because-beautiful-women

anonymous asked:

Smth i hate about straight white men writing marginalised characters it feels to me that its either gross stereotypes or "this is how i feel you SHOULD act" im so sick of settling for badly or grossly written characters because its the only lesbian i can identify with :(

Originally posted by meanwhileongiphy

It is one of the most tiring things in my entire life.

Straight White Men do not know how to write marginalized characters, I’ve seen good attempts and I’ve seen bad attempts. But I’ve never seen a Straight White Man succeed and at this point, I just have no faith in any of them.

Which is why I wholly support more marginalized writers and developers, especially in the gaming industry. It is why I want in the gaming industry, because we need to see more of ourselves there. Not just as characters, but actual developers with direct input.

Why should I not want something better? Doesn’t everyone? Don’t you? A farmer wants his son to be afraid of beautiful women, so that he will not leave home too soon, so he tells a story about how one drowned his brother’s cousin’s friend in a lake, not because he was a pig who deserved to be drowned, but because beautiful women are bad, and also witches. And it doesn’t matter that she didn’t ask to be beautiful, or to be born in a lake, or to live forever, or not to know how men breathe until they stop doing it. Well, I do not want to be beautiful, or a woman, or anything. I want to know how men breathe.
—  Catherynne M. Valente, from Deathless
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#modern art

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anonymous asked:

Rupaul's drag race is truly a bisexual dream/nightmare. I watched two episodes I'm feeling very bi, very happy and slightly dying.

am i into them because they’re beautiful men, am i into them because they’re men tapped into their effeminate side, am i into them because they’re talented, am i into them because they’re beautiful women, am i into them because they’re beautiful women tapped into their masculine side idek but drag race makes me Bisexually Tired

The biggest problem with this boy
is that he doesn’t seem to believe
that he’s beautiful.
This is a problem, of course,
because he knocks the wind out of you
every time he so much as looks at you
and you can’t help but think
that if he understood his own radiance
he would never touch you
again.
—  THE PROBLEM WITH BEAUTIFUL BOYS by Ashe Vernon

so going to see cinderella with my family reminded me of something from my childhood that in retrospect was Super Fucking Gay. i always used to watch group scenes like the ball in cinderella and look very specifically at all the women to pick out who i thought was the most beautiful. and i always thought it was a fashion thing or a “that’s the one i’d want to be” thing but. no. it was a Gay Thing. i was checking them all out.

i get so fucking mad when genderists say that women can’t make yonic art or talk about their periods in spaces meant for WOMEN. like, fuck off, i’m gonna talk about my FEMALE BODY all i want because i really want to love it and connect with it and you can’t tell me that i’m not allowed to think it’s beautiful just because some “women” don’t have vulvas/vaginas/uteruses

“Beautiful Women Aren’t Funny”

I have a theory about this pervasive little one-liner.

When people say this, I think what they’re really saying is “When a woman is funny, I no longer find her beautiful.”

Because funny women are smart. Funny women are brave. Funny women aren’t afraid to look ridiculous. Funny women will call you out on your crap.

I think what people are really saying is “when women are funny, they are performing gender in a way that makes me uncomfortable.”

natisuttertrash  asked:

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Describe a time you felt like a hypocrite.

   I once told someone to not constantly compare themselves to “idealistic” women because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Describe a time you felt like a hero.

   I didn’t necessarily feel like a hero because anyone could have done it, but I once complimented someone anonymously on Tumblr, and it stopped him from committing suicide.

Have you ever taken a fall for someone?

  Many times, too many times to explain. x)

endless list of favorite books > deathless by catherynne m. valente

A farmer wants his son to be afraid of beautiful women, so that he will not leave home too soon, so he tells a story about how one drowned his brother’s cousin’s friend in a lake, not because he was a pig who deserved to be drowned, but because beautiful women are bad, and also witches. And it doesn’t matter that she didn’t ask to be beautiful, or to be born in a lake, or to live forever, or to not know how men breathe until they stop doing it.