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romantic love is a government scam

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certified transtrender and autistic asshole
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the thing is about trans women is that even in ostensibly “pro trans women” spaces, it is socially unacceptable to be attracted to trans women. like for example, on this website, if cis women talk about how they like trans women with stubble, or broad shoulders, or deep voices, or even just that they like girls with dicks, they are treated like chasers. and like, no, actually, a chaser means somebody who specifically objectifies trans women in a degrading way and refuses to integrate their trans girlfriends into their lives like introduce her to their parents etc. and just uses her as a sexual object. you can’t just moralise being physically attracted to trans women as wrong and objectifying and fetishistic. we are attractive, we are sexy; why are you so afraid of people expressing that?

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and the thing is, if you think open and enthusiastic attraction to trans women is fetishistic then it’s actually you who is objectifying us by seeing attraction to us as a kink.

Like for real I'm saying this as a person who hates the way book social media centers near exclusively around YA and New Adult and mass-marketed shallow romance/thrillers but some of you cunts have circled straight around from critiquing literature to becoming condescending assholes who believe that there is a 'right' way to read. Put your goddamn ~I'm not like the other girls~ complex down for a sec and leave ppl who like Red White and Royal Blue or whatever alone.

Truly do not understand why some people are still up in arms about the post shortening feature on Tumblr. It's easily turned off and if you don't turn it off, it's easy to recognize when posts are shortened and open them. Some people have difficulty scrolling through long posts due to disability and this feature makes Tumblr more accessible for them. It's user-friendly. I think you can all deal with people not immediately seeing the entirety of your posts.

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Any sort of debate about books vs. fanfiction means nothing to me that's like debating films vs. youtube videos like how is that comparison valid or necessary

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i really really hate liberals who do volunteering for orgs that help the homeless and then write thinkpieces about how a lot of homeless people are very educated and hardworking and its not at all their fault that theyre unhoused like. even if ur hypothetical homeless person is addicted to every drug abused their whoever commited many crimes and their situation is every bit their fault. no one deserves to live on the street.

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what walking/cycling around the city every night with a bike basket full of sandwiches accompanied only by another volunteer for almost a yeat has taught ME is that in the winter its really cold and after an hour we both wanted to go in anywhere warm, but every single business requires you to be a paying customer to sit inside, subway stations have staff that chase you away if youre sitting there long enough and even heating vents have spikes on them, and that in the summer its incredibly hot even at night and cops chase you away from fountains and the city is full of tourists and partying people that make it impossible to sleep on benches and that in the spring it rains and in the fall it also rains and that your only source of food is going to be a couple of teenagers and uni students volunteering in their spare time to make you a sandwich. and my conclusion from this, is what everyones conclusion should be. this is inhumane and no one deserves to live this way

[“Fingerprinting was pioneered on women arrested for prostitution for a few reasons. First, there were many of them, so the police had a large pool upon which to experiment. Additionally, previous anthropometric techniques of tracking criminals (what were known as Bertillon measurements) had been developed on men, and they didn’t work well on women. Most importantly, however, women who were repeatedly arrested for prostitution were considered naturally criminal—like “perverts,” or drunks, or vagrants, or “born tireds.” As their deviant bodies supposedly led them to commit crimes, it made sense to track those bodies themselves.

Thus a stunning perversion of justice was accomplished: recidivism became a stand-in for being born bad. Judges began to base sentencing not on the crimes in front of them but on a biologically based assumption of inherent criminality—the “proof” of which was a previous history of arrests. That recidivism might indicate a failure in the system, or that the arrested individual might be experiencing persistent poverty, societal persecution, racism, misogyny, etc. did not seem to occur to the rich, white, straight men who made the system.

This leads to the final reason fingerprinting was pioneered on arrested prostitutes: they were considered fundamentally disposable, and if it turned out that fingerprinting did not work for identification, “the consequences of an error in a prostitution case was not all that dire.”Unless, of course, you were the arrested person. Soon, fingerprinting would be expanded to other disposable classes of feminine people, particularly abortionists and men arrested for homosexuality. Only after it had been thoroughly tested on these groups would fingerprinting be expanded to common procedure.

