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Willow’s Masterpost of Witchcraft Information and Masterposts!!!
All of these links will direct you to posts I made and worked hard on for the witchcraft community! Many of these are for beginners or people still finding their footing in magic. I hope this is of some use for someone out there!
🔮 Stuck in the City: Forest Witch Edition - a masterpost of altar ideas, spells, correspondences and tips for witches who are stuck in urban environments or spoonie witches unable to travel to be forest witches
🔮 Stuck in the City: Landlocked Sea Witches -
a masterpost of altar ideas, spells, correspondences and tips for witches who are stuck in urban environments, landlocked witches or spoonie witches unable to travel to be ocean witches
***all of these posts are from my personal Grimoire and are all from my personal blog over the years. Please do not repost these on this platform or others without my permission. These posts are from years of work and research and a lot of love and effort were put into them
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embroidery!! if u have a needle and some embroidery floss this is p easy!
on the topic of embroidery, having an embroidery hoop helps keep the fabric taut and your stitches even!!
remember to research diff stitches to make ur pieces look neat and interesting!!
you can also paint clothes!!
spraypaint works for heavyweight things like jackets, and u might also be able to get acrylic to stick (but be careful w washing, if u arent using fabric paint it might come off in the wash!)
fabric paint too expensive? use acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium!!
if you doubt your art skills you can print and cut out stencils!!
same goes for embroidery! having a pattern usually helps ur piece look neater!!
thrift stores are great!! u can find some cool staple pieces like plain jewlery or black jeans or jackets there!! go get some shit to customize!
a cheap or stolen pair of pliers, some clasps and clips, and far more jumprings than u think u need can make u some p cool chain jewlery!!
all u need to do is link jumprings and clips together until u have what u want and ur good!!
also- most craft supply stores will have alot of jewlery making supplies and they tend to be pretty small so theivery is a p good idea!
you can make things like necklaces, those belt chain thingys, bracelets, earrings, or rlly anything else!
shrinky dinks make some rlly cool and easy charms!!
essentially the same as customizing clothes!!
u can paint or embroider and u can make some rlly cool patches
all u rlly need to make a patch and put it on something is a scrap of fabric, some glue, and some paints, and u can make a p good one!!
for attatching or finishing patches you can use floss as a makeshift thread!!
always finish the end!! this can be done by hemming it, glueing down the edge, or anything else that protects the edge of the fabric from the elements! if u dont the edge will fray, its more likely to come off, and it wont look nearly as neat!!
if u want to look cool u dont rlly need all the base things, only the dramatic things! some eyeshadow, eyeliner, and lipstick is all u rlly need!
dip a thin brush in water then eyeshadow and u have diy eyeliner or facepaint!!
eyeshadow also works for lipstick!!
really all u need is eyeshadow, if it goes somewhere on ur face it can go anywhere on ur face
tattoos and peircings
tattoos and peircings are expensive, permanent, and can be hard to hide and steal
get urself earcuffs and fake nose peircings from claires!! theyre rlly easy to steal!!
as mentioned in jewlery u can make some rlly cool dramatic earrings!!
skills or stencils and markers or pens make some p convincing and cheap fake tattoos!
if its a chain its free reign!!
actually tho, dont steal from smaller local buisnesses, they are only trying to survive
bigger chains tho?? steal their shit!!!!! if its suspiciously cheap or expensive for the quality then chances are its not the best but be careful if ur going off of only that
also buy a smaller item so that they dont suspect you nearly as much!!
also mostly steal easy to conceal things!!!
everything is easier than it seems
anythings customizable if u have markers, paint, and/or a needle and thread
practice makes perfect!!
u look great!! dont be self-conscious about your work!!
good luck my alt friend!
if anyone ever needs help or tips & tricks or if u have any questions feel free to shoot me a message or ask!!
Yes, you can be trans without dysphoria. Regardless of if it’s because you’ve transitioned to a point where you don’t feel it anymore, if you never had it to begin with or if you’ve got a neurodivergence that prevents you from feeling it.
I’ve decided to gather up the links I have saved about it in this post. But if someone has more resources and information about it, feel free to add more.
Things Women Were Probably Not Taught About Their Bodies But Should Know
There are many things women are not taught about their bodies and their bodily functions which they should know. I have made up a list of all the things I can think of but please feel free to add.
