[tw: transphobia, dysphoria, body stuff]
My gender doesn’t need cured. It’s perfectly fine. It doesn’t need cured or treated.
My physical dysphoria is…shitty, but guess what there’s already a fucking cure out there for it. This isn’t the case for all trans people, but the medical technology and procedures that would be needed for me to feel 100% okay dysphoria-wise already exist for me. It’s cissexism that prevents me from being able to have any access to them. My dysphoria isn’t incurable, there’s already a cure, it exists, but cissexist culture won’t let me have it. Also, there would be more and better treatment options if trans medicine was more centered around trans people and our needs (and our needs were seen as important and legitimate) compared to what we have now.
So cissexist fuckwads who talk about curing trans people are insulting me doubly, but saying that my gender is inferior and needs destroyed and by rubbing it in that they are denying me cures to my physical dysphoria.
[Content note: abuse, child abuse]
One of the shitty things about having been subjected to regular abuse as a child is you lose a lot of your ability to tell which things you are genuinely good at and which you suck at. I mean, a lot of the time I think I suck at everything but I’ve also known people who were insulted by my saying I sucked because they thought I was doing something better than them (even though I usually would not have thought of them as sucking at it, only myself). When I was that twelve year old who read Shakespeare for fun, I thought I was stupid. I really, sincerely believed that.
Most of my defensive arrogance in later years came out of that, but even as things stand I never have a really good grasp on what things I actually have skills at and which ones I suck at.
You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
My mother basically yelled at me for getting visibly upset when having to deal with my loan deferment shit and getting interrogated about how long my disability would last and why I wasn’t working.
I was supposed to be graduating this month…
IMPORTANT!! It’s time for the annual (2013) International LGBT (marketing) Survey. As the Bisexual Resource Center asks PLEASE TAKE IT anytime thru June 30th, 2013. And then “Signal Boost” and in general TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS.
We especially need a LOT of Bisexual/Non-Monosexual Voices please.
Here is what it is all about:Please take part in CMI’s 7th Annual LGBT Community Survey. Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBT community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our needs, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBT employees. Last year, the survey was taken by over 45,000 LGBT citizens of 148 countries!
Your answers are completely confidential, and will never be used for sales or marketing purposes. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
We really need a lot of bisexual/non-mononsexual people to take this survey and share it with everyone they can think of becasue Community Marketing & Insights has graciously shared the important statistical information with Bisexual NGO’s/Charities & Academic Researchers. And these people in turn use it to be able to help provide direct and useful services to you! So please help in this annual effort. Thank You
I can’t call myself bisexual on this survey, because it only give the options of “bisexual man” or “bisexual woman” and I’m nonbinary.
I can’t be bisexual and genderqueer on this survey, I have to list myself as trans (which I do identify as) and queer (which I also identify as), but my bisexuality is erased.
ETA: It’s also rather targeted towards upperclass queers and the framework is classist (asks primarily about rich people shit and assumes we all have those types of lifestyles).
Warning to my followers, these tumble users
have defended pedophiles and attacked a sexual abuse survivor. Be careful or block if you need to.
I’m sorry I’m coming into this so late, I don’t have regular internet access and am just now seeing it.
What the fuck is wrong with you, fulander and thetaylor sorrel (and all of the fucking anons supporting them)? Pedophile apologists who think that it’s okay to attack child sexual assault survivors and show up on their blogs are fucking awful pieces of shit. Oh, who will think of the pitiful people who want to rape children? You’ve got so much sympathy for people who want to rape children and so little for the children who have been raped and sexually assaulted by these people. Rape apologist fuckwads crawling out from under the rocks whenever a rape or sexual assault victim expresses anger towards rapists is so fucking common and so fucking repulsive. I’m not surprised that you can trot out doctors and such that defend pedophiles and child rapists, defense of rapists is very, very fucking common. You know, that’s what the term “RAPE CULTURE” was coined for. You think I’m impressed that you can find other rape apologists to back you up? I’m not. “Scientific” sexism, ableism, child abuse defense, etc. have always been all too damned common.
Rape victims and child sexual abuse victims don’t owe random fuckers showing up in their spaces formal fucking debate rules style arguments. EVER. Our lives aren’t games for the amusement of rape apologist fucks, you don’t score “points” by gathering up other rape apologists or by attacking victims. Dithering distinctions between how often people want to rape children and how often they do aren’t some sort of special prize winning logic, because they’re fucking irrelevant here. Child sexual abuse victims have zero fucking obligation to give a shit about the well being of people who want to rape children. You rape apologists showed up specifically to attack and try to trigger a sexual abuse survivor and then think it makes you superior because you don’t feel any human emotions about their sexual abuse or the rape/sexual abuse of other children.
Also, the use of “sexual orientation” and trying to compare wanting to rape children with being queer is some of the most homophobic bullshit I’ve seen in awhile and that’s saying a hell of a lot.
ihaveabsolutelynoidea, I’m sorry you had to deal with this sort of triggering bullshit.
There are a lot of fucked up things in this manga, but I do really, really love its aesthetic.
Sometimes it’s like I imagine that mangaka sat down and was like “fuck advancing the plot for right now, I want more fancy! And flowers! YES! Brutal murder and zombies need not be mutually exclusive with being a manga full of FLOWERS!”
“Walks” to benefit conditions that routinely cause chronic pain, mobility issues, and/or paralysis are ableist as fuck.
They are constructed to deny participation to the people they are claiming to be helping.
I’ve also had abled people act like I’m a villain when I told them that my disabilities make participation in Walks impossible/damned near impossible.
There better be taco bell after the revolution
Yes, it will be run by a worker’s collective….a workers collective that really likes tacos. ;)
I once had a rich cis hetero white dude tell me that I’d stop being a Marxist once I got a real job.
I told him that I’d worked irregular hours at a fast food place at a travel plaza, sometimes up to 76 hours in one week, with chronic joint pain.
He told me that didn’t count as a real job.
Labor done by poor people doesm’t count as real work to him.
Does does anyone wanna chat about PCOS cos apparently I have it
I have it, but apparently I have a somewhat “unusual presentation” of it (I’ve not got any hormones off “normal” levels except testosterone, my testosterone gets higher than average for PCOS, my cysts tend to be less frequent but larger than average, I also have hashimotos so it’s not always easy to track which one causes what) and I’m trans, which makes things complicated in different ways.
One of the many shitty things that results in the highly regulated food stamps being given to poor people instead of money to buy food is that it prevents us from buying food directly from each other. This is especially true for the rural poor, who often produce a lot of food but have a hard as hell time selling out surpluses directly to each other because getting food stamps certification is a giant pain in the ass. So we can give each other food for free, try to sell it at farmers markets a hundred miles away, pre-plan to sell it to corporations, or feed it to livestock but it’s not super practical to sell it to each other at prices competitive (or semi-competitive) to grocery stores because no one with food stamps can buy that way all too often.