"Umm, how can you be ‘semiaquatic’, you either are aquatic or you’re not. Don’t be greedy."
"So, I get that you’re a monotreme and everything, but do you identify more as a rodent or a bird?"
"Ugh, why do you have to be such a special snowflake. Do you and like three other species need an entire order to describe yourselves that separates you from mammals that birth live young?"
"You needlessly complicate an artificially constructed system of classification. Why don’t you just lose the webbed feet and beak and egg laying ways and become a proper mammal."
"Ha! You may look like you belong to class Aves, but I know for a fact that birds don’t have fur. You’re such a phony."
"Why do you insist on appropriating beaks and webbed feet. Like, you admitted you weren’t a bird, stop incorporating them into your anatomy. All you’re doing is making birds look less legitimate as an order."
also I’m reading an article Laverne Cox linked on Twitter about the phenomenon of ‘fag hags’ and the ways in which gay men mistreat their female friends and I’m just… cringeing… wow this was me at one point, I was this asshole
why doesn’t life have save files, why can’t I just reverse all the times I’ve ever hurt someone and do it again right
my co-worker was talking about her women and gender studies class and my supervisor asked her if there was a lot of male-bashing (my supervisor is a lady, which I think is essential context) and my co-worker said ‘no, not at all’ and I wanted to say ‘oh, that’s a shame’ but coming from me that would probably be inappropriate
I thirst and hunger after righteousness and also after a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme, a warm, soft, flour tortilla filled with seasoned beef, warm nacho cheese sauce, a crunchy tostada shell, reduced-fat sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes and then wrapped up and grilled for maximum portability. Taco Bell®, Live Más
“In the U.S., where ninety-six percent of the reported perpetrators of rape are white, eighty percent of the men in prison for rape are black.”—Joseph Weinberg & Michael Biernbaum, Conversations of Consent: Sexual Intimacy without Sexual Assault (via cocknbull)
we have this saying that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ but I’m not sure a lot of people believe it but it’s true
like can we stop acting like attractiveness is something that exists external to observers and is something that is inherent to people? or that aesthetic value etc. etc. for things including people? or for that matter that value etc. etc. etc.
obviously ‘conventional attractiveness’ is a socially-real thing that influences real-life events and must be accounted for, and something that influences (but does not determine!) what individuals find attractive, but, like other socially-real things with little basis in physical reality, that doesn’t mean we have to buy into it
I want to see fewer movies about ‘two hot people met each other and fell in love’ and more about ‘two people thought each other was hot and fell in love’ (or, well, two or more, but I digress), which may be a subtle distinction but it matters, like in one the narrative tells you that you should think the people involved are hot and in the other the narrative tells you that each person thinks the other is hot and you aren’t implicitly required to agree as part of the suspension of disbelief
and I don’t mean I want stories about ‘two ugly people met each other and fall in love’, although conventionally unattractive people should definitely be given romantic lead roles! but the story doesn’t need to be about how they overcame the obstacles of their ‘objective’ ugliness to find love BEYOND PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS as if those two ‘ugly people’ don’t probably think the other one’s hot as hell, like let’s be real, ‘ugly’ people fall in love and are loved all the time and for most people there’s an aesthetic component to that
I just mean I want bodies to be valued and the people inside to be given full agency independent of their adherence to an ableist, racist, sexist, [edit: how’d I forget cissexist,] fatphobic, classist etc. beauty norm, and I want ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ to be recognized as the true thing it is