Bates motel is an enjoyable show, particularly if you liked Psycho, but one thing I really enjoy about it one of the main characters has a disability, cystic fibrosis.
The character is not all about her disability, but they do talk about it and not ignore it and she faces challenges because of it. If she wasn’t in the show, there would be plot holes and her character is just as well written as the rest of them. Hats off to the writers.
(trigger warning for sexual assault in the first ep. though).
221cbakerstreet said: Political lesbianism? As in choosing to be a lesbian for political reasons? You can't choose your sexual orientation. Implying that you can opens huge doors for those advocating that lgbt people just "choose to stop being gay" and that horrific things like those "gay cure" camps work.
god your sexual orientation and gender doesn’t have to be an inherent biologically justified inborn thing for it to be valid, and if you think it does you are appealing to the very systems that attack queer and trans people in the first place
having a movement that is only saying “i’m gay and i’m so sorry i can’t change it because it’s inherent” is accepting that queerness is less valid that heterosexuality
this is the problem with liberalism. a biological/scientific explanation isn’t necessary for you to be valid, it’s just an appeal to your oppressors. the only people this really helps are the ones that are thisclose to accessing their own privilege (ie. white cisgays).
it’s better to have a movement that says “you do not have to conform to the heteropatriarchal standards of society, and if you choose not to your choice is a valid and good one”. that is a radical idea, one that ties into dismantling other systems of oppression that compound on the most vulnerable members of the queer community
I used to be married to a woman. Before that I had had a relationship with a man. I then had another relationship with a woman, and I since then have had relationships with men. I still would define myself as bisexual partly because that’s how I feel but also because I think it’s important to — I think sexuality in this country especially is seen as a very black and white thing, and I think we should encourage the gray. You know?
I don’t go around in my life thinking, “Oh, my God, I’m going to have to have sex with a woman soon because I said I was bisexual!” … It’s like saying you’re straight or you’re gay — it’s just what you are, and whatever you’re doing in your life it runs obviously parallel, but it’s kind of secondary to how you are inside. That’s how I’ve always felt, and I still do, even though I’m very happily married to a really amazing man and wish to be so for the rest of my life.
misandryforlyf replied to your post “Ok, given the number of notes I got on the “Should I make a FB page…”
But not including people who are just parents right?
Oh, yeah, I should clarify, anyone is welcome. The page is just primarily for people with epilepsy. It’s aim is to support us and provide resources and community. So of course people who don’t have epilepsy are welcome, but it is more of an “ally” or supporter role.
I hope that makes sense and is appropriately inoffensive.
That’s good. So sick of able-bodied people taking over the space in this epilepsy support group to talk about how hard it is for them. My parents made me well aware I was a burden on them, it’s not really “support” to hear it from you.
This is a Public Service Announcement to let you know that if somebody tells you he or she has epilepsy, DON’T SHINE A STROBE LIGHT IN THAT PERSON’S FACE. There is nothing more cruel you can do.
cruel, yet not uncommon
OMG this bitch once at a party I was like I have epilepsy and she was like oh does that mean this *flicks lights on and off quickly* will set you off? Um you want a seizure like a party trick bitch?
And the whole: “caffeine is a drug” and “alcohol is a drug” blah blah. We’re human beings, we do things to survive, and we do things to feel good too. Feeling proud that you aren’t “on anything and if you were you wouldn’t be yourself” is basically saying you wish people with disabilities should just go suffer if not die and are inferior. Fuck off.