— George Steiner, Grammars of Creation (via ounu)
Actually no I don’t care how MANY gay men were on tv last year. Yes, volume does have some value here, but it’s far from the final word. What KINDS of gay men were on tv? What roles did we play? I don’t care about numbers. I want analysis. What value is this supposed coming tide of gay and lesbian characters if we’re still tertiary, still throwaways who don’t drive plot, while all the character depth and plot influence goes to heterosexuals (who are, of course, usually white and male and able-bodied as well)? Gay men and lesbians appear more on tv now than ever, yes, but that isn’t always a victory, and it’s certainly not a privilege.
— John Keats (via fearlessknightsandfairytales)
You can’t just take the way men and women relate to each other in het relationships and try to transpose that over relationships between lesbians. That’s not how it works. Butches aren’t misogynistic, aggressive, overbearing, etc. Femmes aren’t submissive, docile, meek, helpless, dependent, etc. Stop putting your het shit on lesbians. Butches do not oppress femmes.
(Also, not every lesbian sees herself as butch or femme).
what is this fallacy floatin around that wearing all black automatically makes you a high-fashion and well-dressed individual