femforthought:

queerlilly:

"without us you wouldn’t have any rights!" without you we wouldn’t have to fight for them

Always this. Always.

"Remember that men gave women the right to vote!"

And remember that men should never have been at such a social and political advantage as to be able to literally give and take away rights from groups of people.

(Source: asexualbonnie, via worthto)

missespeon:

killdiobrando:

the-bitch-goddess-success:

note-a-bear:

geardrops:

[x]

oop

drop that Mic, boo

that’s literally the same character i dont understand what the issue is

i think hes saying how after all this time most main characters are still burly hypermasculine white men

missespeon:

killdiobrando:

the-bitch-goddess-success:

note-a-bear:

geardrops:

[x]

oop

drop that Mic, boo

that’s literally the same character i dont understand what the issue is

i think hes saying how after all this time most main characters are still burly hypermasculine white men

(via worthto)

I’ve got to tell you
how I love you always
I think of it on grey
mornings with death

in my mouth the tea
is never hot enough
then and the cigarette
dry the maroon robe

chills me I need you
and look out the window
at the noiseless snow

At night on the dock
the buses glow like
clouds and I am lonely
thinking of flutes

I miss you always
when I go to the beach
the sand is wet with
tears that seem mine

the parking lot is crowded I stand
rattling my keys the car
is empty as a bicycle

what are you doing now
where did you eat your
lunch and were there
lots of anchovies in it

is difficult to think
of you without me in
the sentence you depress
me when you are alone

Last night the stars
were numerous and today
snow is their calling
card I’ll now be cordial

there is nothing that
distracts me music is
only a crossword puzzle
do you know how it is

when you are the only
passenger if there is a
place further from me
I beg you do not go

— Frank O’Hara

(via theravenslyre)

(via worthto)

jennykay:

thanks Nayab oh-myalphabet deathwood lesleypowers 

guys I am crying, my housemate natalie couldn’t find an entire 10 bag and we were like shit did nayab (our other housemate) accidentally throw it away, and we found it in an empty instant curry packet in the fridge next to an empty plastic bag NAYAB WHAT

jennykay:

thanks Nayab oh-myalphabet deathwood lesleypowers 

guys I am crying, my housemate natalie couldn’t find an entire 10 bag and we were like shit did nayab (our other housemate) accidentally throw it away, and we found it in an empty instant curry packet in the fridge next to an empty plastic bag NAYAB WHAT

cat-grrrl:


especially trans women of colour

cat-grrrl:

especially trans women of colour

(Source: literaturegoddess, via deathwood)

theroguefeminist:

lisaquestions:

schwertlilie:

epochryphal:

youneedacat:

neurodiversitysci:

nimbusdx:

homestuckitten:

officialsouthpark:

i’m tired of having to misgender myself for paperwork

Actually, they’re asking what gender were you born with. This helps them to know what diseases and sicknesses you are most likely prone to get~! Some of these can be very lethal or serious, however, and so it is much better to tell them the information. It would be okay to write your preferred gender in a little note beside your answer, but please, please do tell them what you were born as!

I am concerned for everyone’s safety who does this u-u~<3

Thank you for listening, and I hope you consider this~~~! c: 

Thank you for pointing out this important safety information! It is very disconcerting to me when I see people saying these things about sex questions on health forms.

While honoring people’s preferred gender presentation is important, so is ensuring that people receive proper health care. For example, trans men may need access to gynecological care or trans women may need access to prostate cancer screenings.

Interesting. Perhaps it would be easier to answer the question if it asked for “sex assigned at birth,” or even just “sex” instead of “gender” since we’re talking about biological traits here?  A couple of extra words would make things clearer so why not use them.

Yeah it would be easier for me to answer things like that if they said something really obvious like “sex” or “biological sex” or something.

no that’s still bullshit and doesn’t work

first off “”’preferred”’ gender” is condescending as fuck

"born as gender" is cissexist and misgendering, thanks for telling us what you really think

and none of this actually helps your doctor know what healthcare concerns you might face, contrary to uninformed popular concern-troll cisgender opinions

"biological sex" is a lazy shortcut and while it’s efficient for (dyadic, or non-intersex) cis people, it’s actually really fucked up and harmful for trans people on a medical level

trans (and non-binary people) may have medically transitioned in a variety of ways, which can never be accounted for by “biological sex” and are in fact endangered by ignorant doctors (and tumblr concern-trolls) thinking that assigned birth sex tells them everything they need to know about their reproductive system and hormones and genetic makeup and risk for diseases

