automobile plants

Things That Are/Are Not Genders

Dear Tumblr, 

Here are some things that are NOT genders:

- animals

- fire

- automobiles

- water

- air

- earth

- plants

- textiles of any sort

- space and related objects

- technology

- three [x] fused together

- sexuality

- trans* (this is a term DESCRIBING gender, more specifically, the state of being one gender and another, unmatching sex)

- food

Things that ARE genders

- boy

- girl

- inbetween (i do accept that genderfluidity is a thing)

Gender is not a fashion statement, a switchable label, a sexuality, or anything but a gender, and there are only two of those with varying shades of inbetween, as evidenced in actual, factual brain structure. You may not like it, Tumblr, but gender IS a binary, not a color-wheel. 

Incidentally, this is also why ‘neo-pronouns’ and 'nounself pronouns’ don’t work, because pronouns are used to denote gender. “bun” is not a gender. 

- Lea


Реклама Советского Союза. Семья рабочего автозавода ЗИЛ.

TV advertisement of the Soviet Union. The family of a worker of ZIL automobile plant.

night time

i am the night

mellow and warm, welcoming in the summer
frigid and mysterious, foreboding in winter

i am the screeching owl in
an abandoned barn off a pennsylvania back road
i am a tired fearsome man
returning home from the last automobile plant in detroit
i walk the halls of faded glamour in
the ghostly hotels on the west coast

drawing others in to find in the dark
what is not visible in the supernal daylight
where sunshine does not show
but yet where the sweetest flowers grow on their own
pollinated by thought, or by fireflies
their only energy feeding from
neon of empty diners on full moons or
flashlights of search parties

peace in isolation
silence within unknowning

KrAZ-6322 “Soldier” is produced Kremenchug automobile plant from 1994 to the present. At the time, the truck became a well-known successor of the KrAZ-260. KrAZ-6322 “Soldier” is a multi-purpose side car bonnet layout terrain with the wheel formula 6×6 and wide-base tires is increased capacity.

But there was probably something else, something more subtle and cultural, at play. Today, many healthcare organizations study the Toyota Production System, which is widely admired as a model for safe and defect-free manufacturing. One element of the TPS is known as “Stop the Line.” On Toyota’s busy assembly line, it is every frontline worker’s right — responsibility, really — to stop the line if he thinks something may be amiss. The assembly line worker does this by pulling a red rope that runs alongside the entire line.

When a Toyota worker pulls the cord for a missing bolt or a misaligned part, a senior manager scrambles to determine what might be wrong and how to fix it. Whether on the floor of an automobile manufacturing plant or a pediatrics ward, the central question in safety is whether a worker will “stop the line” — not just when she’s sure something is wrong but, more important, when she’s not sure it’s right.

Safe organizations actively nurture a culture in which the answer to that second question is always yes — even for junior employees who are working in unfamiliar surroundings and unsure of their own skills. Seen in this light, Levitt’s decision to talk herself out of her Spidey sense about the Septra dose represents one nurse’s failure in only the narrowest of ways. More disturbing, it points to a failure of organizational culture.