every time i see black people create a space for black people only, i also see them start to struggle with whether or not to make it open to all poc, and then utlimately to white people, too.
i hate that, yo
make spaces for us by us and don’t hesitate or feel bad about it, cause nobody has ever lost slept over shutting us out of spaces
In honour of Shakespeare’s birthday, let’s look at his wonderful sonnets and what they’re actually about:
Sonnet 135: A sonnet about a guy wanting to fuck a woman, because apparently she’s already fucked loads of other guys, so it’s mean of her to find his cock too boring for her and deny him sex.
Sonnet 136: A sonnet about the same guy, this time his cock is super big, and consequently he can make the woman he’s addressing happier than she’s ever been before.
Sonnet 20: A poem where Shakespeare tells a young man that he’s as beautiful as a young woman, and thus it’d be great if they could fuck.
Sonnet 151: A sonnet about how a girl is so sexy that the mere mention of her name gives the poet an erection.
Sonnet 129: A sonnet about a guy who regrets having a one-night-stand the morning after.
Sonnet 4: The first stanza quite explicitly tells a young man to stop masturbating, because he’s too handsome to not have sex with actual women.
Sonnet 130: A piss-take on traditional love poems, aimed at a black prostitute that Shakespeare fancied at the time. Though not conventionally beautiful according to British beauty norms back in the 16th century, this woman was so good at sex, that her looks didn’t really matter to Shakespeare.
that post of scalzi’s tweets is fueling a slow rage inside of me
when a marginalized person is moved to call you out, expending spoons as they do so, the least you can do is thank them, not say “BUT I DIDN’T SAY THAT PLUS I DID ADMIT I COULD BE WRONG” the former sentiment is defensiveness the latter is covering your ass
NO ONE’S OBLIGED TO AGREE is a mighty fine sentiment and not innocent when it comes from a position of privilege
if you know you have privilege and you still feel the need to have a rebuttal, no matter how brief (and however much of a bone you throw to us by signal boosting us, an action which you know will draw ire our way), you probably ought to ask why.