The Opposite of Stupid

Aug 31

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the-real-seebs:

labhag:

the-real-seebs:

labhag:

labhag:

the-real-seebs:

labhag:

lolattransphobia:

dykeamethyst:

trans men: i hate it when ppl misgender me
trans women: trans men r men
trans men: no

tumblr: *denies the experiences of trans men*
trans men: stop that
tumblr: FUCK YOU YOU’RE MISGENDERING YOURSELF

transmisandry, huh. I thought you dudes and man-allies had moved past that.

Since when am I “dudes” or “man-allies”? I wish people would tell me about these things.

Anyway, while I think transmisandry is probably a thing (and yes, I know your ivory tower academia predicts that bigotry towards men can’t possibly matter, but it turns out that trans guys do not enjoy the general immunity to hostility that cis guys usually do), this is a different thing. Transmisandry would be hostility to trans guys in ways that are basically how someone would be hostile to males. Isomisogyny is hostility to trans guys which is specifically characterized by being identical to the way someone would mistreat women.

So, for instance, if you’ve got some douchebag MRA fighting with a bunch of feminists, and you watch how they treat cis males, and how they treat cis females, you’ll notice there’s huge differences in their treatment of those people. And if you watch how they treat trans guys, they treat trans guys the way they treat cis females, not the way they treat cis males.

So they are doing something which is very different from “transmisandry”. And while I’m super excited to hear about your oh-so-unique abstract academic worldview which predicts that transmisandry can’t possibly be a thing, the fact is, what you are doing here is precisely the same pattern of behavior I typically see in MRAs, only with a different painfully oversimplified academic worldview which doesn’t match reality. And I don’t actually care about abstract worldviews as much as I care about how people treat other people.

So all you’re offering is derision, and you’ve got no arguments, and after the last five people with exactly the same ideas came through and made exactly the same total lack of arguments, I’m just not really impressed anymore. I’m hoping you’ll at least do better than the last one, whose triumphant tactic was to reveal to everyone that I was a trans dude, and therefore not worth listening to. In exactly the way that people who habitually dismiss people born with vaginas usually do that. (It was a sort of fascinating experiment in theoretical ethics, because it’s generally regarded as rude to speculate publically about other people’s assigned sex at birth, but if you get it wrong, it’s not clear how much of an ethical problem it is, and how much it’s just a spectacular own goal.)

I dunno what it is with tumblr producing these weird academic feminists who, through careful application of buzzwards, are able to end up perfectly aligned with MRAs and TERFs on an issue, but it’s certainly surreal.

i am beyond uninterested in “debating” you, dude. you aren’t entitled to my time. you may continue howling about trans women being misogynists towards men and then victoriously fist-pumping when we decline to engage though.

Yeah, see, I already knew you were uninterested in debating. Also incapable. And I already knew you would lie about what I’d said, again, because lying about what people say and misgendering them is your shtick.

And no, I’m not complaining about “trans women”. I’m complaining about a tiny, tiny, subset of trans women, and a fairly large subset of MRAs, because you guys have absolute solidarity on this one in your opinions, in your tactics, and your behavior, and the hilarious thing is that both groups find it highly offensive to be compared to the other, but neither will actually stop doing the bullshit thing. It’s sort of beautiful.

Meanwhile, “trans women” as a general category continue to not be horrible assholes to other trans people, because most of them actually have some kind of capacity for self-reflection.

Wow. Note how this person tried to play the unrelated “not entitled to my time” card despite entering into the discussion completely of their own volition, and then followed that up with a dismissive and inaccurate bit of tone policing (“howling”) followed by a mischaracterization of Seebs’ argument.

“If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.” —

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

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america-wakiewakie:

Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One
Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.


The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

america-wakiewakie:

Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One

Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.

In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.

One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.

Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?

B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.

The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.

That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:

“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.

(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

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Aug 30

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saxifraga-x-urbium:

malformalady:

A son went into a rarely-used bedroom in his mother’s home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in a bed. An estimated 5,000 wasps had created a nest by chewing through bedding, including a blanket and pillow. Pest-control expert John Birkett was called to tackle with the mound of wasps inside the mattress at the five-bedroom home in Winchester, Hampshire.

saxifraga-x-urbium:

malformalady:

A son went into a rarely-used bedroom in his mother’s home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in a bed. An estimated 5,000 wasps had created a nest by chewing through bedding, including a blanket and pillow. Pest-control expert John Birkett was called to tackle with the mound of wasps inside the mattress at the five-bedroom home in Winchester, Hampshire.

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Aug 29

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Aug 28

placitas:

“An Australian model has taken a stand after a swimwear label used pictures of her without permission and Photoshopped her to appear considerably slimmer than she is in real life.
"They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me into the cultural ideal of beauty,” continued Kausman. “Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body!”
The irony of Kausman’s experience is that her father is physician Rick Kausman, one of Australia’s most outspoken advocates against dieting and body-shaming culture. Rick Kausman rallied behind his daughter, writing on his Facebook page that “taking someone’s photograph and altering without permission, then publishing it,” is a serious issue.
Moreover, wrote the outraged father, the situation calls attention to “the broader and the hugely problematic issue of Photoshopping images and the incredible harm this does to so many people, particularly young girls and boys, but so many others irrespective of their age, with respect to their body image and feelings of self-worth.”
(via Model Blasts the Company That Slimmed Her Body With Photoshop | TakePart)


It’s not just how they make her thinner… look how the edits shrink her ribcage, lengthen her legs, erase the natural bend of her abdomen, remove muscles from her shoulders…

placitas:

An Australian model has taken a stand after a swimwear label used pictures of her without permission and Photoshopped her to appear considerably slimmer than she is in real life.

"They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me into the cultural ideal of beauty,” continued Kausman. “Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body!”

The irony of Kausman’s experience is that her father is physician Rick Kausman, one of Australia’s most outspoken advocates against dieting and body-shaming culture. Rick Kausman rallied behind his daughter, writing on his Facebook page that “taking someone’s photograph and altering without permission, then publishing it,” is a serious issue.

Moreover, wrote the outraged father, the situation calls attention to “the broader and the hugely problematic issue of Photoshopping images and the incredible harm this does to so many people, particularly young girls and boys, but so many others irrespective of their age, with respect to their body image and feelings of self-worth.”

(via Model Blasts the Company That Slimmed Her Body With Photoshop | TakePart)

It’s not just how they make her thinner… look how the edits shrink her ribcage, lengthen her legs, erase the natural bend of her abdomen, remove muscles from her shoulders…

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Aug 27

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manicbotanic:

I, for one, welcome our future Indian-Chinese lesbian cyborg president.

manicbotanic:

I, for one, welcome our future Indian-Chinese lesbian cyborg president.

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