Happy women’s day, yo
What’s misandry, again?
- Women perform 66% of the world’s work, but receive only 11% of the world’s income, and own only 1% of the world’s land.
- Women make up 66% of the world’s illiterate adults.
- Women head 83% of single-parent families. The number of families nurtured by women alone doubled from 1970 to 1995 (fro
m 5.6 million to 12.2 million).
- Women account for 55% of all college students, but even when women have equal years of education it does not translate into economic opportunities or political power.
- There are six million more women than men in the world.
- Two-thirds of the world’s children who receive less than four years of education are girls. Girls represent nearly 60% of the children not in school.
- Parents in countries such as China and India sometimes use sex determination tests to find out if their fetus is a girl. Of 8,000 fetuses aborted at a Bombay clinic, 7,999 were female.
- Wars today affect civilians most, since they are civil wars, guerrilla actions and ethnic disputes over territory or government. 3 out of 4 fatalities of war are women and childr
- Rape is consciously used as a tool of genocide and weapon of war. Tens of thousands of women and girls have been subjected to rape and other sexual violence since the crisis erupted in Darfur in 2003. There is no evidence of anyone being convicted in Darfur for these atrocities.
- About 75% of the refugees and internally displaced in the world are women who have lost their families and their homes.
- Gender-based violence kills one in three women across the world and is the biggest cause of injury and death to women worldwide, causing more deaths and disability among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accident, and war.
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This is a list I made for YALSA’s The Hub on the wide range of YA literature featuring LGBTQ characters. See the full post and a downloadable pdf here.
LOVE but shouldn’t “trangendered” just be transgender?
^I was thinking the same thing. I thought it looked wrong.
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Daily reminder that giving unsolicited tips on how a trans*person could “pass” better, is really rude.
Don’t do that shit.
I will squirt spray cheese onto your nicest white shirt.
There’s nothing that irks me more than someone telling me that if I just cut my hair, I’d look more masculine.
How about if YOU shut the fuck up, then I’d be completely fine in my sense of masculinity WITHOUT having to cut my hair to conform to society’s idea
of a man.
Latina babe is fantastically fit as she oils up
After recently having a double mastectomy, I thought I would pass along some tips I’ve learned to other trans folks on what you may need before and after your chest surgery.
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So Dr. Steinwald has a new site, with really detailed information about himself, the procedure, pre- and post- op instructions, logistics, cost, etc.
For those of you looking for a surgeon who does not require a letter of referral, being on T, or even being male-identified, his new site clearly outlines this:
Do I have to have a letter from a counselor before FTM surgery?
Generally we strongly prefer that patients have undergone some sort of formal counseling by a trained professional before deciding to have the relatively irreversible surgery of chest masculinization performed, but it is not required, provided that the patient is of the age of consent and demonstrates and obvious commitment to undergoing a physical transformation. It is
encouraging to us if the patient has felt a sense of “gender dysphoria” for at least a year, and better yet, has been “identifying male” for at least that long, with lifestyle changes such as binding, the use of testosterone injections, etc. We do recognize that some patients wish to be considered “gender neutral” or “FTN”, however (even wishing to have their nipples removed), in which case testosterone, etc. is not expected.
As long as the patient is alert, appropriate, “committed to the cause” and recognizes the irreversibility of our Chicago Top Surgery procedure, we are agreeable to a formal consultation and more often than not, proceeding with surgery.
Steinwald’s technique is a little different than most, as he uses the t-anchor method to avoid a nipple graft and preserve nipple sensation, as well as leaving in 10-20% of the tissue for contouring. You can also get a co
nsultation a few days before the surgery to avoid flying in twice if you live far away. And they provide the legal gender marker letter in whatever state “legalese” you require it (as I needed for California).
Obviously I’m extremely happy not just with my surgery results, but with the overall experience I had with this doctor, who honored my request for surgery even though I had no referral letter, was not in therapy, was not male-identified, had no intentions of going on T at the time.
I’m actually really interested in learning more about this doctor, [i] particularly[/I] since he’s in my area.