"I’m not ashamed to ‘dress like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman."
"I can’t stand “real” men. Masculinity is trash. Go cry in a corner, write in a diary, hug your mom. Please. I’ve felt the painful consequences of this posturing for too long; seen fragile men who never should have been told to be anything else in the first place crack under the weight of our flawed expectations. Let our boys paint. Let them wear skinny jeans and read Ellison. However soft spoken or uncoordinated, leave them be."
Joshua Bennett (via newwavefeminism, sophisticatedinsanity)
True stuff. Plus, I hate when they say real men treat women right. Like really? So what are the majority of these men? All people who identify as men are men. The expectations put on them are unfair, but they don’t suddenly not become men because of something they did or didn’t do.
I feel really cool because I actually follow him on Tumblr. lol
"Remember: gender is not a test. And nobody else gets to say whether or not you pass."
At work, while packing and unpacking boxes like a trained monkey,
I found a box that said “THIS BOX CONTAINS MTF” and I was all, “My GOD, can we at least give her a proper burial?”
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE EPISODE WITH THE ANDROGYNOUS ALIEN WHO WAS ALLOWED TO CHOOSE ITS GENDER WHEN IT CAME OF AGE?
ALL THE BOYS WANTED IT TO BECOME A BOY ALIEN, AND ALL THE GIRLS WANTED IT TO BECOME A GIRL ALIEN, BUT THEN THEY LEARNED THAT THEY WERE BEING HURTFUL BY PRESSURING, SO THEY DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE ALIEN’S DECISION NO MATTER WHAT, BECAUSE IT WASN’T THEIR CHOICE, AND IN THE END THE ALIEN DIDN’T TELL ANYONE? BECAUSE IT WASN’T ANYONE’S BUSINESS?
AND IT WAS ALL PRETTY MUCH THE MOST GROUNDBREAKING NEWS TO ME AS A CHILD?
OH MY GOD I REMEMBER THAT EPISODE AND NOW I REALIZE HOW DAMN PROFOUND IT WAS.
(Source: , via queercred)