Anonymous asked: Hey i was wondering why you said you wouldnt hand the book luna to a trans teen?
Perhaps it was an overstatement, but I really feel like Luna was not written for trans teens, but to help cis teens understand trans people. I started reading it once and didn’t make it all the way through. It’s told from the point of view of Luna’s sister - in the scene of Luna’s first time in public presenting as a girl, a completely joyous occasion for Luna, the humiliation that the main character expresses about her trans sister’s appearance made me put the book down. It was probably not inaccurate to how a cis teen might feel, but it was the kind of scene that doesn’t strike me as having trans readers in mind at all.
I do plan to return to it and try again sometime, though.
I feel that way too. When I read it for the thesis-that-shall-not-be-completed I felt icky about the whole thing
10:39 pm • 23 April 2014 • 32 notes
Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture
The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?
Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class
The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America- Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki
Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - bell hooks
Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks
outlaw culture - bell hooks
Faces at the Bottom of the Well - Derrick Bell
Sex, Power, and Consent - Anastasia Powell
I am Your Sister - Audre Lorde
Patricia Hill Collins - Black Feminist Thought
Gender Trouble - Judith Butler
Four books by Frantz Fanon
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
Medical Apartheid - Harriet Washington
Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory - edited by Michael Warner
Colonialism/Postcolonialism - Ania Loomba
Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault
The Gloria Anzaldua Reader
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher
This Bridge Called by Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa
What is Cultural Studies? - John Storey
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture - John Storey
The Disability Studies Reader
Michel Foucault - Interviews and Other Writings
Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3
This website here also has a lot more.
i’m not reading half or even a quarter of these but you might and should so here you go
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8:51 pm • 23 April 2014 • 35,031 notes
I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE DISSECTING EVERY MINUTE WITH YOU
Lauren, I REWATCHED SEASON 1. I have so many more emotions about the entire gang. Here they are, under a read more because I’m trying not to be a Spoiling Steve about it:
I ALSO REWATCHED SEASON ONE IN THE LAST WEEK AND A HALF. I’m going to respond below the cut.
8:37 pm • 23 April 2014 • 5 notes
My next million dollar idea: reluctant exercise videos with people who aren’t perky.
"Just five more… I know, I kind of want to die right now too, but let’s just power through it."
"Okay, new yoga pose. It’s going to ache like a bastard until your hamstrings release, I’m not gonna lie."
"Stretch a little deeper… it’s okay to yell ‘fuck’ at this point, I won’t tell anyone."
I would watch the fuck out of that shit, and maybe even exercise to it too!
7:43 pm • 23 April 2014 • 55,248 notes
This is my cat, Ludwig. I rescued him from being killed as a kitten, and we’ve been two peas in a pod since. Because I’m away from college, the distance between us has given me a lot of anxiety - as well as him. He’s my best friend, and a wonderful cat.
Recently Ludwig has had surgery to remove ribbon from his stomach. During the surgery they found that he also has liver and kidney damage. My family and I dearly care about our pets, but this sudden medical issue is putting lots of anxiety on us for paying a large vet bill including the surgery, vet stays, and medications. Being in college, I cannot put much toward his bill and it breaks my heart not being able to give to the pet that gave so much to me.
Anything helps, and is very much appreciated.
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7:31 pm • 23 April 2014 • 144 notes
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7:28 pm • 23 April 2014 • 1,932 notes
SOMEONE DO A DATE LIKE THIS WITH ME. I’LL EVEN LET YOU TOUCH THE BOOTY.
Now that’s how you get laid boys.
7:25 pm • 23 April 2014 • 86,027 notes
this is a really difficult post for me to write. i’m hugely embarrassed and i wish to god i didn’t have to make this post but i don’t know what else to do.
i can’t get into specifics — and, i’m sorry, but i really don’t want to get into specifics either, it’s…
7:16 pm • 23 April 2014 • 209 notes