“‘Level of professionalism’? What professionalism? You mean the professionalism where she got famous by singing a song that sexualises queer women by portraying them as only dating other women for the pleasure of straight men? The professionalism where she followed that up with a single that encourages sissyphobia and stereotyping of gay men? Or the professionalism where she found a photo of a naked trans man and mocked him on her twitter?”
What an absolute bunch of shit. out of the 5000 reblogs i thought someone would’ve pointed out how hard another member of this talentless band needs to be punched for talking this sort of crap. if anyone’s up for disputising his side, my ask box is open babes, but you’re always gonna be wrong if you’re applauding him for spouting this exaggerated, twisted bullshit. oh and if it wasn’t mikey way, then i’ll discount the punching another member of this band line, but all the other stuff still applies to the person who actually said this.
Hi, “the person who actually said this” here. Do you have something to say about my, as you put it, “absolute bunch of shit”?
I’d like to see you, as you put it “disputise” (which, last time I checked, isn’t actually a word, just so you know) anything about this quote, because it’s entirely true.
Ur So Gay works on the stereotype of gay men as desexed, overly feminine beings; as “less-than-men”; as utter caricatures of real people who are there only for use as shopping buddies or as an insult to ourheterosexual boyfriends.
I Kissed A Girl, though at the opposite end of the spectrum, is just as bad - presenting lesbian women as overly sexual beings; something there to impress and entertain heterosexual men and for heterosexual women to play with whenever they feel a little daring. And it’s just as startling of a one-dimensional portrayal as her picture of homosexual men.
And you know what? Katy Perry has built her fortune on a mass media that sexualises queer women (and de-sexualises queer men) so they can use them as a marketing ploy. Katy Perry plays right into that. And the worst part is, she does it whilst painting herself as some sort of LGBT role-model.
Not to mention the bullshit involving her and that photo of a trans man. Andyes, it happened. I was one of the many, many people commenting on the photo, telling her that her transphobia was disgusting. She’s just like every other celebrity who claims to care about LGBT rights because they have Gay Friends™ without actually giving a damn about actual, real-life gay people, letalone the rest of the queer community.
Seriously, sweetheart, you want to dispute this? Come at me. Give me your best fucking shot, because somehow I think it’s you who is “always gonna be wrong”.
MIKEY JAMES APPRECIATION LIFE.
(Yeah, it was Mikey James who said that originally, not Mikey Way from My Chemical Romance hahaha)
“Later she sat on the ground in the forest between school and home, and spring was so bright and beautiful, the warm air touched her so tenderly, she could almost feel herself changing into a flower. Her light dress felt like petals.
“I love everything,” she heard herself say.”—William Steig, The Amazing Bone (via iwriterudewords)
“The world is not full of Attractive People and Unattractive People. It’s full of people who are attractive to some and not to others. I hear from trolls all the time who complain that they don’t want to be “forced” to find nasty, ugly fat women attractive–which utterly baffles me, since the last thing I want to do is encourage fat-hating dicks to date fat women. You don’t find fat people attractive? Fabulous. Don’t date them. I will find a way to pick myself up and move on without your love. But to assume your lack of sexual interest in fat chicks must be universal–or that the mere existence of self-confident fat people having healthy relationships somehow “forces” you to find fat attractive–is the height of fucking narcissism.”—
I see a lot of people whose mindset is “The more I want to fuck you, the more respect I give you.” So to them, asking to be respected IS asking them to find you attractive. Whether fat is attractive or not is not the issue. Folks need to use their brains instead of their genitals when determining the worth of someone.
Yes! also the idea that attraction = sexual attraction only is very exclusive and erasing, that it’s only “half-way” if you’re attracted romantically to someone. It’s absurd. For some it’s either, none, both, some combination, sometimes it changes. Rigid models of attraction are unhelpful and oppressive.
A rape culture is a culture of intimidation. It keeps women afraid of being attacked and so it keeps women confined in the range of their behavior. That fear makes a women censor her behavior - her speech, her way of dressing, her actions. It undermines her confidence in her ability to be independent. The necessity to be mindful of one’s behavior at all times is far more than annoying. Women’s lives are unnecessarily constricted.
As a society, this one issue hampers the best efforts of half our population. It costs us heavily in lost initiative and in emotional energy stolen from other, more creative thoughts.
Emilie Buchwald, “Raising Girls for the 21st Century” in Transforming a Rape Culture, ed. by E. Buchewald, P. Fletcher and M. Roth, Milkweed Editions, 1993.
“A curtain is dropped once the sun disappears. I love a night of its own colors, where green becomes myrtle, blue becomes violet, and crimson, a maroon. But most of all, I love a night where the moon is the absolute white, like the course sail of a grand ship, and, I love watching it steer, like an infernal comet, into a sea of stars.”—Forever Bedlam: 78. (via mirroir)