Finding myself in this jungle we call life

25th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Swashbuckling Adventures of a Princess Werewol with 380,087 notes

emmawatsonsdaily:

One of the reasons why Emma Watson is one of the best female role-models of our time. She’s so underrated.

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23rd August 2014

Question reblogged from LGBT Laughs with 3,461 notes

Anonymous said: You're post regarding the existence of biological sex... perturbed me, to say the least, given the fact that you only cited intersex people as proof of this. I did some quick research on the subject and I learned that those fitting under the label intersex (not xx or xy, klinefelters, ambiguous genitalia, etc) and I found that such individuals make up around 1%-2% of the human population. As a result I must ask, and please understand this is an honest question, have you ever heard of an outliar?

ailuronymy:

Hello there.

Yes, I have heard of an outlier. I was fortunate enough to receive a high school education in mathematics, which got me fairly well-acquainted with the concept of outliers, multiplication, basic fractions, and Pythagoras’ bloody Theorem, among other things.

Now, please allow me to ask you a question:

Do you realise what you have just said?

It’s not a trick question, by the way. I am legitimately, apprehensively curious as to whether or not you realise exactly what it is you are suggesting to me. 

Did you know there are approximately seven billion people alive in this world right now? Approximately 7,255,000,000, and counting, in fact. 

And since you’re interested in maths, do you know what 1% of that number is?

It’s 72,550,000.

But that was an easy one. Do you know what 2% of that number is?

Of course you do. It’s 145,100,000. 

And do you realise what you have just said?

Would you like to know some other interesting statistics? I’m sure you would have answered yes, because you are a curious mind. Let’s talk about countries.

Did you know that Japan, Vietnam, Seychelles, Greenland, Germany, Australia, Palestine, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Afghanistan, South Korea, and France each have populations under 145,100,000 as of the most recent records.

Entire countries with fewer than 145,100,000 inhabitants. 

Did you know that, in fact, only nine countries have over 145,100,000 inhabitants? In order, those countries are China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Russia. 

And so I will ask one more time, for emphasis: 

Do you realise what you have just said to me? 

I’m sure you know - being so well-versed in mathematics as you are - what happens to outliers. If nothing else, our dear friend Spiders Georg should have shown you what usually happens to outliers.

They do not get counted. They get ignored. They get deleted. 

What you have just said to me is this:

Approximately 145,100,000 people do not count to you. You do not respect them. You do not acknowledge them. You do not care about them. You see them as numbers. You see them as things, not people. You see them as less than yourself. 

I find that suggestion disturbing and repulsive in ways I can scarcely put into words, and frankly, I feel that same repulsion about you by association. What you have said to me is nothing short of disgusting and inhuman. I am so disappointed in you. 

However, you are quite right about me only citing a specifically intersex-oriented website. To be honest, that was because it was an easily accessible, informative read for people on the topic of physiological variation, to prove my point on there variation in the first place, and my thinking was that if people were curious and wanted to learn more about the fantastic spectrum of human existence, they were clever enough to, say, research it for themselves. To use the Google, as the kids these days call it. Perhaps that was a mistake on my part. Perhaps I shouldn’t have assumed that level of independent learning ability.

Seeing that you mentioned it, I assume you have looked into Klinefelter syndrome and ‘ambiguous genitalia’, and I therefore have absolutely no idea why you’re “perturbed” about this. 

The purpose of that post I made was to show that sexual morphology is not as simple as ‘male’ or ‘female’, and neither is it as simple as ‘penis’ or ‘vagina’. Gender is a spectrum, and so is sexual morphology. 

This may or may not come as a surprise to you, depending on whether or not you’ve actually seen other people’s junk, but almost no-one has the same junk as someone else. There is no factory where the Perfect Standard Junk gets made; there is no perfect standard junk. Even for people who are not considered ‘ambiguous’ or intersex, there is a lot of physical variation in every way you can think of, pretty much. 

And it’s all okay. That’s the point of this. 

People should never be shamed for their bodies. They should not be excluded or discriminated against or harmed or in any way made to feel lesser because their body is a bit different from yours. Like, for goodness’ sake. You shouldn’t need for someone to tell you that. 

And yet, here you are, telling me that 145,100,000 people are outliers.

Well, you know what? As far as I’m concerned, that’s 145,100,000 reasons to care about this. 

So it’s time to change your tune or go far, far, far away, you unbelievable wally. It’s your choice now.

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22nd August 2014

Link reblogged from 別名のBlog with 99 notes

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compersion-kitty-says:

bloodcountessabendroth:

I know they mean well, but I can’t help but get frustrated when cis women try to tell trans women that all girls feel insecure with their appearance sometimes and to not be so hard on themselves. It’s one thing to look in the mirror and…

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22nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from Cute Overload with 684 notes

cute-overload:

My boyfriend Cliff works from home, but our kitten Simon insists on being held multiple times throughout the day. This was impacting Cliff’s ability to get work done so we had to fashion a kitten sling so that Simon could get his snuggles in and Cliff coulhttp://cute-overload.tumblr.com

cute-overload:

My boyfriend Cliff works from home, but our kitten Simon insists on being held multiple times throughout the day. This was impacting Cliff’s ability to get work done so we had to fashion a kitten sling so that Simon could get his snuggles in and Cliff coul
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22nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Swashbuckling Adventures of a Princess Werewol with 72,489 notes

sarawildish:

glampora:

leanonstephen:

cat-pictures-blog:

The face your kitten makes after you rescue him from an alley downtown.

#I HAVE WAy MORE FEELINGS ABOUT THIS CAT THAN I DO THE TITANIC OR THE NOTEBOOK OR THAT BULLSHIT

I’m gonna cry now
cuz his face
it’s like ‘thank you i was so scared’
i just
; ^ ;

he has CAT TEARS.

sarawildish:

glampora:

leanonstephen:

cat-pictures-blog:

The face your kitten makes after you rescue him from an alley downtown.

#I HAVE WAy MORE FEELINGS ABOUT THIS CAT THAN I DO THE TITANIC OR THE NOTEBOOK OR THAT BULLSHIT

I’m gonna cry now

cuz his face

it’s like ‘thank you i was so scared’

i just

; ^ ;

he has CAT TEARS.

21st August 2014

Quote reblogged from Internal Acceptance Movement with 2,951 notes

Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

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21st August 2014

Post reblogged from MtF Confessions. with 48 notes

7252) For the longest time I looked forward to being “full time”. Then it happened and guess what? It sucks. Being a woman is hard, being a trans woman is even harder. I’m weak. It’s too much for me and I just want to give up on life.

20th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Madame Kitten with 103,846 notes

lierdumoa:

iwatchforsasha:

Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

That second to last panel is chilling.

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18th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Cute Overload with 471 notes

cute-overload:

He looks like a teddy bearhttp://cute-overload.tumblr.com

cute-overload:

He looks like a teddy bear
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17th August 2014

Post reblogged from Shit Queer People Say with 65,778 notes

pianorocknroll:

you know how every girl in the world has a secret code with her girlfriends for when they need a tampon well when I was younger the code was ‘japan is attacking, do you have supplies’ I feel like I shouldn’t have to explain the joke but just to be safe

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