fun prank; tell women they’re only good for romance, sex, and having children. and then laugh at them for wanting romance, shame them for having sex, and act like they have to give up all facets of their personalities if they become mothers
- Undocumented immigrants are not taking up ALL the jobs (not the ones you want anyway)
- Undocumented immigrants are still paying taxes
- Undocumented immigrants aren’t taking the easy way out by remaining undocumented
Undocumented immigrants are scapegoats. It’s that simple. They’re another scapegoat being used by the failing capitalist system that’s banking on people’s racism and ignorance to keep people from seeing what the real problem is: capitalism.
I don’t think the comment “bisexuals have straight privilege unless they’re in lesbian relationships” makes any more sense than saying “lesbians have straight privilege while they’re single”. This makes the assumption that all bisexuals who are single or in opposite-sex relationships actively hide their sexual orientation.
If a gay woman keeps her sexual identity secret while she’s single in order to avoid discrimination, we don’t accuse her of co-opting straight privilege – we sympathize with her for feeling the need to closet herself. So why the double standard for bisexuals?
It might not apply to you, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t straight-looking femme lesbians, or androgynous-looking, rainbow-wearing, alternative-haircut-having bisexuals. My point is that that comment oversimplifies and overgeneralizes things in a way that seems unreasonable to me.
A bisexual or queer person who is in a “heterosexual” relationship DOES benefit from a level of privilege (unquestioned right to marriage, ability to be in public with your partner without receiving homophobic comments, less likely to be a victim of a hate crime, etc). It’s really important to remember thatttt, however this quote really hit home with me otherwise. It’s really shitty that we expect bi or queer women to ignore their attraction to women and/or other genders while in relationships with men, and that we erase that part of their identities. We often don’t sympathize with bi or queer women, as the quote said, who feel the need to closet themselves while in relationships with men. And that really erases the struggle that heteronormativity can cause in simply understanding one’s identity, and ultimately alienates these individuals from speaking up about that experience.
And I’d like to point out that attitudes like that mean that bisexual people are often not welcome in queer spaces but don’t feel welcome elsewhere, either — and bisexual people have higher suicidality rates than both gay men and lesbians:
34.8% bisexual men
25.8% gay men
45.4% bisexual women
(Numbers taken from page 12 of this PDF)
I need to be better about this.
The breaking of my heart, in 4 minutes or less.
Intersectionality described in 4 minutes.
I’ve got chills!
I was so nervous the whole time.
(anyone know where we would find the transcript/if there is one?)
haha this made me cry