Utrecht, The Dystopia Of Bicycles

warrenellis:

My abiding memory of a few days in Utrecht remains that the side of town I was on was under reconstruction, and that they hadn’t put the pavements back yet.  And Google Maps hadn’t kept up.  So I walked into tangles of roads, spaghetti junctions and random traffic a lot. Oh, but they like their bicycle lanes, like good Netherlanders. In fact, in Utrecht, the cyclists are mad with power.  They…

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if I could pick any dystopia, it would be a bicycle dystopia.

specialagent-foxymulder: indiecup: dragon-in-a-fez: kieren-f…

specialagent-foxymulder:

indiecup:

dragon-in-a-fez:

kieren-fucking-walker:

biblioaiedail:

allaboutthediskhorse:

cool-asexual:

Acephobia fucking exists part 3

I find it interesting how a lot of these comments in this part are literally advocating for conversion therapy of asexuals, see us as people that can be ‘fixed’ with the right amount of ‘therapy’ and the ‘correct psychologist’.
Straight people don’t think we’re straight, or normal. Honestly a lot of them hate us.

This is something I talked about earlier, how there are plenty of types of aphobia, and this type is the one we tend to face on a regular basis. Literal sexual harassment and conversion therapy.

But sure, aphobia isn’t real alright.

Jesus this is scary

It’s funny that they want to paint us as an ‘abnormal’ tiny little minority. Asexuals are estimated to make up 1% of the worlds population. To put that into perspective the entire population of Australia is estimated at 0.33% of the worlds population. So the amount of people you’re discarding is the same as the entire population of Australia three times over. But sure we’re tiny, abnormal and irrelevant. 

so, everyone who wants to throw aro and ace people out of the LGBTQIA community: please take a moment to notice how the intolerance here doesn’t just look the same as intolerance against other marginalized sexualities and gender identities, it doesn’t just use the same words and tone and tactics, it’s explicitly linked by several of these people. they’re saying they think asexual people are “sick” in the same way trans people are. maybe think about that before you go on another “you’re not oppressed like we are and don’t belong here” tirade.

Okay maybe I was wrong. Maybe aphobia is a thing.

It really is, a lot more than most non-ace people realize

years ago I got some of this shit on a blog post where I talked about being ace

on the bright side, I learned that anyone who says “this is NOT normal” with that exact capitalization is a trash person and proof that “normal” is basically the worst

specialagent-foxymulder: indiecup: dragon-in-a-fez: kieren-f…

specialagent-foxymulder:

indiecup:

dragon-in-a-fez:

kieren-fucking-walker:

biblioaiedail:

allaboutthediskhorse:

cool-asexual:

Acephobia fucking exists part 3

I find it interesting how a lot of these comments in this part are literally advocating for conversion therapy of asexuals, see us as people that can be ‘fixed’ with the right amount of ‘therapy’ and the ‘correct psychologist’.
Straight people don’t think we’re straight, or normal. Honestly a lot of them hate us.

This is something I talked about earlier, how there are plenty of types of aphobia, and this type is the one we tend to face on a regular basis. Literal sexual harassment and conversion therapy.

But sure, aphobia isn’t real alright.

Jesus this is scary

It’s funny that they want to paint us as an ‘abnormal’ tiny little minority. Asexuals are estimated to make up 1% of the worlds population. To put that into perspective the entire population of Australia is estimated at 0.33% of the worlds population. So the amount of people you’re discarding is the same as the entire population of Australia three times over. But sure we’re tiny, abnormal and irrelevant. 

so, everyone who wants to throw aro and ace people out of the LGBTQIA community: please take a moment to notice how the intolerance here doesn’t just look the same as intolerance against other marginalized sexualities and gender identities, it doesn’t just use the same words and tone and tactics, it’s explicitly linked by several of these people. they’re saying they think asexual people are “sick” in the same way trans people are. maybe think about that before you go on another “you’re not oppressed like we are and don’t belong here” tirade.

Okay maybe I was wrong. Maybe aphobia is a thing.

It really is, a lot more than most non-ace people realize

years ago I got some of this shit on a blog post where I talked about being ace

on the bright side, I learned that anyone who says “this is NOT normal” with that exact capitalization is a trash person and proof that “normal” is basically the worst