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hmasfatty:

so-so-gender-fly:

Can we all please stop sensationalizing transgender people…specifically, trans women? Phrases like, “used to be a man” are so overly simplistic and reinforce the notion that trans women are lying or being disingenuous. How about, “The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America is a Trans Woman….HOORAY!”

Your desire to sell magazines does not trump the safety and advocacy that trans women so desparately deserve. While this is a wonderful circumstance, it is hardly representative of the lives of most trans women in this country. When we attempt to celebrate a white, upper class, trans woman with unhealthy phrases like this, we will only find ourselves doing damage to the ones down here with the rest of the us. Or the ones we keep below us.   

This is a complicated situation (I have literally just finished reading this article) because that is the way that Martine Rothblatt talks about herself.

“I can’t claim that what I have achieved is equivalent to what a woman has achieved. For the first half of my life, I was male,”

In some circles Martine would be seen as genderqueer rather than trans

She is a person for whom gender matters enough to have undergone radical surgery, but not enough to care whether she’s called he or she.

What she prefers to be called is “Martine.” To her four young grandchildren she is “Grand Martine.” [Her wife] Bina Aspen…calls herself…“Martine-sexual”. [Her children] call her “Dad.”

In 1995, just after her transition, Martine published The Apartheid of Sex, a slim manifesto that insisted on an overhaul of “dimorphic” (her word) gender categories. “There are five billion people in the world and five billion unique sexual identities,” she wrote. “Genitals are as irrelevant to one’s role in society as skin tone. Hence, the legal division of people into males and females is as wrong as the legal division of people into black and white races.” Instead, she suggested, people might better express their gender and sexual identities on a spectrum, perhaps in terms of color: Green might be “an equally aggressive/nurturing person who does not try to appear sexy” (lime green someone a little less aggressive), and purple someone gentle, nourishing, and erotic in equal measure.

I am well aware that the scarcity of trans representation in all forms of media & positions of power means that people look to any prominent trans person/story as representative of ALL trans people, so I can see how this language could hurt people who don’t identify with it. But in this case it is very clearly appropriate for THIS trans person. I don’t want there to be only one way to be trans - even if some of the ways are at odds with each other, even if it makes things more complicated. Suppressing certain trans narratives because they aren’t neat or easy doesn’t help anyone.

I don’t know what Martine Rothblatt’s thoughts are on all the language in this article & certainly there are sentences that I cringed at but she is a fascinating person who I had never heard of before today & who is well worth reading about. She is a transhumanist who started a pharmaceutical company to save the life of her daughter, who built a robot so that her wife would live forever and who started her own religion based on the ideas of God as technology and love as essential. Martine has a very different narrative to other prominent trans people of the moment & I think this headline expresses that.

Bolded for truth.

nudityandnerdery:



Ah, yes. The lycandyke. My favourite fur covered paranormal.

nudityandnerdery:

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Ah, yes. The lycandyke. My favourite fur covered paranormal.

(via lordquinton)

snarkies:


I can’t pass up an opportunity to draw a merm!


carbonbasedfangirl:

fuzzykitty01:

davusignavus:

rudimentree:

davusignavus:

i liked the page for my school’s lgbt* center on facebook and my mom just sent me a message that said

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“now all of china knows you’re queer”

please deliver this reply to your mother:

image“perfect”
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she laughed so hard i think she exploded

It’s back and still beautiful!

oh my god

(via ask-romano-blog)

asylum-art:

A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing
Susanne Ussing, ‘I Drivhuset’ (‘In the Greenhouse’), 1980. Ussing was a Danish artist and architect, with a special interest ceramics. This mixed-media piece brings together the world of sculpture and architecture by placing the former inside the latter. Classical parallels are easily conjured here. Like a latter-day (and feminine) Zeus at Olympia, this ginormous female figure is too large for the confines of the glasshouse, which looks like it might shatter were she to move too freely; like a Crouching Aphrodite of immodest proportions, she looks vulnerable and coquettish all at once. At the same time, her skin of newspapers and skeleton of metal and wood thoroughly modern - not quite distracting from the gracefulness of her pose, but instead under-girding her with firm foundations.


