Yann Tiersen - Comptine D' un Autre Ete
10,087 plays

mspaintadventrues:

my favorite piano piece in the history of piano pieces

It took TWENTY FOUR YEARS but a parent of mine has finally given me “The Talk”.

I am so involved in sex positivity that I’m just fucking laughing so hard on the inside!

bugchat:

the word ‘bisexuality’ is a taboo

it isn’t said on tv. orange is the new black, for example, features a bisexual protagonist who points out the biphobia at one point in assuming she can’t be attracted to multiple genders, but no one Ever says the word and she is ignored and referred to as a straight girl or a lesbian depending on the situation

other bisexual characters later turn out to have been Really Monosexual All Along. or are attractive, promiscuous women with commitment issues

this isn’t a coincidence.

people who are attracted to multiple genders, when asked about it, often describe themselves as “Fluid”. “I’d rather not label it.” “I don’t need to define it.” “It’s just whatever.” as if people are afraid of even implying the b word

this isn’t a coincidence.

the word ‘bisexual’ gets you different reactions in different places. straight people think you’re either faking for attention or a deviant. straight men are afraid of bi men and think bi women are just particularly promiscuous straight girls who want to have threesomes with them

gay men accuse bi men of being in the closet. lesbians accuse bi women of being straight girls going through a phase. and the ones who don’t do either of these things still often assume bisexuals are promiscuous, indecisive, and can’t settle down.

the theme throughout is that bisexually is illegitimate, deceptive, and always a front for something else.

this isn’t a coincidence

people are constantly encouraged to ‘settle down’, to ‘just pick one’, to ‘not be greedy’. abandon bisexuality. you’re really gay. you’re really straight. you’re too young. how can you know you’re bisexual at 16? 18? 20? 25?

this isn’t a coincidence

the word ‘bisexuality’ is constantly, persistently manipulated, by people who aren’t bisexual at all. the meaning twisted on shallow rationale. accused of being transphobic, or of being exclusionary. this has been happening for over 20 years now despite the existence of outspoken trans and/or non-binary bisexuals. whatever they can do to make you not say the word. pick a different one.

this isn’t a coincidence

bisexual people - whether implied or literally, deliberately saying they are bisexual using the word - are constantly rewritten as gay or as straight. gay icon. he was never interested in men. bi actor comes out? headlines say ‘came out as gay’, or articles outright ignore it

it’s never, ever a coincidence. bi erasure is a constant, ongoing thing.

I came across my dash a conversation about “curing autism” for mothers to take a pill so that her child wouldn’t come out autistic, and that it’s “not ableistic, it’s just looking out for the child”, with arguments from autistic people saying, no, that’s actually very ableistic for this reason that reason and another reason.

And it got me thinking.

I mean, I’m not autistic, and what I’m about to compare it to is not nearly the same or equal or anything because I just don’t know how it is to be autistic… but I tried to apply the idea of my mom taking a pill while she was pregnant so that I wouldn’t have the current disabilities that I have today. ….And whether or not I’d actually want this.

If my mom could take a pill so I wouldn’t be dyslexic, would I want that?

What if she took one so I wouldn’t have that speech problem that affects my brain somehow? Would I want that, also?

I mean, if she could take medication so I’d never have clinical depression, aw hell yeah… but depression is more like an ailment while… dyslexia and my speech disorders.. they’re not.

Honestly the question kind of hurts in an existential kind of way. I wouldn’t be me without my dyslexia. And really I wouldn’t mind my dyslexia so terribly much if everyone else was dyslexic. Cause like, reading slowly isn’t the problem, it’s other people being frustrated and impatient with me. It’s people expecting me to easily breeze through a story they wrote, it’s people spell-checking others in youtube comments and dismissing everything that person said because they’re an idiot who misspells tons of words, it’s having to spellcheck everything I write in this tumblr post because my intelligence’s reputation depends on it. It’s because people get mocked for not reading more books, as if books are the sole key to getting smarter and only the most sophisticated of intelligent hipsters individuals read books anymore. It’s that you finish your exam twenty minutes after every one else, and you even rushed through it as fast as you could, making tons of mistakes because everyone is staring at the one person keeping them from being able to speak. It’s people laughing, making fun of people, and reblogging posts about that one person in class who volunteers to read in English class and then stumbles over words and If You Can’t Read Don’t Raise Your Hand, because of just how much dyslexic people inconveniences you and make your life harder.

Dyslexia, yeah it kind of sucks but… The actual dyslexic part of the disability isn’t really a problem, as much as it’s the world around the dyslexia….

And my speech, well.. Yeah I mean, I guess my life would just be a million times easier if I could talk, but… I don’t actually think I’d have gotten so hardcore into art if I could speak so…. It’s like…. How do you decide if you’d rather have been cured before you were born?

It kind of hurts to think about, because I’m Me right now.

stilettomaniac:

pancakestein:

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

I don’t think I can ever not reblog this! lol

this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

Friendly reminder that bad social justice is a vicious cancer on basic humanity.

this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

Friendly reminder that bad social justice is a vicious cancer on basic humanity.