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GENDER EXPRESSION
Here I cover the many aspects of gender, from gender roles to gender identity, and what part expression plays in it all.

I am a girl with very short hair. In class this afternoon, my substitute teacher (who’s in his mid 20s) comments that he doesn’t understand why girls compliment each other when they get bad hair cuts, like a “boy hair cut.” The fact that he feels comfortable making this comment with me clearly in the room is not only unprofessional, but irritating and rude.

Typical Tumblr Bio

Hi, I’m a pan-lesbian, bi-racial POC, feminist, atheist, genderbender, otherqueer, with two headmates whose hobbies include: decrying harassment whilst telling people who disagree with me to kill themselves, releasing their personal information on the internet, and sending rape/death threats to their parents. I also enjoy reblogging posts by white people calling them racists over pseudo-holidays like “black” friday, pushing my blatant political agenda upon others as much as possible, and winding down from a long day of social justice blogging by bathing in a tub filled with white male tears. It’s very important that the tears are white, it truly helps to relieve my oppression.

I’m self-diagnosed with the following disorders (thanks Web M.D.!):

  • PTSD (which I developed via twitter)
  • BIpolar (cause, like, I get emotional!)
  • autism (because I’m so misunderstood!)
  • anxiety disorder (cause tumblr makes me nervous)


I have the following privileges:

  • Thin privilege (sorry guys, I’ve been eating fast food like crazy so I’m working on it.)
  • The freedom to blog about the most outlandish ideas that do not deserve a shred of respect and yet somehow earn me a large following on the internet.
  • NOT being white.
  • Being an all-round special unique little snowflake that lives so far  up my own ass that it’s no wonder I don’t identify as a black hole. (Hmm, something to consider.)


My preferred pronouns are shme, shmim, and shmoe. 



P.S. I am the victim of internet harassment, and by harassment I mean that people point out how wrong I am on a daily basis using factually accurate sources providing proof as to how deluded and nonsensical my claims are. Plz donate to my patreon. 

The attorney general says the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination based on gender identity.

In a landmark decision affecting the nation’s transgender population and federal, state and local governments, America’s top lawman today announced federal prosecutors would now take the position in litigation that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes protections against discrimination based on gender identity…

PASS/FAIL

they tell me that i am the gender i was assigned at birth

so i take gender home with me to work on it a little bit more,

recognize 
this is the first test in my life
i am trying my best 
to pass with an
'F'

anonymous asked:

I am a lonely radfem in a large circle of queer theorists. I'm often too afraid to voice my opinions in a space where any guy who wears a skirt can change his pronouns on a whim and change them back whenever he gets bored. Accepting anyone's invented identity without question is social justice in action apparently. How do I criticise the trivialisation and commodification of women's struggles without being called a transmisogynist and alienating people I care about?

This is the problem. We can’t make comments on it, because then apparently we’re ‘transphobic’. 

The problem began when people started disregarding the biological male in a trans woman. Recognizing that they are biologically male is not an insult, it is a fact. Call them a woman yada yada yada, but the fact is that they are biologically male.

Why is this a problem for feminism? Because biological males are the oppressors of biological females. Just because trans women identify as women, they are still factually a member of an oppressing group. I am a white woman - so I am privileged for being white, but oppressed for being a woman. Trans women are privileged for being biologically male, but experience hardship for being a trans woman. 

After the disregarding of biological fact, women were not allowed to criticize their oppressors’ ‘right’ to identify with their struggle - because then they were ‘oppressing them’. But, like what I said above, biological males ARE our oppressors, and we have every right to feel uncomfortable and quite frustrated that they can easily just ‘identify’ as one of us whenever they choose to. That is before we even get into the argument about gender being the center of female oppression, therefore biological males glamorizing it is oppressive.

The most horrible thing about this situation, is that women are not allowed to have a voice on the matter. Gender specials on tumblr can pretend that radical feminists oppress them all they want - but in the real world, you are called a ‘bigot’ for even questioning trans politics. Of course they get treated shit by typical white males who are against anything a bit odd; but radical feminists are NOT critical of trans politics for that reason. We don’t send trans people death threats, rape threats etc. but we recieve them off the gender brigade, which is male socialization coming out in them.

So, to answer you’re question - we kind of can’t say much in the real world, because people will jump down our throats about being bigoted and oppressive. Mostly because they will not take one fucking look in what we have to say. Therefore, tumblr and social media is our best bet. It gives us time to write, think, analyse - and for people to read what we argue before jumping to conclusions. 

This survey is to determine how many people have been affected by the UK’s Gender Recognition Panel stance that nonbinary people are simply not firm enough in a binary gender identity to be granted a gender recognition certificate of their choosing.

If you have applied, or are considering applying for a gender recognition certificate whilst identifying as neither a man nor a woman, I would appreciate your feedback on the process as a part of this survey I’m doing!

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"In Europe and the United States, pink is often associated with girls, while blue is associated with boys. These colors were first used as gender signifiers just prior to World War I (for either girls or boys), and pink was first established as a female gender signifier in the 1940s. In the 20th century, the practice in Europe varied from country to country, with some assigning colors based on the baby’s complexion, and others assigning pink sometimes to boys and sometimes to girls. 

Many have noted the contrary association of pink with boys in 20th-century America. An article in the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department in June 1918 said:

The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”

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Girls Are Taught To ‘Think Pink,’ But That Wasn’t Always So

The History Of Pink For Girls, Blue For Boys

If much of how we learn to interact with the world comes through what we’re reading — as readers, we’re keen on the impact books have on us — then we should be looking critically at how all characters are portrayed on the page. We can too easily dismiss a problematic character being depicted that way because she or he is being seen through the eyes of a character who himself may be a problem. But if over the course of a story nothing changes or there’s a pattern in how characters of a gender or class or race are described and fitting into a singular, prescriptive narrative, then it’s time to step back and reassess giving it a pass.

It’s okay to enjoy problematic books. It’s okay to commend problematic books for what they achieve in their artistry. But it’s not okay to give them passes or to overlook their weaknesses, especially if they’re being heralded as being the best of the best. We need better language and tools to do this, and slowly, but surely, the more we look at it and talk about it, the better our ways of dissecting the problems emerge.

anonymous asked:

according to everyones fave libfem misandry-mermaid "References to AFAB anatomy like uteri or vaginas is another sign since that denotes cissexis" jfc

I think if your feminism prioritizes biological males over females, then you have a very warped sense of feminism. Ironically, you are fucking far from a ‘misandrist’ and are more on the ‘misogynistic’ side. 

A woman is an adult female, and if we want to talk about women’s health issues that do not include trans women then we fucking will do so. It’s just so misogynistic to silence women who talk about their own anatomy because of BIOLOGICAL MALES. Males are oppressors, trans women are biologically male, so we have every right to analyse their relevance to feminism - especially if they can’t handle us talking about our fucking anatomy.

Ugh it makes me so fucking mad, especially if the ones saying these horrible things identify as ‘feminists’. Do they even know what that word means????

Hey All You People

so i posted awhile ago about making a VN (which at this point is more RPG than VN), and now we are in need of some assistance

see, we want to have gender options, and one such option is nonbinary

but you see, i am but a cis dude so i don’t think i could properly write NB characters (i could give it a shot but that’s not the point here).  so i was wondering, are there any nonbinary writers out there who’d be interested in writing a few characters for this thing?  if you’re interested, please contact me through my ask box