Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Since “biological sex” is actually a social construct, those who say that it is not often have to argue about what it entails. Some say it’s based on chromosomes (of which there are many non-XX/XY combinations, as well as diversity among people with XY chromosomes), others say it’s genitals or gonads (either at birth or at the moment you’re talking about), others say it’s hormone levels (which vary widely and can be manipulated), still others say it’s secondary sex characteristics like the appearance of breasts, body hair and muscle mass (which vary even more). Some say that it’s a combination of all of them. Now, this creates a huge problem, as sex organs, secondary sex characteristics and hormone levels aren’t anywhere close to being universal to all men or women, males or females.

Those who claim that sex is determined by chromosomes must not realize that sex is assigned at birth not by chromosomes, not even by gonads, but by genitals. In fact, the vast majority of us never learn what our sex chromosomes are. Sex isn’t something we’re actually born with, it’s something that doctors or our parents assign us at birth. So if sex is determined by genitals, they must be clearly binary and unchangable, right? Wrong. Genitals can be ambiguous at birth and many trans people get gender confirmation surgery to change them. Neither chromosomes nor genitals are binary in the way that “biological sex” defenders claim they are, and the vast majority of measures by which we judge sex are very much changable.

It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny | AutoStraddle   (via america-wakiewakie)
Monday, July 28, 2014

kicking-asana-and-taking-names:

If a girl feels uncomfortable hanging out with you alone, and you get so offended by that, it makes you angry, she probably made the right choice.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
These brains of ours! It is all tremendously important and/or tremendously absurd and full of contradictions and profundities and sweetnesses and fears. Is it a story we tell ourselves, or each other, or a not-quite-true story we learned from books and movies and songs, or is it this totally unique and beautiful thing every time you put two people together in the right sort of circumstance. Were all the learned & holy folk who committed themselves to chastity and solitude actually on to some sort of real truth or missing the point altogether? Meanwhile we all just want someone to give us backrubs and tell us things are going to be ok. And I guess there’s evidence to suggest that that’s attainable for all of us. Or perhaps learning the origins of the Hokey Pokey can bring you closer to the real gist of what it’s all about…You can quote me on your blog but need to mention how sweet my Bulbasaur is. my friend Austin (via jordazor)

it’s okay to procrastinate secondary applications by suit-shopping for interviews, right?

(no)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
floralls:

Lovers (by ai3310X)

floralls:

Lovers (by ai3310X)

Thursday, July 24, 2014
prettycolors:

#6e1216

prettycolors:

#6e1216

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
floralls:

classic me (by Liis Klammer)

floralls:

classic me (by Liis Klammer)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Monday, July 21, 2014

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

lol that awkward (first) moment when the post intended for my private tumblr goes public and then I promptly move it and hope no one knows what I’m talking about.

miggsie:

tina belcher: folk hero

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Friday, July 18, 2014

we are starving

lesroisdumonde:

"oh my GOd there are TWO gay characters in this movie lets watch it"

"dude dude dude we have to see it it has a queer girl

"I heard this movie has non-sexualized female character”

"ok I know it only has one girl but she is written like an ACTUAL PERSON!!"

"THERE IS A TRANS CHARACTER"

"so its not canon but if you squint I think this character is asexual”

"and get this the gay character is actually not white