I mean, they don’t care about us. They don’t give a shit about ACTUAL queer women - the only kind of “lesbians” they approve of are “political lesbians”, who are not queer/lesbian at all, but rather appropriative straight chicks. I have literally been told by “political lesbians” that I’m objectifying women by daring to love them and be attracted to them. And yet I keep seeing my fellow actual lesbians/queer women spout radfem BS; some are even defending “political lesbians”. And just… no. I absolutely hate seeing my fellow queer women supporting a movement that hates queer and especially trans* women. D:
straight girls exclusively reading M/M smut and considering themselves advocates for gay rights is suspiciously like straight dudes who like to jack off to girl-on-girl porn that was constructed specifically for the male gaze in the sense that they’re both fetishizing queer sex and lifestyle and if you don’t see what’s wrong with that then i just don’t have the time for you.
~12 years young and bi~
emo not scene get it right! >:(
so random. squirrel! XP
Um… how is “12 years young and bi” supposed to be funny, tho? I mean, people like this are annoying, and this post is otherwise funny, but… there’s nothing wrong or ridiculous about finding out your sexual orientation at a young age. (personally, I found out I was gay when I was 10, and got outed when I was 11) Would it be as funny to straight people if a 12-year-old was saying they were straight?
Lesbian is a political identity.
The only “born this way” is that you are born male or female.
Everything else is a social construct.
lol, just admit that you’re a fucking hetero already. I’m not a lesbian as a goddamn political identity. Unlike you, Brennan, I can’t just go “oh, I don’t wanna face the stigma of being gay, guess I’ll just go back to boys now :D” Lesbian isn’t some radikewl identity I can wear when it suits me. Lesbian is the sexuality I was born with. Again, unlike you, I’m a lesbian because I love and am attracted to women, not because I want to be ~radikewl~ Oh, and of course you had to throw in some cissexism with your homophobia, didn’t you? Don’t delude yourself into thinking that actual LGBTQ people don’t see through your bullshit. You’re not a fucking lesbian. Stop appropriating my sexuality for radikewl points.
The Trevor Project has given an award to Katy Perry. Yes, you read that correctly. The Trevor Project, the organization whose aim is to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide, is giving an award to Katy Perry to honor her for “inspiring LGBTQ youth to find their spark through her video ‘Firework’” and ”increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.”
I wonder which acts of visibility and understanding they’re referring to exactly. Was it the time she made heaps of money for celebrating the stereotype that girls kissing girls is an act done for attention? You know, the song Kathleen Hanna called “straight-up offensive,” P!nk said “trivializes lesbianism” and Beth Ditto noted was indicative of Perry ”just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all”?
Or was it the time she peppered a song with effeminate gay male stereotypes so she could insult an ex-boyfriend, equating queerness with negativity and encouraging bullying against gay people? Did the fact that she opened that song with the lines “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf /While jacking off listening to Mozart” really seal the deal for a LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group?
Maybe it was the time she talked about looking like a “tranny” in Rolling Stone? Or when she mocked trans* people on twitter, inspiring a condemnation from GLAAD? Those don’t seem like moments when queer visibility was improved, nor were they stellar examples of helping other to “understand” our community any better. Those seem like moments when some homophobia slipped through the cracks, and no one listened when queers called it out. After all, Perry herself has declared that “certain parts of the world — especially in the U.S. — are just dying to be offended” and that it “won’t change how I express myself as an artist.”
Being pissed off at Katy Perry isn’t anything new for the queer community, which is why it seems strange for us to be giving her some kind of award, although it’s certainly not the first time we’ve been baffled by Perry’s inclusion and celebration in a queer space. In 2008, Perry made the cover of the OUT 100, earning the coveted honor of “Musician of the Year,” inspiring lesbian entertainment blogger Dorothy Snarker to ask OUT, “What the fuck? Katy Perry? Katy fucking Perry? This is a joke, right? What you meant to do was pick an actual lesbian to pose amid the gay men, right? Right?”
Autostraddle pretty much nails it with this article.
fuck this shit
and her music sucks too
HALLELOO! Someone else who thinks like me.
“That’s so gay” has been part of the adolescent lexicon for some time, but a new University of Michigan study has revealed the phrase could have deep consequences for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
Published in the current issue of the Journal of American College Health, the study reportedly examined the impact of hearing “that’s so gay” among 114 LGBT students between the ages of 18 and 25, CBS Detroit is reporting.
