The person I reblogged this from is beautiful.
Liberal Arts Student: Oh my god, JSTOR is the best, I love having access to JSTOR, I'm going to be so upset when I can't use it anymore...
Hard Sciences Student: ...What's JSTOR?
A Radical Transfeminist: Things I'm Expected To Do... →
radtransfem: After seeing bidyke’s remix of sanctimonioussilentagony’s list, I thought I’d sketch out the beginnings of one for transsexual folk. Improvements welcome: Answer any and all questions about my body and my medical treatment no matter how invasive Answer questions about my partner’s sexuality
Fifteen Minutes To Fame: The Power of Cis-Only... →
lucypaw: I don’t talk about it lots but I am a pagan. And trans. And while pagan spaces tend to be some of the least transphobic, most trans-inclusive spaces that exist outside of spaces created by trans people, there are problems as well. Which has been shown in the continuing problems of PantheaCon with… This. SO MUCH this.
Not Always Weak: So I just spent $96 on two new... →
notalwaysweak: So I just spent $96 on two new bras and two pairs each of matching undies (I’m so obsessed with having matching undies, it’s ridiculous). I’m scared to look at my credit card balance, but damn if I don’t feel just a wee bit happier about my body, because I have pretty things to adorn it, and bras… I may need to break my promise to myself to not go back into a Lane Bryant...
It’s not an exaggeration to say that transitioning taught me to believe in magick. If an act of Will could cause such a profound transformation as this, what else could it do?
524) My girlfriends complain about having their...
Dear CAFAB people,
musingsfromhedon: widdershinsgirl: lucypaw: autumn-and-eve: Please tell us more about how much you are marginalized for presenting femininely. Really, just keep talking. Love, Trans women Yep. “Keep talking - I’m reloading.” CAFAB…. Cis Assigned Female At Birth? C = Coercively. This may or may not be appropriative of IS experiences when used by a trans person (I’m not sure; I...
Dear CAFAB people,
lucypaw: autumn-and-eve: Please tell us more about how much you are marginalized for presenting femininely. Really, just keep talking. Love, Trans women Yep. “Keep talking - I’m reloading.”
genderbitch: Another trans chick: “Um, I didn’t experience male privilege so wtf are you talking about with your blanket statements” You in response: “I think a lot of us use being triggered by being compared to men to ignore our male privilege!” Do please explain to me how the fuck you think this wouldn’t be interpreted as claiming that trans women who state they didn’t exp male privilege...
Tarot 0: The Fool/The Initiate
The Fool (in Tarot) reminds me of the beginning of transition. Stepping out into midair, not knowing what lies beneath you, not knowing that (or if!) you have wings, only knowing that if you stay where you are, you will never move forward. Trials, pain and horror come later - but this moment? This moment is the stepping off point. Everything else is what happens next.
Budapestian Dianics argue that transwomen were not raised as female from birth...– Ryiah Nevo, from “Twenty Years in the Dianic Traditions,” in the anthology Gender and Transgender in Modern Paganism. All women have unique experiences because we are not solely women. (via phillypagan)
This is why I PROMISE to haunt people if I’m given a Catholic funeral. And I ain’t talking the nice kind of haunting. I’m talking VISITATION OF THE UNQUIET DEAD.
Cause: Explain that being treated as a two-legged carrier for genitalia hurts you the same as it does any other woman, plus a little extra due to the ungendering effect of being treated as a two-legged carrier for male genitalia. Effect: have it replied that you are making a cis woman feel that it’s no longer a “safe space.” …
Really? At this point I’m advocating the Lysistrata solution.
[beyond the fields we know]: Is Religion a... →
pagannews: In earlier posts, I argued that the basic function of religion is coping with anxiety. More specifically, it helps people to deal with the stress of uncertainty from third-world living conditions. In developed countries having a better standard of living, better health and… srsly, wtf is this crap
Daily Pagan News: It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to... →
pagannews: Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics…
If I’d known in 2007 what I know now, I would have self-medicated from the beginning.
Woman: Can I have birth control?
Woman: I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
Woman: I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
Woman: Well, why can't I have birth control?
Government: Because. Sex isn't for recreation.
Woman: It can help regulate my period and benefit me in other ways.
Government: Too bad.
Man: For no reason other than for recreational sex, may I have birth control?
Government: Do you have a penis?
