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Friendship IS romance. Queer folks know this. Polyamorous folks know this. You can have friend crushes. You can friend woo someone. Friendship IS romance.
If your friendships lack romance you have shitty friends. My friends take care of me when I am sick. We take each other on friend dates. We buy each other gifts. We LOVE each other deeply. Just because there isn’t sexual involved doesn’t mean it’s not romance or real love.
I need more of us to reject the heteropartiarchal narrative even if you choose to be straight or monogamous. Practice queer poly love in your friendships. Have deep relationships of all sorts that you value!
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“Ishtar of joy is clothed in charm; she is adorned with seductiveness, cosmetics, and appeal. She is sweet-lipped, her mouth is life; laughter blooms on her features.”

An Old Babylonian hymn to the goddess Ishtar dedicated by the king Ammi-ditana #Galentines #Valentines
A 4,000-year-old hymn to the goddess Ishtar praises her aspects as the goddess of love and her authority in the Babylonian pantheon.

“She alone controls mutual love, obedience, passion, good will...
Who can equal her greatness?
Strong, august, brilliant are her divine powers”
In Mesopotamia, the goddess Ishtar was volatile and complex. She enjoyed making love as much as she did inciting battle

King Ashurbanipal of ancient Assyria claimed her support in his royal inscriptions: “With the help of Ashur and Ishtar, I killed them. Their heads, I cut off.”
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