s t o p being such a pessimist, it’s bad for t e a m moral
tw: finanaces, school, sex work, transphobia, misgendering
So my brother (a trans black man in NYC. Here’s his lovely blog.), went on medical leave from school for a while because of transitioning, depression, and just general health reasons. He was all geared up and ready to come back for this semester when his school informed him that in order to go back he has to pay $2500 by november.
In order to do this he’s turned to sex work. For this he has to stop taking T and pretend to be a girl. He has to wax his moustache which I know is something he was very happy to have and was connected to his gender identity. Also stopping hormones like this is very bad for his health. This is making his depression worse and just basically making his life a living hell.
I desperately want to get my brother out of this situation. Life is hard enough for a trans PoC. I love my brother so much and want him to be happy.
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Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.
That second-last paragraph though.←
RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change
Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow
DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly
I just want to put out there that Princess, an AfroLatina trans woman at Temple University, also talks about how her university downright refused to investigate her rape even though medics and police officers were there after the assault, and let her rapist walk away unquestioned.
Source (x), which much more details.
Please use the momentum of this story to help multiply marginalized women, especially those who are getting absolutely *no* support or attention for the violence they are surviving.
today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
reblog to save a life.
what i am not:
- a girl
- a boy
what i am:
- unholy spawn of darkness and fear
- dreaded by all who encounter me
- kinda hungry
okay so i started working on this last month and then completely forgot about it until like two days ago, oops
people who can consistently take good notes really impress me
hot leaf juice is auto-reblog
the sex positivity movement should never forget asexuals, abstinent & celibate people
being comfortable with not being interested in sex is just as important as being comfortable with having sex