We don’t need to justify ourselves to anyone. We don’t need a reason to be queer. Maybe we were born this way, maybe we weren’t. Maybe sexuality is fluid for some people and not for others. It’s totally irrelevant either way. The message we need to send to heterosexists is not that our sexuality was foisted upon us and that they should be “tolerant” and “understanding”. The message is: our sexuality is perfectly valid and none of your business, we offer you no excuses, and we are never going away.
Apparently on tumblr you aren’t aloud to be straight haha woah
You’re allowed to be straight
You’re not allowed to use homophobic slurs if you’re straight
You’re not allowed to make the LGBT* movement all about “being nice to straight allies”
That’s it really
So I’m not allowed to say ‘That’s gay’?
That’s pretty gay.
If you’re straight? No. It’s not your place to try and reclaim words with negative connotations.
"im not homophobic it’s a children’s series" translated is:
"im not homophobic i just think children, including queer ones themselves, should not be exposed to queer characters bc of those characters queerness, which implies i think there’s something wrong/bad about being queer”
im sorry what about that isnt homophobic/queerphobic as fuck???
Full-Time Sexist, Misogynistic, Libertarian Jerk Has Side Gig as Business Insider CTO
Meet Pax Dickinson. He’s the Chief Technology Officer at Business Insider, a fast growing tech news website. The CTO is a pretty high-level position. They are pretty much responsible for the technology side of a business.
Along with being the CTO of a large web company, Pax Dickinson just happens to also be a mega sexist asshole.
No, scratch that. Pax Dickinson is a mega sexist asshole, who just happens to be the CTO of a large web company.
Cool shades, tech bro.
At first glance, Pax Dickinson just seems to be your classic straight white male brogrammer. Perhaps he’s casually sexist; come on lighten up and take a joke, ladies; and believes that there is absolutely no gender problem in the tech world. It’s not his fault girls are into girly things and don’t have an interest in learning manly code.
It seems like sometime in the past 24 hours, Pax Dickinson discovered the online outrage over Titstare dot com, the app that was presented at TechCrunch Disrupt yesterday that encourages man to take creepshots of themselves staring at tits. Pax Dickinson did not take kindly to the claims that this app, which he has no connection to whatsoever and one could assume it’s sort of odd someone with no vested interest in the damn thing would take to heart such claims, was sexist and misogynistic.
Look at the grown man say thinks such as it’s OK to “not take a woman seriously” and “enjoy boobies.”
As you can imagine, the rant of a sexist madmen who holds a high position at a growing web company in an industry that runs rampant with misogyny caught the attention of many people on Twitter.
So, while Pax Dickinson was busy being an Internet tough guy, my fingers went ahead and looked through Pax Dickinson’s 4 year plus Twitter history. I thought, there is no way this guy who says acts of sexism and misogyny are not, in fact, acts of sexism and misogyny would actually partake in even more blatant acts of sexism and misogyny. There is NO WAY.
Ooo, look! He’s homophobic and classist too!
Now, you may have seen some of these tweets on Valleywag or on Twitter. But, come on, that’s it? WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER, PEOPLE. Deep, deep into the history of one Pax Dickinson’s Twitter history. And when you do, you find this…
P.S. As you can see from this tweet, and to no surprise whatsoever, our sexist tech bro Pax Dickinson, is also a freedom and liberty (for privileged straight white males) libertarian.
This tweet is especially funny juxtaposed with his tweet about starting a family on minimum wage. The libertarian mind doth not think very much.
As you read this next tweet, remember Pax Dickinson is a CTO at a tech company and the tech industry certainly does not have a gender problem…
And while Business Insider doesn’t seem to care that Pax Dickinson says these things as the CTO of their company, I leave you with this…
Pax Dickinson, perhaps realizing he went too far, followed that tweet with this…
Pax Dickinson: CTO of Businesser Insider, tech bro, and proof that libertarianism is a scourge.
WOW WHAT A GRADE-A ASSHOLE.
