OdysseyoftheMind

Those moments when she’s holding me and we are so close and it’s so quiet, and all I can hear is her heartbeat and her slow breaths as she falls asleep. I start to imagine a time when I can no longer have those moments, not to take away from it, but to remind myself that no matter how many of these moments we’ve had and will have, they are each special and I truly cherish them all.

I am so incredibly in love


thepeoplesrecord:

Cash raised for killer Mo. cop now surpasses Michael Brown donationsAugust 24, 2014
Online fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown’s family as the officer’s supporters gathered at an afternoon rally Saturday.
Supporters of Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., came toBarney’s Sports Pub in south St. Louis.
"Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families," said one speaker, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. "We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard."
She refused to give the media her name, saying “You want my name? I am Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.
The media has shown a strong bias against Wilson supporters, the speaker said, drawing loud applause from the crowd.
"We share the united belief that officer Wilson’s actions on Aug. 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support," the woman said.
A crowd-funding page created for Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers stopped accepting donations Friday after surpassing their goal of $100,000 in four days. The group then opened a new fundraising page, which already has more than $104,000.
This amount surpasses the more than $214,000 raised in support of the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. According to the page, which was set up by Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump, “the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.”
The Support Darren Wilson group, which has more than 58,000 likes on Facebook, encouraged supporters who could not attend the rally to “blow up some Twitter accounts” with photos of supporters and the hashtag #‎iamdarrenwilson.
Source
Disheartening (though unsurprising) and thoroughly disgusting! 
thepeoplesrecord:

Cash raised for killer Mo. cop now surpasses Michael Brown donationsAugust 24, 2014
Online fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown’s family as the officer’s supporters gathered at an afternoon rally Saturday.
Supporters of Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., came toBarney’s Sports Pub in south St. Louis.
"Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families," said one speaker, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. "We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard."
She refused to give the media her name, saying “You want my name? I am Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.
The media has shown a strong bias against Wilson supporters, the speaker said, drawing loud applause from the crowd.
"We share the united belief that officer Wilson’s actions on Aug. 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support," the woman said.
A crowd-funding page created for Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers stopped accepting donations Friday after surpassing their goal of $100,000 in four days. The group then opened a new fundraising page, which already has more than $104,000.
This amount surpasses the more than $214,000 raised in support of the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. According to the page, which was set up by Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump, “the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.”
The Support Darren Wilson group, which has more than 58,000 likes on Facebook, encouraged supporters who could not attend the rally to “blow up some Twitter accounts” with photos of supporters and the hashtag #‎iamdarrenwilson.
Source
Disheartening (though unsurprising) and thoroughly disgusting! 

thepeoplesrecord:

Cash raised for killer Mo. cop now surpasses Michael Brown donations
August 24, 2014

Online fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown’s family as the officer’s supporters gathered at an afternoon rally Saturday.

Supporters of Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., came toBarney’s Sports Pub in south St. Louis.

"Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families," said one speaker, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. "We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard."

She refused to give the media her name, saying “You want my name? I am Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.

The media has shown a strong bias against Wilson supporters, the speaker said, drawing loud applause from the crowd.

"We share the united belief that officer Wilson’s actions on Aug. 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support," the woman said.

A crowd-funding page created for Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers stopped accepting donations Friday after surpassing their goal of $100,000 in four days. The group then opened a new fundraising page, which already has more than $104,000.

This amount surpasses the more than $214,000 raised in support of the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. According to the page, which was set up by Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump, “the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.”

The Support Darren Wilson group, which has more than 58,000 likes on Facebook, encouraged supporters who could not attend the rally to “blow up some Twitter accounts” with photos of supporters and the hashtag #‎iamdarrenwilson.

Source

Disheartening (though unsurprising) and thoroughly disgusting! 


titytwochainz:

white people cry reverse racism about comic book characters being colored black but they finna make an entire movie about egyptians starring all white people. 

i’m petitioning for a george washington biopic starring samuel l jackson.


what is truscum??? this is a new word for me from Anonymous

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blackrosesarebeautiful:

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cuntnuggets5ever:

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logical-deduction:

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logical-deduction:

Truscum people believe that to be transgender, or trans at all, one must have gender dysphoria. They can also believe that transsexuality is a medical condition (not that trans people are fucked up in the head; but that in order to be trans there must be some sort of medical intervention i.e HRT or surgeries) but they don’t have to believe that necessarily. 

My problem with them is they try to define dysphoria for people. Like, some dysphoria is “real”. 

