female identified

I was tagged by @kyloripped, thank you! ❤️

1. What is your sex and gender?

2. What do you identify as?

3. Are you skilled in Martial arts? What do you know or want to learn?
I’m not! I did jujitsu when I was younger but I can’t remember any of it now!! I’d love to learn something like that! …Though I’m not athletic in the slightest.

4. How many followers AS OF THIS MOMENT?
2286, all beautiful & all loved ✨💕

5. Are you a morning person?
NO. I despise the mornings. It takes me a good hour after waking to want to engage in any sort of conversation. I’m so grumpy in the mornings!

6. How many languages have you studied/fluent in?
I studied French and Spanish at school, took my Spanish GCSE 2 years early and then did my Spanish A-Level early too. I love learning languages but it became a chore in school, boring. I’d love to learn something challenging like Chinese or Japanese or even Russian!

7. What are your hobbies?
I write a lot, and it’s my absolute dream to have a story of mine published! Other than that, I read and play the guitar, and I like editing videos too! Like the old AMV’s that used to flood YouTube!

8. What is one thing you did in the past month that you are embarrassed of doing?
Oh god. Probably something in work! I do stupid shit all the time! I stress and get flustered very easily, especially if I misspeak or I can’t understand what a customer wants, I get embarrassed!

9. Do you work/highschool/college?
I do! I work in a big homeware/furniture store as a retail assistant…my major is in forensic psychology 💔

10. Tell us one funny joke:
what program do jedi use to open pdf files? adobe wan kenobi

I don’t know who’s done this and who hasn’t so if you see this and want to do it, just say that I tagged you! 💕💕💕💕

anonymous asked:

Are you female?

i identify as nonbinary (so neither male or female),,,
i associate as somewhat of a third gender
i was born female at birth

Support women in STEM

Because they’ve advanced the success and growth of those fields for just as long as men, even when they weren’t afforded the opportunity, the recognition, or the grants. Onward:

Rosalind Franklin (July 25, 1920—April 16, 1958)

Originally posted by bhagatkapil

Rosalind Franklin was a chemist and, get this, X-ray crystallographer. As far as titles go, you can’t do much better than crystallographer. Her work in understanding the molecular structure of DNA laid the foundation for the discovery of the double helix. She also made significant contributions to understanding the structures of RNAs. And viruses. And coal. And graphite. Her work was not fully appreciated until after she passed away. Two teams of all-male scientists who used her work to discover great things later went on to win Nobel Prizes.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler (February 8, 1831—March 9, 1895)

Originally posted by pylonss

Rebecca Lee Crumpler spent most of her professional life being the first at things. She was the very first Black woman to become a physician in the United States. The first (and only) Black woman to graduate from New England Female Medical College. She authored Book of Medical Discourses, one of the very first medical books written by a Black person. Every obstacle she powered through was done in an effort to provide care for other people. Hero. 

Mary Anning (May 21, 1799—March 9, 1847)

Originally posted by rejectedprincesses

Mary Anning discovered the first full Ichthyosaur skeleton at 11,  the very first Plesiosaur at 22, and then opened up her own fossil store front a few years later. We repeat: She opened up her own fossil store. We could go on and on, but Rejected Princesses (@rejectedprincesses​) already did it best in this biographical comic. While you’re over there, check out their whole archive and the dozens and dozens of women’s life stories within.

Follow these too:

  • She Thought It: Crossing Bodies in Sciences and Arts (@shethoughtit​​) is a database dedicated to shedding light on women making strides in both science and the arts. A whole bunch of great things.
  • Lady Scientists of Tumblr (@scientific-women​​) promises everything you could ever want from a feminist science round-up blog: intersectionality and equal representation of all scientists who identify as female. Hell yeah.
  • Math Brain (@ihaveamathbrain​​) backs the novel idea that women are indeed capable of understanding math. Shocking. With the perfect amount of sarcasm, they tackle the idea some bozos have that women just don’t have the mind for mathematics.

Make liking black characters an active choice, because you’ve been conditioned not to

This goes not only for white fans but for Asian fans of any media

I’m Filipino, and as an Asian who’s been submerged in enough Hollywood to know, we have been conditioned to be attracted to and like white characters in a way that we have not been with black characters. 

