"John Lennon Syndrome"
A white guy who preaches peace/love/good gender politics but is an abusive asshole to the people he is close to and does not uphold those values in his personal life.
Just because Joan Rivers died does not make her a good person
She was awful to celebrities and harassed them constantly and with no degree of self control (ie. Rhianna)
Do not forget her remarks on Palestine. Do not forget all the horrible things she tweeted at Rhianna and hundreds of other celebrities. Do not forget that she became famous by abusing others.
"making fun of joan rivers’ death is disrespectful"
You simply need to tell your daughters not to be like Jennifer Lawrence.
Tell them not to be beautiful, because then it’s inevitable that strangers will think of you as nothing but a meatsack.
Tell them not to be intelligent. Maths, sciences, arts, humanities – being clever is useless if you’re still female underneath.
Tell your daughters there is no point in being an Oscar winner. To achieve success in your chosen trade or profession, and to be recognised for it, cannot cure the disability of your sex.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful, moral, bright, pleasant or useful you are. If you are female, you will have trouble every day of your life.
After all, it would be too much to expect the handful of men responsible for it to behave better, be arrested, or be the least bit sorry.
So, assuming I’m feeling better soon, regular posts should start up again on Sunday. But in the meantime, I wanted to answer this ask because I think it’s important. Basically…
1. I’m a big believer in reclaiming the things the heteropatriarchy uses to marginalise us. I mean, that’s part of why I made this blog in the first place.
2. My personal politics tend to be more similar to the radical queer movement than mainstream LGBT politics.
3. It’s also my personal identity. I mean, I also identify as bisexual and pansexual, but queer just fits me better. Without getting too purple with my prose, queer identity feels like home for me. Mind, that’s just my personal feeling. I’m not suggesting that should be true for everyone.
4. Aside from the fact that it is still used as a slur, it’s actually quite a good umbrella term. This is especially true for characters who are in period pieces where the concept of sexual identity (as an identity) doesn’t really exist (i.e. Micheletto in the Borgias).
I understand not everyone is comfortable with that term, though. And I’m not going to argue with someone who says something like, “Oh Micheletto isn’t queer; he’s multisexual.” Like, I understand why some folks are adverse to the word queer. But it is a word I use and a word I’ll continue to use.