REBLOG IF YOU ARE
- a butch
- a femme/lipstick lesbian
- a bear
- a boi
- gender queer
- no gender
- third gender
- transgender pre or post
- an lgbt ally
- queer or questioning
- a robot
AND FEEL THAT ANYONE CAN LOVE ANYONE
"Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!"
So much anger over this. :( There have been some quite good female protagonists out there, but the fact that it’s still so few is really saddening. We need more awesome ladies in our media!
Yeah fuck that person who thinks this isn’t intimidating for patients.
I do clinic escorting at a local clinic every weekend. We have a fence and the antis aren’t allowed on our property, luckily, but let me just tell you about my experience just today.
- I had a woman ask me for my name multiple times. She knew I worked for the clinic because I wear an apron that says “clinic escort” on it. She kept telling me I didn’t “have” to work for an abortion clinic. This is part of a concerted effort on the part of anti-choicers to harass clinic workers into quitting their jobs. It’s actually called "And then there were none" and it’s pretty fucking disgusting.
- When I walked up to a patient as she was getting out of her car (this is policy, we have to ask if the person has an appointment because the antis try to park on our property all the time), she got really scared at first because she thought I was one of the antis. She told me how relieved she was once she read my apron. This woman had an existing child that she mentioned to me as the antis were screaming over the fence about her “killing her baby”.
- Another woman told me how she was worried I might be “with them” when I walked up, just because the knowledge of how anti-choicers harass people going into the clinic is so commonplace. She was also relieved to have me there. One of the anti-choicers yelled at her about killing her baby from over the fence. She burst into tears.
- These people also yell at and harass the men that come into the clinics with either their partners or their family members. One woman kept yelling out to the men coming in to “protect [his] legacy”.
This was all in one day. One day. I’ve had other experiences on other days when I’ve escorted that are just as bad or worse.
It’s not like these people stand there silently. They are actively yelling at folks and when they can, pursuing them. If an anti-choicer at my place of work can’t get to someone through the part of the fence that overlooks the parking lot, they will push their pamphlets through the parts of the fence that face the doors of the clinic. They are aggressive and totally insensitive to the feelings of any of the patients coming into the clinic.
I haven’t worked at this clinic long, but I have seen the emotional effects that these people have on patients coming into the clinic. So like yeah, in one picture it doesn’t appear that they’re harassing anyone, yelling, or threatening people. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. And either way, who wants people staring at them when they’re going in for a medical procedure? Or when you come out of one, and you’re still so groggy from anesthesia that you need one of the clinic nurses (or even myself or someone else in my kind of position!) to hold you up and put you in the car?
Anyone who thinks the people standing outside of clinics are not doing it with the intent to harass and bully is wrong, and patients deserve to be protected from this kind of bullshit. My clinic has a big fence and the patients that we serve still feel harassed and bullied. I can’t imagine what it must be like for people going into a clinic without that, like what is pictured.
Thank you for the work you do. Clinic escorts are so brave, and so needed.
The clinic escort who took me in for my annual exam looked like a Hell’s Angel and was easily 6’5.
The anti who harassed me looked like Aunt May.
I would also like to thank everyone who works in Planned Parenthood and tries to help people get the assistance they need, while dealing with all the insane people who try to stop this kind of help from being available. The best of luck to all of you!
this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations
yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!
It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll
I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.
Wavedash why did you do this to me.
The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime. I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.
The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important. It follow a transgendered girl and a transgendered boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:
- trans* objectification
- the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
- what adult life will be like as a trans* person
- experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
- evolving identities
- binary questioning
- being a partner to a tans* person
All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.
Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.
But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)
That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?
Here it is.
Hey folks, just reaffirm what tumblingkori said, DO NOT watch the Anime first, it starts in a weird spot in the manga and will give you the wrong idea about where things are headed. *Read the Manga* It will give you the full story, this story is by the same author who did Aoi Hana also known as Sweet Blue Flowers, another series which is one of my favorites. Oh and if you’re wondering, the Manga for Horou Musuko published as Wandering Son, is easily available in comic shops, there are two places here in Austin, TX that I’ve seen them in thus far, and that’s without really searching. If you can, read this, it is a great story.
So I heard it’s femslash February from feranelia and then precious cuties had to be drawn ;u;
Oh my goooooooosh :D
I am pretty sure that these PRECIOUS ADORABLE LESBIANS have now made me dead from cute :D
OMG, Terra and Celes slash!!! I love the idea of these two together! It could totally make sense, given their pasts.
Went to a pet store today and saw this GIANT rabbit
So you decided to throw money at it like a stripper
EEEEEE!! A Flemish Giant!!
I MUST CUDDLE THIS BUN
And pet its precious little bun self and let it know that it is loved <3
I had a Flemish Giant when I was younger, they are really sweet buns, it was also amusing to watch him chase the dogs around the yard, though he never got serious about it, but the dogs didn’t know how to handle it. The giants are such great bunnies. :)
an important video was just submitted to me
OH MY GOD
WHEN HE STARTS TO REALIZE HE’S BATHING
HE STARTS SO SLOW AND SUDDENLY
AND HE KEEPS LOOKING AROUND LIKE
'AM I DOING IT RIGHT'
Owl’s face when the hair drier comes on!
OH MY GOD, this is so cute!!!! *dead*
Wanna see how many potential friends are out there :)
Was I tagged in this simply because you know I’m a B5 fan?
< Babylon 5 fangirl right here :D
B5 will forever be one of my favorite Sci-Fi shows.
PACIFIC RIM JAEGER NAME GENERATOR
Enter your initials and see what you get!!!
Tremble in the presense of
The most uncool jaeger name ever.
Nuclear parade. The most explosive of parades.
yeah, well mine is Grand Grand…
GREAT, I’M THE FUCKING MOON MOON OF JAEGERS
Fear the Wolf Orange! For I am full of Vitamin C and teeth!