I am sunlight and yellow straw and I want to curl up into a ball and cry and be a crowd (or a cloud) and it is all light yellow-ish and brown and kind of rusty but warm and soft with lots of lines. I feel like swirling and being on a carousel and it being summer and I want to smile and cry and laugh and I’m on a rollercoaster in a parade. I’m starting a journey but everything is okay and scary and there will be loss and I know it but it is okay. I feel like a pile of hay. it’s warm it’s warm I am okay I want to be okay. I have lots of feelings.
It bothers me that people are literally profitting from my oppression. Straight but not Narrow doesn’t help queer people it “helps” allies, and they are making money by selling merchandise based on queer oppression, and not using that money to stop it. It boils my blood.
don’t limit yourself to panicking at the disco. panic everywhere. follow your wildest most anxious dreams
What astounds me the most about cis feminism is how cis women expect me to share their love of popular/historical cis feminist icons when these women haven’t said a single thing about my experience. But I’m not allowed to complain about them unless they have gone out of their way to say something negative about trans women. How are these women relevant to me when they haven’t even acknowledged me? Silence isn’t support. Your responsibility to include people you have privilege over increases as the amount of visibility you have does, and cis women giving all of their pals the benefit of the doubt because they choose to ignore trans women is complicity with oppression. Putting the burden of proof on trans women to prove that someone is transmisogynistic, rather than putting the burden of proof on that person to prove that they aren’t transmisogynistic, implies that the starting point for a cis woman is that she is by default not transmisogynistic. Being immersed in a transmisogynistic culture is not a choice, but it is your starting point, and one you need to actively differentiate yourself from. Choosing to participate in a transmisgoynistic social movement (feminism) requires you to individuate and differentiate yourself from the movement affirmatively. If you don’t do that, I don’t know how you can expect me to receive you positively.
“Do you believe in equality for women? Then you’re a feminist!”
Hell no, I don’t jive with that shit. My feminism is exclusive. My feminism requires proof.
Any other “feminism” gets a qualifier.
Once you start letting anybody in as a feminist then you’ve got shit stains out there all, “Margaret Thatcher was a feminist because she was a powerful woman!” “Lena Dunham is a feminist because she has an all female cast!”
Baby Boy: The Sociocultural Effects of Prolonged Male Adolescence
Check on It: The Gendered Dynamics of Male Spectatorship in Urban Public Spaces
Crazy in Love: The Diagnosis and Treatment of “Female Hysteria” During the Late Nineteenth Century
Naughty Girl: Disidentification and the Performance of Female Sexual Promiscuity
Cater 2 U: Female Subservience and the Reinforcement of Hegemonic Gendered Power Structures
Get Me Bodied: A Radical Critique of the Sex/Gender Binary
Freakum Dress: The Role of Consumerism in the Construction and Assertion of Female Sexuality
Videophone: Social Networking Technology and the Deconstruction of the Dominant Gaze
Run the World (Girls): Historical Perspectives on Global Female Leadership
Bills Bills Bills: The Dual-Income Model and the Reshaping of the Domestic Sphere
Soldier: The Hypermasculinization of U.S. Military Culture
Independent Women: Girl I Didn’t Know You Could Get Down (to Business in the Public Sphere and Still Be Expected to Perform Domestic Labor During the “Second Shift”) Like That
I just want to have sex with thom yorke. and his voice. and his guitar.