Albert Arthur Allen - close-order drill. There are a bunch of these. I just grabbed a few from the files. One day I’ll put them all together.
'Sista Girls' by Bindi Cole
The term ‘Sistagirl’ is used to describe a transgender person in Tiwi Island culture. Traditionally, the term was ‘Yimpininni’. The very existence of the word provides some indication of the inclusive attitudes historically extended towards Aboriginal sexual minorities. Colonisation not only wiped out many indigenous people, it also had an impact on Aboriginal culture and understanding of sexual and gender expression. As Catholicism took hold and many traditions were lost, this term became a thing of the past. Yimpininni were once held in high regard as the nurturers within the family unit and tribe much like the Faafafine from Samoa. As the usage of the term vanished, tribes’ attitudes toward queer indigenous people began to resemble that of the western world and religious right. Even today many Sistergirls are excluded from their own tribes and suffer at the hands of others.
Within a population of around 2500, there are approximately 50 ‘Sistagirls’ living on the Tiwi Islands. This community contains a complex range of dynamics including a hierarchy (a queen Sistergirl), politics, and a significant history of pride and shame. The Sistagirls are isolated yet thriving, unexplored territory with a beauty, strength and diversity to inspire and challenge.
Can I talk about asexual erasure for just a sec?
The classical composer Georg Friedrich Handel never had a relationship with a woman, according to his diaries and his historians. They believe that he was gay.
But get this: they found no record of him ever having a relationship with a man, either.
Think about that for just one second.
judge in court: everything u say will be held against u
judge: haha case dismissed