MY ANACONDA DONT
Japanese kids’ fashion from the 1950s.
This is such an important thing to say, though.
A lot of people are acknowledging this as a very powerful sound bite, but take a minute to really consider the context of this.
Every time you misgender a trans person, you are putting their lives in danger.
You aren’t just hurting our feelings - and there is nothing “just” about hurt feelings for people prone to suicide - you risk outing us to people we may not want to be outed to.
It opens us up to harassment, discrimination, and even assault. We could lose our jobs, our families, and our livelihood.
Every time you intentionally misgender a trans person, you tell us that you consider us to be less than animals.
""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///
(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)
And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde
And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such
So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.
Boom de yada
Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”
Holy shit these are all just beautiful people!This is so important!
the point that making POC with blue eyes/blond hair is “bad” is because the majority DON’T look like that. Obviously people think brown eyes and dark hair is boring.
when something you blacklisted shows up on your dash anyway
"whats your sexuality?" "money"
the fact that the song ‘macho man’ is still played on the radio is honestly the most mind blowing thing about our culture
the history behind ‘ymca’ was that gay men used to hang out in ymca gyms a lot, because it was a place where poor and homeless young men could work out (again, being ripped was super In with gay men at the time) and incidentally see half-naked dudes everywhere, and the locker rooms were acknowledged as the place you’d get hooked up with as many drugs as you could snort and as much dick as you could suck. now we play it at children’s birthday parties and every 9 year old in america has a vague idea of how to flap their arms in the shape of the letters
i’m dead serious when i say the influence of 70s macho gay culture on the heterosexual mainstream is the most fucking bonkers thing ever