Hi everyone, I'm Grem and I'm totally new to mastodon. I'm demigender (she/her).
I'm predominantly an LGBT high fantasy writer, currently working towards self-publishing my first novel.
I'm also big into video gaming. I love me a good story-driven RPG.
I have a very antisocial cat named Morrigan, and nothing cheers me up like a good cup of tea. :)
I entered the darkened room and waited for my eyes to adjust until I could make out a stooped figure in a high-backed chair.
"A visitor," they drawled, swirling a chalice of red liquid, "Care to join me?"
I strode over to the window.
"No!" the figure shrieked as I drew the curtains aside, bathing the room in sunlight.
"Hsss!" they recoiled, robes fluttering dramatically.
"Pat, put your wine away, you have conference calls to be in."
Everybody in the UK (and elsewhere) who is perfectly capable of physically going to the shops whenever they want to and is instead choosing to panic order seven thousand toilet rolls online so those of us who actually can't always leave our houses can't get groceries delivered until APRIL, could you not. It's selfish. Thanks
"You may not know you are in a Murder Village, as they look like all other villages. So when you visit Womble Hollow or Shrimpling or Pickles-in-the-Woods or Nasty Bottom or Wombat-on-Sea or wherever you are going, you must have a plan. Below is a list of sensible precautions you can take on any trip to an English village. Follow them and you may just live."
This is hilarious!
The pizza joint I went to framed a hole in the wall in the men’s washroom and called it “Fragile Masculinity”
Trans issues and trans men, sexism
Trans men aren't inherently bad for identifying as men.
Being a trans man doesn't mean that you're automatically perpetuating the patriarchy.
In fact, many trans men have a deeper understanding of the harm the patriarchy causes than cis men because many had to experience it themselves at some point of their lives.
Issues often seen as "women's issues" often do affect trans men. Trans men get opressed by laws against reproductive rights and the lack of medical research on this type of body.
I've seen some hostility towards trans men and I don't think it is ok. Trans men have the right to speak up about issues that affect them without being silenced with "but you're a man, you can't speak about sexism".
Being harmed by the patriarchy isn't only for women, and if you experienced sexism that doesn't make you a woman.
High fantasy writer, RPG gamer, book lover, cat person. BPD, anxiety & depression. #nobot
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