I was watching a show called "World's Greatest Body Shockers" and on the subject of body modifitcation there was a picture of you :)
Yep, and they sure as fuck didn’t ask my permission to use my image. I don’t know why they feel as though they need to draw uneccessary negative attention to a harmless community, simply because they lack the capacity to understand that the body can do amazing things. I certainly don’t appreesh some british telly show who can’t recognise body art when they see it, classing MY body aesthetic as a “shocker”.
Pretty fucking shabby :/
<con't your opinions on that would be? I'm 20 and have never tried any type of drug or drink or anything before, but I thought maybe if I knew a state of relax to get to when I'm upset that it would help. ... I dunno... I don't have anyone to talk to. my anxiety is untreated because I have no insurance and the medicine to treat it is well over $200 a month .___.
for your anon - i have/had pcos. i found birth control actually made me worse, and i now manage quite well on a mixture of herb tinctures and some homeopathics amongst other dietary things. i would recommend going to see a naturopath, it definitely made a difference to me. the only downside is expense, but it is extremely worth it. best of luck, i have my fingers crossed for you.
Oh, most excellent! Thank you for the information, sweetheart. I hope they see this :3 ♥
Plainclothes officers not providing identification as members of the Long Beach Police Department, along with Long Beach Department of Finance employees, initiated what attorney Matthew Pappas called an “illegal raid” against NatureCann Non-Profit Patient Group last week.
On March 21 at 4:41 p.m., acting without a warrant or a court order, the officers forcefully broke into the collective where three patient volunteers were assisting fellow patients. An observer recording the raid outside of the collective was knocked down by an officer, who told him the police "can do whatever they want."
Scores of businesses along the Atlantic Avenue Corridor were disrupted by the heavily armed police presence and activity.
Because cis scum have been telling trans folk to die for a long fucking time and self-defense isn’t oppression.
Just because someone tells you to die doesn’t make it ok to turn around and do them same to them. It might not be oppression, but it does make you nearly as bad as them. You’re wishing death on people because their gender identity matches their parts. Shit like this is wrong both ways, even if most people like to pretend it’s only a problem when directed against some minority group or other. I’m not saying telling trans people to die is right, but doing the reverse isn’t either.
Yes, actually it does. It is NOT OKAY for you to say to trans* people that they need to lay down and passively accept death threats without fighting back. Also, my gender DOES match my ‘parts’. My body is a genderqueer body because I am a genderqueer person. You better do some more reading on gender before you open your mouth.
If you don’t like cis people telling trans* people to die like you claim, why don’t you take this up with them instead of telling trans* people how to deal with it? When our lives stop being in danger we’ll stop wishing ill on the people who put us in danger.
So apparently cis people are really not getting this, so I will lay it out in bullet points
REASONS FOR ME HATING CIS PEOPLE
Most of you actively oppress us
Most of you don’t respect our identities
You get defensive when we say DIE CIS SCUM to shitty cis people, which if you don’t check your privilege, you are.
You make our struggles about you
ALOT OF YOU tell us to die, and then follow through by killing us.
NOT REASONS FOR ME TO HATE CIS PEOPLE
You are comfortable with the gender you were coercively assigned at birth
When you tell trans people self defense against the group oppressing them is wrong, you are scum. And let’s get something out there. I am female. My parts, by which I mean my beautiful, feminine, cock, are female. My body is female because I am female.
I do not hate all cis people. I hate MOST cis people, because most cis people either don’t give a shit about our problems, or KILL US.
How about you tell cis people to stop hurting us on a massive scale instead of telling us how we shouldn’t defend ourselves, k?
Yep! I wish death on NO ONE just because they are cis, that was an absurd claim to make and entirely misses the point.
As your attorney, I advise y’all to take notes of all of the goddamn above. Except the OP, they’re clearly a wingnut.
Did you get my message earlier? I'm genuinely curious. I saw what you were saying earlier about people being upset that something involving feminine has power, but wouldn't it make more sense to call it egalitarianism?
Sorry, my inbox has gone a bit off the chain at the moment!
