POST PLUS IS COMING, WHETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT!
Despite the fancy survey, changes to the UI and TOS reveal we’re getting the service in the future whether we want it or not. Obviously, Post+ is a terrible idea that is trying to bank revenue on user content. Unlike patreon or onlyfans, tumblr’s primary focus is on FAN content. The legality of this is NOT in the users favor and as the new tumblr TOS states, said users will be entirely liable for whatever legal matters arise.
SO WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Besides filling out the survey, it’s time to show tumblr we mean business and show our displeasure by hitting them where it hurts.
We’re proposing a 24 hour log off as phase one of this protest.
WHEN IS THE PROTEST?
AUGUST 6th, 2021
12 am Eastern Time (US)
5 am Greenwich Mean Time
6 am Central European Time
8 am Moscow Standard Time
1 pm Australian Western Time
2 pm Japan Standard Time
3:30 pm Australian Central Time
4 pm Australian Eastern Time
AUGUST 5th, 2021
11 pm Central Time (US)
10 pm Mountain Time (US)
9 pm Pacific Time (US)
THE END TIME IS 24 HOURS FROM START TIME!!!
So no posting, no queues, no likes, and no reblogs!
WHAT IF I CAN’T/WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Like this post and share it AS MANY TIMES AS POSSIBLE. Use the hashtags #tumblrlogoff2021 or #postplusprotest on ANY and ALL social media.
WILL THIS WORK?
Maybe, maybe not. It’s an attempt at doing SOMETHING.
I’m probably going to participate in this, just so you know, and in case you want to as well
I wish all aroaces who push away talking about their own experiences of aphobia aside while trying to give space to alloaros and alloaces because they “don’t want to feed into the stereotypes”/”take attention away from identities that gets even less attention”/”to help both communities get along as they both air their grievences over being mistaken for each other” a very fine evening.
Your experiences and troubles within the aspec community matter, especially the way you are constantly expected to leave part of your identity out of the gate to participate in either side of the community, the expectation that you should take an “outsider’s role” within both communities by not “imposing” your own experiences is not okay.
I was going to just reblog this and add nothing. But, no. If I can’t say my piece here, where can I say it?
I’m aroace and I don’t pretend to be anything else. I don’t lie and I don’t hide it. I make no apologies.
But, even when I have jumped through the aro hoops and separated my aro self from my ace self and then studied my language to ensure that I have not skewed it with my aceness (cardinal sin, according to aroallos), I’ve still been told to shut up when speaking in aro spaces as an aro. Because I’m ace. It’s “talking over alloaros” if I talk about aro experiences.
So, I’ve deleted my posts, because they harass me worse than the exclusionists if I don’t. They attack me on posts that aren’t for them, they send asks for me to delete. They tell me to keep out of aro spaces.
It’s a handful of them. I get that. But these are aroallo blogs, with aroallo followers. Where are the others, when this happens? It must be seen.
Sending death threats to users testing the post+ feature? Unfollow me. It’s not uncommon for people in the LGBTQ+ community to receive death threats. If any of my followers stoop so low as to send one out themselves, unfollow this blog. What the fuck are you doing? Voice your concerns about this new feature in a healthy and civilized way, so this feature can either be discontinued or improved upon.
Look, I’m anti-blog plus, and (probably) will follow through with unfollowing any blog that tries to get me to pay for content, but death threats are not cool, nor is suicide baiting or anything like it. Unfollow works just fine. Block does too.
Genuine question: does anyone know any easy way to download all/a sizable chunk of your post on the off chance that tumblr really goes down the gutter after this posts+ inevitably flops? I’d like to hold on to the years of posts on this blog since the tell such an important story of my growth and development as a queer person.
Gonna brag about my necklace for a minute because this overly detailed resin blob too me two days and I’m SO HAPPY WITH IT!!
I’m new to resin and only half had a plan when I started, but I love it.
Could you do an fluffy asexual cat? Also I love your art!
thanks so much for being one of my biggest fans :)
Earlier today we announced to the press that we are running a beta test program for Post+, Tumblr’s newest add-on subscription tool. Post+ is a completely optional tool that will allow creators to make some of their posts exclusive to their paid subscribers. You can read more about it right over here on our @postplus Tumblr. This feature is being tested by a small group of incredible creators on Tumblr.
