"You can see how delighted he is by her. He, the old pro, the old dog who has been around Hollywood a mighty long time can really see something that she doesn’t even yet know about herself - she is really special. […] It is a romance born on celluloid, it was captured by the camera and we can see it. And no matter how many times you watch the movie [To Have and Have Not], it doesn’t go away."Jeanine Basinger
I’m from a “third world country” and to add to that I’m from a very conservative predominantly Muslim country. I’m about to drop a BOMB SHELL on you, bro.
There are gay people. There are genderqueer people. There are trans* people. But they can’t be open about it for the most part because they may even be shunned by their own family. We are all products of our society and there is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with exploring yourself and your feelings and your identity.
If it’s safe and you can share it why the fuck not? Because if someone has the audacity to put a name to their identity then we can’t deal with poverty or racism?
No shut up.
Also here are some more fun facts:
We have internet!
We have sex!
I had a pet cat!
I was a specialized education teacher! (And I’m a woman! WHAT!)
We had feminism!
We had hardcore and punk and rap shows/Music scene!
Parks and playgrounds!
ALL THIS AND MUCH MUCH MORE.
All this and I’m still worried about silly things like racism, sexism and cissexism! And I still think you’re ridiculous and have made absolutely zero points!
I’m sorry you think we’re too primitive to know about gender identity.
GET TO KNOW ME MEME: 1/5 Favorite Female Characters:Édith Piaf (La Môme, 2007)
Americans want beauties, not me. I’m not the Parisian bombshell they expected. Can you see me as a chorus girl? Where’s my feather up the ass? They think I’m sad, they’re dumb. I don’t connect to them.
Put more simply, this all means: in the eyes of patriarchy, “men gotta fuck women”. If you are a woman not being fucked by a man, you are doing ‘woman’ wrong, and if you are a man who is not fucking women, you are doing ‘man’ wrong. (The consequences of doing ‘woman’ wrong are, of course, significantly more punitive than doing ‘man’ wrong, because women are always closer to consequences under patriarchy.)