Queersition

The ramblings of a Canadian queer trans social worker.
social-justice-wario:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Tumblr has made itself a safe space for trans women but not trans men. People on this site are like “feminism needs to make room for trans women! protect trans women at all costs!” but trans men are rarely discussed on feminist blogs. Laverne Cox is a great activist for trans women but I can think of zero trans men in mainstream media. And nobody on this site complains. And don’t tell me they have male privilege because that is some bullshit. 

"Men aren’t being talked about enough in feminist spaces" is literally what you just said.
If you want some safe spaces for trans men, make safe spaces for trans men. There are tons of blogs on tumblr specifically for trans men and dfab trans people. If you want to talk about trans men, talk about trans men. Talk about the various ways trans men are oppressed, and the injustice you face! Don’t ask for feminists to misgender you so you can inject men into spaces and discussions by and for women.

Not to mention “Tumblr has made itself a safe space for trans women..” don’t make me laugh. Me and most other trans women I know on tumblr have received death threats, rape threats, some of us have had our private information filtered via hate sites, not to mention that our opinions are consistently dismissed.

social-justice-wario:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Tumblr has made itself a safe space for trans women but not trans men. People on this site are like “feminism needs to make room for trans women! protect trans women at all costs!” but trans men are rarely discussed on feminist blogs. Laverne Cox is a great activist for trans women but I can think of zero trans men in mainstream media. And nobody on this site complains. And don’t tell me they have male privilege because that is some bullshit. 

"Men aren’t being talked about enough in feminist spaces" is literally what you just said.

If you want some safe spaces for trans men, make safe spaces for trans men. There are tons of blogs on tumblr specifically for trans men and dfab trans people. If you want to talk about trans men, talk about trans men. Talk about the various ways trans men are oppressed, and the injustice you face! Don’t ask for feminists to misgender you so you can inject men into spaces and discussions by and for women.

Not to mention “Tumblr has made itself a safe space for trans women..” don’t make me laugh. Me and most other trans women I know on tumblr have received death threats, rape threats, some of us have had our private information filtered via hate sites, not to mention that our opinions are consistently dismissed.

Awful Religious Stereotypes? Shattered. By Two Girls And One Absolutely Stunning Performance.

littlemissmanga:

Now I love slam poetry, and as Passover approaches and we celebrate our freedom I’d like to take a moment and think on this and reflect on if we truly are free when stereotypes and hatred blind and restrain us. It hits far too close to home for me to stay comfortable, and I urge you all to watch and think on the message in this video. 

(via womenwhokickass)

seenontabletop:

My mom lives on a small island (in BC, Canada) where no official TableTop Day events were happening and she didn’t really have any games so she looked at the used stores and found Alias, Malarky, Rummy-O, Overturn, Where in the World are you?, and Shogun. These added to what I brought with me Cthulu Fluxx, Gloom, and Cards Against Humanity. In addition we used an electronic version of Smallworld on my laptop, and I made my own version of Qwirkle. One of the highlights was her beating me in Cthulu Fluxx with Insane Nightmares. After yesterday she has changed her mind on gaming and is going to get other people on the island to PLAY MORE GAMES!

seenontabletop:

My mom lives on a small island (in BC, Canada) where no official TableTop Day events were happening and she didn’t really have any games so she looked at the used stores and found Alias, Malarky, Rummy-O, Overturn, Where in the World are you?, and Shogun. These added to what I brought with me Cthulu Fluxx, Gloom, and Cards Against Humanity. In addition we used an electronic version of Smallworld on my laptop, and I made my own version of Qwirkle. One of the highlights was her beating me in Cthulu Fluxx with Insane Nightmares. After yesterday she has changed her mind on gaming and is going to get other people on the island to PLAY MORE GAMES!

We need more trans social workers

tonidorsay:

Please repeat that several times.

Social workers change the world. Social work is what I should have gone into, since it combines sociology and psychology and critical understanding of all the amazing aspects of being people and also adds in politics and can be clinical,or research or every day…

Trans social worker here! … unemployed trans social worker…

(via glitterphoque)

Shit Heathens and Norse Pagans Say

lokason:

  •  Asatru: “…when people were practicing Asatru, back in the Viking Age…”

  •  Folkish Asatru: “Our goal is cultural diversity. Ours is a culture for the white race. We respect your culture, too, as long as you do it over there, out of my country, where I don’t have to look at it.”