We want to hear about what you like, what you love, and what concerns you. Even if it’s not very nice. Tell us. We can take it. We WANT that feedback. It helps us make Tumblr better.
What we won’t ever accept is the targeted harassment and threats these creators have endured since this afternoon. These creators are some of the most talented people around, and all they’re doing is testing out a feature. These are the people who graciously agreed to pilot a program to help us discover bugs before we open it up to all creators. These are the humans who are testing a feature that we hope will soon help thousands of Tumblr creators feel empowered, get rewarded for their efforts, and find support within their community.
Our Community Guidelines are clear: Don’t engage in targeted abuse, bullying, or harassment.
Anyone in violation of these guidelines will be dealt with swiftly and will be forced to contend with the appropriate consequences. It’s okay to tell us how you feel. It’s not okay to bully someone because you disagree with their choices.
This response is god fucking damn ironic given how much harassment I’ve endured simply for existing on my own blog as a queer person, and y'all have done nothing. If you’re going to have this energy for your beta testers then have the same energy for your minority users. Otherwise don’t claim to support us next June.
Post+ is coming soon
Oh, thank you for asking this totally unprompted question! Tumblr’s Post+ is our new tool that allows creators to make some of their posts exclusive to paid supporters and allows people to support their favorite creators. It’s an optional way to support and encourage your favorite creators on Tumblr, and it’s all done in the existing post form with the existing tools you all know and love.
Creators are the backbone of Tumblr—whether they’re GIF artists, illustrators, comedians, cosplayers, or just really good shitposters. Since our founding, we have always believed in empowering the world’s creators to show off their best work. Post+ now gives these same creators the ability to earn money from their work.
Post+ is optional, right?
Right! Post+ simply gives creators the freedom to pick and choose which posts they want public and which posts they want only their paid supporters to see. Creators who use Post+ have the ability to choose how much of their content is free and public. Post+ is an optional program—the creator has the power to decide if they want to participate or not. The creator also has the ability to choose from a select set of predefined subscription pricing structures for their supporters.
Can I have it?
When Post+ fully launches, it will be available for anyone who wants to use it. Right now it’s still in its beta phase of testing. We want to make sure that everyone’s experience with Post+ is without any hiccups or bugs. We’re working with a very limited number of creators who are testing it out for us. But! If you want to get notified when more beta testing spaces open up, please sign up here.
If you want to stay up-to-date on all things Post+, give @postplus a follow. It’s where we’re posting FAQs and answering your questions. If you want to give feedback, fill out this survey here. Thanks for your patience, Tumblr.
I haven’t seen anyone talk about it on Tumblr yet but in Mexico they’re doing a huge step forward against conversion therapy for asexual people
5 Mexican ace people are suing Mexico’s health system for cataloguing asexuality as a psychiatric illness and for having forced them into conversion therapy which had the objective of turning ace people into allosexual (meaning non-asexual) people.
Translation:Tweet by the organization Colectivo PTF Yucatán (Collective for the protection of all families in Yucatán): “📢 From the Colectivo Para la Protección de Todas las Familias en Yucatán, we will accompany 5 asexual people from the state [of Yucatán] in their recurso de amparo [a writ to protect the constitutional rights of a person] against the Mexican Secretary of Health and other authorities for cataloguing asexuality as a psychiatric illness. #NothingToCure 🖤💟💜 [hearts in the colours of the asexuality flag]
Translation:ASEXUAL PEOPLE SUE THE [MEXICAN] HEALTH SYSTEM FOR THE CONVERSION THERAPYFive asexual people from Yucatán have presented a writ of amparo against the federal Secretary of Health and other authorities of the National Health System for cataloguing asexuality as a psychiatric illness. They demand the protocols and internal practises be modified, as well as allowing healthcare, specially the psychiatric services, to access the right to healthcare without discrimination.Asexuality is an orientation characterised for not feeling sexual attraction towards anyone or the lack of interest in sexual relations. It’s calculated that at least 1% of the population is asexual. This will be the first time that a writ of amparo is presented to defend the rights of asexual people in Mexico.From the Collective for the Protection of All Families in Yucatán we accompany this law suit in which the plaintiff resorted to the Federal Justice after the federal authorities confirmed to them that asexuality is understood as a psychiatric problem under the National Healthcare System’s framework.According to the Secretary of Health staff, if a person states that they don’t have sexual attraction towards anyone, first of all studies are done on this person to identify if [their asexuality] has a physiological origin. Once this option is ruled out, they [asexual people] are channelled to the psychiatry staff for therapy. This practise is in fact a conversion therapy, given that it seeks to cure people whose orientation is asexual. The healthcare authorities do not contemplate in their protocols the distinction between asexuality and physiological alterations.The demand was admitted last Friday [July 16th 2021] in the Third District Court in Yucatán, who will resolve the matter.
