my pacrim priorities in order
- Mako Mori
- Stacker Pentacost
- The Wei Triplets
- Luna Pentacost
- Vanessa Gottlieb
- Tendo Choi
- Sasha Kaidonovsky
- Aleksis Kaidonovsky
- Tamsin Sevier
- Hermann Gottlieb
- Max Hansen
- Raleigh Beckett
- Jazmine Beckett
- Yancy Beckett
- Chuck Hansen
- Herc Hansen
- literally every other character in the pacific rim universe
- Newt Geiszler
- Hannibal chau
Friendly reminder to PacRim fandom at large that at no point has anyone who enjoys shipping Hermann/Vanessa told people who ship Ne\/\/mann (l33t so it won’t show up in the search or tags) that they shouldn’t ship it. (Listing the reasons we personally don’t ship it, and/or pointing out fandom’s obsession across the board with pairing up two white dudes regardless of how they treat each other, is not proscription.)
Literally the only thing Vanessa Gottlieb fans have asked Ne\/\/mann shippers to stop doing is taking all those giant racist/misogynist dumps in the Vanessa tag.
idk i really feel like having 4 straight people all in the same group of friends is extremely unrealistic…
That toilet paper roll anecdote is goddamn bone-chilling. It raises questions that I really don’t want answered.
SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA
PERHAPS IN SOMEONE’S BASEMENT
PERHAPS DOWN A LONG HALLWAY THAT ONLY EXISTS SOME OF THE TIME
BUT WHEN IT DOES EXIST IT’S THE FIRST DOOR ON THE LEFT
WHOSE ONLY PURPOSE IN LIFE
IS TO TAKE CRAP AFTER CRAP AFTER CRAP
AND THEY PLACE THE EMPTY CHARMIN ROLLS IN NEAT ARRANGEMENTS OF THREE ROLLS BY FOUR
TO BE VACUUM SEALED AND TRANSPORTED TO YOUR LOCAL MICHAEL’S
EVEN AFTER THE 40% OFF COUPON
THEY TURN A 100% PROFIT
//NO ANSWER FOUND
THE CRAFT INDUSTRY OH MY GOD
DID YOU KNOW THEY NOW SELL TOILET PAPER ROLLS IN CRAFT STORES
JUST THE EMPTY CARDBOARD TUBES
A PACK OF TWELVE IS SIX DOLLARS
THAT’S FIFTY CENTS A ROLL
WHAT IN THE
The way my arms get really tired before I’m even close to being ready to stop reading.
The first investment monosexuals have in bisexual erasure is an interest in stabilizing sexual orientation. The component of that interest shared by both straights and gays is an interest in knowing one’s place in the social order: both straights and gays value this knowledge because it relieves them of the anxiety of identity interrogation. Straights have a more specific interest in ensuring the stability of heterosexuality because that identity is privileged. Less intuitively, gays also have a specific interest in guarding the stability of homosexuality, insofar as they view that stability as the predicate for the “immutability defense” or for effective political mobilization. Bisexuality threatens all of these interests because it precludes both straights and gays from “proving” that they are either straight or gay. This is because straights (for example) can only prove that they are straight by adducing evidence of cross-sex desire. (They cannot adduce evidence of the absence of same-sex desire, as it is impossible to prove a negative.) But this means that straights can never definitively prove that they are straight in a world in which bisexuals exist, as the individual who adduces cross-sex desire could be either straight or bisexual, and there is no definitive way to arbitrate between those two possibilities. Bisexuality is thus threatening to all monosexuals because it makes it impossible to prove a monosexual identity.
The second interest monosexuals have in bisexual erasure is an interest in retaining the importance of sex as a distinguishing trait in society. Straights and gays have a shared investment in this because to be straight or to be gay is to discriminate erotically on the basis of sex. Straights have a specific interest in preserving the importance of sex because sex norms are currently read through a heterosexual matrix: to be a man or a woman in contemporary American society is in part defined by one’s sexual attractiveness to the opposite sex. Gays also have a particular interest in sex distinctions, as homosexuality is often viewed as a way to engage in complete sex separatism—that is, as a means of creating single-sex communities that are bonded together erotically as well as socially and politically. Bisexuality endangers all of these interests because it posits a world in which sex need not (or should not) matter as much as monosexuals want it to matter. Indeed, bisexuals and asexuals are the only sexual orientation groups that have at least the capacity not to discriminate on the basis of sex in any
aspect of their lives.
The final interest that monosexuals have in bisexual erasure is an interest in defending norms of monogamy. Both straights and gays share this interest, as the dominant ethic of contemporary American society favors dyadic relationships. Straights may have a particular interest in this insofar as the form of nonmonogamy associated with bisexuals has been connected to HIV infection, with bisexual “promiscuity” acting as a bridge (phantasmatically if not actually) between the “infected” gay population and the “uninfected” straight population. Gays may have a particular interest in monogamy insofar as they seek to assimilate into “mainstream” society. Bisexuality threatens all of these interests because bisexuals are often perceived to be “intrinsically” nonmonogamous.
Thus, along at least three different axes, both gays and straights have distinct but overlapping interests that are threatened by the concept of bisexuality. It is thus unsurprising that both of these sexual orientation groups collude in bisexual erasure.