This is the only Cinderella that exists. THE ONLY GODDAMN IT
This was my favorite growing up! I’m pretty sure Whitney had gold strands in her hair I wanted to be her
this is how i remember whitney
i literally remember begging my mom to let me watch it when it premiered
I want more queer friendship stories. Not just stories where the only two queer people find each other and fall in unhealthy codependent love in a sea of cishets. Give me whole communities of queer people. Give me queer best friends gushing to each other about their silly crushes. Give me younger queers going to older queers for advice and guidance, without getting creeped on. Give me queer friends cuddling and watching tv together, or baking cookies together, or a big group of diverse queer people fighting about where to go out to eat because everyone has a different favorite place, but ultimately they decide to go to everyone’s favorite place at least once and just flip a coin or something to decide who’s turn it is to pick. Give me queer friends from different cultures bonding over sharing their cultural differences. Give me queer people starting college or moving for a new job and learning how to be a part of a new community full of other queer people.
Romance is nice and all, and queer romance needs more representation. But friendship is every bit as important, and more important to some people. I don’t want to hear stories where I have to hope I find that one other queer person to be happy with and then shut out the rest of the world. I want community.
i think men in general should not be trusted, and that masculinity by definition is exploitative, and harmful for all parties involved. i also think there are way too many trans men who try to use their trans status to deny or refute their privilege over and power to oppress/hurt both cis and trans women. i’d say you can trust trans men about as much as you can trust cis men, which is not a whole lot or not at all. i think trans men have the right to seek out and express their gender but at the same time i think patriarchal masculinity should be destroyed so it’s conflicting. less trans men who are misogynists more trans men who are willing to shut up and listen. there’s a way to make the world a better place and an end to masculinity as a system of abuse should be part of the plan.
okay, but we need to be careful when we’re talking about masculinities—
bell hooks reminds us to distinguish between patriarchal masculinities and other, subjugated masculinities.
like the distinct masculinities enacted by, in a US context alone, myriad men of color— indigenous men, black men, latino men, middle eastern men, asian men, muslim men, etc.
then we need to seriously think about the ways in which the masculinities of men of color in the United States have been fucking TAINTED and re/constituted by the settler colonialist White Supremacist Cisheteropatriarcal Slavocracy since day 1.
THEN there’s infinitely many more conversations to be had about the people of color who are not cis men who enact or are charged with enacting masculinities (sometimes at the same time that they are enacting or are charged with enacting femmeness and femininities).
IN SHORT: YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT MASCULINITIES WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY, ORIENTALISM, COLORISM AND PIGMENTATION POLITICS, AND HOW THOSE THINGS CONSTITUTE GENDERS
Xu Zhen / Armory Show 2014.
“All That’s Left” is a zine by cyborg author Maggie Eighteen. It’s described by the author as a “non-linear piecemeal drama.” ” a dystopian series of post-binary smut stories about bodies, relationships, and making do with what’s left in a new era.” The cast of characters encapsulate all the classist stereotypes warrant for drama. You can listen online if you like: here 1st chapter (?) Cyborg Apocalypse. It’s as close to non-fiction fiction gets. Zero Packet is first in the series (?). If by any chance the Internet ends, we have a copy for you to read.
“It’s as close to non-fiction fiction gets.” ?!?! ::swoon::
that’s meee <3
I need to read this
Eighteen is one of my favorite Philly local writers. Get on this everyone!
These are all the gender neutral pronouns I’ve managed to hunt down but I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN there are several missing. So hmu if you know of any others or if I conjugated these incorrectly c:
- ze(or zie)/zir/zirs/zirself
I’ve also seen “yo” and “fey” pronouns but I have no idea how to conjugate them. And I’m off to still hunt for more! If you know of any GN pronouns feel free to reblog and add unto the list and i’ll edit the original as well c:
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
people always say that “hate breeds more hate” but they only ever say it to minorities with justifiable anger towards their oppressors and never to the actual oppressors
i love spring bc persephone gets to leave the underworld and be with her mom
ah, yes, as opposed to natural, organic genders harvested from the Gender Tree in the far-off, mystical Gender Land
Every year, March 8th is dedicated by the United Nations as International Women’s Day. It’s a day to honor the unique struggles, strengths, and potential of women around the world, far too many of whom face violence, poverty, environmental destruction, disease, and discrimination on a daily basis…we believe that a community cannot be healthy if its women are not supported and loved – strong women lead to strong families, communities, and nations. Here, we’ve compiled a list of five suggestions to help and celebrate Indigenous women on International Women’s Day.
