1. lettersfromtitan:

    oberons-puck:

    brynja-storm:

    thewyrdwain:

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream [x]

    Probably one of the hottest kisses in Shakespeare history

    That was masterfully done, props to the actors.

    That.

    That is an ENTRANCE.

    You don’t understand the depths of my obsession with this.

    (Source: ohdeargodwhy)

  2. thisyoungdevotchka:

    transanalogyhoppip:

    holy fucking shit i’m so sick of seeing this post with the credit taken off it

    it’s a series by Tammy Rae Carland titled Lesbian Beds and deals with representation and intimacy really well and you’re stripping it of that just for your ~aesthetic~ holy fuck

    Tammy Rae Carland speaks about the Lesbian Beds series

    (Source: gaywitches)

  3. tongueturner:

freelgbtqpia:


This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender. The book expands the field well beyond the study of “gay slang” to consider gay dialects (such as Polari in England), early modern discourse on gay practices, and late twentieth-century descriptions of homosexuality. These essays examine the conversational patterns of queer speakers in a wide variety of settings, from women’s friendship groups to university rap groups and electronic mail postings.Taking a global—rather than regional—approach, the contributors herein study the language usage of sexually liminal communities in a variety of linguistic and cultural contexts, such as lesbian speakers of American Sign Language, Japanese gay male couples, Hindi-speaking hijras (eunuchs) in North India, Hausa-speaking 'yan daudu (feminine men) in Nigeria, and French and Yiddish gay groups. The most accessible and diverse collection of its kind, Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality sets a new standard in the study of language’s impact on the construction of sexuality.

[PDF]

I have this~ it’s pretty solid but also very readable if you don’t have a big linguistics background so if you’re interested you should check out the table of contents at least. Other books to investigate if you liked this might be Speaking in Queer Tongues and Gender Articulated 

    tongueturner:

    freelgbtqpia:

    This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender. The book expands the field well beyond the study of “gay slang” to consider gay dialects (such as Polari in England), early modern discourse on gay practices, and late twentieth-century descriptions of homosexuality. These essays examine the conversational patterns of queer speakers in a wide variety of settings, from women’s friendship groups to university rap groups and electronic mail postings.

    Taking a global—rather than regional—approach, the contributors herein study the language usage of sexually liminal communities in a variety of linguistic and cultural contexts, such as lesbian speakers of American Sign Language, Japanese gay male couples, Hindi-speaking hijras (eunuchs) in North India, Hausa-speaking 'yan daudu (feminine men) in Nigeria, and French and Yiddish gay groups. The most accessible and diverse collection of its kind, Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality sets a new standard in the study of language’s impact on the construction of sexuality.

    [PDF]

    I have this~ it’s pretty solid but also very readable if you don’t have a big linguistics background so if you’re interested you should check out the table of contents at least. Other books to investigate if you liked this might be Speaking in Queer Tongues and Gender Articulated 

  4. On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence.

    — 

    -Shakesville: Feminism 101

    via imMEDIAte Justice's fb (their tumblr is sort of dead)

  5. a simplified guide to sexualities

    homosexual: sexually attracted to homer simpson
    pansexual: gets off to various kitchen utensils
    asexual: gets turned on by the first letter of the latin alphabet
    demisexual: sexually attracted to you if and only if your blood is half divine
    bisexual: can only have sex with two people ever. choose wisely
    heterosexual: can only be satisfied by macklemore

  6. srry we’ve been slow on the posting, busy running around taipei eating everything and taking bad selfies. -s

    srry we’ve been slow on the posting, busy running around taipei eating everything and taking bad selfies. -s

  7. 7 New Trans Films You Absolutely Must See →

  8. brownpeopleproblems:

    broadlybrazen:

    bollywood-ishq:

    Imran Khan vs. Homophobia [x]

    a few other responses:

    [asker insists that homosexuality is against Indian culture]

    Imran: “I could show you some pictures that prove otherwise” —[images of classical statuary w/ figures engaging in assorted shenanigans; I couldn’t identify the pieces offhand] — “or I could tell you about the wonderful things that were and still are part of our culture. Things like dowry. And the caste system. Female infanticide. And people who put elaichi in biryani. Seriously, what’s up with that? The whole pod…” [shakes head] “The point is, you don’t need cultural approval in order to live, and love, in peace.”

    [asker says that queer rights just comes down to people being oversexed; I don’t speak Hindi but I’m pretty sure that’s the gist]

    Imran: “…You know what? You’re right. It’s all about sex. It’s not about love, basic human rights, and the right to live in a society without prejudice. It’s just about the boom boom. Cheers, man, and I hope you’re enjoying 1860.”

    The law that states homosexuality is a crime was created when India was colonized. India was very liberal in terms of sexual freedom before the British ruling.
    I don’t love people’s “I love gay people but I’m not gay!” shit but I also don’t dig the “if you care about gay people you must be gay!” So yeah, also the commentary/continuation.

  9. thecsph:

    Sex positivity means many things, but it does not mean that all sex is positive or enjoyable.

    (Source: cannibal-rainbow)

  10. In a study of children aged 2-5, parents interrupted their daughters more than their sons, and fathers were more likely to talk simultaneously with their children than mothers were. Jennifer Coates says: “It seems that fathers try to control conversation more than mothers… and both parents try to control conversation more with daughters than with sons. The implicit message to girls is that they are more interruptible and that their right to speak is less than that of boys.”

    Girls and boys’ differing understanding of when to talk, when to be quiet, what is polite and so on, has a visible impact on the dynamics of the classroom. Just as men dominate the floor in business meetings, academic conferences and so on, so little boys dominate in the classroom - and little girls let them.

    — 

    X  (via albinwonderland)

    Working with children for over a decade, this is something I’ve noticed, actually. And for the majority, the little girls in my class and my co-worker’s classes all sit quietly and listen MUCH better than the boys do. Most boys don’t care to be quiet and sit still. And I don’t think this is an attribute of boys being “rowdier” or more “hyper” - believe me, the girls are JUST as off the wall as the boys if you aren’t telling them not to. It must be a learned behavior, and it must be enforced more with the girls so they know they can’t get away with it. You have no idea how many times in my career I’ve heard “boys will be boys,” and smiling parents as they tell me with a laugh, sorry, their son is “wild” and a “handful” as they introduce him to the class.

    (via voicelikehelvetica)

    And that’s how you do sexism.  That’s how it’s so effectively trained into every single citizen and indoctrinated as normal and right.

    (via waltzy)

    (Source: geviladaheel)