My mom’s initial reaction to tattooed, super androgynous, undercut’d, assumedly queer waitress at lunch: “Oh, you and my daughter have something in common!“ For the briefest of moments I thought my mom was playing matchmaker, but apparently she was just commenting on our hair.
partybarackisinthehousetonight: im going to open a literature-themed coffee/dessert shop called “Lord of the PIes” and some of the flavor names will be: the grape gatsby lime & punishment the adventures of blackberry finn the crepes of wrath the catcher in the pie war and quiche around the world in eighty buffets 20,000 leagues under the tea the call of the wildberry
My legs are sore tonight for the first time in a long time, but instead of being from a run it’s from playing frisbee and soccer with my nieces, rolling around on the lawn until it was too dark to see and we had to go inside. If dodge gym were like this I would go every day.
Life Returned: An Open Letter to Eve Ensler →
chiefelk: Dear Eve Ensler, I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh…
Sometimes while I ride the subway I try to look at each person and imagine what...– Dean Spade - “For Lovers and Fighters” (via gaobaby)
Transgender couple on life, love and legal rights →
I just want to go to Thailand and bring them flowers and have dinner with them and tell them they’re wonderful.
The entire premise of the song, right from its very title, is garbage. There is...– Melissa McEwan, “Whoooooooooops I’m A Racist!”, Shakesville 4/9/13 (via racialicious)
Navigating Masculinity as a Black Transman: “I... →
queerxxxboy: Please read and share this article! Much love to Kai M Green for sharing this with the world.
Terrible moments in student government →
So it looks like students at Texas A&M can now opt to get a refund of the money from their student life fee that would have gone to their LGBT center. I know there are a lot of other really wonderful queer organizations that need funding, but damn, now I just want to raise a ton of money and send it to the Texas A&M LGBT center as a big fuck you to those awful senators.
When Audre Lorde made that much quoted yet often misunderstood cautionary...– bell hooks in essay “feminist theory: a radical agenda” (via daniellemertina) wait I’ve also totally misunderstood this before. truth bombs. (via genderevolution)
A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the...– An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux (via redefiningbodyimage)
GendeRevolution: tranqualizer: oh you know fuck... →
tranqualizer: oh you know fuck arizona for this SB 1432 shit about “showing papers” before you pee but yo i am looking up all of the posts that have been mentioning sb 1432 and have only found one where folks are talking about how this will be most urgently impacting undocumented gender non…
the dopest ethiopienne: Pro-tip: white privilege... →
ethiopienne: It means that white people do not have to deal with institutionalized, systemic racism in addition to their everyday problems. It means institutionalized, systemic racism does not cause white people’s everyday problems. It means when white people go home and turn on their TVs after a long,…
[TW: rape culture] And when we frame all women as being someone’s wife, mother...– I Am Not Your Wife, Sister, or Daughter. I Am a Person This post is soooo good at articulating why it’s so harmful to have to relate women to men through their relationships with men (via wretchedoftheearth)
Let’s hope his kid has a tough time finding affordable health care.”...– from The Onion’s American Voices: GOP Senator Flips on Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out http://www.theonion.com/articles/gop-senator-flips-on-gay-marriage-after-son-comes,31683/?ref=auto
For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as...– Mallory Ortberg of Gawker, critiquing CNN’s disgusting response to the Stuebenville rape trial verdicts. Her commentary is spot on. (via cognitivedissonance)
A new study by Kathryn Freeman Anderson in Sociological Inquiry adds evidence to...– Jason Silverstein, How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies (via fuckyeahfeminists)
It’s cool and all that you’d be the first woman and the first gay mayor of NYC, but I’m kinda more concerned about workers rights and stop and frisk than I am about your marriage stuff, sorry Christine. PS that HRC endorsement is not reassuring me.
Because I spend so much time now in a very professional, gender normative work...– Dean Spade in an inteview with Queerture (via residuetheory) Pretty much this whole interview is wonderful though. Oh Dean, you get me every time.
The Transfeminist Manifesto (and other work by Emi... →
Rediscovered this the other day and realized just how little I had actually understood in the first read through back in high school, and how lucky I was to even be introduced to different feminisms so early on. Thank you queer communities of Michigan for introducing me to some of what my AP US History textbook forgot to mention in the little box on feminism.
29 sleepless hours and 12 espresso shots into the day(s?) and it seems like a good time to finally start posting on tumblr.
Columbia students in the news for something more meaningful than our love of Nutella.