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"Abolition means a world where we do not use the prison industrial complex as an ‘answer’ to social, political, and economic problems. Abolition means that instead we make new ways to stop harm from happening. It means responding to harm when it does happen, without simply “punishing.” We will try to fix the causes of harm, instead of using the failed solution of punishment. This means harm will occur far less often. This is often called “harm reduction.” We will not use policing, courts, and prisons, which are making us less safe. Abolition means creating sustainable, healthy communities with the power to create safety. (Based on words by Rose Braz, former director of Critical Resistance)"
- Black & Pink

atmung:

"Abolition means a world where we do not use the prison industrial complex as an ‘answer’ to social, political, and economic problems. Abolition means that instead we make new ways to stop harm from happening. It means responding to harm when it does happen, without simply “punishing.” We will try to fix the causes of harm, instead of using the failed solution of punishment. This means harm will occur far less often. This is often called “harm reduction.” We will not use policing, courts, and prisons, which are making us less safe. Abolition means creating sustainable, healthy communities with the power to create safety. (Based on words by Rose Braz, former director of Critical Resistance)"

- Black & Pink

apersnicketylemon:

They/Their' as a singular pronoun is correct English.

Stop excusing your transphobia by saying it isn’t. You’re wrong.

(via tipsfortransfolks)

Queer Autistic Author Corinne Duyvis Talks About Her New Radically Diverse YA Novel, "Otherbound"

xoJane: Representations of disability in YA and children’s fiction are woefully lacking, and when they do appear, they’re often bad. What are some of your disability pet peeves — and how should your fellow authors be addressing them?

Duyvis: One of my big pet peeves — and I’ve actually got a longer article about that in the works for Disability in Kidlit — is the magical disabled person. Not the disability superpower, which is a different trope, but the mystical ability. Ooo, this autistic person can detect the way the universe is put together. Ahhhh, that schizophrenic person can communicate with aliens. Wow, this blind person can see the future! Usually the disabled person in question is grossly dehumanized and Othered.

Another pet peeve: the disabled family member who’s just there to make the main character look sympathetic. I think what’s behind both these tropes — and, honestly, most disability tropes — is the fact that many people don’t … get disability. They’ve probably never heard of disability communities or self-advocacy or disability politics. They think disabled characters are mainly interesting for how they can affect the plot or the characters around them, and don’t build disabled characters with the same care and thought as they do other characters.

(Source: se-smith, via lgbtqblogs)

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In her pioneering book Hard Core, Linda Williams put moving-image pornography on the map of contemporary scholarship with her analysis of the most popular and enduring of all film and video genres. Now, fifteen years later, she showcases the next generation of critical thinking about pornography and signals new directions for study and teaching. Porn Studies resists the tendency to situate pornography as the outer limit of what can be studied and discussed. With revenues totaling between ten and fourteen billion dollars annually—more than the combined revenues of professional football, basketball, and baseball—visual, hard-core pornography is a central feature of American popular culture. It is time, Williams contends, for scholars to recognize this and give pornography a serious and extended analysis.
The essays in this volume move beyond feminist debates and distinctions between a “good” erotica and a “bad” hard core. Contributors examine varieties of pornography from the tradition of the soft-core pin-up through the contemporary hard-core tradition of straight, gay, and lesbian videos and dvds to the burgeoning phenomenon of pornography on the Internet. They explore, as examples of the genre, individual works as divergent as The Starr Report, the pirated Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson honeymoon video, and explicit Japanese “ladies’ comics” consumed by women.
They also probe difficult issues such as the sexualization of race and class and the relationship of pornography to the avant-garde. To take pornography seriously as an object of analysis also means teaching it. Porn Studies thus includes a useful annotated bibliography of readings and archival sources important to the study of pornography as a cultural form. Contributors. Heather Butler, Rich Cante, Jake Gerli, Minette Hillyer, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Despina Kakoudaki, Franklin Melendez, Ara Osterweil, Zabet Patterson, Constance Penley, Angelo Restivo, Eric Schaefer, Michael Sicinski, Deborah Shamoon, Maria St. John, Tom Waugh, Linda Williams

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In her pioneering book Hard Core, Linda Williams put moving-image pornography on the map of contemporary scholarship with her analysis of the most popular and enduring of all film and video genres. Now, fifteen years later, she showcases the next generation of critical thinking about pornography and signals new directions for study and teaching. Porn Studies resists the tendency to situate pornography as the outer limit of what can be studied and discussed. With revenues totaling between ten and fourteen billion dollars annually—more than the combined revenues of professional football, basketball, and baseball—visual, hard-core pornography is a central feature of American popular culture. It is time, Williams contends, for scholars to recognize this and give pornography a serious and extended analysis.

