okay but there’s like, ONE thing about the cotton ceiling discourse that I don’t get, even using the logic of people who “support” it
assuming that, 1. sex is irrelevant to one’s sexual orientation, 2. behavior and appearance have no correlation whatsoever with one’s gender identity OR sexual makeup, and 3. both gender AND sexualities are fluid and can change over time
shouldn’t orientations in general be abolished?
because they seem pretty irrelevant under those rules. you may feel attracted to someone that looks like a stereotypical female, but if that person actually identifies as a man you either can’t be attracted anymore, or from now on you have to be open to the possibility of also being attracted to men.
if you’re a straight woman in a relationship with a man and one day he starts id’ing as woman, does that make you a lesbian? or a transphobic bigot, if you don’t want to be with them anymore?
my point is, when do we stop changing the meanings of established words and concepts? where is the line? IS there a line?
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You know what we need more of? Beginner’s classes for
It’s supposed to be really, really good for you to keep
learning new things as you age. It helps stave off strokes and dementia and Alzheimer’s
and improves memory. And hey, learning stuff is fun.
But I really don’t want to be infantilized when I try to
learn something. And I definitely don’t learn the way a child does. And
honestly, what adult wants to be in the same class as children? Very few.
This occurred to me recently because I’d like to learn how
to actually ice skate properly. My parents never signed me up for classes,
because it wasn’t a thing they ever cared about or thought about. Now I’m in my
twenties and want to learn, and also don’t want to be surrounded by a bunch of
eight-year-olds who probably honestly skate better than I do. Because that’s
embarrassing, and embarrassment is not how you learn.
Would it be good to lose the social stigma of being worse at
something than a child? Yes. Hell
yes. But we’ve got to start somewhere, and like I said: adults don’t really
learn the way kids do, and a lot of people use these kinds of activities to
make friends, and I don’t want to make friends with an eight-year-old, either.
Beginner’s classes for adults. Let adults suck at stuff and
learn how to get better and learn new things and broaden their horizons, while still being treated as adults. Classes for writing, for pottery, for chess, for art, for instruments, for singing, for sports, for chemistry. For everything, dammit.
So highkey I got really emotionally attached to @misterpoofofficial ’s oc for allura’s mother and ???? I was originally going to draw her but my skills can only go so far. So I opted for a screen cap edit thing ???