*SLAMS FISTS ON THE TABLE* MORE ASEXUAL AND AROMANTIC REPRESENTATION
*KICKS DOWN A DOOR* NO MORE COMPARING ASEXUALS AND/OR AROMANTICS TO FUCKING ROBOTS AND PLANTS
*PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE WALL* ARO/ACE PEOPLE ARE HUMAN BEINGS WITH FEELINGS AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH SOME GODDAMN RESPECT
*CLIMBS ON TOP OF THE ROOF AND BEATS CHEST* ARO/ACE PEOPLE FUCKING EXIST
A report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.”
Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone.
Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at BitchMedia.org. Type illustrations by Michelle Leigh.
Feminism needs to clean up its act.
Obama and _____
Obama and Oprah Winfrey
Obama and Denzel Washington
Obama and Stevie Wonder
Obama and Jackie Chan
Obama and Michael Jordan
Obama and Patti LaBelle
Obama and Spike Lee
Obama and Beyonce/Jay Z
Obama and Alicia Keys
Obama and Al Sharpton
The white house has never seen so many black people…
except for when it was built.
Its Martha from Doctor Who, its their issue with Spock choosing Uhura, its why a game that won’t come out until 2014 has a tag full of hate for the visible WoC (Dragon Age). Its watching Tara get hit with the full sadism of an entire fandom. Its why Lavender Brown was racialized as black until she became important to the plot and had romantic scenes with a main character. Its people claiming Mako Mori wasn’t independent enough and that Dr. Watson isn’t believable as an Asian WoC.
There’s a trend here, and it all relates to the idea that WoC can’t be central characters without becoming fandoms most hated with with double standards, racist code speak, and total erasure, because the same ‘isms that impact us in real life don’t go away just because we’re online.
If someone has spent years and years studying botany, I yield to their authority when it comes to plants.
If someone has spent countless hours reading important documents relating to the human body, I yield to their authority on biology.
Why then does the anti-SJ crowd think that they, with absolutely no point of reference or knowledge base on sociopolitical issues, think they’re equipped to argue with people about a subject they just learned about yesterday?
Everyone from political scientists to social scientists to linguists to historians to sociologists to anthropologists for decades have written thousands of works about privilege, so on what planet do you think I should care that you think it doesn’t exist because a black girl was mean to you in middle school, or a gay guy hurt your feelings when he said Mackelmore sucks?
Some snippy-ass anon was getting down on a friend of mine for daring to feel good about herself and then I got mad and drew a comic about my feelings.
If you would reblog this that would be GREAT!! because i don’t think enough people know or realize this because we’re taught to hate ourselves all our lives fuck
+1 adorable corgi too
hell yes corgis
Yes good lesson