I can definitely appreciate where you’re coming from, but you must know, I am someone who was told that I couldn’t work in the automotive industry because I was a girl/was actually banned from partaking in classes and diplomas centered around automotive repair and manufacture because, you betcha, I have me a pair of ovaries + couldn’t possibly be of any use to anyone. This being just a small example of the kind of complacent crap one has to take for being born with ovaries. Another personal favourite of mine is the ‘slut’ myth, and let’s not forget how much people enjoy a good ol’ body policing hoe-down.
I understand people being mad, but part of the reason why Feminism is called so is to be a slap in the face, to make people pay attention; to see that patriarchy has so long been ingrained in our society that we have negative reaction to something positive just because of it’s name having something to do with femininity.
I can appreciate cissexual men who sympathise with the movement, and I am not about to say that as a man you cannot be a feminist; because that’s simply not true. But ultimately, the cissexual male (I say as there are definitely different cases for everything!), has not really been discriminated against for something one cannot help such as being born a female + really doesn’t know the anger of knowing that you can graduate at the top of your class and still only earn a small percentage of what your male counterparts do.
It is a quest for equality, yes. But by putting a name such as feminism upon it, shows the people involved have put their own pride + sex aside + can support something regardless of what it’s technically called. I think that shows more promise than making it a term that’s accessible to everyone (read: cissexual men), as to me, it really encompasses the belief of standing up for your yourself and not taking flack for something as stupid as basing prejudice on what you pack in your pants. A womyn who hates a man because he’s a man, isn’t a feminist; they’re prejudice.
Le sorry about the rant; I hope it made some kind of sense! :3
I live in The United States (sadly) and just got diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome. It has me terrfied as I do want to have children in the past. So of coarse I am on birthcontrol to ease the pain and try to regulate everything. But this whole Presidential election, people trying to ban BC, and telling me I am going to hell for this has really gotten me down. Have you ever had ovarian cysts or a friend that has? I lost my mother, so I don't have much more people to ask.
Holy mackeral, this bums me out. The US has really got its head up its own arse when it comes to medicine and looking after the people unfortunate enough to be stuck there :/
I kind of wish I could snaffle you over here, to the land of subsidised medicine and medical attention :(!
PCOS is harsh; are you taking anything else asides from birth control to keep it at bay? While I have only had minor experiences with cysts (nothing that couldn’t be cut/flushed out + dealt with), I do know of people with PCOS and the sheeer hell it’s made their life.
I don’t know much about treatment, except that scientists have been working on something to treat the core of the problem, which is insulin resistance, which may mean not having to take birth control for management in the future. I am so, so sorry I couldn’t be of much more help in the personal experiences department; I’m always around if you want to chat, okay?
I'm not upset, and I don't necessarily have a problem with feminism. But if it supports equality, then why give it a name which objectively favors one gender? Why not call it... 'equalism' or something?
See, all I’m hearing when I hear people who have a problem with the name is “Wah wah wah male privilege”. Try and apply the logic you have right now to something like the despicable treatment of PoC; just because there are white people who support the PoC movement, does not make them PoC, nor does it mean that the term should have to change for them. People seem to love to forget the deplorable treatment of womyn AND PoC prior to the existence of the internet; history doesn’t start at the 70s, you know?
Men called the shots for centuries; I think it’s time to just build and bridge and get over the fact that oppressing something for decades is going to result in uprising and discontent. I’d feel threatened by powerful souls who were pissed off and fed up, too.
I think the anon who asked why some 'supporters of equality' (for lack of a better phrase) are called 'feminists' meant that rhetorically. I'm pretty sure he/she was pointing out the irony that a group which supports equality would be given a name which is biased towards females.
I maintain that you/they’re only mad because it’s an equal rights movement with ‘feminine’ in the name. I also maintain, people would probably be less buttmad if it was called “Masculism” or “Peen Power”. I don’t identify as female, but I see no sexual bias in calling myself a feminist; to suggest that the name needs to be more ‘PC’ is further cementing the fact that patriarchal asswipes don’t want womyn to have any power. I mean, HOW DARE they have an equal rights movement with FEMININE in the name? See where I’m coming from?
An irrational resentment for femininity, the term and the movement, is what we like to call good ol’ ingrained patriarchal bullshit. Soz, luv.