anonymous asked:

okay so i know you already dislike sharon needles, but i have seen people bringing her up and i wanted to just ask you if you could post about some bad stuff shes done, so i have a reference, thank you so much!!!

firstly, here sharon is black facing:

next we have sharon sporting the confederate flag and a swastika shirt:

she has also said the N-word on stage countless times and wrote the N-word when signing a fans poster:

sharons tried to defend himself using the N word and literally said this, and this is a direct fucking quote no joke:

The other night me and a couple of my friends went out to have a good time, and there’s this young thing. I call her a “thing” because, you know, I don’t know how to tip-toe around gender rules or queer politics. I’m 30 years old, rich, and famous; I don’t have to deal with that shit anymore, you know what I mean? So we’ll just call them “him”/“her”/“thing,” whatever. And you know she really finds my shows offensive. … So anyway she got upset that I paint myself brown, that I would use language that she found offensive. … She made me an unnecessary poster child for post-racial change.“

here is my source:

also Aaron, (sharon) a cis man dressed up as caitlyn jenner. which is a form of mocking trans womens bodies. because if a man dresses up as a trans woman it encourages the idea that trans women are just “men dressing up as women” which they AREN’T. trans women ARE women:

stories from fans who’ve had bad encounters with sharon that i found on reddit:

story 1

story 2

hope this is a good reference for you!

anonymous asked:

Is there any scientific evidence which suggests that gender identity is nonbinary? Gender expression is certainly nonbinary, as men can wear dresses or women can wear trousers, but I've yet to see any convincing, scientifically valid evidence that supports a nonbinary gender identity.

I am including resources on the sex binary as well as the gender binary, as the sex binary tends to be what people are, knowingly or unknowingly, referring to when they say the “scientific” binary of gender, as well as because the two subjects are closely interrelated (though ultimately unique in key ways). 

As one would expect of literature aimed at a perisex, cisgender and vaguely medical audience, some of the language in these articles leaves much to be desires from a personal standpoint, but the information is valuable.

Finally, I’ll leave you with this.

Science is nothing more, and nothing less, that the study of phenomena that exist.

Think of it like this: we know that the stars exist.

Knowing that the stars exist lead to centuries of collective effort studying them. How do they exist, why, what makes the stars behave the way they do?

But the fact that the stars exist is not in doubt, merely the underlying systems of that.

The fact that nonbinary people exist is also not in doubt. There are millions of people in the anglophone world alone who will happily- or viciously, or defiantly, or proudly- admit to their own existence as a nonbinary person. Nonbinary genders have been codified into law in so many cultures, both modern and ancient. They are as old as the concept of gender itself, and as unrepentant. 

The only thing science can do is look at the existence of nonbinary gender identities, and try to determine the causes, the functionalities of those identities. That is the purpose of science, as a field and as a system: to see the world as it exists, and determine why

Asking science if nonbinary people exist is a foolish endeavour, because they plainly occupy the same physical reality as the scientists and the equipment and so on. 

Philosophy might be able to answer the question of whether or not nonbinary people exist, but only in the same way it can answer the question of whether or not anything exists.

Science, however, is for studying things that already exist. Science can only be determine why and how and if nonbinary people can be explained or quantified. 

But for science to even begin that kind of study, there is one crucial step: those people have to exist.

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I had a revelation recently, (which I kind of already knew but this kind of cemented it in my head) which is that Americans actually think THEY are the progressive, open minded ones.

For example, Tom Holland (new Spider-Man) recently did a drag performance of Umbrella on that lip sync show thing (which I would thoroughly recommend watching, he was fucking fantastic) and while some people were like “ew, that’s weird and I’m uncomfortable,” the other half were like “this is so groundbreaking! Spider-Man in drag! He must have SUCH confidence in his masculinity to do something like that at 20 years old! I wonder if he’s gay? He must at least be bi!” Meanwhile anyone I talked to in Britain was like “yeah it was a good performance. Seems like a nice guy.” Because it WASN’T groundbreaking. I didn’t think so, anyway. Tom Holland said “yeah I didn’t mind being in drag, I asked to do it” and took it completely casually, didn’t even think twice about it, because what British actor HASN’T done drag? 

