posttragicmulatto

posttragicmulatto:

elizabitchtaylor:

If the point of the Big Bang Theory was to show that male nerds can be just as sexist as male jocks then well done I guess

Exactly. I hate that show. Chuck Lorre is the same no matter what. Same shit goes on with Mom. Three generations of women, but it’s all about morality and normalcy. snooze. I think that’s why the shows do so well in syndication and lots of old people like BBT and Two and Half Men. People love good old fashion sexism.

lindsayetumbls

slashophile:

norsegays:

astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

<3 <3

lindsayetumbls

lindsayetumbls:

symmetrism:

Art’s great nudes have gone skinny

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has created a visual re-imagination of historic nude paintings, had the subjects conformed their bodies to what the 21st century considers an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing—and quite shocking in what they say about the modern attitude toward women’s bodies.

You know what? Fat or skinny, these bitches are always super long limbed, so We the Short continue to be discriminated against, be the ideal Botticellian or Kate Mossian.

SHORT LIMBS UNITE!

itswalky

Ultra-Car and Asexuality

itswalky:

itswalkyfanblog:

Shortpacked! fandom, sit down. We’ve got to talk.

I, Wack’d, sole administrator and founding member of this blog, am asexual. More specifically, I’m a heteroromantic asexual, which basically means I’m straight but don’t really want to have sex with anyone.

Ultra-Car is a homoromantic asexual, which basically means she’s gay but doesn’t really want to have sex with anyone. And lemme tell you, folks, you seem to be struggling with that last bit.

I’ve seen a lot of comments since Ultra-Car and Malaya began seeing each other, and most of them are…well…discouraging. People making jokes about how they’re going to get it on when in bed together, people suggesting Willis write a porn comic about the two, people…just, generally ignoring the whole “doesn’t really want to have sex with anyone” part of the definition.

Now, asexual people can and do have sex for a wide variety of reasons, one of them being to please their partner, and clearly Malaya’s been wanting sex as of late. The idea that Ultra-Car could ease those urges is not in and of itself a bad thing, but that people keep insisting this is going to happen even when Ultra-Car has asserted numerous times that the idea outright disgusts her seems to ignore the realities of her character in a way that’s actively damaging. It basically makes Ultra-Car’s feelings on the matter irrelevant.

People have also up until today speculating on whether or not she’s anatomically correct, as though that was the barrier here. Not, y’know, whether or not she’d even want to use those parts if she had them. This is a step beyond—trying to find reasons why UC and Malaya can’t get it on besides “UC doesn’t want to” is turning her sexual orientation into a problem to be fixed.

Many folks today suggested she go back to her parents/creators to get the proper parts installed, and still others at other times have suggested changing her programming. I don’t need to point out why that’s bad, do I? I should hope that these things are self-evidently bad but I guess they’re not. I dunno if it’s her being a robot that makes it okay in this case or if similar changes are being suggested to real-life asexual folks implicitly, but either way…

And lastly we come to the folks who seem unaware of the fact that Ultra-Car and Malaya even are a couple, even though they’ve unambiguously been a couple for a year, simply because UC isn’t putting out. Sex is needed to validate the relationship for some reason. Real nice.

This started as an open letter and degenerated into a tirade. That’s too bad. I’m mad, I’m frustrated, and I dunno if I could edit this without it ripping my hair out. Just…just think about the things I’ve said here, and reconsider how you comment in the future. Thank you.

yell at all the people in the comments that you want

i see you have a head start already

godspeed

lindsayetumbls

radicalbytes:

I wrote an article attempting to identify some of the unearned benefits and privileges my fellow male gamers and I are afforded simply by virtue of being male. Please check out the full article in context over on Polygon.

  1. I can choose to remain completely oblivious, or indifferent to the harassment that many women face in gaming spaces.
  2. I am never told that video games or the surrounding culture is not intended for me because I am male.
  3. I can publicly post my username, gamertag or contact information online without having to fear being stalked or sexually harassed because of my gender.
  4. I will never be asked to “prove my gaming cred” simply because of my gender.
  5. If I enthusiastically express my fondness for video games no one will automatically assume I’m faking my interest just to “get attention” from other gamers.
  6. I can look at practically any gaming review site, show, blog or magazine and see the voices of people of my own gender widely represented.
  7. When I go to a gaming event or convention, I can be relatively certain that I won’t be harassed, groped, propositioned or catcalled by total strangers.
  8. I will never be asked or expected to speak for all other gamers who share my gender.
  9. I can be sure that my gaming performance (good or bad) won’t be attributed to or reflect on my gender as a whole.
  10. My gaming ability, attitude, feelings or capability will never be called into question based on unrelated natural biological functions.
  11. I can be relatively sure my thoughts about video games won’t be dismissed or attacked based solely on my tone of voice, even if I speak in an aggressive, obnoxious, crude or flippant manner.
  12. I can openly say that my favorite games are casual, odd, non-violent, artistic, or cute without fear that my opinions will reinforce a stereotype that “men are not real gamers.”
  13. When purchasing most major video games in a store, chances are I will not be asked if (or assumed to be) buying it for a wife, daughter or girlfriend.
  14. The vast majority of game studios, past and present, have been led and populated primarily by people of my own gender and as such most of their products have been specifically designed to cater to my demographic.
  15. I can walk into any gaming store and see images of my gender widely represented as powerful heroes, villains and non-playable characters alike.
  16. I will almost always have the option to play a character of my gender, as most protagonists or heroes will be male by default.
  17. I do not have to carefully navigate my engagement with online communities or gaming spaces in order to avoid or mitigate the possibility of being harassed because of my gender.
  18. I probably never think about hiding my real-life gender online through my gamer-name, my avatar choice, or by muting voice-chat, out of fear of harassment resulting from my being male.
  19. When I enter an online game, I can be relatively sure I won’t be attacked or harassed when and if my real-life gender is made public
  20. If I am trash-talked or verbally berated while playing online, it will not be because I am male nor will my gender be invoked as an insult.
  21. While playing online with people I don’t know I won’t be interrogated about the size and shape of my real-life body parts, nor will I be pressured to share intimate details about my sex life for the pleasure of other players.
  22. Complete strangers generally do not send me unsolicited images of their genitalia or demand to see me naked on the basis of being a male gamer.
  23. In multiplayer games I can be pretty sure that conversations between other players will not focus on speculation about my “attractiveness” or “sexual availability” in real-life.
  24. If I choose to point out sexism in gaming, my observations will not be seen as self-serving, and will therefore be perceived as more credible and worthy of respect than those of my female counterparts, even if they are saying the exact same thing.
  25. Because it was created by a straight white male, this checklist will likely be taken more seriously than if it had been written by virtually any female gamer.