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Chicago's trans advocates, from celebs to social workers

jrvmajesty:

These Chicagoans—recognized on the Trans 100 list—are working to better the lives of trans people.

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femininefreak:

Sex Education in American Public Schools

every one makes fun of New Jersey but it fucking rules

Wow, these graphs really put the lack of proper sex education in school into perspective. 

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IN OTHER NEWS: THE PETITION TO LEGALLY RECOGNIZE NONBINARY GENDERS IS 10,000 SIGNATURES FROM HITTING ITS GOAL

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clrama:

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PLEASE SIGN IT, IT WILL ONLY TAKE YOU THREE MINUTES OR SO, PLEASE HELP BE A FORCE OF CHANGE

Reblogging every time it shows up on my dash without fail

Only 2600 signatures now left!

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“As Martin (1990) asserts, Medicalization of the body (including the tendency of biomedicine to focus narrowly on individual organs), commercialization of body parts (including the buying and selling of organs for transplant), and commodification by the beauty industry have left people experiencing their bodies not as an inherent component of their immutable selves, but as fragmented collections of reworkable organs and improvable appearances imprinted with a public exchange value.”

—   Baer, Hans et al. 2004. “Theoretical Perspectives in Medical Anthropology.” In Medical Anthropology and the World System. Hans A. Baer, Merrill Singer, and Ida Susser, eds. New York: Praeger. (via homininae)

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womenwhokickass:

Audre Lorde: Why she kicks ass
She was a Caribbean-American poet and activist; one of her main initiatives was to confront issues of racism in feminist thought.
In 1971 she came out as a lesbian; her writings and lectures reflected her concern for the oppressed: women, members of the LGBTQ+ community and racial minorities.
Her poerty was published regularly throughout the 1960s, you can find some of her poetry here.
In 1980 she co-founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, the first U.S. publisher for women of colour.
She was State Poet of New York from 1991 to 1992.
Audre Lorde identified issues of class, race, age, gender and health, as being fundamental to the female experience, arguing that although the gender difference has received all the focus, these other differences are also essential and must be recognised and addressed (this can be related to intersectionality).
Quote: “The answer to cold is heat, the answer to hunger is food. But there is no simple monolithic solution to racism, to sexism, to homophobia. There is only the conscious focusing within each of my days to move against them, wherever I come up against these particular manifestations of the same disease.”

womenwhokickass:

Audre Lorde: Why she kicks ass

  • She was a Caribbean-American poet and activist; one of her main initiatives was to confront issues of racism in feminist thought.
  • In 1971 she came out as a lesbian; her writings and lectures reflected her concern for the oppressed: women, members of the LGBTQ+ community and racial minorities.
  • Her poerty was published regularly throughout the 1960s, you can find some of her poetry here.
  • In 1980 she co-founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, the first U.S. publisher for women of colour.
  • She was State Poet of New York from 1991 to 1992.
  • Audre Lorde identified issues of class, race, age, gender and health, as being fundamental to the female experience, arguing that although the gender difference has received all the focus, these other differences are also essential and must be recognised and addressed (this can be related to intersectionality).

Quote:The answer to cold is heat, the answer to hunger is food. But there is no simple monolithic solution to racism, to sexism, to homophobia. There is only the conscious focusing within each of my days to move against them, wherever I come up against these particular manifestations of the same disease.

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callmevictorious:

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backyardskills:

im-gothamsreckoning:

dragyourkeyboardtoagunfight:

oliveswind:

Ylvis, educating people about the female reproductive system.  these guys will be the death of me. [x]

wat

wtf

i died at the pH value

omfg

I just learnt more about the vagina in like 10 seconds than I have ever learnt in my entire life

well

Debating whether or not I should share this with my anatomy and physiology professor.

WATCH THE VIDEO. IT GETS BETTER

OH THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS MAGNIFICENCE INTO MY LIFE

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Kat Dahlia - Crazy

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transresource:

Being gay does not excuse transphobia

Being gay does not excuse transphobia

Being gay does not excuse transphobia

Being gay does not excuse transphobia

Being gay does not excuse transphobia

Being gay does not excuse transphobia

Being gay does not excuse transphobia

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thecoalitionmag:

email: msgthecoalition@gmail.com 

thecoalitionmag:

email: msgthecoalition@gmail.com 

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“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”

—   Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959  (via thatkindofwoman)

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dropalexdead:

yungbussy:

I AM CRYING

Annnnnd this is why she is a fierce queen. Fuck all the beauty queens that talked shit about her.

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