An you talk in blank verse

And they that are most galled with my folly, they most must laugh.

Full service sex worker. Jewish. Bisexual femme. Trauma survivor.

Plus fandom.

Jun 26
selzterwater:

So we went to a wedding earlier this month. (Not ours, to be clear.) And since I don’t want to put my face on Tumblr and make it obvious who I am, here is the most important portion of the most important photo of all the photos the photographer took.
That’s my butt on the right, and the fiancee’s butt on the left. Credit to saintharridan for my suit and shirt.

Also my amazing legs

selzterwater:

So we went to a wedding earlier this month. (Not ours, to be clear.) And since I don’t want to put my face on Tumblr and make it obvious who I am, here is the most important portion of the most important photo of all the photos the photographer took.

That’s my butt on the right, and the fiancee’s butt on the left. Credit to saintharridan for my suit and shirt.

Also my amazing legs


Me and my father at his wedding. I feel this accurately represents our relationship. :)
(photo credit: KayleighShawn.com)

Me and my father at his wedding. I feel this accurately represents our relationship. :)

(photo credit: KayleighShawn.com)


Jun 18
misspolyogamous you need this. In pink.

misspolyogamous you need this. In pink.


misspolyogamous:

dederants:

bevgodsgirls:

the-dark-side-of-the-room:

socimages:

Now THIS is a bold lingerie ad.

When the star model for Forever Yours Lingerie was diagnosed with cancer, the brand decided to stick with her.

Tom Megginson at The Ethical Admanapproves:

“So, while American Eagle is getting virtual hugs and high fives for its commitment to not photoshopping its typical-looking models,  elsewhere there are brands and models who are willing to show us what it really takes to do something about the fashion industry’s body image problem.”

Read the rest

All I can do is

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ETA: no, wait, hold up, stop the presses. There’s another thing I can do and that’s shop their store. You probably can too, because CHECK OUT THEIR BRA MATRIX

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omfg

Reblogging because look at that size range!!!! And also because representation is important.

Those bras look awesome!

captainlune

…look at the size matrix

It’s…It’s BEAUTIFUL


Jun 17

the fat birds tumblr helps a little when you’re sad. Now maybe some ice cream.


May 30

misspolyogamous:

9 Lies We Have To Stop Telling About Sex Workers      

otteractivism:


May 23

Trans History And Science

freedominwickedness:

Being trans is not a psychological disorder.

Even the psychological establishment now officially recognizes this fact; the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has replaced the past diagnosis of “gender identity disorder” with the non-disorder diagnosis “gender dysphoria”. The American Psychiatric Association further acknowledges that transsexuality is only included in the modern DSM because the lack of an official diagnosis might “jeapordize patient access to care”.

It is important to note at this point that the APA has a huge conflict of interest here; if they don’t keep transsexuality coded in the DSM, gatekeeping authority over the gender transition process would transfer from psychologists to medical doctors. This would deprive APA members of considerable income, since the APA rules for gender transition require all trans patients to undergo at least one year of psychotherapy and allow this period to be extended indefinitely based on the “professional judgement” of the psychologist.

In other words, trans people are a legally entrapped cash cow for psychologists. That the APA would nonetheless declare transsexuality to not be a psychological disorder underscores just how definitive the scientific case on this matter is. Any sincere examination of the facts clearly shows the continued placement of gender dysphoria within the aegis of psychological conditions is a case of institutional inertia reinforced by that predatory financial interest.

Transsexuality was originally classed as a “psychosexual disorder” because it was considered obvious that it was a delusion; in fact, it was considered so obvious that no research whatsoever was considered necessary to support this conclusion. Within this framework, the gender transition process — i.e. hormones and surgery — was only introduced because nothing else worked. Even the literal Nazi efforts at “reparative therapy”, which discarded all pretense of professional ethics and were built around outright torture and brainwashing, proved completely ineffectual.

Throughout the Cold War era, virtually all of the actual research on sex and gender was focused on intersex people because they “belonged to” the medical establishment, whereas transsexual people “belonged to” the psychological establishment. Even though trans and intersex people were ultimately receiving more or less the same medical treatment, their access to that treatment was regulated via completely different gatekeeping systems. This had dramatic effects on their relative histories. Trans rights were framed as “queer” civil rights and were integral to the LGBT civil rights movement from its very inception, yet often stalled as gays and lesbians succeeded in focusing the LGBT movement strictly on their own advancement. Intersex rights were framed as patient advocacy and flew almost completely under the radar as part of an obscure medical specialty.

In any case, Cold War era research into gender identity clearly demonstrated that for the overwhelming majority of human beings, gender identity is an innate and immutable characteristic which emerges in early childhood. Gender identity is manifested through the internalization and performance of socially constructed gender-specific behaviors, but is not itself a social construct in the sense that it demonstrably cannot be socially programmed or reprogrammed. The ultimate demonstration of this was the Reimer case, in which the grossly unethical behavior of John Money ultimately provided a double-blind twin-controlled experiment definitively demonstrating the unalterability of gender identity. This was the opposite of what Money wished to prove, so he falsified his findings and the true outcome was not known until the late 1990s.

From my professional viewpoint as a modern-day cognitive scientist (and previously a developmental geneticist), I can say that there is a strong consensus that transsexuality is rooted in neurological anatomy. While the general idea of a “male versus female brain” is firmly refuted by modern neurology, there are certain specific areas of the brain which are sexually differentiated. Research shows that even in non-transitioning subjects, the sexual differentiation of these areas is congruent with expressed gender identity rather than assigned birth sex. The development of these areas is strongly influenced by pre-natal exposure to both endogenous (internally produced, i.e. the fetus’ own) and exogenous (externally sourced, i.e. the mother’s) sex hormones, making it likely that these factors play a major role in atypical differentiation.

Even leaving aside the probable etiology of transsexuality as a neurological intersex condition, trans advocacy and intersex advocacy are not just compatible, but broadly congruent. The core goals are pretty much identical:

  1. No one should be discriminated against based on their gender identity, role, or presentation.
  2. No one should be forced to comply with a gender role based on sex assignment at birth. Birth assignment should be considered provisional or even eliminated altogether.
  3. Everyone should have timely and unhindered access to gender-affirming medical treatment in an informed consent framework.
  4. Everyone should have timely and unhindered access to legal documentation which accurately reflects their gender identity.

May 7

acertaininefficiency:

Lune is getting her tattoo. It’s gonna look pretty cool. Much excitement.

I GOT MY TATTOO IT’S THE PRETTIEST


May 6

misspolyogamous:

thefrogman:

[video]

captainlune and acertaininefficiency Babies!!!

Eeeeeeeeee CUTEST


Apr 13
misspolyogamous:

Ariel. Princess flowers

*dies of want*

misspolyogamous:

Ariel. Princess flowers

*dies of want*


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