hoooooly shit i really dont care about dfabdmab/mtfftm thing because imo ur either a girl or a boy or neither or both or what the fuck ever whO CARES dont flatter urself not everyone wants to know about ur genitals mic drop bye
IM ALEXY AND I DONT CARE ABOUT U OR ANYONE AT ALL
ever notice how straight women can express attraction to women and her identity as straight (usually) isn’t put under scrutiny or outright denied…
But if a lesbian talks about a man being attractive suddenly her identity gets put into a million scare quotes and people wanna talk about how she’s hurting the ~real lesbians~
And anyone getting onto the sex trafficking rescue bandwagon by cashing in on the handouts from the federal govt’s “faith-based initiatives” welfare block grants through the US Dept.of Health & Human Services are the LAST people who should talk about survivors in life-threatening poverty “expecting handouts” while telling us that being able to live is something we don’t “deserve.”
My entire life was STOLEN and DESTROYED under society’s watch and with society’s full blessing and support. Reparations for an entire lifetime of opportunities and basic needs denied is NOT a “handout.”
And no, I’m sorry, but just because I was lucky enough to escape my traffickers 30 years ago, only to be left hungry, sick and cold and destitute for the rest of my life - that is NOT justice—contrary to what so many class-privileged Christian “rescuers” told me in anti-trafficking groups when I begged for life-saving help (that I am not getting) so I could get heat in my 40-degree home so I don’t die from the cold after my pellet stove died several days ago.
Because NOT being trafficked and left injured, chronically ill or dead is NOT a “luxury” that everybody else is expected to earn, OK. Not being trafficked, tortured, raped, forcibly impregnated and/or forcibly infected with deadly incurable STD’s and killed, or condemned to total social exclusion and life-threatening poverty because of being stigmatized for what was done TO us (if we manage to escape that slavery), is a HUMAN RIGHT we ALL deserve.
REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT
Jacqueline Homan escaped her pimps 30 years ago, but she has been left behind by our society and government. She makes (TOPS) 95 dollars a MONTH. That is NOT a livable amount of money, and because of that she has to starve and cannot pay for certain bills.
Jacqueline lives in Pennsylvania, where it is currently 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Jacqueline’s only source of heat during the winter was her oven, which has broken within the last week, so now her only source of heat are the blankets she has.
This phenomenal woman has survived forced prostitution and written a book about her experiences and the experiences of other prostituted and exited women (Without Apology). Nothing has ever been given to her; she grew up in poverty, was forced into prostitution at age 13, was raped by thousands of johns and her pimps, and now our society has left her out to die.
What Jacqueline needs more than anything right now is donations so she can get a new oven to keep warm this winter, or she may likely die. Please send your donations to: email@example.com
Any and all donations are helpful, even if it’s only a dollar. Please help save her life!
Reblogging this woman’s story again because her words need to be heard, and collectively, we may be able to help her through the winter. If every one of my followers donated a dollar, this outrageously resilient woman would be $596 closer to a new source of heat, food for her pantry, etc. All it takes is a ripple effect, folks!
Even if you cannot donate, please reblog her words and her story so she is both heard and her needs are amplified through the internet’s megaphone. Let’s help an exited woman out!
I wonder if Tumblristas will ever get over this smug obsession with the idea that “non-western=always good guys,” because it’s just as inaccurate (though not as damaging on a global scale) as the notion that “western=always good guys.”
But that might risk precious, precious Down With the Struggle cred at uni and/or tumblr.com, so I’m guessing no.
on using the word “identified”
(in reference to this post)
like seriously though one of my biggest pet peeves is cis people overusing the word “-identified” (in terms of gender), since it is almost always wrong. like, why are people so eager to say “female-identified” instead of woman? because it makes it a lot easier to accidentally (or intentionally) imply that trans women aren’t real women, they just “identify” as women. like, this whole shit where cis people get genders and we just get identities.
like yes. all gender is a social construct. I get it. believe me. but when you awkwardly stumble and try to add “-identified” to make things “more inclusive,” what are you actually saying?
and if you EVER say “women and female-identified people” you are literally implying that there is some sort of difference.
so please. cis people. I know you are just trying to help. but you are really just making things worse.
My stat teacher just addressed me as sir
Oh but ‘cis’ women never get ‘misgendered’
If a ‘cis’ woman is misgendered and no trans people are around to hear it, did it really happen???
these are the biggest problems within the current feminist movement imo:
- liberal feminism- the more women climbing corporate ladders and getting ahead in capitalism and oppressing other women the better
- white feminism- completely ignoring the intersection of racism and misogyny, only focusing on the struggles of white middle class women
- pop feminism- forgetting about feminist writers and academics but idolising pop stars who said a vaguely feminist thing once
- sex posi feminism- rebranding women’s objectification and sexualisation as empowering, coercively calling women misogynistic slurs, and embracing fetishes of rape and abuse
- choice feminism- the idea that any choice a woman makes is feminist while totally ignoring the fact that choices aren’t made in a vacuum and oppression doesn’t become empowerment just because you say it does
- het feminism- framing feminism around how to have more comfortable romantic and sexual relationships with men rather than liberating women from oppressive systems such as compulsory heterosexuality. distancing themselves from and stigmatising “hairy man hating lesbians”
- fashion feminism- wearing the denim jackets and reading rookie and listening to riot grrrl and repeating slogans but not actually learning anything
like it’s just endlessly frustrating seeing so many young feminists led down all these bad paths (i’ve been through most of them) and i’d love to see a shift more towards potent, revolutionary, radical feminism
we’ve gotta fight for it sisters
“we could kind of tell you are a boy”
i’m not sure what to feel about this but i love pretending to be uchiha sasuke in cards against humanity games
(removed the “-ed” from “cisgendered”)
dmab trans people can’t be “in between” genders because femmeness is marked as other. it is stands out and isn’t classified as androgyny. If I wore a dress and didn’t shave my beard, I wouldn’t be seen as androgynous, I would be seen as a man failing at femininity.
but a dfab queer can put on a blazer and suddenly they are are these radical edgy gender transgressors.
fuck outta here
Going through bisexual tags and everything is like 97.3 percent about bisexual females am I the only one that sees a problem here?
#i mean i’m a female but hello male bisexuals are almost completely ignored
I appreciate your observations dear. <3
i hate when a character is obviously bisexual but they wont call it that
its like if I walked up to someone, complimented their shoes, and they were like “OH YOU MEAN MY FOOT HOLDERS”
no we have a word for that and you should probably say it