The reason I can identify it is that I grew up watching the amazing works of Dwayne McDuffie, the creator of Static Shock (my childhood crush) who made sure that an entire generation grew up with a black Green Lantern with Justice League and JLU. I grew up with black protagonists and black faves and it baffled me when other people couldn’t seem to appreciate black characters the way I did. 

It’s about the same as fangirls teaching themselves to like female characters and identify and snuff out their heteronormative internalized misogyny. And yes, even shipping gay characters can be heteronormative if you as a straight woman are disgusted by female characters or female relationships but will happily fetishize two men. It’s not even about being attracted to women or female relationships–simply to actively identify what you like about female characters and female relationships and enjoy them as you would male faves. To make the conscious decision to cut away your own misogyny against female characters.

We have not been conditioned to see black men as leading men, as heartthrobs, as celebrity crushes, as faves. Only recently have we seen a rise in black Hollywood heartthrobs like T’challa from Civil War and the upcoming Black Panther, or in main characters like Finn from Star Wars TFA.

And you as a fan who has been raised in racism and colorism need to make the active effort to look at these characters, who are identical to your usual faves in every way except they’re not white, and make the active decision to say “this character is beautiful and I want to see more content for them” and then follow through with it

And when you’ve done that enough, it’ll become second nature. It’s not something you can force, or need to. All you have to do is understand and remove your own hypocrisy and racism, and appreciate black leads and black faves as a fandom. 

Submitted by @ lord-of-the-dark-realms 


So, I had this thought after reading several stories about humans giving birth and not having eggs.  What if aliens do not have ‘family units’ the same way humans do, but instead raise children in more of a group setting.


Captain H'roll'ah was excited to have hired on not just 1 but 3 humans, all of whom were extremely qualified for space travel.  Even better, they were all from the same clan and so there would be no rivalry or refusal to work together because of old scores to settle.

“Captain! Three humans just came in a have taken over the dining area! WHAT SHOULD WE DO?!?” Ensign Khralhen was out of breath and panicked, but his species was notoriously afraid of humans after it became public knowledge how dangerous they were.  Not that his own was much better, but H'roll'ah knew that these humans should be here and it was probably near a meal time for them.  How could such an evolutionary advanced and apated species not figure out a way to avoid needing 3 or meals a day was beyond H'roll'ah.

“It is fine, Ensign Khralhen.  These are likely the Humans that I just signed on to the crew.  They are from the same clan, so they should work at peak efficiency,” the Captain answered, trying to put as much calm and soothing into his voice as possible, “Let us go introduce ourselves and welcome them so that the ‘pack-bonding’ can begin.”


“Greetings, I am Captain H'roll'ah and this is Ensign Khralhen, our cook.”

“Nice ta meetcha! Cook, huh? Guess we best buddy up to you right quick then!” said the male.  He was average height for a human and perhaps a little on the heavy side, but H'roll'ah knew that it was likely muscle not fat.  After all, this human and one of his female companions were security personnel.

“Always thinking with you stomach, Thomas.  How about you buddy up to the Captain, so that we do not get kicked off this boat? Hmm?” said the smaller female, later identified as Samantha or “Sam” for ease.  "Small" being used only in comparison because she did not have the bulk of her clanmates.  She must be the medical officer.  H'roll'ah was worried that she would be distant from her clanmates but her body language suggested extreme comfort and trust, above what H'roll'ah felt for his own clanmates of different castes.  The third human, Laura if the captain remembered correctly, remained silent but was constantly looking around, as if expecting an attack at any moment, not that strange considering all that H'roll'ah had hear about Earth.

“Well then, please tell me what times that the three of you eat, and I will prepare food for you then.  Also, please tell me any dietary restrictions you have so that you do not have any medical incidents,” Khralhen said, realizing that the humans could be bribed with food as easily as a Con'valix could be bribed with fruits.


(3 Months Later)

Captain H'roll'ah was surprised at how well the humans worked together.  He thought that they might exceed standard human operating efficiency by 10%, but regularly they were 20-25% better than the reported average.  They barely needed to vocalize to communicate, and they were able to remember each other’s needs and the needs of the crew extremely well.  Captain H'roll'ah decided to ask them how they did it, and if it was a clan trait, where he could hire more humans of clan “Walker.”