Transcripción en español (no lo hablo, lo siento):
Un tweet del Colectivo PTF Yucatán 🏳️🌈🇲🇽[bandera transgénero], @ColectivoPTFYuc.
📣 Desde el Colectivo por la Protección de Todas las Familias en Yucatán, acompañamos a 5 personas asexuales del estado en la demanda de amparo en contra de la @SSalud_mx y otras autoridades por catalogar la asexualidad como una enfermedad psiquiátrica. #NadaQueCurar 🖤♡💜
Personas Asexuales Demandan Al Sistema De Salud Por Terapias De Conversión
Cinco personas asexuales de Yucatán presentaron una demanda de amparo en contra de la Secretaria de Salud federal y otras autoridades del Sistema Nacional de Salud por catalogar la asexualidad como una enfermedad psiquiátrica. Exigen se modifiquen los protocolos y servicios psiquiátricos, para ejercer su derecho a acceder a la salud sin discriminación.
La asexualidad es una orientación caracterizada por no sentir attracción sexual hacia ninguna persona o un desinterés por las relaciones sexuales. Se calcula que al menos 1% de la población es asexual. Esta sería la primera vez que se presenta un amparo para defender los derechos de las personas asexuales en México.
Desde el Colectivo por la Protección de Todas las Familias en Yucatán (Colectivo PTFY) acompañamos este litigio en el cual las personas demandantes acudieron a la Justicia Federal luego de que las autoridades federales les confirmaran que la asexualidad era entendida como un problema psiquiátrico en el marco del Sistema Nacional de Salud.
Según el personal de la Secretaría de Salud, si una persona afirma no tener atracción sexual hacia nadie, primero se le realizan estudios para identificar si tiene algún origen fisiológico. Descarto esto, son canalizados al personal de psiquiatría para terapia. Esta práctica es una terapia de conversión de hecho, debido a que busca curar a las personas con orientación asexual. Las autoridades de salud no contemplan en sus protocolos la posibilidad de distinguir entre la asexualidad y alteraciones fisiológicas.
La demanda fue admitida el viernes pasado por el Juzgado Tercero de Distrito en Yucatán, quien resolverá el asunto.
My image description is pretty bad, anyone should feel free to add a better one instead. Thank you so much, OP, this is huge news.
sometimes you say or do bad things while you’re in an awful mental place. sometimes you say things that are rude or uncalled for or manipulative. and i’m not going to hold that against you. mental illness is hard, and no one is perfect. but once you’re through that episode, you need to take steps to make amends. you need to apologize.
“i couldn’t help it, i was having a bad episode” is a justification, not an apology.
“i’m so fucking sorry, i fucked up, i don’t deserve to live, i should stop talking to anyone ever, i should die” is a second breakdown and a guilt trip. it is not an apology.
when you apologize, the focus should be on the person you hurt. “i’m sorry. i did something that was hurtful to you. even if i was having a rough time, you didn’t deserve to hear that,” is a better apology. if it was a small thing, you can leave it at that.
if you caused significant distress to the other person, this is a good time to talk about how you can minimize damage in the future. and again, even if it is tempting to say you should self-isolate and/or die, that is not a helpful suggestion. it will result in the person you’re talking to trying to talk you out of doing that, which makes your guilt the focus of the conversation instead of their hurt.
you deserve friendship, and you deserve support. but a supportive friend is not an emotional punching bag, and mental illness does not absolve you of responsibility for your actions. what you say during a mental breakdown doesn’t define you. how you deal with the aftermath though, says a lot.
This is the most carefully-nuanced discussion of this I think I have ever seen. Thank you for writing this.
