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The UN is finally going to declassify transgender as a mental illness

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is moving to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder, as it updates its category of mental illnesses for the first time in decades.

The body, which is the public health agency of the United Nations (UN), is considering making the change in a revised categorisation of mental and behavioural disorders to be released in 2018.

News of the change comes just as a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry this week advocates that transgender identity should not be diagnosed as a mental disorder.

“Stigma associated with both mental disorder and transgender identity has contributed to the precarious legal status, human rights violations, and barriers to appropriate care among transgender people,” says lead researcher Geoffrey Reed from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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The UN is finally going to declassify transgender as a mental illness
How was this ever a thing?
By Peter Dockrill

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is moving to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder, as it updates its category of mental illnesses for the first time in decades.

The body, which is the public health agency of the United Nations (UN), is considering making the change in a revised categorisation of mental and behavioural disorders to be released in 2018.

News of the change comes just as a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatrythis week advocates that transgender identity should not be diagnosed as a mental disorder.

“Stigma associated with both mental disorder and transgender identity has contributed to the precarious legal status, human rights violations, and barriers to appropriate care among transgender people,” says lead researcher Geoffrey Reed from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

“The definition of transgender identity as a mental disorder has been misused to justify denial of health care and contributed to the perception that transgender people must be treated by psychiatric specialists, creating barriers to health care services.”

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anonymous asked:

Did Junior autonomously eat the leftover food? Did Candy autonomously do the things she did at Whitesands Hot Springs and Spa? Or were you playing by wants?

While I have no problem answering this question I am a little curious to know, why you are asking, anon?

As for your questions… 

(under the cut because it is a bit long)

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Periwinkle: good job reading the story, you really made it come to life, I may or may not have been a little dry with mine… I’m not too great at stories. I think I’m better at lullabies. 

Celestina: you did fine, but hey, I think I deserve a kiss for that… and if that doesn’t work then I can pull the pregnant lady card

Periwinkle: *giggles* no need for that silly 

all the autonomous kissing♥

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GENERATIVE LOGO SYNTHESIZER

Graphic Design project by @patrikhuebner generates random logos for fictional brands:

Creating a visual identity is one of the most intricate and challenging tasks a designer can face and it is one of those very special realms that uniquely blur the lines between art and design. Aiding and promoting instant public recognition of a brand is a both timeless and singularly contemporary task that has a long standing history of innovation and disruption.

Following in the footsteps of that spirit, this generative logo synthesizer is the result of an experiment that tries to deconstruct the components of a logo into separate, semi-autonomous blocks of computer-code that can be infinitely reassembled using a simple but powerful “decision-making“-algorithm. And while that algorithm has some very basic underlying principles it adheres to, it can freely “design“ logos to its heart’s content – expressing an almost infinite amount of shapes and identities in the process.

You can see more for yourself here

You can see more of Patrik’s work at his Tumblr blog here

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Derge Town, the last outpost in Sichuan province before the modern Tibetan border, is an interesting mix of old and new. 

Hidden in a deep valley, accessible only by a narrow gorge that runs from north to south, Derge is quickly filling its little available land space with big high-rises and modern buildings that look incomparably dull next to the bright red traditional Tibetan houses that cling to the cliffs. 

Artificial Intelligence and the Manufacturing Industry

AI is having quite a moment, as buzzwords go. The Economist recently devoted a front-page to artificial intelligence.

BETTING ON THE FUTURE

Every day we read of evolving tech companies like Alphabet (Google) and Microsoft, staking their futures on AI. The face of software engineering is changing to proficiency in machine learning - essentially another term for artificial intelligence, though some of the definitions will be explored in other posts.   Victor Basta of Magister Advisors explains, “A good AI engineer is worth more than many company CEOs right now.”

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