i’m gonna need everyone to stop saying disabled people are stereotyped as asexual because:
- using asexual as a synonym for unattractive or impotent is allosexist.
- it assumes all disabled people are subject to the same sexual stereotypes, which is untrue, and plays into the disability hierarchy.
- some disabled people are asexual and that’s ok!!
Additionally: It’s much better to say that people with disabilities are desexualized, because to describe us as “stereotyped as asexual” implies that asexuality in a disabled person is affirmed, when it’s more likely for a person to tell you you’re not really asexual because of your [insert disability], and to tell you that that if you didn’t have [disability] you would not be asexual. It spreads misinformation about disabled sexuality AND asexuality to say we’re stereotyped as asexual.
Better yet saying, “Often, people with disabilities are either desexualized or hypersexualized, sometimes both of these at the same time” is more accurate.
Male bowerbirds spend a lot more time on their Valentines than most of us do. Over the course of many weeks, they construct elaborate bowers to impress females, in hopes of finding a mate.
Image credit: Top: Barry Hatton, Bottom: Tim Laman
every time I use “they” to refer to a single gender-unknown person on Tumblr, another piece of my grammar-filled heart shatters, and the pieces scatter at the bottom of hell
“They” has been a singular pronoun for hundreds of years, you melodramatic dipshit.
well… actually… no… they is plural. people use they when they should use he, she, or it.
dense motherfucker, the pronoun “they” is an english equivalent for the third person indefinite singular and has been for literally centuries. it remains morphologically and syntactically plural therefore you don’t need to shit your little pantaloons at compromising your surely rock solid grammar rules.
i guarantee every fuckin time you’ve ever had to refer to a person of an unknown gender you’ve used “they” subconsciously. (“The post clerk gave me a message for you.” “Oh, what did they say?”) but you only have a problem with it when people specify it as a pronoun for themselves because you’re a shitlord i fuckin guess.
grammarized straight into hell
She’s a very special lady.
(Sorry for the bad ACC pic!)
SIGNAL BOOST for a doggy friend
Save Treacle -
Hello….a few days ago our baby puppy was taken to the emergency vet hospital.
Treacle has been diagnosed with a rare inner ear infection that has started to affect her brain, causing her to become very disorientated - vomiting, unable to walk properly and very very frightened.
It has now been confirmed that Treacle will be deaf. Even though the deafness is incredibly sad - the infection is being treated with anti biotics and is under some control.
However Treacle has now been diagnosed with a terrble case of Lung Worm - a parisite that eats away inside her lungs and stomach - this is what is making her sick and this is whats needs to be treated at the vets.
As the problems have now been identified the total amount estimated at the vets has decreased to £5000 -
We are so increcibly thankful and greatful for all of the support we have received so far…
We as a family will do everything will can to fund the money, but finding 5k isnt the disposable income or savings we have.
Treacle is fully insured - due to having an ear infection when she was a baby - the insurance company will not fund the full bill.
For anyone knows my brother or my family - you will know how much Treacle means to us. Please help by donating anything - no amount is too small. Please tweet/facebook this pledge so we can spread the word and get Treacle home, happy and well. Thank you. The Smiths
bigoted feminism is feminism but it’s an extremely skewed and awful version of feminism that needs to be called out and critiqued and altered. there are huge problems within the feminist movement such as racism and transphobia and transmisogyny that need to be addressed, and writing off these sort of things as “not real feminism” ignores these issues and writes off the experiences of the affected people as unimportant
This is Wong Chin Foo. His name is now forgotten to the US mainstream, but his recorded legacy of brash, outspoken, irreverant pro-Chinese activism, in an era of unbridled anti-Chinese racism, stands as a monument of resistance. He was a 19th-century agitator who is believed to have coined the phrase “Chinese American” when he boldly emblazened those words across the banner of New York’s first Chinese newspaper which he founded in 1883.
Born in China in 1851, Wong Chin Foo came to the US in 1864 to study English. Because he arrived as a minor and lived in the US for more than 5 years, he was able to obtain naturalization papers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1874, becoming one of the first people of Chinese descent to become a US citizen. He traveled across the US giving lectures on Chinese civilization, in which he proudly declared himself a heathen and suggested that Westerners should learn about religion themselves before sending missionaries to China. He called Jesus a “Johnny Come Lately” in contrast to the more ancient teachings of Confucius. He said, “I never knew that rats and puppies were good to eat until I was told by American people.”
Wong repeatedly showed up to heckle speeches by the anti-Chinese organizer Dennis Kearney, whose slogan “The Chinese must go!” was used to incite lynch mobs. Wong went so far as to challenge Kearney to a duel, offering to give the Irishman the choice of weapons: chopsticks, potatoes, or pistols. Kearney declined.
In 1893, Wong appeared before a US House Committee hearing to urge Congress to repeal the Chinese Exclusion Act (to no avail). He founded the Chinese Equal Rights League to demand the right to vote and to organize against Chinese Exclusion. Wong encouraged his fellow Chinese to refuse to carry the apartheid-like IDs which were required of them. In 1894, he organized a civil disobedience action in front of the Federal Building in Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of League member Fong Yue Ting. Like many other legal challenges to Chinese Exclusion, the case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where Chinese Exclusion was upheld.
In the early 20th century, Wong supported the revolution in China and the overthrow of the Qing dynasty led by Sun Yat-Sen. After that, there is no more record of him. He disappeared, and nobody knows what became of him.