Queersition

The ramblings of a Canadian queer trans social worker.

simplyringrose:

We don’t need European fairy tales retold with dark-skinned characters

We need non-European fairy tales being told

Race-bending isn’t the answer here

Realizing that there are children who have non-European heritages and cultures who need their own stories being given representation is the answer

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You know you are at the intersection of oppressions when someone hates on you and, you think well at least they got this other part right.

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Momma Laverne’s support for her daughter makes me so happy

Okay I have previously called Laverne Cox the Queen, but it is evident she is a princess and her mother is the Queen

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kaniethiio:

"sexuality is a choice"

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"women wouldn’t get raped if they didn’t wear revealing clothes"

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"there are only two genders"

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"i’m not trying to be sexist/racist, but.."

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"a/bi/pansexuality isn’t real"

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"gay people shouldn’t have children"

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"i don’t want to be friends with a gay person, they could hit on me"

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"you can’t identify with the gender you want to be, only the one you were born with"

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(Source: clarallile, via fuckyeahhardfemme)

ilovetheefreely:

jadepichette:

femfreq:

In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused.

Full transcript, links and resources available at FeministFrequency.com

Not at all cool with the use of the term “prostituted women,” but otherwise good commentary.

What’s wrong with the used of the term “prostituted women”? Just curious because that’s the term I usually hear from anti sex trafficking advocates. I’m curious about your pov on the term.

The term “prostituted women” takes all agency away from the women who choose to engage in sex work. In the majority of these games (although often treated horribly by the player) these women are sex workers who are working their profession. Now certainly a problem that fills into the trope is that all sex workers in these games, have a lack of life and agency other than selling sex to the player.

The term “prostituted women” therefore denotes that the profession of sex work itself includes a lack of agency. The term is not just popular with anti-trafficking activists, but also anti-sex work activists who look to criminalize sex work and make it much less safe for the women who do sex work.

femfreq:

In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused.

Full transcript, links and resources available at FeministFrequency.com

Not at all cool with the use of the term “prostituted women,” but otherwise good commentary.

lalondes:

Today is Jane Doe’s 57th’s day in solitary confinement in adult prison. Jane is a sixteen-year-old Latina trans girl. She has never been charged with a crime. Unless we continue to fight, she will remain incarcerated indefinitely.
Sign the petition to free Jane - currently at 13,572 signatures.
Attend meetings this weekend in New York City and New Haven to organize for her release.
Send her notes of encouragement and support by e-mail at justice4janedoe@gmail.com.
E-mail Joette Katz, the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, at commissioner.dcf@ct.gov.
Contact Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy by e-mail at governor.malloy@ct.gov, or by telephone at (800) 406-1527.
Share Jane’s story on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr using the hashtag #JusticeForJane.

lalondes:

Today is Jane Doe’s 57th’s day in solitary confinement in adult prison. Jane is a sixteen-year-old Latina trans girl. She has never been charged with a crime. Unless we continue to fight, she will remain incarcerated indefinitely.

  1. Sign the petition to free Jane - currently at 13,572 signatures.
  2. Attend meetings this weekend in New York City and New Haven to organize for her release.
  3. Send her notes of encouragement and support by e-mail at justice4janedoe@gmail.com.
  4. E-mail Joette Katz, the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, at commissioner.dcf@ct.gov.
  5. Contact Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy by e-mail at governor.malloy@ct.gov, or by telephone at (800) 406-1527.
  6. Share Jane’s story on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr using the hashtag #JusticeForJane.

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pagalini:

pagalini:

preach it, my feminist dragon princesses

now complete! this set will be going up on my redbubble shop as tshirts and stickers c:

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black-australia:

An iconic image showing Aboriginal rights activist, Gary Foley with a placard reading, “Pardon me for being born into a nation of racists”.

black-australia:

An iconic image showing Aboriginal rights activist, Gary Foley with a placard reading, “Pardon me for being born into a nation of racists”.

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