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There is truth to stereotypes, but this does not mean that somebody should feel pressured to follow one because it’s what society says they should do. A christian gay does not have to become agnostic. A femme does not have to become butch just to be seen as a lesbian (an issue known as Femme Invisibility). A masculine straight girl should not have to prove that she is straight by becoming feminine!
Stereotypes are not a tool for you to find out somebody’s sexuality or gender identity.
Um. Your first example is total BS. A dude calling a straight girl a dyke because he thinks she’s a lesbian hurts lesbians a lot more than it hurts the straight girl. And the straight girl being offended at being mistaken for a lesbian hurts lesbians too.
And wrt to your second example: society (which, is sadly not led by lesbians, let alone butch lesbians) does not pressure women to appear unfeminine, which is why butch lesbians are treated terribly. And although within the lesbian community there may be some stigma against femmes, this is a reasonable reaction considering how poorly butches are treated outside of the community (and I’ll buy “femme invisibility” when feminine lesbians are not the only kind of lesbians who get any real representation in the media - and I’m speaking as a feminine lesbian).Agreed. I’ll only buy into the “femmephobia” mantra found on tumblr when I see nearly ubiquitous, *positive* representations of butch lesbians— especially butch lesbians of Color and “third-world”/Global South butch lesbians— in the media, entertainment and fashion industries. Lesbians are only “acceptable” so long as they’re feminine, thin (white/Western) and physically pleasing to hetero males and provide them with porno-fodder.
Friend shared on fb so I thought I would re-share. This quote popped up in my newsfeed at perfect timing, this is all I was actually thinking about. Love bell hooks.
De personas como él carece el mundo.
muy poca gente sabe que “El chavo” es la mejor visión y critica social que se ha hecho en la historia de la televisión (Por lo menos hispana)
Spanish militia-women during the Spanish civil war 1936 FMLN guerrilas in El Salvador !980’s female IRA fighting British troops in northern Ireland 1970’s Mexican rebel Guerrillera in the Mexican Revolution 1910’s
Reblog for artist’s name! Go check out their other stuff y’all.
July 16, 1947 - Birthday of Comrade Assata Shakur, Black freedom fighter and communist revolutionary.
As a member of the Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army, a political prisoner, and now living in exile in socialist Cuba with a $2 million federal bounty on her head, Assata has inspired generations of fighters with her commitment to Black liberation and dedication to revolutionary principles.
When someone tries to insult me by calling me Queer or a hippy or anything that is really not an insult.
Reading - “Assata Shakur: In her own words”