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Katie Orlinsky

Cassandro in the Ring (The New Yorker‘s Photo Booth) Photos of Saúl Armendáriz, known to lucha libre devotees as Cassandro. Armendáriz is an exótico, an openly gay luchador who plays a drag-queen character and forgoes the customary mask in favor of a full face of makeup and coiffed hair


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achangingaltar:

indigokyra:

achangingaltar:

I’m just gonna put this out there since it is Bisexual Visibility Day and I assume we’re all going to see plenty of “Bi means ‘two’, therefore = ‘men and women’” on our dashes today.

You’re right. It means ‘two’. But you’re looking at the wrong two things.

Bi = two =/= men and women

Bi = two = my gender and not my gender

When we look at homosexual or heterosexual, the point of reference is the gender of the subject-person, not the binary.

Homosexual men are homosexual. Homosexual women are still homosexual. Homosexual does not mean “exclusively attracted to men”, because then women could not be homosexual. Homosexual means “exclusively attracted to people who share my gender”…..one.

Likewise, heterosexual means “exclusively attracted to people who do not share my gender”, not “exclusively attracted to men” because then men could not be heterosexual….again; one.

So, bisexual has nothing to do with the gender binary, and everything to do with the attraction one feels using their own gender as a point of reference. Bisexuality means “attracted to people who share my gender and who do not share my gender”….two.

Tahdah!

Now everyone who is upset about the grammatical and etymological integrity of the “bi-” prefix can sleep soundly knowing that it still means ‘two’, without being insulting and rude to bisexual people who insist that their sexuality is not inherently transphobic or trans exclusionary, or supportive of the gender binary!

EVERYBODY WINS!

HOORAY!

This makes sense,
but now I’m even more confused as to how bisexual is different than pansexual

I’m not bisexual or pansexual, so take what I’m saying with a grain of salt.

From what I understand, pansexuality is like a subset of bisexuality. Pansexuality would be attraction to any people regardless of physical sex or gender, whereas I think you could be bisexual in that you identify as female and are attracted to females, asexual, agender, non-binary, or trans people who identify as female (regardless of genitals), but not be attracted to people who identify as male?

Honestly, the more I think about it the more I just want to throw my papers in the air and just be like “WHATEVER! LET’S JUST SNUGGLE!!”, because as a cis, gay male I can honestly say I have pretty much zero attraction to women, but I wouldn’t immediately exclude agender, or trans people who have vaginas from my dating pool. That said, I still wouldn’t call myself bisexual…sooo…

Fuck…. soloontherocks, can you clarify? Maybe throw us a link or something to clarify?

I am bisexual and am attracted to men (cis and trans alike) and non-binary (genderfluid, agender, bigender, etc) people, and very few women who display some more traditionally “masculine” characteristics. I fall heavily on the “attracted to the same gender” side of the spectrum, but lean a bit toward other genders depending on personality and phyisical characteristics.

I do not identify as pansexual because I am not attracted to all genders, and gender does play a part in my preferences when it comes to romantic and sexual attraction. The number of women that I find appealing in that way is actually negligible and again relies on the concept of traditionally “masculine” or “androgynous” features.

Therefore: Bisexual.

Thanks for the input!
I’m kind of surprised I kind of sussed that one out on my own before, because this whole sexuality and gender thing really crosses some wires in my head sometimes and I don’t know if I’m coming or going anymore.

So, there you go, folks. One variation of ‘bisexual but not pansexual’ for your brain-files!

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pieandhotdogs:

I really want to die my hair some interesting shade of… like auburn or something? But like… my hair is really long? And frizzy? And I don’t know how badly it’ll actually fuck up my hair? Hmmmmm…

Get a dark, henna based dye.
It’ll be a lot gentler, look more natural, and comes in plenty of the shades you’re thinking of. It’s a bit more expensive than out-of-a-box, it’ll be much kinder to your hair and it will wash out bit by bit over time, so re-dyeing isn’t as much of an issue, in that you won’t have that harsh line at your roots, with a hugely noticeable colour variation between the two.

