Chronically ill, autistic, bisexual, mostly white, feminist, opinionated, academic, lefty scum. Pronouns are she/her/hers.
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One day I'll actually go through and properly tag this mess.
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When people say things like “are you gay or are you JUST bi?” or “she has to be AT LEAST bisexual” they are proving that they do not view bisexuality as a complete and full orientation. We’re seen as meeting a “minimum requirement.” Bisexuality does not mean “watered down gay”. We are not diluted. We are complete. And to act as if our relevance and importance are contingent on “how gay” or “how straight” we are is so damaging because we will never be either of those. You are telling us we will never be relevant and important enough for anyone. No, I am not AT LEAST bi. I’m as bi as you can fucking get (which applies to every bisexual/biromantic person) and I’m not interested in being treated like half of a person, thanks.
They’re going to keep pushing the envelope,” he said of demonstrators who’ve gotten violent during protests in Ferguson. “There’s no reason to stop. … It’s as simple as training your dog. If you don’t tell them stop biting, guess what, he’s going to continue to bite.
John Newshaw, a retired St. Louis County police officer, for the Huffington Post piece Group Rallies In Support Of Darren Wilson, Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown.
In case people are still claiming that this isn’t race related, former St. Louis County police officer comparing the Ferguson demonstrators to dogs. And let’s face it, this gross comparison is being made because the majority of demonstrators are Black. In the same piece Newshaw even says “This sounds wrong, but I don’t think the black community understands the system.”.
White People More Likely to Support Voter ID When They See Black People Voting
A new University of Delaware study has revealed two disconcerting pieces of information: a whopping 67 percent of white Americans support voter ID laws, and that number jumps to 73…
In upsetting but unsurprising news, white people have a lot of deeply-held racist views. This is why “I don’t see race” is such a problematic POV - well, it’s problematic for a lot of reasons, but basically YES, YES YOU DO, everyone “sees” race and everyone in America grew up in a culture that criminalized blackness and made it OK to be inherently suspicious of non-white people (the darker the scarier!).
Also friendly reminder that voter fraud is borderline nonexistent but suppressing people from voting is the latest hot political trend.
i tried being heterosexual once and i learned my lesson so here i am
Spiderman represents the everyman, but he represents the underdog and those marginalized who come up against great prejudice which I, as a middle-class straight, white man, don’t really understand so much. When Stan Lee first wrote and created this character, the outcast was the computer nerd, was the science nerd, was the guy that couldn’t get the girl. Those guys now run the world. So how much of an outcast is that version of Peter Parker anymore? That’s my question.
Helpful tip for hyper verbal aspies.
It wasn’t a buried cache of gold or silver that excavators came across as they methodically dug down through the remains of one of Scotland’s most ancient archaeological sites. But in a very important sense, the discovery was equally exciting.
They were the skeletal remains of an animal—a very, very big one. And a very old one.
"It is so big that there was an immediate need for an expert opinion," reported the Dig Diary blogger for the Ness of Brodgar Excavations project.
So they called upon Jen Harland, an expert at identifying faunal remains.
"She has confirmed that the bones belong to an enormous cow—so big indeed that it is probably off the scale for the biggest known modern cow and into the range for an aurochs." Read more.
“i just fucking wanted the one”
thought this was a useful infographic
This is super helpful.
ALSO if they feel gender is an influence of attraction, a person might identify as bi rather than pan
If I might make an addition:
Don’t ever criticize someone for identifying as one or the other even if it doesn’t match your personal definition. These are tough concepts to nail down. Just let us do our thing.
I was expecting “you find grindr in his phone” but ok
The country’s leading game industry group weighed in Wednesday on a roiling culture battle that’s rocked the gaming world for months. Known as “Gamergate,” the controversy — ostensibly over ethics in gaming journalism, but used as a vehicle to lash out against women in the gaming industry — has shone a spotlight on the ugliest part of gaming culture.
The controversy, which stemmed from questions over whether a female developer’s relationship with a male game journalist influenced coverage of her game, has expanded in a full-blown firestorm. What began as calls for journalistic integrity turned ugly in social media and gaming trade sites. It’s gotten so serious that three women associated with the industry have been forced to leave their homes due to threats. And media critic Anita Sarkeesian — who left her home after her criticism of the industry’s depiction of women prompted violent threats this summer — said Tuesday that she would cancel a speech at Utah State University after someone threatened a shooting at the event.
That prompted the the nation’s top trade group for video game companies to speak out Wednesday. “Threats of violence and harassment are wrong,” said a spokesman for the Entertainment Software Association in a statement. “They have to stop. There is no place in the video game community—or our society—for personal attacks and threats.”
It’s a simple statement. But it indicates just how seriously the gaming industry is working to break free of the worst stereotypes of its community. Game culture is, no doubt, changing. The ESA now boasts that women comprise nearly 50 percent of its audience. The push toward mobile gaming, in particular, has expanded the industry’s audience at a faster rate than ever before. The Gamergate controversy has drawn attention to the worst kind of video game player — misogynistic, violent and reactionary.
In other words, exactly the kind of player that the industry no longer wishes to be the face of the industry.
And Jack Thompson is capering with glee. This vindicates so much of his paranoia.