didn't lady gaga reveal she was straight just a few months ago? I was LIVID because she literally just took advantage of her queer fans' desperation for bi icons and then went "lol nevermind"
What happened was that she made a joke about straight people on Instagram. It’s pretty clear from the text of the post that the straight person she was referring to was her boyfriend or possibly using clumsy language of being in a straight relationship to indicate her relationship with her boyfriend. Or it could have been sarcasm. The exact quote was “Straights celebrating their pride by unLEASHING our gayness”. Her boyfriend was on a leash. She is including herself in the gayness, but that isn’t what got picked up.
Because the gossip media RAN WILD with the idea that this was her coming out as straight. Because OF COURSE she must really be straight, bisexual women are ALWAYS really straight don’tchaknow. She never released a statement, she never described herself as straight, in fact she has YEARS of interviews emphasizing her bisexuality but one clumsily worded joke was enough for the biphobes to pounce. Even bi-friendly sites that should fucking know better like The Biscuit ran with catty headlines calling her straight.
In the aftermath she liked and retweeted a bunch of people’s comments like “duh this was obviously a JOKE” but at some point she is probably going to have to address it. I know she just released a new album so we’ll see if it comes out as she does more interviews and promos. I get the impression that she doesn’t want to even validate such ridiculousness with a response but she probably will have to clarify at some point.
Think about anyone who has come out as bisexual in the media. Megan Fox, Billie Joe Armstrong, Margaret Cho, Anna Paquin, Megan Mullally, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie.
Their sexuality is usually glossed over — often times, the media decides the person is either gay or straight, depending the relationship they are currently in or the relationship they get into in the future. If a man comes out as bisexual and in the future gets into a relationship with another man, people generally define him as homosexual (such as Alan Cumming). It’s important to note both homosexual and heterosexual people are monosexual and only attracted to one gender. In saying someone is straight or gay based on who they are currently with totally negates an individual’s identity.
Several people throughout have been classified as monosexual, despite identifying as bi. Marlon Brando himself was bisexual and he’s well-known as a “manly” man, it’s no surprise that people would want to erase his sexuality to fit their perception of him. Anne Frank was also bisexual; she wrote about having a love for girls and wanting a girl to date in her diaries. Angelina Jolie is one of the most well-known bisexuals and she still gets marked under a monosexual title because of her long term relationship with Brad Pitt. Yet, in doing this, people are neglecting her identity.
Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.
The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.
Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.
So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.
NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.
I’m 36 and I am at a really good place in my life right now. And when I was your age, in college, I wasn’t. So don’t you let anyone tell you that college or your 20’s should automatically be the best part of your life, or that growing up and being an adult means everything goes downhill. That’s bullshit. I am so happy right now as a middle-aged person. That’s totally a thing. So don’t worry about growing up.
My chemistry professor today, just out of the blue. I thought it was really apropos for all college-aged individuals. (via pineapplemountain
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing