being straight-passing just means i’m better able to gather information on how to bring straight people down

new life motto

Emergent Optimisation


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That post is a nested reblog thread. One of the things people really hate about Tumblr is nested reblog threads – they are ugly and clunky and hard to read. What could possibly be good about them?

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Twilight has problems with misogyny and with abusive relationships. I don’t want to sugar-coat that. But if you, dear reader, are going around saying that Twilight is proof that girls are all stupid-heads who want a brooding vampire to stalk and abuse them, then you are being misogynistic.

In all my years of life, I have never heard anyone seriously speculate that the popularity of femme fatales in fiction means that all men secretly yearn for an abusive relationship; yet in the time since Twilight was released, I have heard the meme that all girls wish to be abused more times than I can count. This is a failure of understanding the difference between fantasy and reality, and it is a “failure” that conveniently props up existing misogynistic narratives about how women who stay with abusers stay because they secretly want to be abused rather than because they are groomed (by both their abuser and the larger society) to stay with their abuser, and because society does not empower them to leave. This is a comforting lie we tell ourselves because it’s easier to blame abuse victims than acknowledge that we are failing them.

svcxb asked: Hi! I read your views about why you prefer to be a sex-negative feminist, but sex-positivity doesn't mean being positive toward all sex all the time. It means exercising the right to say no as well as yes and not be shamed of your sexual decisions and feelings or lack thereof.


it also has been co-opted to push a mandatory performative sexuality that just SHOCKINGLY ends up being oriented to the male gaze which is why I think being critical of how it is used is important


Serpents. I hope dinosaurs looked like this. With feathers.



look! dragons!



Serpents. I hope dinosaurs looked like this. With feathers.



look! dragons!


pretty snakes for danimia

(Source: thosefreshguys)


Bisexual as attraction to men and women is a heteronormative definition. 

Bisexual as attraction to same and different genders is the bisexual communities definition

When queer people say that bisexual reinforces a gender binary, tell them they sound like straight people. 



the asl sign for “transgender" is basically the same as the sign for "beautiful" but signed at the chest instead of in front of the face.

so that’s cool.

my ASL prof confirmed this for me

very cool 

for danimia

Heimdallr was queer and not white


I still, ages later, find it ridiculous how racist fanboys get their undergarment of choice in a twist because Idris Elba was chosen to play Heimdallr in the Thor films.

"but he’s supposed to be white, blublublu"

Well, there’s almost no authentic Old Norse sources out there which describes the physical appearance of Heimdallr, and the only time he’s presumably described as the whitest of Aesir, it’s in a section of the Þrymskviða where he’s suggesting that Thor should be dressed up as Freya and sent off as a bride to a giant in order to marry him, and thus retrieve Mjölnir.

And when the term “whitest of Aesir” is used in such a setting - cf. the actual stanza below - it has to be understood not on a literal word-by-word basis, but as a metaphorical adjective, which has little to do with the skin colour of Heimdallr, and more to do with his personality and possibly gender.

Þá kvað þat Heimdallr,
hvítastr ása,
vissi hann vel fram
sem vanir aðrir:
"Bindum vér Þór þá
brúðar líni,
hafi hann it mikla
men Brísinga

This translates, and I admit that my Old Norse is rusty, so bear with me, as follows;

Then spoke Heimdallr,
the whitest of the Aesir
he knew how to tell the future
as was the custom of the Vanir:
Let Thor wear
bridal garments,
adorn him with 

Now, by the time the Þrymskviða was written, the term hvítr had acquired a certain pejorative undertone, and it was often used to describe people who nowadays would be considered queer. Together with terms like argan - effeminate and passive, homosexual - it forms part of a set number of words, describing people who did not confirm to modern day heteronormativity, but which back then were not necessarily seen as either good or bad. What’s interesting here is that hvítr and argan when seen as words related to each other could be interpreted as top and bottom, if we’re to use modern day terms.

Knowing this, I choose to interpret the use of hvítr in the section above as a conscious way to emphasise the queerness of Heimdallr, who never married and was the son of nine virginal sisters. By highlighting Heimdallr’s queerness before he goes on to suggest that the manliest, most virile of the Aesir should dress up as the goddess of sex and war, is simply a way to make it even more obvious that Thor is going to flip his shit when it is suggested.

And flip his shit he does. In the 17th stanza he says:

Þá kvað þat Þórr,
þrúðugr ǫ́ss:
mik munu æsir
argan kalla,
ef bindask lætk
brúðar líni.

Which translates as;

Then spoke Thor,
the strongest and manliest of Aesir;
Aesir will call me
a passive, effeminate man
if I allow people to
dress me in bridal garments.

So. In other words - the actual Old Norse sources do not explicitly state that Heimdallr was white, and in addition to that, the only time he’s called white, it’s in a setting where the term white is a synonym of queer.


Ponder that for a while, will you.


if you look into a mirror in the dark and whisper “bisexuality isn’t inherently binary” a pansexual will immediately appear out of thin air and say “bi means two in latin”