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indigokyra:

achangingaltar:

I’m just gonna put this out there since it is Bisexual Visibility Day and I assume we’re all going to see plenty of “Bi means ‘two’, therefore = ‘men and women’” on our dashes today.

You’re right. It means ‘two’. But you’re looking at the wrong two things.

Bi = two =/= men and women

Bi = two = my gender and not my gender

When we look at homosexual or heterosexual, the point of reference is the gender of the subject-person, not the binary.

Homosexual men are homosexual. Homosexual women are still homosexual. Homosexual does not mean “exclusively attracted to men”, because then women could not be homosexual. Homosexual means “exclusively attracted to people who share my gender”…..one.

Likewise, heterosexual means “exclusively attracted to people who do not share my gender”, not “exclusively attracted to men” because then men could not be heterosexual….again; one.

So, bisexual has nothing to do with the gender binary, and everything to do with the attraction one feels using their own gender as a point of reference. Bisexuality means “attracted to people who share my gender and who do not share my gender”….two.

Tahdah!

Now everyone who is upset about the grammatical and etymological integrity of the “bi-” prefix can sleep soundly knowing that it still means ‘two’, without being insulting and rude to bisexual people who insist that their sexuality is not inherently transphobic or trans exclusionary, or supportive of the gender binary!

EVERYBODY WINS!

HOORAY!

This makes sense,
but now I’m even more confused as to how bisexual is different than pansexual

I’m not bisexual or pansexual, so take what I’m saying with a grain of salt.

From what I understand, pansexuality is like a subset of bisexuality. Pansexuality would be attraction to any people regardless of physical sex or gender, whereas I think you could be bisexual in that you identify as female and are attracted to females, asexual, agender, non-binary, or trans people who identify as female (regardless of genitals), but not be attracted to people who identify as male?

Honestly, the more I think about it the more I just want to throw my papers in the air and just be like “WHATEVER! LET’S JUST SNUGGLE!!”, because as a cis, gay male I can honestly say I have pretty much zero attraction to women, but I wouldn’t immediately exclude agender, or trans people who have vaginas from my dating pool. That said, I still wouldn’t call myself bisexual…sooo…

Fuck…. soloontherocks, can you clarify? Maybe throw us a link or something to clarify?

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After all tumblr debates about bisexuality definition, yours is the BEST definition/explanation I’ve seen so far. You really managed to word it very well.

Thanks very much!
I honestly don’t remember exactly where I got it from. I can’t recall if someone described it that way in passing (I think that is what happened) and it stuck with me, or if I read something and had an A-HA! moment.

I just feel it gives the proper definition a lot of context to point out the way we use homo- and heterosexual, versus the way we use bisexual. Bisexual is the only one that people seem to force the binary into, where as other labels are self-referential (in that your own gender is the reference point regarding ‘same or different’).

Yeah, it just clicked for me one day and I am so glad it did because it’s such a frustrating argument to have with people or to see my bisexual friends forced into having all the time.
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I’m just gonna put this out there since it is Bisexual Visibility Day and I assume we’re all going to see plenty of “Bi means ‘two’, therefore = ‘men and women’” on our dashes today.

You’re right. It means ‘two’. But you’re looking at the wrong two things.

Bi = two =/= men and women

Bi = two = my gender and not my gender

When we look at homosexual or heterosexual, the point of reference is the gender of the subject-person, not the binary.

Homosexual men are homosexual. Homosexual women are still homosexual. Homosexual does not mean “exclusively attracted to men”, because then women could not be homosexual. Homosexual means “exclusively attracted to people who share my gender”…..one.

Likewise, heterosexual means “exclusively attracted to people who do not share my gender”, not “exclusively attracted to men” because then men could not be heterosexual….again; one.

So, bisexual has nothing to do with the gender binary, and everything to do with the attraction one feels using their own gender as a point of reference. Bisexuality means “attracted to people who share my gender and who do not share my gender”….two.