We have a culture over here of men dressed as women in pantomimes every year, and these are things AIMED at children, not deemed inappropriate for them, and the men in question are never thought to be gay or trying to be a woman or whatever. They’re just being funny and having a good time. In my town there’s a local farmer who does the panto every year, as a woman, wig and make up and all, and he’s the beefiest most masculine guy you’ll meet with a wife and kids. He just likes the theatre of it. 

In Mrs Brown’s Boys (probably the most successful Irish sitcom), Mrs Brown is played by a male comedian, Brendan Carroll. His wife and children are also in the show. The fact that he was dressed as a woman was never the joke in the show, or even referenced - he just wrote a funny character and then decided “I’m going to play her.” If you didn’t know already you probably couldn’t even tell from watching that Mrs Brown was a man. I’ve never heard anybody over here have a problem with that. It just.. is. The joke is in her being a foul mouthed old lady who tells filthy jokes, not the part where she’s played by a man. 

When Queen first released “I want to break free” the video (which featured the whole band in drag as housewives) wasn’t allowed to be released in America because they deemed it too risqué and it wasn’t received well. Over here we just thought it was entertaining. We thought nothing of it really. Half the guys in my class when I was at school dressed as women at some point for a laugh. And it was only after speaking to Americans I realised that that just isn’t done over there. We had guys do drag for talent shows in secondary school, and plays in primary school. Everyone thought they were great. Guys from the rugby team went to prom in dresses and their girlfriends went in suits for the hell of it. The principal dressed as a woman on our last day as a joke. But a teenage boy doing drag at school for whatever reason in America is social suicide. I mean, obviously some people in Britain wouldn’t be as accepting of that, and some parts of America are more accepting than others, it’s a massive country, but overall it’s just such a different culture. I think that’s partially why the really liberal, “progressive” ones make such a massive deal about gender roles, and why anyone who dresses as the opposite sex is deemed trans or gay or “queer” - because while they like to think they’re ahead of the game in terms of gender, they still have the mindset that if you wear a dress, you must want to be a woman. (Learned all this while living there btw, I’m not just making assumptions.) 

It irritates me when I then see Americans claiming they are the pinnacle of open-mindedness, and British people are old fashioned fuddy duddies when we see THEM as the conservative ones. It’s kind of funny. I don’t think this counts as generalising so much as comparing two very different cultures. And there are definitely British people who are conservative in other ways, but the whole culture around drag is just different here. I’m very sorry for making you read such a long load of shite mags, I just started typing stream of consciousness style into the submission box and didn’t intend for it to be so long. I suppose it’s just interesting how we view ourselves and our culture, and how others might disagree with that from the outside. I wonder what we’ve got wrong about ourselves, lol.

– anonymous submission

This has put into words exactly how I’ve been feeling for a long time about so many posts and claims and news articles that have come out of the US, but I just hadn’t put it into context. I had no idea why they were so obsessed with something so blatantly ordinary and fine, and you writing all this out, it’s finally clicked in my head.

I mean, we have our Conservatives, but they’re probably more similar to the Democrats in the US in a lot of ways. They were the ones that made the final push to get same-sex marriage legalised here, after all – credit where credit is due.

This is incredibly insightful, and I think that both Brits and Americans would find this fascinating, so thank you so much for taking the time to write it and send it to me. I really, really appreciate it.

examples of transphobic statements

“They’re just men dressed as women/women dressed as men”

“These damn trannies thinking they can chose to be the wrong gender and rebel against god”

“No, what’s your REAL name?”

“But what’s in your pants?”

“You can’t be a man if you have a vagina/can’t be a woman if you have a penis”

any uninvited touching to see if they’re “actually” their gender

examples of NOT transphobic statements

“You need dysphoria to be trans.”

“My biological sex is female/male”

“There are two genders.”

“I am a transexual man/woman”

“I suffer from gender identity disorder”

Anything involving penis or vagina as binary sex terms (yeah it sucks being called she or he because of your genitalia but face it, cis people are about 99% of the pop. there comes a point where you just have to deal with the fact that information about periods is going to use ‘she’ and anything pertaining to penises is going to use ‘he’)

anonymous asked:

Spock with a dress?