The external part of your vagina is actually called a ‘vulva’ and the internal part which connects your uterus to your vulva is your vagina. (x) (x)
Your vagina is so acidic that it can change the colour of your underwear by bleaching it. The discharge from your vagina is acidic which can bleach your underwear causing it to look discoloured. This is completely normal. (x) (x)
Your vagina is acidic because it is self-cleaning. Using any over the counter products for it can fuck up it’s system and make you more prone to infection. Only use products your doctor has prescribed to you. (x) (x) (x)
However, you can and should clean your vulva. But it’s a very delicate part of your body so you only need to clean with warm water but you can use plain, unscented soaps. Scented soaps will likely irritate the skin. (x) (x) (x)
Vaginal discharge is perfectly normal and healthy. It comes as a result of the vagina self-cleaning and normally isn’t anything to worry about. It can change colour slightly depending on where you are in your mensural cycle. (x) (x)
But, obviously, changes in discharge could mean that something is wrong. At this point you should see a doctor and get it checked out as it’s likely an infection or an STD. (x) (x) (x)
Constantly wearing tight fitting clothing doesn’t allow the vagina to breathe properly. This can then result in irritations, infections, and inflammation in your vagina and/or vulva. (x) (x)
Cotton is the best for underwear. Cotton is the least likely to cause irritation and therefore the best material for your vagina. However, going commando sometimes is also good for your vagina and it’s recommended that you sleep commando. (x) (x)
There is a reason you should wipe front to back. Wiping back to font can spread bacteria from your anus and gastrointestinal track into your vagina which then causes infections such as Bacterial Vaginosis and Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). (x) (x) (x)
Bras are actually pretty bad for your health. This goes especially for underwire bras. Women who don’t wear bras have less saggy breasts and more supporting tissue. They have been linked to back, neck, and chest pains as well as questionable links to cancer. (x) (x)
And most women (~80%) are wearing ill-fitting bras which makes the problem worse. Bras which are too tight can cause breast, neck, and back pain; bad posture (which causes more problems); skin irritation; and even breathing issues. (x) (x) (x)
The majority of women also have uneven/asymmetrical breasts. It’s very common to have your breasts be a slightly different size or shape to each other. Most breasts don’t grow symmetrically and during puberty this is especially true as one may grow faster than the other. If one breast is significantly different size then you can put support in the bra cup of the smaller breast (and remember to make sure that your bra fits your bigger breast comfortably). (x) (x) (x)
Shaving your pubic hair is bad for you. Your pubic hair is there for a reason as it helps to protect against infections. Removing your pubic hair makes you more prone to irritation and infection, especially as you can cause cuts through shaving your pubic hair. (The only exception is if you are shaving in order to remove pubic lice.) (x) (x) (x)
Having penetrative sex for the first time should not hurt. The main reason that women feel pain when doing PIV is due to a lack of arousal or lubrication. This is a result of not having enough foreplay to be aroused, being stressed/worried about it being your first time, or having issues with your vagina lubricating itself. Pain from sex may also be a result of an underlying condition. (x)
You might bleed a little when you have penetrative sex for the first time from your hymen breaking but that is it. Any more bleeding is not normal and is the sign of an underlying condition or a lack of lubrication. The hymen very often breaks earlier in life from exercise or horse-riding so you may not bleed from sex at all. (x) (x)
You will probably not orgasm from PIV sex alone. The vast majority of women cannot orgasm through penetrative sex alone as they need clitoral stimulation to orgasm. (x) (x)
Your clitoris is your pleasure centre. It exists only to allow you pleasure. Externally, your clitoris (or ‘clit’) looks like a dot/spot near the top of your vulva (some of the links tell you how to find it) which expands when arouses. However, it is much more than that as there are two ‘legs’ to the clit which extend nearly three inches down into the vagina in a wish-bone shape. (x) (x) (x)
You also have another erogenous zone called the g-spot. This is within your vagina and often feels like a lump on the top of your vaginal wall and pressing down on it can make you feel like you need to pee as it’s located directly below your bladder. For some, it can provide a lot of pleasure and g-spot orgasms and for others it’s not so pleasurable or hard to find. (x) (x) (x) (x)
You can take birth control pills continuously. You do not need to take a break. The reason why the pill originally had a break when it was invented in the 60s was because they believed that it was more likely to be accepted by the Church/Pope if it replicated women’s monthly cycles. (Yes, I am being serious. This is the genuine reason.) (x) (x) (x) (x)
The ‘period’ you get when on the pill is actually called ‘withdrawal bleeding’.It comes as a result of the drop of hormone levels when you go off the pill, patch, or vaginal ring. The sudden drop in hormones causes the release of blood and mucus from the uterus creating an faux-period with many of the same symptoms as a period. (x) (x)
Hormonal birth control may mess with your mental health. There is a long history of birth control causing or worsening depression even though this has only really been studied within the last decade. (x) (x) (x)
And it’s not just birth control -there is some evidence that mental health can be linked to your hormone levels/cycle. Some women are more sensitive to others when it comes to changes in their hormone levels affecting their mental health which can cause conditions like PMDD (see below). (x) (x)
