If you want to make your disability known, go ahead! It’s a really important part of our lives and you should feel proud to embrace it. If you want to pass, rock on! It’s nice not to have to deal with ableist BS once in a while. No matter what you decide, remember that your disability doesn’t define you – online or offline.
People in queer relationships are often subjected to a barrage of ignorance from the straight community. The most annoying is: “Who’s the man and who’s the woman?” Ah yes, because as queer-identified people, the first thing we want you to do is shoehorn normative gender roles into our relationship! But believe it or not, it’s none of your business.
In her coming out speech, Ellen Page confessed that she felt as though she was “lying by omission” in her failure to explicitly confirm her sexuality. The HRC posted a headline congratulating Page on her decision to “live authentically.” “Lying,” “omission,” and “authentically” all strongly connote deception. And that just doesn’t sit well with me.
I was one of those kids that was always so worried about getting through college that I never gave much thought to what would happen after college. Before I knew it, graduation was around the corner and then, all of a sudden I was on my own thinking “Now what?” But you don’t have to punish yourself for being unemployed. Get out there and relish the break.
Whether it’s an everyday problem or a big life decision, turning to someone else for support and advice can feel uncomfortable and awkward. But listening and giving advice is equally tricky. Helping a loved one through a difficult time can be tough. It’s important to be conscious of your words and actions. Let’s discuss the everyday phrases that might give the wrong impression to a friend in need.
A lot of ignorance exists around sex and disability, especially regarding media portrayals involving providers of commercial sex.The problem lies in the way it’s presented, encouraging the audience to gawk and giggle. At the end of the day, no one is actually meant to perceive disabled people as desirable. So yes, getting laid is awesome, but it isn’t the end-all, be-all for everyone.
With the passage of the new year, most consider the holiday season to be officially over. Almost overnight, we turn our focus to self-improvement. Holidays can be a stressful time for many. The resulting strain can leave you feeling exhausted and resistant to starting your next chapter. If you’re feeling holiday burnout, here are some self-care tips for the new year.
More than ever, the millenial generation has eagerly embraced the “sad chic” mentality. We worship existentialism as long as it has shiny packaging, with pretty people saying poetic things. Soft grunge basically transforms taboo emotions into an aesthetic. This appropriation of mental illness is troubling, and this is where the commodification and idolization of soft grunge becomes a problem.
Typically, we only discuss sexism in terms of gender, but it also has applicability to biases related to sexuality. Monosexism is synonymous with bi/panphobia in many ways because it perpetuates the myth that a person can only truly be attracted to one gender. But someone’s sexuality is not a tool for you to reassert your own social legitimacy at the expense of others.