This ask is like a hundred years old lol 

They have landed on a planet where men dressed up as women is a very valued and polite manner. He is wearing the traditional attire of the planet which is close to the Indians’ on Earth  (ノ・ω・)ノ

‘Black Lightning’ EPs Tease New CW Series

“Black Lightning” won’t hit The CW until 2018, but executive producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil gave TV fans at ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, some inside scoop during their Sunday panel. The power couple discussed the political side of the superhero show, the connections (or lack thereof) to other Arrowverse shows and more.

Long Term Villains: While many of the superhero dramas follow the case of the week format, it sounds like Salim and Mara don’t want to waste time on villains without digging deeper into their backstories. It sounds like viewers will spend plenty of time with a baddie called Tobias (presumably Tobias Whale, who was introduced in the first “Black Lightning” comic).

“It’s a character driven show. I don’t know if there’s going to be a fight every week,” Salim said. “There’s certainly not going to be a villain of the week. I don’t want to do that. We really want to explore the characters, even the villains. I think one of the most interesting characters right now from a storytelling standpoint is Tobias. Because we’re not having him sort of twist his mustache. His hatred for himself and for others comes from a real place, so we want to know why he’s like that.”

He added that it’s “a character-based family drama.”

“Black Lightning” showrunners Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil teased what to expect when the show premieres in 2018. Photo: The CW

Static Shock: Of course, many fans want to know if that other black superhero with electric powers is going to show up on “Black Lightning.” It doesn’t sound like there are plans to include Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce meeting Static Shock/Virgil Hawkins yet, but that could change. “I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in in that way,” Salim said. “So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.”

READ: “Black Lightning” Creator Doesn’t Want Static Shock On TV Show

Jefferson The Protector: Part of the reason they wanted to tackle Black Lightning’s story is because he’s a black father who defies the deadbeat stereotypes that are so often portrayed on screen. “That image of a father saving his daughters, protecting his family, protecting his school, protecting his community, it is happening, but it’s not the narrative [on most shows and movies],” Mara said.

LGBTQ Representation: Mara noted that Anissa (who will become the superhero Thunder) is a lesbian, just as she was in the comics, and it sounds like other characters who identify as something other than heterosexual will be included as well. The writers aren’t planning to tackle LGBTQ characters as a special issue, though. They’re just including the characters the way anyone would be included in life.

“You’ll definitely see that [LGBTQ] aspect of society,” Salim confirmed after an audience member asked about representation. “You know, I grew up, I had three uncles and … I loved Uncle Donald because he gave me dating advice and I was like 5,” Salim explained. “But the other thing that I found fascinating about my Uncle Donald is he dressed up like a woman. And so I grew up around all of these men who dressed like women, so when I hear that, I don’t hear a cause. I hear my family.”

READ: “Black Lightning” Cast Reacts To CW Pickup

Outside The Arrowverse: “Black Lightning” is produced by Greg Berlanti, but it’s not actually part of the CW’s Arrowverse, which includes “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” The showrunners wanted to create a new world, but they aren’t completely nixing the idea of crossovers eventually.

“The storytelling is a little bit more political. It’s topical, and it’s a little grittier. … It doesn’t mean that down the road there won’t be visits,” Salim teased.

“Black Lightning” executive producer Salim Akil said that the show is not in the Arrowverse, but he said there could be “visits” in the future. Photo: The CW

The Police: Salim and Mara were asked about how the show would handle the subject of the police brutality. Salim revealed that Jefferson’s best buddy is a cop. However, he has a complicated relationship with the men in blue when he’s suited up as Black Lightning. He wants to help them protect Atlanta, but when the cops see a 6’5 black man with lightning powers, they’re more likely to shoot first and ask questions later.

“When we talk about social justice, I don’t only want to talk about police brutality, which is a hot topic. It should be talked about, and this may be somewhat controversial for me to say, if we stop killing each other, you know what I mean?” Salim said. “I think that issue right now is way more important to me personally, to stop young black people from killing young black people. Stop young people in general from killing each other.”

Anissa’s Powers: Anissa, meanwhile, will be attending protests as a young adult seeking a way to create change. However, her powers will suddenly make that more difficult. “What happens when she’s in a protest and she gets pushed?” Salim asked. “What happens if someone tries to harm her and she has these powers? Does a peaceful protest become a violent protest? Does she become violent?” Fans will have to tune in to find out.

“Black Lightning” will premiere midseason on The CW.

