This is the meaningless meanderings of my mind.
If you’re queer and want kids, a career and a house and to serve in the military, have at it. But don’t forget those who helped you achieve all of that, and don’t think for a moment that we’re living in some kind of post-queer Shangri-La where your queerness is no longer important, or that you’re really equal. Whether you like it or not (or acknowledge it or not), there are too many people around the world — from Russia to Uganda to Mississippi — who will testify otherwise (if they’re not too afraid to open their mouths for fear of being attacked or killed, that is).
What’s more, our queerness is what makes us special. You, by your very existence as a queer person, exist in opposition to what governments and religions and cultures have told us is necessary and desirable and true. Even if you choose not to believe it or behold it, being queer is a calling to lead each other and everyone else toward a better future — not one where our sexualities and our gender presentations and our sex lives evaporate or are erased or don’t matter, but one where all of it matters, all of it is celebrated exactly as we discover it or dream it or make it so.Why I Never Want To Be Just Like Straight People (And Why You Shouldn’t Either) | Noah Michelson for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)
So how does this translate into real life? Women spend a lot of time and energy trying to please men. We learn early on that we are being looked at – that we are to be looked at. That we are performers. It took years before I actually started enjoying sex. YEARS. I think what I enjoyed most about sex, when I was younger, was the feeling of being desired. The actual sex part was super boring for the first while.We learn, as girls and women, that the performance is more important than the actual feeling. Facials, feminism, & performance: On f**king men in a patriarchy (via learnblog)
I dreamed a dream in time gone by, when grades were high and fucks worth giving. I dreamed no test would make me cry, I dreamed that curves would be forgiving. Then I was young and unprepared, and A’s were made and used and wasted. There were no extensions to be begged, no nights unslept, no effort wasted. But the finals come at last, with their laughter soft as thunder, as they tear your grades apart, as they turn your dream to shame.
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
And then you need to add in that healthy food needs more refrigeration and more equipment for preparation.