The resulting data found that LGBT students who heard the phrase frequently were more likely to feel isolated and experience headaches, poor appetite or eating problems than those who didn’t. Still, the study also revealed another troubling statistic: a mere 14 respondents (13 percent) hadn’t heard “that’s so gay” at all throughout the duration of the survey.
“Given the nature of gay-lesbian-bisexual stigma, sexual minority students could already perceive themselves to be excluded on campus and hearing ‘that’s so gay’ may elevate such perceptions,” Michael Woodford, an assistant professor of social work and co-author of the new study, said in a statement. “‘That’s so gay’ conveys that there is something wrong with being gay.”
Woodford went on to suggest, “Policies and educational programs are needed to help students, staff and faculty to understand that such language can be harmful to gay students. Hopefully, these initiatives will help to eliminate the phrase from campuses.”
In 2007, the phrase was at the epicenter of a controversial lawsuit, after a California teen’s parents claimed their daughter’s First Amendment rights had been violated after she was disciplined by her high school for uttering the phrase, which “enjoys widespread currency in youth culture,” to classmates who were allegedly taunting her for her Mormon upbringing, according to court documents cited by the Associated Press.
Still, retired teacher Rick Ayers, who helped compile and publish the “Berkeley High School Slang Dictionary,” told the AP, “I wouldn’t be surprised if this girl didn’t even know the origin of that term. The kids who get caught saying it will claim it’s been decontextualized, but others will say, `No, you know what that means.’ It’s quite talked about.”
And yes, I count “political lesbians” (appropriative hetero scum) as straight. Most of them seem to be either radfems (I fucking hate radfems in general, too) or just clueless “sex-positive” (except when the people having sex are *gasp* queer, of course) feminists.
Eurgh, I’m getting increasingly fed-up with the feminist movement. Hetero NT ladies don’t know shit about my experiences. No, not even if they claim to be “political lesbians”.
tumblr is honestly one of the creepiest places on the internet
we have so many people fetishizing gay people especially the “fangirls” oh my god i hate the stupid fucking fangirls they’re always treating peoples’ sexualities like objects
i cannot count the times i have seen…
When I started typing this sentence, 11,970 people had used “f*ggot” on Twitter today.
When I started typing this sentence, that number was up to 11,982.
This fantastic, albeit horrifying website logs how many people use “f*aggot,” “no homo,” “d*ke” and “so gay” on Twitter every day in real time, including a feed of those tweets as they occur (TW for homophobia). The numbers are astounding.
Homophobic language is everywhere, all the time. This is the terrifying proof.
Oh, and by the time I finished this post - 12,077.
A year ago today, the world lost an incredible 14 year old boy from Buffalo, New York.
His name was Jamey Rodemeyer and he will forever be remembered as a happy, courageous human being and activist against bullying. He spoke multiple times about it in the videos he posted to Youtube. Please, take a few minutes to watch them. It would mean a lot.
Although Jamey was so outspoken on the subject, he, himself was a victim to the bullying he tried so desperately to put an end to. Jamey took his life the night of September 17th, 2011 because of the torture he went through. His younger sister found him the morning of September 18th, hanging from the swing set in his family’s backyard.
Even though he was going through tough times at school, he created incredibly uplifting and heartfelt videos telling people they are special, that it does get better, to stay strong and to never give up. He was an exceptionally brave person who gave his time to helping other people feel like they were worth something. To make them feel like they had a purpose on this planet, to give them the hope they needed.
His last tweet was to Lady Gaga, who was a huge inspiration to him. He lived and breathed her message of “Born This Way”.
“@ladygaga bye mother monster, thank you for all you have done, paws up forever”.
Lady Gaga dedicated a performance of her song “Hair”, an anthem dedicated to the social outcasts, to Jamey at last year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival. Watch that here.
“You’re not a victim, you’re a lesson to all of us.”
I’ve learned and thought about you a lot over the past year, Jamey, and today was really no different. “Hair” was playing in my head all day at work and I even started to sing it aloud when no one was around. You, sir, are a constant reminder for me to treat everyone I meet with the upmost respect and kindness. You make me want to be a better person and really just help those who are in need of a friend or just someone to talk to. I wanna thank you for from the bottom of my heart for that. All of us Monsters miss you, bud. Paws Up & Take care :]