a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.
Mine actually sounds pretty accurate …
doctor who: moffat era + the worst muse
I think a major flaw in the world is that women are held to standards or behaviour and perfection that men aren’t.
I think when we can comfortably and happily accept that women are just individuals with the same capacity for both heroism and villainy as men without attacking them for behaviour that would go shrugged off for me we’ll have achieved a lot.
Like, sometimes it worries me about becoming a writer because - SHOCK - i HAVE MODELLED FOR FETISH SITES and you can find nude pictures of me if you really look and I for sure haven’t always been the most open-minded person about gender identity or sexuality
Stop putting other people on pedestals because all of us have fucked up or will fuck up and accepting that, acknowledging it and understanding it will allow us to progress
(this is not to say that you can’t criticise or call out bad behaviour, of course you can and should)
With the addition of The Butter, the Toast is becoming a network of niche, woman-oriented sites.
Gadzooks! This is both exciting and very very intimidating.
ok nah the idea that terfs and stuff arent feminists is bad because youre pretending that feminists can do no wrong. it doesnt stop them from identifying as feminists. it doesnt stop them from being feminists when you tell them they arent. they are feminists. they are terrible people with a poisonous and disgusting type of feminism, but they are still feminists
"I cannot help but feel pride that I contributed…to the liberation of the slaves"
"Abigail….whatever her pigmentation."
Ichabod Ichabod no no why are your secrets $7.99
Oh, also, in Brehon Law times the Brehons (judges) were entirely independent of the state, they got their pay from whoever lost each legal case they adjudicated.
It didn’t matter who asked for the Brehon to get involved, it was the loser that had to pay up.
In fact “The State” was so fluid and ever changing it was close to not really being there.
So basically if Brehon Law was weighted against anyone it was the rich, because that would ensure the Brehons got a guaranteed pay off out of each case.
Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.
Also - don’t feel pressured to come out. You don’t have an obligation to put yourself in an unsafe situation for any reason.
A few of these have been making the rounds on tumblr, but I haven’t seen one that says this yet:
- You don’t have to come out
- You don’t have to feel pressured to come out
- Being in the closet is not shameful
- It’s about protecting yourself
- If coming out will make you exposed to discrimination, rejection, harassment or violence, you are perfectly justified in staying closeted
- If coming out day makes you feel like being closeted makes you a lesser person, don’t
- It’s about survival and self-preservation
- And you are awesome and fabulous no matter how few or how many people in your life know about your identity