"I feel that the MMC archetype is limiting. It assumes the only possible progression of a female is virgin, mother, and grandma."
"But that’s what women are.” Someone said. That was the phrase. No. Not something they can do, not something most do or have done. That the whole of uterus-kind is based on the status of its collective uterus. WHAT, not WHO. WHAT. Like an object.
So I asked something about childfree people, or genderqueer, or in general “not spot on to what you think.” and it began…
"In denial" was the response. "Damaged", "Needs a real man to show her…"
No. No. NO.
I don’t recall my exact words… (I know I slammed my fist into the table so hard that it bled) but I could see their looks go from benign oh, she’ll catch on when she’s got a few of her own to that dangerous look people get right before they start conspiritng toward someone showing you what you are.
So, like I said before: The misogyny endemic to the occult needs to be pulled out by the root and left to desiccate and turn to fucking dust in the sun.
And people keep asking me why I don’t trust cis people until they’ve proven themselves. Ha. Ha ha ha. This fucking shit.
Can we bring this back around to why defining female occultists solely by whether or not they’ve had children yet is a bad idea, and not drag cisphobia into this for the umpteenth time?>/p>
Then there was that one time I, a transperson, posted about transphobic, misogynistic, sexist, a-holes at my local pagan group… and someone reblogged it saying that transphobia wasn’t germane to the post (that I made… as a transperson… talking about transphobia among other topics).
This post was not dragged around to anything, it was there from the start and by design. Because the idea that being something other than “man” or “woman” is bad is ALSO sexism and misogyny. Because that kind of thinking means that there are rigid and defined roles and that someone’s choices about their body aren’t to be respected because other people (head pat) know better.
So, I’ll update my statement from before: The misogyny, transphobia, and sexism, endemic to the occult needs to be pulled out by the root and left to desiccate and turn to fucking dust in the sun.
The press still thinks [global warming] is controversial. So they find the 1% of the scientists and put them up as if they’re 50% of the research results. You in the public would have no idea that this is basically a done deal and that we’re on to other problems, because the journalists are trying to give it a 50/50 story. It’s not a 50/50 story. It’s not. Period.
This is basically what the media does always.
Seriously, any influential or rich enough person can make an absurd claim and have “experts” bicker about it as though it has any validity.
can we please stop condoning prison rape? it doesn’t matter what the victim did—no, not even if they raped someone themselves. stop buying into the idea that some people deserve rape, stop condoning the actions of rapists purely because you hate the victim, stop wishing rape on bad people. just stop.
out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory
like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job
the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”
this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.
where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery
#also who gave kids those trophies?#hmm could it have been the people complaining about this?#hmmmmm#hmmmmmmm#it’s the same as mocking women about ‘daddy issues’#it’s like ‘your dad was shit’#’haha that makes you a loser’#(not him)