Tahdah!

Now everyone who is upset about the grammatical and etymological integrity of the “bi-” prefix can sleep soundly knowing that it still means ‘two’, without being insulting and rude to bisexual people who insist that their sexuality is not inherently transphobic or trans exclusionary, or supportive of the gender binary!

EVERYBODY WINS!

HOORAY!

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…. I typed up, on my phone, a whole post about this “Cosplays are Ruining Cons” thing, and apparently the Tumblr App ate it.

Fuck.

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mariaaragon64:

There has been so much bad news lately, throughout the summer it seems that the Darkness has surged forth.  It is time to summon back the Light into this world and to be the Light in this world for the sake of all sentient beings.

Dionysus holds the Grail cup, from which he summons the Light back into the world, while Kali and Medusa perform a sacred dance to help rebirth the Light and to keep back the Darkness, while the ritual goes on.

This is my symbolic expression of that.  Oil on canvas.  Completed yesterday.

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imsoshive:

Seriously …

This is a whole other level of fucked up.Like, it was already Final Boss Level fucked up, but now this is like Secret Dungeon After The Cut-Scene Level fucked up.The fuck?!?

imsoshive:

Seriously …

This is a whole other level of fucked up.
Like, it was already Final Boss Level fucked up, but now this is like Secret Dungeon After The Cut-Scene Level fucked up.

The fuck?!?

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Anonymous said:
Do you know of any informative blogs run by male witches?

thepaganstudygrouppage:

These are the first few that come to mind.

Ghost

Ahhhh, this must be why I got a jump in followers all of a sudden!

So, if this is what brought you here; hullo!

Just to clarify, because the tags on this were pretty broad, I am a male witch of the mostly-secular variety. I am not a neo/Wiccan, though I was a neoWiccan for a pretty long time. I now identify as a Dionysian, and Hellenic Revivalist.

My main areas of expertise are bathtub witchery (using largely homemade body care products for magic, or using witchy tools such as herbs in the bath or bathroom), and some general herbal magic. I worked at a witchcraft shop, so personalized spellcrafting is also something I can do pretty well.

I tend to involve prayer in a lot of my spellcraft, and so my work becomes a kind of ‘applied prayer’, but I believe in the inherent attributes of all magical tools and ingredients. I can consciously remove my religious inclinations from my spellcraft and I am happy to answer questions from either camp, religious spellcraft or secular.

I was the president of the Montreal Pagan Resource Centre, so while I’m not a master of anything, I am pretty well versed in a variety of esoteric, occult, religious, and spiritual subjects, so don’t be shy!

I’m actually gong through a bit of a dry spell, but have lots of time, so I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!

Thanks again for the rec, thepaganstudygrouppage!
And thanks to those who decided to check me out!

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chirotus:

Anonymously (or not) message me (3) things you want to know about me.

Doo eeeet

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cannibalcoalition:

achangingaltar:

cannibalcoalition:

True story. 

Family of mine on the Mayflower decided that Christmas had too many pagan roots, so he cancelled Christmas for a few years and fined anyone who he caught participating in Christmasy things. 

Um, cuz, like, that’s totally because, like, CHRISTIANS TOTALLY STOLE CHRISTMAS FROM PAGANS! YULE IS THE SOURCE! YUUUUULEPAGANHISTORYYYYYYYYHULKSMAAAAASSSHHHH!!!

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Lol, so I was kidding but this guy’s amazeballz3014.

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cannibalcoalition:

True story. 

Family of mine on the Mayflower decided that Christmas had too many pagan roots, so he cancelled Christmas for a few years and fined anyone who he caught participating in Christmasy things. 

Um, cuz, like, that’s totally because, like, CHRISTIANS TOTALLY STOLE CHRISTMAS FROM PAGANS! YULE IS THE SOURCE! YUUUUULEPAGANHISTORYYYYYYYYHULKSMAAAAASSSHHHH!!!

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