“Thomas clan Walker, do you have a few minutes to talk about personal matters?” The captain asked, assuming that Thomas would, since he was off shift and relaxing in the lounge.

“Sure thing, hoss.  What can I do for you?  And I hope this isn’t about my or Laura’s tattoo’s, because we had to settle a bet on that a few days ago,” Thomas answered easily.  He was a bit flippant for the captain’s taste, but his results were impeccable and the other humans followed his lead, which spoke volumes for the man.  

“I was hoping that you could explain how you and your clanmates have achieved such a high efficiency rate.  You perform well above average, even for clanmates who grew up together.”

“Clanmates? Oh, that’s right! Sam mentioned that your species, and most species on this ship raise their young in a group setting and the kids hatch from eggs, right?”

“That is correct, and please do not remind me that human females carry their young in their bodies like a parasite.  The last time Sam explained that, it was enough to make all of us wonder how humans have managed to reproduce at all.” H'roll'ah still shuddered when he thought of it, and Khralhen wasn’t able to cook for 3 days after Sam had explained human reproduction.

“Fair enough, I think we reproduce more by accident that anything else, but yeah.  Me, Laura, and Sam are not clanmates like you think,” Thomas chuckled and shook his head, “We are siblings.”

“I do not know this word,” H'roll'ah answered uneasily.  In his experience, an unknown term from a human meant that something painful, gross, horrifying, or all 3 was about to be revealed.

“Sam could explain it better, and having Laura here only seems fair…” Thomas trailed off as he reached for his comm.  "Hey, brats (again with the casual disrespect), can you both get up to the lounge? Captain wants to know about siblings.“ H'roll'ah was always surprised that Thomas clan Walker could be disrespectful when asking for others to do something.

“Sure, be right up,” Sam responded.  She was likely a floor up in the medical facilities and wanted to take a break.

“Grrhhrhhgg.” Laura clan Walker had been sleeping, then, and did not want to come.

“Thanks, ladies, you can both explain family better than me.”  Now the captain was worried again because there was a second new word being bandied around.


“So, captain, a family unit for humans is very small compared to yours of Ensign Khralhen’s,” Sam explained, “A family is usually made up of the mother and/or father or a surrogate who has assumed that role and the children.  It usually numbers no more than 4-7 individuals.”

“But…But…how do you grow or develop? And to place all that burden on only one or two adults, how do they do anything else?” spluttered K'roll'ah.  He was shocked to find out that humans in the region called ‘America’ did not have an open community.

“Well, children who share 1 or both parents are called “siblings”, and they develop together.  The adults are called “parents”, and yeah, there is a definite loss of freedom involved.“

“So then, you three are…siblings?” H'roll'ah asked.

“Yes, Thomas is the oldest, and Laura is the youngest, with me in the middle,” answered Sam, “and our father bailed on us after Laura was 3 years old, so Tom became the ‘man of the house’ at 7 years old.”

THAT explained Thomas clan Walker’s attitude! Captain H'roll'ah realized that Thomas clan Walker had been in a command position and not had a commander from a young age!

“So that is why you both follow him? He is the new leader”

“Kind of, he is just the best at leading.  He knows what to do and does it well.” Laura answered, which was rare; she was the most quiet of the three.

“And the reason for your peak efficiency?” Captain H'roll'ah asked, determined to get an answer to his question.

“Well, we have known each other all our lives and spent most of those lives in close proximity to each other.  We just understand each other from the long familiarity and exposure.”

“Ah, the same way a pilot becomes better from being on the same ship, just with a person instead.”

“Exactly! And if you are interested in hiring others we are familiar with, we have some cousins, children of our parents’ siblings, who we know very well and want to get into space.”

“Then I will look them up, thank you for answering my questions." 

Humans were a strange species.  Instead of focusing on a large community, they developed close bonds with only a few people who share familial ties with them.  Captain H'roll'ah did hire the 'cousins’ and they worked out very well.  The human guidebook was updated to notify captains that humans sharing close blood ties have the potential to perform at higher than normal efficiency.  


Now somebody write a story about a captain hiring siblings who hate/cannot stand each other!

