It’s actually a pretty good example of people using identity politics to absolve themselves of complicity in oppressive systems.
I finally finished the Zutara fic that I first conceptualized a year ago! Thank you Kylie for your help! Here’s a snippet:
He looked up from his lap into her kind eyes and wondered when she had begun to look at him with love in her eyes. She squeezed his hands reassuringly and said, “Why don’t you tell me first.”
“Well, I…” Zuko trailed off and looked away in contemplation. When did he first know?
“I guess it depends. I mean…well, Uncle always told me love is the strongest bond two people can forge with each other. But he also said there are different kinds of love. Love takes different forms…how’d he put it? Oh, I’m messing it all up!” Zuko bowed his head and fell silent, frustrated with his memory’s incompetence.
“Zuko,” Katara said gently, “more important than the words themselves are the message they carry. What was Iroh’s message?”
“You’re right, as always,” Zuko grinned sheepishly up at Katara. “I shouldn’t get so worked up…My uncle meant that there is the love of friends and family but there is also passionate love, which is like a bright flame and there is the duller but steadier flame that is the love of companionship.”
“Your uncle was a good teacher and a very wise man. I’m glad he was able to impart so much of his wisdom on you. Now if only he’d taught you to hang up your wet towels!” Katara teased.
“Hey! I was trying to have a serious conversation!” Zuko protested.
“I know,” Katara laughed. “I’m sorry. Please continue…so, when did you fall passionately in love with me?” Katara asked, fluttering her eyelashes at him.
“You’re the worst.” Zuko grumbled while grinning.
Hello! Here’s the crop from our garden today! 😊🌱🌰🍆 #garden #freshveggies !!
the squash looks like a daisy i love it
CAN YOU APPRECIATE ALL THIS BROWN
"No homo" is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard come out of the mouth of a human. This is my second favorite way to reply - the first, bloody retribution.
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seriously the term slut-shaming only perpetuates more misogyny. it is incredibly harmful and counterproductive for these reasons:
- the word slut is a misogynistic slur used against women who enjoy sex/have casual sex.
- if a woman gets raped, is has nothing to do with enjoying sex, it was not consensual, and when/if this woman gets blamed for getting raped, it is not slut-shaming, it is victim-blaming. calling it slut shaming only reinforces these harmful slurs against women.
- if a woman is wearing revealing clothing and gets harassed/called names for it, it is not slut-shaming, this has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with patriarchal standards and patrolling of how a woman should dress and what she should do with her body
can we stop using this term? it does nothing for feminism and it does nothing for us as women. we are not being shamed for being “sluts”. we are shamed because we are women. its nothing but misogyny.
It’s so elementary to believe that radfems hate the term cis because they are transphobic.
Radfems hate the term because it implies that by us not desiring a transition into another gender, that we are comfortable with the gender role, and by proxy the oppression, we are assigned.