“The homophobes do not stop hating us when we go mainstream. Even if every single gay man and lesbian in America was in a long-term, monogamous, committed relationship; had eighteen children; never read anything racier than the Bible Digest and Pork Belly Futures Quarterly; voted Republican; and was enlisted in the army, they would still want to push us into the ocean. The politics of appeasement simply doesn’t work.”—
Pat Califia, introduction to Doing it for Daddy, from 1994 and still so true. (via ecrivaine)
Was trying to explain this to a trans woman friend who was trying to tell me that all us queer folks need to “clean up our image” in order for people to like us. Sadly, I’ve no idea if I got through or not. :/ Just, ugh, why do people think that appeasement is even worth trying? I don’t get it.
It’s bad enough when it’s straight/cis people saying stuff like “I’m perfectly fine with them, I just don’t see why they have to shove it in our faces” or “They need to tone it down if they want to be taken seriously” but somehow it’s worse when it’s other queer people. :(
I always say I'm a Slytherclaw! This validates me :)
Your result for The Sorting Hat Test…
You scored 50% Order/Chaos, and 42% Moral/Rational
Rationality with an orderly/chaotic split. What you strongly know is that you try to be rational, objective, and like to consider things as shades of gray. On order, you see the value of rules and organization but equally can become impatient and advocate a rather loose system. Your strengths arise from your ability to consider both radicals and straightlaced authority objectively; however, it can turn on you when others feel betrayed by the fact that there are few you support unconditionally and consistently.
The 4-grid I used to determine this is as follows: ChaoticOrderlyMoral Gryffindor Hufflepuff Rational Slytherin Ravenclaw