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intersexplatypus:

(via Intersex 101)

What do intersex activists want?

One of the main concerns of intersex activists is to transition from concealment-based treatments of intersex infants to one that is patient-centered. Often, intersex children are subjected to medically unnecessary procedures and surgeries in order to make their genitals appear normal. The child is then often raised without any idea of their intersex condition. Some of these surgeries create children with genitals different than their eventual gender, prompting sexual reassignment surgery which could otherwise have been avoided. Many surgeries and procedures are also experienced as sexually and/or psychologically abusive by intersex children, especially those used for research purposes or requiring sexually invasive treatments. Intersex activists now advocate that only medically necessary treatments be performed on intersex children, and that support and education should prevail instead of shame and concealment.

Some other demands of intersex activists include:

  • Not being fetishized or over sexualized
  • To be treated as real, diverse people rather than convenient examples for sex and gender theorists
  • Some wish to be allowed to legally identify as intersex instead of, or in addition to, male or female
  • To end stigma against intersex persons
  • Better education among medical professionals
  • Appropriate and knowledgeable health care
  • More psychological and social support for intersex children and their families
  • To consider medical necessity and sexual function as important factors in intersex care, as opposed to ‘normalcy’

christel-thoughts:

thebloominuniverse:

This is the back of james’ head. He hasn’t washed or brushed his hair in months, and all of it was pretty much dreaded. We just picked all of it our except this big one underneath that was too far gone! White peoples’ hair does dread naturally my friends :)

how many times do we have to say this… LOC’D BLACK PEOPLE WASH AND TEND TO THEIR HAIR REGULARLY. THERE IS NOTHING “NATURAL” ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING. IT IS GROSS. IT IS UNKEMPT. IT IS EVERYTHING BLACKS WITH NATURAL HAIR ARE ACCUSED OF BEING WHEN WE ACTUALLY ARE NOT THAT. HOW DO YOU NOT GET THAT ACCUSING US OF BEING DIRTY, BY ASSERTING THIS IS THE SAME THING AS BLACKS WITH LOC’D HAIR, IS SOME WHITE SUPREMACIST FUCKSHIT?

cowabungacountdown:

19 Days: 2012 TMNT TV Show Salute!

Another decade, another rendition, the same turtles.  What makes this show so great is the brotherly focus.  It’s not always there, but you can definitively say they interact perfectly.  And each episode will focus on almost a singular turtle so you can learn each one’s quirks.  Plus the animation is just adorable.  

Welcome to the family!

pichiinyan:

love-theysay:

So the trending tag today on twitter is #womenagainstfeminism

I would like to start off by saying everyone has their right to believe what they want to believe and be apart or not be a part of something. However when it’s clear how wrong and uneducated someone is on said topic to the point of outright ridicule!?! I don’t understand.

It’s honestly so sad that these women believe in nasty stereotypes of what feminism is.

Feminism does not mean you hate men, want to kill men or never want to get married or have a boyfriend. It doesn’t mean you don’t shave or wear a bra. Feminists come in all types of women and people of gender and sexuality.

And I wanted to highlight the top image in this photo set because it perfectly illustrates the white female privilege also involved in the rejection of feminism. This woman will never and has never experienced the shit that other women white and of color may have experienced. And because of that she doesn’t believe real issues exist and that women who do have them are just whining or playing a victim.

It’s just sad and awful. And there’s so much more I can say but this honestly speaks for it self A LOT.

You be the judge. You have a brain and are capable of making your own personal judgements of right and wrong. So is this right?

"for ugly girls who rather have rights than a husband" oh yes… penis > human rights. 

brb setting stuff on fire

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