Anonymous said: My friend insists bi means two and I'm only attracted to the binary genders and it's transphobic idk what else to say??
Tell them that by their logic lesbians are from the Isle of Lesbos, gay people are really happy people, heterosexual means attracted to different genders (that is more than one) because it comes from the Greek “heteros” meaning “different” or “other”.
Then tell them that both heterosexuals and homosexuals are transphobic because they are only attracted to genders within the gender binary (which isn’t even necessarily true btw) and that only pansexuals cannot be transphobic because they are attracted to everything, including innanimate objects and philosophical concepts, I mean everything means EVERYTHING you’re not a real pansexual otherwise!
Then say that transphobic is the literal fear of trans people and we should be kind because they can’t help having a phobia, it’s not like it’s a system of oppression that trans people that is composed of more than etymology, that would silly and counterproductive!
And finally tell them that pineapples are apples that grow on pine trees because words are literal and never change over time or with context.
Then take a dictionary, burn it in front of them and chant “where is your word god now?!”*
*Last part is optional and should not be done in an enclosed space.
#Vienna #woods on Sunday, II
#Vienna #woods on Sunday.
I remember when I very first played Garak, I played him gay! I thought this would be great! He sees this young man, this young, very attractive doctor on the station, he is lonely, he is the only Cardassian there, this doctor is curious about him, and if you remember, this was a great moment because Sid totally went with it! When he comes up and he puts his hand on his shoulder, Sid did this great thing, it was this sort of an electrical charge that went through him and so I played him totally gay in that episode.
Of course the producers did not actually tell me not to play him gay but then they started writing him a little more macho and more like a Cardassian. But I said, “Listen, one of the great things about Garak is that he is not Gul Dukat, he is not one of those macho, militaristic guys, he is your finesse Cardassian.” So we struck a compromise but I was always very clear. I did not get into it in the book. Quite frankly, I was going to go in that direction. I had written a whole thing about Garak’s sexuality because I felt that Garak was sort of - talk about bisexual, I think that he was multisexual, essentially that anything that moves is fair game for Garak. He has a voracious sexual appetite. — Andrew J. Robinson, in this interview with TZN (via tinsnip)
I spent the whole How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie waiting for Chief Astrid.
Don’t get me wrong: I loved the power of earned loyalty message, and Hiccup learning to find his father’s strength in his bones as well as his mother’s wild empathy, and I spent most of the movie either delighted or…
WHY WASN’T THIS THE MOVIE I’VE WATCHED TODAY?!
Why I didn’t enjoy 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' or: The Good, the Bad, and the Does Hollywood Know What Year It Is? -
A quick rant I had to get out of my system after seeing How To Train Your Dragon 2.
CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS. You have been warned.
I resent that. I was not and am not hard to live with “sometimes”. That should at least be “often”, or more accurately “usually” or even “always”. If you’re going to answer these things, do it accurately ;)
Why is Anthony Steward Head licking a window?
Arizona Professor Offers Extra Credit To Female Students Who Stop Shaving Their Armpits
Professor Breanne Fahs offers female students extra-credit if they “stop shaving their legs and underarms for ten weeks during the semester while keeping a journal to document their experiences.” For Fahs, who teaches women and gender studies, the purpose is to get students thinking critically about societal norms and gender roles.
A similar opportunity is available to men in Fahs’ classes who recieve extra credit for shaving all of their hair from the neck down.
One student, Stephanie Robinson, described it as a “life-changing experience:
"Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair. I also noticed the looks on faces of strangers and people around campus who seemed utterly disgusted by my body hair. It definitely made me realize that if you’re not strictly adhering to socially prescribed gender roles, your body becomes a site for contestation and public opinion."
They published a paper about this the first time someone did it, and it showed that non-white young women experienced a lot more pressure from friends and relatives to remove their hair. The authors suggested that because beauty standards are white - long, fine, flowy blonde hair, blue eyes, etc, etc - his body hair non-conformity was more troubling in WOC, as they crossed yet another boundary of femininity. They were also more likely to have darker or thicker body hair, so it would stand out more than on the blonde women, for example.
For me that sort of exemplifies why it’s so important to have multiple, intersectional feminisms. Because “let’s not shave our legs!” might be a powerful and important message, but it’s ultimately one of white privilege that sort of ignores the whiteness of these beauty standards in the first place.