mia-redworth:

How can people see Emma Watson being verbally attacked online and threatened with hacked nudes being released by men because of her speech on gender equality and still think we don’t need feminism. It’s not women who make men out to be some evil creatures, you guys do that well enough on your own.

Happy anniversary GLEH! It’s been a wild and bumpy ride but being able to say that I can get through it and knowing you will always be with me makes it the best ride I’ve ever been on. I know you’re hundreds of miles away but my love is still all the same waiting to see you all the time(: thanks for being my partner in crime,my junk food buddy, and most of all my family. You’ve shown me and supported me through things nobody else does and I hope to stay on this ride for a long while to come!!!

Happy anniversary GLEH! It’s been a wild and bumpy ride but being able to say that I can get through it and knowing you will always be with me makes it the best ride I’ve ever been on. I know you’re hundreds of miles away but my love is still all the same waiting to see you all the time(: thanks for being my partner in crime,my junk food buddy, and most of all my family. You’ve shown me and supported me through things nobody else does and I hope to stay on this ride for a long while to come!!!

I can’t really be suggesting that heterosexuality is somehow taught, can I? That it is somehow part of the curriculum?
I would argue that it is very much part of what schools aim to teach. Why else would educational institutions so enthusiastically promote social norms which exclude queers? My own teaching colleagues have criticised my decision to tell my students my partner’s name, Emily, as it’s too much information about my sexuality; straight colleagues wear wedding rings or take the title ‘Mrs.’ Facebook memes celebrate ‘mums and dads’ kissing in front of the kids to show them what loving relationships are like; television programmes depicting same-sex kisses are firmly placed in later timeslots to ‘protect children’. Kissing my partner in the supermarket attracts disgusted glances from people who steer their children quickly away; a family wedding with children present can include more than one gently ribald reference to the wedding night or the honeymoon. In short, heterosexuality is relentlessly advertised by those who practice it; queer sexualities are always taboo in ‘family friendly’ spaces.

Queer mothering in a straight world: AMIRCI Conference Paper | Spilt Milk (via feministlibrarian)

Anonymous asked:

What made you realize you were not "straight"?

Well I kind of always knew something was up but it wasn’t until I let myself come to terms with my sexuality that I was able to explore it in a healthy way and be able to come full circle and understand my complete sexuality. It’s not about what makes you realize. I think if you’re not straight you know but sometimes people find it hard to cope with the reality that they are different until someone or something helps them come to terms with themselves.