a new study shows that the average cis person is more likely to correct you on the gender of their cat than they are to correct themselves on yours
- read judith butler and other theory
- behave exactly as before
- adopt an attitude of superiority
: a guide for white queers.
— (From clairant via always-arousedxxx and sissygrrrl.)
i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, never trust anyone who refers to the struggle for LGBTQIA liberation as “gay rights”
and i am also adding the phrase “gay marriage”
if your language perpetuates the invisibility of the rest of the queer community, you’re not an ally in the struggle for liberation, you’re satisfying status quo at the expense of marginalized folks and participating in erasure.
YEAH PRETTY MUCHLY.
immigrants, poor people, queer people of color, disabled folks, women (esp trans women of color) and gender-nonconforming folks if you are in academia and you don’t feel smart enough, remember that you are in the playground and training grounds of the elite. academia was not designed to include you. you are surviving something that has been systemically designed to exclude you in order to keep power in the hands of white, middle class, able bodied cis-men.
knowing this, don’t let academia train you to believe that elitism is the right way to make it through school. you can learn shit, hold the knowledge of your people in your heart, discard shame for your humble beginnings and/or marginalized identities. move through this experience knowing that the changes it offers you don’t have to include accepting academic elitism, inaccessible language or superiority. you can can simultaneously own the privilege that comes with being college educated and connections to your roots. academia does not have to kill your spirit.
fabian romero, indigenous immigrant queer boi writer, facilitator and community organizer