Your uterus is multi-functional and not just a baby-factory. It helps to provide support to the surrounding organs including the bladder, bowels, and pelvic bones as well as being fundamental in women’s hormone regulations. (x) (x)
You should start getting pap smears when you’re 21-25 (depending on where you are). A pap smear is needed in order to test women’s cervical cells for cervical cancer and other abnormalities. It is done by putting a tube-like object (speculum) into the vagina in order to then be able to see your cervix and take a swab from it. The entire exam takes about five minutes. You can request a smaller speculum. You stop getting pap smears after turning 65 (unless one of your recent smears shows an abnormality) or if you’ve had a total hysterectomy. (x) (x) (x)
Self-Breast exams are also important. It’s recommended that you do this about once a month. It can help to detect breast cancer early. Check out the links for how to do a self-breast examination. (x) (x) (x) (x)
An abortion is the medical termination of a pregnancy. It can be done in multiple ways. During the first trimester, it is generally done by taking medications called mifepristone and misoprostol. These medications block the hormones which are needed for a pregnancy to continue and break down the lining of the uterus which causes bleeding (like a period) and the termination of a pregnancy. Vacuum aspiration is used towards the end of the first trimester or early in the second trimester and is when the foetus is gently sucked out of the uterus without damaging the uterus itself. Dilation and evacuation is used from fifteen weeks onwards and is carried out under general anaesthetic. It involves dilating the cervix in order to allow forceps to remove the foetus and then using suctions to remove all of the pregnancy including the lining of the uterus. (x) (x) (x) (x)
Having an abortion will not affect your fertility or increase the likelihood of pregnancy complications later. There are some exceptions to this if you have complications from your abortion, but for the vast majority of women it holds true. (x) (x) (x)
No, ectopic pregnancies cannot be re-implanted. It is actually dangerous to attempt to do so and can severely harm a woman. Ectopic pregnancies require an abortion to be performed as without one the pregnant woman could die. In places which ban most abortions, abortions for ectopic pregnancies are allowed. (x) (x) (x)
Some of the most common female conditions and their symptoms which you have probably not heard of before unless you know someone who has it:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): One of the most common female conditions affecting somewhere between 1/5 and 1/10 women. The most common symptom is irregular periods with other symptoms including fertility problems, excess hair growth/male pattern hair growth, weight gain, trouble losing weight, oily skin, and acne. PCOS is a hormonal condition caused by unbalanced hormone levels, primarily excess androgen. (x) (x) (x)
Endometriosis: Another very common female condition affecting about 1/10 women. Most notorious for having an average time to diagnose of 7-9 years. Endometriosis is where tissues similar to the lining of the uterus can grow anywhere in your body, but most commonly found in the fallopian tubes and ovaries. It can cause pelvic pain, serve period pains, pain during sex, painful peeing/pooping, blood in urine or stool, infertility, and heavy periods. (x) (x) (x)
Vaginismus: Vaginismus is when the vagina tightens when you attempt to insert something into it. As a result, women with this condition cannot have penetrative sex or use tampons or cups. It is often a result of trauma though not always. (x) (x)
Fibroids: Fibroids, also known as Uterine Fibroids, are non-cancerous growths which can develop around the uterus. Symptoms include heavy and/or long periods; lower back and/or abdominal pain; pain during sex; frequent need to urinate; and constipation. (x) (x) (x)
Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence is one of many forms of urinary incontinence and the most common one. The risk factors including being overweight, being a woman, being pregnant or having recently given birth, having had a hysterectomy, and ageing. Stress incontinence is when you pee after coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, or other activities due to weakness in your pelvic floor muscles. For most women, pelvic floor/kegal exercises will treat it. (x) (x) (x) (x)
Primary Ovary Insufficiency (POI): POI, also known as Premature Ovarian Failure, is a condition in which the ovaries don’t function as well as they should causing an almost menopausal state as a result of lack of ovulation and hormonal imbalances. Symptoms include fertility problems, hot flashes (including night sweats), vaginal dryness, and irregular periods. (x) (x)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): A slightly rarer condition. PMDD is sometimes called ‘severe PMS’ and is a condition whereby your period (or rather the hormone changes leading up to and causing it) can cause severe feelings of anxiety and depression, even going as far as making you suicidal. (x) (x) (x)
Vaginitis: Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina which can cause changes to vaginal discharge, an ichy or dry vagina, and pain when peeing or having sex. The most common causes are thrush/yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and STDs like chlamydia and trichomoniasis. (x) (x)
Vulvodynia: Vulvodynia is a persistent pain around the vulva. It can be a throbbing, burning, or stinging pain which is limited to one specific part of the vulva or multiple. It may also cause itchiness and pain during sex. (x) (x)
I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately regarding the asexual experience, and how to portray it in fiction. However, my ability to advise is limited, as I am not asexual in the least. Therefor, I will provide a long overdue master list of resources, from asexual people, and how they live, love, and experience the world!