Susanne Ussing (1940-1998, Danish) - I Drivhuset installed at Ordrupgaardsamlingen (In the Glasshouse), Denmark, 1980. It is composed of granite and porous materials.

asylum-art:

A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing

Susanne Ussing, ‘I Drivhuset’ (‘In the Greenhouse’), 1980. Ussing was a Danish artist and architect, with a special interest ceramics. This mixed-media piece brings together the world of sculpture and architecture by placing the former inside the latter. Classical parallels are easily conjured here. Like a latter-day (and feminine) Zeus at Olympia, this ginormous female figure is too large for the confines of the glasshouse, which looks like it might shatter were she to move too freely; like a Crouching Aphrodite of immodest proportions, she looks vulnerable and coquettish all at once. At the same time, her skin of newspapers and skeleton of metal and wood thoroughly modern - not quite distracting from the gracefulness of her pose, but instead under-girding her with firm foundations.

Susanne Ussing (1940-1998, Danish) - I Drivhuset installed at Ordrupgaardsamlingen (In the Glasshouse), Denmark, 1980. It is composed of granite and porous materials.

(via wickedgirlssavingourselves)

russellwalksart:

Here are some of the images I created for Topp’s new series of trading cards, Star Wars: Chrome Perspectives.
It was a blast to make them, and I’m gratified that the folks who’ve seen them seem to dig them.

(via lordquinton)

burdge:

i was watching Pride and Prejudice and got distracted by background characters oops

So, overall, I have to say that I think The Sims 2 has stood up pretty well over time. Its gameplay is top notch, and the graphics are reasonable. Once you start adding custom content into the mix, the game is no longer tolerable, but downright impressive.

The first sim shown is completely default, but the second has custom eyes, skin and hair. Her makeup is default, as is her outfit.

honeywellsims4news:

NO SIMS 4 REVIEWS UNTIL AFTER THE RELEASE

"Looks like there’ll be no The Sims 4 reviews until after it’s out. EA tells me no one’s getting access ahead of release. I’m nervous."  —Dan Stapleton, IGN’s Review Editor

When asked if there was usually a good reason for publishers to hold back games from reviewers until after the release, “Not usually” was Dan Stapleton’s reply. No wonder he’s nervous.

"Oh and my proudest moment today: Got the game to crash ;) " —Crinrict, Gamescom

"There were some bugs in the game. I noticed that Sims in my game change positions during their conversation. When they finish chatting, they’ll for example switch their sofas/seats and then start gossiping. Still, I told SimGuruHydra about this issue and we’ve been told "This build is pre-release Beta software that contains bugs which will not be present in the shipping version".   —Sims_Community, Gamescom

"Everyone jogged everywhere in my game for some strange reason – hopefully this is fixed in the final build." —Beyond Sims, Gamescom

Given the games development history and the reports from those who played the game at Gamescom, I can only assume that all of the bugs and issues we’ve seen have not been fixed.  Time will tell.  In the meantime, waiting to buy The Sims 4 until after the launch — when you know what you’ll be getting — seems prudent.

Honeywell’s Sims 4 News

For those uninitiated in the ways of Video Game Marketing cycles, in a nutshell what this means is that if you have a pre-order you should probably cancel it now and wait for the reviews before you lay down money on the game.

I’d like to be optimistic about the glitches and errors being ironed out of the final version, but honestly I’ve been around to watch the release of numerous Sims 3 expansion packs that were buggy to the point of unplayability and left to the community to fix. Even the official bug patches tend to be made from lists of bugs collected, catalogued and verified by hardworking players.

baglieg:

yesimstacysmom:

giraffepoliceforce:

If people are really going to assume that guys with long hair are gay and girls with short hair are lesbians then I am going to assume that all bald men are actually eagles.

I knew it, something about my dad just wasn’t adding up

Gay boys more often have short, fashionable hairdos. Most of the guys I’ve known with long hair were either straight, or giving serious consideration to not being guys anymore.