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(some things never change)

seeing posts like ‘I’m bisexual and I don’t think biphobia/monosexism exists (because I haven’t experienced it)’ really make me so upset.

i find them so thoughtless and offensive and ignorant and damaging. like. so many of your bisexual peers are speaking out about their experiences, there is SO much out there and yet even in the bisexual community there’s so much erasure it’s horrifying. ‘i’m bisexual’ is not justification to be biphobic! it’s not a get out of jail free card. being bisexual is a constant process of catching and changing internalized hatred we’ve been indoctrinated with all our lives and inevitably continue to be.

i understand it must be strange and somewhat disconnecting at times to have a large part of your community experience something you don’t. i’m jewish and for 8 years of my life i went to an all jewish school, lived in a virtually all jewish community and in that time experienced very little anti-semitism firsthand. but never once did i think that anti-semitism didn’t exist?? i was perfectly aware that there was still an outside world in which more obvious displays of anti-semitism showed, and also aware that even in my own homogenous community we still felt the pressures of political, societal and historical discrimination against us. 

being bisexual means respecting, believing, supporting and promoting the voices of other bisexuals in the community who have had a harder time than you. i consider taking biphobic treatment for granted and seeing it as normal as part of something very nasty society has done everything in its power to internalize within us. it’s easier to make us keep ourselves down than to actively work against us— either way the results are toxic. we must fight against it by starting to look within ourselves. we have no other choice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to give a little shout out to several people who I feel had made my life so special! I’m grateful to have met each and every one of you!

aerilladragonsbane al-paca-lips alexisalwaysawesome amywilderness an-indirect-kiss antextreme arthoure aviva0017 bleacherz bonerstew buddyrow16 the-furious-florist catherinearbour hedensken heiligeharmonie hopeeestheim hysterical-strength16 inquistiorlavellan jackjerripher johnlockiarty kyoton mooglefluff nihongogahanasenai owaindark pann-yu quirkyfenris rekki-otaku robancrow roesart sailornils samthewindwaker scarabsi seieifsetsuna tameaonfear tentacletherapissed thacooliest that1fangirl tocabella tsumugus-dick udobures veralidained xastridaestheticx And everyone at fireemblem-rp!

Thank you for giving me something to be thankful for!

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PEOPLE IM THANKFUL FOR

The #BGM: 1d-n-5sauce, allaboutthatdrummerboy, brittanykaitlyn, preferences1-d, ameena-suit

The Outs1ders: paynoisperfection, stopcaring-startliving, aubreyanna2988, mrsnarryhoran, cahyootasabutton, nothinmoretosay, shorthaire-dontcare, harrygirlina1dworld, screwielouis, blondiebrunette-withthebabyblues, niallthehottiehoran, nirelandhoran, ashtonheartache

The Pink Ladies: zaynalplugs, lounchables, ketchupfromyoutube

People Who Reblog/Like A Lot of Posts From Me: ackles-got-snackles, kairaaaaaaaaa, midnightfuckingmemories, woodygirl

People Who Write Things That I Love Reading: unkindnessofone, onedirectionrambler, shoutitoutyeahstyles, justanchorandhope, 5sosnsfw, 5sos-kitten, 5soslore, lukesextme, bandanasbananas, hemmingsofficial, daddyyirwin, subhemmings, thedeviltohisangel, defcliff0rd, calumsturbation, drtbags, frondswithbenefits, acidcxlum, teenage-mutant-ninja-5sos, the-craic-of-irwin, stonerlucas, fakejackhemmings, punkrocklukehemmings, misfithood, hioraye, fratdudeluke, clumthomas, jawllines, everclifford, 5s0stories, jinglehoodrock, irwinsanity

And the people who make us this insane & crazy…
5sos-official & onedirection

Of all the major founders, Jefferson was the most critical in his attitude toward Judaism. “A product of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, Jefferson considered himself a ‘rational Christian,’” calling himself, among other things, a Unitarian. Jefferson’s support for Jewish religious and political equality did not mean that he approved of Judaism as a religion. On the contrary, he shared with other Enlightenment rationalists of his generation a decidedly negative view of the Jewish religion. Although he read widely, his knowledge of Judaism was minimal, and he believed that Judaism had not changed significantly since the time of Moses. As Egal Feldman pointed out, Jefferson was “[c]ritical of Judaism’s claim to a divine revelation,…considered its biblical history distorted, its God and law cruel, its form of worship meaningless and it morality ethnocentric. He attributed to his own Unitarian faith a moral superiority to that of Judaism.”

Jefferson’s antipathy towards Judaism is reflected in an 1813 letter to John Adams, in which he quoted with approval a scholarly work that asserted: “Ethics were so little understood among the Jews, that in their whole compilation called the Talmud, there is only one treatise on moral subjects…. What a wretched depravity of sentiment and manners must have prevailed, before such corrupt maxims could have obtained credit! It is impossible to collect from these writings a consistent series of moral doctrine.” Similarly, the “vicious ethics” of Jews, Jefferson wrote, “were ‘irreconcilable with the sound dictates of reason & morality,’ encouraged poor relationships among people, and were downright ‘repulsive and anti-social, as respecting other nations.’” As Jonathan D. Sarna aptly put it, Jefferson “continued to think Jews morally depraved.”

—  David Dalin, Jews, Judaism, and the American Founding