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From here on in, I'm referring to womyn who were CAMAB as simply womyn, and those who were CAFAB and 'identify' as female as ciswomen. I do this in the interests of cultural feminism, and so that ciswomen can know what it's like for a tenth of a second to have a womon say, "you are not my sister. You did not go through what I went through and never will understand." Girlhood is significant, and is forever tainted by cissexually-constructed wannabes.
  • cishet anon: i am a queersexual transgendered and im here to say you are very rude to straight people. they are amazing and only try to help you - erm, i mean us, us! hating on The Cisnormal and Heteronormal people is heterophobic and homosexist. i am a 100% legit gaysexual saying this so if you don't do as i say you're being a homophone
Bartolo Colon street art, found in Brooklyn.
PS: I would be in Bartolo’s posse any day. That sounds like a fun and genial crew.

Bartolo Colon street art, found in Brooklyn.

PS: I would be in Bartolo’s posse any day. That sounds like a fun and genial crew.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Straight People Now Crashing LGBT Job Fairs

brownwerkk:

valeriekeefe:

brownwerkk:

southernish:

THE FUCK???!!!!!

LGBT folks can legally be fired in many states and you fucks want to crash a job fair specifically for LGBT people?

I know it’s hard out here to find a job but seriously……fuck you.

You know what? I really could not care more. First of all, let’s stop pretending these are holistic queer job fairs, it’s another cisGLB networking opportunity while trans people, trans women especially, still face massive workplace discrimination. There’s no 6-1 ratio of jobs offered to cishet applicants to cisGLB applicants, like they found in NYC, where discrimination against trans people is de jure illegal.

Secondly: The penalty for unemployability in the United States is homelessness. You want to help jobless queers? Campaign for a basic income instead of perpetuating the zero-sum nature of a dysfunctional employment market.

Anyway, read the article and it becomes clear that this is rich people having a fight over their particular portion of the sandbox. Class matters, and this trans lesbian is sick of well-heeled cisGLBs pretending it doesn’t.

tl;dr If you maintain a fundamentally inhumane economy, this is exactly what will happen, and I don’t blame people who are trying to make ends meet for it, when your solution is the same system, but with different homeless people (but they’ll still be 9-1 CAMAB, amirite?)

I agree with you…..on some parts.
I’d much rather have a system in which everyone is guaranteed a minimum income, health care, subsidized child care if you choose to have children, paid sick leave, paid vacation time (3 weeks would be the legal minimum), etc…..but we aren’t there yet.
We just aren’t.
I also see your point about the class issues considering these are graduate students BUT let’s not try to assume that every grad student is well off. Student loan debt is a real fucking thing unless of course you were lucky enough to be born into or adopted by a WEALTHY family OR some rich relative left you a bunch of money.

I’m not talking about graduate students, I’m talking about graduates, who do far better than the general population as a group, more than well enough to service $7,000 in annual interest. Some people get unlucky, but they don’t have the same risk of unluckiness that those without credentials have.

To wit: A lot of socio-economic bad things happen to every group of people, and some of those people will be nice and inspiring and awesome, but it doesn’t mean they’re can’t also be privileged. Graduates are privileged with marginal productivity being valued out of proportion to marginal production compared with the working class. It might not even be good for them in utility terms, but they demand that the penalty for failing to be one of them be steep, and fall on those who can least afford to pay. So yeah, I weep not for the graduate class. I weep for those who couldn’t finance the thing in the first place.

PS: Why do you advocate subsidizing work when there’s a liveable Basic Income? Seems like you’d just want to up the income instead of telling people how to live their lives.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Straight People Now Crashing LGBT Job Fairs

brownwerkk:

southernish:

THE FUCK???!!!!!

LGBT folks can legally be fired in many states and you fucks want to crash a job fair specifically for LGBT people?

I know it’s hard out here to find a job but seriously……fuck you.

You know what? I really could not care more. First of all, let’s stop pretending these are holistic queer job fairs, it’s another cisGLB networking opportunity while trans people, trans women especially, still face massive workplace discrimination. There’s no 6-1 ratio of jobs offered to cishet applicants to cisGLB applicants, like they found in NYC, where discrimination against trans people is de jure illegal.

Secondly: The penalty for unemployability in the United States is homelessness. You want to help jobless queers? Campaign for a basic income instead of perpetuating the zero-sum nature of a dysfunctional employment market.

