The Swedish elections are nearly over. A few districts’ votes have yet to be counted but since the last votes to come in are from the Swedish nationals living in foreign countries – a group which is majority upper-clas and right-wing – the results will likely remain the same: Sweden will now have a right-wingFortsätt läsa ”Sadness – but also hope”
You might have heard that J.K. Rowling recently published a new book, part of a crime series written under her pen name Robert Galbraith. The over 1000 pages long novel tells the story of an artist, who like J.K. Rowling, gets ”cancelled” online by trans people. The difference is that the fictional artist in theFortsätt läsa ”When did popular billionaire J.K. Rowling ever get ”cancelled”?”
//CW: transphobia, bigotry, TERFS being TERFS// TERFs tell many, many lies. They say everybody who transitions really regrets it, that it doesn’t cure dysphoria, that HRT hurts your health etc. Many of those lies are told with the pretence of wanting to help, of being the only people who will tell you the truth. AllFortsätt läsa ”TERF author admits she does not care about trans people’s well-being”
//Content warning: transphobia, depression, suicidal ideation// When I look back at my life, I have one major regret: that I didn’t transition earlier. I learned what trans meant at 15, back in 2005. I didn’t come out before 2014 and, because my country’s trans health care is slow as all hell, I didn’t start myFortsätt läsa ”A retrospective and some advice for newly out and younger trans people”
This video was posted today on The Guardian‘s YouTube channel. It’s a short doc about the Asatru Folk Assembly and how they are misusing the Norse Pagan religion to promote racist ideas. Antiracist Heatheans are also interviewed to give a different view of what our religion can be.
Also: water is wet. But seriously, don’t you think LGBTQ+ people have more important things to think about than make bigoted Christians felt butthurt? Conservative Jesus devotees don’t think so, apparently. As the study shows: ”They weren’t worried about a real-life threat to their livelihoods, rather a broader threat to ‘their ability to instil andFortsätt läsa ”Conservative Christians believe LGBTQ+ rights are a personal attack against them, study shows”
We live in a world where the two main religions have a long history of hostility towards LGBTQ+ people. That enmity is based on certain scriptural verses that some argue are interpreted wrong (see Matthew Vines and Imam Ludovic Mohamed Zahed for examples of those arguments). But for the majority of their history, most ofFortsätt läsa ”What is the Heathen view of sexual orientation and gender identity?”
For 28 years, the practise of yoga in schools has been illegal in Alabama. Not even the physical postures are allowed to be taught, although they are only a small part of yoga. The reason is that they fear children will learn about Hinduism and end up becoming Hindus. The law also puts yoga posturesFortsätt läsa ”Conservatives in Alabama are so afraid of people not being Christians that they made yoga illegal”