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❀⚧陰恨⚢
blessings for an elay woman: imagination, intelligence, endurance

endracismandhomophobia:

gcvsa:

“I don’t care who you are. I don’t care how many LGBT friends you have. I don’t care how many years you’ve been hanging around with gay men and assorted other freaks. I don’t care if you think you’ve established a stake in “the scene” since the 19wheneverdecadeyears. I don’t care how you feel about your right to put on costumes and act silly, or what you think that gives you the right to say about my identity, my experience, my sexuality, or my life. If you’re not a trans woman, then you have NO standing to debate the dignity of trans women. Period. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Cis the fuck down.”

Ugh. Flushing this post down the nearest toilet. 

This is me telling you to go fuck yourself with a cactus.

witchcraft-and-lesbianism asked: Patricia Kennealy-Morrison might not be a transphobe, but she is racist, js.

I have heard this before, I think. I’ve also been looking at fantasy and science fiction as genres and realising how riddled they are with casual racism, particularly in terms of racial stereotypes.

Neoliberalism: The ideology which advances the theory that marketability and transactional maximism are the preeminent duty of each individual market actor. The neoliberal market actor follows an ethos of existing purely to provide the market with input and output, and of increasing to the maximum possible extent the number of market transactions in which they participate. Uncontrolled resource exploitation and consumerism are two common outgrowths of neoliberalism.

Any means of accomplishing these aims are acceptable to the neoliberal market actor, particularly deception via careful control and manipulation of information and image coupled with concerted campaigns to create and inflate brand identity. Because information discipline is critical to achieving the neoliberal ideal, neoliberal market actors seek to commoditise any and all forms of data.

itspartyrehab:

Apple Pie SangriaIngredients & Measurements:
2 bottles (standard size) white wine
5 cups apple cider
2 cup club soda
1 cup caramel vodka
4 apples, chopped
3 pears, chopped
2 cinnamon sticks
Instructions:1. Cut the fruit and place in the bottom of your pitcher or jug2. Combine all of the ingredients except the cinnamon sticks3. Stir, stir, stir4. Let sit overnight (or at least a couple hours)5. Hours before serving, throw in the cinnamon sticks6. Stir, stir, stir7. Serve over ice8. Enjoy!

omg this sounds divine.

itspartyrehab:

Apple Pie Sangria

Ingredients & Measurements:

  • 2 bottles (standard size) white wine
  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 2 cup club soda
  • 1 cup caramel vodka
  • 4 apples, chopped
  • 3 pears, chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Instructions:

1. Cut the fruit and place in the bottom of your pitcher or jug
2. Combine all of the ingredients except the cinnamon sticks
3. Stir, stir, stir
4. Let sit overnight (or at least a couple hours)
5. Hours before serving, throw in the cinnamon sticks
6. Stir, stir, stir
7. Serve over ice
8. Enjoy!

omg this sounds divine.

“There are no “free” markets, because there are no markets in which information is free of control and manipulation by Supply, and without free and complete information, the free choice of Demand is illusory.”

– Gemma Seymour, 15 April 2014

“All rights must derive from an axiomatic equal dignity, or they cannot be properly said to be “rights”, at all. Equal dignity, equal right, equal protection, equal voice, equal opportunity, equal exchange. These are the bases of Justice. Where inherent structural inequality exists, it is the right of the marginalised to seek and receive preventative civic redress to restore Justice.”

– Gemma Seymour, 15 April 2014

I would much rather associate with cis women of color who accept and embrace my womanhood unconditionally than associate with white trans women who cannot see past their whiteness.

 

I would much rather associate with poor cis women of any color who acknowledge without question the validity of my womanhood than associate with trans women of any color who refuse to mitigate their class privilege.

— Gemma Seymour, 11 April 2014

I have almost 440 followers. In the three days since I posted this, it has gotten one note. Right after I posted that, I posted four things about South Asian and Southeast Asian fashions. Two notes between the four posts.

Equal Dignity
Equal Right
Equal Protection
Equal Voice
Equal Exchange
— Gemma Seymour, 11 April 2014

Three days, no notes. Not a single one.

#Patriarchy demands women participate in the fiction that we must be available as reward for any man to “win” us, whatever his aim… #fem2

— Gemma Seymour (@gcvsa)

April 13, 2014

…be it friend, foe, foil, lover, mother, maid, chatelaine, nurse, tutor, trophy, or idol. It is never our choice, always his. #fem2

— Gemma Seymour (@gcvsa)

April 13, 2014
Two days, not a single note.

Sometimes, I wonder who the fuck are all these people that follow me, and then just scroll right by this stuff like it ain’t their problem.