Also note: if you are an asexual follower, shoot me a message with your experiences, and I will include them in this post.
Sand is an abundant resource that can be found across the world including along the coasts, through deserts and even in many people’s yards and gardens. Sand is rather easy to obtain and natural making it ideal for witchcraft. Though some types of sand may be harder to obtain, and more costly, than others, let this post be a guide on how to utilize it for its magical properties.
Types of Sand & Their Correspondences
Beach/Coastal Sand: calming, grounding, cleansing, connecting to the sea, self-love, protection and warding, motivation, memory, spiritual clarity, purification of the heart, easing pain, physical and spiritual strength, can represent both the elements of earth and water
Ocean Sand (from the ocean floor/deep sea): primordial energy, banishing negative emotions and energy, grounding, mental clarity, psychic clarity and strengthening, divination, guidance, ancient wisdom and power, connections to the sea and primordial waters, birth, creation, can represent both the elements of earth and water
Desert Sand: curses and removing energy from others, weakening, draining, banishing, grounding, mental clarity, physical health, enduring hardships, “drying up” love and past emotions, healing heartbreak, burying the past, often related to burial ceremonies
Volcanic Sand: destruction, intense energy, strength, death, rebirth, banishing, secrets or hidden messages, warding, baneful magic, offensive magic, often represents both earth and fire at once
River Sand/Silt: fertility, procreation, movement, flowing energy, travels, change
Lake/Pond Sand: the present, calmness, serenity, inner focus, self-reflection and meditation
Swamp/Wetland Sand: mystery, secret keeping, silencing lies and rumors, binding, curses related to becoming lost or emotional heaviness, often represents both water and earth at once, often related to animal magic specifically those that live in swamp land
Unearthed/Buried Sand: grounding, hidden power, addressing past issues and mistakes, overcoming controversy, self-discovery, introspection, emotional healing, moving on from past scars
Biogenic Sand/Bone Sand/Shell Sand: healing, moving on emotionally, remembrance but letting go of the pain and loss, honoring those lost (often at or to the sea), close connections to necromancy
Black Sand: protection, warding, banishing, relates to necromancy and spirit work
Pink Sand: love, beauty, youth, harmony, adjusting to change, remembering the past and lost loved ones, rebirth, emotional and mental healing, forgiveness of self and others
Red Sand: strength, courage, valor, relates to fire rather than earth
Yellow Sand: divination, focus, improving memory and skills, mental health, grounding and centering, represents both earth and air elements sometimes both at once
White Sand: purity, cleansing, protection, wisdom, preparing for change, physical and emotional balance, harmonizes all aspects of oneself
Combinations of Sand and Other Ingredients
Sand and Soil: grounding, balance, cleansing, protection of loved ones and family
Sand and Kelp/Seaweed: beauty, youth, birth, fertility, the ocean
Not much history on the use of sand in magic from what I can find that is a reliable source, but I was able to find some bits about its use.
Sand has been used in connections to rituals for the dead and in burial practices in many different cultures to a varying degree. In some sand was used for burying the deceased such as very early Ancient Egypt for its mummification properties before better mummification methods were invented and utilized. Placing sand into graves or coffins of the deceased somethings as a means to connect them to their homelands if that person was traveling into foreign lands or countries. Some stories speak about mixing the ashes of the dead with sand to be kept in the home. Other stories tell of people mixes ashes from fires or the hearth with sand and casting it out into the sea for lost sailors who could not be brought home.
Sand was also used historical in some types of spell jars and vessels. In some places sand was put into jars and bottles and given to sailors to keep them connected to home even when sailing. Others said carrying sand could protect one from being lost at sea or from disaster, likely where the history of sand being used for protection properties came from. It has also been used in witch’s bottles and for burying spells for varying purposes. Some cultures would bury offerings to deities into the sand of beaches or deserts.
Sand is still a common ingredient for many sea witches and worshipers of ocean related deities to utilize in their craft and in their altars. Deities commonly related to sand are Poseidon, Aphrodite, Psamathe, Thalassa, Aegir, Neptune and Veles. Sand is also often used in altars to represent either earth or water when representing the cardinal directions or the 4 elements. Some will use sand to represent both in cases of smaller altars.
Modernly, sand is often used in spell jars and bottles when used in spellwork or as a vessel to charge, cleanse and bury objects or tools such as crystals, poppets, amulets and trinkets. Sea witches or witches with accesses to large amount of sand will often use it for grounding and circle casting. Some will use it for runes and sigils as well.
