conformations

lesbiain  asked:

marsha p johnson wasn't a transwoman, he was a gender non conforming gay man/drag queen, he even said (shortly before his death no less) 'i am a man' like you don't have to strip gay men (especially dead ones, which is incredibly insensitive) of their identities to make a point :/

Miss thing I know the tumblr feminists you hang around with get hyped up on kilos of sherm and bathsalts before they type into this putrid site and whatnot but I am not the one. Marsha was a pre-op transsexual and she wanted to transition, but due to poverty, the criminalization of prostitution, her deteriorating mental health, antiblackness, homophobia, and transmisogyny, she could not. Trans identity politics did not exist in the united states when she was alive as they exist today (because things evolve) and she described her transition in ways that would be considered controversial on tumblr dot com but they ought to be acknowledged. Interesting enough, tumblr feminists like your ilk and some trans activists here both have that refusal to acknowledge complex history in common. You people always want to deny parts of her existence to fit your compartmentalized narratives. Trust me you’re not much better or different than your imagined enemies so jot that down.

Moving on, Marsha was a transsexual woman and she described her biological sex as being male (a trans person describing themselves in this way wasn’t considered as much of a controversial act back then as it is now). She called herself a woman and a man (referring to how she described her sex or lack of access to HORMONES AND SURGERY), and it is clear that her existence was one rife with transmisogynoir and hostility due to her engagement in prostitution so she could have money to support herself and to fund her transition, which, sadly, didn’t happen because of, in part, the very same sentiments expressed in this dumb ass message u sent me girl. She experienced violence in the same patterns as any other transsexual woman in prostitution. Read Viviane Namaste to learn more about how transsexual women specifically are most at risk for violence that results in death when they engage in prostitution.

From Rapping with a Street Transvestite Revolutionary, an interview originally done by Bob Kohler on August 20, 1990, reprinted in Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation. Can be read in full here for free.

Kohler: When you hustle on 42nd Street, do they know you’re a transvestite, or do they think you’re a woman? Or does it depend? 

Marsha: Some of them do and some of them don’t, because I tell them. I say, “It’s just like a grocery store; you either shop or you don’t shop.” Lots of times they tell me, “You’re not a woman!” I say, “I don’t know what I am if I’m not a woman.” They say, “Well, you’re not a woman.” They say “Let me see your cunt.” I say, “Honey, let me tell you something.” I say “You can either take it or leave it,” because, see, when I go out to hustle I don’t particularly care whether I get a date or not. If they take me, they got to take me as I want ‘em to take me. And if they want to go up my dress, I just charge them a little extra, and the price just goes up and up and up and up. And I always get all of my money in advance, that’s what a smart transvestite does. I don’t ever let them tell me, “I’ll pay you after the job is done.” I say I want it in advance. Because no woman gets paid after their job is done. If you’re smart, you get the money first.

Kohler: What about the term “drag queen?” People in STAR prefer to use the term “transvestite.” Can you explain the difference? 

Marsha: A drag queen is one that usually goes to a ball, and that’s the only time she gets dressed up. Transvestites live in drag. A transsexual spends most of her life in drag. I never come out of drag to go anywhere. Everywhere I go I get all dressed up. A transvestite is still like a boy, very manly looking, a feminine boy. You wear drag here and there. When you’re a transsexual, you have hormone treatments and you’re on your way to a sex change, and you never come out of female clothes.

Kohler: You’d be considered a pre-operative transsexual then? You don’t know when you’d be able to go through the sex change? 

Marsha: Oh, most likely this year. I’m planning to go to Sweden. I’m working very hard to go. 

Kohler: It’s cheaper there than it is at Johns Hopkins? 

Marsha: It’s $300 for a change, but you’ve got to stay there a year.

She wanted to transition. She planned to transition. She was a pre-op transsexual woman and a drag performer. Tryda disrespect a dead black woman in my inbox again girl and I implore you not to come for me if you glean all of your politics off your dashboard and sleazy wordpress blogs.

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.
Coreografia Existencial

 Anelise, olhou para o céu que estava cinza, nublado e triste. Embora, ela não pudesse mudar o tempo lá fora, ela poderia decidir entre ficar na janela e observar as gotículas de água caírem do céu, ou sair de casa e dançar conforme a chuva.

A voz da arte, Livia Gualberto.

okayi m just word vomiting right now but like it’s so weird how guys will have these obscene expectations of girls and then when girls (for example) pursue surgery or some other cosmetic method to conform to those desires, guys are like “wow this is so fake” LOL what’s wrong with you kids!!!! 

anonymous asked:

I'm curious. Why can't whites have dreads when many cultures have had it throughout civilization but blacks can relax their hair to look "white." I'm b&w mixed. And I don't care about these issues, I wear my hair kinky because I feel it's unfair to spend so much time trying to look Caucasian.

