I've never been enough for you so now I am my own.

Flora and Fauna by Emily “creepyfish”

Flora and Fauna by Emily “creepyfish”

"في غياب القمر، بعيونك ضويتي"

In the absence of the moon, your eyes were the light.

Journey by Wang Ling

Journey by Wang Ling

Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light.
Turkish Proverb

Excuse me, sir, do you know where I could find some enlightenment?

Excuse me, sir, do you know where I could find some enlightenment?

Dracula - Cover by Beatriz Martin Vidal

Braden Summers traveled to six different countries to prove that no matter where you are, love is equal.

Hey, what do you feel about us girls reclaiming the word "slut" and using it to refer to each other, but in a positive way?


I think women can totally reclaim slut for themselves, but you can’t reclaim a slur by forcing it onto other people who have not expressed consent to being called a slur.  Reclamation doesn’t work that way, and calling non-consenting people slurs is simply upholding the kinds of patriarchal values that cause us to be called slurs by others without permission. 

If you are close with someone and have their permission (and are a member of the same group as them) you can use a slur in positive reference to them.  For example, calling your girl friends “bad bitches” if they are okay with it and feel empowered by a term like that.  But a man calling his female friends that is different because of the power imbalance.  Same goes with straight people calling their gay friends by homophobic slurs, white people calling their friends of color racist slurs, etc.  Those are problematic regardless of the consent because of the kyriarchal systems in place. 


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