when people use the “gender is a social construct” argument to try to invalidate trans identities, they fail to realize the implications of the phrase “social construct”. yes, the concept of gender was constructed by society, but it was constructed, and now there are…
True shit. It effects everyone. So when cis people say it like it only applies to people that aren’t cis, then they are really just not getting a grip because I guarantee these social constructs have influenced them in some way. Quit frontin’. Don’t act like its different just cuz they aren’t cis.
I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.
"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk.
*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”
Never knew this, keeping this for reference
Why punk bashing devalues how I battle my traumas. TRIGGER WARNING:RAPE, ABUSE.
So, I get the feeling of being sick of all the shit bags involved in punk and choosing self-preservation, because I have been raped, beaten, molested in my sleep, experienced sexism, ableism, apologism, threats against my wellbeing and safety for coming out about being raped and molested, etc, and been treated like I’m crazy for battling my oppression by punks, but there are people involved in punk that still give a shit and are still trying. Don’t make me feel bad for trying to make it better because I choose to stay involved and I’m battling my traumas this way by learning to take up the space that I deserve… and that you deserve. All of these things could have easily happened to me if I weren’t a punk. If it weren’t for punk, I may have never realized how serious this shit is and how deep it runs. I would not be as socially aware. Punk is where I learned how to not be so ignorant. Punks were the only people that cared that I was raped by a punk and abused by a punk. Of course not all of them, since punks did these things to me, but there were punks who had my back. A lot of people learn not to be oppressive shitbags from punk and are learning new ways of being decent to each other. It takes a long time to unlearn, but I see it happening. Not everyone will learn, but I refuse to let them take away what I love. Yes, punks can be rapists, and every other fucking horrible thing in the world… but that’s exactly why I’m sticking around… to try to fix that shit because I and every other marginalized person deserves to take up space…. especially in a scene where I feel is made for outcasts and people who don’t think like the “normies”. If you need to leave punk to feel better, it makes me sad because you deserve your space in punk more than some fucking perp or apologists, but do what you need to do… just as I will do what I need to do. Don’t make me feel like I’m doing something wrong for caring about what I care about and standing my ground to deal with my traumas and make space for people who deserve it. Because I choose to not let them take what I care about away from me since so much of me has already been taken away, so I play in bands and book shows, and try to educate folks (which has all been very empowering for me). Because people who deal with these traumas and oppression are punks too. Because I’M A PUNK and I fucking deserve to be.
Criticisms of what you see happening in punk will forever be important, but when you refer to punks being shitty in a really general way, you are overlooking and devaluing all the visibility and empowerment that I (and other survivors) have worked so hard to get.
I got electrocuted pretty bad while smashing a TV during our set tonight and now my zits are starting to pop on their own. punk rules!
Our set last night was a little bonkers.