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Hello! I was reading the part of War and Peace that Great Comet was based on and decided to make a list of all the phrases/sentences in the novel that I found while listening along to the cast recording while reading that are either directly put into the lyrics of the musical, or are heavily referenced with a few changes. I have separated these findings by song, not in the order of which they appear in the novel. For some of the lines that are less directly from the novel I have put the lyrics that are connected to them in parentheses and italics next to the book quotes. It’s really really really fun to see which lyrics have a match so I hope you enjoy!

Also sorry for any formatting issues: in some songs there are huge chunks that are almost directly lifted from the book so some placement of bullet points might be wonky. And if you know of any that I missed, please reblog and add! 

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THE CELLULOID CLOSET, 1995, dir. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

Seemed fitting to start off pride month with this documentary based on the seminal book by Vito Russo. I was mesmerized the moment I pressed play. It provides a far-reaching and fascinating look into the portrayals of gay, lesbian, and trans characters in films dating back to the silent era. It will teach you how to read subtext (which is what queer audiences pretty much had to do with mainstream movies until the 1960s) and will show you why that can be lifesaving or damaging work. Powerful montages. Really wonderful self-reflection from actors such as Tom Hanks and Shirley MacLaine looking back on stereotypes they regret perpetuating, as well as words of wisdom from gay artists such as Harvey Fierstein and Quentin Crisp (why do we laugh at men dressed as women but not women dressed as men?)

anonymous asked:

hi~ I loved ur kori's little sister & Jason fic!! do you think you could make another one where he's trying to teach her more "earth" stuff 💞💞

Hi!! thank you!! You’re in luck because I actually had something written - it’s a tad bit short though. (Though I feel like it does not touch too much on the ‘earth’ stuff).

The first time Jason noticed your lack of human knowledge had been when you first appeared on Earth, speaking a language he couldn’t even understand nor could he decipher it either. 

The second time he noticed was when after the lack of words being exchanged and the language barrier is still standing strong, you had all but pushed him to the ground and kissed him right on the lips, very deeply. Honestly it was too much for him then. 

The third time he finally managed to wrap it around his head that you know very little of Earth was when the first thing you had done after knowing how to speak English (later on, Jason found out that you learn languages through physical contact, mostly kissing - the tongue part was for fun, on your part) had been to take off what very little clothing you have almost at every occasion possible. 

“No,” Jason immediately stops you. He grabs on to your hands to pull it away from your minimal clothing. “I said to blend in. What are you thinking?” He asks before he drops the hold he has on your hands. 

You look at your hands before looking at your attire. Judging from Jason’s expression, it seems as if you are doing something wrong again. 

“Do men on Earth not like it when we are dressed like this?” You ask, having heard a couple of men talking about how you had been dressed. You even heard them expressing their gratitude too. 

Jason shakes his head. “Not all men prefer seeing women dressed like this. It’s a matter of preferences, Y/N.” He tells you before walking over to where he had dropped his jacket earlier. 

You trail after him. “Then what about you?”

Jason turn back to look at you. “What do you mean?”

You pout a little bit. “What about you?” Because of your powers, you are now able to look at Jason, eye-to-eye. “How do you prefer me to dress?”

Jason reels back as if he had been slapped before coughing viciously a couple of times. You immediately rub his back and Jason waves you off. 


You slowly drop back on your feet and stare at Jason. "I do not care about other people’s preferences. Just yours.”

Jason sighs. Sometimes you could probably be the cause of his next death. The fact that you had asked him so seriously with that innocent face of yours did not help too. (Much later, Jason found out that you are anything but innocent, not that he minded at all).

To stop you from talking again, Jason puts his leather jacket over your shoulders. “Just dress as you please, Y/N.” He takes one good look before heading towards his side of the room, grabbing another shirt. 

You stare at Jason’s jacket in confusion and awe. It confuses you how humans can even wear something as constricting as this leather jacket but at the same time, you think you have finally figured out Jason’s preferences too. 

So you immediately flew to him. 

“Is your preferences seeing women wearing your clothes?”

Queue Jason’s groan and incoherent curses.