  •  Odinism: “I’m not racist! This bunker of weapons in my basement is to PROTECT the folk from oppression of the white minority.”

  • Theodism: “WE ARE OUR DEEDS!…except when we do something illegal.”

  •  Reconstructionism: “Today we must do a sacrifice to bless the plow we do not own and pray for a successful planting season on a farm we do not have two months after the planting has already begun in our area.”

  •  Rokkatru: “Why pray to Freyr or Thor when you could pray to this giantess mentioned once in a list of names at the end of the Prose Edda…”

  • Northern Tradition Paganism: “… don’t worry, I can tell you all about her. I met her once in an astral tea-party-turned-BDSM-session. Shamanic ordeals, you know.”

  • Lokean: “I just met him, and this is crazy, but he’s my lover, and here’s our baby.”

  • Nokean: “Loki? A plot device! If you look at this cherry-picked quote from a free source academic article and ignore the ten other deities listed as having no cult, you’ll clearly see that Loki never existed.”

  • Forn Sidr: “My religion? It’s so Scandinavian you’ve probably never heard of it.”

  • American Heathenry: “Our past heathen culture…”

  •  Anglo-Saxon Heathenry: “Why do people always mistake me for Asatru? Wait, what do you mean Skadi wasn’t worshiped in Britain?!”

  •  Heathen Academics: “In Þrymskviða stanza 1 Sæmundar-Edda (Guðni Jónsson 1954) Vingþórr awakens ‘vreiðr’ upon finding that one of jǫtunn (PIE ‘h₁ḗd,’ Proto-Germanic substantive ‘etunaz’; here the word is ‘Þurs,’ PIE ‘tur-’ for more on words designating those of giant origin, see footnote) descent has ‘Hlórriða hamar of folginn átta röstum fyr jörð neðan.’”

  •  Heathen Romanticism: “We look back to our Teutonic ancestors, the pure way of our folk spirit, as they felt the promise of new life with the changing seasons and called out to the Goddess of Spring: Eostre, Ostara, Idunn, Nerthus, the Matronae, Aurora, the Lady of the Dawn and Fertility.”

  • Multi-tradition: “I lead an Asatru kindred every Thursday night from 6-8, and on Fridays I tend my altar to Osiris, Isis, and Bastet, and every Sunday night I gather with my friends to do an offering to the Orisha…”

  •  Norse-bent Wicca: “Today we celebrate Winter Nights, or Samhain, with an offering to Freyr, the Horned God, and the maiden-crone Freyja as the world darkens and the God’s power wanes from this earth.”

  • Heathen “Frithkeepers:” "Come on, everyone! Be nice! We all worship the same Gods! Think of the wyrd! Think of the frith! This is a grithstad!!"
  • Scandinavian Heathenry: “…Guys? What are you doing?”

so let me get this straight:

therealspacewizard:

sparklyelegance:

rawrgoesjerran:

double06:

y’all bleed outta your vaginas

once a month, your panties look like a fucking murder scene

you are basically giVING BIRTH TO THE FUCKING LINING OF ONE OF YOUR INTERNAL ORGANS

and yet you just go about your daily business like

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people with vaginas are fucking badass.

people with vaginas 

what are they called again?

They’re called people with vaginas because not everyone with a vagina is a woman or identifies as a woman.

sparklyelegance
I followed you for that comment alone. Trans* inclusiveness FTW!

This is also kinda FAAB-centric, ableist and ageist. Not everyone with a vagina menstruates. Also can we just say not everyone with a vagina is a woman because, the underlying use of “is or identifies as” is often used to say that trans women’s womanhood is somehow less valid. Not to say that any of these things were intentional, but issues to keep in mind in future when talking about the amazingness of people with vaginas, people who menstruate, as well as women.

Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground.

—Sara Ahmed (via rs620)

(via kikisdeliveryfanservice)

Throwback Thursday. Left to right: Matt wearing my hat, Lubke, Emma (my then girlfriend) in the back and me sprawled out. 18 years old. Right after moving into a new apartment.

Throwback Thursday. Left to right: Matt wearing my hat, Lubke, Emma (my then girlfriend) in the back and me sprawled out. 18 years old. Right after moving into a new apartment.