a big part of traditional masculinity involves being a misogynistic piece of scum so don’t try that “real men” shit okay the men who exhibit those behaviors are horrifyingly real
Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.
emo-boyfriend said: u would look GREAT in a crop top
thank u friend im gonna DO IT
houseinthenight said: you can do whatever u want there is limitless potential in the world of clothing
thank u ! v good point
when privileged groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “basic human decency”
when oppressed groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “social justice”
and mocked. it’s called “social justice” and is mocked or otherwise hated.
how many of us, as children, have had creeping thoughts of “i think i have a crush on somebody of my own gender” or “i wish i were another gender” and dismissed them so swiftly and so effectively because those ideas were unnatural and unconscionable that they never had the chance to grow into our identities? how many more of us, when finally told from childhood that queerness is a real and good option, will be queer and will love it?