a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms
i would say more about it but
im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so
In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…
I’m leaving right now
destroy the monarchy
I didn’t vote for them.
Just a Game:
A 7 minute documentary about female gamers, and misogyny in the gaming community.
This could not have been made without the videos that were submitted, and without many wonderful articles written.
The aspect ratio is a little off unfortunately, but I hope you all still enjoy it, and can take something from it.
Warning for strong language use, mentions of rape, general dude-bro douche-baggery.
Please share and spread :)
you know I’m all for girl gamers and everything like they have every right to game. But let’s be honest they aren’t as good as guys and it’s a fact. when was the last time you saw a girl in a national tournament or anything of that sort? It just doesn’t happen so yes girls can game but their skill level will never be as good
OH man, you’re such a NICE GUY! So we’re allowed to play games, even though we should never expect to be as good as you wonderful strong men? WOW, thank you SO much for your permission!
Take a step back and have a look at what you just said. Thank you for being a shining example of everything wrong with the gaming community. Let girls play but they’re not as good as us. They never will be.
Biologically, there are NO advantages that men have over women that translate to gaming. None at all. But what DO men have going for them? Well for starters, their presence isn’t highly criticized from the moment they enter a tournament. Either she’s there because they want a token girl (she’s not a ‘real gamer’) or she hasn’t got a life, is ugly or fat right?
And if a guy joins a team I can bet you a lot of money HIS couch won’t spend their entire training session making him uncomfortable by trying to guess his bra size, or ask him to take his shirt off while focusing the webcam streaming the training session solely on his legs.
And heaven forbid women try to avoid this and dare to make an all female team. No, if they do that, they’re either being part of the problem (they won’t let guys play with them it’s unfair to us) or they’re doing it for attention (just because they have tits and play games they want us to watch). Either way, they’re fucked before they begin, because people like you have decided they shouldn’t be there.
The minute a woman starts trying to become an competitive gamer, the odds are stacked against her. It’s all by your terms, and your rules.
It’s not about skill levels, because the playing field isn’t level to begin with. We don’t want to be harassed, or belittled, or have to deal with ignorant people like you who assume that because you have a dick you’re going to be better than we will ever be before we’ve even started playing.
Guys are not always going to be better than girls at gaming. Guys are not better than girls at gaming now. They’ve just made sure it’s really fucking hard for a woman to reach a point where she can prove it in a way that you can’t pretend never happened.
i just don’t understand how ftm trans people can be transmisogynist.
right at this second i feel like there’s nothing in the world i could possibly understand less.
it fills me with sadness and rage
Oh, it’s very simple: trans men and other CAFAB trans people are transmisogynistic because society rewards them for doing so. The idea that they “should be” less fucked up than cis guys assumes that they have the moral integrity to reject hypocrisy when it benefits them; alas, most of them simply don’t.
being a fan of something and having a crap fandom is like standing in the middle of a party and everyone is loud, obnoxious and rude and occasionally spits acid in your face but your friends are there, the music is excellent, and there’s lots of food, and there’s great wifi so you don’t really wanna leave so you kind of just stand there going
Yeah, not to name names, but I’ve left some fandoms, though I haven’t stopped being a fan.
the idea that the only gender neutral presentation is one based in masculinity and devoid of all things femme is not only extremely harmful but incorrect / unfounded - and holds masculinity / maleness as the desired state of presentation
Remember several weeks ago when blogger and writer Jincey Lumpkin called Miley Cyrus a feminist icon? Outspoken Black feminists took her to task for ignoring Miley’s exploitation of Black women. The backlash was so fierce that Jincey apologized.
Fast forward to November 13th, an ordinary day made extraordinary by the declaration of Lily Allen’s “Hard Out Here” as a feminist anthem and her video as a “genius” satire of pop videos. The video swerves into Miley’s lane featuring a relatively covered pop singer surrounded by scantily clad Black women. It features close-ups of Black women twerking, a long-standing hip hop dance for which has bizarrely been given credit Miley Cyrus. Lily Allen herself claims it’s satire but, given her iffy take on the black female body during a spat with Azlia Banks and the lyric “I don’t need to shake my ass for you because I have a brain,” timed right as one of her Black dancers bends over, it’s unclear what she’s satirizing, exactly. What is clear is that Jincey should have never apologized. Miley Cyrus IS a feminist icon and now, so is Lily Allen. They are feminist icons, and that feminism is White, cis, well-to-do and disingenuous.
