A radical bi movement… would also acknowledge the way that patriarchy simultaneously privileges and hurts men. It would hold men accountable to their privilege while helping them dismantle it. Such a movement would remember that bisexuality gives men a “way out” of dominant masculinity, and would use this as an opportunity for creating subversive, antipatriarchal masculinities.
Shiri Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Sign me up.
Which reminds me, I should move this book up my to-read list.
And thus begins Climbing the Date Palm, with a bisexual woman quite unexpectedly rescuing a bisexual man. She takes him home to the queen, where they discover that he’s got quite an adventure in store for them all.
Queen Shulamit is eager to help Kaveh, the youngest prince of a neighboring country, when his father throws his engineer boyfriend in jail for leading his workers in protest over underpaid wages. But if she can’t find a peaceful solution that will keep everybody happy, the two countries could wind up at war.
Both bisexual characters are positively and sympathetically depicted, as are the lesbian and gay characters. (And the dragon.)
Kindle link here, Paperback version will be available on Amazon and other conventional bookstores by the end of the month, but you can pre-order it here from wildirisbooks, a locally-owned feminist bookstore where the B and the T in LGBTQ are definitely not silent. Sequel to The Second Mango.
art pictured by Ceili Braidwood/inked by Jane Dominguez
I once went to the Renaissance Fair dressed as Marty McFly, and nobody got the joke.
That will forever be one of the most disappointing moments in my life.This is my favorite photoset rn
I totally get this guy. A whole fair of nerds and no one got a awesome 80s pop culture reference. Shame. The faces are amazing.
Next Challenge: Bill and Ted.
[screenshot of captcha images stating simply: queers]
Fucking right, captcha
Check it out:
- Jill and Daisy can be lesbians.
- Jill and Daisy can be straight. Or bi. Or asexual or literally anything else.
- Jill and Daisy can be POC.
- Or Jill and Daisy can be white.
- Jill and Daisy don’t even have to be American.
- But Jill and Daisy can be American.
- Jill and Daisy can be in modern times.
- Jill and Daisy can be in the 1940s.
- Jill and Daisy can be in any era.
- Jill and Daisy solve mysteries.
- Jill and Daisy fight crime.
- Jill and Daisy are scientists!
- Daisy technically can be any gender.
- Jill has to self-identify as a woman, but she doesn’t have to be cis. This is the closest thing to a restriction we have on the character.
It’s up to you! Writers & artists, please do your thing.
We’ll select five artists and four writers to make a comic book starring Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, and her faithful life partner, Daisy Smythe!
Five stories! Five creative teams! One main character! One comic book!
Let’s do it!
Deadline is August 1, 2014!
I AM SORRY. I FEAR I CAN’T HELP YOU.
You will have to carry this burden in all the books you will read.
John Cleese tragically crying over his lost days. John Cleese seducing Guinevere. John Cleese angsting in the woods.
How baseball was meant to be played. Outside, during the day, in a barely half-full stadium. With an ominous Fortress of Death looming just beyond the third base wall, ready to incinerate anyone violating The Unwritten Rules of Baseball.
I bet Old Hoss was in there. Lurking.