Personally I think it’s disrespectful to black culture because throughout recent history, and still today, black people have been discriminated against because of their hair and felt pressured to conform to white beauty standards to be seen as acceptable. 

Straight hair isn’t a style, it’s how your hair structure is formed such as curly kinky and afro hair. White people don’t ‘own’ straight hair, it isn’t a cultural thing it’s just how most white peoples hair naturally grows. 

When white people try to mimic how black hair is styled, in styles that are special to a religion or culture, meanwhile black people are being harassed for wearing their hair in comfortable styles suited to their hair type I find it a tad hypocritical and disrespectful.

How black people wear their hair is up to them and what is comfortable for them. If they like having straighten hair or whether they keep it natural. 

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Ignoring the Poor Is a Damnable Sin
Msgr. Charles Pope

Homily for this Sunday’s gospel

“…The Scriptures are clear to lay out the way before us. They give us the road map to Heaven and we only need to follow it. We ought not need an angel, or a ghost, or some extraordinary sign. The Scriptures and the teachings of the Church should be sufficient.

Their message is clear enough: daily prayer, daily Scripture, weekly Eucharist, frequent confession, and repentance all lead to a change of heart wherein we begin to love the Kingdom of God and its values. We become more merciful, kind, generous, loving toward the poor and needy, patient, chaste, devout, and self-controlled.

…The modern world needs to sober up. There is a Hell and its existence is both reasonable and in conformity with a God who both loves us and respects our freedom.

If we have any non-biblical notions in this regard, we ought to consider ourselves reproved. Popular or not, Hell is taught, as is the sobering notion that many prefer its darkness to the light of God’s Kingdom.

The care of the poor is very important to God. Look through your closet this week and give away what you can. Look at your finances and see if they are pleasing to God. The rich man was not cruel, just insensitive and unaware. How will you and I respond to a Gospel like this?”

DEVOCIONALES DIARIOS 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2016. 

 
Aunque… Gracias a Dios.

“Aunque me tapo los oídos con la almohada y gruño de rabia cuando suena el despertador… gracias a Dios que puedo oír. Hay muchos que son sordos.

"Aunque cierro los ojos cuando, al despertar, el sol se mete en mi habitación… gracias a Dios que puedo ver. Hay muchos ciegos.

"Aunque me pesa levantarme y pararme de la cama… gracias a Dios que tengo fuerzas para hacerlo. Hay muchos postrados que no pueden.

"Aunque peleo cuando no encuentro mis cosas en su lugar porque los niños hicieron un desorden… gracias a Dios que tengo familia. Hay muchos solitarios.

"Aunque la comida no era de la que me gustaba mas… gracias a Dios que tengo alimentos. Hay muchos con hambre.

"Aunque mi trabajo es difícil a veces… gracias a Dios que tengo ocupación.
Hay muchos desempleados.

"Aunque no estoy conforme con la vida, peleo conmigo mismo y tengo muchos motivos para quejarme… gracias a Dios por la vida y por su paciencia al amarme a pesar de ser tan malagradecido”.

Demos gracias a Dios por todo lo que hagamos, pensemos, veamos, escuchemos.

Saturday

“What is the point of non-bendy straws? None. There is none point to non-bendy straws.” –Jules, probably (edit: confirmed) (I think I’m misquoting it [edit: I amand I’m not entirely sure it was her but whatever.) It’s something I think of every time I go to grab a straw from the cabinet. A bendy straw. I’m not a monster.

I’ve talked about how I’m oblivious to people in the world. The same thing goes for personal attributes (religion, ethnicity, orientation, etc.) of people I interact with on the regular. Unless someone overtly conforms to a cultural stereotype (for better or worse, they provide cues), or makes a point to express a thing about themselves, I’m clueless. It’s not that I don’t care, or that I think it’s unimportant, it never occurs to me that I could (should?) be curious and ask.

My TiVo didn’t survive Monday’s power outtage. Rather, my TiVo’s ability to output audio and video didn’t survive – everything else about it still works great. So now I have a new (refurb) bent white one and I can watch television again.

That thing when you learn something about someone and it recasts a bunch of past events, but at the same time doesn’t really change anything. But you still spend a bunch of time replaying snippets in your mind with this new information. It’s happened to me a few times in recent years and it’s a trip.

Summer returned this weekend, so I’m gonna head out to the beach.

