what you don't know about me could fill a book

suhair. 22. black american.
polysexual and demiromantic.
dfab genderescent demigirl
sinh/cosh/cosh/tanh/sinhself
OR
they/them/their/theirs/themself
infp. pisces. slytherclaw.

THIS IS A PERSONAL BLOG.

kaylie is cackling at me

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never, stop

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mttyshealy:

LETS PLAY THE “TYPE THESE WORDS IN YOU R TAG BOX AND POST THE FIRST AUTOMATIC TAG THAT COMES UP” GAME: DIRTY WORD EDITION OK

  • fuck
  • shit
  • dick
  • no
  • hell
  • sex
  • damn 

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glitchbunny:

Never trust a person who can’t gracefully accept that they shouldn’t say certain words due to violent histories of those said words

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keylimepiemurder:

What is it?

At any time on Thursday, April 24 groups of three or more across the country will gather for conversations on mental health. After texting “start” to 89800, groups will receive polling questions, discussion topics, and facilitation suggestions via text message from Creating Community Solutions. No personal information will be stored.

Why do it?

Mental health is a critical issue in the US, but it is surrounded by stigma and misconceptions. It is a topic that can be difficult to give a voice to. Join Text, Talk, Act to have a candid dialogue about actions we can take to strengthen mental health on campuses and in communities. Polling results will be incorporated into the Creating Community Solutions report to policymakers.

Even if you can’t participate, please reblog this to spread the word.

Giveaway

The effort to end the stigma on mental health is personally important to me. I’d like to give everyone who participates something in thanks, but I can’t. Send me an ask if you decide to participate, and I’ll choose a winner for a $50 Amazon gift card with a random number generator on the next day, Friday April 25. If you’re chosen I’ll just ask for a picture of your or your friend’s message log to prove you did it. Just send me an ask and text in on Thursday to enter.

For more information, contact me or visit the webpage at Creating Community Solutions.

*Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health (x), (x), and (x).

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theuppitynegras:

just think about y’all millions and millions of little dark skinned black girls are going to go to the supermarket with their parents this month and when they’re waiting in line at the check out aisle they’re going to look up and see Lupita Nyong’o being hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world god is amazing

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mttyshealy:

LETS PLAY THE “TYPE THESE WORDS IN YOU R TAG BOX AND POST THE FIRST AUTOMATIC TAG THAT COMES UP” GAME: DIRTY WORD EDITION OK

  • fuck
  • shit
  • dick
  • no
  • hell
  • sex
  • damn 

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STOP GIVING PEOPLE FROM OPPRESSIVE GROUPS THOUSANDS OF COOKIES AND LOVE FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THE OPPRESSIVE SYSTEMS THEY BENEFIT FROM AND ENFORCE AGAINST HYPERVULNERABLE PEOPLE

hexgoddess:

Basic human fucking decency is not an accomplishment it is a requirement

hexgoddess:

tonidorsay:

thatssoproblematic:

pymparticles:

Scientists have discovered the animal kingdom first female penis.
They have also discovered a new way to make me say “Well, goddamn”.

“Contrary to popular belief, the presence or absence of certain sex organs isn’t the determining factor when deciding which animal of a species is female and which is male.”
“Contrary to popular belief, the presence or absence of certain sex organs isn’t the determining factor when deciding which animal of a species is female and which is male.”
"Contrary to popular belief, the presence or absence of certain sex organs isn’t the determining factor when deciding which animal of a species is female and which is male."
YO CISSEXISTS WHO LIKE SCIENCE SO MUCH. CHECK THIS OUT.


Gynosome.Gynosome.Ok, ok, yeah, the whole thing is interesting and yes it is a decent point and all,but it ignores a major issue when applied to humans:Social systems are what genders things. Sex, in a social system, is always gender. That is, after all, what gender is.This is going to make a lot of folks feel good, but in the end, means little in terms of the fight against Ciscentrism.

Since when have cis people listened to science anyways though I mean come on, biology has been admitting that sex dimorphic theory is trash for the last decade (or longer) and everyone still uses it

hexgoddess:

tonidorsay:

thatssoproblematic:

pymparticles:

Scientists have discovered the animal kingdom first female penis.

They have also discovered a new way to make me say “Well, goddamn”.

Contrary to popular belief, the presence or absence of certain sex organs isn’t the determining factor when deciding which animal of a species is female and which is male.”

Contrary to popular belief, the presence or absence of certain sex organs isn’t the determining factor when deciding which animal of a species is female and which is male.”

"Contrary to popular belief, the presence or absence of certain sex organs isn’t the determining factor when deciding which animal of a species is female and which is male."

YO CISSEXISTS WHO LIKE SCIENCE SO MUCH. CHECK THIS OUT.

Gynosome.

Gynosome.

Ok, ok, yeah, the whole thing is interesting and yes it is a decent point and all,but it ignores a major issue when applied to humans:

Social systems are what genders things. Sex, in a social system, is always gender. That is, after all, what gender is.

This is going to make a lot of folks feel good, but in the end, means little in terms of the fight against Ciscentrism.

Since when have cis people listened to science anyways though I mean come on, biology has been admitting that sex dimorphic theory is trash for the last decade (or longer) and everyone still uses it

lisaquestions:

lisaquestions:

tonidorsay:

What amazes me is that they draw the exact opposite conclusion, which the study demonstrates is erroneous, from the conclusion if the study authors.
Which is sorta interesting.
That TERFs find it so absolutely useful is not the interesting point, nor is it that they are leaping on the study as validation and affirmation of something it does not affirm nor validate.
What is interesting is the way they are so enamored of the study, and the way they use the data to draw conclusions that have neither basis nor merit.
I mean, it probably makes lots of sense of ignorant, incompetent, prejudiced, bigoted, violent people like themselves.
But the truth doesn’t have to make sense. Fiction does.

