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faintlymasculine:

Tomboy… #schottnyc #menswear #streetstyle #ootd #faintlymasculine

faintlymasculine:

Tomboy… #schottnyc #menswear #streetstyle #ootd #faintlymasculine

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How to like problematic things

starvedforjustice:

  • know they’re problematic
  • know why they’re problematic
  • don’t dismiss people’s feelings/dissatisfaction with them
  • don’t silence people when they’re talking about the problems in your media, because your enjoyment is not more important than that discussion. 

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stormingtheivory:

change.org just sent me a petition to demand that the US name a warship after Harvey Milk and if that isn’t the most succinct example of the way queer advocacy has been coopted by neoliberalism and the military-industrial complex, bless me I don’t know what is.

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Puberty blockers help make trans teens into happier young adults, study finds

fierceawakening:

gaywrites:

Transgender youth who take puberty-delaying hormone treatments are more likely to be happier when they fully transition, according to a new study.

The study found that starting on hormone replacements around age 14 resulted in better mental health for trans youth, and that they had an easier time transitioning into their lived and true gender identity later on.

“The first thing this study shows is that transgender young people, with appropriate treatment, can function at the same psychological level as the rest of the population,” Jenifer McGuire, co-author of the study, told BuzzFeed News. “They have the same distribution as everyone else when they’re treated properly.”

The Dutch study, which involved 22 transgender men and 33 transgender women, found that because of the early hormone treatment, the participants ultimately had no more emotional distress, anxiety, or issues with body image than their peers in the general population after they had transitioned. They also required less gender reassignment surgery, as physical characteristics that develop during puberty were suppressed.

Studies like this are so, so important because they add another layer of credibility to the work we already know is important. We know one of the ways to help trans youth become their true selves as happily and healthily as possible, and the research clearly shows that we should keep doing it. 

I know at least one of my followers was asking about this sort of thing and I had no data. Here is a thing.

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bewarethehitchhikingghosts:

bewarethehitchhikingghosts:

CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.
I am a Canadian citizen.
I live in Canada.
I am a university student.

I am reminded every day about the issues across the globe.

And these issues are IMPORTANT.

THAT. BEING. SAID.

WE HAVE ISSUES HAPPENING RIGHT HERE AT HOME.

And they are NOT being talked about.

We have OVER 1200 Native American women who have disappeared or been murdered in the last 3 decades.

THESE WOMEN ARE ONLY GETTING A SMALL TEXT BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR 24 HOUR NEWS STATION.

A task force has NOT YET been assembled.

WHY.

THESE WOMEN ARE IMPORTANT.
THEIR LIVES MATTER.

Why are we not talking about this.
I think I know the reason.

This is all the information I know at the moment.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t start the conversation.

TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THIS.
TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS.
ASK YOUR TEACHERS.
ASK YOUR PROFESSORS.

ASK IN HISTORY, POLITICS, CIVICS, LAW CLASS.

ASK.

GET THE CONVERSATION GOING.

GET UPSET. BE CONSTRUCTIVE.

DON’T LET THIS ISSUE BECOME A FOOT NOTE IN A HISTORY BOOK BECAUSE I DON’T THINK IT’S EVEN GOING TO GET THAT.

DESPITE OUR CLAIMS, we are NOT a perfect country and I am TIRED of pretending we are.

We do not have a task force.

The Conservative government has failed to call for a national inquiry.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/its-time-for-canada-to-act-on-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women/article18638089/

The UNITED NATIONS has CALLED UPON CANADA TO ACT.

https://news.vice.com/article/un-tells-canada-to-solve-the-1200-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women-cases 

Stephen Harper has avoided this issue.

This can NOT continue.

HELP SPREAD THIS MESSAGE.

#NoMoreStolenSisters

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izcon:

liquorinthefront:

Lea Delaria, photography by Sophy Holland

<3

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White feminists:

quietbang:

split-the-coast:

When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
  • Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
  • Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.

Intersectionality matters.

I will keep reblogging this to point out that disabled people, including men, make 22 cents on the dollar. Mostly because it is legal to pay us below minimum wage, but whatevs.

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fireandwonder:

ccharlesxavier:

i want a show called Man Vs. Wilde where someone is put in the jungle with oscar wilde and has to survive not only the elements but also wilde’s random attacks and massive ego

No. 

Mann vs. Wilde.

Thomas Mann’s pretensiousness and sexual repression vs. Oscar Wilde’s sarcasm and blatant queerness.

Give it to me.

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jaegerrrrr:

yknow who needs some support? aromantic people.we grow up in a society where we’re taught that being in love is the best thing in the world and falling in love and getting married and having kids is literally the only thing you should want in life. and for aromantic people, or anyone on the aromantic spectrum, that’s just really, really shitty. 

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augenss:

- Tupac Shakur

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fuckyeahtattoos:

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gwnne:

my partner tried to call me a sweetheart the other day but he misspelled it and I read it as “sweetbeard” and then I decided that this is what dwarf couples call each other

so, naturally, here are two dwarves on a date

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turkeyinacan:

shoutout to people working weekends and overnights and overtime, people working in hospitality and retail and food service, who are sacrificing time with their loved ones, so fuckers with weekday desk jobs get to live comfortably with the amenities we provide while simultaneously shitting all over us

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I finally got through to someone at Charing Cross and they were shocked that I’d been on the waiting list for many many years and are going to chase it up. If that doesn’t work then they said they are dealing with December referrals at the moment and my re-referral was in March so I might get an appointment sometime this year.