Then there’s something I just thought of on my bike and I’m just gonna drop it here, even though it might be a little controversial. Here it goes:
I THINK MANY MORE MEN/BOYS HAVE HAD ROMANTIC FEELINGS FOR OTHER MEN/BOYS THAN WE WILL EVER KNOW!
Why will we never know? Because of this previous post! Men are too afraid to lose their ‘masculinity’, a set of values that is mostly fabricated by society.
Even though in today’s Western culture we see a huge wave of acceptance towards gays, people in the straight camp are still all too eager to stay there. It’s just still too damn hard to admit you really like that friend of yours, even in the privacy of your own house. Oh the risk! Somebody might find out!
This is a vicious circle. As long as most people are too afraid to come out of the closet, there will still be a closet to speak of.
How can this be fixed? BY ENDING THE FIXATION ON THE BOXES! We’re all people. We are capable of loving any other people. We connect on so many different levels. The division in just men and women is just as random as it is irrelevant. We need to identify merely as people, a species on planet Earth, a planet so rich with life it makes you cry every time you think of it. The beauty of it knows no boundaries.
Yet so many of us choose to narrow it down to a few categories, a few boxes that are supposed to be liked and hated. It’s just a great bunch of fiction! Humankind knows seven billion unique shades, all equally capable of love.
Don’t come out of that closet! Shatter it! Demolish it! Vaporise it! It doesn’t need to exist. Just express you true undying love to whomever you feel it for. Be passionate. Show that you are a true exponent of that wonderful randomness that is sentient life. Make us proud!
Sometimes I feel like you would really like Judith Butler :) Although she calls it ‘performativity’ instead of ‘a bunch of fiction’.
"I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore."
Virginia Woolf, The Pargiters: The Novel-Essay Portion of THE YEARS (via thenewwomensmovement)
wouldn’t that be just lovely now
(Source: fagcity, via bidyke)
shout out to people who have family who will offer financial help, but only in a manipulative way with unreasonable strings attached.
there’s no right decision in that situation. either you’re an ungrateful bastard for refusing the help or you’re an ungrateful bastard for accepting the help but continuing to be an atheist or queer or whatever the hell else your shitty family is holding over your head.