Fingerprinting put women like Mabel Hampton at a unique disadvantage: unlike men, they couldn’t give a fake name to avoid outstanding warrants or hide previous arrests. Unsurprisingly, the Fingerprint Bureau found that during the 1920s “the problem of the female offender [grew] increasingly difficult.” In the Department of Correction annual report for 1929, they speculated this was caused by “the comparative emancipation of woman, her greater participation in commercial and political affairs and the tendency toward greater sexual freedom.” Or, they acknowledged later in the report, “the figures may merely represent an increased activity on the part of the police.”]

hugh ryan, the women’s house of detention: a queer history of a forgotten prison, 2022

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The fact that even conversations explicitly about bigotry on AO3 rarely if ever mention the rampant ableism on that site is really starting to get on my nerves.

For the record, I am not demanding ableism be included when people are talking about a specific form of bigotry. Many conversations center around AO3's rampant racism, for example, and this is good and I am in no way saying those conversations should lessen or 'make room for' ableism instead. I am specifically talking about instances where people talk about AO3's problems as a whole.

Especially with the rise in discussion on the topic now that there's someone running for a board member who said that AO3 could do with a little reigning in - something I don't know shit about nor care to know shit about, by the way. I have no confidence that AO3 will ever change its 'lmao go wild' policy unless it's due to extreme pressure from fandom as a whole, something that does not currently exist.

Furthermore, even if it changed its policy, I don't believe that'd do much for the vast majority of bigotry on the site; the bigotry is rarely outright hateful, and more often ignorant, uncaring, and callously hurtful. In fact, unless I'm mistaken, AO3's reporting guidelines currently do include hateful or discriminatory practices; it's just that the definition of this is so narrow that you'd have to practically write a Nazi manifesto to get AO3 to take action (and even then they might not if the fic manages to structure itself enough like a story that it has plausible deniability). Lower thresholds for action against bigotry, as well as increased encouragement to report obviously are a necessity, but even so, if we want to tackle the bulk of the bigotry on AO3, we need to adress it culturally in fandom.

But circumstances have fanned the flames of this discussion, and it's becoming increasingly obvious that nobody except some disabled people gives a shit about the ableism on the site, or even notices it. I have seen people talk about all of AO3's other problems; the racism, the rpf of minors, the pedophilia, the incest, even queerphobia, when the queerphobia is far more subtle than any of those other problems (intersexism being the exception - intersex people experience rampant and obvious hypersexualization and dehumanization on AO3). Ableism is the one thing that's been left out of all discussions on the topic, and if you can notice AO3's queerphobia but not its ableism, it must be because you're not bothering to look.

When I talk about ableism on AO3, I am specifically talking about ableism against physical disabilities, Cluster-B personality disorders, and schizo-spec disorders and psychosis. Ableism in other forms obviously also exists, but these are the ones I have found to be both uncomplex and rampant. Physical disabilities are exploited for angst with no regard for actually physically disabled people, leading to a metaphorical freakshow where able-bodied people gawk at how hard it must be to be in a wheelchair or be blind or whatever. Cluster-B and schizo-spec disorders, as well as psychosis in general, are so universally demonized I struggle to think of any fics that don't demonize them. This is especially true for ASPD (usually called the outdated or inaccurate sociopathy or psychopathy) and NPD (narcissism). I think I have seen maybe three fics where a character was headcanoned with NPD in a non-malicious way. I have never seen any positive portrayals of ASPD. Psychosis and scizo-spec disorders, too, experience near-universal demonization. When I went through the entire psychosis tag on AO3, I found maybe two or three dozen fics that weren't demonization and/or mindless dark fic that uses psychosis in an exploitative and offensive way. There are currently more than 1500+ fics in that tag. This tag obviously does not include all portrayals of hallucinations, delusions, or even psychosis.

Ableism is one of the most widespread and rampant problems on AO3, and the fact that nobody fucking talks about it says a lot about how little fandom cares about disabled people.

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The use of the word "queer" is not completely accurate to talk about the sexual preferences and gender identities of Mesoamerica. However, it is important to remember that a lot of what today we call "queer" was present in the societies of the past

professional mental health services after hearing anything other than "anxiety/depression"

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femme4fem and butch4masc sapphic couples <3

[image ID: two images with two different wlw couples, all with darker skin tones. The first couple are holding one another and standing. One of them has a green dress with darker green shoes. They have the colors of the nonbinary pride flag as rings and have a Star of David necklace, as well as earrings the color of the Pansexual pride flag. Their partner has an orange floral sweater and a light purple shirt. Their shoes are tan. Their hair is braided and the scrunchie securing it is the colors of the lesbian pride flag and the colors of the transgender pride flag as earrings. They have equipment to assist with breathing connected to them.