For those wishing to store and use collected sand ensure that there is nothing undesirable in it - garbage, sharp bits of glass, decomposing fish or animals, insects etc. Shift it thoroughly to ensure anything that could be potentially dangerous is removed and if needed properly disposed of. Once the sand has been shifted ensure it is dry before you seal it into anything.
Wet sand can house bacteria and mold - which can also smell quite foul when the container is opened again. You can use the sun to dry it or indoor heaters at a safe distance. Spread it out thin and flat to help ensure it is thoroughly dried if it is damp or wet.
Once dried the best way to store sand is inside of glass or ceramic vessels. Jars and bottles are the most ideal. Ensure that they are sealed tightly to ensure no spillage or condensation can get inside.
**this post was personally researched, compiled and directly from my personal grimoire. Please do not repost**
Here is every video on Jack’s channel in browseable playlist formincluding single episode videos that he doesn’t catalogue himself. Now you can easily browse the entire history of his channel to find something to watch.
I keep seeing people confused / discovering one or several iterations of Good Omens, so here is a masterpost of everything Good Omens that officially exists (and that I could gather, so there might be mistakes):
WILLIAM THE ANTICHRIST (1987)
The original draft of what would later become Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman before he teamed up with Terry Pratchett. It notably features a demon called Crawleigh who would then be split into Crowley and Aziraphale.
The draft exists in a book form included in the Ineffable Edition of the illustrated Good Omens.
The core material of Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Exists also as an audiobook read by Stephen Briggs (for the English speaking crowd of course). There is also some audio of David Tennant reading part of the book during the recording of Playing in the Dark: Neil Gaiman and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
in November 2019.
The script for an aborted movie project. Attempts to write a movie script were made by both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, but this is the one Gaiman ended up tackling on his own after Pratchett wisely decided to step away. The conflicted requests from the producers lead the way to a story that was related to Good Omens only in name. The movie script is only available in few numbers on specialized websites for a very high price.
An audio adaptation originally broadcasted on BBC4 in 6 episodes, adapted by Dirk Maggs and directed by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour. It is however available in an 8 episodes longer format (including bloopers) on CDs and such. The cast includes, notably, Peter Serafinowicz as Crowley, Mark Heap as Aziraphale, Josie Lawrence as Agnes Nutter, and a cameo from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
A six episodes long TV series, produced by the BBC and Amazon, that premiered on Amazon Prime in June 2019. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. The script was written entirely by Neil Gaiman as the whole project was the achievement of years of struggle trying to get a video adaptation of GO, and as promised by Neil Gaimand to the late Terry Pratchett that this would get done.
The cast still includes Josie Lawrence as Agnes Nutter, David Tennant as Crowley, Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, and many other talented actors and actresses that would be too long to list here but are worth watching.
As derivative products coming out of the making of the TV series, the script book of the entire show (including cut scenes that were never shot) is available, as well as some storyboards that depict, without a doubt, the least expected looks for Crowley and Aziraphale.
The TV series is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, in DVD and in BluRay.
As a direct result of the TV series (and a direct result of a worldwide pandemic and a several months long lockdown…), Neil Gaiman wrote a little script for a short video that is, actually, mainly audio, in which David Tennant and Michael Sheen reprised their roles as Crowley and Aziraphale.
MUSICAL (still in developpement as far as I know on this date in June 2020)
An Australia based project that has been years in the making, developped by Vicki Larnach and Jim Hare. So far, what has been officially released on the internet are a few videos of a reading by the actors, a sizzle reel with footage and audio of several moments from the show, as well as promotional pictures. The musical has been played on stage in front of an audience a few times these past two years in a version that is probably rather close to what the end product will be, and hopefully, once the final version exists, it will be made available for the widest audience possible.
The movie directed by Terry Gilliam Before GO became a TV series, it got stuck for years as a movie project meant to be directed by Terry Gilliam. For various reasons it never happened, and the rumors about Robin Williams being cast as Aziraphale and Johnny Depp as Crowley seem to have started from there.
The New Year Resolutions List (made for Harper Collins, now taken down from their website) A list of resolutions written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett on request of the publisher in 2005, one list for Crowley, one list for Aziraphale. LINK TO THE LIST ( by @ladylier )
Phrases, Slogans, and Symbols Which The Trans Movement Stole From Other Movements
Someone once suggested that we create a list of phrases and slogans that the trans movement has copied from other movements. This is my masterpost list which I am constantly updating (so please check the original post).
If you have any other examples, send them to me. If there are other phrases, slogans, and/or symbols which you can think of which have been stolen then comment or message me.
Stolen from the LG(B) community.