The number of times I have been delighted by witty banter only to find out later that I was “Flirting” is both unfortunate and disappointing.
“haha so what about that guy, huh?”
Me: what about him
“Well you seemed super into him”
Me: what why
“…dude you were flirting all night”
I found out several of my female coworkers were planning on trying to get our male coworker to ask me out because “You guys kept flirting” but I was like “We were literally just goofing around. Like we literally just told jokes to each other. Literally just stuff that friends do, the same stuff you and I do.” I was definitely 100% NOT flirting but everyone thought I was
“You were laughing at everything TJ did!”
“He paper clipped a banana to the ceiling, Isabelle. That’s fucking bonkers”
Good time to remind everyone that if you don’t know that you’re “flirting” you’re not flirting. Flirting is an action that has to be done with conscious intent, since the point of it is intent, henceforth you can’t do it without realising.
It’s the ✨heteronormativity✨
Flirting is an action that has to be done with conscious intent, since the point of it is intent, henceforth you can’t do it without realising.
In 20 years we’re going to find out that “no kink at pride” discourse was a CIA psyop to reintroduce more traditional forms of homophobia (i.e. the defense of the innocence of children, Gays as sexually predative, etc) to millennial and gen z aged influencers.
… Y'all need to get off Tumblr.
I go weeks or months without posting sir. This is offline brain damage.
the us state has a history of injecting poison pill discourses into political movements that threaten its power like this is your brain on actual history.
*discourse calling gay men pedophiles for kink related dressing practices that have been in steep decline at Pride events re-emerges near the same time as QAnon*
“I see nothing suspicious about this.”
the global rise of fascism? a resurgent right wing in america? the roaring presence of reactionary thought in erstwhile progressive spaces? a connection would be inconceivable… internet brain rot, go outside!
Have you considered not being an idiot and researching things?
Inside Operation Pridefall: 4chan’s Attempt to Bring Down Pride 2020 - VICE Media, June 4 2020
“No Kink at Pride” Fuels Antigay Agenda on Telegram - Logically, June 4 2021
Social media full of ‘bogus’ images of Paris Pride March - France 24, April 7, 2018
It’s not my fault that you can’t recognize a white nationalist homophobic propaganda campaign that’s discussed out in the open and there’s documented evidence for.
A panphobe claimed “multiple historical bi activists are against pansexuality” and used Lani Ka’ahumanu as an example. They cited a quote from her book, said “she pointed out the problem loud and clear” but “pro-pans aren’t ready for that conversation” and ended with “listen to bisexual elders” and “protect bisexual history”.
As someone who actually read her book and knows a bit about her activism, this made me too angry to ignore it.
This is the cited quote from Lani Ka’ahumanu and Loraine Hutchins’ book Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out:Bisexual attraction is narrowed to “men and women” while pansexual “opens the possibilities for attraction to more than two genders.” These definitions arbitrarily define bisexual in a binary way and then present pansexual as a non-binary alternative. This opens the doorway to a judgment that pansexual identity is superior to bisexual identity because it “opens possibilities” and is a “more fluid and much broader form of sexual orientation”. This judgmental conclusion is unacceptable and dangerous as it lends itself to perpetuating bisexual erasure. The actual lived non-binary history of the bisexual community and movement and the inclusive culture and community spirit of bisexuals are eradicated when a binary interpretation of our name for ourselves is arbitrarily assumed. (p. 16-17)
Left out is that pansexuality is not being criticized in that quote. How resource glossaries define pansexual and bisexual is being criticized. Specifically Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality and Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.
