wanting to make some interestingly-designed gifset but then realising that all ideas that come to head are something that I’ve already seen around here.
as a professional eureka seeker: no idea is entirely new! it’s the incremental contribution that matters, pushing the world that tiny tenth of an inch forward. you can revisit old ideas in unique ways that will be lovely, i’m sure.
Wow. I’m sure you’ve all seen this girl’s fantastic tardis dress floating around here the last week or so. She hand painted the inside and everything, and she just looks plain great. But of course, I see it posted on facebook, and the slew of comments begin.
I don’t think it’s a mystery as to why I, as a bigger girl, spend the week before a convention crying because I’m so nervous about what people are going to say about me just because I want to dress up and have fun like everyone else. And there is something really, really fucking wrong with that.
This girl is as beautiful as she is clever! If we on Tumblr are only good for one thing, it’s turning situations like this around! Let’s signal boost this and get it back to her so she knows how much we love it! ALLONZ-Y
I think my favorite fat-shamer here is Daniel Marquis, saying “Cool but not particularly attractive.” Remember, ladies: your pursuits are meaningless if you can’t express them in a way that’s sexually pleasing to all men.
fuck all these hater dickheads
Why are people horrible?
FUCK THOSE ASSHOLES, SHES AWESOME.
we'll eat you up, we love you so: because i’m still thinking about this, i guess, here is the thing, is... →
because i’m still thinking about this, i guess, here is the thing, is that when i, a twentysomething white usamerican 21st century cisgirl, call myself a lesbian, that term is incredibly dependent on and communicative with my culture, language, and contexts. it does not mean solely or even…
Heh. I found that post a bit confusing. I guess the main idea is that many things are defined/conditioned by society and do not really exist outside of it, hence the importance of context. It is certainly possible to wonder whether gender exists outside of what we think of it, as a society/culture, i.e., philosophically. In the end, what exist is a certain level of hormones, a certain number of body parts and what society, at a given point in time, chooses to label the sum of those hormones/body parts. This is even clearer for sexuality, since to define it, you would first need to define gender.
From what you write, I am not sure if you view gender as a continuous or discrete variable. Perhaps not necessarily binary, but certainly, discrete? As in: there is a finite number of genders. Or maybe, two genders and then, an infinite number of people whose gender lies between them?
In the end, we need words. You can only truly think about those things for which you have a word. And words are defined by society. Issues like gender and sexuality are very complex, both from objective and subjective points of view. I see the need people have of defining themselves, claiming words for themselves, so that they may also claim spaces, contexts. If you get to define the word, in a way, you get to define how people think.
To be truthful, I like to think of myself as just a human being ;)
- THE WAY TAB LITERALLY STEPS UP MID-RICHARD/KAHLAN-SMOOCH AND IS LIKE “MY TURN NOW” IS SO CARA IT HURTS. EVEN DOWN TO THE LOOK SHE GIVES CRAIG. DOWN TO THE WAY SHE LITERALLY GRABS BRIDGET’S HEAD TO ACTUALLY ~KISS HER, NONE OF THIS GENTLY-LEAN-IN-PECK ON THE SIDE OF THE MOUTH BUSINESS.
THIS IS NOW CANON.