It’s used to mean ‘therapy’ which is supposed to turn a gay person straight but is really an abusive tactic used to tell gay people (especially gay children/teens) that they are wrong, sinful, and/or unnatural and that they need to be ‘corrected’.
TRAs use it to say that there are some people wanting to turn trans people cis. However, the ‘conversion therapy’ which they normally say turns trans people cis is regular therapy which helps people cope with their dysphoric feelings and is not comparable to conversion therapy. Moreover, transing people in some places is used as conversion therapy -see Iran for example.
Originally discussing how LGB people have been around throughout history despite how often it’s denied by homophobes, the phrase has been co-opted by trans people to say the same thing despite very little documentation of this beyond women who pretended to be men to benefit from male privilege. (And denying that it’s why they did this erases the historical misogyny and the barriers women faced in the past.)
Stolen from the Black Lives Matter movement. Sometimes phrased as ’Black Trans Lives Matter’.
Black Lives Matter has become a key slogan in fighting for black people’s rights, primarily as the result of the murder rate for black people (and black men especially) being so high as well as being killed by law enforcement. TRAs have co-opted it to defend the lives of trans people even though trans people have a much lower murder rate than the general population.
Examples of its usage:
‘The Future is Genderless’ or ‘The Future is Trans’
Stolen from the feminist movement which says ‘the future is female’.
The Future Is Female has been a key slogan in the feminist movement for decades, based on the idea that women would continue to rise up against the patriarchy and only gain more power. Now, that slogan is being called transphobic (see bonus misogyny round) and being erased with ‘the future is genderless’ (meaning that gender won’t be an issue in the future) or else ‘the future is trans’.
Stolen from the feminist movement which says ‘women’s rights are human rights’
Originally a key slogan in the feminist movement to discuss the violation of women’s human rights including, but not limited to, discrimination in the work place, sexual assault/harassment, rape, freedom from abuse (especially domestic violence), decent medical care (especially concerning female-specific issues and maternal mortality), and single-sex spaces. Now, this phrase has been co-opted by the trans movement in order to discuss their ‘rights’ such as males being able to use women’s bathrooms/shelters/changing rooms and being able to legally change their identity to match their ID rather than their sex.
Originally, passing used to mean when a PoC could be viewed as a white person or socially interpreted as a white person. Now one of the most commonly used words in relation to the trans community and used to mean ‘viewed as the gender I am trying to be/present as’.
Standing for (Coercively) Assigned Male/Female At Birth. Stolen from the intersex community.
The origins of AMAB/AFAB is from the intersex community who used it to discuss how they were forced into the category of male or female when their biological sex was unclear due to their intersex condition. Now, it’s used by the trans community to mean the ‘gender’ that someone was assigned when they were born, even though in reality it’s just recognition of their sex. The acronym AGAB (Assigned Gender At Birth) is sometimes used.
Originally from the LGB community used as a slogan to discuss how LGB people were born gay/bisexual rather than something in their development causing them to be gay or being a choice which they make about their sexuality. Also a good slogan for how LGB people cannot change their sexuality because that’s how they were born. The trans movement has co-opted it to mean the same thing, despite the fact that dysphoria is a mental health condition which people develop and is exacerbated by social factors (eg: misogyny and homophobia).
A slogan used similarly from ‘we’ve always been here’ to say that gay and bisexual people exist and that they won’t be erased or disappear just because of homophobia or conversion therapy. It also originated from Queer Nation, an anti-homophobia group who wanted to raise awareness and support LGB people, who were the first group to begin the reclaiming of the slur queer.
Examples for this are hard to find. Since ‘queer’ has been co-opted to now be inclusive of the entire alphabet soup it’s just been accepted as a slogan for the entire LGBTQIAGVHBJNHGVBJKN+ movement.
Stolen from the feminist movement which says ‘women’s rights are not a debate’.
Originally from the feminist movement, the slogan was used to discuss how women’s basic human rights were not up for discussion as they are basic human rights which everyone deserves. Also commonly used in the pro-choice movement to discuss how women’s reproductive rights and protections were not a discussion but human rights and protection. Now taken by the trans movement to say the same thing while also ignoring the fact that trans ‘rights’ often infringe on, if not destroy, women’s and gay rights.
Examples hard to track down for this. Please send in.
Stolen from the BLM movement who say ‘walking while black’.
Originally from the BLM movement, ‘walking while black’ was a reference to law enforcement who racially profiled black people for existing which was especially apparent with ‘loitering’ and ‘stop and search/frisk’ laws which unfairly affected PoC. Now, the trans movement has taken it to label a law which allows the police to arrest people for ‘loitering with the purpose of engaging in prostitution offences’.