2013 Australian Elections
- Tony Abbott: What the housewives of australia need to understand - as they do the ironing - is that if they get it done commercially, it's going to go up in price
- Tony Abbott: I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons
- Tony Abbott: Jesus didn't say yes to everyone, jesus knew there was a place for everything and it's not necessarily everyone's (asylum seekers and refugees) place to come to Australia
- Tony Abbott: Same sex marriage? i'm not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment
- Tony Abbott: I won't be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated against cervical cancer
- Tony Abbott: If we're honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband: not withstanding his or her faults you'll find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss, but at least he's employing someone while he is in fact a boss
- Tony Abbott: Abortion is the easy way out. It's hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exist from awkward situations
- Tony Abbott: There may not be a great job for indigenous people, but whatever it is they just have to do it - and if it's picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done
- Australians: Let's make him prime minister
it’s pretty upsetting how many white people are unaware that it was actually white imperialism that crushed lqbtq* folk’s rights and expression in poc countries
i see white lgbtq* folk going on and on about how poc cultures are heterosexist/cissexist etc and the worst thing is they don’t even KNOW that it was their own culture that created that mess
whiteness requires you ignore the various genocides that purchased your privileges. marginalized white folks are particularly good at ignoring.
THIS IS IMPORTANT. CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW THE REASON HOMOSEXUALITY IS ILLEGAL WHERE I WAS BORN TRACES BACK TO MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY’S INFLUENCE VIA TRADE WITH CHINA
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT BEFORE PEOPLE START GOING ALL WHITE SAVIOR AND FUCKING ‘WE NEED TO CAMPAIGN TO STOP THESE ATROCITIES BECAUSE ~HUMAN RIGHTS~’
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE UN BEING FOUNDED ON A EUROPEAN CONCEPT OF NATION-STATES POLICING EACH OTHER AND WHAT WE CALL HUMAN RIGHTS LARGELY STEMMING FROM A VERY WESTERN VIEW OF THE WORLD
[text reads: “hating on people for shipping things is like homophobia because you can’t choose who you ship” <3]
Like GLBT people, straight allies will find that coming out is not a one-time event, but rather a lifelong journey.
Every time I see an HRC bumper sticker I want to punch my fist through a car window.
This is an actual page. Also, everything that shows up when you google “coming out as straight” is absolutely disappointing.
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Well, here’s the deal, anon. The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian group, and they impose those beliefs on the people that they employ and the communities they serve. Here are a few examples:
They are so opposed to LGBT rights that they have lobbied multiple times for exemptions from Federal and Local anti-discrimination laws, and threatened to withdraw their services.
They refused to provide shelter to a homeless gay couple, unless they broke up and renounced their homosexuality.
They refused to provide a transgender woman with shelter that was congruent with her gender presentation, instead insisting she house with men. She chose instead to sleep on the sidewalk and died from the cold.
Speaking of gender, there was also this charming incident where one of their hostels refused to open the door for a 17-year-old victim who had just been brutally raped (or even call the police for her) because that particular hostel had a strict “men only” policy.
Children who can’t prove their immigration status are turned away.
The organization also disposes of any Harry Potter or Twilight related donations (rather than giving them to other charities), because they claim the toys are “incompatible with the charity’s Christian beliefs”.
During the Bush Administration (thanks to ‘faith-based initiatives’) they fired about 20 long-time employees (Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Gay), simply for refusing to sign the organization’s statement of Christian belief.
So, that—in a nutshell—is what’s wrong with it.
i will never stop spreading the word about how fucking shady the salvation army is
think twice before you donate to the bell-ringers in your local mall this holiday season … i am planning on starting a dialogue with the ones that are set to station themselves outside the store i work in
also one time i volunteered with the salvation army around christmas time being an “elf” and helping parents pick out free donated toys for their kids
which was all well and good until they ESCORTED TWO MEN OUT OF THE BUILDING BECAUSE THEY “LOOKED GAY”
this was a first-hand eyewitness account and i should have left then and there, but seeing as i needed to take the bus back to school…
And this is why I starting to donate to other charities around Christmas.
No more red buckets for me.
and theres also how in Australia they have teared apart native aboriginal communities to “christianize” them and make them part of capitalist western society, up until the late 60’s they assisted with the taking of aboriginal children from their families in the stolen generation and put the children into missions where they would follow strict pattern of work and christian education