Understanding Concepts in Witchcraft

Originally posted by thepumpkinqueenn

  • Not every witch is wiccan or believes in the threefold law
  • Wicca is not the only religion that has witchcraft
  • Some witches curse and some witches don’t, if they do curse how about we don’t shame them or insist that they will bring accidentally curse themselves or that bad luck will come back around
  • Some witches use materials like blood, bones, or decaying or rotting items but it’s their craft so they are free to do so
  • There’s no right way to practice your craft
  • You do not need an expensive, fancy grimoire or book of shadows, using a binder/notebook or an online grimoire is okay
  • It’s okay to take a break from magick or witchcraft if needed
  • Low budget witchcraft is a things so you don’t need to buy expensive tools to be a “real witch”
  • There are no qualifications to be a “real witch”, if you practice witchcraft boom you’re a real witch.
  • You don’t have to be in a coven
  • Witches can be male, female, or anything they identify as. Witches can also be mentally ill, disabled, POC, or LGBT+
  • Just because a spell doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean it won’t work for everyone else
  • It’s okay to write spells you’ll never use
  • Stop telling other witches how to practice their craft, simply mind your business and worry about your craft
  • Pop culture spells, bath magick, or emoji spells are totally valid forms of magick stop telling people other wise
  • Not all witches are able to perform spells or rituals but you guise are still valid witches

okay so I just feel the need to say why Brooklyn nine nine is the best show so strap yourselves in it’s gon be long

* first off, hella diverse cast
* and no “token” characters there just for the sake of diversity, each character has very different personalities from each other and represent the actual population
* despite totally different personalities they are all really good friends and care about each other so much- each character’s relationship is different and I find that beautiful
* amy santiago is never played off as “just Jake’s love interest/girlfriend” she has all her own plots and stories and is amazing and strong and the best
* healthy communication in amy and jakes relationship !!! making sure it doesn’t stop them from doing their job to the best of both their abilities !!!
* Terry is a very macho “man’s” man but isn’t afraid to show his feelings and it’s real nice to see them show how being emotional doesn’t make you a weak man
* the solidarity between the girls because we gotta stick together
* “I met god” “what does she look like?” “Ethnically ambiguous”
* constantly calling out the world for all it’s shit (homophobia, racism, gun laws, corruptness of the police, sexism, I cOULD GO ON)
* and now the reason I decided to make this now: THEY JUST MADE A WHOLE EPISODE ABOUT HOW BULLSHIT RACIAL PROFILING IS
* a show about cops still managed to find a way to talk about it bc they know it’s an important issue and did it in such an incredible way
* showed two sides of dealing with the situation, holts plan and terrys, and neither were ideal, both would have backlash for Terry more than the dickhead who stopped him tbh
* and showing Jake doing hella suspicious shit and not getting stopped
* (but this time with a whole ep not just mentions bless)
* also Jake and amy having to explain it all to Terry’s kids was v upsetting to see how scared they were at first that this would happen just because they were born as they were
* AND mentions of transphobia and telling the twins it’s okay if they don’t identify as female, what other show would

this ain’t even everything it was just getting v long

BASICALLY no show is as woke as brooklyn nine nine, it’s hella funny too with great plots and ships too if that’s what you look for and everyone should watch and @ fox if you don’t renew I will fight it is better than all other shows

I cannot stop thinking about the last ~15 minutes of Big Little Lies, and how it was about communication between women and deliberately cutting men out.  For one thing, it is almost completely silent– sound only returns at the request of the female detective, who is also the one who picked up on the inconsistencies (or rather consistencies) of their stories.  For another thing, major reveals happen without any dialogue at all.  We see Bonnie piecing together the danger oozing from Perry, we see Jane’s horror at discovering her rapist, and then we see Celeste and Madeline put the whole thing together.  Even Renata–the woman most excluded from their group– picks up that something’s wrong.

All without a single word.

It’s silly, but it reminded me of being in sixth grade.  The boys in our class noticed that the girls had a tendency to look at each other when one of them said something dumb, and pretty soon any sort of sideways-look between girls got a loud round of Mr. S they’re talking with their eyebrows again! accusations.  The boys were annoyed (playfully annoyed, but annoyed nonetheless) that the girls had figured out a way to talk in class without actually talking.  We told them they could do it too, but they all stubbornly insisted that wasn’t possible.