The essays in this volume move beyond feminist debates and distinctions between a “good” erotica and a “bad” hard core. Contributors examine varieties of pornography from the tradition of the soft-core pin-up through the contemporary hard-core tradition of straight, gay, and lesbian videos and dvds to the burgeoning phenomenon of pornography on the Internet. They explore, as examples of the genre, individual works as divergent as The Starr Report, the pirated Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson honeymoon video, and explicit Japanese “ladies’ comics” consumed by women.

They also probe difficult issues such as the sexualization of race and class and the relationship of pornography to the avant-garde. To take pornography seriously as an object of analysis also means teaching it. Porn Studies thus includes a useful annotated bibliography of readings and archival sources important to the study of pornography as a cultural form. Contributors. Heather Butler, Rich Cante, Jake Gerli, Minette Hillyer, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Despina Kakoudaki, Franklin Melendez, Ara Osterweil, Zabet Patterson, Constance Penley, Angelo Restivo, Eric Schaefer, Michael Sicinski, Deborah Shamoon, Maria St. John, Tom Waugh, Linda Williams

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Porn 2.0 Utopias – Authenticity and Gay Masculinities on Cam4 by PATRICK HENZE

ABSTRACT
The article discusses how the pornographic desire for authenticity is realised on porn 2.0 websites like Cam4. Against this background the analysis focuses on gay masculinities and their representational politics within gay mainstream pornography. Gaying, as the tradition of staging a utopian gay world without discrimination, as well as porning, the possible transformations of gay subjectivities through porn, are presented as central concepts of gay pornography. The author connects recent developments of online pornography with analytical approaches of Linda Williams’ Porn Studies and locates porn 2.0 in the trajectory of gay pornography.

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God’s revelation - or coming out - is an act of radical love because it dissolves the boundaries between knowing and unknowing. According to the mystical tradition of the apophatic or negative theology, God can never be fully known in a positive sense. Because God is beyond all of our limited human senses, God can only be known through an ongoing process of unknowing. Susannah Cornwall, a queer theologian and research fellow at the University of Exeter, has written about the connection between ‘apophasis,’ revelation, and the transgender experience in her essay ‘Apophasis and Ambiguity.’ According to Cornwall, to the extent that the category of ‘transgender’ resists the binary opposition of ‘heterosexual’ and ‘homosexual,’ it can be understood as a form of ‘apophasis.’

For Cornwall, the transgender experience - like the mystical experience of God - is a state of apophatic ‘unknowing.’ It is a state of resisting any final ‘knowledge’ of the polarities of ‘heterosexual’ and ‘homosexual.’ Indeed, it is a state of being in perpetual transformation, just as Gregory of Nyssa described the human journey toward the divine as ‘epektasis,’ or ‘never arriving at any limit of perfection.’ For Cornwall, there can never be a sense of ‘arrival.’ Both divine revelation and the transgender experience reject a ‘climactic picture of perfection in favour of a transformative one based on uncertainty and continual journeying.’ This ‘living in tension’ and ‘often discomfiting uncertainty’ is what it means to grow as a human being.

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Patrick S. Cheng, Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology, 47-8 (via h2ointowine)

perfidiousverisimilitude:

allthatandasideoftom:

antyc67:


Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D
General 
How to: Enable your Tumblr ask boxHow to tagHow to tag asksHow to have posts show up/not show upTrigger WarningsTumblr SaviorHow to Report a blog 
Theme/Code
How to install a themeTheme Directory My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebarIcon FinderHelp picking a color scheme to match your iconHow to Install Updates Tab (X)Updates Tab MasterpostHow to add a music player (X) (X) Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)HTML Color CodesCreating a poll on TumblrCreating a countdown  How to create a re-direct pageBlogrolls, Family, Follow Forever How to make a networkHow to Install a Navigation PageHTML Codes HTML Help & CodesTumblr Formatting CheatsheatTheme making tutorialTumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues
*Remember most theme makers will answer questions about there them or already have FAQ Page to make it easier for you to use
Photoshop/Photoshop Resources
Tutorial for saving Photoshop (windows)Masterpost for downloading PhotoshopHow to make a GifLearn the Basics of PhotoshopBeginner Tutorials for PhotoshopPhotoshop Graphic MasterpostsPhotoshop Tutorial Masterpost Textures GuidePhotoshop Help Blog Photoshop Help BlogScreencaps ScreencapsHQ Celebrity Gallery Masterpost
Alternatives to Photoshop
PixlrMypaintAnimating ProgramDigital painting ProgramArt Program/Photo EditorQueeky PaintPicMonkeyArt ProgramSketchpad Drawing ProgramGraphic’s ProgramPaint.netSumopaintFree Art Programs Masterpost
Gifs
Supernatural Reaction GifsReaction Gifs Reaction GifsReaction GifsReaction GifsOnline Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker
Meme’s
Quick Meme MakerPie Chart MakerMeme Generator Meme Maker
Fanfiction/Writing/Roleplay
How to write FanfictionAvoiding mistakes when writing fanfiction10 Tips to Writing FanfictionHow to Submit a Fanfiction to Fanfiction.Net Writing Fiction PlansWriting TemplatesNovel Outline34 Writing TipsHow to write a CharacterTips on writing a Character Character writing MasterpostWriting Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)Diverse Character Writing Masterpost Detailed Character templateHow to write different Body types (X) (X)Surnames MasterPostSynonyms MasterPostCreating an OC Masterpost                                                 Writing Folklore, Myth and Creatures Masterpost                     How to write Ancient Rome England  Viking Age Victorian Age Middle Ages 50’s Wild WestOther things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)How to RP MasterpostRoleplay TermsRP GuideRP Help Masterpost
Other
Help Fact Check Tumblr PostsUrban Dictionary See if your about to hit post limitIn case you update software and it sucks Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes MasterpostMassive Masterpost included Writing & ArtTutorial Master Post
I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

