STL Co. Council Meeting starting soon. I’ll be trying to storify the meeting as it’s happening and I’ll post a live stream link if I see one.
The storify for this council meeting is a must read. Look for it in tomorrow morning’s update.
When you ask questions like “why hasn’t she left her abuser?” and you even subtly or unknowingly blame a victim of domestic violence for being a victim of domestic violence, not only are you basically telling her she deserved it, but you’re making it that much harder for other/future victims to come forth and speak up. So don’t do that.
I really hope your girlfriend realizes she’s dating a pathetic waste of a human being and finds someone infinitely better.
A lot of lesbians are turned off by the idea of their gf having sex with men. Why is that such a bad thing? Why is it so wrong to only like women who like other women? I think the anon who asked this should be honest with her gf and break up with her though if it’s that much of a turn off.
At first I wasn’t going to reply to comments like these but now that I’ve had a couple of beers the idea of repeatedly hitting my head against a brick wall seems more enjoyable so here we go.
I have a problem with lesbians who claim that they have a “preference” towards dating other lesbians over bisexuals. I understand having a preference, I personally have a preference for girls who are my height or taller than me. However, does this preference make me view my own voice, safety, and representation in my community as superior and of more importance than those I do not have a preference for? Nope. That’s why this anon (and unfortunately other like minded individuals) don’t have a “preference” they are biphobic and overall prejudicial assholes.
If you’re not comfortable dating bisexual people because you feel they will ultimately leave you for the opposite sex or (insert other stereotypical view of bisexuals) you don’t have a preference, you are biphobic, and have some huge insecurities that you should probably deal with before you enter a relationship.
If you’re a lesbian and do not feel comfortable dating a woman who is also attracted to individuals with dicks because you find it “icky” or “gross”, it must blow your mind when you find out your partner likes watermelon and you don’t. How do you even move forward from there? Is the relationship just doomed? And yes it is the same thing. Those individuals are judging someone based on something they cannot control.
Prejudice and phobia inside the queer community is something I will never understand and is absolutely infuriating.
The Wonder Years
i can’t even begin to express how sad it is to see teenage girls hating on each other all the time and calling each other sluts and whores and trying to measure their self worth based on what boys think of them. if only there was an easy way for them to get rid of all this internalized misogyny and realize that the amount of power they’d have if they stuck together could be earth shattering
Joyce Manor @ Thee Parkside April 3, 2012
Photo by thelocalshowcaseBest show ever.
Brendan Murphy // Counterparts
not my photo
[The “A” is for asexuals & aromantics- not allies]
Mine, please and thank you
when the whole squad ugly as shit
|—||TemperedFury on Philip DeFranco’s, creator of the YouTube channel Philly D, use of racialized language. (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)|