Thinking back on that, it strikes me how much of female communication is nonverbal, largely because it has to be.  Women are socialized not to make a fuss, to be quiet, to not take up too much unnecessary space.  This pressure (along with the emphasis on the importance of women taking care of feelings and emotions) creates a quiet sub-language, a code that is not exactly hard to break unless you insist on seeing women as other.  It’s in the look women share when a man catcalls one of us on the street, when we shift to make space for a woman to sit down on the bus because there’s a guy standing just a little too close to her.  This isn’t some innate ability unique to ciswomen– and again, the code is not at all hard to crack unless you are convinced that women are inherently unknowable– but rather a form of communication female-identified people developed to protect each other.

I saw way too many reviewers say that they didn’t buy Bonnie knowing Perry was dangerous without having her book backstory to inform her (where she’s apparently a child of an abusive father), or arguing that Celeste and Madeline just knowing Perry was Jane’s rapist was a bridge too far, but to me, that was the most organic moment of the series.  Not because women have natural intuition about these things, but because nonverbal communication is a skill women have developed to protect themselves and each other from men like Perry and so having them communicate without ever speaking a word was incredibly powerful.  Without the audience ever once hearing them, these women instantly banded together to protect one of their own– and it was one of their own who noticed.  The male detective basically throws his hands up and writes them off as unknowable, but the female detective is the one who knows the code and thus she’s the one with questions.

Even the last scene was a silent, female-centric haven.  The bad guy is gone but the good guys aren’t there either, relegated to mere sidekicks in a story about female friendship and love.  The audience is left out of their circle too, unable to hear their conversations but able to see their compassion for one another.  They’re talking without words, but we still know what they’re saying.

Okay this is a very half-formed thought and I’m not sure where I’m going with it yet, but the fact that the teen girls we’re meant to root for in so many Teen Girl Stories are the ones who are bad at or uncomfortable with performing femininity probably isn’t a coincidence.
And it’s mostly not because the people who create media about teen girls want to shatter gender roles; it’s more likely because even though femininity is the prescribed way for female-identified people to behave it’s also seen as something largely unpleasant.

Um. I’m going somewhere with this, maybe after I finish my homework. But I want to hang onto this thought.

Imagine a world in which:

-Suppression of stimming is illegal.

-Autism $peaks is finally labelled as a hate group.

-Therapies focus on ways to cope instead of ways to change ourselves.

-Autism Parents ™ don’t exist.

-Autistic voices are seen just as valid as the voices of scientists who study autism.

-We can headcanon characters as autistic and allistics don’t lose their shit over it.

-We’re not used as inspiration p*rn. 

-Violence towards autistics is labelled as a hate crime. 

-Killing autistics is not okay in the slightest/the killer doesn’t get off scot-free/it’s not called a mercy killing/the murder is actually reported on the news.

-No one spreads the rhetoric that vaccines cause autism and everyone’s reasons for not being vaccinated aren’t related to autism. 

-Us autistics aren’t treated like china dolls or psychopaths. 

-There is more canon and more accurate representation in mainstream media, especially for female-identifying people. 

-Us autistics aren’t infantilized.

-Accidental ableism is a learning moment for allistics and they learn from the mistake.

-Deliberate ableism is considered a hate crime. 

-ABA Therapy is illegal. 

-No one wants us autistics dead.

-No one invalidates our gender/sexuality. 

-We’re not desexualized by the media.

-We’re not used as free labor.

-We feel like we can apply for a job and NOT have to worry about being taken advantage of.

-No one is looking into finding a cure.

-Us autistics aren’t denied basic human rights.

But let’s be real. I doubt we’re gonna get half of the items on this list to become a reality. NTs don’t really seem to give a shit about what we want/need.

A former “Not Like Other Girls” person’s perspective.

I know the cool thing to do is to shit on people who say things like “I’m not like other girls, but you have to remember that usually, “I’m not like other girls” starts with other girls saying “You’re not like us.”

You don’t have to encourage it, but please try for some compassion. The people who say this aren’t saying it because they hate women or whatever SJ-flavored excuse the population of Tumblr is using to justify their harassment this week. 

They’re doing it because when you’ve been kicked around and bullied and abused all your life, sometimes you have to take the things people hate about you and turn them into a source of pride instead of a source of shame. 

