[T]he politics I advocate—a frank embrace of queer sex in all its apparent indignity, together with a frank challenge to the damaging hierarchies of respectability—can result in neither assimilation nor separatism if carried through consistently. Against assimilation, one could insist that the dominant culture assimilate to queer culture, not the other way around. Straight culture has already learned much from queers, and it shouldn’t stop now. In particular, it needs to learn a new standard of dignity, and it won’t do this as long as gay people think that their “acceptance” needs to be won on the terms of straight culture’s politics of shame.
Does this position result in separatism? Quite the contrary. Were we to recognize the diversity of what we call sexuality with the kind of empathic realism in which many queers are unsurpassed, the result would not be separatism, and could not be, because it would give us no view of who “we” are apart from the fact that there are a lot of nonnormative sexualities in the world. This possibility has been voiced by queer writers of the past, from Walt Whitman through Jean Genet, and by contemporary critics as different as Pat[rick] Califia and Eve Sedgwick—who are neither separatists nor assimilationists. The frank refusal to repudiate sex or the undignified people who have it, which I see as the tacit or explicit ethos in countless scenes of queer culture, is the antithesis of identity politics.”
from The Trouble With Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life by Michael Warner (p. 74-75)
Harvard University Press, 2000
"Dick Jokes" is an appropriate title, I think.
*Casually lingers in the past to avoid the realities of the Ew 52*
why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
a relationship will not cure your issues, no matter how hard young adult books and films try to push that notion on us. if you have depression or bipolar or anxiety or whatever, getting into a relationship isn’t going to cure that or make it go away. person with illness + relationship = ill person in a relationship. please don’t put all of your focus on finding someone to fix you, focus on fixing yourself the right way.
Announced Cast of CW’s The Flash
- Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (The Flash)
- Candice Patton as Iris West
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West
- Tom Cavanaugh as Harrison Wells
- John Wesley Shipp (1990s TV Flash) as Unknown
- Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne (Professor Zoom/Reverse Flash)
- Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow (Killer Frost)
- Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon (Vibe)
- Patrick Sabongui as Captain David Singh
Did I ever tell u guys about this business card my mom had because let me tell you
Persephone as a dark and off-putting goddess who worries her mother by hanging out with satyrs and making weird stuff like pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Hades being charmed and intimidated all at once.