The Luggage had tiptoed up and opened its lid.
'That doesn't frighten me,' she said.
'Really? It frightens me,' said Rincewind.
Like, I’m fucking tired of having to defend not only my position in the queer community, but my right to use or reclaim slurs which have been applied towards both gay people and bi people since they were created.
I’m tired of having to remind people Margaret Cho is not an ally, she is a bisexual woman and a member of the queer community and of having to remind people that Freddie Mercury was not a gay man, he was a bi man.
I’m tired of having people call bisexual characters in videogames ‘playersexual’ because bisexuality apparently doesn’t exist.
I’m tired of people telling me that as a bi non-binary person my sexuality is cissexist and binariest.
I am sick of gay people, not all gay people, mind, trying to shut down discussions of bisexual issues with ‘at least you can marry.’ Because, no, we can’t. Until marriage equality passes we too risk not being able to marry. And we risk the marriages we do enter into being called ‘sham marriages’ because of our sexualities.
I’m tired of the fact that it’s difficult to find queer resources when you are a bisexual person, because they’re usually for gay men or lesbians, not bisexual people, despite our high rates of poverty, of suicide, of mental illness and other problems.
I’m tired of being portrayed as naturally a cheater because I have the potential to fall in love with many genders.
I’m tired of it.
How many pigeons does it take to use a drinking fountain? In Brisbane, Australia, apparently the answer is three! Earlier this month, a trio of industrious birds Down Under figured out how to operate a water fountain by observing humans and then making their move when the coast was clear. The feathered friends reportedly spent 10 minutes bathing and sipping from the fountain, taking turns pushing the lever for each other until all were quenched. Who are you calling a birdbrain now?
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”
Libby Anne (via newwavenova)
effulgent-girl asked:For the fanart thing: Rose Tyler, #3
These were good colors for her! Looks like chalk now that I look at it though. Ummm not sure how much it looks like her, haven’t drawn her in years. But I also didn’t want to spend all day on it lol. Still, hope you like! :) This was fun.
In the last few months a couple of people have contacted me looking for resources about autism, especially self-diagnosis. I did try to help, but I often forgot what resources I used, so I had trouble tracking them down again.
I don’t want that to keep on happening, so here is an attempt at a great big list of self-diagnosis resources for people who think they might be autistic and want to know more. There are probably others, but hopefully this’ll be helpful to someone.
Wherever possible, I have tried to link to works by autistic people rather than works by the psychiatric community (which is, obviously, allistic-dominated).
This is because autistic people know how autism works much better than any allistic person can. So, if you’re wondering why so much of the list is blog posts instead of medical articles, that’s why.
Finally, this is very much a work in progress, so please feel free to suggest things to add or change.
And I would like to extend a thousand thanks to mildlyautisticsuperdetectives for beta-ing this for me. She is amazing and you should totally check out her blog.
Okay but imagine:
- Peter Parker going to a fan convention as Spiderman
- Peter Parker getting compliments on his Spiderman costume
- Peter Parker entering a Spiderman Costume Contest
- Peter Parker losing said contest
- Peter Parker losing the contest to Deadpool
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in