And when you’re repeatedly ostracized and told that you’re unlovable, defective, weird, and a billion other things because your personality and your interests don’t match the dominant perspective of those around you, you have two choices:

1) you can blend in, try to be what they want, and lose a little bit of yourself in the process, or

2) you can stand up, put your hands on your hips, and say “You know what, you’re right. I’m NOTHING like you, and after the way you’ve treated me, I wouldn’t want to be.”

Of course, there are more than two choices. But for this post, please assume the mindset of a 13-17 year old person-assumed-to-be-a-girl, who has been majorly fucked over by the people who are supposed to be their peer group. They’re only going to see those two choices.

In addition– and I can’t believe I forgot to mention this until the end, honestly, because this is really a pretty common thing– “Not Like Other Girls” people are often not girls at all, and don’t have any other way of expressing that.

What I’m trying to say here is that in many cases, “not like other girls” is a REACTION to cruelty, that sometimes manifests as cruelty itself. But this reaction only gets stronger when it’s attacked. So, the logical solution is to STOP ATTACKING IT. “Not Like Other Girls” kids deserve kindness and support. They deserve to be reassured that they don’t have to be feminine or even identify as female if they don’t want to, and that you won’t ostracize them for it like everyone else has done.

ah im following the national dva association/전디협 right now and they’re organizing an all woman ow tournament (even the commentators will be all female!!)

and they specifically said anyone who self-identifies as female should join and that the tournament is not limited to cis women only and it’s so great that they explicitly stated their inclusivity i love this 전디협 is so pure

1. Transgender people are not ‘confused’ about their ‘sexual identity’

Being transgender has nothing to do with sexual identity ― it has to do with gender identity. Sexual identity is who you are sexually attracted to: men, women, both, neither, some combination of all of the above. Gender identity is how you identify: male, female, neither, both, some combination of all of the above.

2. Transgender people do not suffer from a psychiatric disorder

While many transgender people are afflicted by gender dysphoria ― feeling emotional distress over the difference between the gender they are thought to be at birth and the gender they know themselves to be ― they are not mentally ill.

3. Transgender people are not “disproportionately involved” in sex crimes

At least not in the way Yiannopoulos claims. In fact, in the past 35 years, only one case of an alleged trans person attacking someone in a restroom has been reported anywhere in the entire world.

4. Transgender people are the ones harassed and discriminated against in restrooms

The Williams Institute found that 70 percent of trans people have been “denied access, verbally harassed, or physically assaulted in public restrooms.”

5. Transgender people face shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault

One in two transgender people are sexually assaulted or abused at some point in their lives. What’s more, 2016 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people with at least 24 trans people, most of them transgender people of color, murdered and many more deaths not reported.

6. Trans people using restrooms corresponding with their gender identity doesn’t allow predators to gain access to those venues

As Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Heroux explained in a blog on The Huffington Post, “If a predator or pervert tries to gain access to an opposite sex bathroom or locker room, that is already against the law. Furthermore, over 90% of assaults on children are done by someone the child knows. Only with extreme rareness is it someone who is using a restroom, and that is and will continue to be against the law.”

7. Transgender people just want to use a bathroom and leave ― just like everyone else.

So, in summary: No, Milo ― just no. No to your campaign of willfully misinforming anyone who will listen to the sewage that so joyfully spills out of your mouth. No to your despicable and dangerous lies about transgender people. No to everything you said Friday night on Maher’s show. Actually, no to everything you’ve said anywhere at any point. No. No. No.

– Noah Mickelson, The Huffington Post

‘Drag Race’ star Gia Gunn comes out as transgender for Trans Day of Visibility

  • In honor of International Trans Day of Visibility, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 contestant Gia Gunn, famous for her devastating looks and being endlessly quotable, came out as transgender. 
  • In a video message posted to her Instagram, she shared a message to her fans as well as her transgender brothers and sisters.
  • “I thought I would dedicate today, in the spirit of being visible, to share my transition with all of you,” Gunn said. “I have been on hormone replacement therapy for about a year, and I identify as female. And I am indeed transgender.” Read more. (4/1/17, 4:01 PM)
Gender Identity/Term list!

