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"I gave a speech on bisexual health at a medical association conference a few years ago. One of the attendees, who is a mental health professional — he’s a therapist — wasn’t at my talk, but when he heard the topic of my speech, he told me, 'Oh, when I have clients who say they’re bi, I really question it. I really make them talk it through, and we examine it very closely.'

I said, 'What if they say they’re gay?' He was gay, by the way.

He said, 'Oh, in that case, we just talk about whatever they came to me for.'"

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Amy Andre in Nothing About Us Without Us from her speech on problems of Physical Health in the Bisexual Community, at a bisexual roundtable on 23 September 2013 in Washington DC USA (via bialogue-group)

It’s this shit right here that gets me so fucking mad at people who trivialise biphobia and monosexism by saying shit like “oh the worst you get is people thinking you are confused and greedy”, as if those stereotypes has no real consequences for bisexuals.

This is a fucking therapist, a man in charge of helping people overcome mental health issues and trauma, admitting freely that he and his colleagues treat bisexuality as if it is a mental health problem and a symptom of mental disturbance to be treated and cured.

He is telling a bi woman that he doesn’t treat gay people the same way and I’m pretty sure that he doesn’t treat straight folks that way, he is singling out bisexuals because he thinks there is something wrong with us identifying that way, because we are, in his mind, confused.

It makes me sick to think that he is making clients doubt and dissect their own sexuality, blamed their bisexuality for their mental state, told them that bisexuality was a symptom or something to take centre-stage over everything because he thinks it’s not as natural or mentally healthy as monosexuality.

This attitude towards bisexuality is endemic to the medical health industry, especially mental health, which is already a problematic field given how much stigma is attached to mental illness.

So many times I hear bisexuals express their anger at being told by qualified therapists and doctors that they were confused, greedy and/or unstable and therefore had to jump through pointless hoops, longer and more invasive therapy sessions, or even worse, threatened with having treatment withheld or taken in a direction completely different from monosexuals because “it’s all in their heads” or “just doing it for attention”. All because the person in charge takes Freud a little too seriously and/or believes all the shitty stereotypes that seem ever so trivial and not worth combatting to biphobia-deniers.

And people wonder why bisexuals don’t come out to health professionals? They wonder why we don’t come out at all? They wonder why bisexuals have a rate of suicide and poor health way above straight and gay people?

Don’t ever tell me that is trivial. Bisexuals die because of these stereotypes, they are killed by these so-called mental health professionals telling them that they need to be cured by denying themselves and are erased after death by monosexism. Fuck everyone who doesn’t think that’s worth caring about.

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babylizard:

if you think women with penises and men with vaginas are a joke unfollow me and never speak to me again and go roll around in garbage and swim in an active volcano

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"Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands"

m-e-u-f-s:

Notre gagnante du jour est la républicaine Phyllis Schlafly (dont on vous conseille la page Wikipedia, un délice) :

Si les femmes préfèrent AVOIR un partenaire mieux payé qu’elles, les hommes, eux, préfèrent ÊTRE ce partenaire qui gagne plus. Cette différence simple, mais essentielle a de sérieuses conséquences sur le soi-disant écart salarial.

Mettons que cet écart de rémunération disparaisse comme par magie. Alors la moitié des femmes seraient dans l’incapacité de trouver ce qu’elles considèrent être un partenaire convenable.

Je ne dis pas que les femmes refusent de fréquenter ou d’épouser des hommes qui gagnent moins qu’elles, seulement qu’elles ne préfèreraient pas. Si les hommes mieux payés venaient à disparaître, il est probable que de nombreuses femmes ne se marient pas du tout. […]

Le meilleur moyen d’améliorer les perspectives économiques pour les femmes est d’améliorer les perspectives d’emploi pour les hommes, même si pour cela, il faut augmenter ce soi-disant écart salarial.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA CETTE BONNE BLAGUE

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youcanteatbread:

therealduckandpenguin:

lawful:

fullcredit:

This is the most accurate sentence that has ever been said on national television. 

Truth.

Excellent.

Ha! So very very true.

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hostilehottie:

IF YOU GENUINELY THINK THAT PEOPLE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LIVE IN REALLY NICE APARTMENTS AND CAN AFFORD IPHONES AND NAME BRAND CLOTHES AND DESIGNER SHOES & PURSES AND EAT FULL STEAK DINNERS ROUTINELY AND PAY FOR THAT ALL WITH FOOD STAMPS WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU IN COLLEGE. WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU WORKING. QUIT YOUR JOB AND DROP OUT AND GO LIVE THE LIFE YOU’RE SO JEALOUS OF. WHY WON’T YOU DO THAT? IS IT PERHAPS BECAUSE YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO THAT YOU’RE FULL OF SHIT?

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total-queer-move:

LOOK. IT’S EVERY SINGLE STEREOTYPE ABOUT MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PUT INTO ONE HANDY-DANDY DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY SO IT CAN BE STATISTICALLY VALIDATED!! [x]

THANKS R/MENSRIGHTS!!

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foolish-wisdom:

foolish-wisdom:

ATTENTION EVERYONE:
this is one of my best friends from dance, Kierra. she is the most mature sixth graders I know. the only thing I don’t like about her is that she is convinced that she’s fat. I have tried so hard to convince her otherwise but nothing works. if you guys could reblog this if you think that she is perfect the way she is so I can show her how many people believe that she is not fat, that would be amazing

c’mon guys, I know how powerful you are on this website. it just takes one click. this girl isn’t even 13 yet

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slackerlackermotivation:

needs to be put up in every school 

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teaandfeminism:

tehbewilderness:

fab-fro:

sassyandpunk:

i hate how guys are praised for common sense all the time, like “awwww, he doesn’t call women sluts!”

THIS!

I hear ya!

Meets minimum standard for decent human being 101.

Impressive effing achievement d00d.

I hate that this is a thing I feel the need to do whenever I meet a decent guy. I hate that my first instinct is to praise them and consider them extraordinary.

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seekingawesomeness:

madame-revendique:

L’humour des abolitionnistes : comparer le STRASS à des rillettes de canard. TROP DRÔLE.

C’est quoi le sous-entendus? Que les TDS sont des restes d’humains?

On dirait bien oui…

seekingawesomeness:

madame-revendique:

L’humour des abolitionnistes : comparer le STRASS à des rillettes de canard. TROP DRÔLE.

C’est quoi le sous-entendus? Que les TDS sont des restes d’humains?

On dirait bien oui…

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