Queersition

The ramblings of a Canadian queer trans social worker.
bisexual-community:

bialogue-group:

hobbitfeminism:

I don’t even care about credit I just want people to stop saying this shit plz repost this if it will get people to stop sexualizing us

Just a few references on this extremely unfortunate subject:
Infographic from BiRadical: "Did you know?” Nearly HALF of all bisexual women are survivors of rape. By contrast, 13% of lesbians and 17% of straight women are rape survivors.”
BiNet USA: “2013 Bisexual Fact Sheet”
Blog posts by EvenAud (no off switch):
“Drown Them in a Sea of Noise Part 1: Bisexuality, and My Rape”
“Gasping for Air: Biphobia, Suicide and Me.”

Slut Shaming particularly of Feminine/Female-Presenting Bisexual People, based on their (presumed or actual) Dating + Relationship History is a form of Identity Policing. It is Biphobic/Sapphobic and frequently Transphobic and Misogynistic too.Being bisexual is just a thing that some people are, no different or more meaningful than being tall or short. However being a nosy, ignorant, insecure, jealous, mean-spirited, inconsiderate and unsympathetic bigot are negative character traits that most normal people work hard to avoid. Something to Strongly Consider if you or someone you know thinks making "jokes" like this about bisexual people is ok.

bisexual-community:

bialogue-group:

hobbitfeminism:

I don’t even care about credit I just want people to stop saying this shit plz repost this if it will get people to stop sexualizing us

Just a few references on this extremely unfortunate subject:

  1. Drown Them in a Sea of Noise Part 1: Bisexuality, and My Rape
  2. Gasping for Air: Biphobia, Suicide and Me.

Slut Shaming particularly of Feminine/Female-Presenting Bisexual People, based on their (presumed or actual) Dating + Relationship History is a form of Identity Policing. It is Biphobic/Sapphobic and frequently Transphobic and Misogynistic too.

Being bisexual is just a thing that some people are, no different or more meaningful than being tall or short. However being a nosy, ignorant, insecure, jealous, mean-spirited, inconsiderate and unsympathetic bigot are negative character traits that most normal people work hard to avoid. Something to Strongly Consider if you or someone you know thinks making "jokes" like this about bisexual people is ok.

(Source: barrowwightfeminism, via transstingray2)

marskhor:

To people trying to claim that Laverne Cox didn’t do well enough in the Time Magazine poll to list.

marskhor:

To people trying to claim that Laverne Cox didn’t do well enough in the Time Magazine poll to list.

(Source: metasoma, via lgbtlaughs)

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)