-teesa-:

9.2.14

I fucking love her!

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tikken:

nihileigh:

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.

’*ESPECIALLY if it violates or humiliates her in the process.’, imo.

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Q
Your post re: Michelle Duggar brought something to mind, so I'm going to ask you. I live in CA, what she is protesting is already legal here. My question pertains to the locker room. What do you feel is appropriate in a situation where a trans child may need to use an open stall shower with other children? Maybe this is something that will never come up, but i'm thinking sports teams after game showers. Maybe that's not even a thing anymore? Is this a silly question?
A

trans-parenting:

Added follow up note from m1sty—m0rning:

Follow up to previous question… I’m asking for both sides of the coin. A trans child doesn’t need to be “outed”, and a non trans child does not need to see opposite genitalia too early. The more I think about this. The more idiotic my question sounds… They just would eliminate the shower factor. Duh!

Perfectly good question!

First off, I think our society puts way too much weird emphasis on genitals.  Everybody has something down there, so it really should not be that weird.  If we made less of a big deal around genitals and put more emphasis on respectful, appropriate, consensual behaviors - regardless of sex/gender - this stuff would probably be much less of an issue.  But hey, this is the world we live in.  And since we (collectively) seem to have issues with seeing bodies in their natural state that might be a strong argument (even outside of the trans piece) to advocate for more partitioned/private changing/showering/etc. facilities.

When it comes to actual current facilities usage I think the answer is a pretty strong, context based, it depends on the person involved.  Some trans kids are going to have no problems being in a public shared locker room space, or even a shared shower, while some may find both (or some piece of it) especially difficult.  I would hope schools would do their best to make reasonable accommodations for either case and let the child have their say in what they were most comfortable with.   Some trans individuals are going to have no problem with outing themselves and being a part of a communal locker space, while others may very much want to keep things more private.  Both are totally reasonable.

Personally I have no issue with a trans girl who still has a penis using a communal women’s shower in a locker room, nor do I have any issues with a trans boy with a vagina using a male shower/locker.  It could be surprising to some kids at first, but I think/hope(?) that (most) everyone can get over those things pretty quickly when they realize that person is just there to shower, change, and chat about the game or whatever like everyone else.  Like with any other bathroom related issue there are plenty of (non-gender related) rules in place that cover harassment/inappropriate conduct issues so those arguments are totally moot to me.  If anything, I would be much more concerned about the trans student involved, but again, I think giving them the agency and choice is just the right thing to do.

Reblogging for the awesome response which touches on an underlying issue-that the naked human body (cis or trans) is considered indecent. In the locker room of my gym they posted a sign saying, “Children will be using facilities this summer. Adults, please be mindful of this.” Apparently, children have never/will never see genitals and genitals can only be viewed sexually. What are we teaching children if we repeatedly demonstrate that bodies are shameful?


seetobe:

surfandwrite:

thesoftghetto:

niggawithablog:

locc-2dabrain:

krxs10:

why THE FUCK is no one talking about this

why isnt this on the news

we all know the reason why. stop the bullshit.

And this shit happened on May 18…MAY 8-FUCKING-TEENTH!
Story

I read the article and this honestly makes me so fucking angry. I encourage all my followers to reblog the shit out of this. Share it on your Facebook and Twitter, too.

Please spare some time for Darren Rainey. This is a horrific brutality against a human being that is being swept under the rug by most media. 

seetobe:

surfandwrite:

thesoftghetto:

niggawithablog:

locc-2dabrain:

krxs10:

why THE FUCK is no one talking about this

why isnt this on the news

we all know the reason why. stop the bullshit.

And this shit happened on May 18…MAY 8-FUCKING-TEENTH!

Story

I read the article and this honestly makes me so fucking angry. I encourage all my followers to reblog the shit out of this. Share it on your Facebook and Twitter, too.

Please spare some time for Darren Rainey. This is a horrific brutality against a human being that is being swept under the rug by most media. 

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kandylife13:

mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

been trying to tell us

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adnaras:

Project Runway - Blood Orange

The scene that made me cry tears of laughter, then re-watch about 70 times.

This makes me laugh every time. Every. Fucking. Time.


I hate when people say “women should leave some things to the imagination” like WTF do y’all think women are hiding under their shirt? A baby goat??? The Bridge to Terabithia?? Get the fuck…

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theyoungturks:

Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel compared the brain scans of new moms, new straight dads, and new gay dads. They found that the gay dads developed brain patterns that resemble both mothers and fathers.

Use that the next time someone says “What about the kids?” to oppose marriage equality and/or gay parents raising children. 

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smartgirlsattheparty:

thedemsocialist:

Any questions?

Woah.

Always reblog.

smartgirlsattheparty:

thedemsocialist:

Any questions?

Woah.

Always reblog.