Thomas Millar, Meet the Predators (via fuckinq)
my mom told me this when i was like 6. though not specifically about rape jokes, she just said “when people are being mean and you laugh, you are agreeing.”
“when people are being mean and you laugh, you are agreeing.”
things i am thinking about today: the insidiously fucked-up ways biphobia is hugely internalized in the bisexual community
because most, if not all, of the bisexual people i know (including myself) experience imposter syndrome related to their sexuality at some point. you know how it is - OH NO, I’VE ONLY CHECKED OUT LADIES TODAY, I’M ACTUALLY SECRETLY A LESBIAN, WHAT HAVE I DONE, or I’VE BEEN DATING THIS DUDE FOR A YEAR, I MUST BE STRAIGHT AFTER ALL, and it’s really disturbing every time? like you’re fooling everyone into believing you’re really, genuinely bi but here’s this incontrovertible evidence that you’re not?
and this is obviously a direct offshoot of that lovely ~lying bisexual~ trope; it’s okcupid saying that because most self-id-ing bisexual people only message women or only message men (ignoring, of course, that many bisexual people only use online dating for exclusively same-sex exploits because it’s so much easier to do the other offline); it’s dan savage saying most bi men are lying to their partners; it’s assuming that bi people in longer-term relationships have given up on their sexuality in favor of (partner-oriented)sexuality.
and just. man, biphobia really has done a number on us all.
Blanket statements against cis, straight, white (often male) people used to make me uncomfortable.
the really shitty thing about being told that youre smart your whole entire life is that as soon as you dont understand something you just kind of completely shut down and his this big shitty crisis because maybe youre not as smart as youve always been told
because your identity is based on the fact that you ARE smart and it’s intrinsic to you so you’re having a giant identity crisis while panicking b/c you never actually learned how to study
then the self loathing for being egotistical and lazy sets in
A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.
In India, 70% of reproductive diseases in women are caused by poor menstrual hygiene.
This is not just due to sanitary towels being too expensive for families in rural areas to afford (it’s pads or food for your children), girls are also taught from a young age to be ashamed of their menstrual cycles. Many reuse wet rags every month, too embarrassed to let them dry in the sun. Others use leaves, sand and ash.
This man has set out to change all of that, inventing a machine that not only provides cheap sanitary towels, but jobs for local women.
His aim is not to make a profit, but to create a 100% sanitary pad using India, and 1 million jobs for women worldwide.
God bless him.
I don’t think people truly understand how diverse Asia is, the varying cultures, sea of different faces in every country. Even in the US, you can see a difference between cities. Yet, when they think of Asia, an entire continent, it’s all the same to them: chinks, glasses, straight hair, bowl cuts, math, whatever. As if the only existing countries in Asia were China, Japan, and Korea. And if there was an Asian that didn’t fit the image, there’s no way she’s Asian. Someone has even had tried to tell me that there was no way Cambodia even exists. So a shout-out to all the beautiful Asians who are proud of their culture and own individual colors, and won’t fall to the hands of ridiculous stereotypes. Have a beautiful day.