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Think about anyone who has come out as bisexual in the media. Megan Fox, Billie Joe Armstrong, Margaret Cho, Anna Paquin, Megan Mullally, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie.
Their sexuality is usually glossed over — often times, the media decides the person is either gay or straight, depending the relationship they are currently in or the relationship they get into in the future. If a man comes out as bisexual and in the future gets into a relationship with another man, people generally define him as homosexual (such as Alan Cumming). It’s important to note both homosexual and heterosexual people are monosexual and only attracted to one gender. In saying someone is straight or gay based on who they are currently with totally negates an individual’s identity.
Several people throughout have been classified as monosexual, despite identifying as bi. Marlon Brando himself was bisexual and he’s well-known as a “manly” man, it’s no surprise that people would want to erase his sexuality to fit their perception of him. Anne Frank was also bisexual; she wrote about having a love for girls and wanting a girl to date in her diaries. Angelina Jolie is one of the most well-known bisexuals and she still gets marked under a monosexual title because of her long term relationship with Brad Pitt. Yet, in doing this, people are neglecting her identity.
You know what’s really telling about this?
Bisexual men are almost always considered to be “gay” if they are or have been in a relationship with a man, and regardless of if they’ve had female ex’s
Bisexual women are usually ignored as still being “straight” if they’ve ever been in a relationship with a man, even if there are photos of them making out with and holding hands with a girl.
Regardless of the person’s gender, it’s the history of relationships with men, (not with women, not with the opposite gender, not with the same gender) that people almost exclusively use when they’re trying to define bisexual people as “straight” or “gay”. (via melthedestroyer)
SIGNAL BOOST THIS NEWS! Seriously, how come this isn’t all over tumblr? Angelina Jolie presided over the largest ever global anti-rape summit. She is using her celebrity for good. She is addressing rape in wartime and in conflict zones, which is where it is perpetuated on the most massive scale and in which context always has been used as a weapon.
Feminists of tumblr should get behind this woman. Let’s stop the perpetual erasure and trivialization of women in the media through their sexualization and start looking at the work that they do. Her acts here are easily in danger of being eclipsed by her image in the tabloids which is more concerned with her relationship to Brad Pitt and the fact that she is a sex symbol than the important feminist work that she is performing RIGHT NOW.
I am such a fan of this lady… and she does not deserve to be trivialized for being a woman, a sex symbol, and a celebrity. Here, she is working for social justice for women all over the world. She’s doing what’s right.
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So I’ve been thinking about this rant for a while. So I’m finally gonna just say it.
Being someone who is body-posi and/or believes in body-posi ideals is awesome. It’s awesome to tell people of varying body-types they’re attractive/beautiful/etc. It’s awesome to reblog diverse body-types in a celebratory way. It’s awesome to call out people for body-shaming, to discuss aspects of society to contribute to it, etc.
But that’s not enough. Because I have friends who are body-posi, who tell me how beautiful I am, who support my being a hot fat babe.
But those same friends, when I’m with them, will try on clothes and say it makes them look fat, and mean it in a bad way. They will eat food and joke about becoming fat, again, in a bad way. They will talk about their bodies in ways that completely contradict what they say about mine.
And that is not ok.
Because every single fat person (especially girls/women) has heard a friend or family member or whoever say those sorts of things, sometimes a special someone who is smaller or thinner than they are, and think to their selves, “Well if that’s how they feel about their body, then what must they think of mine?”
A feminism comic I did for my uni’s newspaper. I wish I had a bit more time to work on it, but I’m pleased with how it came out considering the tight deadline!
trans people don’t have to be ‘passing’ to be valuable
trans people do not have to adhere to heteronormative standards of beauty to be valuable
trans people don’t have to look any certain way to be the gender that they are
and if you hold trans people to any sort of beauty standard, may you live long and never prosper
The Stonewall Riots were started by trans PoC, and making a movie about it, directed by a cis white guy, and starring a cis white guy. is probably one of the biggest slaps in the face to the trans community to date. Transwomen of color started the riots, and were swept under the rug as drag queens by the cis gay community. Making the movie with white cis male actors is disgusting and transphobic as hell.
This is so true it was Queer Youth together who stood up at Stonewall. And who then, with their politically aware and active elders IMMEDIATELY began organizing and did not let the spirit die. It was EVERYONE all LGBTQ of all together — all races/ethnicities, genders/gender presentations — many of whose leaders were Transwomen of Color, NOT just a favoured few cis gay men.
In fact the respectable types, the A-Gays, the people in business suits, the precursor to Big Gay Inc. were horrified. They actually tried to stop the Queer Liberation Movement. Look at this picture here from that time, showing this:
Stonewall was a Riot NOT a business meeting.
Destroy the idea that in gay couples one has to be masculine and one has to be feminine to imitate heterosexuality
and because I ran out of room:
"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
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