Other than winning the Tiptree and Aurealis, Rupetta by Nike Sulway has received little attention. The original print run came out of a specialty press from the United Kingdom. A paperback edition came after the Tiptree award, but it still hasn’t received the same publicity as other, less ambitious speculative fiction novels of last year. I find this to be a shame, because I find it to be one of the most interesting releases of last year, a speculative fiction novel that’s as ambitious as Left Hand of Darkness or Lathe of Heaven.Read more
Another week done, another PR disaster for the NFL.
This one came in the middle of Monday Night Football, after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah returned an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah is a practicing Muslim — he even skipped an entire football season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca — and prostrated himself in the end zone in prayer. The result? A 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration.
Yet Tebow never got penalized for kneeling and praying and practicing his religion.
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What if we lived in a society like divergent, but instead of being separated by personality and morals we were separated by sexuality?
So bisexuals would live in one part of town and ware purple, pink, and blue & pansexuals live in another part of town and ware pink, yellow, and blue for example.
And then you’d have the freedom fighters who would recognize that the strict classification of human sexuality into separate castes or tribes is the construction of an oppressive system.
Please watch this video of a corgi on carousel and never be sad again.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO
the world is a beautiful place after all
god bless this meatball
Corgi on a carousel is the most adorable- hold up!
That’s “Fångad av en Stormvind” XD
I said I don’t know any other word that does that, and then I said that we needed to call our experiences out and show them for what they are.
I didn’t know any other word that does that. But today it’s clear as can be that the word that I was using– bisexual– was woefully insufficient to describe our bi+ experiences. We are bisexualised. Whatever our own experiences of our romantic/sexual orientations– if we are attracted to more than one gender, we are bisexualised. We are forced into a binary. That binary is, whether we like it or not, a sexualised one. Our experiences are sexualised: we are forced to deal with sexualised stereotyping and sexualised erasure. Both of these are imposed upon us from outside by a society that refuses to deal with bi+ people as fully realised humans and to acknowledge our attractions and love in anything other than a stereotyped or erasive way.
So, I’m calling on you– the bi+ community, all of you bi and pan and nonmono queer people reading this– let’s start using bisexualised. Let’s use whatever labels we damn well please to describe our own orientations, but to gather as people who have been bisexualised when we need to work together for our recognition, inclusion and dignity.
Because our own identities are useless if we can’t create communities, communities are useless if they erase our identities, and it’s high time that we placed responsibility for our recognition and inclusion on society at large, where it belongs.
From that period of science fiction illustration when everything demanded a Joan Jett.