aside from being cissexist the whole XX = female and XY = male thing is Straight-Up Wrong
AFAB people can have XO, XXX, XXXX and XY chromosomes while AMAB people have have XXYY, XYY, and XX chromosomes and since the majority of the population never has their karyotype examined, they’ll never know that they have one of these chromosomal quirks unless that specific combination has associated symptoms, and not all of them do. you could literally have one of the aforementioned combinations without even knowing it and meanwhile you’re insisting that all AFAB people are XX and that anyone else who has this must also be female
we could also talk about how hormonal patterns for XX persons can naturally and biologically mirror that of a typical XY person, or vis versa, which gives rise to things like androgen insensitivity disorder. here u have it, folks, an whole group of intersex people who have XY chromosomes and testicles and vulva and vagina, all grown naturally, all at the same time.
the number of people who are intersex mirror the number of people who are born with red hair, but no one goes around trying to say that red isn’t a natural hair colour just because the phenotype doesn’t manifest in the majority of the population.
Sherlock Holmes Stories + Text posts
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
Tagged by glittermisandrist
1. Carpe Diem - and the rest of the Discworld series - Terry Pratchett
2. The garbage king - Elizabeth Laird and Christa Lair
3. Do androids dream of electric sheep - Philip K Dick
4. The Long Earth - Stephen Baxter n’ Terry P
5. Ruby in the Smoke - Phillip Pullman (loved this series)
6. The Imp of perverse - Edgar Allan Poe
7. The Essentual Spike Milligan
8. Red Dragon - Thomas Harris
9. Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
10. Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde.
Tagging: dreammason terminallyreclusive josephine-montilyet eatstarchmom m-m-mad-madness androgynous-space-demon and anyone else who wants to do it. :)
Health and fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. Every single one of these athletes is a certified bad-ass.
I’ve posted this before but it’s worth reblogging!
This is why it should not be that difficult to have a superhero team where everyone has a recognizable silhouette without being in costume.
Self-Defense is Murder When You’re A TWOC. Eisha Love, a Trans-Woman, sits in Cook County Jail, Division 9, and there she awaits trial. Why? Because…
Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”
I remember there was a game that was created for POC and they took down the kick starter for that because it was racist against white people…
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water.
- Mike Brown’s mom laid flowers where he was shot and police let a dog pee on the memorial site
- “Stand Up Against Racism" demonstration outside US Embassy in London
- Police claim to have no records of arrests of journalists
- Illinois school bans discussions of Mike Brown’s death
- Gov. Nixon introduces new Public Safety Director
- Push for police to wear body cameras continues
- Jon Stewart on Ferguson
bloodofymir replied to your photo “I brought this shirt yesterday, I look sooooo gay in it.”
that maybe the best ‘dad shirt’ i have ever seen.
This is most definitely the best dad shirt I own. In a middle aged - trying to be down with the kids - ended up at a gay bar - should be wearing tight leather pants - kind of way.
Today I read an article about Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who in the Arts and Books section of the Independent on Sunday. In this article, by Stephen Kelly, Moffat is criticised for his inability to write women, to complete his plots, to write the Doctor as a likeable and…