[TW RAPE, RAPE CULTURE, BIPHOBIA, SAPPHOBIA, SHIT TONS OF REALLY UPSETTING IGNORANCE]
this is a final response to anyone saying i’m tokenizing bisexuals, don’t care about rape survivors, or that biphobia isn’t real and i’m using it for further my own agenda. if i have an agenda, the number one item in it is supporting my fellow multisexuals, especially rape survivors. educating whiny people who don’t believe in biphobia is so far down on the list it almost doesn’t rank, and pandering to people—whatever their sexuality—who would prefer me to be quiet about my experiences and those faced by the bi community is so far separated from what i care about that even if a multiverse exists, there is stillno world in which i give a single fuck about it. all further asks on the subject will either be ignored or directed to this post.
I think that this is one of the most important things to come out of the last week.
I have so many thoughts and feelings. But all I will say is that when I listen to this video, this voice, all I can hear is my voice. These words could have come out of my own mouth. This is a common experience that bi women survivors have. The erasure. The blaming. The hatred.
I just….. Please listen.
This is a powerful piece and I have nothing to add besides that everyone who can should listen to this and take this woman’s voice to heart.
But I also want to highlight something. This woman was able to find the language to help her understand her rape because of The Journal of Bisexuality. We just published a piece about how few libraries subscribe to this important journal.
For anyone who thinks academic writing isn’t helpful to individual lives and that journal subscriptions aren’t vital for people in marginalized communities or that any journal about LGBT people is good enough, listen to this woman’s words.
someone write a superhero story where the lady in the ensemble gets fed up for not getting the respect she deserves so she becomes the villain and manages to beat up all her teammates and rules the world
I’ve come to the conclusion that Sam and Dean would take one look at Night Vale and burn it to the ground, civilians be damned.
i’ve come to the conclusion sam and dean would drive into night vale and spontaneously combust from being exposed to sexual and racial diversity and women who don’t die within a week
just once I want to see the mainstream news media acknowledge my many and varied video game accomplishments
"Hometown Floridian Defeats Alduin World-Eater, All Tamriel Rejoices, New York City Less Impressed"
" ‘Creeper Attacks on the Rise,’ War Correspondent Steve Reports"
"College Student Captured By Crazed AI, Escapes By Teleporting to the Moon"
Local Tempe Woman plays Stanley’s Parable following all the Game’s Instructions, Deemed “Boring and Pedicatble” by Boyfriend and Sister
"Special Forces Commander and Former Paragon of Morality Punches Reporter in Face, Says ‘I Couldn’t Help It, the Renegade Points Were Too Good’."
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I don’t even know what to say, I think my heart exploded. This is, I think, the best response I could ever hope for.