Fight for Roses, Too

The Ramblings of a Post-Grad and Post-Modern Girl.

I’m going to be off tumblr for a while. I have grad school happening now and tumblr has just been making feel really down in general lately anyway, especially after receiving negativity to the one time I put a personal post.

Anonymous asked: You really are ugly and you look like a man.

I see you’re too chickenshit to say that off of anon, but was that really necessary? Didn’t your parents teach you to not be nasty? Is this how you get your kicks, to make your petty self feel better every day by putting another person down? What, do you spend your free time trolling the personal tag to see if someone is feeling a little low and that’s when you strike, instead of being positive and saying something worthwhile to another human being?

Well tough shit that’s not how the world works and you are still a small person, since only small people feel that they have to insult others to make themselves feel bigger.

So fuck off and be small and petty somewhere else.

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“For asexuals, sex is like… a donut. When we see a donut, we do not have the urge to eat the donut. This does not necessarily mean we hate the donut, or think the donut is disgusting— many of us even like donuts. But we never have any urge to walk over there and eat it. Demisexuals will have the urge to eat the donut only if it their absolute favorite kind of donut in the whole world, and greysexuals sometimes will have the urge to get the donut, and sometimes not. Celibates are on diets.”

—   

http://backroundradio.tumblr.com  (via ancient-amateur)

I don’t care for this analogy, honestly.

First of all, it fails to differentiated between experiencing sexual attraction and wanting to have sex—and yes, those are very different things, so this isn’t a matter of semantics.

Secondly, the setup posits people who aren’t on the ace spectrum as constantly wanting to have sex and/or constantly experiencing sexual attraction, which is clearly untrue.

I’ve posted before about how characters who lend themselves to aromantic asexual readings tend to be dedicated on a cause or goal—the implication being that this devotion “replaces” romantic-sexual relationships, which are what should be of paramount importance. The equally dodgy corollary of this is that asexuals are predisposed to ~higher purpose~, since they aren’t thinking about sex all the time like those silly other people. Being aro-ace myself, I cannot vouch for this, but I doubt very much that the majority of humankind is so utterly consumed by sex that they are incapable of other thoughts. :P

Furthermore, desiring sex only in specific circumstances does not necessarily make a person demi or grey-ace; to imply otherwise, as this does, is a gross oversimplification.

I get why the donut analogy has circulated as much as it has, and more power to you if you’ve found it helpful or it’s gotten you to investigate further, but please don’t take it at its face value.

(via watertightvines)

(Source: asexualeducation, via watertightvines)

watertightvines:


Do not think you are playing against 16 boys. You are fighting everyone in this country who thinks girls can never match up to men, cannot hold a job as well as a man, cannot make decisions like men. You are fighting each fool who has forgotten that if a girl has given life to him, she can do anything. Anything. It’s a huge match, perhaps bigger than you or me. And that is why I should be telling you to play fearlessly, play together, play with all your might, play this way, play that way. But I will say just one thing: chak de!

Chak De! India

watertightvines:

Do not think you are playing against 16 boys. You are fighting everyone in this country who thinks girls can never match up to men, cannot hold a job as well as a man, cannot make decisions like men. You are fighting each fool who has forgotten that if a girl has given life to him, she can do anything. Anything. It’s a huge match, perhaps bigger than you or me. And that is why I should be telling you to play fearlessly, play together, play with all your might, play this way, play that way. But I will say just one thing: chak de!

Chak De! India

(via eccecorinna)

“The term Hispanic, coined by technomarketing experts and by the designers of political campaigns, homogenizes our cultural diversity (Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans become indistinguishable), avoids our indigenous cultural heritage, and links us directly with Spain. Worse yet, it possesses connotations of upward mobility and political obedience.”

—   Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via alamaquina)

(Source: butnotinlove, via weareallmixedup)

this is not latin@!: girljanitor: asongofsexandsociety: omgandstuff: Enough with your anti...

girljanitor:

asongofsexandsociety:

omgandstuff:

Enough with your anti “white privilege” blogs, you can go back to chomping on your bananas and worshipping me now.

i usually try not to reblog nonsense in the racism, sexism, or privilege tags because i dont want the nonsense on…

fandomsandfeminism:

magicalgirlconfessions:


I get irritated every time someone whines about MG anime (mostly using Sailor Moon as the scapegoat) not having any large body-types. MG characters should inspire us to want to take care of our body more, not make us feel bad about it. I understand the wish to be accepted as we are or being born with an obesity condition or whatnot, but you can always overcome it with the willpower to try and change. Blaming your low self-esteem on magical girls is a foolish excuse - and probably not true.

Submitted by Anon

I know this is well intentioned. But here’s the thing: You say these characters should “inspire us to take care of our body more.” 
Fuck you. 
Having different body types does not mean people don’t take care of themselves.
Being fat doesn’t mean a person isn’t healthy.
Being skinny doesn’t mean a person IS healthy.
People are allowed to exist comfortably in whatever body they have, without having people insist they “take better care of themselves” for not meeting some arbitrary fucking body type. 
We don’t need to try and “overcome” anything. If we have large bodies, then we are fucking fine the way we fucking are, thanks. 
Fat people often take care of themselves. 
Just. God. How many ways can I say this? You need to divorce the idea that body type and health are in any way connected, because research has shown MULTIPLE times that there is no connection between the two. 
And who the HELL do you think you are to say this kind of shit? It translates to this: “What? You say that your self esteem was impacted by the fact that growing up, heroes and good people are ALWAYS portrayed as incredibly skinny, while fat people are only ever comic relief or villains. Well that’s STUPID and like, probably not even true. Fuck your feelings. No one cares what you think.” 

fandomsandfeminism:

magicalgirlconfessions:

I get irritated every time someone whines about MG anime (mostly using Sailor Moon as the scapegoat) not having any large body-types. MG characters should inspire us to want to take care of our body more, not make us feel bad about it. I understand the wish to be accepted as we are or being born with an obesity condition or whatnot, but you can always overcome it with the willpower to try and change. Blaming your low self-esteem on magical girls is a foolish excuse - and probably not true.

Submitted by Anon

I know this is well intentioned. But here’s the thing: You say these characters should “inspire us to take care of our body more.” 

Fuck you. 

Having different body types does not mean people don’t take care of themselves.

Being fat doesn’t mean a person isn’t healthy.

Being skinny doesn’t mean a person IS healthy.

People are allowed to exist comfortably in whatever body they have, without having people insist they “take better care of themselves” for not meeting some arbitrary fucking body type. 

We don’t need to try and “overcome” anything. If we have large bodies, then we are fucking fine the way we fucking are, thanks. 

Fat people often take care of themselves. 

Just. God. How many ways can I say this? You need to divorce the idea that body type and health are in any way connected, because research has shown MULTIPLE times that there is no connection between the two. 

And who the HELL do you think you are to say this kind of shit? It translates to this: “What? You say that your self esteem was impacted by the fact that growing up, heroes and good people are ALWAYS portrayed as incredibly skinny, while fat people are only ever comic relief or villains. Well that’s STUPID and like, probably not even true. Fuck your feelings. No one cares what you think.” 

(via pan-ismycopilot)

fuckyeahhardfemme:

hauteproportions:

frissk:

preach it raven

I love this so much

She’s so awesome, this show was so awesome 

(Source: all-right-blondie)