The second couple have their arms around each other’s shoulders. The one on the left is wearing a beanie and has dreadlocks. Their wearing a flannel jacket, a white shirt, jeans, some sneakers? And a Christian cross necklace. They’re using a cane. They have the transgender symbol as an earring and the colors of the bisexual flag as earrings. Their partner is a Muslim. Their wearing a light purple hijab, a light purple button up shirt (the buttons are the color of the lesbian pride flag), brown pants, and purple shoes. They’re wearing the colors of the nonbinary flag as nail polish and have a beauty mark under their mouth. End ID]

The fact that even conversations explicitly about bigotry on AO3 rarely if ever mention the rampant ableism on that site is really starting to get on my nerves.

For the record, I am not demanding ableism be included when people are talking about a specific form of bigotry. Many conversations center around AO3's rampant racism, for example, and this is good and I am in no way saying those conversations should lessen or 'make room for' ableism instead. I am specifically talking about instances where people talk about AO3's problems as a whole.

Especially with the rise in discussion on the topic now that there's someone running for a board member who said that AO3 could do with a little reigning in - something I don't know shit about nor care to know shit about, by the way. I have no confidence that AO3 will ever change its 'lmao go wild' policy unless it's due to extreme pressure from fandom as a whole, something that does not currently exist.

Furthermore, even if it changed its policy, I don't believe that'd do much for the vast majority of bigotry on the site; the bigotry is rarely outright hateful, and more often ignorant, uncaring, and callously hurtful. In fact, unless I'm mistaken, AO3's reporting guidelines currently do include hateful or discriminatory practices; it's just that the definition of this is so narrow that you'd have to practically write a Nazi manifesto to get AO3 to take action (and even then they might not if the fic manages to structure itself enough like a story that it has plausible deniability). Lower thresholds for action against bigotry, as well as increased encouragement to report obviously are a necessity, but even so, if we want to tackle the bulk of the bigotry on AO3, we need to adress it culturally in fandom.

But circumstances have fanned the flames of this discussion, and it's becoming increasingly obvious that nobody except some disabled people gives a shit about the ableism on the site, or even notices it. I have seen people talk about all of AO3's other problems; the racism, the rpf of minors, the pedophilia, the incest, even queerphobia, when the queerphobia is far more subtle than any of those other problems (intersexism being the exception - intersex people experience rampant and obvious hypersexualization and dehumanization on AO3). Ableism is the one thing that's been left out of all discussions on the topic, and if you can notice AO3's queerphobia but not its ableism, it must be because you're not bothering to look.

When I talk about ableism on AO3, I am specifically talking about ableism against physical disabilities, Cluster-B personality disorders, and schizo-spec disorders and psychosis. Ableism in other forms obviously also exists, but these are the ones I have found to be both uncomplex and rampant. Physical disabilities are exploited for angst with no regard for actually physically disabled people, leading to a metaphorical freakshow where able-bodied people gawk at how hard it must be to be in a wheelchair or be blind or whatever. Cluster-B and schizo-spec disorders, as well as psychosis in general, are so universally demonized I struggle to think of any fics that don't demonize them. This is especially true for ASPD (usually called the outdated or inaccurate sociopathy or psychopathy) and NPD (narcissism). I think I have seen maybe three fics where a character was headcanoned with NPD in a non-malicious way. I have never seen any positive portrayals of ASPD. Psychosis and scizo-spec disorders, too, experience near-universal demonization. When I went through the entire psychosis tag on AO3, I found maybe two or three dozen fics that weren't demonization and/or mindless dark fic that uses psychosis in an exploitative and offensive way. There are currently more than 1500+ fics in that tag. This tag obviously does not include all portrayals of hallucinations, delusions, or even psychosis.

Ableism is one of the most widespread and rampant problems on AO3, and the fact that nobody fucking talks about it says a lot about how little fandom cares about disabled people.

The fact that even conversations explicitly about bigotry on AO3 rarely if ever mention the rampant ableism on that site is really starting to get on my nerves.

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more pegasus art!

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Natsume Week Day 7 - Time travel

¡¡¡Déjenme viajar en el tiempo para darle la oportunidad de que conozca a los Fujiwaras mucho antes!!! (Se me olvido pagar el internet, y ayer me lo cortaron, pero ya quedó :v)

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Let me time travel and give him the opportunity to meet the Fujiwaras sooner!!! (I forgot to pay the internet, and yesterday they cut it off, but its already paid :v)

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