It’s been too long and I’ve given it some thought, and I’ve realized that perhaps I’m not as much of a cis-female as I thought myself to be. Everytime I get asked “are you a girl or a boy?” on e.g.: quizzes, I’ve never hesitated to put “girl” as the definitive answer, but I realized that’s what I keep answering by default, but it’s never been what I actually viewed myself as; it’s never been something I thought myself to be. Sure, there are differences between masculinity/femininity and what gender someone defines themselves as, but I realized something: I just don’t feel like I’m actually a “girl”. It’s more like…sometimes I feel like I don’t conform to a gender at all, sometimes I feel like I could be a girl, and other times I feel like I’m everything at once. I have no idea what this is and I have no idea what it’s classified as, but I’ve decided to throw all my fucks out of the window once and for all. There’s been too many times when I’ve felt strange and out of place when someone calls me a “she”; it’s just not something I can completely relate to and feel like that is who/what I am. So from now on, I’d appreciate it if y’all address me using they/them pronouns. I’m still confused at myself…for myself, but I hope this can be a start. Thanks ^_^

anonymous asked:

what kind of aus or fics would you like to see more of? like a certain trope, genre or something like that?

I’m not too picky when it comes to AUs. In an ice cream analogy College AUs would be chocolate and a Space Cowboy AU would be like a salty pistachio caramel or whatever bc sometimes you’re craving something different. Both are nice and have equal potential.

Something I wish we had more of are canon-conforming fics, especially when the original work is an action genre, or sci fi or fantasy.

Also more neurodivergent people.

And women shooting big guns and punching people.

This isn’t exactly a trope and it’s not exactly rare, but I love it when the main character is an asshole. A proper anti hero. Who can’t get shit right not because they’re a bad person, but because they’re the kind of people other people paint automatically in a bad light.

anonymous asked:

why is their first instinct to assume all radfems are white? woc terf here. don't think we don't see right through your whitewashing. (academic gender theory is white privilege at its finest; girls in my parents' country can't identify out of their sex-based oppression!)

!!!! as a middle eastern radfem, i think the last part is especially important. trans activists make it obvious they don’t give a shit about women in developing countries and are incredibly US-centric. not to mention the white nb people and straight white non-dysphoric males who are 100% gender conforming and literally look like men and then try to use the deaths of black,poor transwomen as their ‘gotcha’ argument to ‘prove’ that straight white males in lipstick are somehow just as oppressed as actual, dysphoric transwomen who live in poverty and have to deal with both transphobia and racism. most of these hate crimes against black transwomen are because of their race and sexual orientation. so sorry but if you’re white and male and like women and dont have gender dysphoria (99% of tumblr transactivists) you dont get to use the death of black transwomen to your advantage.

Esto también...


(Imagen: Welcome____by_MartaC) 



Creíste que la vida tenía que aparecer de alguna otra manera, que ciertos aspectos de la experiencia no tenían que formar parte de ella.

Sin embargo, en este momento, la vida te está diciendo, “Esto también. Y esto otro también… Todo esto es lo que tú eres. Este sentimiento. Este pensamiento. Todo esto eres tú, por eso no discrimino nada. Todo es bienvenido. Esta experiencia presente está aquí para recordártelo.”

Esta verdad se revela constantemente conforme va surgiendo la vida. Absolutamente todo - cada expresión de vida - sirve como recordatorio.

Mientras que pueden ser herramientas útiles, ningún libro, ningún maestro, ninguna experiencia espiritual es necesaria para que reconozcas que tú eres el abrazo que da la bienvenida a todo.

-Nic Higham


alienpeep  asked:

Poem (you can write anything I just like poems) thanks mom!

they say that this is how a goddess must behave:
cruel, heart wrenching,
beautiful, bold,
aloof, powerful,
promiscuous, headstrong,
lethal, cutting edge.

what does a goddess do when she is not matching
the qualities that are most common?
does that make her any less a goddess?

no, it does not.
it makes her more original,
more new,
more,
more
and more.

the goddess doesn’t conform.
she only ever is
what she needs to be.

// because this is what makes us goddesses


want one?

anonymous asked:

Mun ask: hello I was wondering if you could give some tips for someone who wants to start a character blog as well

// Most character blogs start out with a basic. For example i just wanted a strong personality to muse as. Thus Aislin became the bitch she is today. A lot of back story stuff came later. 

All and all just freaking run with it. Dont let people try to shut you down or force you to conform your character to their needs. You’ll have much more fun doing it your own way.

anonymous asked:

gender is a socially constructed state of being masculine, feminine or other. it's harmful, and it was invented and reinforced by cis people. it exists in all people, cis or trans. a good example is GNC. terfs LOVE the term GNC because it's easy to erase trans ppl as GNC. GNC is a very vague term that likely has many meanings. someone who identifies as GNC is trans (remember trans is a blanket term) they could be agender or nonbinary or many others. someone who is gnc still has a gender

So gender is a social construct…

invented and reinforced by “cis” people….

but the term gender non-conforming is bad… 

because not conforming to gender, a social construct, erases trans people… 

and that’s bad because people have genders…