Presuming you mean Autism Spectrum Disorder, no, I don’t, but I follow and am friends with many people who do, and I know many of my followers do, so I often reblog things others have written about their experiences.
If you feel victimized for being cis on tumblr log off of tumblr for a bit and bask in the warm glow of an entire fucking civilization designed to make us feel comfortable you whiny shitting infant
Or you can already see all the holes
And it’s very
glad you enjoyed it, thanks for reading!
Where did this idea spring up that Tumblr ‘revolves around equality and acceptance’ or ‘supposed to be a happy and accepting place’? As opposed to a social media outlet/microblogging site?
See here’s the thing: When you speak, people speak back.
Especially if your words are ‘You should shut up, because it makes me feel awkward’.
this is just gonna be a mini-rant because iunno, i have a need to rant about this because it’s been nagging me ever since i got onto tumblr
has anyone else noticed the distinct lack of posts that say it’s okay to be straight? i mean, don’t get me wrong, i support gay marriage and i think that sexuality is your own choosing and no one else should ever judge you for what you decide, but at the same time, i think this particular website fetishises being gay or bisexual.
once again, i have nothing against homosexual people (heck, i was into girls at one point in my life before i decided that i was straight) but i don’t like the way that it’s seen on tumblr.
i scrolled past a post earlier saying ‘man, i can’t believe that i thought i was straight’ with 13,000 notes, and while yes it’s kinda funny, it does send a message that almost reads to me as ‘LOL WTF I USED TO BE A STRAIGHT PERSON HAHAHA WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME’ like it’s something to be laughed at and that being straight isn’t normal.
being straight is normal. being gay is normal. being bisexual, pansexual, asexual is completely normal. but instead, i feel like that being straight on tumblr is abnormal, that it’s something that i shouldn’t be proud of, because “hey, who wants to be proud of the fact that they’re straight?”
and it bothers me because if i made a post saying “man, i can’t believe i thought i was gay”, i probably would get bashed and hated and verbally abused on this website for the rest of eternity, whereas it’s okay to make a similar post saying that the person couldn’t believe they were straight at one point?
there’s one thing to want all sexuality types to be equal, and then there’s a completely different thing where the dominant sexuality (as in percentage wise in the world) is seen as something that should be striven against on a blogging website which apparently promotes acceptance and non-judgement.
Let me lay this out for you, because you apparently need it explained:
The entire world tells you constantly that it’s ok to be straight.
Every piece of media you were given as a kid had hetero-normative characters. Every love story arc in every children’s show and movie, everything ever made by Disney or Pixar of Don Bleuth or Nickelodeon or Studio Ghibli or whatever.
And you know what? LOL WTF I USED TO
BETHINK I WAS A STRAIGHT PERSON HAHAHA WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME’ is kind of EXACTLY what that post was saying. And the answer to ‘What was wrong with me’ was heteronormativity completely erasing the possibility of anything but heterosexuality from the auspices of children, making kids who aren’t straight feel unsupported, unrepresented, and abnormal.
You have wandered into a tiny alcove of safe space. It’s not even exclusive safe space; no one has told you to stay out (and I’m pretty sure if straight kids were told to stay out, they’d break out THOSE TEARS)
You have happened upon one of the only places where people who aren’t straight feel safe in making it known. Where people - especially young people - can talk about their non-straight sexuality without fear of being ostracized or beaten or murdered.
How many people have been ostracized or beaten or murdered for being cishet (extra points for ‘by police officers!’)? How many young people have been abandoned by their families and put from their homes for being cishet? This is a number that floats comfortably around FUCKING ZERO.
We live in a world where ‘gay’ is an insult, where it gets you bullied, and where authority figures often accept it as a reasonable explanation or even EXCUSE for bullying. Where the answer ‘well, the kid’s queer’ is met with an attitude of ‘Oh, I guess that makes sense then’ when a case of bullying is investigated.
To quote another wildly popular tumblr post, because this is EXACTLY what you’re doing right now:
why isn’t there a STRAIGHT pride parade?? why isn’t there WHITE history month? why isn’t there an international MEN’S day!? why isn’t there a hospital for WELL people?? why isn’t there a soup kitchen for RICH people??!?
the way I see it, “black pride” (or any sort of “minority” pride movement) means “I am proud of who I am DESPITE those who have told me and my people that whiteness is superior” while “white pride” means “I am proud of who I am BECAUSE whiteness is superior” and that’s why it’s ok to say one but not the other
THE. ENTIRE. FUCKING. WORLD. Affirms your sexuality in a million ways every day. In commercials and greeting cards and billboards and media and songs and stories and EVERYWHERE, CONSTANTLY. Cishet affirmation is in the air your breathe. It is as easy as breathing for you to participate in it.
If you feel out of place or awkward in a space where representation of any other sexuality takes center stage, if that makes you feel uncomfortable…
MAYBE YOU NOW HAVE THE TINIEST, MOST FLICKERING IOTA OF BASIC COMPREHENSION OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR ONE’S ENTIRE LIFE AS A QUEER PERSON.
