a film starring rinko kikuchi, lupita nyong’o, natalie dormer, lucy liu, laverne cox, amber heard, michelle rodriguez, nicole beharie and ellen page as either an all female heist team or the world’s first all female super team
Well, they’d actually be the world’s second all female super team. Lest we forget…
I’m real tired of seeing skinny white kids painted as THE AVERAGE QUEER. Like please show me a curvy Indian agender kid from Brooklyn, a hispanic lesbian and her black girlfriend. A trans demisexual dude from Korea. GIVE ME SOMETHING OTHER THAN LANKY PALE PEOPLE WITH COLORFUL HAIR PLEASE GOD.
I will never stop linking to this article: Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community
Let’s stop pretending otherwise, OK Media?
Maybe I’m misreading this but it looks like the Gallup Report results that are linked in that Huffington Post article are saying that, by race, there are proportionally more LGBT-identified black people than any other races proportion, with 4.6% of black U.S. adults identifying as LGBT compared to 3.2% of white U.S. adults. But 3.2% of a 70% white majority would still mean that white people make up the largest share of the U.S. LGBT population, so what am I missing? The Gallup Report results also say, “Overall, a third of LGBT-identifiers are nonwhite (33%), compared with 27% of non-LGBT individuals.” Meanwhile the author of that study is quoted in that article saying that the LGBT population has a larger proportion of non-white people. I’m feeling very confused by math right now.
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could you give an example of what would be sapphobic/sapphobia (as opposed to say biphobia)? i mean, i just don't really get the point of the word yet...
Biphobia against men and biphobia against women is actually quite different. There is overlap sure, but how we are treated is very heavility influenced by misogyny, which causes a disparity. For example, bisexual men are told when they come out that they are “confused” and that it’s just a stepping stone to coming out as gay, whereas bi women are told that they are really just straight and “doing it for attention”. The “fake bisexual” trope is overwhelmingly aimed at girls who are also deemed to be “letting the community down” for being “sexually available to men”. Bi women are assumed to have a motive of titilating men by exploiting other women, which is essentially blaming them for their own fetishisiation.
While bi men are erased in the media, bi women are portrayed as deviant sex toys, again for cis male consumption, until they are either killed off or get over their “phase”. While bi men are seen as inconcievable because male sexuality is percieved as fixed, bi women have their identities invalidated because women’s sexuality is percieved as fluid, because “how could they be satisfied with just women?”
Straight men also covet sexually being with two women, but are disgusted by the idea of being with two men. People keep writing articles about how this translates to more acceptance for bi women, as if men feeling entitled to threesomes and sexually objectifying bi women was a privilege, and that is is why we should not push for better representation of bi women. It is not.
Bi women are also statistically the group most targeted for sexual assault and domestic violence, which judging by the testimony of survivors is down to perceptions of them being promiscious and constantly sexually available, which in turn is used to silence and victim blame them. Due to stereotypes of the “hysterical bi women” they are also one of the most discrimated groups in the mental health industry, with even supossedly lgbt-friendly professionals telling them that their bisexuality is a symptom of their “need for attention”.
Bi men are also never told that “women don’t count” when they are asked to list their sexual history, if they are asked at all. The image that biphobes often use to dismiss bisexuality is 9/10 the image of a young, obnoxious, teenage girl, again something that is assumed she will grow out of and is only adopting because “it’s cool” and wants to attract men with.
Those are just a few examples. I think it is important to have a dialouge about differences in how bisexuals are treated, often this intersection is subsummed under the catch all “biphobia” which can be erasive to bi women trying to unpack their oppression, so for me sapphobia to describe this specific oppression could be very handy.
Awkward Sex Comics Anthology CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
An Anthology of Awkward Sex Comics.
I would like to invite you to submit a comic to Awkward Sex, a comics collection of short awkward sex stories to benefit Scarleteen.com! In my fantasies this comic will be a wildly funny and wonderful series of comics regarding true stories, fiction, and whatever else you wonderful cartoonists com up with. The purpose of this anthology is to be sold as a fundraiser for Scarleteen.com.
Why Donate to Scarleteen?
Scarleteen has offered comprehensive, inclusive, and thoughtful sex education to millions of teens and young adults since 1998. As Scarleteen’s Artist in Residence, I have seen the huge amount of work that Scarleteen staff and volunteers dedicate towards helping young people every day, and on an extremely minimal budget. Currently Scarleteen is suffering a budget crisis, and I want to do what I can to help.