Anyway, read the article and it becomes clear that this is rich people having a fight over their particular portion of the sandbox. Class matters, and this trans lesbian is sick of well-heeled cisGLBs pretending it doesn’t.

tl;dr If you maintain a fundamentally inhumane economy, this is exactly what will happen, and I don’t blame people who are trying to make ends meet for it, when your solution is the same system, but with different homeless people (but they’ll still be 9-1 CAMAB, amirite?)

I’m just doing my job.

Said by every cop, boss, lawyer, politician, and judge to avoid culpability for  their own immoral actions. (via rustysmile)

See also: “I was just following orders.”

(via daniphantomgone)

Said nobody who understands Omar Khadr is in prison because the US and Canada refuse to follow their own laws… ever.

(Source: anarchymeansiloveyou, via daniphantomgone)

hawk-and-handsaw:

a crappy info-doodle about something v important 2 me

Howabout not everybody is happy being in a part-time relationship or for that matter having to have three jobs to earn enough to live on?

I mean, hurrah for ethical nonmonogamy for those it works for, but seriously, fuck this subversivist bullshit. Also the binarism inherent in portraying the GQ character as purple when the woman is pink and the man is blue.

(via lgbtlaughs)

echo-the-neko asked: I was looking at a text post and saw what your mom and dad said about you being trans... That's terrible! They don't have any right to say that to or about you! Parents need to learn their limits :(

Of course they don’t. Fortunately I’m at an age where I simply no longer have to have them in my life, sorry if you were under another impression.

When women date bad boys and shit goes wrong...

lejacquelope:

valeriekeefe:

lejacquelope:

saiyajinlegacy:

lejacquelope:

saiyajinlegacy:

lejacquelope:

CAUSE!!!

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EFFECT!!!

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Come on, ladies… you get all mad when dudes pull this shit on you but you fell in love with this dude because of his bad boy behavior in the first place.

Feminists want to scream “HOW DARE YOU BLAME THE VICTIM!!!” but your screaming means jack diddly shit…

I actually find this really interesting as it’s “controversial” yet totally true. We even had a lecture on it in my Social Psychology module last year - straight women typically go for men who display “bad boy” traits, whilst straight men are actually more likely to get emotionally invested in a partner.

straight men are actually more likely to get emotionally invested in a partner”? Woah, now that’s what you call busting a stereotype. I always grew up hearing that men didn’t get emotionally invested.

Did you happen to keep information on the source for that?

Admittedly I didn’t pay much attention in lectures. I picked up key points and such but it was too much hassle to pay attention to the sources other than the ones I intended to use in my assignments. x.x

If you have time yourself, though, you might have some luck with Google Scholar. All I remember is that men are actually more emotionally invested in relationships than women, and women are more likely to seek bad relationships for short-term thrills than long-term goals (this thrill-seeking reduces and ultimately ends with age, though). 

Teenaged girls and women in their 20’s and even early 30’s seek out destructive relationships (in general) because of the excitement that it provides. The partner is spontaneous and often controlling to a degree. It offers a sense of excitement but, obviously, it backfires. A lot of women also like the idea of “taming” a man like this, being the “only one he’s himself with”.
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I’m looking through my (admittedly scarce) notes from that lecture now, so I’m just gonna dump anything I find that’s relevant and, if you’re interested, you can look more into it yourself? If not, it may just be an interesting read all the same:
"As women achieve more economic power in society, they value looks more than personality."
"Men fall in love quicker, women fall out of love quicker". (Also written next to "Rubin’s Love Scale", not sure if related or not.)

Mis-attribution of arousal - thinking it’s love (high serotonin levels = more attraction): explains why women prefer “bad boys”. Passionate love doesn’t last - compassion must develop.
Fatal attraction - traits that attract (eg. spontaneity) often end up repelling (spontaneity becomes unreliability).
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Hope this helps!

Wow, that makes some serious sense. Thanks for the leads!

I gotta wonder aloud though: What’s the fucked-up social value we’re learning where taking someone who is likely to devalue your affections and spend a lot of time away from you and doesn’t really care about you considered more exciting than finding a marginalized partner, a survivor, someone who needs help, because as a species we do need emotional intimacy, and helping them get better?

PS: Thank goddess I’m a lesbian.

Thank goddess? Are you sure about that?

Oh for fucks’ sakes have the intellectual integrity to separate cultural cisfeminism from trans lesbian cultural feminism or find a fucking fire thx, plox.

PS: Here’s a hint, they have different CASABs, obtuselord.