexual invisibility. The first is at The Lady Garden. The second is at her blog Up Front. From the second post: I feel oddly uncomfortable. I mean, I live a pretty good life. I’m not actively discriminated against. I haven’t been subject to abuse from my partners… well, okay, that...
The New Yorker: White Until Proven Black →
ethiopienne: hungergamestweets: Anna Holmes offers an insightful review of the racial controversy surrounding The Hunger Games and it’s parallels with what we see happening in our society. (P.S. Unlike the other reviews/articles you’ve read, I was actually interviewed for this one. ) Ooh, this is great.
Bisexual (generally non-monosexual... →
bisexual-community: an actual cool intelligent SURVEY for all bisexual (generally non-monosexual queer-identified) people , that won’t leave you gnashing your teeth and pulling out your hair with fury while composing nasty notes to the Principal Investigators all the while wondering which universe (definitely NOT yours) they live in anyway if this includes you Please TAKE THE SURVEY and also...
[We do not say ourselves like that in poems.] We say ourselves in syllables...– Wallace Stevens, from “The Creations of Sound” (via the-final-sentence)
Sometimes it’s easy to lose faith in people, and sometimes one act of kindness...– Amal Abdelhakim (via imtough)
The thing is, it’s patriarchy that says men are stupid and monolithic and...– On claiming to be a stupid man who doesn’t know anything « Zero at the Bone (via grrlyboy) Yes. (via utopiaisbanished)
1) My date went pretty well. 2) Apparently there was a discussion on campus about my poem, and people really identified with it! :)
Holy shit. I’m about to go on a date with a girl. This is both my first date in almost a year and my first date with a woman. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhh hoo boy here come the nerves…helppppp meeeee
[My term. My turn. But the sea does not give up its dead. Never would. Never...– Thomas Moran, from Water, Carry Me (thank you, greysautumn)
jtotheizzoe: The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance Susan Cain talks to Scientific American about her book Quiet : The Power of Introverts. There is great value in those who prefer introversion, and it is quite different from shyness. Yet our society does not reward this work ethic and social style, even though as many as two-thirds of people are introverts. A wonderful...
Trying to Change Your Pronouns on Facebook?
emmettforever: There’s a helpful video on Ciscentrismsucks.tumblr.com on how to change your pronouns for anybody who’s lookin’ to. (http://ciscentrismsucks.tumblr.com/post/6065334634/if-anyone-is-looking-for-how-to-change-your-pronouns-to) If you can’t read or see what the person is editing, here’s the written version: 1. Go to the ‘Basic Info’ section of your ‘About You’ page. 2. Right-click...
Anonymous asked: "I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history." - Morgan Freeman. I feel that the past atrocities the Whites have done against the Blacks in this country have more than been made up for with the welfare system and reverse racism. The one thing I will agree with is the problem of racism of police against African Americans. Everyone needs to ignore race in...
Anonymous asked: I keep seeing the "If there was a...
yoisthisracist: All I can suggest is the addition of “you racist asshole” to the end of that thought.
These are the isolate, slow faults That kill, that kill, that kill.– Sylvia Plath, from ”Elm” (thank you, grimalkine)
ARGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. The Lanthorn has an article (well, editorial) basically saying, “while it’s not your fault for being abused or assaulted, it’s your fault for both getting into that situation and not being able to instantly get out of it unharmed.” What the fuck? Seriously? Seriously? The whole thing reeked of “silly women, you’re strong and sassy! You...
Anonymous asked: Who's awesome? You are! Isn't nice to hear that from a complete stranger? lol
"Voices Erased." A rather personal poem about my...
Today was the EqualiTea event on my campus. It was basically a celebration of women/our women’s center, and they had a few people read their submissions from GVSU’s “In our own words: A Journal About Women.” My poem is the first piece in the journal, and ironically I was the last to speak. As I sat there listening to every other women read their amazingly well-written...
There’s an advantage to this heat wave—I get to ogle at people’s tattoos that are usually covered up. I’ve noticed that lot of people at GV have some kind of ink. A lot of them are pretty cool, actually. I approve.
Anxiety: A Uniquely Human Experience →
jtotheizzoe: From “The Brain and the Roots of Fear ”: While anxiety is defined by uncertainty, human anxiety is greatly amplified by our ability to imagine the future, and our place in it, even a future that is physically impossible. With imagination we can ruminate over that yet to be experienced, possibly impossible scenario. We use this creative capacity to great advantage when we envision...
Get Over It: Men and Women Are from the Same... →
jtotheizzoe: Agustín Fuentes shreds a recent paper from PLoS ONE that claims a litany of “sex differences” in trying to define “masculinity-femininity” at the SciAm guest blog: “Sex” and “Gender” are not the same thing. Sex is a biological state that is measure via chromosomal content and a variety of physiological and developmental measures. Gender is the roles, expectations and perceptions...
“A queen loses her crown when she loses her virginity. And a queen becomes the bitch when she likes it.”
So, there have been some thoughts bouncing around my head that need to come out. Happily, these are good thoughts for a change. Ramblings about confidence after the jump. [[MORE]] Ever since I can remember, I’ve struggled with self confidence. My personality, physical features, the whole deal. Recently however, I’ve realized that I have a sense of confidence now that I haven’t...
The courage to love truth is one of the preconditions to thinking critically.– Dr. Cornel West (via apoplecticskeptic)
So last night was kind of crazy, and a lot fantastic. Ramblings about awesome friends and queer clubs after the jump. [[MORE]] It was my friend’s birthday, and she wanted to have a night to go out dancing and whatnot. After the first place we tried to go to another club, but it was 21 and up. So, we decided to go to one of the more popular “gay clubs.” It was glorious. That...
Anti-femme culture (and feminists aren’t immune to this) thinks the effort put...– The Rotund by Marianne Kirby (via ellielamothe)
A popular exercise among High School creative writing teachers in America is to...– David Graeber, “Beyond Power/Knowledge: An Exploration of Power, Ignorance and Stupidity” (pdf) He also says much the same thing in “Revolutions in Reverse,” an essay included in the book Revolutions in Reverse (which can be read in Scribd at the link). I’d been meaning to post a quote from the...
harderfasterfitter: forever-swim: It’s a tumblr rule: always reblog this when you see it on your dash. ALWAYS. Because this is a fitblr, I understand that a lot of my followers have probably been bullied in their life time. I know as a girl who isn’t the skinniest and never has been, that I’ve been the subject of bullying. I’ve been called fat, worthless, ugly, and I know that I’m not any of...
You can’t explain why you like something. The bigger question for me was always...– Stew, on how people like music or don’t like music because they think other people think they should like or dislike it. (via nprfreshair)