Black women have been fighting for space in feminism since Sojourner asked anti-abolitionist suffragists “Ain’t I a woman?” There is a long, sad, and complicated history of white women being active participants in the (ongoing) colonization and exploitation of Black and brown women the world over. Funnily enough, Lily Allen sings in her slut-shaming “feminist” anthem “We’ve come a long way, and if you don’t see the sarcasm in that, you’re missing the point.”
We see this history come out to play when mainstream feminism shuns Black celebrities for the very things they laud their White peers for. So far, the list who gets the feminist badge looks very Caucasian and contradictory. Miley Cyrus is a feminist icon for getting naked. Lily Allen is a feminist for slut-shaming Miley Cyrus.
With this happening so frequently, it begs the question: what is the standard for mainstream feminism when it comes to claiming pop singers and celebrities?
It seems that any white celebrity who is both successful and female gets branded as some sort of feminist whether or not she has even called herself one. Looking at the low standard for who gets to be a feminist pop icon, I’m left wondering why Rihanna hasn’t gotten her badge yet. Rihanna has done more work in the field of feminism than any of the pop stars in her age group. She quite eloquently discussed rape and rape culture in her Man Down video. She chose to address domestic violence in her “We Found Love Video.” Most recently she centered the female gaze AND celebrated the athleticism of strippers in her Pour It Up video. Since the infamous domestic violence incident, Rihanna has made a commitment to live her life on her terms. It permeates her every choice, especially the ones we, the public, do not like. That alone is a powerful statement to other survivors of domestic violence, like myself.
All Miley had to do was sit on a wrecking ball, naked.
While almost every White pop star gets rewarded a feminist badge, the list of who mainstream feminism has declared “bad for the movement” looks quite uniform and Black. Beyonce suffers from internalized misogyny. Nicki Minaj is oversexed and suffers from internalized misogyny. Rihanna is a confused, oversexed victim…who suffers from internalized misogyny.
The fact is, Rihanna doesn’t get dubbed as a feminist icon for the very same reasons her white peers do: the black female body is deemed as overtly sexual. So much so Miley Cyrus can derive a sexual identity just by associating with Blackness and Lily Allen can make a critique of hyper sexuality on our backs. Rihanna being Black and female must work from proving she isn’t just a sex object. Miley gets to be naked and feminist because it is presumed that she is “innocent” and that enjoying sex—for White women like her—isn’t the norm, but a revolutionary act. This was the justification for the rape of Black women, the very reason Saartjie’s genitals were carved from her body, to prove our inherently sexual nature and to prove the White woman’s asexual (and therefore, pure) one.
When pop stars are declared to be shining examples of feminism while continuing a legacy of shaming and sexualizing black bodies, mainstream feminism is sending a clear message: we still ain’t women."
“Why We Can’t Have Black Feminist Icons" written by Lesli-Ann Lewis - hoodfeminism.com (via theblackgrlcoalition)
Anonymous asked: I've seen Americans call us ILLEGAL. In America, I am a Hispanic (I come from a country in Central America), and that's all. A lot of people don't know that. Maybe YOU know that and think of it that way but not EVERYONe. They see I speak Spanish, therefore "Hispanic" is used because there is a broad range of Spanish-speaking countries. What should I use, if not the word "Hispanic"? idk where they come from. obviously everyone is a human. not everyone understands though.
I think you should use whatever word is comfortable for you, anon. Nobody really knows the historical context of the word “Hispanic,” and most people generally understand it to be ”person from a country below the US.” If you’re undocumented and you feel comfortable calling yourself “illegal,” I think you should do what’s most comfortable for you.
After all, I use the world Latina to describe myself and it has the same origins as “Hispanic.” :P It’s hard not to use terms we grew up with and are kind of already comfortable with.
But if you’d like to learn more about the origins of the word “Hispanic,” maybe you can google it?
I realize this is three months old, but I’m a bit curious about this as well. To begin with I’m a white woman, so take the following with a shakerful of salt. I’ve taken a couple of chicano studies classes and when this distinction came up I asked about it and in each class I received a different response. One professor said that the word hispanic originated from people who fled Cuba after Castro came to power, another professor told me it was from a group from what is today Arizona who felt they had more in common with Spain then those indigenous to Central and South America. I don’t think that helps, but I figured I’d share what I’d heard.
My friend who keeps messing up my pronouns got me this as a way to encourage him to get better at it
OH MY GOD
You are way more nice about it than I’d be.
