Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in. —my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via commanderspock
Sexualities (And Other Terms One Should Know)
(Please assume by "women"/"female", I mean anyone who identifies as a woman, same goes for men)
A man sexually attracted to woman and vice versa.
A man sexually attracted to a man or a woman sexually attracted to a woman.
Sexually attracted to two or more genders.
Sexually attracted to all genders.
The sexual behavior of having a bond with a person before having sexual attraction.
Having no /sexual attraction/ to others.
Attracted romantically to the opposite gender.
Attracted romantically to the same gender.
Attracted romantically to two or more genders
Attracted romantically to all genders
Only able to feel romantic affections to someone who has a bond already with you.
Having no /romantic attraction/ to others.
Transexual/Transgender (Term depending on generation and location):
An individual who identifies as the opposite gender then the one they are assigned at birth to be. Often shortened to trans
Someone who identifies as the gender that they were assigned as at birth. (ex. matches their birth certificate) Often shortened to cis
Someone who has ambiguous genitalia that doesn't fit into our strict dichotomy of uterus or testes. Often forced into surgery to correct their genitals at a very young age, causing psychological and physical harm later in life
Outside of the gender binary of male and female. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity)
Outside of the gender binary. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity, but be wary of using it as an umbrella term because it contains queer, which some people still consider a slur and don't like having it applied to them)
Someone who doesn't identify as any gender/experiences a lack of gender.
Someone who identifies as two separate genders.
Gender that changes.
Identifying partially as a woman, but not wholly.
Identifying partially as a man, but not wholly.
Reblog to inform! And if there's any I missed or anything that should be clarified, please message me! Always looking to expand the proper vocab. :