AMAZING how this would work so much better if they just ASKED (and BELIEVED) people, “do you need gynelogical care?” &c

((also guess what lots of trans women need gynelogical care and do you really think that “they want your birth sex!!” grants them access to that no it fucking does not.  and insurance will ALWAYS fight you if you’re trans no matter what LEGAL GENDER you are or what your “birth sex” was))

ALSO that little “gender:” box determines what pronouns they use for you and what title eg Ms./Mr. and how they refer to you overall, which it shouldn’t but guess what it does, and even if they make a little “note” in your record that gets buried at the bottom and is never ever noticed by new or even recurring staff, and it goes on all of your documentation which is 1. outing and dangerous 2. horrible for your mental health 3. misinformative and reductive

so NO, it would be WAY BETTER even if doctor’s offices just asked for your gender identity (not ~~preferred~~, fuck off), because it’s likely that then they would notice you aren’t cis and have to ask questions they would otherwise have assumed and probably gotten wrong.  plus there’s the whole “list your medications and surgery history” which is often a big giveaway for folks with medical transition history

PLUS not every doctor’s office is trans friendly, shocker, lots of people are fucked up, paramedics still refuse to touch and treat trans women who are dying, that still happens, and it’s less likely to happen if you aren’t advised to “just put birth sex!!” on everything

tl;dr you are really cis, advice troll, and it shows and you are wronger than wrong, please stop hurting trans people by giving them horrible and invalidating advice dressed up as concern, this kills people and your input is irrelevant.

P.S. “biological sex” and “sex” are still really fucked up categories, where do you put a trans person who’s medically transitioned in X ways but not Y, or in X and Y and also Z? this is where we get into godawful legislative-medical gatekeeping of when someone “really” transitions and has “changed sex” and can legally change their gender marker. so no, not a fan of those as replacement questions. ask about gender identity first and foremost (not “”“preferred”“” or “presentation” either). treat the person with respect. then ask followup questions as needed, about hormones and reproductive organ status and genotype and whatever the hell, preferably with justification as to why you need to know (hey doctors, we don’t trust you for good reason).

P.P.S. what the fuck makes you assume this image was about doctors? OP said “paperwork” — do you know how many goddamn forms want your gender, for no reason.  Pandora, because ads and marketing.  the fucking pizza delivery online form!  usually as a required option with no way to scribble in because computer radio buttons!  just. huge derail from the very huge pervasive real problem of “girl or boy?” being a question EVERYWHERE and being incredibly draining and misgendering

^ Reblogging for commentary by @epochryphal, bolding mine.

I’ve seen this go around my dash a few times and never knew what to say about why it makes me so angry, thank you for putting it into words.

My answer to paperwork that asks for “biological sex” is to strike a match.

all of this

so sick of cis people who think they know better than trans people do what is best for our health

reblogging for epochryphal comment ^

(Source: aromantisssse, via deathwood)

misterelguapo:

We blindfolded 15 homophobes and asked them to hit piñatas with a stick. The piñatas were actually deadly Asian giant hornet nests. What happens next will warm your heart.

(via deathwood)

skeletongrazed:

shout out to the peaceful skeleton communitity

(via deathwood)

hella-lujah:

i love being the radical degenerate queer of the family.

(via deathwood)

deathwood:

Is it canon that Jesus is cis

dangerouspoetry:

"While I agree with your point, Josephine, capitalism is an unjust ideal and it won’t work anymore"

dangerouspoetry:

"While I agree with your point, Josephine, capitalism is an unjust ideal and it won’t work anymore"

(Source: priceofliberty, via ruinedchildhood)

abitsmartassy:

this is the greatest headline i have ever seen

abitsmartassy:

this is the greatest headline i have ever seen

(via unimpressedcats)

misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

(Source: the-average-gatsby, via ladymacbethlives)

Animals, Frank O’Hara

poetry365:

Have you forgotten what we were like then
when were were still first rate
and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth

it’s no use worrying about Time
but we did have a few tricks up our sleeves
and turned some sharp corners

the whole pasture looked like our meal
we didn’t need speedometers
we could manage cocktails out of ice and water

I wouldn’t want to be faster
or greener than now if you were with me O you
were the best of all my days