I apologize to my non-Hindi speaking readers for the title to this piece, in true nuance-sucking style the literal translation of which would amount to a ridiculous equivalent such as ‘a soft slap.’ Unfortunately, the English carries neither the restrained rage nor the purposeful levity of my intentions. 268 more words
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Heteronormativity is a fancy name for people believing that heterosexuality is natural and normal.
We play into this belief system as a society. Almost everything we do is programmed into this way of thinking, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s normal or natural. 318 more words
This piece was originally published in Issue 3 of Bluestockings Magazine.
On October 19, 2013, The Observer published an article on the increasing disinterest of Japanese citizens in sex and romance, entitled “Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?” Abigail Haworth, Observer contributor and Marie Claire senior international editor, centers her piece around the figure of a dominatrix-turned-love-doctor, one Ai Aoyama, who helps train the pathologically sexual (or sexually pathological) in human intimacy—a phrase that codifies heterosexual, cisgendered reproduction. 1,019 more words
Source: Azizi, Beren. (2014). Ak Partili Eşcinseller DE Var Tatlım! (There are homosexual AKP supporters, TOO, honey!) kaosGL.org, 03 April 2014, http://www.kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=16237
AK Party LGBT: Of course, as LGBT people, we do not endorse the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP or AK Party- AK means “white”) attitude towards LGBT people. 2,181 more words
“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” – Audre Lorde
Today the phrase “sexual identity” is so common and familiar we barely think about it. 3,607 more words