They also act like non-binary people can’t exist. Like non-binary are some made up feminist movement of teenage afab people who want attention. 

Now some truscum say that non-binary people do exist, but they aren’t trans. They are only trans if they experience gender dysphoria. 

Personally, I don’t agree with them at any level. Like gender is made up anyway. It’s literally a made up thing. The gender binary is a dangerous social controlling mechanism. Why can’t people be trans in response to that? Why can’t people say “I want to define my gender for myself and not how other people have defined it for me, regardless how I feel about my own body.” Basically, truscum people think that these people are not “trans” they are just people who want to be a different gender (uhhh…the definition of trans???) but they don’t have dysphoria so they are just political activists (even if they aren’t) and not real trans people.

-_- 

I do think that it’s a valid opinion, though. People are allowed to have their own opinions about what trans means. But I see truscum literally erase people’s identities on a day to day basis because they think they aren’t “real” and are hurting “actual” trans people. It disgusts me and I don’t like them.

Gender’s purpose is to convey what genitals or lack thereof one wants. To have gender be defined by anything else is to have gender be defined by people’s internally contrived and supported gender roles dictating how one within a gender should look or behave. The enforcement of gender roles is wrong, and something we all should be collectively working against.

In believing that dysphoria is the one defining trait of being transgender, truscum effectively disconnect the role of gender roles in discerning one’s gender and work against harmful constructs such as gender roles.

Being transgender is transcending the gender label one has been assigned at birth, which has been given to the individual based solely on the genitals they have been birthed with. In order to go against the gender one has been assigned at birth, they must have the dysphoria to recognize that the genitals they have been birthed with are not the ones they want. To want to be outside of the gender you have been assigned at birth, you must be against the one thing that has constituted the gender you have been assigned at birth: the genitals you have been birthed with.

The one defining trait of being transgender is genital dysphoria, not HRT or any sort of transition.

I’m a non-binary truscum. Truscum erasure of my non-binary status has never occurred to me. Non-binary truscum exist.

Um no gender has nothing to do with genitals except what our society has said it has to do with genitals. You don’t have to feel disconnected with your genitals to be trans. Women can have penises and love their penises and still be women. Men can have vaginas and love their vaginas and still be men. Intersex people can identify as any gender and have any genitalia. Same with nb people.

Identifying as a gender without wanting the genitals that gender wants is to make gender about what one believes people of that gender should look or behave like. In essence: gender roles.

The gender one is assigned at birth is based solely on the genitals one has been birthed with. If one rejects this gender to become “transgender”, they reject the one thing that the gender has been assigned to them for: their genitals they’ve been birthed with.

Without the dysphoria to know that the genitals they have been birthed with are not genitals or lack thereof one wants, how do they go against the only thing that caused them to be assigned the gender they’ve been assigned at birth?

If they don’t have the dysphoria to disagree with the one thing that dictates their gender given to them at birth, they don’t have any need to assume the trans label and show that they want genitals other than the ones they’ve been birthed with.

No. That is so fucking transphobic. So many trans people feel disconnected with their gender and it has nothing to do with gender roles or their genitals. It has to do with their IDENTITY. Read a little queer theory.

Fuck your queer theory. Gender identity is solely comprised of wanting the genitals one wants. Those people are cis.

I’m gonna have to agree with
logical-deduction
, because that is how I feel and it makes sense to me? I’m not really sure what gender I identify with fully, but it’s not either of the binary genders, which I assume makes me nonbinary. I was birthed with female genitals, and you know, I love my body. Sometimes I wish it looked different, but that’s not about what genitals I have. But I don’t identify as female. Not in any sense of the word. I don’t know what I am, but I don’t feel like a woman. I don’t want to be a woman. I’m unidentifiable to myself currently, but at least I know what I am not. So the point being argued is probably different than what I understood, because I’m not even really sure what you are arguing about, but people are people. Why do the labels matter, aside from medical needs? But that’s just how I feel about all this business.

You don’t feel female. A term literally only defined by wanting to have a female reproductive system.

You are a cisgender female. And that is okay.

Taking issue with your your body looks solely for aesthetic reasons is you dealing with dysmorphia.

"Feeling" like a woman shouldn’t feel like anything other than wanting a female reproductive system. Thinking otherwise is sexist and is probably an effect of the oppressive views of the patriarchy concerning women, in essence, internalized misogyny.