PON PON WEI WEI WEI
PON PON WEI PON WEI PON PON
WEI WEI PON PON PON
WEI WEI PON WEI PON WEI WEI
I SEE A LITTLE SILHOUETTO OF A MAN
SCARAMOUCHE SCARAMOUCHE CAN YOU DO THE FANDANGO?
THUNDERBOLTS AND LIGHTNING
VERY VERY FRIGHTNING ME!
GALILEO GALILEO FIGARO
KITTEN IS ANGRY
KITTEN IS OFFENDED
FUR STANDING OUT AND LITTLE CLAWS EXTENDED
DARTING AROUND AND MEOWING QUITE A BIT
AND THROWING SUCH A HISSY FIT
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT
STARFISH OF HUMAN BLOOD-SHAPE!
THE TENTACLES OF HUMAN GORE,
SPREAD OUT ON THE PAVEMENT FROM THE 99TH FLOOR!
WUB WUB WUBWUBWUBWUBWUBWUB
WUB WUB WUBWUBWUBWUBWUBWUB
WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB
WUB WUB WUBWUBWUB WUB WUB WUB
I GOT BIG BOOTY BITCHES
BIG BOOTY BITCHES
I GOT BIG BOOTY BITCHES
BIG BOOTY BITCHES
SUCK MY DICK
SUCK MY MOTHERFUCKING DICK DICK
SUCK MY DICK
SUCK MY MOTHERFUCKING MOTHERFUCKING
and from this demonstration, we can conclude that females are in fact infernal creatures of hell that fear being discovered before they dissect and slowly suck the nutrients out of their prey.
SIE SIND DAS ESSEN UND WIR SIND DIE JAEGER
Du hast in deines Ärmels Falten
Den Mond getragen, ihn gespalten.
Du hast den strahlenden Borak bestiegen
Zum siebenten Himmel aufzufliegen,
Großer Prophet! Kaaba!
how did they take it over, anyway? I kind of missed this whole thing?
She was a mod for awhile, then asked to be made into an admin. The blog creator agreed, then noticed sex-negative and trans*phobic things being reblogged. Blog creator asked her to stop, then asked her to leave. This led to the TERF deleting all the things in the inbox, posting more hateful stuff, and messing with all aspects of the blog.
Tumblr can’t/won’t do anything because of “freedom of speech”.
When confronted, the TERF says she didn’t steal the blog, and that she has as much right to the blog as the creator because she’s now an admin.
Jesus Christ, what an asshole. I wonder who it is.
well I’m reasonably confident that it’s not friendly-angry-feminist(the one who was plagiarized) because I don’t recall her being that transmisogynistic.
Tumblr, I have been thinking about guys so much lately, and this changeover is taking some adjustment!
Ever since this whole thing happened my interests are changing. My habits are changing. My fantasies are changing. So much change, Tumblr. I’ve said it before, but I’m gonna keep saying it: This feels like transition all over again.
You know about 1/3rd of trans women experience what you’re experiencing now right?
I’m confused, can you clarify? Is that supposed to change what I’m saying, or are you just offering up a fact?
Actually I didn’t read the article all the way through, I was referencing a study done by my uni(CSU Northridge), in which a third of the trans feminine surveyees reported a greater attraction to men/masculinity post HRT. As for your thing if you don’t experience a crisis over it, it wasn’t that important to you. But ignore me I was talking without having finished the reading.
Hey, would you please link me that study? I tried googling and stuff and couldn’t find it. Thanks a lot.
Also, Amy’s article is fantastic, I’m gonna show my girlfriend immediately.
I don’t think it’s been published yet, but when it does, I’ll post a link, if I can’t find it the best advice I can give is to look up CSUN and transgender issues. I heard about it at a seminar during our Transgender Awareness week by the professor who conducted the survey.
Also one thing to keep in mind this was a survey of people at a transgender health conference, so while I don’t doubt it, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that something they found wasn’t 100% accurate.
I’d feel weird dating a White guy who majored in Political science, I’d hate for him to run for President then to justify his “non-racist-ness” he’d give me an honorable mention as the “Black Girl I dated in College.”
Unless he married you, but that doesn’t sound likely. Mind you I’m in my last year of an undergraduate degree in Poli Sci, and that sounds like a terrible way of saying you’re not racist. Seriously lead with your policy initiatives first personal crap goes below the fold.