I mean, how DARE a space exist where queer people can say ‘LOL WTF I USED TO THINK I WAS A STRAIGHT PERSON HAHAHA WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME?’ and actually have a talk about that with other queer people, right? What kind of silly nonsense is that, shouldn’t we be thinking about how we’re making the straighties feel? It’s not like they have anywhere else they can go to feel affirmed and talk about their issues!
Think about the fact that this post is your reaction to the one time in your entire life that you have encountered a space where everything isn’t about representing YOU. Think about what that says about you, and about representation.
When you make posts like this, you make yourself part of the problem. Because this post is basically a whine to the tune of ‘OMG, SHUT UP ABOUT BEING GAY, IT MAKES ME FEEL, LIKE, SUPER AWKWARD!’
I’m going to start off by saying fuck you
The point of the original post was to point out that tumblr’s supposed to be a happy and accepting place but it really isn’t
It supports minorities at the cost of insulting everyone else, and that’s not okay. No one wants to be complimented by calling someone else worse.
The OP is saying that while people on here seem very willing to except queer people they also take out their frustration on straight people and that’s not fair. Being straight is also not something you can help and you shouldn’t judge someone based off of that either.
This post wasn’t complaining about the queer representation and their posts, it was complaining how unfairly one-sided it was and how we like to treat straight people very differently then gays.
No that post wasn’t a fucking whine about people saying they’re gay it was an observation of how two-faced tumblr likes to act,
TL;DR DON’T BE A FUCKING ASSHAT AND RECOGNIZE THAT TUMBLR IS A PLACE FOR EQUALITY NOT MAKING FUN OF OTHERS IN ORDER TO TAKE OUT YOUR REAL-WORLD FRUSTRATIONS
-hugs and kisses
Oh I’m sorry, I missed the Kumbaya clause in the terms of service that indicates that tumblr is supposed to be a criticism free zone where we’re all happy and complacent at all times.
I don’t really care what the OP is ‘trying to say’; I care what they SAID.
“The OP is saying that while people on here seem very willing to except queer people they also take out their frustration on straight people and that’s not fair”
It is entirely fair that queer people have a tiny corner of the world in which to vent and complain about straight people, given the fact that straight people oppress queer people. You are making a false equivalency.
“This post wasn’t complaining about the queer representation and their posts”
Yes, that is exactly what the OP was doing. Go read again.
Tumblr. Is a place. Where people can speak.
I’m not a misandrist, but boys should really stay out of cosplay, especially superheroes. NO ONE wants to see your genitals through your elastic superhero pants, and besides, sewing and craft-making is a traditionally feminine hobby. Stick to what you’re good at, boys.
i want to hit your face with a brick oh my god.
This may be the first reblog I’ve seen in a while where someone’s wanted to actually physically harm us
so far Tumblr is obsessed with:
- A genocidal, time-travelling alien
- A sociopathic detective
- An insane, mass-murdering god of mischief
- A manipulative cannibal
- Two monster-hunting serial killers
welcome to tumblr
I think you mean “scrawny weird-looking white guys, usually British”
“I’m an adult” I whisper as I try not panic while I’m filling in all those forms that I don’t understand.
Careful with this shit; this is how I ended up massively in debt.
Xbox stumbles, he has lost a lot of blood. He sees his loyal friend Master Chief struggling to get up.
“Chief” he whispers. He can barely move now, his strength is failing him. In the corner of his eye he sees his old friend Gamefly making his way over, sword drawn.
“Sony sends their regards” declares Gamefly, as it delivers the mortal blow to Xbox. Master Chief screams.
Game of Consoles.
tragic backstories explain bad deeds but they do not excuse them
- tragic backstories explain bad deeds but they do not excuse them
of course guys think its attractive to have low self esteem it means they’ve succeeded in forcing you to internalize the bullshit that makes them the arbiters of your self worth and gives them power over you for your whole life don’t fall for it love yourself and delete what makes you beautiful from your itunes
Thank you for the clarification, but just so you know you CAN delete it now and make a separate post about straight people stealing the spotlight from queer people to soapbox for ally points if you want. That’s a thing tumblr allows.
BECAUSE IT WAS MADE OUT OF FREEDOM AND THE DREAMS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
uh excuse me wasn’t it adamantium
no it’s vibranium
you mean FREEDOMIUM
Aren’t wolverine’s bones made of adamantium?
No, Wolverine’s bones are made of crystalized maple syrup and universal health care.
REBLOGGING FOR CANADA
Jim Sterling (on his facebook) [to which user Jill Seale said ” If we can’t believe that people can change, what is the point of feminism?”]
Thank god for jim! :D
There are a lot of people who seem to think that spending time on the internet will wreck a person’s vocabulary
But au contraire
the internet has taught me an assortment of new words to use that have completely replaced really disgusting words in my vocabulary
So I mean
Self absorbed adults can continue to vilify the internet while calling it the r-slur while I sit here and muse on what pestilent children they are.