informed-decisions

anonymous asked:

I plan on getting a job soon so that when I come out I can try to pay for my own hormones and stuff (I'm 18 so I can legally get them myself) but I'm a little nervous about maybe having to tell any employers about being trans before I get hired? Should I do that? I don't want to take them off guard and just be there a few months then start growing breasts but I'm scared if I tell them beforehand I won't get a job and I also just don't like saying the words out loud.

Emery says:

You should do some research about whether transgender employees are legally protected in your state/city, because that can inform your decision to come out or not. As far as whether you have to tell them beforehand (as in before you get the job, like on an application or in an interview), I don’t think so, but it might help you to tell them once you’re hired, so you can know right away if it’ll be a supportive and respectful work environment or not. Good luck!

i thought it would be obvi but i guess i need to break it down for some people. if you choose not to donate to harry’s charity drive - that’s absolutely fine because it’s your decision. but to blatantly refuse to support it because it was inspired by ‘larry shippers’ you deserve the full blown criticism because at the end of the day it’s for charity and you’re ignorance and lack of participation is outrageously disgusting.

anonymous asked:

hey do you follow anyone that isn't wanky? like... people who don't post about drama? i need 1d on my dash not crappy opinions on shitty in house drama. you always stay out of it so i thought you might know a few blogs?

ahhh yes i do nonnie! these are people who mostly stay out of drama or if they do talk about it, it’s not a lot and they’re also the most reasonable people I know ;)

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Shock the Flock: The Herd is Absurd.

                               

This last couple of weeks has seen the vaccine conflict at the forefront of many conversations.  The buzz ‘word’ is herd immunity.  Or ‘community immunity’.  Among all this ‘flock shock’ is the parent against parent battle.  The greater good versus the individual and science versus science. 

Vaccination does not guarantee immunity, and no one can say how long any immunity lasts in an individual.  Herd immunity relies on successful vaccination.  This article explains herd immunity:  but be aware: who funded this article?

As I read the article, it felt more opinion than impartial examination.  I had to read past the leaps in logic to interpret the facts.  At the tip of this is the assumption that vaccination = immunity.  Then comes the logical leap based on unproved hypothesis from 100 years ago, supported by natural processes, but assumed in vaccinated populations.  

As an advocate for the Informed Decision, I revisit past decisions, reassess information and seek further understanding.  Always keeping in mind who is saying it, why and how…if the ‘death card’ is played, the hair on my neck stiffens and my cynicism unfolds.  I will not blindly accept the greater good argument, because personal circumstances largely negate this.  I will not blindly accept the herd immunity catchphrase, when it is based on unfounded premise and sold to me under no uncertain terms as my obligation to society.

The cold nimby stone dwelling in my heart pings with ‘natural selection’ theory and sits on a happy pedestal of ‘not applicable to me’ privilege. I want to hide behind that cold stone, but find instead a rock warmed by the sun, sheltered from the wind where others (like me) are questioning and talking about it reasonably and intelligently.  It is a nicer place to be.

 All I ask, is that whilst you witness and even participate in this (mass)debate, think:

  • WHO is speaking?
  • WHAT are they basing their stanze on?
  • WHEN was the research conducted?
  • WHERE was it published and who funded it?
  • WHY do they feel so strongly?

For more on navigating conflicting information: see here

This article gives an explanation of herd immunity and how it relates to vaccination

Decided to try wearing a kippa for the week. My friend started wearing one and I really like her reasoning. People lay tfillin because it says so in the shma but also because it leaves marks on their wrists to remind them to stick to their Jewish values. In wearing a kippa I hope to remind myself throughout the day of my Progressive Jewish values and hope that that helps me to better instill those values in my daily life. This is quite strange for me as I’ve always felt weird about wearing a kippa, particularly when I’m forced to in synagogue.

I think the reason for that is that I don’t like a synagogue to call itself progressive and then force certain actions on people (such as wearing kippot and talitot) as it doesn’t feel particularly progressive.

However as this is my own personal decision I feel much more connected to the reason for doing it. I am just trying it this week and seeing how I like it and if I do like it I think I will do it more permanently, if not I won’t.

I would love to see a world where biological acceptance (what a strange thing to say!) is normal.  A world where healthy pregnancy is not interfered with and women do not suffer the nocebo effect, a world where birth is empowering and fearless, and parenting is embraced and celebrated (not isolated and rushed). 

Those who have seen and experienced natural birth, know.  Those who understand can help our Sisters by exposing them to new information…and returning them to old knowledge.  The freedom to make informed decisions comes when we are given evidence-based information and time to process it.  Withholding information is a great disservice, enforcing an opinion disempowering.

A simple way of sharing info is by using social media.  What we like, comment on, tag, suggest, share and post helps expose our friends to info they might otherwise be unaware of.   Our friends will ‘see’ it if they need to, our brains tune in to information we are interested in or need to know.  Let your friends do their own filtering, but don’t be afraid to share what you know.

I bought in to the man because I needed insurance. I bought in to the man because I wanted to prove that working hard for my masters was worth it. I bought in to the man so I can burn him to the fucking ground.

I dont think our government has anything to do with the downfall of our economy and the black hole that is our job market. We are to blame.

I find more and more crooked people every day. No one wants to help each other out. No one wants to work together to solve a problem. Everyone has a “it’s your problem, you figure it out” attitude. What happened to logic and reasoning? What happened to making informed decisions? Gathering all available information, planning ahead for potential problems?

Burn him the fuck down.

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Know your country: Lillian Grace at TEDxAuckland

To get the best outcomes we need to make informed decisions in all areas and at all levels, and that the process needs to start with understanding the facts before we connect them to our values.