I guess I need this if I ever want to do something other than reblog.*runs and hides in corner*

Ooohhhhh

For ref when I get home!!

perfidiousverisimilitude:

allthatandasideoftom:

antyc67:

Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D

General 

How to: Enable your Tumblr ask box
How to tag
How to tag asks
How to have posts show up/not show up
Trigger Warnings
Tumblr Savior
How to Report a blog 

Theme/Code

How to install a theme
Theme Directory 
My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebar
Icon Finder
Help picking a color scheme to match your icon
How to Install Updates Tab (X)
Updates Tab Masterpost
How to add a music player (X) (X
Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
HTML Color Codes
Creating a poll on Tumblr
Creating a countdown  
How to create a re-direct page
Blogrolls, Family, Follow Forever 
How to make a network
How to Install a Navigation Page
HTML Codes 
HTML Help & Codes
Tumblr Formatting Cheatsheat
Theme making tutorial
Tumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues

*Remember most theme makers will answer questions about there them or already have FAQ Page to make it easier for you to use

Photoshop/Photoshop Resources

Tutorial for saving Photoshop (windows)
Masterpost for downloading Photoshop
How to make a Gif
Learn the Basics of Photoshop
Beginner Tutorials for Photoshop
Photoshop Graphic Masterposts
Photoshop Tutorial Masterpost 
Textures Guide
Photoshop Help Blog 
Photoshop Help Blog
Screencaps 
Screencaps
HQ Celebrity Gallery Masterpost

Alternatives to Photoshop

Pixlr
Mypaint
Animating Program
Digital painting Program
Art Program/Photo Editor
Queeky Paint
PicMonkey
Art Program
Sketchpad 
Drawing Program
Graphic’s Program
Paint.net
Sumopaint
Free Art Programs Masterpost

Gifs

Supernatural Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs 
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker

Meme’s

Quick Meme Maker
Pie Chart Maker
Meme Generator 
Meme Maker

Fanfiction/Writing/Roleplay

How to write Fanfiction
Avoiding mistakes when writing fanfiction
10 Tips to Writing Fanfiction
How to Submit a Fanfiction to Fanfiction.Net 
Writing Fiction Plans
Writing Templates
Novel Outline
34 Writing Tips
How to write a Character
Tips on writing a Character 
Character writing Masterpost
Writing Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Diverse Character Writing Masterpost 
Detailed Character template
How to write different Body types (X) (X)
Surnames MasterPost
Synonyms MasterPost
Creating an OC Masterpost                                                 
Writing Folklore, Myth and Creatures Masterpost                     
How to write Ancient Rome England  Viking Age Victorian Age Middle Ages 50’s Wild West
Other things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to RP Masterpost
Roleplay Terms
RP Guide
RP Help Masterpost

Other

Help Fact Check Tumblr Posts
Urban Dictionar
See if your about to hit post limit
In case you update software and it sucks 
Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes Masterpost
Massive Masterpost included Writing & Art
Tutorial Master Post

I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

I guess I need this if I ever want to do something other than reblog.
*runs and hides in corner*

Ooohhhhh

For ref when I get home!!

(Source: gaamoraa, via totally-toasty)

Writing Asexuality in Fiction - Masterpost

anagnori:

I’ve finally built up a nice series of essays on writing asexuality and asexual characters in fiction. Here they are, all together in one place. They’re intended to be useful for asexual and non-asexual writers alike. They are also meant to be inclusive of gray-asexual and demisexual characters, although my knowledge is limited there.

These essays assume you already have a basic knowledge of what asexuality means: a general lack of sexual attraction to other people. This is not Asexuality 101; for that, check out the links on my resources page.

Other potentially relevant topics

This post may be updated in the future as I write more stuff on this subject; I’ll link to it from my blog’s homepage so it’s easy to find.

(via heyreadabook)