Originally from disability activism, inclusive bathrooms were about disabled people being able to access bathrooms. Since, the phrase has been taken by the trans movement to say that trnas people deserve bathrooms which match their gender identity or creating more gender neutral/mixed-sexed bathrooms in order to validate people’s gender.
Stolen from the feminist/body positivity movement which says ‘fat is beautiful’ or the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s which says ‘black is beautiful’.
The slogans ‘fat is beautiful’ and ‘black is beautiful’ are movements to help with the acceptance of black people’s skin colour and fat people’s weight. Black people are often labelled as ‘ugly’ because of their race which pushes them towards lightening or bleaching their skin and/or straightening their hair to be more accepted in a white supremacy culture. Fat people (are fat women especially, hence why it’s related to the feminist movement) are constantly under pressure to lose weight in order to be socially accepted. The slogan got co-opted by the trans movement in order to celebrate being trans.
Stolen from the feminist movement who used the term ‘glass ceiling’.
The glass ceiling is a feminist concept which stated that women often find that they cannot progress any further (often in terms of jobs promotions) due to an invisible barrier, or ceiling, which prevents them from going any higher. The concept was taken by trans activists (Drew DeVeaux first used the term) to further the incredibly lesbophobic is that trans women aren’t fully recognised as women because ‘cis lesbians’ won’t date them or sleep with them. The ‘cotton’ in cotton ceiling refers to the cotton underwear of lesbians which act as a barrier to a trans woman’s womanhood.
Stolen from a feminist WoC and completely misappropriated its meaning.
Intersectionality or intersectional feminism is a branch of feminism which recognises and deals with the idea that women who are part of other oppressed groups (eg: WoC, lesbians/bi women, disabled women, etc) face specific forms of oppression as the result of this intersection between womanhood and other forms of oppression. Since it was invented by a black woman, it primarily focuses on black women. Now, it has been taken over by trans activists and libfems to talk about feminism should be inclusive towards everyone (even though it’s a women’s rights movement) and has effectively ‘All Lives Matter’ed feminism.
Hormone Replacement Therapy was originally used to dose people with low levels of hormones when their bodies weren’t producing them at normal levels. Common examples are post-menopausal women, women who’ve had hysterectomies, and men who’ve had chemo (especially for prostate cancer). Now, it’s used to discuss how trans people suppress their own natural hormones and then take different hormones in order to be closer to the sex which they desire to be (even though these hormone, especially for TIMs) are not representative of their desired sex.
Part of the reason why it’s called HRT is a reminder that it was originally used by women until they realised that it was bad. HRT sales dropped when women realised that it was doing more harm to them than good. It’s been theorised that big pharma pushes the ‘HRT is the only way’ in order to continue to profit off of these medications.
The split attraction model was originally used by the asexual community to discuss how they could still be romantically attracted to people even when they experienced no sexual attraction. Since then, the model has been used to describe multiple neo-sexualities whereby people’s romantic and sexual attractions don’t match which include sexualities like ‘sapiosexual’ and ‘demisexual’. More recently, it has been used to justify the existence of ‘bi lesbians’.
White feminism is a term used to describe (self-proclaimed) feminists who are racist or who focus on issues affecting white women, often to the detriment of WoC. It has been co-opted by the trans movement to label any kind of feminism which isn’t trans centric, mostly aimed at radical feminist for recognising the existence of biological sex (even if they’re WoC themselves) since biological sex is a ‘white colonial concept’.
Two-Spirit is an identity found in certain Native American cultures, primarily ones with strict gender roles forcing men to opt-out if they don’t stick to them and stripping them from their male title. Meanwhile, women were still forced into rigid gender roles with little or no flexibility. (Source: This post quoting this source) It has now been taken by the trans movement to prove the existence of non-binary identities in different cultures and accepted as a non-binary identity including by people who are often not Native American.
I am not Native American. I am not an expert on this topic. If I got anything wrong then please correct me.
CompHet, short for compulsory heterosexuality, is when gay people force themselves to be/act/appear straight as a result of internalised homophobia and social pressure/homophobia telling them it’s what they should be. It’s now been co-opeted by trans people to discuss their experiences believing that they were actually ‘cis and straight’ rather than ‘trans and gay’.
Forced sterilisation refers to when people are sterilised against their will and without medical reason behind it and has their basis in misogyny, racism, ableism, and classism. It’s now been misappropriated by trans activism to discuss how in some places the only way to be legally recognised as their ‘gender’ is to go through a full medical transition which involves being sterilised.
