“I don’t think science fiction is a very good name for it, but it’s the name that we’ve got. It is different from other kinds of writing, I suppose, so it deserves a name of its own. But where I can get prickly and combative is if I’m just called a sci-fi writer. I’m not. I’m a novelist and poet. Don’t shove me into your damn pigeonhole, where I don’t fit, because I’m all over. My tentacles are coming out of the pigeonhole in all directions.” —Ursula K. Le Guin
Read our 2013 interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, now available in its entirety online.
If the Australian legal system, the legal system that was built on the premise that black people didn’t even exist when white people came here, the legal system that classified Aboriginal people as animals until the late 60s, if that legal system recognises you as a racist, you are like, the world class, Olympic level racist.
When men say that they “love to see the woman underneath the makeup,” they’re not saying they want to see your leg stubble and greasy bangs—they’re saying they want you to be better at hiding your maintenance routine. Because the maintenance spoils the fantasy.
THINGS THAT HAPPEN DURING PET-SITTING I REMIND MYSELF ARE NOT METAPHORS FOR MY HEART
The dog refuses to eat. I keep filling her bowl
anyway: new kibble on top of old, hoping
that it will suddenly becoming tempting.
When I write, the cat watches me from a chair.
When I look at him, he purrs…
Secular Woman petition to the SPLC to monitor Cathy Brennan's "Gender Identity Watch" site as a hate group
You all know about Cathy Brennan. You all know about how she’s outed trans people to their employers, posted their identifying information and previous legal names online, and attempted to interfere with their medical treatment. Secular Woman is asking the Southern Poverty Law Center to make note of her dangerous transphobic hate site, and recognize it as the hate group that it is. Please sign and share.
please sign this. cathy brennan is a literal human garbage dump who is dangerous to trans women and has outed minors and celebrated the suicides of trans women. she is scum and she deserves to have her hateful ideology exposed and destroyed. i’d like to see her disbarred as well but that may be wishful thinking at this point.
Why the hell doesn’t this have thousands of notes?
Please sign and reblog!
the thing about “well-behaved women rarely make history” is that the author, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, didn’t write it about women who would be considered “badly-behaved;” she wrote it in a book about a midwife, about women who had been largely ignored and erased from history because as a result of their “good behaviour.” So it’s not a “BAD GIRLS DO IT WELL” kind of quote; it’s a reminder to respect and pay attention to the women who go about quietly living their lives.
improve your piece of media by adding non-sexualized lesbians. lesbian heros. lesbian villains. lesbian minor characters. old lesbians. young lesbians. chubby lesbians. poc lesbians. non-binary lesbians. firefighter lesbians. astronaut lesbians. queen lesbians. everyday lesbians. don’t give me that look chop chop more lesbians
#regram @raynitaj #youbettawerqbitch #truth #realtalk