L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London
Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070
‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale current
medical standards employed to determine nature of
genital plastic surgery for children born with
mixed sex anatomy)
In copyright ?
Collection: Wellcome Images
please reblog the fuck out of this
What in the actual fuck.
WHAT THE FUCK
… what the— is this legit!?
Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.
If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.
It physically hurt my stomach to see this.
Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A
can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram
Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on:
Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.
AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!
What the ever living fuck.
This post is eveeeeeeeerything
You know how sometimes puppies
will twitch in their sleep cause
they’re having of a particularly vivid dream about an excellent bunny chase?
Littles twitch in their sleep too.
Anonymous said: Why do so many of us start self harming or go back to self harming after the assault even if we were doing do well beforehand? It's frustrating how much I wanna hurt myself for no reason .
Because it’s trauma.
and as much as others will try to tell you other wise- self harm is a coping mechanism. it just isn’t a good one. significantly better than suicide- but still on the grand scale of things…
Some people self harm because they feel dirty and they don’t deserve better.
Some do it because they’re trying to get control.
Some do it because ’ If I can do this to myself- what the fuck can you do to me’ which- in and of itself, is a kind of control to.
some do it because it is the last option they have before suicide.
Some do it to focus.
Some do it to feel.
Some do it because they can and nothing matters.
But at the end of the day- the answer is ‘because it is trauma’ and when you don’t know how else to cope… you turn to the coping skills that helped you live through the worst. even if they did decrease your quality of life, even if they aren’t good ones.
Anonymous said: Hey. I'm 17. I constantly feel like I'm never gonna be good enough for anyone especially myself. Deeply insecure. Dying to workout and finally be happy with myself. I'm not anorexic but sometimes I want to be it. I'm not overweight either. I'm just not happy with myself. I just don't know. The only thing is now I'm afraid I'll never be happy with myself till I leave this world. I feel that if I have a perfect body , 95% of my problems can be solved.. Thanks for reading. xx
People can have eating disorders and not be “stick thin" as a lot people say. Eating disorders originate from negative thinking about your body. Having a mindset that’s telling you your problems would be solved if you had a "perfect" body and that you want to be anorexic is usually how an ED starts.
First thing first, you gotta work on your love for yourself. When you do that, things that are good for your body happen naturally. When you start caring about your needs instead of what you look like or what you want to look like, you’ll exercise just because it’s good for you, and you’ll eat better just because you know your body needs it.
Of course, self love isn’t easy to come by. It’s a long and hard journey to love yourself, but it can be done!
Every morning look in the mirror and tell yourself “I’m hot and no one is going to tell me otherwise" or "I’m beautiful. I always have been and I always will be”. After repetition of giving yourself compliments and pepping yourself up, you’ll start to believe it without even thinking about it! Wear clothes you’ve always wanted to. Cut your hair super short, or grow it super long. Try new make-up or no make-up. Whatever you’ve always wanted to do. Once you start changing your routine for you (not the voices in your head or what other people say), you’ll be significantly happier and the world will have a little more color. I hope this helps!
Cat quacks when his owner coughs
he’s mocking you
this is why she is the queen of genovia
this is why she is the queen of genovia
earlier today i was thinking about the thousands of girls who post videos on youtube reviewing makeup and talking about their fav products and making tutorials and how no girl has ever once done it just to impress men like literally that whole community exists just for girls because it’s something that so many of us enjoy and yet men still think that we wear makeup for them
I NEED THIS
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