"Here are women who sing about sex. Sexuality. Contemporary womanhood. Wholeness. Arrival. […] The record dismantles the idea that marriage, commitment, or monogamy ruins one’s sex life. It challenges the notion that a woman’s life should be lead in complete service to her child. This album is widely successful because it makes women feel good about themselves. I can see how that might be confusing for some […] Detractors decried the album’s explicit content in typical "Won’t someone think of the children?" form, seemingly forgetting that the singer is 32 and under no obligation to parent any child but her own. BEYONCÉ introduces Knowles as a sexual being, not a being sexualized by industry. She communicates her proclivities in her own certain terms. And yes, that may sometimes involve a duration on her knees. No, you may not watch." - From Janet To Beyoncé: Why It Matters When Black Women Sing About Sexuality
Bisexual as attraction to men and women is a heteronormative definition.
Bisexual as attraction to same and different genders is the bisexual communities definition.
When queer people say that bisexual reinforces a gender binary, tell them they sound like straight people.
Anonymous said: It's important that you can pass because society is stupid and condemns people who look trans. If you're a mtf and can't pass and dress female, I know for a fact that your safety will be in danger no matter where you live. Please stay safe, my dear!
Um, thank you? I already know I’m at risk if I ever did go out in public dressed as a girl, despite my community being rather liberal and friendly. However, I did try wearing a girl’s shirt in public once, and didn’t get any flack for it. I thank my friends for that. They wouldn’t say anything around other people…
But yes, I am currently not in transition, merely in the mental state. I would like to transition, but I have no money and no family support. So I’m stuck as a male for a while… maybe even my whole life. >_<
Still, thank you for your concern random caring Anon! I appreciate it. <=)
Wait… so your religion forbids something… but you’re NOT trying to enforce that prohibition on others via legislation?
Pork isn’t even illegal in Israel where Judaism IS the state religion.
Meanwhile, in the “civilized” world…
The thing is: when someone calls you too skinny, that hurts. It’s inappropriate, hurtful, and makes you self conscious. But at the end of the day, you pick up a magazine, you turn on the TV, you go on the internet on a gossip site - what do you see? Women who look like you. Women who have a body that recalls yours, women who are considered the standards of beauty to which all must follow to be considered beautiful. You go to a store, and odds are you can find clothes that are in your size. Odds are you don’t have go to stores dedicated to people your size, clothes that might not be as cute and are definitively more expensive.
When you’re fat, not only does it hurt, but society just confirms it day after day. You flip on TV, you read a magazine, and there are no women in your size. Nobody with a body like yours, nobody modeling clothes or being called gorgeous. You go to a store, and you can’t find clothes that fit you - and even if you do find things in larger sizes, they still don’t LOOK right, don’t fit right, cause they were designed for thinner girls in mind, and making these clothes in larger sizes doesn’t mean it’s going to look good on your body. You’re told you’re ugly by a piece of shit and basically the world you live in says back, well, yeah, that’s true.
That’s the difference. No, people making comments about your body are ALWAYS unwelcome and gross, but a thin person and fat person still live in the same society that caters and upholds thinness as a standard of beauty. That doesn’t change, and that’s why it’s not the same.