The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.
Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.
When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.
We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?
You guys please reblog this and spread this like wildfire. This is where I live and I would hate to see the trans people of my state not be abLE TO FUCKING PISS BECAUSE OF THE GENDER THEY IDENTIFY WITH
One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.
These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.
They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.
These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.
And the metro is always this clean.
In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.
Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.
We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.
So I decided to take photos of all the lace saris. I also wanted to pair some of them up with my corsets, on top of them.
OH MY WORD. *falls over*
ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world
When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
Good example of why the submitters to this blog get so upset about having their pictures reblogged onto porn blogs.
*Trans woman walks out of a women’s restroom*
Cis woman: What were you doing in the women’s restroom?? I don’t really feel safe with people like you in there.
Trans woman: I was only defusing a bomb planted by agents of the patriarchy.
Cis woman: Wow, you’re really cool! Who are you?
Trans woman: The name’s Ronolactone. Spy Ronolactone. Now, do you mind if I go back in there and pee? I was super focused on defusing that bomb, and I didn’t exactly have time to take a pee break.
Cis woman: Um… I don’t think I’m comfortable with that.
Trans woman: Seriously?? Fine, I was hoping I wouldn’t have to use my… license to pee! *holds up legal ID with ‘F’ gender marker*
*SPY RONOLACTONE THEME MUSIC PLAYS*
Later in the episode…
Dr. TERF: Any last words before I lower you into this pool of sharks, Mister “Spy Ronolactone”, if that is your real name?
Spy Ronolactone: Of course it’s not my real name. It’s a goddamn pun.
Dr. TERF: Spoken like a true infiltrator. Prepare to get eaten by sharks. This will show the government not to send their gender agents after me!
Spy Ronolactone: You think the government sent me? The same government with whom you used your position as medical adviser to deny me healthcare?? The same government with whom I had to go through months of stress and headache just to get my ID?
Dr. TERF: … *pulls the lever to lower Spy Ronolactone into the pool of sharks*
A few minutes later, after Spy Ronolactone uses an implausible gadget to escape and a well-choreographed fight scene ensues…
Dr. TERF: Noooooo!!! I’ve fallen into my own pool of sharks!!! *The sharks begin to devour her* You can’t eat me, sharks! I know biology, and I know that sharks don’t eat people!
Shark: But you kept us hungry so that we would eat people! You can’t have your “biology” both ways! *takes another bite*
Spy Ronolactone: Mmmm….. Surf and TERF.
Radio: Agent Ronolactone, excellent work! Report back to the Baeddelship for debriefing.
A few minutes later, back onboard the Baeddelship, Spy Ronolactone is walking down an empty corridor towards a lone door at the end of the hall, a plain wooden door ominously marked in small serif font: DEBRIEFING ROOM.
She opens the door, revealing a massive recreation room, full of trans women in various states of dress and undress. Some have formed large cuddle piles on the carpeted areas; some are playing video games; and some are quietly reading books off in the less crowded areas, wearing noise-cancelling headphones and sipping herbal tea.
Spy Ronolactone: Ah…. finally. *her cell phone rings* Dammit. *answers* Hello?
Shark: Hey, um, this is one of the sharks that ate Dr. TERF. I’m the one that swallowed her head. You see, she genetically engineered us to be able to talk, but we’ve gotten kind of bored and lonely just talking amongst ourselves in this little pool. So anyway, I feel kind of awkward asking this, but could we come to your party?
Spy Ronolactone: That depends. Are you cis?
Shark: Um… I dunno. We’re sharks?
Spy Ronolactone: Fair enough. Are you men?
Shark: Again… we’re sharks. We don’t really have a concept of “gender”.
Dr. TERF: *heard yelling inside the shark, voice muffled* That’s what I’ve been fighting for! The destruction of gender with sharks!
Shark: Um… sorry about that…
Spy Ronolactone: Alright. Finish digesting her and come hang out with us.
*SPY RONOLACTONE ENDING CREDITS PLAY*
Announcer: Next time, on Spy Ronolactone!
