At the same time [as men were being imprisoned for homosexuality], women were increasingly caught up in the psychiatric system, and women who desired other women were diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia which was the same thing the authorities would use for political dissidents. So in a way, women who desired other women became sexual dissidents, and they were committed to psychiatric institutions and given all sorts of cures. For instance, electroshock therapy or sometimes even putting them into a diabetic coma with the hope that when they came out they would stop desiring other women.
Interestingly enough, if they couldn’t cure a woman of her desire for other women they would actually just change the gender assignment on her papers, so they would allow her, allow him to now have a transgender identity, and you would change your documents from female to male, which allowed you to do all sorts of things. It allowed you to go get a job and get a man’s pay scale, you could wear men’s uniforms to work, you could marry your girlfriend, you could also go to a couple of hospitals later on in the regime from the 1970s and 1980s forward, there were a few hospitals that would even perform certain surgical procedures to help your body look more like a man’s.
So while men were caught up in the law, women were caught up in a psychiatric cure that also served a chilling and terrorising effect on those populations because of course you never knew when that could happen to you, if your relatives would commit you, if the police would use that to blackmail you. And it was used in a very similar way, although it was a very different idea, of men having sex with men as a crime, and that to be punished, and women having sex with women as a form of psychiatric illness that had to be cured."
Do you realize how annoying it is when you don’t switch paragraphs when a new character is speaking
Do you realize how confusing it is
I don’t care if they’re using one-word responses at each other, start a new damn paragraph.
ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHARACTER.
Ive read so many fics where two characters are talking in the same paragraph and i get really confused and then im like “oh” and i have to reread over again to understand
so I’ve noticed a lot of people are freaking out about the simultaneous end of DR, snk, and Free! all at once to the point where I’ve never seen so many existential crises on Tumblr at one time
"what do I do with my life now?" u ask. well, u can always devote ur life and soul to Umineko
Umineko is one of those things that literally everyone should at least TRY reading if u have any inclination at all to things involving murder, romance, gore, mystery, humor, etc. so here, I’m even going to tell u how to get the VNs:
- they can be bought over HERE. they’re really not that expensive! the English patch found HERE, as the PS3 patches (for the fancy art and graphics and stuff) HERE and HERE are completely free!
- but, those of u who don’t have the money to spare can download them HERE and HERE for free (if u wind up liking them, try contributing some money though!)
- all other links you can find HERE, at uminecry’s big masterpost of Umineko resources!
I’m 100% serious when I say getting into Umineko was one of the best decisions I ever made. the fandom is relatively small on Tumblr currently, but it’s a friendly fandom overall! please consider sharing this around if ur looking for a new series to get interested into!
(also don’t go looking for Umineko spoilers as opposed to just reading the VNs because there’s actually a lot of fake, unconfirmed theories out there that somehow gained popularity and are NOT the true answer to the VNs. not to mention by just trying to look things up u will be 1000000% more confused and won’t even get the full experience of all the beautiful prose and art and music!)
Fandom: To Love-Ru
“‘Your nipples now have the same sensation induction as your clit, because they have become clits.’”
avatar extras, you are killing me
I GET IT
When that heartbeat drop
Vine by: Jerry Purpdrank
I WANNA BE A PRETTY GIRL WHO WEARS FLOWY DRESSES AND BOWS AND CUTE SHOES
BUT I ALSO WANNA BE A GUY WITH BUTTON UP SHIRTS AND FACIAL STUBBLE
BUT I ALSO WANT TO BE A PUNK GIRL WITH TEAL HAIR AND CROSS JUMPERS
BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WANT TO BE A GUY WITH BEANIES AND COMBAT BOOTS AND PIERCINGS
This is the most amazing description for so many people I know.