I don’t care who you are. I don’t care how many LGBT friends you have. I don’t care how many years you’ve been hanging around with gay men and assorted other freaks. I don’t care if you think you’ve established a stake in “the scene” since the 19wheneverdecadeyears. I don’t care how you feel about your right to put on costumes and act silly, or what you think that gives you the right to say about my identity, my experience, my sexuality, or my life.

If you’re not a trans woman, then you have NO standing to debate the dignity of trans women. Period. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Cis the fuck down.

The thing I find interesting about racism is that very few people are ever willing to admit that as a result of being indoctrinated in a racist society that they have ever contributed to racism, even inadvertently. I know I have, and I know that it is extremely painful for me to admit that even to myself, much less publicly, but if I cannot face that fact squarely and honestly, then how can I ever truly be said to understand my own place in the world?

There is a 100% probability that I have said at least one thoughtless racist thing in my life directly to a person who I love whom it harmed. Were they to hold a mirror up to me and call me to account, I would feel incredible shame for having participated in the marginalisation of others even as I am marginalised for my own heritage. It has happened before, but as time has passed and I have learned more, those incidents have become fewer and fewer.

I believe I still have a long way to go, a lot to learn, not just in terms of how race intersects with my life, but other aspects of my personality that may cause pain to others. I hope that one day, through hard work, I can eradicate all vestiges of oppression from my being.

– Gemma Seymour, 14 April 2014

robert-triton asked: Why do you call transmen shrimpdicks?

alexwaepenwifebunny:

I don’t typically, I call men who promote misogyny shrimpdicks.

Because attacking the size of men’s phalli is the closest I can get to hurting them in the same scale that patriarchy hurts women, sadly it is still not as remotly impactful on men as men are on on women.

dianaandpansson:

Blackthorn|Prunus spinosa
"This magick herb’s berries ripen after the first frost and the flowers bloom even before the first leaves, so blackthorn is very tied to winter and was therefore considered brave by the Irish. This shrubby tree provided walking sticks for English witches and magickal Blasting Rods or Black Rods as well as the more prosaic use of its wood for shillelaghs (Irish fighting staffs). Its ferocious thorns are used for magickal protection (or rather, attack). Blackthorn is ruled by Scorpio (thorns), Pluto, and Saturn; it shows the latter’s influence in a concern with borders, normally growing along the edges of water and being planted as a solid hedge between fields.  It is also connected with Mars on account of its thorns, and the Celtic fire god Bel. The name for the blackthorn in Ogham, a language used by the Druids, is straif, the origin of the word “strife.”  Its time is October 28 to November 24, and the animals associated with this plant are the wolf, dog, black cat, and toad. It represents the (negative) influence of outside forces, especially those that are opposed to human success, and it has been used to try to gain malevolent control of other people.  It also symbolizes slumber and death, punishment and protection.” "Blackthorn has its own reputation as a tree of the Good Folk and thus dangerous.”-Alchemy works
 
Also the dark sister-tree to Hawthorn, which can together be great protectors of property boundaries. Blackthorn thorns are great tools for the stabbing or puncturing of ritual and spell items, similar to pins. 

How did I not know that Blackthorn was Prunus?

dianaandpansson:

Blackthorn|Prunus spinosa

"This magick herb’s berries ripen after the first frost and the flowers bloom even before the first leaves, so blackthorn is very tied to winter and was therefore considered brave by the Irish. This shrubby tree provided walking sticks for English witches and magickal Blasting Rods or Black Rods as well as the more prosaic use of its wood for shillelaghs (Irish fighting staffs). Its ferocious thorns are used for magickal protection (or rather, attack). Blackthorn is ruled by Scorpio (thorns), Pluto, and Saturn; it shows the latter’s influence in a concern with borders, normally growing along the edges of water and being planted as a solid hedge between fields.  It is also connected with Mars on account of its thorns, and the Celtic fire god Bel. The name for the blackthorn in Ogham, a language used by the Druids, is straif, the origin of the word “strife.”  Its time is October 28 to November 24, and the animals associated with this plant are the wolf, dog, black cat, and toad. It represents the (negative) influence of outside forces, especially those that are opposed to human success, and it has been used to try to gain malevolent control of other people.  It also symbolizes slumber and death, punishment and protection.” "Blackthorn has its own reputation as a tree of the Good Folk and thus dangerous.”-Alchemy works

 

Also the dark sister-tree to Hawthorn, which can together be great protectors of property boundaries. Blackthorn thorns are great tools for the stabbing or puncturing of ritual and spell items, similar to pins.

How did I not know that Blackthorn was Prunus?