Once again, if you are fine with the genitals you have been birthed with, you are cisgender. This does not mean you have to adhere to any gender roles, make your body look any way, or behave in any way you are expected to because of your gender.

No no no no no no no. That’s wrong, friend. Because I do not identify as female. I phrased that wrong, and I apologize. It’s not that I want my genitals. It’s just that I am fine with having them. Much like I would be fine with having male genitals. Because I know that genitals, aside from medical purposes, aren’t important to me. I could have no genitals and be fine with that. But the genitals I have are fine with me. I don’t mind them. It’s not that I want them, but I love them because they are apart of my body. Which I love. If I had male genitals I would love them too, because they would be apart of my body. What I meant was, I love my genitals not for what they are, but because they are mine.
I have female body parts, but I am not a female.

???

If you aren’t a cis female for being perfectly fine with the genitals you’ve been birthed with, the sole reason you were labeled with the “female” gender at birth, ??

It sounds like you’re going through a confusing stage in life in recognizing which genitals or lack thereof you want. Maybe you’re gender-questioning, which is fine.

You have to understand that genital dysphoria isn’t the hatred of your genitals or your body, but being uncomfortable enough with your body to recognize those aren’t the genitals you want.

Maybe I am not understanding, because I don’t understand things well, at least not these topics, and in that case I am going to bow out because I don’t really know what to say anyway

I can respect that.

I’m sorry but the truscum comments are really upsetting me. You’re completely ignoring the fact that the way we perceive genitals in our society is socially constructed. There are not just two types of genitals. Genitals come in many shapes, sizes, & varieties. Yes, there’s penises/testes & vaginas/ovaries/clitorises. But there are also other variations (that some intersex people have) such as: aphallia, clitoromegaly, chordee, diphallia, hypospadias, etc. Besides these types of genitals, “male” and “female” genitals vary drastically from person to person as well. For example, someone designated female at birth may have a very large clit, and another may have a clit that isn’t outwardly visible. You’re ignoring the variation in genitals, and rather placing them into a binary just like our society has done with gender.

You’re then using this constructed “genital binary” to erase trans people’s identities. [Just to clarify, trans is scholastically used as an umbrella term that includes people who do not conform to their designated gender. This includes non-binary, genderqueer, & transsexual people (the only trans people you’re allowing)]

I believe the only person who can tell someone how they identify is themselves. You say truscum speak out against “non (your definition of “real”) dysphoric people appropraiting the trans identity. But I think the constant gender policing that I see with truscum is much more harmful. How about you identify how you identify & let other people identify how they identify? Shaming people based on their identity & acting like you know it better than they do is dangerous.

… You’re telling me that a birthed clitoris should be considered less of a clitoris or more of a clitoris by allowing it to be ranked on a spectrum simply because of its size. “I’m _____gender because my clitoris is smaller than yours”. ??? Do you see the problem here? Should we designate a gender for people whose ovaries have been removed or functioning properly? Declare them less of a woman than the one they have been designated at birth if they have embraced their female identity? Make an, “Oh, you can only be of this gender if you want a clitoris this big!” gender?

Of course not. The gender one has been assigned at birth depends solely on the genitals they have been birthed with. In order to be transgender, the person must disagree with the sole reason they have received that gender in the first place. What is this sole reason? The genitals they have been birthed with. What is the cause for this disagreement? Genital dysphoria.

If one bases their “gender identity” on anything other than the genitals or lack thereof one wants, they then base it on what one thinks a people within a gender should look and/or dress like. Basically, enforce gender roles.

No. I don’t think any of the things you’re assuming I do. I don’t think there should be different genders based on genital size…I’m not sure where you got that from? My only point was that you’re suggesting there are only two types of genitals (a genital binary) which is just as socially constructed as gender stereotypes. Thereore according to your logic, genital dysphoria (based on socially constructed ideas of genitals) is not any more substantial than gender dysphoria (based on socially constructed ideas of gender). I used examples of other types of genitals to give evidence for my argument that genitals do not naturally occur in a binary. I do completely understand your argument. I just don’t find it logical & I think it’s extremely problematic to police anyone’s gender identity and presentation. I feel that you, & other transmedicalists are focusing on policing who get the “trans” label, rather than discussing what makes it so difficult for trans people to even exist in our society: heteronormativity, patriarchy, & capitalism. Targeting your efforts towards oppressed groups (gender non conforming folks), does nothing to help other oppressed groups. One must target the true oppressors (cisgender, white, heterosexual males) to gain liberation.