Left out is that the following paragraph states:The point is to respect one another and remain flexible in the ever changing self-identity landscape. We have to hold a safe space for people to define their personal experience without judgment. There is room for all of us. (p. 17)
Left out is that these quotes are in the same chapter:Don’t “identity police” but DO spend time acknowledging the diversity that exists within the “B in LGBT” (p. 12)
People who are attracted to more than one sex and/or gender — now called variously bi, pan, fluid, queer. (p. 12)
All sexual identities including queer, pan, fluid, etc. (p. 13)
The term bisexual will be used as an inclusive term to mean romantic and/or sexual attraction to more than one gender, and includes pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, and queer self-identifications. (p. 14)
Pansexual people have been actively involved in the bisexual community since the 1970s. (p. 15)
We bisexuals, queer people, polysexuals, fluid people, pansexuals, by every name we call ourselves — continue to subvert gender assumptions and explore naming ourselves — by every other identity, to no-identity-needed-or-wanted at all. (p. 21)
What’s most important is respecting each person’s self-identity and being recognized and understood for who we are. (p. 21)
Left out is that Lani Ka’ahumanu said this in 2016:I’m so glad I’m mentoring, and there’s so many young bisexuals coming up, and transgender people, and pansexuals, and sexuals, and fluids, and whatever you want to call yourself. Yes, do it. Just push it all. Please. (1:47:55)
Left out is that Lani Ka’ahumanu cofounded the Bay Area Bisexual Network, which published Anything That Moves, the pan inclusive magazine that the Bi Manifesto came from. The group has since been renamed to the Bay Area Bi+ & Pan Network.
Left out is that the bisexual community has a large, long history of supporting and including pan/mspec identities, one that far surpasses any pan/mspecphobic bisexual individuals.
Lani Ka’ahumanu supports pansexuality (and other mspec identities) and self-identification, believes there’s a place for all of our labels, and encourages people to grow as the terminology for sexuality grows.
But panphobes are taking the words of an almost 80 year old mixed race bisexual activist wildly out of context in order to use her as a tool in a hate campaign against a sexuality she supports.
So, tell me. Who really needs to listen to bisexual elders? Who does bisexual history really need to be protected from?
I’ve actually met Lani Ka'ahumanu, and the idea that she would be against calling yourself pan is hilarious.
Y'all. The bi movement was started by hippies. LITERALLY NONE of your ~bisexual elders~ give a fuck what any of you call yourselves. Not a single one.
The very strongest negative opinion I’ve ever seen from 70s-80s bi activists on “just calling yourself bi,” was a piece in an ‘80s bi newsletter that kind of grumbled about how a ton of people don’t use ANY label, because calling yourself bi comes with so much stigma.
That’s it. That’s actually the only one.
In fact, the reason that I’ve met Lani in person is that she lives in a part of Northern California that’s at Big Fire Risk, so she stores her boxes of bi archival materials somewhere safer during fire season each year. And somehow I get to keep them for her this year, AND LOOK through them!
Which I started doing today.
Turns out that the Wellington, New Zealand Bi Women’s Group - which still exists! - organized the first National NZ Bisexual Conference in 1990. And wrote up this report about it afterward.
At the “What Does Bisexuality Mean To Me?” workshop, “many agreed that finding the right words and language to describe ourselves could be a positive experience.”
(Or, of course, today, it could be a horrible experience where people in your own community feel free to shit on you for using words they don’t like.)
“Words like gynandrous, gender-bender, polymorphously perverse, and pansexual were suggested as possible alternatives to bisexual.”
Emphasis mine. Please note that they were suggesting these as alternative words people might personally use, not proposing One New Term To Rule Them All.
Also note that these terms were very heavily about gender, and probably reflected the fact that the bi community has always included a LOT of nonbinary people.
(And if you look at large-scale studies now that separate bi and pan people out, the pan people are almost all under the trans umbrella.)
Likewise, at the “Bisexual Politics” workshop, the notes afterward repeatedly emphasized “wanting to ensure the bisexual community stays non-exclusive.”
This bullshit tug-of-war over terms is a huge departure from bi culture, bi politics, and bi history, and it needs to stop.
The entire concept that SOME people don’t get shat upon enough by our oppressors, and we need to make them feel as excluded and alienated as possible because they’re BAD and/or DON’T BELONG, needs to GO.
But the anti-pan stuff is especially ridiculous, and that’s saying something. It’s not even “oh, you’re making us look foolish in front of our oppressors,” “you’re not really queer,” or “the labels and/or pronouns you use harm others in some unprovable way!” It’s “I decided that everyone who uses this label does it because they think bad things about trans and/or bi people!”
Just purely making things up, making up rationalizations for them, and then saying all of them loud and long enough that a bunch of people join in.
I’m sifting through my inbox before I do a mass deletion and just came across the funniest, most obvious “I’m a bad faith ask” from someone who has clearly never read my work but feels compelled to accuse of me “queer baiting in Phangs” like…… what?
