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koryos:

Dominance Behavior in Canids

I didn’t really even WANT to make a post about this.

The alpha-beta-omega model of wolf packs is dead in scientific literature, hammered into the ground, so to speak, and it’s been dead for over ten years. So why am I still hearing about it on TV and reading about it in articles? Why are popular dog trainers that encourage you to “be the alpha” still taken seriously?

I think the unfortunate truth is that the idea that there are strong and ferocious leaders in wolf packs and that you, too, can take on that role with your dog is just somehow appealing to people. Almost romantic, in the older sense of the word. And because of this, it makes money. It sells werewolf media. It sells dog training classes. Educational science channels that have no business promoting this false ideology keep it on board because it gets people watching.

If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty fed up with the whole thing.

Okay, let’s talk about dominance, particularly what the word even means, because popular media does a terrible job of explaining it.

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transgirlnextdoor:

Using their correct pronouns shows that you respect, care about, and support the transgender individual and their rights :)

These illustrations are so cute!

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pigeonbits:

The nonbinary comics are real! Even my cats love them!

If you’re going to SDCC, look for ‘em at the PRISM booth, or track me down in person! I’ll be speaking on the Transgender Trends in Popular Culture panel Thursday at 5 in room 28DE, and will also be around Friday night for the Eisner ceremony.

Wish I was going to SDCC so I could get a copy! These look great! 

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Language Tips for Cis Feminists Speaking on Trans Issues

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cease-and-de-cis:

Did you know that nonbinary bisexuals exist? And that using the existence of nonbinary people as an argument against bisexuality is especially harmful to us?

You’re literally using our gender as an argument against our sexuality.

I don’t need to explain how fucked up that is.

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stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

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pigeonbits:

dingobrand:

pigeonbits:

A couple panels I like from the minicomic about nonbinary gender I’m working on.  Still on track to hopefully have copies by SDCC!  (And in the meanwhile, all the pages are being posted to my patreon as I finish ‘em — up to 12 now!)

i just want to say that if your identity is influenced by trauma or mental illness or what have you it doesn’t make that identity any less valid or real, it doesn’t mean your identity is ‘wrong’ or has to be ‘fixed’ 

there are definite cases of people whose gender are resultant of traumatic experiences or mental illness or other such situations and those people still deserve to have their genders (or other such identities) respected

Noted!

I tweaked the text in the original post a little bit to (hopefully!) make it clearer that the comic’s meant to be making fun of people who buy into the blanket generalization that all trans people’s genders are sourced to trauma — not replacing that generalization with the equally false one that *no* trans person has ever had a gender sourced to trauma.

Apologies for unclear wording!

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wertheyouth:

Order your copy of We Are the Youth—the book!

And/or donate a copy directly to organizations that work with LGBTQ youth. (h/t to janetmock for this great idea!)

We Are the Youth is based on the online photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in the United States. 

$19.99  Published by space-made

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I was at Dashcon: An Unnecessary Q&A with myself

markdoesstuff:

i want so badly to ignore this and just get on with my life, considering that i’m in the midst of tour and traveling the US right now, but it’s clear that I can’t escape this. this is a very long post, i am keeping it under a cut.

additionally, at least until tumblr moves…

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