Many of us understand sex and gender as categorically separate when envisioning trans women. How do we enforce transmisogyny through biological essentialist views of what we define as “sex” when imagining trans women? This storify examines how we enforce physical & ontological gender violence through non-consensual cisnormative separations of sex and gender. Sex is very much a gendered concept with its own colonial and violent baggage.
Note: This is a partial storify. Read the full version here
I wish to dispel the notion that women are “more emotional.” I don’t think we are. I think that the emotions women stereotypically express are what men call “emotions,” and the emotions that men typically express are somehow considered by men to be something else.
This is incorrect. Anger? EMOTION. Hate? EMOTION. Resorting to violence? EMOTIONAL OUTBURST. An irrational need to be correct when all the evidence is against you? Pretty sure that’s an emotion. Resorting to shouting really loudly when you don’t like the other person’s point of view? That’s called “being too emotional to engage in a rational discussion.”
Not only do I think men are at least as emotional as women, I think that these stereotypically male emotions are more damaging to rational dialogue than are stereotypically female emotions. A hurt, crying person can still listen, think, and speak. A shouting, angry person? That person is crapping all over meaningful discourse.
New species of bat found, Niumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.
Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!
OMG THEYRE SO CUTEEEEE!!!!!
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (via oh-snap-pro-choice)
I would just like to say that I asked similar things in a post this March (which xoJane ran yesterday) and no one has been able to come up with an answer besides, “Well, that just won’t happen!”
How do you know? Check out my post below, and don’t read the comments unless you want to play whack-a-troll:
So you’re very misguided & wrong. There’s also this dangerous and pervasive need to overgeneralize important critiques on systemic restrictions of access as “these greedy ignoramuses just want handouts” which is a very classed and raced argument.
No one’s boss is obligated to buy things for them, so that very line and tangent of reasoning is flawed at best (ignorantly confrontational for no reason at worst). Employment provided healthcare has been established as a national priority and key factor to public and individual welfare. Part of healthcare, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, is reproductive and sexual health. Allowing corporations, who otherwise not be allowed to, to excercise their privilege and power to restrict reproductive healthcare is limiting access to vital healthcare options to a subset of already marginalized groups.
so yeah you can fly your flag all day long but that is how it is
It’s not just about reproductive health. Birth control is used to treat everything from PCOS to fibrous tumor complications to acne, none of which have to do with sexual activity. They’re part of healthcare, period, not just part of reproductive healthcare. This is the problem-men often want access to our bodies but have no clue how they actually function or what’s required to maintain them. Of course the 3 women in the Supreme Court voiced dissent-they’ve actually seen a gynecologist before. The men? No fucking clue. None.
I have never been grateful for Steve Jobs before right now.
Someone buy me a jumbo pack of earbuds to distribute to women on the subway.
I think I just heard three million dudes all say: “But why not the men, too?! I thought you were for ~*~equality~*~” at the same time.
If you want to know more about Omar Khadr, please check this out. Omar has himself said: “… if the world doesn’t see all this, to what world am I being released to? A world of hate … and discrimination.” He’s right, it is a world full of hate & discrimination, a world full of hatred towards everyone who isn’t white, Christian & straight.
honestly, what the fuck.
Ashamed to be American