Newsflash, Everyone: Tom Daley Isn’t Gay
He’s bisexual. And yes, it does make a big difference.
Tom explicitly says in the video that he still “fancies girls,” and he never uses the word “gay,” “homosexual,” or any other synonymous word to describe his sexuality.
The fact that media outlets immediately jump to the conclusion that he’s gay not only contributes to the issue of bisexual erasure, it also misrepresents what Tom Daley said, which was exactly what he wanted to avoid by making the YouTube video in the first place.
So get your facts straight everyone. Tom made an incredibly courageous decision in coming out and he deserves our support and respect.
"When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general."
Katy Perry's racist performance of "Unconditionally" at the American Music Awards →
- Katy Perry might as well just have been singing “LONG TIIIIIIIIIME I WILL LOVE YOU LONGGGGG TIMMMEEEEEEEEE” and mixing up her L and R sounds. That is how horrendously racist this performance was.
- This is absolutely no different than Miley Cyrus’ use of black female bodies in her We Can’t Stop music video and VMAs performance or Lily Allen’s use of black female bodies in her Hard Out Here music video or Selena Gomez’s use of South Asian culture in her Come And Get It music video. All of these videos and performances co-opt aspects of different cultures, cartoonize them, and then marginalize people from those cultures.
- I really honestly hope to see every single white feminist who vocally criticized Cyrus and Allen and Gomez out in full force against Katy Perry’s racist AMAs performance as well. Walk the talk.
- It is not a coincidence that the messages of Gomez’s Come And Get It and Perry’s Unconditionally are being used in conjunction with Orientalist imagery from Asian cultures. The literal messages from these songs — “when you’re ready come and get it” and “I will love you unconditionally” — are ripe for being used to feed the racist western stereotype that all Asian women are constantly sexually available and willingly subservient to men.
- When Perry bows and puts her hands together and cocks her head a little singing “I will love you unconditionally” at the end bit is just the subservient sexual availability of Asian women as it is understood in the west translated into pop choreography. That is what that is.
- This song is not an homage to Japanese culture. It is simply an orientalist portrayal of the Greatest Hits of Japanese Culture As (Mis)Understood in the West: there are geisha in vaguely kimono-looking-garments, paper parasols, imagery from the Great Wave off Kanagawa, and a torii. Nothing about it is truly authentic or respectful.
- This performance was a trainwreck and Katy Perry is a giant racist.
Morning-After pill doesn't work for women over 176 pounds →
The European manufacturer of a pill identical to Plan B says its product won’t work for women who weigh more than 176 pounds. Will American pharma companies warn women of weight limits?
So, this is probably worth knowing about, especially if you weren’t aware that being over 160lb already makes most hormonal birth control pills (and some other medications at standard doses) less effective.
Jesus you guys, I had no idea.
Shit, this is news to me as well.
I’ve taken this before and I’m wondering exactly how it’s not working. Because it messed with my period and I had all the symptoms it said it would cause.
Ella is another pill that works up to 5 days after sex and doesn’t seem to be affected by people weight if your looking for an alternative.
Recently I’ve been getting a lot of comments on my appearance from women and it’s always completely out of the blue. I never ask their opinion.
Your feet are so big
Your hair is so crazy
Your eyes are like balls (puffy)
You’re looking thinner
What’s wrong with your face? (No make up)
It makes me sad that the people who say these things only do so because they’ve been made to feel that their own appearance is the most important thing they have to offer the world. All people who identify as women are made to feel like that.
Being taught that it’s not ok to offer judgements on peoples’ appearance, whether they’re good or bad, is important.
It gives the impression that what the person you’re talking to looks like matters to you.
That’s what these comments made me feel like anyway.
Urgh. This sentence in my Chinese textbook “山田自从来到中国以后，体重断增加，不但体形难看了，而且动作也越来越笨了” translates as “After arriving in China Yamada’s weight kept increasing. Not only did his body become ugly but he also became more and more clumsy”. So DONE with this textbook. Almost every chapter has something problematic/racist/sexist/generally nasty in it. Not a reflection of Chinese people.