"It has been my experience that, within feminist and queer circles, people often presume that biology (as a field) is inherently essentialist. This always strikes me as bizarre—if anything, biology is anti-essentialist. After all, the central organizing principle in the field of biology is evolution, which states that 1) all animals share a common ancestor, 2) that all individuals within a given population will genetically vary from one another, and 3) that this variation may ultimately give rise to novel traits, and even entirely new species. In biology, there is no such thing as ‘dog-ness,’ as dogs can interbreed with wolves, and both of those species share common ancestors with coyotes, foxes, and other animals (including humans if you go far enough back!). Furthermore, essentialist presumptions about sex, gender, and sexuality are not supported by biology—in fact, it has become increasingly clear over the last few decades that sex-related traits are far less evolutionarily conserved or constrained than other important traits. To put this another way, sex-related traits are especially plastic, malleable, or susceptible to change over time. This plasticity may account for some of the sexual and gender diversity we see in human beings."
this is yr bimonthly killjoy reminder that insulting a man based on his penis size is A. cissexist (particularly transmisogynistic) and B. hinges on patriarchally enforced standards of hypermasculinity and is literally not progressive or radical in any conceivable way
I’m real tired of seeing skinny white kids painted as THE AVERAGE QUEER. Like please show me a curvy Indian agender kid from Brooklyn, a hispanic lesbian and her black girlfriend. A trans demisexual dude from Korea. GIVE ME SOMETHING OTHER THAN LANKY PALE PEOPLE WITH COLORFUL HAIR PLEASE GOD.
I will never stop linking to this article: Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community
Let’s stop pretending otherwise, OK Media?
unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
so hey fun fact for anyone who wants queer history trivia: the first disco in Seattle was opened in 1973 and was a gay bar called “shelly’s leg” and it was named after a dancer named shelly who lost her leg in a confetti cannon accident and used the insurance/lawsuit settlement money to open a gay disco.
hey everyone, i know this blog has been a little dead lately. i’m sorry about that, i’m in the heated midst of finals and i probably wont have time to do any serious updates until next week.
i, as a Cisgender Heterosexual, believe that something is only queerphobic if its said while balancing a beachball on your head while dressed up in a big bird suit, hopping on your left foot while chanting “fuck the gay’s” and, incase you havent noticed, i was hopping on my RIGHT foot, so