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kiriamaya:

stormbramble:

If someone wants a romantic relationship with little or no sex, let them.

If someone wants a sexual relationship with no romance, let them.

And if someone wants a completely platonic relationship with no romance or sex, FUCKING LET THEM.

Destroy the idea that a relationship must have sex and/or romance to be “real”.

And destroy the idea that platonic relationships are somehow “worth less”.

(Source: morrowseer, via kawaii-trashcan)

— 1 week ago with 13506 notes
WATCH: Meet the Trans Woman Taking the BMX World By Storm →

thepoliticalfreakshow:

When online BMX magazine The Come Up posted an impressive video of 21-year-old transgender biker Chelsea Fietsgodin in May, editor Adam LZ says he wasn’t prepared for the backlash. He simply wanted to introduce their readers to one of the sport’s up-and-coming female riders.

But he soon encountered some viewers lashing out against Fietsgodin’s trans status, questioning if she should be included among the ranks of women riders — an argument that echoes the experiences other trans women partaking in women’s sports.

"The question of Chelsea’s gender had been brought up in a rather crude fashion," LZ recalls, so he asked Fietsgodin to discuss her experiences with the wider biking community. BMX, he points out, is not as progressive a sport as many believe, and the closet for LGBT players continues to remain closed unless space is intentionally opened.

In the interview last month, Fietsgodin — who reveals that her last name is a professional pseudonym which translates to “bike goddess” in Dutch — has a self-assuredness that belies the fear she’s felt about opening herself up to others’ reactions.

"It’s amazing how quickly a few people started shouting stuff about me being a man because I can ride a bike well and I’ve got strong legs (which, shockingly, happen when you ride bikes everyday)," she shares.

"That says a lot about what they think of women riders. They can’t let us have success so they try to take our accomplishments as their own, in this case by misgendering me. I see this happening for cisgender [nontrans] women athletes as well," she continues.

Fietsgodin also explains how accusations that she “cheated” at women’s BMX by being transgender  kept her from releasing any videos of herself riding until now. She was only able to overcome internalized sexism and transphobia with “a combination of support from other girl riders and analyzing where those thoughts came from.”

"The big thing to realize … is that I’m not here to compete with other women and girls riding, I’m here to have fun on my bike and push the progression of women’s riding and our acceptance within the sport," she says, reminding readers that BMX freestyle was never intended to be competitive.

"I think a big problem stems from women riders being pitted against one another as if there can only be one of us that’s the best in the world."

Read the full interview here and catch the video — originally titled “Is This the Best Girl BMX Rider Ever?” by The Come Up — below.

— 1 week ago with 67 notes

dxxxxhxxx:

nudeartarg:

Hermaphrodite tied up, masked and fucked.

Got a few reblogs with tags and comments, so just a few notes:

I’m neither a hermaphrodite or Buck Angel.

I don’t think that hermaphrodite is a term still in use these days, and thanks for the Buck Angel tag. He’s hot.

(via twinkprivilege)

— 1 week ago with 2089 notes
Anonymous asked: Can you explain what cis means?


Answer:

coolben94:

when the doctor slaps ur butt after ur born n they go, “it’s a ___!” ur just like “truuuu” 4 ur whole life

— 2 weeks ago with 57599 notes
catbountry:

lesbian-succubus:

loviely:

cuteys:

intricut:

awmygosh:

Cat audition for Sabrina the Teenage Witch for the role of Salem

i love this

new favorite photo

i really wonder which one won omg

the black one probably

>Sabrina the Teenage Witch
>Sabrina the Teenage Witch first aired in 1996
>Clearly early 1960’s clothing in photo
This was the black cat audition for Tales of Terror, you nincompoops.

catbountry:

lesbian-succubus:

loviely:

cuteys:

intricut:

awmygosh:

Cat audition for Sabrina the Teenage Witch for the role of Salem

i love this

new favorite photo

i really wonder which one won omg

the black one probably

>Sabrina the Teenage Witch

>Sabrina the Teenage Witch first aired in 1996

>Clearly early 1960’s clothing in photo

This was the black cat audition for Tales of Terror, you nincompoops.

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— 2 weeks ago with 373597 notes
skoot3rrrrrrr:

awwww-cute:

Huske in shoes

such excitement I mean just look at those shoes

skoot3rrrrrrr:

awwww-cute:

Huske in shoes

such excitement I mean just look at those shoes

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— 2 weeks ago with 52573 notes
BREAKING: Labor Department Will Protect Trans Workers From Discrimination Under Current Law →

thepoliticalfreakshow:

WASHINGTON — More than two years after the issue was first raised, the Labor Department on Tuesday announced it “will issue guidance to make clear that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex.”

The decision follows the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2012 decision that sex discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes discrimination based on transgender status.

Since then, however, the Labor Department had refused to say whether it was applying the ruling in Mia Macy’s EEOC case to its own enforcement of the current executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of, among other factors, sex. After the department avoided answering or even being questioned about the issue, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said earlier this year that the issue was under review.

Perez announced in a blog post Tuesday, however, that the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is responsible for enforcing Executive Order 11246, and it will now be issuing the guidance.

“[W]e are updating enforcement protocols and anti-discrimination guidance to clarify that we provide the full protection of the federal non-discrimination laws that we enforce to transgender individuals,” Perez wrote.

In substance, he then explained:

These changes reflect current law. In Macy v. Holder, for example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that discrimination because a person is transgender is sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Civil Rights Center, along with the Employment and Training Administration, will issue guidance to make clear that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex. While the department has long protected employees from sex-based discrimination, its guidance to workers and employers will explicitly clarify that this includes workers who identify as transgender. The department will continue to examine its programs to identify additional opportunities to extend the law’s full protection against discrimination to transgender workers.

