i compiled all of poussey’s scenes in S1 for someone, so sharing for all poussey fans out there!
0% of people literally think you are a lesbian because you have short hair, they are trying to offend you and the offense you need to take is in support of actual gay women, not your straight identity
also, to all the bi ladies who don’t pass as straight and get slurs on the daily and are still told they aren’t allowed to reclaim those slurs (esp. the word ‘dyke’), i love you *cuddles*. no matter how much both the straight and gay worlds try to reject you, we know you’re important and your identities are valid and you can reclaim the world, let alone the things people call you.
You do realise that when a girl is called a dyke regardless of sexuality the insult is comparison to LESBIANS. The same way Arabic persons and people of other dark skinned ethnicities who are Muslim are called sand n#ggers doesn’t mean that someone who isn’t Black can reclaim the word n#gger.
So imagine if Arabic people went to Black people and said “we can’t have solidarity with you until we can reclaim the n word” because that is how fucking dumb you sound like seriously I am done with playing nice with this rhetoric because it is fucking ridiculous and entitled as fuck.
Watching the misogynists try to defend the Richard Dawkins BS.
"Well, all he’s saying is some violence is worse!"
Let’s say the subject we’re talking about is stealing. We want to talk about how to stop it. And EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. we attempt to talk about what’s going on, or how to stop it, some people decide to focus on, I dunno, stealing during a complete social breakdown of riots and looting as “being worse”….
such that we NEVER actually get to talk about the situation at hand.
Now. Most sexual assault is perpetrated by acquaintances, ex’s,friends, family, authority figures - people you actually know. Why is it society puts the stranger assault as the #1 thing to fear at all times, even though the real danger is elsewhere?
To protect it.
Now here’s the other half of that disingenuous bullshit -when you have a culture that’s accepting of some harm, it makes greater harm more acceptable and likely. If domestic violence is just a “unfortunate thing, too bad” then you can’t be really too surprised when you also get people getting hospitalized or murdered.
But of course, this logic is the place of someone playing rhetorical word games - what exactly is the point of scaling harm when you’re not even giving a shit about harm reduction? ”I set your arm on fire, but I didn’t set your whole body on fire!” isn’t a meaningful statement if you actually give a shit about not hurting people.
And, whenever someone tries to talk about stopping any harm, you pull out the rare, extreme to derail the conversation, you’re also making sure harm keeps going.
But shit face abusers operate on the at 5 year old child logic, “I’m not touching you! I’m not touching you!” and imagine they’re somehow smart - except it’s full grown adults advocating violence.
"Prison is not a place for everyone. Some guys really couldn’t take it. There was one guy who was crying every single day. If you aren’t prepared to serve the punishment, then you better not commit the crime. I went in for beating a guy up. He was molesting a girl. But we hurt him pretty badly. Maybe we went too far."