This is only the first edition and I will add more! send me your terms or terms I should at the the list, through ask or submit! It’d be super helpful! Thank you!

AFAB – Assigned female at birth

AMAB – Assigned male at birth

DFAB – Designated female at birth

DMAB – Designated male at birth

CAFAB – Coercively assigned female at birth (intersex)

CAMAB – Coercively assigned male at birth (intersex)

FAAB – Female assigned at birth (commonly used for intersex as well)

MAAB – Male assigned at birth (commonly used for intersex as well)

UAAB – Unassigned at birth (rare designation, depending on physicians perception on infants genitalia)

Cisgender – Someone identifying as their assigned birth gender.

Transgender – Someone identifying outside of their assigned birth gender.

Transsexual – Someone who undergoes surgery to change their sex characteristics to match their gender.

Cis Female – A female assigned at birth identifying as a female.

Cis Male – A male assigned at birth identifying as a male.

Trans Woman – A male assigned at birth identifying as a female.

Trans Man – A female assigned at birth identifying as a male.

Intersex – A person with a mix of sex characteristics. Many intersex infants and children are subjected to numerous genital surgeries and hormone treatments in order to conform their bodies to the standard of either male or female.

Hermaphrodite – An outdated, and usually offensive term in reference to intersex folk.

Nonbinary – A female or male assigned at birth identifying as neither a female nor male.

Agender – A nonbinary term, being beyond the gender binary and just neutral.

Genderfluid – A person who identifies with a fluidity between an amounts of certain genders.

Bigender – A person who identifies with two genders. (depends on the person)

Trigender – A person who identifies with three genders. (depends on the person)

Two-Spirit – A gender among indigenous people, like bigender in definition. (Non-indigenous not to use this)

Gender Variant – Or, Gender nonconformity; Persons whose expression doesn’t follow the binary or Male/Female. Similar to nonbinary.

Transvestite – Refers to a cisgender person crossdressing.

Genderfuck – A nonbinary type term for a more aggressive ‘f you’ to the gender binary and confuse standard stereotypical gender expression.

Genderpunk – Like Genderfuck, but more alternative and like, chill about your gender.

Genderqueer – Another nonbinary type term, being inbetween, beyond, or a mix of genders.

Genderpivot – Intersection of genderfluid and bigender; one gender stays put while the other(s) fluctuates.

Pangender – Someone who identifies with all genders (A problematic term due to spiritual/culture specific genders)

Polygender – Identifying as many genders.

Multigender – Another word for “Polygender”

Androgyny – A gender expression of masculine and feminine elements; or neither. (andro-masculine gyno-feminine)

Androgyne – The gender identity version of Androgyny

Queer – A term used by individuals who choose not to designate actual labels, like an umbrella term (however some are uncomfortable with it, and it shouldn’t be forced upon others)

Third gender – Another nonbinary term for beyond the Male and Female gender.

Trans* - An attempt at an inclusive label that only ended in trans erasure of nonbinary folk as real trans people

Neutrois – Another nonbinary umbrella term like genderless or agender. (pronounced new-twa, because of its French like spelling, I believe)

Null-gender – Being agender like, but more laid back and uncaring about stereotypes.

Demigirl - Mostly identifying as female, and partially another gender.

Demiboy - Mostly identifying as male, and partially another gender.

Demigender - Mostly identifying with one gender, and partially another.

Remember, this is just a list of dictionary definitions and a few peoples view on it. Don’t let that stop you from using any of the terms in your own context!

Dear trans and nonbinary kids who are afab, 

Some posts of mine that were aimed at you attracted some really disgusting comments by “radical feminists”, so i want to make some things clear: 

You’re not “anti-woman”, just because you do not identify as one. That’s ridiculous. 

You do not have to identify as female, just because you’re afab. You’re allowed to identify as anything you feel comfortable with. 

“Trans-exclusive radical feminist” (Terf) is just a fancy word for “transphobe” and transphobes are not welcome on my blog or in my family. 

Transphobes do not get to decide who is part of the lgbt+ community, even if they identify as lgb+ themselves. 

You, my dear trans and nonbinary afab kids, will always be welcome on my blog and in my family. You’re a valid part of the lgbt+ community. And i’m ready to fight anyone who disagrees. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom