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awoodenbird:

thinkofmewhenuforgetyourseatbelt:

This elderly couple took a photo in their small garden outside their house for every season of the year, come rain, snow or shine.

They stood in the same spot for every season and showed off their beautiful little garden, which they were obviously very proud of.

"little" garden.

That house isn’t there anymore either. Its like it just floated away one day without a trace.

darjanus:

zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

so fkn true

Because of course, only virgos like to be right. This is certainly not a quality of almost every human being we encounter. I heard Aries have hopes and fears, scorpios eat food, and Leo’s have thoughts. Isn’t astrology so insightful? I’m a Scorpio and I eat food, this is clearly proof that horoscopes are a reliable way to understand myself.

Those who claim that sex is determined by chromosomes must not realize that sex is assigned at birth not by chromosomes, not even by gonads, but by genitals. In fact, the vast majority of us never learn what our sex chromosomes are. Sex isn’t something we’re actually born with, it’s something that doctors or our parents assign us at birth. So if sex is determined by genitals, they must be clearly binary and unchangeable, right? Wrong. Genitals can be ambiguous at birth and many trans people get gender confirmation surgery to change them. Neither chromosomes nor genitals are binary in the way that “biological sex” defenders claim they are, and the vast majority of measures by which we judge sex are very much changeable.

While it is true that gender and sex are different things, and that gender is indeed a social construct, sex isn’t the Ultimate Biological Reality that transphobes make it out to be. There’s nothing intrinsically male about XY chromosomes, testosterone, body hair, muscle mass or penises. If an alien civilization found earth, they wouldn’t look at a person with a penis and say “Oh, that must be a male, sex based on genitalia is the One Universal Constant.” Sex, like gender, is indeed socially constructed and can be changed.

It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny | Mey Rude for Autostraddle (via gaywrites)

Oh really? How do you know aliens wouldn’t be just as lost and biased as us humans, hmm? Aliens are people too you know! And the proper term is extra-terrestrial you bigot.

Jk, but like, there are people called Chimeras who have 2 genomes because they were twin embryos who fused into one person. Sometimes one of those genomes is XX and the other genome is XY. When I was a kid, before I stopped being a little shit about “the way god intended” everything, I learned this fact about chimeras and it drastically changed my understanding of human rights and gender. Here was a clear example of a kind of person who can have 2 sets of various organs including different genitals. I could not defend my old position for long because I had to answer a huge question gnawing at the back of my head: Who are they allowed to marry, boys or girls!? (My ultimate answer was that gender should play no role in government decisions what so ever, just like race, religion, ect. Even then, I knew that people who said they should be assigned to a single gender or sex or whatever (pardon my lack of knowledge) I knew they were full of shit. It was completely arbitrary, ignorant, and biased for anyone to assign a title of boy or girl to a child born like that.)

Also, (to anyone still reading) what is the difference between transgender and transsexual? Are they mutually exclusive or can someone be both? What does the word “transvestite” mean, and why are people offended by it?
(Also, ‘fuck you, you ignorant douche’ ahead of time for anyone who calls me cis-sexist or transphobic simply lacking the knowledge of these terms or getting them confused. Why don’t you actually do something useful with your life besides polarizing people from the position you claim to support?) (parenthetical)

androgynyjewelry:

STEEL is no different from crystals in that it comes from the Earth and carries with it it’s own energy field. A protective alloy, this metal is known for its strength and associated withy the planet Mars. Wearing steel is like wearing spiritual (and physical) armor. #healingpropertiesofmetal #steeljewelry

And remember, if you open your mind too much, your brain will fall out.

tattedamor:

imfuckingstark:

beyondthetangentworld:

I am against the popular notion that breasts are genitals.

  They are made of the exact same organs and tissue that are found in males. Infact, men are capable of developing fully functional breasts. This can be done without hormone therapy. Breasts aren’t triggered by the female chromosome, they are triggered by hormones that are present in both men and women.
  People have argued that because some women can orgasm through prolonged interaction with their nipples, so that somehow means girl’s nipples are sex organs, aka Genitals! That suggests that breastfeeding is a form of child rape. Women can orgasm during childbirth, is birth rape? What the F*** kind of arguments are these?
  There is no reason to discriminate against women exposing the exact same body parts that men do, especially since women have an actual reason to expose their breasts in public. Breasts feed babies, that is their purpose. Not letting people feed their babies in public is ridiculous and stupid.
  Countries where women are more liberated with what they are allowed to do with their own bodies have fewer percentages of rape victims.

Showing your breasts does not equate to nudity.

Preach

Listen, I get it our bodies are equal! We are sexual beings as women our bodies naturally attract men/women doesn’t make discriminating good or bad BUT we live in a SOCIETY with laws and rules and we have to cover up it’s just the way today is we are trying to win a battle that will forever go on! It’s ridiculous we are a developed society once again we cannot be running around naked for the hell of it.

*half-naked. I’m not saying I want to see hippies free bleeding on the park bench. I’m not advocating nudity, nor am I advocating going to court or to a Taco Bell topless. But at pools, beaches, on the covers of magazines at the store, on daytime tv, in cinema, concerts, and everywhere else we see topless dudes and don’t bat an eye, women shouldn’t be discriminated against, disprivilaged, unaccepted, covered up, sexualized, rated R, and treated like bags of pornography for doing exactly what men do all the time, and especially not for feeding their babies. Nothing stops progress like the perpetuation of the belief it can never be achieved. There are some states that have signed topless equality into law in the past decade. Change happens all the time. Look how many states allow gay marriage now, more than double what it was 600 days ago. Acting like this is a battle that will go on forever is to completely ignore the fact that the baby boomers will all be dead in a few decades. Stop fighting good ideas, It’s our responsibility to ourselves to keep them going.
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