All proceeds from this comic will be gifted directly to Scarleteen.com, to be used to publish new articles, continue direct services to over five million users, and offer something resembling a living wage to Scarleteen staff. Click here for more information about supporting Scarleteen.
I am looking for short comics regarding an awkward sex story. This could be something that has actually happened to you, or something completely made up. It could be narrative, or informational. As long as it is awkward and sexual, the rest is up to you.
- Page limit of 4 pages. If you have your heart set on something larger, feel free to e-mail me and we can discuss it.
- Black and White only
- The title of your comic should be included in the content of your comic, either as a title page or a header above your first page.
How to Submit:
Please send either thumbnails, a script, or a completed comic to Isabella Rotman at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9th. Submissions must include:
- A Title
- Your name and return e-mail
- A page count
- Thumbnails or a script (if you have more than this completed please send that as well)
- A link to your work, either a website, blog, or samples.
What will be included:
Because I am bankrolling the printing for this myself I need to keep the page count reasonable, I cannot afford to print every submissions. I will be choosing which submissions are included on their content objectively, not by the name of the cartoonist submitting.
I will not choose submissions that include:
- Pornographic material that is not plot relevant
- Violence for the sake of violence, or sexualized violence
- Trademarked Characters or settings (anything that can get us sued)
March 9th: Submission Deadline:
March 12th: Contributors Announced
March 23rd: Send Artist Bio, a self portrait or photograph, and (if you choose) sample images for me to advertise online
April 6th: Pages Due
Release Party: Yet to Be determined. Probably The weekend of April 19th or the weekend of April 26th.
All copyright remains with the original artist. Neither Scarleteen nor I claim any rights to your work other then the sale of the Awkward Sex Anthology for the purpose of fundraising. Awkward Sex comics does not claim first printing or publishing rights, so stories submitted may have been published before or can be published later by the artist.
Payment (or lack thereof)
Because this is a fundraiser, unfortunately we cannot offer any payment towards artists. All artists included in Awkward Sex will receive three complimentary copies. The release of Awkward Sex will take place at a fundraising release party in Chicago (date and location to be determined), where contributors will be invited to sell their work with 50% of profits going towards Scarleteen.com (Profits = Cost – Material cost). It is my hope that Awkward Sex will offer some amount of distribution and face time for it’s artists both online and in print. This is for an extremely worthwhile cause. Please think of your submission as a donation towards a wonderful organization that serves as a resource to people in great need of sexual health education. Also keep in mind that we claim no rights to your submission and you are free to publish it yourself at a later date.
Thank you so much for considering submitting to this anthology! If you are unable to submit, or choose not to, please consider donating directly to Scarleteen here, or supporting Scarleteen and local artists by purchasing this book or attending the release party!
This woman is Caucasian. She is from Armenia.
This woman is not Caucasian. She is from Germany.
This woman is Caucasian. She is from Azerbaijan.
This woman is not Caucasian. She is from England.
This woman is Caucasian. She is from Georgia.
This woman is not Caucasian. She is from France.
Caucasians are from the Caucus region. Caucasian DOES NOT mean white. Calling all white people Caucasian is outdated, RACIST and rooted in debunked anthropological myths related to craniological superiority that have been debunked. While some Caucasian people may pass as white, not all Caucasian people can. Stop calling yourself Caucasian if you are not.
Btw, “craniological superiority” means that some white people found skulls in the Caucus region that they thought were the most beautiful they’d ever seen and decided “this place must be the origin of white people since we are the most beautiful”. Really bizarre, really racist, really nonsensical thing to still be a thing.
I see a lot of posts telling asexual folk that it’s okay to have sex and to even like sex. And it is okay!
but i havent seen any posts saying it’s okay to be sex repulsed. And I know a lot of folk who feel bad about being sex repulsed. Well, it is 1000% okay to be sex repulsed or to dislike sex or to never have it for whatever reason. It’s all okay.
Yeah, “sex positivity” tends to treat sex repulsion like it only exists as a consequence of patriarchal sexual standards—as if to say that being afraid of or disinterested in sex is a feeling that can be overcome with a feminist outlook, that under the “right” “healthy” “sex positive” circumstances everyone should be able to enjoy sex. I’m so grossed out by the implication that sex is inevitable. Trying to force positivity on people for whom sex is not a positive experience is not radical, y’all.
petition to change ‘it gets better’ to ‘it gets bitter’
angry young queers beat the living hell out of all the smug rich celebrities who made youtube videos lying about how everything just kinda works itself out so hang in there champ
#itgetsbetter when you have the luxury of living as a virtual recluse.