[This is a reaction to the last thing I reblogged, but as it was talking about cishet male treatment of LGBTQIA+ people specifically, I didn’t want to derail.]
When cishet dudes don’t think women and/or LBGTQIA+ people are around, the rape jokes start to fly, along with other casual dehumanizing quips about those groups.
I’ve been in so many situations where I was the only woman (and there were no LGBTQIA+ people they knew about), and if the cishet dudes think I’m out of earshot or not listening, their conversation gets terrifying REALLY quickly.
Even cishet dudes you think don’t do this, there is a 99.99% chance they do this. And you’ll probably never know about it. If you are a cishet dude and you don’t do this, start calling out your bros when they do - because THEY DO, and if you stay silent, they will take your silence (or worse, laughter), as approval.
I also don’t want to let gay, bi, and pan cis dudes out of this - it’s been my experience that most of them will join in to this kind of misogynistic male “bonding” without blinking an eye.
Cishet women flip the switch to homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny when they think no LGBTQI+ people are around. White people get more overtly racist when they think there are no PoC listening. Neurotypical people express their ableism when they think they’re unobserved. And if we don’t make it a habit to call out this behavior when we hear it, WE ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
If you don’t believe me about Pope Francis being a huge motherfucker
I am so sick of people praising him just because the motherfucker said that queer people should not be judged for being sinners because we’re all sinners (THAT. IS LITERALLY. WHAT HE SAID. NOT THAT WE’RE HUMAN. NOT THAT WE’RE NOT DEVIANTS.), because he hasn’t YET spoken shit about women since being elected as Pope while he did when he wasn’t - and I mean VILE AS FUCK SHIT ABOUT WOMEN. Shit he’s never once apologized for. Both about his homophobic bullshit and his misogyny.
And let’s again NOT EVEN GET INTO THE WHOLE JUNTA THING.
Or actually, let’s do it.
But others, especially in Bergoglio’s native Argentina, see in Francis the Church’s stubborn pursuit to remain silent over some of history’s worst crimes, even to re-write history to cast a more positive light on the Church.
The fact is Francis does not arrive at the Vatican with a clean slate. Even before he could lead eager throngs of Catholics through his first papal “Hail Mary” from the loggia overlooking Saint Peter’s Square on March 13, allegations of his complicity with Argentina’s bloody dictatorship in the 1970s and 80s were already resurfacing on the Internet.
The 1976-1982 junta’s so-called “Dirty War” targeting leftists resulted in as many as 30,000 dead and disappeared, including dozens of priests, nuns and lay people working for the Church at the time.
On Sunday, an Argentinian newspaper published a government memo that seems to definitively prove that Bergoglio did indeed provide information to the murderous dictatorship, informing authorities about allegations against two Jesuit priests who were kidnapped, tortured and imprisoned for five months for allegedly contacting anti-regime leftist guerrillas. Furthermore, Gregoglio is alleged to have sold the priests out even while he personally promised them his protection. On March 13, Digital Journal published a lengthy article detailing Jorge Bergoglio’s— and the Argentine Catholic church’s— alleged role in collaborating with that country’s brutal, US-backed military dictatorship, a regime characterized by kidnapping, torture, murder and disappearance. As many as 30,000 people, from students, trade unionists, journalists and leftists and their sympathizers to children and even pregnant women (whose babies were stolen), were killed or disappeared during the 1976-1983 ‘Dirty War,’ which was fully supported by the Carter and Reagan administrations. Many of the most brutal regime figures, including the dictator Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri, were trained by the US military in kidnapping, torture, assassination and democracy suppression.
I am Chilean. We ALSO had a military dictatorship at around the same time Argentina did. Plenty of other South American countries did. All around the same period of time. All in which the USA’s government was involved.
The Catholic Church was at best silent in every. single. case. Why? Because those dictatorships overthrew left-wing governments, including ours, which was a democratically elected Socialist government (I am no fan of the UP or Salvador Allende either, by the way, BUT THESE ARE THE REASONS WHY THE US WAS INVOLVED. COLD WAR. AND THAT IS THE REASON WHY THE CHURCH COLLABROATED OR REMAINED SILENT TOO.)
Here we have Francis along with Videla, a member of the fascist junta!
Poor thing. He looks so distressed!
About his homophobic and misogynistic remakrs:
says women are unfit for political office, that gay adoption is child abuse and that same sex-marriage seriously damages the family. In short, the new is just another religious bigot, with a record of misogyny and homophobia.
"Women are naturally unfit for political office. Both the natural order and facts show us that the political being par excellence is male; the Scripture shows us that woman has always been the helper of man who thinks and does, but nothing more."
Through a memo, the Movilh (Pro queer Chilean group) assured that the new pope “has taken role into plenty of hateful crusades against equal rights for sexual minorities.”
In the same way, said movement reminded us that he tried to stop in 2010 the bill of marriage equality, which provoked conflict in the Argentinian government.
Time's Person of the Year, everyone!
One time this dude I know said he loved “sexy chocolate women.”
I told him that was fucked up and racist and he goes, “Don’t worry, I enjoy vanilla too.” And then he fucking winked.