The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.
First, start with a shitty sketch in an obscenely bright color, so that not only are you the only person that understands the sketch, but you are also the only person that can bear to look directly at it without hearing the pained sizzle of your previously…
This goes out to all the cis people who, it’s quite obvious, want to help and befriend trans people, but who keep alienating and angering us instead. I’ve seen the befuddled looks on your faces when this happens, and I thought I’d try to clear a few things up for you. Let’s look…
WATER TYPE The kindest and most sensitive type! A highly emotional person, you tend to have mood swings on a regular basis. Despite your “touchy” moments, you’re a very compassionate and caring friend who cares deeply for the ones closest to you. If you were a Pokemon, you would be the kind to help your trainer either by swimming, lighting up caves or moving rocks out of the way. Water Moves that suit you are Waterfall, Dive and Bubble.
“GHOST TYPE The naughtiest and most playful type! A highly mischevous person, you enjoy bending the rules a little so things can be more fun. Despite your big sense of humour, you do have a serious side to you- and the contrast can confuse people. If you were a Pokemon, you would be the kind who haunts old buildings or shrines to pull pranks on the visitors.
Ghost Moves that suit you are Astonish, Shadow Sneak and Confuse Ray.”
Psychic type The wisest and most intelligent type! A highly intellectual person, you enjoy gathering information- catching up on the latest news, researching ancient history, etc. You’re also a wiz with technology and often named a “geek” (and proud of it!) If you were a Pokemon, you would be the database who aims to learn about the enemy before attacking, gaining knowledge of all their strengths and weaknesses. Psychic Moves that suit you are Calm Mind, Role Play and Psycho Boost.
djsfhsdfds I’m okay with this. I scored 4 psychic, 3 steel, 1 poison, and 1 grass. Ahahaha
The sharpest and most persistent type! A highly stubborn person, you cling on to what you desire and won’t let go. You aren’t afraid to keep asking questions until the truth comes out- and eventually people will always cave into your curious inquiries. If you were a Pokemon, you would be the kind that is eager to follow the trainer even before you have been caught. Poison Moves that suit you are Poison Fang, Toxic and Acid Armor.
The National Center for Transgender Equality #NCTE has just released a sheet that lists 9 facts about sexual and reproductive health related to transgender individuals. This is one of the many areas that I am the most passionate about, getting people into providers, and…
Wow. Yes. Yes to every caking thing. Guys, this is long and thoughtful and disgustingly eloquent and just basically a perfect articulation of everything I’ve ever thought about aces in media. Go read it now.
While normally TS attempts to bring to you positive examples for our community, we also offer you ways to get involved, make a difference and be a role model yourself. Unfortunately right now we’ve got plenty of work to do for our community. Please take a moment and stop this atrocity from happening. This child needs our support. Click the link above to sign the petition and be part of the difference in this little girl’s life and give hope to each other by demonstrating that none of us are alone. Please reblog if you can.
Perhaps it’s conspicuous that to date few journals have dwelled on the current ethical drama currently undergoing in Berlin, Germany involving an eleven year old child who was born a boy but whom in their own words wishes to re assert themselves as a female. Something that they have felt since they can remember, according to one report earlier this year. That though now may be wishful thinking in the face of a recent court decision that in essence seeks to mandate that the child be placed in institutional care and one suspects have their sense of self ‘normalized.’
The above link is a petition to stop this child from being put into an institute until she conforms to gender=sex ideals. If you want to read more on this article, there are two stories. Original and Updated. This child’s petition only has 10K signatures. Come on people, lets get involved. No trans child should have to be snatched from a supportive mother and locked away in a padded cell until they conform.
Long story short, my mom has been sick and unable to work. She is our only source of income. Today she has started forcing herself to work, even though she is way too ill for it. It’s not healthy, but we need money very badly.
And then there’s the representation of aromanticism in fiction. Oh, oh wait. No, there isn’t. There’s sexual aromanticism which is often misogynist (guy players are cool! girl players are hoors who need a man to settle her down!). Asexual aromanticism, however? That’s what you pull out when all your inhumanising methods have failed. The most normal thing in media is wanting a romantic relationship. If someone doesn’t want a romantic relationship (and if they’re not just waiting for the right man~~) they are probably going to commit genocide.
On the flip-side: romanticism is often used to humanise and/or reward a character. It’s lazy and it’s cheap, but it works. Robots want to be human? The thing they want the very most is a romantic relationship. Ex-villain is being rehabilitated and redeeming themself? They’re gonna start dating. Previously creepy/whacky side character starts being more important? Get them a significant other stat. Saved the world? Get a prospective girl/boyfriend. Realised they don’t need someone to be happy? Suddenly: someone to make them happy.
(This is why so many aces have a difficult adolescence. We know we’re different, but so often we don’t have the words for it, and no one understands when we try to explain. And then we finally recognise ourselves in a character on TV and… and they’re a serial killer or an alien, and a lot of people go “well no, they’re actually probably totes gay”. Media told me that — just because I didn’t feel like dating or having sex — I didn’t have the right to consider myself human. I am still — more than ten years on — dealing with the venomous headspace that created.)
Awesome stuff by pippin.. It’s titled asexuality in fiction, but there is a really cool section on aromantics too!
For those who don’t know what this person has done, she has taken the names, addresses and other personal info of LGBTQ people, and is sending this information out to the whole world, and outing these people…
Most trans* people who are in the business of giving advice to others have a guide to passing or presenting (we’re avoiding using the passing from now on because it has recently come to our attention that it is a pretty problematic term). Some trans* people don’t care much about the way they…