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Today, a friend of mine and I while discussing our favourite show, she pointed out that while the actor that plays the lead is (in her opinion, I’m sure there are a few people across the internet that would disagree) not very good looking, he’s interesting. I’ll admit that he isn’t exactly good looking in the rather A-typical definition that the media has constructed, it could be argued that he is (as my friend said) interesting and albeit “sexy”.
This got me thinking, in our ever changing world that is latching onto things that past generations wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole for fear of being labeled a “geek” or “nerd”, we are now not only embracing these things, we we are embracing these labels! With the Nerdfighter community created by the vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green, to the success of shows like the Big Bang Theory, and the Avengers Franchise! So with that being said, in our every changing world, is “nerdy” the new sexy? If so, they were right when they told us on 90’s television shows that the nerds would have their day, so you should be nice to them now.
Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to. — (via emyburger)
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Lebanon Just Did a Whole Lot More Than Legalize Being Gay -
LGBTQ rights supporters rejoiced on Thursday with news that homosexuality is no longer illegal in Lebanon. A court ruling abolished a case against an unna
Western onlookers have a very firm notion of the trajectory along which LGBTQ rights should advance. That trajectory places trans rights as a clear “next step,” something that can only be achieved once the groundwork has been laid by the advancement of the “L,” “G,” and perhaps “B” contingencies (representing lesbian, gay, and bisexual, respectively). But the Lebanese courts are not following that trajectory. The same ruling that decriminalized homosexuality also formally recognized gender variation and codified principles of self-identification. This nuanced view of the interplay between sexuality and gender identification doesn’t fit with the traditional (Western) “gay rights” narrative, and has resulted in Western media coverage that almost completely silences the critical role a transwoman played in achieving this landmark ruling.
Proclaiming Lebanon’s ruling as merely a “victory for gays” is not only an insult to the trans issues underpinning the ruling, but also whitewashes the Lebanese LGBTQ movement, painting it with strokes more easily digestible by Western consumers. The Lebanese case was not and is not merely a “victories for gays” – it is a nuanced and praise-worthy assessment of gender variance. While critics have commented that the ruling falls short of tangible “rights” for gays, in many ways it also far surpasses mainstream Western understandings of gender identity. And this deserves some press.
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