I posted about this recently.
Like in the US, if you examine trans women’s criminality, you have trans women of color hassled and arrested under suspicion of being sex workers - Monica Jones is a high profile example of this. Also, Duanna Johnson, who was arrested for prostitution because she was basically crossing the street. And then she was extrajudicially executed after suing the police department for the savage beating the police inflicted on her.
And of course there’s CeCe McDonald who was convicted of killing a man who was trying to kill her. 
Or transgender women who are arrested for using a women’s restroom.
Or transgender women who actually are sex workers and all of the potential problems that can entail because of anti-sex work laws.
There’s basically a lot of trumped up shit that police arrest trans women for (especially trans women of color), so a detailed study would have to acknowledge that this happens in the first place.
The other day I saw a post about how violent trans women supposedly are to cis women as a typical rule.
One of the cases was a far right wing tabloid (the Toronto Sun) basically being the only source to report that a cis man claiming to be a trans woman gained access to a women’s shelter and raped a woman inside said shelter. All of the sources are TWERF blogs and the Toronto Sun.
The other three were Michelle Kosilek - whose case is often presented as “she brutally murdered her wife” and that may be the truth. But Michelle Kosilek’s testimony was that her wife had attacked her, threw boiling water at her, threatened to kill her with a knife, and that she reacted in self defense. I also have no illusions about a jury sympathizing with a trans woman, and the jury rejected Ms. Kosilek’s story entirely.
One of the other two cases was a trans woman who was arrested for using a women’s restroom. That in itself was not actually illegal, and is not really sufficient cause for arrest. It did come out that she is also a registered sex offender, and there is a possibility she violated the terms of her sentence, and if so then yes, of course. But she didn’t actually do anything in the restroom.
And then there’s the whole outing of the trans girl in Colorado to lie about her harassing cis girls in the girls’ restroom, and Catherine Brennan hooking up with the anti-LGBT organization, Pacific Justice Institute to encourage and enable as much harassment, bullying, etc. at this teenaged girl as possible - but you will never ever see these TWERFs who carefully save every example of a trans woman doing something horrible and attempt to claim this indicates that trans women as a group are inherently as violent toward cis women as cis men, and that’s bullshit.
Also, Plansfornigel accused trans women of color of being police trying to brutalize her poor white delicate cis femininity because they disagree with her. She’s basically horrible.

Also, TWERFs should really read the entire study, including “strengths and limitations.” 

lisaquestions:

lisaquestions:

tonidorsay:

What amazes me is that they draw the exact opposite conclusion, which the study demonstrates is erroneous, from the conclusion if the study authors.

Which is sorta interesting.

That TERFs find it so absolutely useful is not the interesting point, nor is it that they are leaping on the study as validation and affirmation of something it does not affirm nor validate.

What is interesting is the way they are so enamored of the study, and the way they use the data to draw conclusions that have neither basis nor merit.

I mean, it probably makes lots of sense of ignorant, incompetent, prejudiced, bigoted, violent people like themselves.

But the truth doesn’t have to make sense. Fiction does.

I posted about this recently.

Like in the US, if you examine trans women’s criminality, you have trans women of color hassled and arrested under suspicion of being sex workers - Monica Jones is a high profile example of this. Also, Duanna Johnson, who was arrested for prostitution because she was basically crossing the street. And then she was extrajudicially executed after suing the police department for the savage beating the police inflicted on her.

And of course there’s CeCe McDonald who was convicted of killing a man who was trying to kill her. 

Or transgender women who are arrested for using a women’s restroom.

Or transgender women who actually are sex workers and all of the potential problems that can entail because of anti-sex work laws.

There’s basically a lot of trumped up shit that police arrest trans women for (especially trans women of color), so a detailed study would have to acknowledge that this happens in the first place.

The other day I saw a post about how violent trans women supposedly are to cis women as a typical rule.

One of the cases was a far right wing tabloid (the Toronto Sun) basically being the only source to report that a cis man claiming to be a trans woman gained access to a women’s shelter and raped a woman inside said shelter. All of the sources are TWERF blogs and the Toronto Sun.

The other three were Michelle Kosilek - whose case is often presented as “she brutally murdered her wife” and that may be the truth. But Michelle Kosilek’s testimony was that her wife had attacked her, threw boiling water at her, threatened to kill her with a knife, and that she reacted in self defense. I also have no illusions about a jury sympathizing with a trans woman, and the jury rejected Ms. Kosilek’s story entirely.

One of the other two cases was a trans woman who was arrested for using a women’s restroom. That in itself was not actually illegal, and is not really sufficient cause for arrest. It did come out that she is also a registered sex offender, and there is a possibility she violated the terms of her sentence, and if so then yes, of course. But she didn’t actually do anything in the restroom.

And then there’s the whole outing of the trans girl in Colorado to lie about her harassing cis girls in the girls’ restroom, and Catherine Brennan hooking up with the anti-LGBT organization, Pacific Justice Institute to encourage and enable as much harassment, bullying, etc. at this teenaged girl as possible - but you will never ever see these TWERFs who carefully save every example of a trans woman doing something horrible and attempt to claim this indicates that trans women as a group are inherently as violent toward cis women as cis men, and that’s bullshit.

Also, Plansfornigel accused trans women of color of being police trying to brutalize her poor white delicate cis femininity because they disagree with her. She’s basically horrible.

Also, TWERFs should really read the entire study, including “strengths and limitations.” 

(via hexgoddess)