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Aug 31

Not all women are the owners of a uterus, and not all owners of a uterus are women. A transgender man—that is, a man who was assigned female at birth—may very well have a uterus, may become pregnant, and may very well need the same access to reproductive health options as your average cisgender woman. The same can be said for non-binary individuals who were assigned female at birth. As people who don’t identify as a woman or a man (though they may identify themselves as both, neither, or a combination of the two), some may feel that this language erases their identity or leaves them out. Yes, these people may have a uterus—but it’s not a “lady part.”

While there’s little doubt that women make up the largest segment of uterus-owning individuals, this name further ostracizes oft-overlooked members of society like trans men and non-binary individuals who were assigned female at birth. To exclude them in this, an organization aimed at educating the public on the issue of reproductive health, would seem to negate the organization’s stated goals by erasing identities and perpetuating the already stressful and exclusionary culture these individuals are forced to inhabit.

The Trouble With “Lady Parts” | Parker Marie Molloy for Slate 

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yesysabella:

"It just shows you how important it is to represent everyone in our profession." (x)

MEDIA REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT

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“I rather resent it when people say Uhura didn’t do anything but say, ‘Hailing frequencies open.’ That’s not true. It demeans my status. Uhura represented womanhood and the breakthrough of cross-racial representation. She represented dignity and intelligence, and no one can take that away from her, or me.” Nichelle Nichols in Starlog, February 1992.

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marcoxmarco:

minus18:

For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.




The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.



That’s why we’ve launched a new campaign called Gender is Not Uniform.

<3

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lanepatriquin:

embroidery april 2014

lanepatriquin:

embroidery april 2014

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cute-pubes:

transphobia is not feminism

cute-pubes:

transphobia is not feminism

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“If no woman in your life has ever talked to you about how she lives her life with an undercurrent of fear of men, consider the possibility that it may be because she sees you as one of those men she cannot really trust.” Chris Clarke, How Not To Be An Asshole: A Guide For Men (2011 version)

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Mar 25
“I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.” Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback, feminist, educator  

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kanayapapayas:

Here’s the gender section of the posters my GSA will be putting up around the school!

These posters are by no means exhaustive and I only put the bare basics of each gender on the poster. If there’s a glaring error in a definition or something please tell me so I can fix it before we put these up in real life!

[sexualities]

(via thenewwomensmovement)


arabellesicardi:


'Asexual Revolution' photographed by Steven Meisel for W September 2004

This was one of the most important editorials of my life and I recognize this only in hindsight.

arabellesicardi:

'Asexual Revolution' photographed by Steven Meisel for W September 2004

This was one of the most important editorials of my life and I recognize this only in hindsight.

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