Man: YES, YES I DO!!
Government: WELL HOWDY, VALID CITIZEN. You can buy condoms by the dozens. Here, here's a pack of special condom for "His Pleasure." Oooh, these come in different colours and flavours. Here, try these. They have ribs on them. And this one glows in the dark!! LOL OMG DICK LIGHTSABER!!
Government: But seriously, you're a man. You can do what ever you want.
Government: Shut up, you sinning, freeloading hussy.
Just a beaver with an agenda: Call for submissions... →
whencylonsdream: autumn-and-eve: If you don’t already know, Raven and I are in the process of coming up with a zine/pamphlet-type situation all about transmisogyny. Since transmisogyny intersects a lot with race in a way we haven’t experienced, we’d really like to include trans women of color’s views on… Signal boosting.
bittergrapes: powerlesbian: today i learned that our domesticated talking birds that get loose are teaching wild talking birds expletives that sometimes become that flock’s group call can you imagine being out on a nature walk and randomly hearing a group of birds screaming HEY ASSHOLE This would be wonderful
More on cunning folk... →
goddess29: A bit more on the topic of cunning folk and familiars…
I need to do something else. I’m getting to the point where every response is “die in a fire.”
*incoherent noises of rage*
For what it’s worth, there’s also a BUNCH of problematic asshattery in Hermaphrodeities, too.
[beyond the fields we know]: A compilation of why... →
notalwaysweak: loveoflopt: Started by this ask. I wanted to like Raven Kaldera. I found him through his essay about problems between the intersex & trans communities, which is very important and I really liked. He’s trans, pagan, poly, apparently is really good about polyamory, and a few other… Crap on a cracker. All the crap on all the crackers. I really hate people sometimes. Me...
[beyond the fields we know]: A compilation of why... →
loveoflopt: Started by this ask. I wanted to like Raven Kaldera. I found him through his essay about problems between the intersex & trans communities, which is very important and I really liked. He’s trans, pagan, poly, apparently is really good about polyamory, and a few other…
Watching the end of "King Kong" (Jackson remake)
Every one of the fictional dancers doing the presentation scene is thinking, “the things I do to earn a fucking paycheck in this town.” And probably, so are the actors playing them.
It’s astonishing how much actual food fits into 200 calories.
I am feeling burnt out, tired, and on the verge of tears from the continued genderfail that is the PantheaCon fallout from this year. What the HELL, people? Seriously, what the HELL? Why is it ok to aggressively denigrate others’ identities because you think that their bodies are “scary”?
whencylonsdream: dumbthingswhitepplsay: ueberlandundmeerfuerdeutschland replied to your post: Dubbed anime: Dubs. :| I tolerate the Sailor Moon dubs because I love Sailor Moon that much, although I kinda want them to dub Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars. WHY? I just. WHY. I could deal with sailor moon dubs as a kid but not now. Haruka & Michiru need their full loving going on~ Yeah. Anime...
There are many forms of oppression, but at this moment I’m experiencing it as being afraid of giving voice to my hurt because someone might dismiss it as unimportant.
Daily Pagan News: (Trigger Warning: Blatant... →
musingsfromhedon: widdershinsgirl: gallowsong: First, I would like to point out the following: it is her religion. She founded the damn thing. Every transgendered individual on this earth can scream and shout, holler and moan, but it is her tradition and she can do whatever she goddamn pleases in setting it’s ritual boundaries and… My mind is blown by this author’s narrow mindedness and...
Transphobia in feminist-oriented events
I’m just really, incredibly bloody tired of this dance. As someone noted, Lili Elbe was born in *1882.* She transitioned in 1920. We have had over 90 years for people to get used to the idea that transsexuals exist and that we’re just anther group of women - we have our own issues, yes, but that’s also true of women of color, women with disabilities, working class women and ...
Genderbitch Lite: Now With More Rambling!:... →
musingsfromhedon: nekobakaz: allies-person: deaf-aspie: Being overwhelmed by your environment does not make you a baby. Having a food aversion does not make you a baby. Having a public “meltdown,” however, suggests a lack of mature coping skills and room for learning. Continuing to “instantly… I eat what I can and avoid what I can’t. I have food allergies that would literally kill...
2-17-12: 280 pounds 2-25-12: 269 pounds
sledgehammertoe asked: Why haven't I seen you on IM in days?