OK, it’s confirmed—*Pornography* is still the only Cure album I like without qualification.
what if instead of calling each other names we referred to each other by our most dominant feature
like ‘hey Nose’ or ‘hey Too Much Eyeliner’
that’s usually called bullying
why does this monster generator keep using ‘hermaphrodite’ as a monster
yeah, that’s a term that may be hurtful to people who are intersex and/or non-cis (questions were in tags for my followers) so that’s why people shouldn’t use it to refer to other people
also intersex and/or non-cis people aren’t scary
Is hermaphrodite a slur?
As far as I know, yeah.
The word has become a slur through misuse. Also, it is not an accurate description of the diversity of intersex people.
A straight white man goes into the jungle and stumbles across a beautiful iridescent beetle, completely unfamiliar to him. “What the fuck, is this some kind of tumblr social justice shit?”
Wicca was started in 1954 by a person from the Golden Dawn.
The Golden Dawn was a Hermetic Gnostic lodge (a pagan form of Gnosticism…see also Alchemy)
Considering the ritual practice between various groups was shared, it’s safe to say that modern paganism borrows heavily from the Gnostics.
People who go “BUHT CHRISTIAN WITCHCRAFT IZ JUS GNOSTICISM” are highly ignorant of what Gnosis actually entails.
Gnosticism =/= Christopaganism
Of course, what do I expect, of course the pigs are trampling the pearls into the mud and eating the acorns and missing the point entirely.
Thas just what they do. :3
Climate Change Fails to Make G8 Agenda, Report Finds 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels Need to Stay in the Ground
It was only two years ago that the country’s Climate Commission released its first major report, The Critical Decade. And although we are only a quarter of the way through the decade, the Commission says that its original forecasts are now a reality and the scientific consensus is even stronger. The need for action is even greater.
That means that we cannot carry on investing in fossil fuels, regardless of whether it is Australian coal, Canadian tar sands or American shale gas. “We have to leave most of the fossil fuels in the ground and of course that has obvious implications for investment decisions this decade,” concluded Professor Steffen.
What reason have we to suppose the African would be more just and generous than the Saxon has been?…how insulting to put every shade and type of manhood above our heads, to make laws for educated refined, wealthy women….The old anti slavery school says women must stand back and wait until the negroes shall be recognized. But we say, if you will not give the whole loaf of suffrage to the entire people, give it to the most intelligent first. If intelligence, justice, and morality are to have precedence in the government, let the question of the woman be brought up first and that of the negro last.– American Hero and seminal feminst, Susan B. Anthony (via thisiswhiteprivilege)
‘no’– if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
might make them angry
it will make
no but women are so badass okay
because there will inevitably come a point in every woman’s life where she wakes up in a pool of her own blood and her reaction will be dammit now i have to do laundry
that is some suave superhero shit and you won’t ever be able to convince me otherwise
I mean yes but yo
not all women have periods
(or even uteruses)
and not all people who have periods
Donna Ostrowsky (1986-2013) reading “The Queer Experiment” at Barnard College on October 18, 2012.
“The Queer Experiment” is Donna Ostrowsky’s short story from The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. It is in epistolary form, from the point of view of a woman who has been institutionalized after a mysterious disaster. H.P. Lovecraft fans will recognize the general style, and it’s a comedic-horror story about early 20th century lesbians. It’s also, in my reading, a very “trans” story. I hope you enjoy it.
You can also see Donna participate in the panel related to that reading: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj4SFWZqqZQ
We’re spreading this story far and wide today because last week we lost our dear friend Donna.
Early Monday morning on June 10th, Donna Ostrowsky made the decision to take her own life. Donna was a filmmaker, a stand-up comedian, and an author. She was 27 years old.
Donna was originally from the Boston area and moved to New York City to attend NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing in 2004. She performed regularly at comedy events around New York City. In 2011, Donna produced a celebrated short film called Bodega Cats with the Internet Celebrities. Just two weeks ago, she was celebrated as one of 28 authors in The Collection: Short Fiction of the Transgender Vanguard when the book won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction.
Donna is survived by: her beloved partner and best friend Johanna Schaufeld; her mother Celeste, father Jonathan, and her older sister, Tess; hundreds of friends and family members who adored her; audiences and fans who laughed, giggled, and chortled through her performances.
Perhaps what Donna will be best remembered for her sense of humor. She had the unique ability to make everyone in the audience delighted and uncomfortable all at the same time. Perhaps my favorite memory of her sense of humor is from last fall at Barnard College. “Staking Our Claim: Trans Women’s Literature in the 21st Century” was a panel that was one of those moments where everyone in the room was a little on edge—excited, but also nervous. It was the first time that a women’s college in the US had put together a program about trans women’s literature, and Donna was one of the authors who came to read and participate in the panel.
When she stood up to speak, Donna said, “Thank you for having me, and for letting me use your bathroom,” and then she continued to compliment the Barnard community on their artfully designed tampon packaging. Not enough to be in this contested space, at this women’s college, Donna had to remind everyone what it meant—that today, there were trans women everywhere, including in the bathroom, where they are buying your tampons. All at once, Donna was bold, and intelligent, and kind, and hysterical.
We’re so proud that we had the opportunity to publish her and work with her over the last year. Her story was the last one to be added to The Collection, and it only happened because we saw her read it just before we closed the files for the printer. After she read, we begged her for two weeks to let us publish it, and she finally relented and sent over the document. Consequently, I saw Donna most often at book events—she came with us to the College of Staten Island to speak to Matt Brim’s queer short story class about The Collection, and she was part of the release events in October. The last time we saw her was at a reading for this year’s Lambda Literary Finalists at Bluestockings Bookstore, where, as usual, she stole the show. When I saw her, I greeted her as I always did, by saying, “Donna, when is your book going to be done?” She confessed she had started working on a novel, but she was worried her idea wasn’t good enough. She told me, “Tom, give me something to write about,” and I told her, honestly, “Donna, anything you write will be brilliant. Just write.” It breaks my heart that we won’t get to have more of her work in the world.
Memorials for Donna will be held in both New York City and in Boston, where her family still resides. The New York City memorial will be on Sunday, June 23rd at 4pm at the LGBT Center at 208 west 13th Street. If Donna or her work touched your life, please join us to celebrate her life, love, and laughter.
RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/186506201510744/
Plans are underway to remember her with a grant given in her name to other trans women artists and authors. We’ll have more info about that as we work out the details.
Black men used to get killed for doing the above.
Don’t let radical feminists take us back to that.
Now white men are using brown bodies to justify their misogyny.
What is going on here?