The announcement came a day after President Obama announced that he had directed his staff to prepare an executive order to ban gender identity-based discrimination in federal employment. It also follows the June 16 announcementfrom the White House that Obama had asked for an executive order to be drafted that would provide explicit protections to federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed

— 3 weeks ago with 20 notes
DISTURBING DECISION, SUPREME COURT: Why Women Aren't People (But Corporations Are) →

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Why Women Aren't People (But Corporations Are)EXPAND

Earlier today, five men agreed that closely held corporations with anti-birth control religious beliefs cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage to female employees. Corporations are people, my friend. Women? Not so much.

The decision to declare women Unpeople was a narrow one; the five men agreed that corporations (people) shouldn’t be able to use Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby to justify discriminating against anyone except women (lesser people-ish entities), and won’t be able to use it to deny other health care besides contraception. The same religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act that applies to nonprofit organizations also applies to for-profit companies controlled by a small group of people who think birth control is black magic. This ruling applies to whore pills only. Not to blood transfusions, AIDS retrovirals, vaccines, treating infections caused by getting a SATAN RULES tattoo with an infected needle at an unsafe tattoo parlor, antibiotics purchased to fight off a nasty case of the clap caught while raw dogging a stranger in a bar bathroom. Just birth control. No matter why a woman needs it.

The five men also agreed that their ruling only applies to corporations (people) with “sincerely held” religious beliefs. You know, the kind of religious beliefs that are so sincerely anti-birth control that they invest in and profit from companies that manufacture birth control. The kind of religious beliefs that cite as justification for their beliefs a series of religious texts written before Western Medicine as we know it existed.

If corporations are people then why can’t I punch one in the fucking face?

Today, five men on the Supreme Court said that women’s reproductive health care is less important than a woman’s boss’s superstition-based prudery and moral trepidation about fornication for female pleasure. They ruled that it doesn’t matter if birth control actually causes abortions; it only matters if business owners sincerely believe that birth control causes abortions. They ruled that it’s okay for a corporate person to discriminate against a female semi-person and dictate that she not spend her compensation on stuff that might possibly be enabling sex without consequences, if they believe that God thinks they should. Female semi-persons who work for these company-persons can simply obtain their birth control directly through the government, say the five men of the Supreme Court, the same way female employees of religious-based nonprofits are supposed to (religious-based nonprofits, by the way, have mounted challenges to signing a piece of paper indicating that they object to birth control, because that objection would indirectly sanction their whoreployees’ birth control by admitting that they weren’t getting it through work. So we’ve got that legal clusterfuck to look forward to, now).

The five men of the Supreme Court made pains to specify that this only applies to bosses who specifically object to women who want to use a portion of their compensation to obtain a pharmaceutical that will help them not get pregnant. But the actual women of the Supreme Court — each of whom joined in dissenting from the majority Five Man Opinion — see things differently.

In a dissent I’m bound by SCOTUS commentary tradition to call “blistering,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that the decision “of startling breadth” that could unleash “havoc” on American society (in fact, Mother Jones surmises that 90% of all American businesses fit the criteria to be classified as “closely-held corporations,” so, gird your loins, ladies. Literally). She wrote that for-profit companies, unlike nonprofits, don’t exist to further an agenda beyond money making and therefore cannot be said to have religious beliefs, and points out that one of the forms of birth control objected to by the fact-ignoring folks at Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby is the IUD, which, if purchased and installed without the help of insurance, would cost about as much as a woman earning minimum wage would make in a month. “The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield,” she wrote.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby (and its all-female legal team) today, I suspect, because there simply aren’t enough women in positions of power to counter the latest attack on contraception from the right. There aren’t enough people in government — or on the Court — who know personally what it feels like to be a low-income woman who does not want to become pregnant.

None of the five men behind the majority ruling have have ever suffered from endometriosis, painful periods, dangerous pregnancies, or simply risked becoming pregnant at a time that they weren’t mentally, fiscally, or physically prepared for a pregnancy. They bought Hobby Lobby’s “RELIGIOUS LIBERTY!” argument despite the fact that Hobby Lobby doesn’t personally object to covering vasectomies for men; their religion only applies slut panic to women. The Court won’t classify Hobby Lobby’s woman-only scientifically illiterate objections to contraception as “discrimination” against women. But it would be discrimination if Hobby Lobby’s religious objections applied to black people or gay people. Are you following? Me neither.

Who would have guessed five schlubby law nerds would be capable of such a stunning display of mental gymnastics?

For years, it seems that the men who run things in this country have been dancing around the implication that women aren’t people, at least when put up against other, more important things like men, corporations, zygotes, and male feelings. But now, finally, in the year 2014, two generations removed from the first Supreme Court case that established that states can’t make it illegal to purchase contraception, five dudes on the highest court in the land have put this in writing. It’s not that women don’t matter, it’s that they matter measurably less than a corporation’s “conscience.”

But everything isn’t bleak doom and gloom. Not yet, at least. Women are lucky that they have Justices Beyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Bader Ginsburg in their corner (NEVER DIE, RUTH BADER GINSBURG!). Some pundits are speculating that this legal clusterfuck serves to further justify permanently decoupling health care coverage with employment at some point down the road. Others are hopeful that this case, the judicial abortion that I sincerely believe that it is, will galvanize women (and men) who don’t like their bosses all up in their shit to actually vote this November.

Your boss can’t stop you from doing that.

Source: Erin Gloria Ryan for Jezebel

— 3 weeks ago with 17 notes

notxenathewarriorprincess:

getradified:

blastpete:

I will never not reblog this

I’m still convinced Dankey Kang has to be a type of weed.

ZORLDO

(Source: cunningfoxes, via pmon3y69)

— 3 weeks ago with 281782 notes