Chelsea Fagan's Blog

25. NYC. Works at Thought Catalog. First book, I'm Only Here For The Wifi, available now where all fine literature is sold.





I didn’t KNOW. Chris Evans swears like a sailor. Chris Evans has an adorable Bostonish accent. Chris Evans wants you to know that he can tap dance. Chris Evans thinks that Captain America is the least ass-kicking of all of the Avengers. Chris Evans loves to tell the story where he made an idiot of himself in front of Ben Affleck. Chris Evans is REALLY EXCITED TO DO THIS INTERVIEW. Chris Evans REALLY wants to talk to you and tell you what’s on his mind.

Chris Evans is STUPIDLY CHARMING. And no seriously, he swears LIKE A SAILOR. People who swear with alacrity are my fucking kryptonite.

I just DID. NOT. KNOW. I have literally never seen him outside of movies and photos before.






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i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake


i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

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Anonymous asked: Hi Chelsea! :) You post a lot about how ridiculous tumblr gets (which I agree with completely). I used to reblog from a lot of ~social justice bloggers~ who I now think were being... hateful?? (I can't find the right word for this, because the issues people address are serious issues, but people still often say ridiculous things on here???), and now I find tumblr laughable but I still think it once opened my eyes a bit. For social justice, do you think tumblr has done considerable good?

Absolutely not. It’s a poorly laid-out platform filled with mostly anonymous bloggers who have nothing to lose, and little to gain. Tumblr has it’s moments, but it’s generally a cesspool.

Anonymous asked: Hypothetical Scenario: I like women. All women. However, I would not have sex with a woman who has yet to transition or will never transition because I do not like penises, I find penises disgusting, and I don't want to chance getting pregnant. I would date a woman with a penis, but I would not have any kind of sex with a woman with a penis, especially if they did not tell me they had one before the act is initiated. What do you think I am?





A transmisogynist. 

Why don’t you like penises? Why do you find penises disgusting? 

Are you a survivor of trauma? And this is still iffy because by associating female genitalia with male abuse and rape culture, you’re affirming that you think gender is biological and essentialist and are misgendering trans women as a class. Stop that plskthx. 

Are you dysphoric and don’t like to be reminded of genitalia you don’t want or can’t have? That’s fair, in which case a lot of negotiation would have to take place, but it would be a place of mutual understanding. However you sound very cis, so I don’t think you can claim this. 

Are you repulsed by genitalia in general? (and I mean all genitalia- specific repulsion is fueled by transmisogyny) It’s possible for allo people to be repulsed by genitalia, but once more, the specific aversion to penises gets applied to women when there is zero connection between her penis and masculinity. You’re misplacing your fear and disgust of men. And it harms trans women.

So if you answer no to all of the above, then you are a transmisogynist.

Don’t place the onus of desirability on trans women who have yet to transition or will never transition- that’s classist and racist and ableist. Also, the way you frame the situation of her genitalia as “transitioning” as if her current or former genitalia were not female, is transmisogynistic. 

Why wouldn’t you have sex with a woman with a penis? Do you think the only kind of sex is PiV? How do you know what a trans woman is into? What if she’s exclusively into going down on girls? What if she’s into being tied down and being rimmed? You never know. And to assume that there’s no chance she might be triggered by the mention or use of her penis if she has dysphoria is really super gross, grayface. 

Oh, and this isn’t the paleolithic period; protection exists! Even so, many transitional hormones would probably interfere with the fertility of a trans woman. If that’s your strongest argument- which is flimsier than a wet noodle- then I’m going to have to ask you to take a vow of celibacy. 

The REACHINg  today Lord. Stop making up scenarios where sex with a trans women is some impossible feat. You’re really sensationalizing something that’t not that big of a deal. 

But this proves my earlier points. That vast majority of cisbians who are weary of penises and/or trans women in bed, are ones that associate them with men. This is an act of misgendering, and it is an act of violence. It is transmisogyny.

What the actual fuck.


Even if you’ve been traumatized in the past, you should just get over it for the sake of someone else’s sexual needs?!

What kind of bullshit is that?!

You’re basically saying “Never mind how YOU feel or what YOU want in a partner, because you might make someone feel bad if you tell them you’re not interested.”

I log onto Tumblr and somehow this is the third thing on my dashboard.

Tumblr just delivers in such a consistent, wonderful way.

Hello all! I am interested in doing something in the early fall and I would love to hear if any of my Tumblr/Twitter followers are interested in participating. 

I am looking to swap my apartment for a week (maybe a bit less) and go somewhere fun and new. Ideal places: Montreal, San Francisco, wine country in California, Quebec City, Charleston, New Orleans, Santa Monica, Austin, or — for the hell of it — Miami. 

On my end: A very big, bright, and (if I do say so myself) charmingly decorated apartment on the Bedford stop in Wiliamsburg. It’s one metro stop away from lower Manhattan (literally a three-minute ride), and I’m a 3-block walk from our stop. It’s one (large, sunny) bedroom with a large couch that has a (very comfortable) pull out bed. 4 people can sleep very, very comfortably here. 

If you’ve ever been curious to visit Wiliamsburg, our neighborhood is the best place to do it. It’s gone a little farther to bougie than to hipster (pricey designer clothing stores and celebrity chefs abound), but there’s still plenty of affordable stuff to do. Early fall will be a great time to see it, too. A nice 10-minute walk and you’re at the waterfront, with the most stunning views of all of Manhattan right across the bridge. It’s, in my opinion, the perfect place to visit the city. 

I’m pretty open to the apartment I’d swap with, it doesn’t have to be grand and luxurious (I’d be open to a studio), it just has to be very centrally located (no driving required). I’m happy to provide (stunningly art-directed) photos on request. Drop me a message with your contact info if you have something that would fit the bill (and a city I haven’t thought of that you think is cool/great is always open)!

it’s crazy how easily this could be sex and the city dialogue

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