Help me prove a point
Oops, I just ordered this book before I even knew what I was doing.
if my professor skates over the fact that Sonnet 20 is literally Shakespeare saying “yo I’m super gay” I’m gonna be pissed
yeah I’m angry about bi erasure too.
As a straight woman I feel the same way about erasure of GLBT people. Not intending to be offensive or anything so apologies if this is offensive but how do we know that Shakespeare’s sonnets in general are autobiographical? AFAIK that sonnet was dedicated to a man, but the feelings in the text may not be Shakespeare the poet’s but those of a persona, which doesn’t disprove or prove that he wasn’t or was gay. But then again, people in general don’t know all that much about Shakespeare’s personal feelings so anything people say is guesswork
Why would Shakespeare have invented a gay poetry writing persona when m/m activity was literally punishable by death?
I’m gonna go off on some wild guesswork here, but it’s almost like we know he was married to a woman and they had three children, but he addressed 126 stunningly lovely sonnets to men. It’s almost like we know the rest of his poems were addressed to a lady. It’s almost like Shakespeare’s works lend themselves to queer readings because he was queer and enjoyed playing with and subverting traditional notions of gender/ courtly love/ poetry. This is pretty radical, but maybe writers write about things because they want to express their lived experiences and desires.
In conclusion, LOVE THAT BISEXUAL.
Samuel Johnson (via itsquoted)
He that shall walk with vigour three hours a day will pass in seven years, a span equal to 7671 hours or 319.625 days walking. I’m an advocate of walking (I LOVE a good walk), but Dr Johnson here is daft. What are you building here with walking that would compare to a palace? You’ve circumferated the earth, what now? What would YOU do with an extra 45.7 days per year?
Walks are an excellent event on their own. Not as “building something.”
΅Marxian” (adj): my Demography textbook’s cowardly way of trying to adjectivize Marx without using Marxist.
"I tend to support more of a Marxian perspective. I do believe that an increase in population will result in an increase in production. I also see how an equal distribution of resources could result in less poverty. I do however, believe that people within poverty need to be actively working their way out of poverty (if possible) to lighten the burden on society. I believe there needs to be a stop to generations upon generations within the welfare system. Programs and strict guidelines and mandatory drug testing should be required by welfare recipients."
We use language in various forms from the moment we’re born until the moment we die. To pretend or argue that it has no power, that it can’t be used to marginalize and oppress, that it can’t be violent, that it can’t be used to murder, is either immensely disingenuous, or completely naive.
When I say media needs more bi people what I mean is:
- More engaging, well-rounded, bi characters of all gender expressions, especially bi men because they are really lacking in our media
What I do not mean is:
- Add another oversexualised, thin cis woman who gets abused for her sexuality and/or ‘cant make up her mind’