heteroromantic and aro-ace people aren't queer and need to stop appropriating labels and community support that don't belong to them. ESPECIALLY when those labels are reclaimed slurs that they have no right to ever say.
The way I see it queer is strange or not normal. Normal is considered cis hetrom heterosexual. Queer developed because being homosexual was strange- or queer. Over time the slur got recalled and the lgbtq+ community took it. So because lgbtq+ is queer anything not “normal” is included. So aro, ace, and all variations are queer. I have no clue if there was some specific word you say someone say and got offended over but for right now you get this.
I hate to say this: but I do believe you. To an extent. Aro/Ace individuals are most certainly not a part of the community. Not when people like you keep pushing us out for no reason. Why is our community (ours as in mine and yours anon) so threatened by people who have little to no interest in romance and/or sex? What could possibly be such a turn off of the community to try and get rid of us?
Do you think we aren’t bullied enough by the cishet norm to be a part of the club? Do you honestly think that parents and adults don’t look at us hoping we marry someone and have kids? Do you not think about some aro/ace individuals who find that emotional and sexual relationships make them physically ill? Asexuals are victims of correctional rape and youth homelessness just as much as the rest of the community. You want to know why? Because we’re QUEER. We’re not “normal”! We’re freaks among the strange, because we aren’t trying to obtain the same things in the same way the rest of the community does. Do aro/ace people want to get married? YES. Of course some of us do. Its called Platonic Partnership, and same sex marriage is just as important to those aro/ace girls or guys who want to spend their life with their same sex friend as much as it is to the rest of you.
What about trans safety and well being or Non-binary folks who are trying to get their correct pronouns on documents? Do you think we don’t care about that for whatever reason? Do you think aro/ace trans and non-binary folk don’t exist? Or are they solely queer because of their gender? That nothing else is going to get them the support?
Why are so many people insisting on a checklist that you have to fill out correctly in order to be a part of the community? “Oh your Panromantic huh? …wait but..hn. asexual? Eh I mean I guess you’re halfway there” (which by the way was what someone said to me when I thought I was aromantic bisexual)
Step off your pedestal and look around a moment. Every story since forever has the end goal of love. Nothing is a greater achievement then to love and be loved in return. Get the girl. Even queer propaganda is all about “Love has nothing to do with ones gender and sex” and the other half of universe is nothing but sex. Naked women being sex toys for men is the highest ranking business in the world. Men are seen shirtless in every non-winter clothing add, telling them to be ripped and not take no for an answer. That they’re pathetic if they can’t manage to get someone else’s clothes off. Modeling has nothing to do with clothing anymore, but your gaze. Unnecessary sex scenes, bathing shots, written in innuendos, this entire society is based off of sex. Ask any woman, asexual or not, and she’ll agree.
Sex and love, and love and sex, that’s all there is and no one notices this BUT aro/ace people and you have the nerve to tell us we aren’t queer enough to be a part of the community? That for some reason not fitting in with the ungodly vast majority isn’t “good enough” by your standards? We aren’t appropriating some sacred form of label or using reclaimed slurs “we have no right to say”. We’re fighting for your rights just as much as you should be fighting for ours.
Yet police in riot gear are attacking crowds of UNARMED pro-democracy student protesters and protesters from the Occupy Central movement (a civil disobedience movement aimed at achieving universal suffrage occurring in Hong Kong). At least NOW TV, BBC NEWS, and APPLE DAILY have confirmed that pepper spray and rubber bullets are being fired at demonstrators and there is tear gas being launched into crowds and it’s spreading INSIDE the Central MTR station.
Judging from all the photos and Apple Daily news reports I’ve seen, there are police stationed at Lippo Center, outside Lan Kwai, and Jordan + Tung Chung MTR stations look entirely closed off to everyone but the police. There are protesting crowds in Causeway, in Mong Kok on Argyle Street, in the HKAPA and Gloucester Road + Nathan Road are FILLED with protesters.
Hong Kong is no longer safe. Central has been paralyzed.
There’s a live feed of everything that’s happening here.
we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.
don’t go telling me steve rogers and bucky barnes don’t get stalked by random history undergrads asking for exclusive interviews
like they’re completely 100% harmless
just sleep deprived and running completely on coffee and have done nothing but read large tomes on the history of whatever
and then holy crap actual soldiers straight from the 1940s with all that knowledge fresh in their minds who got to see straight-up national secrets first-hand
let’s go get all that untapped intelligence for our honors thesis
steve tries so hard to help but there are just so many so eventually bucky takes to being the bad guy and slams doors in people’s faces
but steve sometimes sees the hurt and despairation in the kid’s eyes and bucky we have to do something and steve never did know how to give up on a lost cause
so bucky sighs and says he’ll go along with whatever steve thinks is best
next thing you know steve and bucky are teaching a seminar at the local college on world war ii (and who cares if they both barely got through high school no one’s going to turn down having actual war heroes from wwii speaking on the subject) and the history community practically vibrates with enthusiasm
and steve and bucky are kind of worried at question time that everyone is going to ask really personal questions but only people who have graduated with or are currently working on a history degree are let in and the q&a session is mostly about small details they wanted a first-hand source for like the consistency of mud and its effect on average soldiers and how different caliber rifles helped or hindered people in practice
steve and bucky decide the history community is kind of weird but they like them anyway because for the most part they are surprisingly not nosy bastards unlike everyone else that is desperate for an interview
Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair
another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice
the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
no i dont want to be a billionaire to live a lavish lifestyle i want to be a billionaire to be financially secure and have enough money to give people things and support charities and fund kickstarters and leave hundred dollar tips
I used to be really embarrassed when my parents would mess up their English but as I got older I realized my parents know Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, AND English.
They’re way smarter than I am. So I started to chill.
Somebody start talking about how immigrants are dumb because they can’t speak English properly. I’d fucking like to see you try and even remember four different languages, you elitist and racist fuckbaby.
This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Even if school, work or general life isn’t okay, you’ll get through it because you are damn strong and amazing.
im not even fuckin surprised that so many trans people relate so hard to monsters n animals n ghosts n aliens n abstract landscapes
what else are we supposed to see ourselves in
so i’m taking a class on monsters in theatre right now (yes really) and part of “monster theory” states that monsters refuse to be classified into binary categories and that they are often a demonization or exaggeration of the Other
for example: zombies, ghosts, and vampires all refuse to be classified as living or dead because they’re simultaneously neither but also both
the existence of transness serves to dismantle the gender binary of most cultures so it makes sense that one might find solace in the existence of these archetypes/characters/beings that also refuse to fit into binary categories