Queersition

The ramblings of a Canadian queer trans social worker.

Do you ever find yourself debating unfollowing someone because, they are so attractive you just can’t deal?

… you can’t complain about the lack of traditional craft knowledge in the general Pagan community, and then refuse to discuss the topic outside of forums that require a personal invite and three secret code words to get in.

— Grey (via walkingthehedge)

manicpixiedreamcatchergirl:

emotivebaeddelcore:

manicpixiedreamcatchergirl:

emotivebaeddelcore:

frequencyratios:

Shoutouts to all the bisexual people whose parents are secretly hoping they’ll settle down in a heterosexual relationship and get married and have biological children.

I like the cissexism and biological essentialism in this post.

Yea, sorry, I didn’t even pick up on that. I’ll delete it. 

Deleting=disregarding accountability

I’m sorry. I’ll try to do better about catching that shit next time. 

I disagree that it is. The reality is the heteronormativity put on bisexual people by many parents is also inherently intertwined with cisnormativity. As a result I feel there is nothing wrong with the initial post and, instead is going to exaggerated and problematic forms of call-out culture. Julia Serano actually has a chapter addressing such issues in her new book Excluded. (Not to say she is perfect, but I think she has a perspective that does bring up many good points.

(via burdenedwithgloriousbooty)

We need to talk about privilege

tigerlilyq:

I should clarify: We need to talk about the way you use the term privilege

Any given individual may have privileges. There is a difference between an individual’s privileges and an individual’s privilege.
You’re white. You’re straight. You’re cis-gendered. You’re able-bodied. You grew up in a financially stable home. You grew up in a home, period. You’re financially secure now. You’re a handsome young man with a future! You’re “smart.” You’re “educated.” You’re “neurotypical.”
Lucky you! You got some privilege right there.

I’m a little worried that people finding themselves with an abundance of privilege are getting in the habit of assigning the label of privilege to things that are not, in fact, privilege.
Experience is not privilege. It may well be related to privilege but by itself it’s not privilege. It may present unique privileges to those who have it but privileges are not the same as privilege.
Respect is not privilege.
Leadership is not privilege.
A queer woman of colour in a position of authority is not privileged because others respect her opinions, seek her advice, or trust her judgement. She is being recognized for her work, for her understanding, for her talents, or her determination. Every time you say she’s only respected because of her skin tone, her gender, or her queerness you’re underlining your own prejudice and privilege. You’re fucking marginalizing her, blatantly, and you wonder why she and her friends don’t want to work with you?!
It might upset you to see marginalized people getting more air-time, more weight, or more space than you in a given room, but let us all be very fucking clear

That is not privilege!
/end rant

thelivingwiccan:

christowitch:

Also Easter is a moving holiday. Those who want to say it was put on Ostara to erase paganism need to realize that Easter is exactly a month later than Ostara this year. :)

And this is a perfect segue from our lovely anonymous Catholic basher… 
I think pre-emptive strikes tend to help best! 

Except that Eostre is a Germanic deity, of Saxon origin whose symbols were the hare and the egg. So though some of the origins may lay in Jewish traditions, in order to further conversion among the Germanic groups (Anglo-Saxons, Saxons, Franks etc), they utilized familiar trappings. Also traditionally many Germanic and Celtic festivals were moveable based on the seasons depending on the region you were in. How about we just agree that Christians appropriated many different religious holidays including Jewish, Celtic, Germanic, Roman etc, in order to further conversion in each of the regions. So in a case of modern Christian holidays the vast majority are a mixture of appropriated Jewish traditions with the indigenous traditions of the regions with the appropriated indigenous traditions of the colonizing people. It is an issue of And not Or.

thelivingwiccan:

christowitch:

Also Easter is a moving holiday. Those who want to say it was put on Ostara to erase paganism need to realize that Easter is exactly a month later than Ostara this year. :)

And this is a perfect segue from our lovely anonymous Catholic basher… 

I think pre-emptive strikes tend to help best! 

Except that Eostre is a Germanic deity, of Saxon origin whose symbols were the hare and the egg. So though some of the origins may lay in Jewish traditions, in order to further conversion among the Germanic groups (Anglo-Saxons, Saxons, Franks etc), they utilized familiar trappings. Also traditionally many Germanic and Celtic festivals were moveable based on the seasons depending on the region you were in. How about we just agree that Christians appropriated many different religious holidays including Jewish, Celtic, Germanic, Roman etc, in order to further conversion in each of the regions. So in a case of modern Christian holidays the vast majority are a mixture of appropriated Jewish traditions with the indigenous traditions of the regions with the appropriated indigenous traditions of the colonizing people. It is an issue of And not Or.

(Source: modern-sidhe)

A Colonized Ally Meets a Decolonized Ally: This is What They Learn

manicpixiedreamcatchergirl:

1. A colonized ally stands in the front.  A decolonized ally stands behind.

2. A colonized ally stands behind an oppressive patriarchy.  A decolonized ally stands behind women and children.

3. A colonized ally makes assumptions about the process.  A decolonized ally values there may be principles in the process they are not aware of.

4. A colonized ally wants knowledge now!  A decolonized ally values their own relationship to the knowledge.

5. A colonized ally finds an Indigenous token.  A decolonized ally is more objective in the process.

6. A colonized ally equates their money and hard work on the land as meaning land ownership.  A decolonized ally knows that land ownership is more about social hierarchy and privilege.

7. A colonized ally projects guilt.  A decolonized ally knows it is their work to do.

8. A colonized ally projects emotions.  A decolonized ally knows Indigenous people have too much to deal with already.

9. A colonized ally has no respect for Indigenous intellectuals.  A decolonized ally knows Indigenous people have their own intellectuals.

10. A colonized ally has no idea they need to decolonize.  A decolonized ally understands they have to continually decolonize.

11. A colonized ally has no idea of the concomitant realities of Indigenous oppression.  A decolonized ally understands the many, layered, and intersectional oppressions Indigenous people live under.

12. A colonized ally speaks for Indigenous people.  A decolonized ally listens.

13. A colonized ally takes on work an Indigenous person can do and is doing. A decolonized ally takes on other work that needs to be done.

14. A colonized ally makes things worse.  A decolonized ally understands.

15. A colonized ally says, “It is time to get over it.”  A decolonized ally realizes one’s relationship to the harm is subjective.

16. A colonized ally appropriates another nation’s Indigenous knowledge.  A decolonized ally does the hard work to uncover their own Indigenous knowledge.

17. A colonized ally will loath this truth offered.  A decolonized ally will recognize the hard work telling this truth is.

(Source: burdenedwithgloriousbooty)

trans mermaids

i-scare-cis-people:

so like I’ve seen a lot of posts about lesbian mermaids, but can we just take a minute to look at what a great metaphor mermaids/sirens make for trans women?

  • accused of “seducing” men / leading them to their death
  • viewed as half-women
  • cis people don’t quite understand / are very curious about our genitalia
  • extremely beautiful

so yeah I’m all for the trans woman mermatriarchy

(Source: weepingwitch)

composed-of-wires:

havendancehero:

bigbardafree:

this video is entitled “tumblr feminists” and i prepared myself to get angry before watching it but damn if it isn’t spot on

"What they are really saying is that they hate women. They hate women with opinions who are honest and angry."

I thought this was gonna be cissexist and then it wasnt

Tumblr feminists unite!

(via model-ryamae)