rosethho
rosethho:

celiajoydarling:

There is one thing that truly fills me with rage; when people refer to Amy Winehouse as “a train wreck”, “A bad role model” or worse “just a junkie”.
Yes, she was eccentric, she was bold, she used drugs, she was open about her eating disorders and her behavior was boozy, messy and chaotic. She was damn rock star. She walked about in blood-soaked ballet flats, her beehive held high.
From Jagger, to Jimmi Hendrix, to Kurt Cobain, to Iggy Pop, to Lou Reed,  male stars  have used drugs, turned up on-stage drunk or high, got into fights, trashed hotel rooms, had ill-considered, public love-affairs, and made a great deal of chaos. Yet rarely has a female rock star indulged in this trend of chaotic living,  'messiness' of this sort has routinely spelt career death for any starlet! 
She was intelligent, self aware and a non conformist. She belted out her poetic lyrics with the strength and passion of a woman five times her size. Her lyrics were raw, honest and compelling. 'Rehab' ends with a confession that brings an unexpected, raw emotion to anyone who's ever tried to self-medicate for depression:
They said, I just think you’re depressedI said, yeah, baby, and the rest…It’s not just my prideIt’s just till these tears have dried.
She was emotionally anarchic, self-destructive and an unashamed. She had personal demons and issues and she was open, honest and public about them.
 Thinking any less of her because of her struggles, is simply an appalling disservice to not only Winehouse, but anyone who has lived/lives with addiction or mental health issues.


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rosethho:

celiajoydarling:

There is one thing that truly fills me with rage; when people refer to Amy Winehouse as “a train wreck”, “A bad role model” or worse “just a junkie”.

Yes, she was eccentric, she was bold, she used drugs, she was open about her eating disorders and her behavior was boozy, messy and chaotic. She was damn rock star. She walked about in blood-soaked ballet flats, her beehive held high.

From Jagger, to Jimmi Hendrix, to Kurt Cobain, to Iggy Pop, to Lou Reed,  male stars  have used drugs, turned up on-stage drunk or high, got into fights, trashed hotel rooms, had ill-considered, public love-affairs, and made a great deal of chaos. Yet rarely has a female rock star indulged in this trend of chaotic living,  'messiness' of this sort has routinely spelt career death for any starlet! 

She was intelligent, self aware and a non conformist. She belted out her poetic lyrics with the strength and passion of a woman five times her size. Her lyrics were raw, honest and compelling. 'Rehab' ends with a confession that brings an unexpected, raw emotion to anyone who's ever tried to self-medicate for depression:


They said, I just think you’re depressed
I said, yeah, baby, and the rest…
It’s not just my pride
It’s just till these tears have dried.

She was emotionally anarchic, self-destructive and an unashamed. She had personal demons and issues and she was open, honest and public about them.

Thinking any less of her because of her struggles, is simply an appalling disservice to not only Winehouse, but anyone who has lived/lives with addiction or mental health issues.

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gaywrites

lifeinthefreaklane asked:

I think that post you put up about Joan Rivers is really naive, and quite frankly ridiculous, seeing as this is meant to be a blog for the LGBT community, and she openly used transphobic slurs, along with many other reprehensible and disgusting atrocities of violence committed against all sorts of people.

gaywrites answered:

Added from second ask:  I think that the post you put up about Joan Rivers was really naive, and quite frankly disgusting, considering that it completely ignores the acts of violence that Joan Rivers committed against the transgender community, as well as the the other atrocious and abusive things she has said to other communities. She is not LGBT friendly, and to post about her on an LGBT blog is ridiculous.

Joan Rivers said some fucked up things, particularly in her last couple of months alive. Nobody’s disputing that. She also did some groundbreaking things, including bringing queer visibility to theater in the 1960s, amplifying the iconic film Paris is Burning to a whole new level even if it wasn’t a popular decision, calling out President Obama on his initial indifference toward marriage equality, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for an organization that supports low-income LGBT people, and constantly reaffirming her love for her gay fan base. Both the good and the bad things she did and said are relevant to the LGBT community — we talk about bad things here, too — which is why I’m posting them on an LGBT blog. This blog isn’t only about celebrating victories.

If you think I’m saying she was an exceptional person who did no wrong, please reread the caption I added to that video. It’s important to acknowledge that she did a ton of good work for people with HIV/AIDS. That is the extent of my take. No judgement here on whether she’s a shitty person who did some good things, or a good person who did some shitty things. If you decide it’s the former, that’s okay, but some of the other responses to that post have openly, unabashedly celebrated her death. I will certainly acknowledge that Joan messed up on multiple occasions, but I’m not going to participate in that kind of hatred.

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if-i-go:

donde-esta-mi-queso:

If someone were to forcibly enter a woman’s house without her consent no one would go up to her and say “maybe if your house didn’t look so expensive this wouldn’t have happened, you should make it look less wealthy” so why is that if someone forcibly enters a woman without her consent they say “if you didn’t dress like a slut this wouldn’t have happened, you should dress more modestly”?

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