*camera cuts to Spy Ronolactone confronting Dr. Brony in his malodorous Man Cave*
Dr. Brony: You say that you, as a *scare quotes* “trans woman”, experience *scare quotes* “transmisogyny” that is worse than the oppression that I face, as a brony, for being a man who likes something that is *scare quotes* "feminine*? Explain how that isn’t heteromisandrist… using LOGIC!
*A robot, covered in suspicious stains, holding a deadly laser pistol in each hand, steps out of the shadows*
Dr. Brony: Logic Checking Bot here will examine your arguments for fallacies! So let’s try to be…
Spy Ronolactone: *scare quotes*
Dr. Brony: …objective!
*DRAMATIC CHORD PLAYS*
I felt like reposting this trashy screenplay I wrote for a transfeminist spy show.
wHAT THE FUCKING SHIT
this is so beautiful i’m going to cry
Christ, they know too much.
I know for myself the most challenging part of anti-racism has been acknowledging my own implicit racist attitudes, like those associations regarding the meaning of the black male body. For example, we’re saturated with media that presents young black men as violent criminals, and we expect to not absorb that without putting in any critical effort to counteract it? You can mark all correct boxes on the PC checklist and still have those racist mental associations without even being aware of it.
Most white people have implicit racist beliefs. In fact, unless you’ve actively spent time working that shit out I WON’T believe that you don’t have racist bias.
"Racist" is a boogeyman kind of word… it’s often just a monster to which we point so we can reassure ourselves that we’re not part of the problem.
There have been two “walkouts” from the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Geneva….The first walkout, led by the United States, was of those countries boycotting the entire conference. These included the U.S., Canada, Israel, New Zealand and Australia—the major settler states that through genocide displaced Indigenous populations from their territory. The Netherlands, the plunderer of Indonesia, and Germany and Italy, which waged murderous wars against barely armed African populations, joined them, as did Poland, now itself a semi-colony.
A few of the largest historical despoilers and plunderers of the colonized world held back from this first walkout. France and Britain, for example, which had divided up most of Africa, the Middle East and large parts of South and East Asia, opted to participate in the conference. This gave them the opportunity to disrupt from inside—which they did a few days into the meetings.
On April 21, when President Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke denouncing the racist actions of the Israeli state against Palestinians, most of the U.N. delegates applauded the speech….However, Britain, France and the rest of the European Union countries present walked out, accusing Ahmadinejad of “racism”.
Their actions spoke louder than any words of phony concern…There has to be a vigorous struggle against racism precisely because the imperialist powers and their settler states—which for historical reasons are mostly white—have promoted racism against peoples of color and all Indigenous peoples throughout the world in order to better exploit them. The ones who wound up walking out of the conference on racism are exactly those most guilty of racism. And everyone who remained knows it.Racist States Walk out of Geneva meeting (via dialecticsof)
no but consider this: asexual aziraphale and crowley
asexual aziraphale and crowley viewing sex as just another of those quirky little things that humans do, like touching their mouths together and sending each other flowers
asexual aziraphale and crowley slowly slipping from friendship to something else and losing track of when the line was crossed
asexual aziraphale and crowley moving into a cottage with two bedrooms until the extra bedroom gradually becomes unnecessary
asexual aziraphale and crowley sharing inside jokes that date back millennia
asexual aziraphale and crowley trying sex and deciding that, while it’s an enjoyable way of passing the time, it’s nowhere near as good as that salmon and watercress mousse they do at the ritz
asexual aziraphale and crowley arguing over whether to celebrate their anniversary on the day they met, or the day they formed the arrangement, or the day they first kissed, or the day they started living together
asexual aziraphale and crowley sharing a kind of ancient, almost telepathic understanding that’s infinitely more intimate than a mere slotting together of body parts could ever be
asexual aziraphale and crowley
With a much higher unemployment rate than the rest of the population, you have to assume that either trans folks are just not as good at working as cis people or maybe, just maybe, cis people harbor an unconscious bias against us that lead them to be annoyed and angry with us much easier than a cis person who is doing the same exact thing .