Out of every pun and play on words I’ve seen on this site, this is the one that makes me so unreasonably angry.
"you wear that a lot" yes that is because i, a proud owner of a washing machine,
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!
Today’s Gender of the day is: A cat riding a dog wearing sunglasses
i like how cis people act like it would be the worst thing in the world not to assume people’s genders i mean we don’t assume people’s names what if you just met someone and you were like “hey emily” and they were like “thats not my name its megan” and you were like “oh well how was i supposed to know. you look like an emily to me. i guess i can try to call you megan but its gonna be hard because i just see you as such an emily”
headcanons for faceless/non-human characters b like
It’s not representation if they’re being used as a joke or shock factor
Today’s Gender of the day is: Opera Glasses
"sexuality is a spectrum so everyone’s a little bisexual"
visible light is also a spectrum but i don’t see you calling everything you’ve ever seen “a little green”
[W]e do need more incidental diversity, but it’s often seen as The One True Path to doing diversity right. Review after review praises books for their understated approach to diversity, saying how it’s not an “issue,” the diverse characters “just are,” and how wonderful it is that barely any comment was made about a certain character being queer/Black/a wheelchair user. Sometimes, books only hint at a character’s identity, or indicate it via a throwaway mention or two.
That approach works for some stories. It especially suits fantasy or science fiction settings where authors can build a world from scratch. In real life, though, marginalized people are affected … when [that isn’t] acknowledged in realistic fiction, I notice. When the absence of those elements is praised, I notice especially.
And I wonder — perhaps uncharitably — are diverse characters only OK as long as they’re not too diverse?
“Diverse characters: Corinne Duyvis on the decline of ‘issue’ books” by author Corinne Duyvis (Otherbound) at the Guardian
I get very suspicious when creators go on and fucking on about how a character ‘just happens to be’ female or lgbtq or Poc or whatever.
Usually, it’s meant in good faith but sometimes it’s code for “I put no effort into this character whatsoever.”(via gailsimone)