Now that I’m thinking about it instead of just scream-laughing, it was probably a nasty little bi-phobe trying to start shit. Instead, all they did was make me laugh so hard I hiccuped maple syrup into my sinuses.
bean8leaf said: Maybe they mean baiting as in like fishing. Fellas what do You bait your queers with
Me, writing an elaborate queer romance series to make more queer friends online:
ID: A cardboard box trap propped open with a stick attached to a piece of string. Underneath, two copies of Hunger Pangs are left as bait.
For the record if anyone is trying to bait me into their cardboard box trap, you will need:
Any combination of these things will inevitably lead me to your box. I’m a simple queer lol
Inspired by recent events, I made another informative instagram story to try and help her understand (since so doesn’t do well with being directly called out).
Usage info under the cut:
This is free for you to share if you need, all I ask is that if it’s on tumblr, you reblog this instead of reposting it. If it’s on instagram, please credit me somewhere (ie “credit to @a-place-to-be-panace on tumblr”) and don’t obscure OP’s username. I also ask that you use this in good faith - aka no one go being an asshat and putting this on a cringe page. Just don’t. Don’t be homophobic/transphobic/panphobic/biphobic/aphobic/etc. I trust y'all know how to act in good faith.
the fact that tumblr @staff reblogged an international asexuality day post and then decided that same image was against community guidelines speaks volumes about why aces are so unsafe on this app.
your performative allyship is obvious and disgusting, @staff. if you can’t actually support us, keep the asexual community out of your mouth.
idk when it happened, but they fixed the image now. funny how that happened.
If anyone ever tries to come at me with “But Freud-” ever again I’m just going to link them to this video.
“A TERF is a white supremacist whose gateway to white supremacy is anti-trans bigotry, instead of anti-Semitism or anti-Blackness or anti-migration or misogyny. As with any gateway, many people engaging in this ideology may not be aware of their proximity to white supremacy. This is the standard radicalization pathway that we have seen over and over and over with, for example, anti-Islamic sentiment. Personally, [I] find it is most comparable to how anti-Semitism gateways are used. Often, we see white supremacists exploiting legitimate grievances with the financial systems by turning into an anti-Semitic issue. White supremacists take legitimately frustrated and class-oppressed people’s anger at banks, and carefully plant the seeds of anti-Semitism. They’ll point out the irrefutable fact that there exist Jewish people in executive positions in banking and vilely twist this. TERFs take a legitimate grievance: patriarchal oppression of women and homophobia and turn it into a movement based on systematic exclusion of a specific class of people. This is the redpill. [We] need to stop the good-faith engagements with their ideology and start treating it like the gateway to white supremacy that it is.”
seriously i wish people understood that queerbaiting has almost nothing to do with the actual content of a story. two men can gaze soulfully into each other’s eyes for 45 minutes straight and then at the end be like “oh yes my good pal friend no homo” and its still not anything more than homoerotic and kind of stupid writing.
queerbaiting is a marketing technique to get gay people to buy a ticket. it’s hemming and hawing whenever someone asks about subtext, giving long answers that don’t mean anything to sort of imply “maybe you just need to wait and find out. ;)” it’s interviews where the actors talk about how much they love that particular relationship, and they think they will ~surprise~ you with how it turns out. it’s every single trailer showing these two people almost kissing, even as the creators talk about how offended they are that anyone would think it’s gay. it’s disney’s 65th First Gay Character that they sort of imply might actually be a main character this time but is yet another nameless asshole. it’s evil, because it’s completely deliberately misrepresenting the actual media just to make a buck.
I swear to god, y’all really need to learn that you can be upset that your identity isn’t being represented in something, without tearing down the identities that are being represented in something.
Sapphics don’t have “too much representation in modern cartoons” just because there isn’t as much MLM content in cartoons. AFAB enbies don’t have “too much representation” just because there isn’t as much for AMAB enbies. Binary trans people don’t have “too much representation” just because there isn’t as much for nonbinary people. Gay men don’t have “too much representation” in ANY way, shape, or form, considering how much of it is still blatantly homophobic.
It’s almost like we should be directing our anger at the system instead of our fellow marginalized comrades.
“How come they’re getting crumbs?! I want those crumbs! Gimme those crumbs!”