When I was a kid I saw his HBO special. I watched it so many times I still know most of the words. It was the first time I saw a man dressed feminine, be funny, and not have women as a punch line. He didn’t slump out in front of the stage embarrassed by his clothing, he came out perfectly happy, hoping around, and didn’t do some silly feminine voice for laughs, he just used his voice, he wore his clothes, spoke about social injustice, and he was fucking funny. It was nice to watch a comedian and not be the fucking punch line or a flattened stereotype for laughs.
I’m sorry, but if lesbians can control themselves in a girls only changing room with ass naked woman waltzing around. Then I figure men should be able to control them selves with clothed girls walking down the street. Just a thought.
….You realize, of course, that Hermione Granger lit a teacher on fire when she was eleven, and kept a person alive in a jar for a year when she was fourteen, and studies dark and forbidden magics for kicks, and is one of the brightest and strongest witches of her era. If she came at me, even wandless, I would aparate to Neptune to get away from her.
Hermione Granger also:
punched Draco Malfoy in the nose for being an idiot
purposefully performed a confundus charm on whatshsface WHILE HE WAS FLYING just so Ron would win (omfg that is so fucking dangerous)
literally pulled a fucking Bourne Identity on her parents and managed to set them up in fucking Australia (jesus christ she literally made it so that she NEVER EXISTED wtf that’s so fucking 007)
Convinced the Ministry of Magic to give her an incredibly dangerous and volatile device that allowed her to ALTER TIMELINES COMPLETELY (just because she was so smart, literally, that is the reason, her “potential”)
Has enough basic survival skills and badass magic to literally disappear to the middle of nowhere and flourish AND figure out Voldemort’s plot with Harry
Hermione also figures out not only what Voldemort’s plan is, but generally how to beat it, WAY BEFORE VOLDEMORT EVER DOES. Why? because she is just that much smarter and better at magic than everybody else
in conclusion: Voldemort wishes he could be as awesome as Hermione, that’s why he wants to kill her so bad.
Can we rehave this series with hermione as the protagonist.
do you ever just passionately miss the first series of doctor who but not just because you miss Nine but because you miss the monsters and the simple story lines that were new and so interesting and the companions that didn’t need a magic back story to be special and weren’t just a new puzzle for the doctor to solve they were just ordinary people with ordinary lives and taught (especially the young viewers) that anyone can be a hero i just really miss season one okay
AND ALSO HOW INCREDIBLY INTELLIGENT AND PERCEPTIVE HE IS TO NOTICE AND ASSESS THE DANGER AHEAD OF TIME
ugh my feels for steve rogers
Because he’s so sweet and just GOOD, we forget how ridiculously dangerous Steve actually is. We all ooh and aah over the Winter Soldier and Bucky being a weapon, but he and Steve are essentially the same. The Winter Soldier is nothing but the negative image of Captain America. Steve has EVERY BIT of the capacity to do what Bucky does if not more, he just has the free agency to decide how to use it. And that’s terrifying.
the awesome thing about steve is not his strength, its how he uses it.
It’s not just his strength he uses to such awesome effect. He combines the strength with a hell of a lot of insight and everything he knows about tactics and strategy. Small locked-up spaces? Only got one hand to fight and defend himself with? These guys are his friends or that’s what he thought? Yeah, okay. His mind takes all of that in and processes and then he’s off to the races.
Fuck yeah Steve Rogers.
I will never stop reminding people that this is the same guy who brought books on military history and defense with him to boot camp. He may not have been able to fight when he came there, but he was reading everything he could about strategy and fighting long before he became Captain America.
Sexism - and the word “men” - groups together white men with men of color, cis men with trans men, abled men with disabled men, etc. It means that a a queer trans man of color can oppress a white cishet woman.
Heterosexism - and the word “heterosexual” - groups together cis men, cis women and trans/nonbinary people, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means that heterosexual disabled working class women of color can oppress abled white middle class gay cis men.
Cissexism - and the word “cisgender” - groups together cis women with cis men, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means a cisgender lesbian woman of color can oppress a white trans man. (You know? I bet this is an argument that radscums actually use.)
Ableism - Okay you get the point
Classism - Or so I hope
Ageism - Because this is ridiculous
Why is this ridiculous?
Because this is not how intersectionality works
Each term represents one axis of oppression
No one term can take all axes into account
Nor should it, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to talk about the oppression of any specific group
No one axis of oppression trumps all others
To say that monosexism inherently and necessarily trumps all other axes is to derail the discussion
Is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a white bisexual cis man? Of course not.
But that is not the question
The question is: is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a black bisexual trans woman?
Then take a look at my book, which includes the list, and is about intersectional bisexual politics, with chapters about how monosexism works at intersections between bisexuality and women (including trans women), men (including trans men), trans and nonbinary people, and people of color.
And was written by a bisexual genderqueer disabled person/woman of color.
Then after you acknowledge all that, maybe we can start having a discussion.
[Note: I trust tumblr will ignore this post much like any other that I make about monosexism and monosexual privilege because I guess I’m making too much sense? But - just in case it gets around, know that I may not be following up, as per low spoons. Hate to my ask box will be deleted.]