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starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

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blackenedbutterfly:

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fuzzyhorns:

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!

TAGGED : nsfwishartcomic

dogsihavepet:

Angie is a therapy dog who comes into the library and lets kids read to her so that kids who are struggling with reading can gain confidence. Every time I’ve seen her in the library she’s always wagging her tail for the kids and is very attentive.

ultratangerine:

Women Warriors series by maxre

A women only archery competition in North Japan.

rj4gui4r:

Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Neil DeGrasse Tyson throwing some of the most incredible shade I’ve ever seen.

(Source: child-of-thecosmos)

thisisableism:

lordsameth:

autisticadvocacy:

joyeuse-noelle:

sanityscraps:

Fun fact about American health care: if I ever need an organ transplant, I’ll somehow have to hide my autism, depression, and anxiety from the doctors, or else I’ll be disqualified under ideas about quality of life. It’s really…

I have fibromyalgia and while in hospital for a mental health related incident I was denied my cane on the basis that it would impair my independence. The nurse got snotty at me when I had a fall and I was even told by a psychiatrist that feeling imaginary pain was part of depression and I needed to stop it.

It is amazing how health professionals seem to constantly forget that a person can have both physical and mental disabilities at the same time.

that’s horrible, I’m sorry.

TAGGED : ableism

yllya:

Forest gentlemen #Inktober day 20

feminishblog:

I won’t preface or clarify any statement I make with “some men” instead of “men”.

It’s too many men, and it’s not enough men, but it’s always men.

I don’t need to explain or justify myself, because those people of quality I hope to reach know and understand who I am…

spicyshimmy:

ah you’re watching star trek? i love that show. the way the stars just [clenches fist] fricking trek

cailean206:

The Swan Queen sweater saga