i think i’m going to go see nervous but excited at the schuler books on 28th street at 7.
actually, i think i’ll leave soon and read and macramé. i have to finish a library book that is due tomorrow.
i’m annoyed with someone who keeps bitching about trigger warnings.
life is a fucking trigger.
also, why the fuck are you using gender-neutral pronouns for someone who repeatedly stated that they are a man. fucking use male pronouns.
i can’t believe i was offered a job today i can’t believe it
I FELT LIKE I WAS LYING TO MYSELF THAT WHOLE TIME.
i wonder if i will like the job.
What’s most amazing is that its citizens will not merely refrain from objecting, but will stand and cheer the U.S. Government’s new power to assassinate their fellow citizens, far from any battlefield, literally without a shred of due process from the U.S. Government…
From an authoritarian perspective, that’s the genius of America’s political culture. It not only finds way to obliterate the most basic individual liberties designed to safeguard citizens from consummate abuses of power (such as extinguishing the lives of citizens without due process). It actually gets its citizens to stand up and clap and even celebrate the destruction of those safeguards.” —Glenn Greenwald, The due-process-free assassination of U.S. Citizens is now reality on the murder of Anwar Al-Awlaki (via insaniyat)
Seriously, I want to know. Tell me.
I’m serious, tell me.
Because the root of the word seems to be castration. And then depriving of strength, vitality, etc. Because obvs only men have those things to be deprived of. In our culture it’s usually used to describe a man being humiliated by juxtaposing a stereotypically feminine activity or trait on him. Because, you know, it’s always humiliating if you’re a man and anyone accuses you of having a feminine trait.
The effeminate needs to exist for one to be emasculinated as it is thereby viewed as weaker/lesser/etc. This weaker thing has to exist so there can be a better thing and that better thing can be compared to the lesser thing.
And this makes me question what people think it means to be a man even more.
this is why i won’t transition. i refuse it behave as if my positive qualities are masculinity. fuck i hate gender.
Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey weren’t expecting anything out of the ordinary when they boarded their Southwest Airlines flight last Monday. Camila kissed Leisha — just a typical “I love you” peck like any couple might share.
Apparently, this was not okay with their flight attendant, who came over to explain that two women kissing was not acceptable, because Southwest is “a family-oriented airline.”
Leisha and Camila were extremely upset. The flight attendant wouldn’t back down. The conflict escalated. And Leisha and Camila were kicked off their flight.
Jeremy Sharp is a college student and a fan of Leisha’s — Leisha was one of the stars of the TV series “The L Word.” Jeremy started a petition on Change.org demanding that Southwest apologize to Leisha and Camila. Please sign Jeremy’s petition to Southwest today.
Southwest claims to be a supporter of LGBT rights — and, as corporations go, Southwest has excellent anti-discrimination policies. It’s even the official airline for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). But now that those policies are being put to the test, Southwest is failing miserably.
In multiple statements, Southwest has refused to accept responsibility for the actions of its employee, and has instead blamed Leisha and Camila for bringing this discrimination on themselves. But Leisha and Camila would have had no cause to get upset if they hadn’t been targeted by their flight attendant for their sexual orientation.
Eradicating homophobia means more than saying the right buzzwords and sponsoring the right organizations. It means making sure that LGBT families are treated equally every day. If Southwest can brush this incident under the rug, what’s to stop other well-meaning companies from doing the same?
Southwest has already received an avalanche of bad publicity for both its employee’s discriminatory behavior and its failure to accept responsibility for the incident. The airline’s executives need to understand that potential customers aren’t going to let this go until Southwest issues an official, meaningful apology.
Please sign Jeremy’s petition asking that Southwest apologize to Leisha and Camila:
i was glad to see this sitting in my inbox when i dragged myself from sleep.
it is a magic word that means you win the argument.
first to accuse their opponent of privilege wins!