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Names/ Nicknames: Rachael, my friends call my Rachi or Rach.

Height: 5′4″

Hogwarts House: Slytherin #slytherinftw

Go-to SSBB character: I’ve never played. Not good at fighting games, much better at racing/adventure style.

Fictional character you’d date: Danny Phantom. Aladdin or Prince Phillip. Chase from Zoey 101. Mr. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice.

Fav band or artist: Grouplove, the Beach Boys

When did I make this blog: Probably 2013 or so

How many blogs do I follow: 1,328. Because I have no self control!

What do I post about: the Catholic Convert lifestyle, classy dank memes, and fandom stuff.

Do you get asks on a regular basis: Rarely, so keep em coming!

Aesthetic: Thunderstorm on a cold beach, baby’s breath and daises, March weather, cinnamon sugar, incense, tall grass, crescent moon at three in the morning, dried leaves for tea.

I’m just going to tag a few: @jackiestarsister @gracegreaterthanallmysin @fuzzykittengladiator @rockchickana @god-cares @wild-freedom-ajskdlf @celticpyro

thecorteztwins  asked:

Surprise Fuck Marry Kill! Fabian, Anne Marie, Haven. Selene, Stryfe, Magneto. Shinobi Shaw, Mother Askani (old ass Rachel, not sexy young Rachel!), Rachael.

Fuck Marry Kill!

(Apocalypse is busy growing hair just to tear it out. So while he’s making himself bald all over again, Munny is here to answer for him. :D)

Fuck: Anne-Marie. :3

Marry: Haven

Fabian: Kill (MUAHAHAHAHA)

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Fuck: Stryfe…….*Apocalypse motions throttling gestures towards me.* ._.

Marry: Selene (He’d be willing to mate with her out of affection as well as to breed. Like I keep saying….he’s very clingy. *Koala Apocalypse*)

Kill: Magneto (He hates Magneto both because he’s a “traitor” to mutantkind, as well as for trying to kill Genocide.)

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Fuck: Shinobi Shaw (literally just so Shaw would GO AWAY. Or….he’d eat him alive. :P He’s gonna need the extra protein after all. :3)

Marry: Rachael (he avoids married females and males period. So this is an extreme stretch and would NOT happen.)

Kill: Mother Askani (he can handle Rachel when she’s the Phoenix and may even grow fond of her, but the Askani have tried killing him and his clan for years. He wants blood for blood. Plus anything to dig into Cable’s craw. >:3)

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You’re right. I can’t save you. The whole time he had me, there was some part of me that fought. There was some tiny corner of my brain that tried to get out. And I’m still fighting. I won’t stop fighting. But if you give up, I lose. Do you get that? He did this to you to get at me. To isolate me. To make me feel like an infection, one more person dead or dying because of me. So why don’t you remember how to be a goddamn human being again, instead of this self-pitying piece of shit that he turned you into, and save me for once? You choose.

AKA The Sandwich Saved Me

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         “We’re the same age, we’re into the same stuff, we have a lot of the same values, the same fashion tastes. We coordinate our outfits. We’re bros. We’re buddies.”

                                                                                          Krysten Ritter

Trans Beauty Queen Stripped of Title For Not Being 'Trans Enough'

Last year 23 year old transgender woman Jai Dara Latto, from Walkerburn in Scotland, was crowned as the winner of the Miss Transgender UK competition.  Now, however, she has been stripped of her title by the woman who runs Mis Transgender UK, Rachael Bailey, after claiming that Jai is not infact transgender.

The accusations come following Miss Bailey claiming to have seen footage of Jai from an upcoming BBC3 documentary, to air next month, in which Jai is filmed at home relaxing in a pair of boxer shorts and being seen working out at the gym in shorts and a t-shirt.

Miss Bailey claims that this is proof that Jai is not living her life full time as a woman, instead branding her as a drag queen.

Speaking to the Scotsman, Miss Bailey said ‘When Jai entered the competition, she said that she was full time and she’s not - she’s a drag queen.  The documentary showed her living as a gay male in her boxer shorts.  Underwear is very important to transgender females - one of the first things people do is change their underwear as it makes us feel like we are finally a woman.’

'When I confronted her, she just said that I didn’t have a leg to stand on and it is difficult.  It is basically one transgender person saying to another 'You’re not transgender enough to be in our competition’.  It sounds daft when you put it like that.’

In addition to winning the title Jai was given a £3,000 modelling contract, which has also been taken away from her and awarded to another contestant, a £5,000 cash prize, and £10,000 worth of surgery in India.  Jai has already turned down the prize of surgery, wishing to wait for gender confirmation surgery on the NHS.

Jai has said that she was approached by Miss Bailey, who claimed that she had broken the terms and conditions of the competition by not being 'full time’.

She went on to say that, 'I am transgender.  It seems to me that Rachael has based her claims on her subjective information from having viewed the documentary Miss Transgender, which is yet to be aired.  I gave consideration to sharing a letter from my doctor on my gender dysphoria, but decided against it.’

'The documentary clearly shows me living full time  in my community, functioning on a daily basis, interacting with family, friends and others in my desired gender role.  Being transgender is not some exclusive club.  There are many of us in it and we are all different from one another.’

Rachael Bailey’s fixation that only a certain way of dressing or presenting is what makes someone 'trans enough’ is an incredibly shortsighted and damaging one.  It insists that not only do trans women have to match perfectly to some pre-ordained definition of female, but it’s also quite misogynistic when you look at it.

Miss Bailey insists that only by wearing 'women’s underwear’ are you 'finally a woman’, but would she levy these same rules onto a cisgender woman found wearing boxer shorts?  I very much doubt that.

These kind of views make it incredibly hard for trans women in society, as if you are seen to act in any way that is deemed 'masculine’ it is suddenly used as an argument that it must be proof that your entire gender identity, presentation or even life is a construct based on a lie.  Miss Bailey is here saying that if you do not fit her very narrow view of what should be considered female it must automatically make you a man.

Well, I’m calling bullshit on that.  Wanting to wear boxer shorts to feel comfortable does not suddenly mean that you are lying about being a trans woman, if it did the same would have to apply to any woman who has ever worn boxer shorts, even for a moment.  Surely these other women are lying about who they are too.

It also begs the question of where else Rachael Bailey draws this line of rigid womanhood?  'You like the colour blue?  Sorry, you’re not trans enough’.  'You prefer action films to romantic comedies?  Nope, you’re a dude’.  'You have male friends and prefer beer over wine?  Well then you’re just living a lie’.

This isn’t as much about what makes a person trans enough (the answer to which is, if you’re trans you’re fucking trans enough!) but the way people view oppressive gender stereotypes.  You would hope that as a fellow trans woman Rachael Bailey would know better than to make those kind of judgements on other trans women, sadly it would appear that she does not.

Wanting to wear the clothes that make you feel comfortable doesn’t change your gender identity.  Liking certain things does not change your gender identity.  Having a body that does match your gender identity does not change your gender identity.

I’ve been in this kind of situation myself, where another trans woman questioned my validity as a trans woman, where I was accused of being a closet cross-dresser or gay man because my Facebook didn’t have enough picture of me out in public. It was crazy, it was frustrating and it was upsetting.  But it made me realise that for some people, no matter what the situation, sometimes nothing is ever enough.

So I’d say to Rachel Bailey what I said to this other person, 'who the fuck are you to judge other people’s lives?’

You don’t need anyone else’s approval, you don’t need to meet anyone’s standards to be yourself.  You’re all 'trans enough’, whether you’ve finished your transition or if you’ve only just come out to yourself.  You’re all 'trans enough’.  Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

Amy.
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