i just had a dream that i cut off my hand (deliberately). and then i decided i didn’t want to bleed to death after all, so i tried to call for an ambulance, but the voice at the other end was just a machine reading out football scores. also, my mother had three beautiful husky dogs who i had to keep from running off with my hand and eating it.
"It is necessary, in this world, to be made of harder stuff than one’s environment."
— Aleister Crowley (via yverboren)
Gender can only be considered a “spectrum” if we accept that its two opposite poles (spectrums require endpoints, after all) are *not* completely arbitrary categories imposed by a patriarchal regime, but rather that their existence has some legitimate basis which, at the very least, deserves our respectful acknowledgment. But once you realize that the concepts of femininity and masculinity don’t naturally correspond to women and men, you sort of have to ask yourselves why radicals lend credence to these concepts in the first place.
In other words: in four years of trying to wrap my head around queer politics, nobody has ever clearly explained why it makes more sense to invent a million new genders rather than to get rid of two.
"I am a friend, comrades, a friend!"
Yuri Gagarin’s first words upon returning to earth, to a woman and a girl near where his capsule landed. (12 April 1961) The woman asked: “Can it be that you have come from outer space?” to which Gagarin replied: "As a matter of fact, I have!" (via asonlynasacan)
Reblogging again for today’s historical significance
is there some way to be polite and friendly to a dude without that dude thinking you’re going to fuck them? should i just completely ignore strange guys asking to borrow my lighter? i like being friendly but i don’t like guys grumbling at me because i won’t give them my number/have coffee with them/marry them.
"If a woman puts her hands together to pray, and she’s crying blood, and levitates, if you don’t get a sustained hum at A flat, she’s a fucking WHORE!"
— Dylan Moran, on women not being able to be seen to enjoy themselves (via edgar-allen-popsicle)