White washing is a practice of erasing PoC by making things more white, especially in reference to films and history. This includes casting white actors to play PoC and the erasure of black people from history. The term ‘ciswashing’ refers to taking trans experiences/lives and removing all traces of ‘transness’ from it to make it appeal more to ‘cis’ people.
with my new semester coming up, i thought i would compile a bunch of posts ive collected over the past few years (ill probably add to this over the next week). hopefully yous get as much value out of all these lovely peoples posts as i did : )
Hey guys! I have spent literally almost all afternoon composing a masterlist! This masterlist contains subjects I find important to a chthonic witch myself (earth and spirit), and a little extra stuff I also study.
The show is called Kinou nani tabeta? / What Did You Eat Yesterday?, and it’s based on a long-running manga by Yoshinaga Fumi.
What is it about: Shirou and Kenji are a middle aged gay couple in Tokyo who live together, eat together and stay together. Kenji is out and proud, whereas Shirou is closeted at work and struggles with internalised homophobia and fear that he slowly unlearns. The story depicts their ordinary lives and their extraordinary moments as queer people growing old in a conservative society. Some days are harder than others, but with a new day comes a new chance to heal, be kind and eat delicious food cooked with love and care.
Episodes: All episodes have been translated and subbed by me, and I ask you to please refrain from uploading my subs to other websites.
All episodes are 30 minutes long. To watch, please make sure that the file names match and that you have saved both the episode and the subtitle file in the same folder.
April Fools is over - even with the additional day I’ve given her - and I won’t take any more questions. Thank you once again for the massive interest, I’ve gotten so many asks and so many comments and questions about her, it’s been amazing. ♥
I will turn this post into some kind of masterpost, linking each and every entry I’ve made about her here so keeping an overview will be a little easier.
Who is Gauge?
To put it nice and simple, Gauge is a - NON CANON - ship kid of Template and Pale I created! She was meant as a one-time April Fools joke character, but while I created her she has grown to me so much that I simply couldn’t dump her after using her only one single day. However, she will always stay non canon.
Links for Comics and Additional Artworks:
Here you can find every link of asks answered by Gauge
Derek and Cora own the little coffee shop downtown, Stiles is the regular and talkative client that Derek may or may not be infatuated with, and the cold weather is extremely inconvenient considering it dusts Stiles’ cheeks with a rosy shade of red and causes his breath to frost over in white puffs whenever he laughs.
Stiles may hate Halloween, but he loves working at the Haunted House – at least until the new girl steals his cushy job in the office. But she also introduces him to the guy he’s had a crush on for years, so he supposes she can’t be a total witch. That doesn’t mean Derek isn’t a vampire.
The Hale and the McCall pack have an uneasy truce. Now, when a witch has been killing people in both their territories, Derek and Stiles have to go undercover and actually work together to stop her.
‘We’ll go as a couple, of course. Then we either ask her if she wants a threesome, or I complain to her about my dick of a boyfriend. That role shouldn’t be too hard for you,’ Stiles grins, delighted at Derek’s horrified expression. ‘Now all we need are costumes.’
Derek didn’t look at all like Stiles expected. After all, he deliberately chose a school where being a nerd was cool, so he certainly wasn’t expecting his hotter-than-a-thousand-stars roomie to be an actual cool person.
It’s the last week of October, and a small town baker has run into his first crush again. Fate might have other ideas. Stiles tries for romance with a little help from what Beacon Hills does best— Halloween.
Stiles really hadn’t wanted to go to Satomi’s inter-pack Halloween party. He’d spent the past week trying to summon up a horrible illness or some other excuse, but all he’d managed was a slightly scratchy throat that lasted all of two hours.
The one in which Stiles and Derek have been BCPD partners for years when they are assigned Halloween duty and run into a couple of kids from the orphanage. One fake marriage and two real adoptions later, they somehow become a family.
Derek sighs and boredly stuffs a handful of gummi bears in his mouth, straight out of a Halloween candy bowl Aunt Olivia insists in buying every year even if they never get trick or treaters this far into the woods.
He tilts his head and tunes back into the boys’ conversation, which has been the prime time entertainment of the Hales for the past ten minutes or so.
After practically being raised watching Buffy, The X-Files, and Ghostbusters, Stiles liked to think his reaction to seeing a shimmery shadow resembling a seventeen year old boy floating ten inches above ground and glaring fiercely at him wouldn’t be to let out a high pitch scream, try to karate chop him, and then, when that obviously didn’t work, throw a basketball at him.
A basketball that just went right through the boy’s stomach.
Stiles buys Halloween costumes online and badgers Derek into wearing one for a party at the Preserve, because they’re friends now and friends do those kinds of things. It’s all fun and games until he and Derek turn into their costumes.
Stiles probably should have done a little more research on the seller.
most of these are technically free, but they are doing it to raise money for acting for others or the actor’s fund or for themselves and all the other people in the industry who are out of work. we’re all struggling right now, but if you are in a position to, please consider donating to these charities.