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Getting Lucky With Everyday Sexism

Getting Lucky With Everyday Sexism

Over the last couple of days, I read the book Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed me tweeting about it, and exploring the ideas that I’m now writing this blog post about. (CW: discussion of street harassment and fairly mild descriptions of assault.) I’ve been meaning to read Everyday Sexism for a while — it’s been recommended to me, and I’ve seen it referenced, but I’m not great at non-fiction and…

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A Queer Reading Of My Life

A Queer Reading Of My Life

One of the things I learned during A-Level English Literature that I hadn’t come across before was the idea of different readings of a text. I mean, I think I’d been doing it unconsciously already, but the terminology hadn’t crossed my path. I didn’t know you could do a ‘feminist reading’ of a text, let alone a ‘queer reading’. I didn’t know it was legitimate to look at material through a certain lens and see what it uncovered, and discovering…

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Playing The Ace Of Hearts

Playing The Ace Of Hearts

I mentioned in my post about Quicksilver that the protagonist was asexual and that I’d never seen that in a book before, but I know for a lot of people the concept of asexuality is still a little bit confusing with quite a lot of misconceptions and misinformation, so I decided to write this to clear things up. Before we start, a few things to say. 1) I’m not a world expert on the subject. In fact, most of the…

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Let Me Be A Heroine

Let Me Be A Heroine

After Wednesday’s post, I got into a conversation in the comments about representation of LGBTQ characters in fiction, and whether there’s enough of it. From an entirely objective perspective: there isn’t. From a seriously subjective and emotional perspective: hell no, there isn’t. Now, just because I’ve come out doesn’t mean everything on this blog is going to be about LGBTQ issues. However, one of the main reasons I wrote that post was because I wanted to write this one and…

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Happy New Queer

Happy New Queer

I am terrified of writing this post. I am terrified that my family will read it and confront me about it and tell me I shouldn’t have written it. I am terrified that there are people who will probably never speak to me again because of it. I am terrified that it will change the way some of my friends view me. I am terrified that people will berate me for not telling them in person. I’m really, really scared….

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Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

“Isn’t she bisexual?” “No, she’s pansexual.” “What the hell is that?” “It’s what picky bisexual people call themselves.” “Isn’t it what non-picky bisexual people call themselves? You know, they’ll sleep with anyone?” “Well, anyway, what she’s confused about is whether she’s a girl or a boy.” “Are you kidding? How hard can it be?” “I know. Like, anyone can tell that.” “We-ird. So is that why she dresses in boys’ uniform now? And why she cut her hair?” “Hmm, I…

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