Let’s stop claiming that certain genders and sexualities ‘reinforce the gender binary’. In the past, that tactic has been used to dismiss butches and femmes, bisexuals, trans folk and our partners, and feminine people of every persuasion. Gender isn’t simply some faucet that we can turn of and off in order to appease other people, whether they be heterosexist bigots or queerer-than-thou hipsters. How about this: Let’s stop pretending that we have all the answers because when it comes to gender, none of us is fucking omniscient.
Holy shit where does this come from?
[Black and white picture of Black Transwomen protesting, carrying signs that say “Money for hormones, not war!”, “We also have rights!”, and “Trans Rights Now!”]
The International Action Center (IAC) is an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-war organization founded in 1992. This photo was likely taken during one of their ‘Trans Day of Action’. The background resembles Union Square so I’m assuming this is in NYC.
I backtraced the image but had no luck finding the source.
astrakiseki asked: Too bad you aren't near San Diego. My university brings in a bunch of therapy dogs during finals week.
EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD DO THIS
my school actually had rescue kittens and puppies from a local org come visit near the end of last semester, and snuggle all of us and then they got tired and had some sleeps in our laps <3
here’s a picture where you can’t really see either of us but she was an adorable pitt puppy taking a nap
my school had stress relief events with therapy dog visits during midterms and finals. nobody really had more than a few spare minutes to spend with the dogs though because rushing to get all the work done was what had everybody stressed to begin with.
First, there is no naturalized gendered body. All of our bodies are modified with regard to gender, whether we seek out surgery or take hormones or not. All of us engage in or have engaged in processes of gender body modification (diets, shaving, exercise regimes, clothing choices, vitamins, birth control. etc) that alter our bodies,
just as we’ve all been subjected to gender related processes that altered our bodies (being fed differently because of our gender, being given or denied proper medical care because of our gender, using dangerous products that are on the market only because of their relationship to gender norms, etc). The isolating of only some of these processes for critique, while ignoring others, is a classic exercise in domination. To see trans body alteration as participating and furthering binary gender, to put trans people’s gender practices under a microscope while maintaining blindness to more familiar and traditional, but no less active and important gender practices of non-trans people, is exactly what the transphobic medical establishment has always done.
This is how a sewing machine works
i never really understood… anything…
File under: Magic for Muggles
now someone just needs to make a gif of what’s going on inside the machine when it jams up and makes a giant knot