And what’s in [opera] for lesbians? Not a picture of themselves, but certainly a picture of someone playing representing those selves. A number of recent opera productions in Britain play this game: at the Welsh national Opera Adalgisa climbs onto the pyre with Norma and Donna Anna cuddles Donna Elvira; at the Royal Opera House Cherubino lolls on the Countess’s bed, and Ann Murray and Felicity Lott chuckle in publicity interviews over the wickedness of Ann Murray’s nakedness as the curtain opens on Der Rosenkavalier. In 1762 Casanova had declared that the Roman practice of using castrati, men dressed deliciously as women, to perform the female parts in opera had the peculiar effect of forcing ‘every man to become a pederast’. If we take this to its logical conclusion, it would seem that the much favored cross-dressing and cross-sexualizing happening on the stage today will have the interesting effect of making every woman a lesbian. I look forward to it.
—  Margaret Reynolds, “Ruggiero’s Deceptions, Cherubino’s Distractions”. 1994.

anonymous asked:

oh man i saw you reblog some stuff about drag and i have a question i think? im a trans man and i always thought drag seemed kinda transphobic (and also like its making fun of women) but then my trans friends (all trans men or nonbinary) kept saying how its NOT and that its expressing appreciation for women or something? so i kinda just agreed and kept my mouth shut but it still rubs me the wrong way. i guess im just confused about what to think of it? sure i admire the makeup skills but... idk

Well first, I want to express that my opinions I share in this blog are solely mine, and I can’t speak for anyone but myself. That being said, I feel drag is full of transphobic people and ideas, and that it is extremely misogynistic and disrespectful.

You can see this when you break down what drag actually is: privileged cis gay men dressing as women and behaving/speaking/appearing in an overly-exaggerated way that they’ve stereotypically decided is feminine. A lot of drag queens, ESPECIALLY Ru Paul and those on Drag Race, have used transphobic slurs openly and happily on their show, and publicly reacted in ANGER at being confronted with their discrimination. They want to be called “she/her” when they’re in costume but can’t give the same pronoun respect to trans women, and jokingly call each other tr*nnies and argue about who looks the most “fish,” a term that’s origin is an outright degradation of certain genitals. That isn’t respect. Their ideas of femininity reflect that we, trans women, are just men. Men just like them.
And that femininity simply equals nasally voices, hand flourishes, and makeup.

I’m aware that some drag queens might genuinely respect trans women, but that doesn’t make what they’re doing okay. It doesn’t erase the inherent transphobia and misogyny that their entire “persona” is created from.

I think that when trans women share views like mine, about being hurt and offended and about how their lives are negatively affected by drag, they are silenced and laughed off and told “Well I just don’t agree, you don’t understand. It’s an art form and you’re too sensitive.” Trans women aren’t allowed to say “this hurts me, please stop” or “because of this, I face daily discrimination and mockery.” Like any minority we get stomped on.

We have a relation to drag that trans men and nonbinary people don’t. And I am not disrespecting anyone, but if you aren’t a trans women, it doesn’t hurt you. It doesn’t mock trans mens’ gender, it doesn’t treat packing as something that’s hilarious or laugh-worthy when it goes wrong, it doesn’t make fun of who can and can’t draw on the best facial hair, it doesn’t joke about who looks more “dick.” It doesn’t make jokes about their sex lives and their body parts and their natural internal organs and functions. If it did, could you imagine your friends still supporting it? Or being okay with trans women if they said “I think drag is art, it’s a respectful homage to men, I just watch it for the beards?” I’m sorry, but fuck that. They wouldn’t. Yet trans women aren’t allowed to speak up when we are the targets.

Drag hurts people. Drag reinforces violent stereotypes that others use as a springboard for discrimination. There is a difference between supporting men who wear make up and nonbinary people who dress in a gender nonconforming fashion, and supporting drag queens. I don’t think they’re synonymous in the slightest. And I’d like to reiterate that I don’t speak for anyone but myself, and that I’m not telling you what you should or shouldn’t think. And I’m not saying that trans men and nonbinary people are terrible, because they aren’t. But I hope I gave you some perspective on how it affects all women in all walks of life. And how it’s easy for those not victimized by this to think it’s all fun and games and artfully in good taste. And I ask that all those who disagree respectfully unfollow me rather than send me nasty messages.

In beauty and the beast, the new one, there was a scene where Audra McDonald’s character dresses three men like women.
And two of the three men just walked off, but the third man (Stanley) looks down and smiles, happy in his skin.

And Audra McDonald’s character says, “Be free.”

And as a trans kid, that is something that like I could’ve used as a kid.