For a friend who had troubles keeping track of the different sexual orientations. Sorry for not including all of them, I included the most common ones.
The illustration for Poly, Bi and Omni are just examples, of course.
HOLY SHIT THIS MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE
I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS THANK YOU
ALSO I THINK THIS MEANS I’M POLYSEXUAL? I DON’T FUCKING KNOW WHATEVER M8
This chart is actually wrong, guys, as helpful as it’s trying to be.
Most people think “bi” = 2, so “bisexual” must mean attraction to two genders (usually the binary genders). In reality, the majority bisexual community has said for decades that the two things referred to by “bi” are attraction to 1) your own gender, and 2) other genders. This means bisexual people can be and are attracted to a whole spectrum of genders. Bisexuality is essentially the same as pansexuality; which label a person decides to use depends on what they feel comfortable with. (I have seen some people differentiate between pan and bi, but I’m not sure how widespread that mode of thinking is. They usually say pansexuality is attraction regardless of gender while bisexuality is active attraction to all genders.)
Omnisexual also almost always refers to attraction to the entire gender spectrum, not just a segment as shown here. Depending on the omnisexual you ask, the word is either interchangeable with pansexuality or refers to an active attraction to all genders (as opposed to pansexuality’s attraction regardless of gender).
It’s really important to educate people on MOGAI subjects, which is why we need to clarify/eliminate confusing misinformation like this (no matter how well-intended the OP may have been).
Yep, and the sexuality spectrum really does not fit onto a single sliding scale between homosexual and heterosexual. I also think it’s important to note that other sexualities are not just things that either encompass or fit inside of a sliding scale between those two.
Plus the gender spectrum makes it so that some individuals (myself included) either can’t be homosexual or heterosexual, or choose not to label themselves that way. As an agender person who is polysexual my sexuality is not made up of ‘various levels of homosexual and heterosexual attractions’ because I literal can not be homosexual/heterosexual. My attractions exist separate from homosexuality and heterosexuality.
Other polysexual identities go against this as well, since most poly/pan/bi/etc people don’t experience their sexuality as ‘equal attraction to all genders’ but rather different levels of attraction to other specific genders that may or may not be limited to male and female.
It’s good to try and help people understand these things, but they are very complicated subjects and in some ways oversimplifying them to this extent is almost as bad as not educating at all
animals with albinism - imgur.com
and its opposite - melanism
all these fucking shinies but i still cant get one
I was gonna take one to submit to somebody but I took so many good ones that to not post them would be a crime
Be careful with your kindness. [x]
I WOULD DIE
I would rule.
I would send them one by one to me enemies houses
Every time this post comes around, I have to explain this.
Watch Dennou Coil, the most underrated anime pretty much ever.
- Yes, this is the standard of animation throughout the series.
- AND THIS IS A FILLER EPISODE.
- It’s basically about kids with what’s essentially Google Glass: The Game. The whole world is affected by this game. Traffic lights, school, anything.
- It’s good in the beginning and gets really, really good by the end.
- Shows the vulnerabilities of children.
- Well-written children in general. They fall under some tropes but they don’t suffer from the usual fallacies of writing children into series.
- And yeah, the filler episodes are really good. The whole series is worth watching.
Reblogging as a reminder to myself
wish this show was longer.
PLEASE WATCH DENNOU COIL IT’S REALLY COOL!!!!!