i wish women

anonymous asked:

Do your friends/family know you read/write fanfic? I've been reading fic heavily for about 12 years. I'm almost 30. I feel some level of shame/embarrassment every time I bring it up to friends. I partly get off on being secretive about it. That said, I don't see it as anything to be ashamed of. There is so much beautiful writing here! It's really pleasing and sexy and fun! What's up with the stigma?!? Is it mostly about the sex? Is the seeming transgression important in some way? Thoughts?

It is stigmatized largely b/c it is written by women for women.  I wish it were more complicated than that, but I don’t think it is.  Yes, the sex is part of it, but I really think it is mostly just it being mostly for women.  

My family knows I read it.  My mom and daughter know I write it.  I’m not particularly hiding it or broadcasting it, I guess.  It just doesn’t come up much?  I think my daughter is probably the one who knows I take it seriously b/c she knows how much time I spend on it, lol. 

god i wish women would take me seriously and wouldnt laugh at my cargo shorts bad breath and laughable political ideology that i got from youtube and reddit

anyway i wish lesbians and bi women could just get along lol i wish we could recognize that we have some struggles in common and other struggles unique to our orientations and that we’re all oppressed by misogyny and homophobia

i wish lesbians would stop dismissing bi women and determining our access to the lgbt community based on our current partners, and i wish bi women would stop pretending that lesbians are all mean and nasty and that they oppress us in any way for our sexuality when that is literally impossible

i wish we could all just bond over how girls are amazing and we could support each other like it’s just so stressful to constantly see all this homophobic and lesbophobic and biphobic discourse and it’s especially disappointing for me as a bi woman to see other bi women being lesbophobic and generally homophobic

lesbians, stop being biphobic. bi girls, stop being lesbophobic and homophobic. “monosexual privilege” doesn’t exist, we’re all oppressed by homophobia, let’s support each other please i am tired

As a gay woman, I just really wish I could read more stories about women in love with other women. I wish I had grown up being able to go to the bookstore and pick out a book about a girl who falls in love with another girl and it being completely okay. I still need books like that. Fluffy lesbian stories along with heartbreaking ones, ones that are complicated and gut-wrenching and real. I want to open books that I can see myself in, that I can relate to on a different level.

Because honestly, the endless mountain of straight-person fiction isn’t really cutting it for me anymore. 

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

“Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names…It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it”  — Janelle Monáe

Welp. We went to see Wonder Woman. I cried during the sad parts and some of the other parts. They were the same kind of tears I had on and off through Ghostbusters. Movies with strong women who are fully realized people who are allowed to be sexual but are not sexualized and can also kick ass just make me cry randomly. Though TBH I also cry in LotR when anyone picks up their sword and runs into battle screaming the name of their home. I didn’t even realize how ravenous I was for a female version of that.

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modern shakespeare aesthetics: ophelia, before, during, and after

Out of the ash I rise […]
And I eat men like air.