i think i just need to get my morning routine down pat. Make sure I shower in the morning and pack lunch and dinner, then even if my day gets hectic I can make sure I’m clean and fed. And if I carry my dinner with me then I can eat it at any time without having to go home.
Asked by Anonymous
oh, that’s okay!!
the answer is, my gender fits under the label ‘nonbinary’, but my sex is not ‘female’. because i’m nonbinary, everything about me is nonbinary, including my genitals and hormones and secondary sex characteristics and chromosomes.
another important thing to keep in mind is that “biological sex” is a construct. few people match up with all five categories (gonads, genitals, hormones, secondary sex characteristics, chromosomes) that are generally associated with their assigned gender. someone who was assigned male at birth could have any combination of chromosomes, hormones, etc. and likewise for someone assigned female. and if we just treat those people as medical anomalies, we’re confining millions and millions of people to the category of ‘freak’, when we should just teach everyone that sex is a spectrum just like gender is.
basically: binary sex is just as flawed a concept as gender is, and “the difference between sex and gender” is used as a way to degender & misgender trans people’s bodies.
But how did this practice ever get started in the first place?
Alex Tabarrok comments on the rather remarkable caseload of Ferguson’s municipal court:
You don’t get $321 in fines and fees and 3 warrants per household from an about-average crime rate. You get numbers like this from bullshit arrests for jaywalking and constant “low level harassment involving traffic stops, court appearances, high fines, and the threat of jail for failure to pay.”
If you have money, for example, you can easily get a speeding ticket converted to a non-moving violation. But if you don’t have money it’s often the start of a downward spiral that is hard to pull out of….If you are arrested and jailed you will probably lose your job and perhaps also your apartment—all because of a speeding ticket.
We’ve all seen a number of stories like this recently, and it prompts a question: why are police departments allowed to fund themselves with ticket revenue in the first place? Or red light camera revenue. Or civil asset forfeiture revenue. Or any other kind of revenue that provides them with an incentive to be as hardass as possible. Am I missing something when I think that this makes no sense at all?
This is sort of a genuine question. I know these policies are common, but where did they come from? Are they deliberate, created by politicians who like the idea of giving their local cops an incentive to get tough? Were they mostly the idea of police departments themselves, who figured the revenue from fines would provide a net boost in their annual funding? Or did they just accrete over time, popping up whenever there was a budget crisis and then never going away?
Does anyone know?
Source: Kevin Drum for Mother Jones
water and food insecurity are not caused by overpopulation but the corporate stranglehold on science, agriculture and natural resources. overpopulation is also almost always used to solely talk about the responsibility of people who aren’t “like us” to stop having children.
Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome
If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.
Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it.
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance.