things i learned in ancient greek art today:
- Achilles had a gay lover
- Zeus had a boy toy that he thought was pretty so he snatched him up and made him into his wine bitch and kept him under his throne on olympus always
- there was a woman who wanted to be a man so Poseidon changed her sex and then made him impervious to metal weapons to boot
- They made Aphrodite marry a lame and ugly guy and to retaliate she slept with everyone, but mostly Ares.
sounds like high school
a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms
i would say more about it but
im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so
In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…
"It’s death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. And with an accumulation of those experiences, women tend to walk with their feet."
HAPPENING NOW (9.26.14): And in an instant, mayhem. The police attacked protesters without warning or clear provocation, mind you, WHILE the police chief was out chatting/marching with them. More to come tonight. Stay woke. (PT I)
Can we just talk about how useful this is but also how happy that dog is to be teaching us something. Look at that tail wag. Thank you puppy.
When one of my family members asks why I don’t have a boyfriend
We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.
Now add Black to it,
And think about how white people are the ones in the hiring positions,
And white people never look at us or interact with us for longer than they absolutely HAVE to,
So most of us are automatically marked ‘unattractive’ simply because we’re Black,
Aaaaaand you end up with a Black unemployment rate that’s over DOUBLE that of the rest of the country,
EVEN DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.
Now don’t be black AND unattractive AND fat.