Hey everyone I’m Satsuma, you can call me Satsu if you’d like
I’ve never done an introductions post bc I am fundamentally unsure whether I actually exist but in theory at least I’m a #queer ace butch (they/them please) who likes learning about cool stuff and trying to make the world be a better place
I’ve been around on mastodon for a while so if you’ve got questions or need help feel free to ask! Or also if you just want to say hello 💛🧡❤️
#nowreading Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: A Sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Myths in Translation
Phoebe North’s “An open letter to the author of “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter.” “ just hit really hard for me in terms of genderfeels
I’m sad that Isabel’s story is being taken down, we need room in our society for minorities to be able to express complicated feelings about themselves & I thought her story did a wonderful job at that
there are actually a huge number of boomers who exclusively go by chosen names (Junior, Bubba, Doc, etc) and iʼve definitely heard stories of them getting frustrated by not being able to use those names in official circumstances. humans have been changing their names and going by nicks & epithets for the entirety of chronicled human history; going by Your Legal Name In All Circumstances is largely a Gen Xer thing.
when you see organizations accepting chosen names over legal names, donʼt think of it as a change in social norms. itʼs more just a cultural remembering that bureaucracy doesnʼt define who we are. draw power from that history.
Takes on eps 1-4:
- All of the four main leads are complete disasters but in an endearing way
- I dont think I’ve ever watched a romcom where one of the characters was dtf before the show even started???
- PLATONIC KISSING
- This show clearly understands that queers move in packs, as far as I can tell Tang Ye has two people in his circle who are straight, and one of them’s his foster sister
People who think sexuality is a simple function of gender have no idea how quantum gender works, and probably won't even comprehend CLASSICAL gender.
First you have to understand the classical gender forces: gender gravity, in which each person's gender has some attractive component to others' genders according to the proportional magnitude of the genders.
Then there's gender electromagnetism, in which some attractive or repulsive component is contributed based on each gender's net charge.
Books, #queer theory, and anything else that catches my eye
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