I wish I went to TV highschool where u get to show up ridiculously overdressed and the classes only last 45 seconds before the bell rings and u get 10 minutes of passing time in which to have deep heart-to-hearts with your friends
fella to my left…honeys on my right…folks who don’t fit into the gender binary levitate above me in cool poses…
someone sent me a question a while back about the arguments around including the asterisk after trans and for some reason tumblr won’t let me answer it so
- some non-binary people feel like it clarifies that they are being included
- it apparently emerged from an attempt to compromise with hbsers; ie, there are REAL transgender people, and then there’s the “trans* umbrella”, which is often defined so broadly that it includes cis crossdressers alongside non-binary trans people. afaik hbsers aren’t happy with this anyway but i have definitely seen the argument that “well, it’s okay to call yourself trans*, just don’t call yourself transgender” before
- some people feel like it force-teams a really broad group to the detriment of trans women (i’ve seen varying opinions on this so i don’t want to make a definitive statement as a dfab person, but generally the asterisk does seem much more popular with dfab people to the point of kind of being associated with a particularly dfab notion of non-binariness, possibly because a lot of non-binary dmab people also claim trans women identities? i’m a bad person to ask on this point but there were a couple excellent posts about this by trans women circulating recently)
- like i said above, it’s often used to include people who… aren’t trans, which renders it pretty meaningless in terms of talking about trans experiences
- cis people and dfab trans people sometimes use it inappropriately in a way that has the potential to degender trans women, eg trans*women, trans*misogyny, transwomen* (no, really)
- cis people will often actually CORRECT trans people who don’t use the asterisk as a way to show how gender-savvy they are, which is hilarious
- clueless cis people use “trans*” to be exactly as exclusive of non-binary people as “trans”; eg, i recently got a message asking me if i was “a mtf or ftm trans*”
- just generally it seems to be mostly superfluous at best and transmisogynist at worst and the fact that it has become such prominent feature in discourse about gender when most of the people who use it don’t actually know why they’re using it is suspect to me
George Zimmerman was arrested today for “felony aggravated assault with a weapon, misdemeanor battery-domestic violence and criminal mischief.”
Let me be REALLY clear here: I am white, and I am a woman. I am not, in any way, shape, or form, saying that domestic violence isn’t a massive fucking problem. I am not saying that Samantha Scheibe wasn’t absolutely right to fear for her life, call the police, and press charges. I am 100% on Samantha Scheibe’s side—but the point I am making is not about her.
This is a man who, as I’m sure you can all *recite* by now, saw a black teenage boy named Trayvon Martin walking down the street, at which point Zimmerman followed Martin in his car, called the police, stopped his car and got out, taking his loaded gun with him, to follow Martin, and shot him to death. Martin was walking home from the store with Skittles and an iced tea.
Shot him to death. Police couldn’t give a shit. They let him go. You all know the rest of the disgusting story, racist story.
The guy points a gun at a white woman? He’s arrested, booked, and held without bail.
C’mon, FOX News, hold another fundraiser for the guy’s legal expenses!
I DARE YOU.
straight people can talk about their love interests, crushes and general straightness until the cows come home on tv and in films and books but the second a character mentions that they’re not straight it’s “ugh why are they reducing them to their sexuality they’re not defined by their sexuality it’s not even relevant there’s enough hints without actually having to have them mention it why are you trying to shoehorn it in”
"That’s a lot of queer characters for one series."
I know, it’s almost like queer people hang out with each other because they understand each other’s struggles and find it easier to trust that other queer people won’t judge them.
so for my Sociology Reseach Methods class, we’ve been working on our own individual research projects all semester long, where we got to pick our own topic, and I decided that I wanted to take a look at trans* issues and how they may relate to a high school setting.
and now comes the moment of truth—the survey. I need as many people as possible to fill out this survey so I can gather my results! it’s short, only 9 questions long, and really easy to fill out. all participants will remain anonymous, of course, so please answer honestly!
my “target” audience would be high school students or relatively recent high school graduates who live in the united states (sorry foreign friends, can’t have too many variables!) of any gender identity (including cis!)
and if you could reblog this to signal boost it a little, that would be really awesome! thank you so much! <3
Re-do of this
So! After a few hours of sweating over excel worksheets (don’t judge me, excel has never been my thing), I’ve finally managed to get together enough stats to make a proper post!
Statistics cover from 1x01 to 5x03.
When a character is marked as singing a “song” rather than a solo or duet, this could mean that they’re singing lead, or a couple of lines, or are just backing up a group number; it also accounts for solos and duets. So long as they sing, I’m counting them.
Some interesting points:
- Blaine Anderson is the only character who has sung in every single episode of one season (Season 4). Surprisingly, there has been at least one episode each season in which Rachel Berry did not sing (season 1, Acafellas; season 2, Night of Neglect; season 3, The Spanish Teacher; multiple in season 4).
- However, Rachel is the character who has sung the most episodes in a row over two seasons (from 1x04 to 2x16, a total of 35 episodes in a row, trumping Blaine’s 27 from 3x21 to 5x03).
- Another interesting thing to consider when looking at these statistics is the number of songs, number of solos and number of duets related to how much plot each character has on the show. For example, Artie is the character with the second highest number of songs total, but has had less than half (subjectively) the amount of plot Rachel has been given.
- As a matter of fact, Artie is the only character to have appeared in every single episode of Glee so far.
my kneejerk reaction here is to scoff but this is actually a damn good apology and it’s cool to see
dang like did he finally hit his epiphany? will he actually become a respectable person? this is exciting
nature is incredible
interesting. lets see if he lives up to it
omg i legit never thought this would happen
fckh8 actually said pansexuality is a word tumblr made up
the idea of people having to be ‘useful’ is just so gross, like people do not exist to be used
having to produce something and have a use is a capitalist ideal and not an intrinsic part of humanity
just by being alive you are human and you are worth something and you can never be useless