Liara’s dad, everyone.
[Above: “What’s your gender?” on a survey with only two options, male and female. Below: Gif of Lucille Bluth saying “I don’t understand the question, and I won’t respond to it.”]
Hey guys I need a favor. I have to write a summary of a health related article and give a short (few minutes) lecture on it for my Health Class. The other day we were on the chapter that discussed gender and sexuality and let’s just leave it that these fuckers really need a good lesson on what’s appropriate behavior when talking about trans* people, the professor included.
Now of course I’m pretty well versed in what it’s like to be trans and I know a bit more about it than my cishet professor does, but I don’t have any articles relating to the subject. To me it’s just kind of common knowledge since I live it every day, but I guess my professor can’t just take my word for it. So here’s where you come in! If you happen to have an article bookmarked or saved that discusses gender in a health perspective that will show these fucks that it’s not a joke and we’re not some zoo animal to be oogled after, I’d love you forever if you sent it to me.
I don’t mean to use you guys as google, so I’m still searching as well but it would make my life infinitely easier if you already know of one laying around. I’m just pretty peeved that I need to give a lecture to teach these fucks that I exist in the first place.
Anyways thank you so much if you can help me ^_^
question mark for easy link sending?
Stumbled upon these water bottles from Spokane Trans* People and thought it was a really clever idea.
Public humiliation done right.
Took my little sister toy shopping today. After much browsing, she chose a pack of Hot Wheels cars. She wanted to pay so I gave her the money. As we were waiting in line, some dude waiting behind us asks:
“Buying those for your brother?”
My sister gives him a weird look, “No. They’re mine.”
“You sure you want those, sweetheart? Those are for boys.” He says.
Before I can say anything, my sister yells, like truly yells at the top of her lungs, “MY MOMMY IS A GIRL AND DRIVES A CAR EVERY DAY! GIRLS CAN HAVE CARS TOO!”
The people in front of us in line turn around. The cashier actually stops what she’s doing. Everyone stares at this guy and he just sort of turns red, grabs his kid, and disappears into the Lego aisle.
[trigger warning: purposeful misgendering]
So I’m being told I’m misgendering an ftm person because I don’t use their preferred pronoun which is them/they. That’s bad grammar and as a grammar nazi I’m getting pissed off.
Hey, asshole? Check yourself.
It looks like someone doesn’t care much about grammar, being a decent person, or making a turkey of themselves for the entire internet.
Trying to Change Your Pronouns on Facebook?
There’s a helpful video on Ciscentrismsucks.tumblr.com on how to change your pronouns for anybody who’s lookin’ to. (http://ciscentrismsucks.tumblr.com/post/6065334634/if-anyone-is-looking-for-how-to-change-your-pronouns-to)
If you can’t read or see what the person is editing, here’s the written version:
1. Go to the ‘Basic Info’ section of your ‘About You’ page.
2. Right-click on the box that offers the “female” or “male” option of your sex, and click the option to “Inspect Element.”
3. Scroll to where the code deals with sex. There’s a formula saying “‘1’: female and ‘2’: male”. What you’ll want to do is right-click that whole line and opt to “Edit as HTML.”
4. When you get to that step, change the value of male to “0”, and change the word ‘male’ to whatever you want. (I did a smiley face).
4. You can close out of the code now. So, back in your ‘about you’ section, click on the option-box for female/male, and opt for whichever word you put inside your other option.
5. Make sure you save! Good luck, and happy genderfucking.
I tried to change it to Unicorn but it wouldn’t save
is anyone else having this problem?
When you use the word “womyn”, you insult women.
Once upon a time (back in the days of Old English) male humans were called weremen and female humans were called wifmen. Wereman meant “man” (this is still seen today in words like “werewolf”, which of course means “wolf man”) and wifman meant “wife of man”. The -man suffix relates to human.
Over time, the were part of wereman was dropped and men simply became men, while wifman evolved into the word woman.
When you change the word “woman” to “womyn” you are taking the part that relates to being human and removing it because you arbitrarily don’t like it seeming like “man”, while keeping the part that devalues women to simply being wives.
Learn the history of words before deciding what is and is not dehumanizing.
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