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chernobiko:

We are the ‪#‎BlackTransRevolution‬!! ‪#‎GirlsLikeUs‬ ‪#‎RedefiningRealness‬ from ‪#‎OhioToFerguson‬ on the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎FreedomRide‬. After we announced our Trans Women of Color Collective in Ohio another TWOC said that we shouldnt have short hair or wear “man” shoes if we wanted to be taken seriously. Well we showed up unapologetically us and stormed Ferguson. I’d rather have a sister who would march in the rain in man shoes and with her natural hair, because my secret is out I like being barefoot! Luckily we were welcomed with open arms from the local community and all the other freedom riders! I think Sylvia and Marsha would be proud! ‪#‎TWOCC‬ ‪#‎freeeisha‬ ‪#‎justice4jane‬ ‪#‎islannettles‬ ‪#‎mikebrown‬ ‪#‎handsupdontshoot‬ ‪#‎iftheygunnedmedown‬ ‪#‎freecece‬

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chibird:

Slow and steady, like a tree.

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STUDY: Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

lgbtqblogs:

According to a new study, transgender youth undergoing treatment to delay puberty show improved psychological well-being over time, reports HealthDay.

The Dutch study, which was published online in the journal Pediatrics, involved 22 trans girls and 33 trans boys who had been diagnosed with “gender dysphoria.” Starting, on average, at age 14, each participant underwent hormone treatment to temporarily halt the onset of puberty.

Participants were assessed until up to one year after their first gender confirming surgery — which, on average, occurred at age 21.

Given the “opportunity to develop into well-functioning young adults” without developing unwanted sex characteristics, including those related to voice, hair growth, and body shape, the study found that, overall, participants seemed satisfied with their gender-related decisions. None expressed regret about delaying puberty or deciding to transition.

Once the participants reached adulthood, anxiety, emotional distress, and body image concerns, as well as happiness, were present at the same level as their non-transgender peers, notes GLAAD.

Because the effects of puberty suppressors — also known, informally, as “hormone blockers” — are fully reversible, the study’s lead author, Dr. Annelou de Vries, points out that they “provid[e] adolescents and their families with time to explore their gender dysphoric feelings, and [to] make a more definite decision regarding the first steps of actual gender reassignment at a later age.”

While de Vries adds that the study’s findings should be corroborated with further research, Dr. Jack Drescher, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, told HealthDay that the findings of this “thoughtful and careful” study appear to “confirm the idea that puberty suppression is a generally good idea” for youth with gender dysphoria.

The treatment, which has ben used for about 15 years, seems “relatively safe and benign,” Drescher continued. He noted that not all teens who suppress puberty will eventually pursue gender reassignment, but that “those who do will face an easier time of it.”

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socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

My people getting it!

these people are the real heroes. not the military, not politicians, not the Hollywood actors. they risked their lives and livelihoods to challenge white supremacy and institutionalized racism.

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poetic-ness:

"When they don’t love you the way you want to, you mourn that for however long you need to. But then you get back up and you remind yourself. You are not a reflection of the people who can’t love you. You will love again. You will be loved again." - Caitlyn Siehl 

Needed this

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ursulavernon:

A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.

The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”

You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.

(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Meh

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Meh

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My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

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Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via themaraudersaredead)

A great summary of Why The Fuck Is Coulson Director of SHIELD. 

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

Part 4.

Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.

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