Professionalism is a funny term, because it masquerades as neutral despite being loaded with immense oppression. As a concept, professionalism is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, imperialist and so much more — and yet people act like professionalism is non-political. Bosses across the country constantly tell their employees to ‘act professionally’ without a second thought. Wear a garment that represents your non-Western culture to work? Your boss may tell you it’s unprofessional. Wear your hair in braids or dreadlocks instead of straightened? That’s probably unprofessional too. Wear shoes that are slightly scuffed because you can’t yet afford new ones? People may not think you’re being professional either.
i want to see more queer kids in childrens media i want to crush the idea that you have to be of a certain age before you’re allowed to know who you are
I don’t, but, before you freak, this is why:
Kids aren’t sexual. Not purposefully or with any knowledge.
They have so grasp of sexuality (their own or any others) though they have much more outward affection. Attaching sexuality based labels to children is distressing.
being queer is not wholly sexual jfc young children are allowed their straght princes and princesses from when they’re fucking born, assuming that as soon as it is gay it becomes too sexual is gross as fuck and part of the hypersexualisation of queer people
so we can have lions giving each other bedroom eyes but god forbid a princess have a crush on another princess
because every kid who watches cinderella is thinkin about cindy and prince charming getting it on
because every kid asked their parents how rapunzel and flynn rider have sex
because kids turn into furries after watching belle fall in love with the beast
shut your dumb asshole mouth kids can understand liking someone without thinkin about banging them
don’t forget other axes of queerness that are just as fucking ageless
aromantic-spectrum kids and adolescents who can see that a happily ever after can exist without a prince/princess to kiss
trans kids, holy shit trans kids, how many trans adults have spoken about knowing they were trans as kids and feeling so fucking isolated and terrified
queer kids who don’t fit the now-more-normative “it’s okay to be gay!” narrative, who are allowed to learn words for themselves other than “freak” and “broken”
also can i just say that the “kids aren’t sexual” line is often used to excuse the victimization of kids who are, as kids do, discovering sexuality at a rate that’s faster than their peers or simply faster than what society would like to assume happens
often these are queer kids because if you’re aware that you’re different from the start there’s a pretty high chance you’re going to develop ways to articulate and express that difference earlier
this is the kind of bullshit that means that a lot of young people who’ve been insisting they were trans since before adolescence have been forcibly denied access to puberty blockers because they’re “just kids” they don’t have a concept of “sexuality” or of “gender” or they’re going through a “phase”
this is the kind of bullshit that means kids like me who were sexually aware, even just to the point of knowing “how babies are made” really early, often have our victimization and assault justified with “she was precocious” or a more general “his actions were incongruent with the completely sexless people we like to think all children are and therefore he must somehow be at fault here”.
this is the kind of bullshit that means asexual people get a whole lot of rubbish about how they’re probably just “sexually immature” or “slow to develop” because a lack of interest in sex is totally juvenile right
because we should be protecting kids only because they don’t know what sex is or don’t have sexual desire or curiosity, not because they inherently deserve to be protected, right
protect all kids. defend all kids. represent all kids. and that includes the queer ones.
if you see gay people in public don’t fucking take their picture and post it online and talk about how “cute” and “brave” they are don’t fucking do it you might out someone without their permission and put them in danger plus it’s condecending and fetishizing and fucking creepy please just stop it
this goes for disabled people as well, even the outing bit. (there are some environments within which it’s harder for people to tell i’m disabled, and it’s safer for me to maintain that assumption.)
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