linnew

Bisexual people do not owe you a detailed list of genders they’ve slept with

Confession: I haven’t admitted to anyone in person that I’m bisexual in over 10 years because of the way the first couple of people I told reacted. The first question asked in both instances was “have you ever slept with a woman”. I was told that because I had never slept with a woman I could call myself bicurrious at best but definitely not bisexual.

This was a major revelation for me. I had had dreams about women since middle school and spent years confused because I was raised in the bible belt south and didn’t even know that bisexual people existed (this was before the internet). So making this discovery was huge for me and my identity. Having people speak over me and tell me what my own sexual orientation was just put me back into that place of confusion and doubting myself.

So, this is me declaring that I am a bisexual. It doesn’t matter that I didn’t figure that out until I was happily married to a man, meaning I have never had a relationship or slept with a woman. I now understand that who we sleep with has nothing to do with out sexuality. A virgin can know their sexuality, someone making the decision to be celibate for life can know their sexuality. And I know my sexuality!

welovezines

alexwrekk:

Good to see that these issues are cropping up when people search out this book that was so disingenuous to the community that it claimed to support.

Maybe you’d rather hear it in podcast form? Here’s a whole episode of Nobody Cares About You Stupid Zine Podcast about the issue done in a faux This American Life style.

I was just thinking about this book the other day while reading a horrible article on grrrl zines for my Peep Show class. I was wondering why people who obviously have no knowledge of zines and don’t seem to care to insist on writing about them. It almost makes me want to change the topic for my final research paper to zines so I can show my teacher what they’re really about. I’m hard pressed to give up my puberty and menstruation in horror though :).

alexwrekk

simplysheerene:

I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.

linnew
starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:


L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London Intersex Society of North Americawww.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale currentmedical standards employed to determine nature ofgenital plastic surgery for children born withmixed sex anatomy)In copyright ? Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.
If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram

Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on: 

Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:

L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London 
Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070
‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale current
medical standards employed to determine nature of
genital plastic surgery for children born with
mixed sex anatomy)
In copyright ?
 
Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.

If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram

Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on: 

Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

blackfeminism
A woman who says “No thanks, I’ll sleep on the floor”; a woman who freezes up and tenses at your touch; a woman who says “I really don’t want to” and “We really shouldn’t” and “We can’t” and “Please at least wear a condom” is not saying yes to you, and if you would like to pretend that that is unclear, you are a liar, you are being disingenuous, you are lying and you know it.
Mallory Ortberg, "What counts?" (via dolorimeter)
spoopmastermary

spoopmastermary:

whoa shit guys someone called me an SJW better hang my head in shame for calling a confession out on their bullshit

I’m glad I’m just focusing on my classes and am not socializing with these people :/