1. Educate yourself about the epidemic of murdered and missing Indigenous women, a devastating occurrence that far too many people are unaware of – over 800 Aboriginal women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada in the past 20 years, and their cases are rarely thoroughly investigated by police. Start by watching Survival, Strength, and Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside, a short documentary on the 20 year history of the annual memorial march for missing and murdered Indigenous women in Vancouver. Explore Rabble’s Why I March forum to learn more about families involved in the movement. Find a local showing of the very powerful Walking With Our Sisters exhibition, which honors the lives of these women through a display of hand-made moccasins, each representing a missing woman. Support the Missing Sisters mapping project by learning about open cases in your area and adding any information you are aware of regarding missing Indigenous women. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious read Amnesty International’s report Stolen Sisters, as of now the most comprehensive report on violence against Indigenous women in Canada. And of course, join the growing voice of people demanding an official inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women – sign the online petition here, contact your local representatives to voice your concerns, and join the online conversation using the hashtags #MMIW and #VAW.
2. Join PBS’s SheDocs online film festival, featuring twelve short documentaries about inspiring women from around the world. In particular, check out “Kind-Hearted Woman” a film following the struggles and triumphs of a divorced Oglala Sioux mother living on the Spirit Lake Reservation of North Dakota. The coolest part about this film series is that you can join in the online conversation about them using the hashtag #SheDocs on Facebook and Twitter. These films will be available online from March 1-31. Another great film by PBS to watch in honor of International Women’s Day is “Young Lakota,” an new Independent Lens film about three young women fighting to make comprehensive healthcare available to women on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The film is not currently available for viewing online, but you can find details about public screenings as well as a DVD request form here.
3. Lend Financial Support. There are so many organizations doing amazing work with Indigenous women – if you have the money to spare, consider making a donation to an organization such as the First Peoples grantmaking program, which will help fund small-scale Indigenous led development project around the world, the Native Women’s Association of Canada or the Indigenous Women’s Fund (FIMI). If you can’t afford to donate, consider joining a fundraising event such as Walk in Her Shoes. By joining this movement, you’ll receive a pedometer and access to an online fundraising page. By getting people to sponsor you to walk 10,000 steps per day for a week, you’ll raise money to provide for water wells and water and sanitation programs for women around the world. The average woman in Africa must walk far more than 10,000 steps, or 5 miles a day, to collect water from far away sources.
4. Support girls’ dreams and aspirations. As girls enter puberty they become especially vulnerable to developing negative patterns such as unhealthy relationships, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, alcohol and drug use, unprotected sex, and slacking off in school and other hobbies. Girls living on or near reservations in particular are often exposed to higher rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and youth suicide. Take the time to mentor young girls in your community or family, or volunteer at an organization that works with youth. For inspiration, explore this amazing collection of girls’ dreams from around the world compiled by Girl Effect, and watch the extraordinary documentary Girl Rising.
5. Support a local domestic violence shelter. One in three Native women will be raped in their lifetime. Three in five will be physically assaulted. Native women are more than twice as likely to be stalked as other women and are murdered at a rate of ten times the national average. Underreporting of assault and domestic violence means that these numbers are likely even higher, and unfortunately many of these cases are not properly investigated or prosecuted. This is a huge, multi-dimensional, systemic problem that unfortunately will not be fixed overnight; however, there are many ways to help. Support your local domestic abuse shelter – they typically can use monetary donations as well as donations of household supplies, children’s items, and volunteer time. All such shelters need your support, but some specifically offer services for Native women, such as the amazing Battered Women’s Support Services. And of course, spread the message of non-violent love in your life – the Indian Law Resource Center’s campaign Safe Women, Strong Nations provides great tools for helping others learn about healthy relationships. Help teach the young people you know how to recognize red flags in a relationship, how to negotiate disagreements and disputes without resorting to violence, what consent means, and where to turn for help if they find themselves in a dangerous circumstance.