31 7 / 2014
tfw when you thought you already came out to someone and you mention it offhand and they’re like “what”
31 7 / 2014
If you’re Christian I hope you don’t believe asexuality exists because you are implying you and/or others are immune from sinful lust, which is applying divine properties to humans and therefore defying crucial theological principles.
It’s just in asexuals are actually have divine properties
lmao oh my goodness
finally the recognition i deserve, the godly kind
(Source: , via basukerotics)
31 7 / 2014
White privilege is finding your name on a Coke bottle
#text #oh my god #OH MY GOD #PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP #THEY GATHERED 250 OF THE MOST COMMON NAMES#ONLY 250 #THERE ARE A LOT MORE FUCKIGN NAMES IN THE WORLD #SO A LOT FO FUCKING PEOPLE DONT HAVE THEIR NAME ON A FUCKING COKE BOTTLE #PLEASE GET OVER YOURSELF #ITS JUST A COKE BOTTLE #GOD DAMN #wank (thesampala)
Most Popular Names (Male and Female): (Source)
Algeria: Mohamed and Fatima
Brazil: Miguel and Sophia
India: Aarav and Saanvi
Malaysia: Muhamad and Nor
Taiwan: Chia-hao (家豪) and Shu-fen (淑芬)
Japan: Hiroto and Yuina
Philippines: John Paul and Althea
Czech Republic: Jakub and Eliška
You let me know if all of those common names made it on a Coke bottle.
i think you ignored the part where i say its literally just a coke bottle
No, I got that part when you screamed it in the tags. And it’s not just a coke bottle. It’s a microaggression and those build up. Quickly.
27 7 / 2014
"you’re too young to know what your sexuality is" said the straight person to a queer teenager
"he’s such a ladies’ man" said the straight person about a 6 month old baby that doesn’t know what a lady is
27 7 / 2014
[Cross-posted from “The Comment Section" on Asexuality Archive]
- Another label for the collectivists to place onto the scales of social justice?
- oh for gods sake, enough with the labels. good grief
- I don’t really see any problems with any of this but the need to define and put names on things seems kind of compulsive.
Why these comments are a problem:
Words are important. They’re how we describe concepts. They’re how we communicate. I can say that I’m tall, and you understand something about me instantly. You take that word away, and I have to fumble around for something of equivalent meaning. “I’m greater than average height”? Well, what’s “average height”? And how much greater? Not to mention that four letters has become four words.
On top of that, many identity terms are personal. When someone says that they’re Jewish or Australian, that word is part of who they are. It’s often deeply ingrained in how they relate to the world. It’s a complex package of meaning in a deceptively simple container.
“Asexual” is a word that I need. It’s a word that many others need. For years, I had no idea what I was, what was wrong with me. And then, one day, I found a word. A word that described me. A word where I belonged. A word that meant I wasn’t broken. If you take that away, I am lost and broken again. Without that word, I am invisible.
To be clear, these comments aren’t people saying, “I wish we didn’t have to have labels. I wish we could all just be ourselves.” These are people saying “You do not need that word. You can’t have it.” They are attempting to dismiss and delegitimize us.
How to respond:
- Let the person know how important it is to have a word that describes how you feel.
- Explain that although they may not see the need for the word themselves, you, personally, need that word.
- Explain that words are important for communication of abstract concepts. (This response is often best delivered in full-on snark mode.)