Curves don’t epitomise a woman. Saying, ‘Skinny is ugly’ should be no more acceptable than saying fat is. I find all this stuff a very controlling and effective way of making women obsess over their weight, instead of exploiting their more important attributes, such as intellect, strength and power. We could be getting angry about unequal pay and unequal opportunities, but we’re too busy being told we’re not thin enough or curvy enough. We’re holding ourselves back.

Robyn Lawley, plus-size model  (via cherrypies)

(via thelingerieaddict)

dani-kin:

feminismandflowers:

the thing i wanna know is, is it not power that allows gays and lesbians to exclude bi/pan folks from accessing safe spaces or resources meant for LG(b) people? is that not power? and if it is not, what is it?

none of this is to say that gay and lesbian people are privileged to the same extent as straight people by any means (or that lesbophobia is less severe than sapphobia, or anything even approaching these types of thinking), but i am saying that the only, ONLY LGbt space that i have ever felt comfortable when people know that i am bi and not a lesbian has been a Center that i help to run. it ain’t straight folks who make these spaces unsafe for me, but this feeling of safety does have to do with power dynamics within lgbt communities.

THIS.

When all the leaders of national LGBT orgs are L and G

When 0% of LGBT grants go to bisexual issues, causes, or groups

When most political organizations have no out bisexuals on their boards

When bisexuals are attacked verbally or sometimes even physically at pride parades every year

When LGBT film festivals have no bisexuals movies, only ones where bisexual is used as a slur 

When LGBT book publishers or book fairs have no books with bisexual main characters

When LGBT media watchdog groups only included accurate bisexual definitions two weeks ago

What do you call that besides power and priviledge?  

(via birolesmantic)

feminismandflowers:

the thing i wanna know is, is it not power that allows gays and lesbians to exclude bi/pan folks from accessing safe spaces or resources meant for LG(b) people? is that not power? and if it is not, what is it?

none of this is to say that gay and lesbian people are privileged to the same extent as straight people by any means (or that lesbophobia is less severe than sapphobia, or anything even approaching these types of thinking), but i am saying that the only, ONLY LGbt space that i have ever felt comfortable when people know that i am bi and not a lesbian has been a Center that i help to run. it ain’t straight folks who make these spaces unsafe for me, but this feeling of safety does have to do with power dynamics within lgbt communities.

(via birolesmantic)

birolesmantic:

maiaastor:

Monosexual gay people who claim that bi people can be in heterosexual relationships don’t seem to get how damaging this is:

by categorising all relationships as homosexual or heterosexual, you erase bi/pan/poly people, but you also make sure you are the only mogai people being acknowledged 

so you are basically just saying

"I want my identity to be acknowledged and respected, but I don’t think you deserve the same"

or, even more alarmingly,

"i don’t consider you an identity in your own right"

Also, it erases nonbinary people

anarcho-queer:

Ferguson Police conveniently forgot to publicly release this part of the footage.

It shows Michael Brown paying for the pack of cigars he supposedly stole.

The officer who murdered Michael did not know he was a ‘suspect of a robbery’, so the tape of him ‘stealing’ the cigars have no relation to the killing.

But this footage is important because it proves that the police are trying to justify Mike’s murder by slandering his character.

(via cultureofresistance)

hubbrad:

even under the assumption that there are people who cannot financially/physically/whatever go vegan rn but are still involved in animal rights movements nonetheless, animal rights movements themselves have to be dedicated to veganism

Veganism is not about vegans. Vegans are people with all sorts of good and bad points. But that says nothing about veganism. Vegans are often the messengers of veganism, but don’t confuse the two. Veganism is the understanding that animals value their own lives and bodies, that animals have an interest in continuing their existence and avoiding suffering and that animals have the right to be treated with respect and justice and not to be treated as property. The logic of veganism stands independent of any individual vegan person.

Greg McFarlane (via animalconnectiontx)

(via hubbrad)

Veganism is not about vegans. Vegans are people with all sorts of good and bad points. But that says nothing about veganism. Vegans are often the messengers of veganism, but don’t confuse the two. Veganism is the understanding that animals value their own lives and bodies, that animals have an interest in continuing their existence and avoiding suffering and that animals have the right to be treated with respect and justice and not to be treated as property. The logic of veganism stands independent of any individual vegan person.

Greg McFarlane (via animalconnectiontx)

(via hubbrad)