oh, homestuck? i love that comic, the way it just [clenches fist] [collapses to knees] [sobs worriedly about john egbert]
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.
1950S SLANG IS LIKE MY FAVORITE THING IT IS SO RIDICULOUS
WHAT IS THIS
DUCK BU TT I AM LAUGHING
haha can’t wait for Big Hero 6 to win 50 millions awards for being ‘progressive’ and ‘groundbreaking’ because DISNEY while Book of Life gets ignored despite likely being the most visually pleasing and fantastically written animated movie in the last decade
Acephobia in the LGBT+ Community from the documentary (A)sexuality.
It is just…so fucking weird how threatened people feel when it comes to Asexuality. I still can’t wrap my mind around it.
I’m so happy this post is being reblogged by LBGT+ people who aren’t asexual. I keep on reading posts by non-ace LGBT+ people of support to the ace community, and of being stunned by this reaction by a movement which should know better than to judge. AND THAT MAKES THIS ACE SO FREAKING HAPPY. The woman in the first photo expresses my sentiment. I know I belong in the queer/LGBTQIA movement. I want to belong. But I just don’t know if I’m welcome. I’m so happy that there are so many people on Tumblr who do not fall into the catagory of outright refusal of asexuality.
I know not a lot of people understand asexuality. And I know there’s confusion about it, about our experiences, and about how we fit in the movement. But let’s talk about this. Let’s have this conversation.
I mostly don’t delve into the ace tags, but I hear there’s a lot of ace-hate that and I really don’t get it. I don’t understand how asexuality is threatening.
You know what I (as a queer ace-spectrum person) find most threatening? Getting unwanted sexual unwanted advances from both queer and straight people. I’ve gotten them from people of all spectrums and it always makes me profoundly uncomfortable, and often unsafe. It just boggles my mind how people are upset by the concept of asexuality. That’s like getting really mad at someone who isn’t hungry. What’s the point? Just shut up eat your own sandwich. (And stop chewing on me.)
Wow, the fuck the people in those images.
Nobody has the right to disrespect anybody else’s sense of self. It may not be for, you but that does not give you the right to be an asshole.
We really need to push more for LGBTQIA+ to be a standard, instead of just LGBT, especially considering that even the B and T are already invisible in much of the community.
Not supporting some of us = not supporting all of us.
Not supporting some of us = not supporting all of us.
It really, really does bear repeating.
I couldn’t be further from ace, but for serious.
If we’re not in this together, we’re not in this at all.
This makes me so angry. I have friends who are ace, and they are just as much a part of the queer community as I am.
We need to embrace asexuality and treat it with the respect that it deserves.
Funny how mentally ill artists are upheld as masters of their medium, but only ever after they have already killed themselves.
Funny how the stereotype of the “mad genius” is reified and sane artists profit from claiming to have a unique perspective on the world, but mentally ill artists throughout history have gone without any support or help from their loved ones nor their fellow artists.
Funny how we mourn the early deaths of Van Gogh, of Plath, of Woolf, and speculate what masterpieces they could have gone on to create later in life, but disabled art students across America are expected to either perform perfectly without accommodations or drop out for the convenience of the college.
sure everyone says theyre excited about ‘spirit week’ but the minute i awaken a few ancient spirits and raise the dead suddenly im a ‘witch’ and ‘ruining homecoming’
when you are in a hurry and someone wont let the conversation end
thought this was a useful infographic
This is super helpful.
ALSO if they feel gender is an influence of attraction, a person might identify as bi rather than pan
If I might make an addition:
Don’t ever criticize someone for identifying as one or the other even if it doesn’t match your personal definition. These are tough concepts to nail down. Just let us do our thing.