the trans* agenda

Percy. Eighteen. Transmasculine genderqueer (he/him/his pronouns). Panromantic demi/grey-ace. I post Orphan Black and feminism. You should send me an ask or something.

Jul 24
“In the rare cases where actual psychological differences exist, they cannot be attributed to innate neurology alone. Everything in the brain is a combination of nature and nurture. Culture comes into play, which affects behavior, which then affects the brain. From birth (and even in the womb), a baby is labeled as a girl or boy and treated a certain way as a result. For example, a 2005 study of 386 birth announcements in Canadian newspapers showed that parents tend to say they’re “proud” when it’s a boy and “happy” when it’s a girl. Anne Fausto-Sterling, a biologist at Brown University, has shown that mothers talk to infant girls more than infant boys. This could partly explain why girls tend to have better language skills later on. “Some differences end up fairly entrenched in adult human beings,” Fausto-Sterling says. “But that doesn’t mean that you were born that way or that you were born destined to be that way.”” Stop Looking For ‘Hardwired’ Differences In Male And Female Brains | Popular Science (via brutereason)

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Anonymous said: Can you be asexual and gay? I'm a female and I'm interested in other females, just no sex.

asexualadvice:

I think this is the third time I’ve answered this question, but I can’t find the other two times, so I’ll say it one more time.

Yes and no. Gay is usually used to mean homosexual and homoromantic, so using it alone will imply that that is your orientation. However, if you are homoromantic and asexual, saying “gay asexual” would get that point across just fine. It’s up to you what terms you want to use. 

As a side note, you cannot be homosexual and asexual. Because they are inherently not compatible. 

-Kiowa



Orphan Black Comic Books.
Coming 2015 (x)

Orphan Black Comic Books.

Coming 2015 (x)

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Jul 23

direwolff:

CATCHING FIRE MOVIE + headcanons: Finnick Odair’s quotes with hidden meanings.

Hidden meanings; present but not obvious; implicit.

  • A remark on the alliance/rebellion and Katniss’ lack of knowledge.
  • A reference to Seneca Crane as well as suicide being a more desirable alternative to the Games, even if you’ve won. ([regarding Mockingjay breakdowns]”If you knew what Finnick’s been through the last few years, you’d know how remarkable it is he’s still with us at all.”)
  • An allusion to Katniss and Peeta’s act and how, as a victor himself, Finnick understands the lengths they must go to for safety. Also possibly a bitter truth about his own relationship with Annie Cresta, who he isn’t even sure he’ll ever see again. 

hospitalvespers:

In the Flesh is a BAFTA award winning BBC supernatural drama series in the same vein as Being Human and The Fades. It depicts life in the fictional English village of Roarton after “The Rising”, with a medication that returns consciousness to the undead having been found before the events of the show. It stars Luke Newberry as Kieren Walker, an 18-year-old bisexual/pansexual PDS (“Partially Deceased Syndrome”) sufferer who returns home to extreme prejudice from the conservative townsfolk and alienation from his sister, who - during The Rising - was part of a militia dedicated to hunting down his kind.

BBC recently revealed that BBC3 will be closed down as a TV channel in 2015 and moved completely online. This, sadly, puts the future of this brilliant show in jeopardy. The fandom for this show is small, but devoted and geared up to show their support in any way possible. But it’s not enough. More people should be watching this show - this beautiful, intelligent, revolutionary show. It has many elements of the pieces of media that often drag the vast majority of this website in and it hasn’t quite achieved that yet… Notice that I say “yet”. 

There has already been a list of links to watch the show on tumblr, but the links are outdated and don’t include BBC iPlayer - which is the best way to watch the show as it contributes ratings. Luckily I have a butt load of time and a desperate need to get other people into this show (like, “break into your house and force you to watch it” desperate):

Series One
Episode One: Stream | Torrent
Episode Two: Stream | Torrent
Episode Three: Stream | Torrent

Series Two

Episode One: BBC iPlayer | Stream | Torrent
Episode Two: BBC iPlayer | Stream | Torrent
Episode Three: BBC iPlayer | Stream | Torrent
Episode Four: BBC iPlayer | Stream | Torrent
Episode Five: BBC iPlayer | Stream | Torrent
Episode Six: BBC iPlayer | Stream | Torrent

Series one isn’t available on BBC iPlayer anymore and episode six of series two airs on Sunday the 8th of June at 10pm UK time. If you live outside the UK and would like to watch the show on BBC iPlayer, you can use extensions such as Hola.

You can also help by using the hashtags #intheflesh and #saveintheflesh over on twitter and following the cast and creatives to show your appreciation - Luke Newberry, Emmett Scanlan, Dominic Mitchell, Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains, Kev Sutton, Marie Critchley, Alice Troughton, Damon Thomas, Dale McCready

god i watched this show recently and it just crushed my very soul, i highly highly recommend it

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Jul 21

punktrolls:

Clothes don’t have a gender.

Okay yes but pronouns also don’t have a gender. Saying stuff like “female pronouns” is kinda problematic because there are definitely people who use ‘she/her’ pronouns who aren’t female. And people who use ‘he/him’ who aren’t male. (Me, for example.)

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Things I like about Parks and Rec so far

 

theenemysgateisdown:

1. Polyamory represented without ridicule ???

2. Leslie and Ann being gay for each other (shh it’s true)

3. They said the word bisexual !! Wowo acknowledging that bisexual people exist?? Radical

4. The show makes you laugh at people for being racist/sexist/etc. instead of laughing because you agree with their racist/sexist jokes

5. Leslie’s facial expressions are gold

Oh, and I forgot

6. Two women explicitly saying that their friendship is more important than a man and they’re not going to get into a rivalry over him


Kill the idea that queer people somehow owe allies or need to be grateful to an ally for representing them, even if they do a really shitty job

kill this idea


Jul 19

Things I like about Parks and Rec so far

gentlenight:

theenemysgateisdown:

1. Polyamory represented without ridicule ???

2. Leslie and Ann being gay for each other (shh it’s true)

3. They said the word bisexual !! Wowo acknowledging that bisexual people exist?? Radical

4. The show makes you laugh at people for being racist/sexist/etc. instead of laughing because you agree with their racist/sexist jokes

5. Leslie’s facial expressions are gold

i don’t remember 1 and 3…

In the episode where Leslie marries the gay penguins, April comes along with her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s boyfriend, and they invite Leslie to be the guest of honour at a gay bar. Leslie is super happy as she’s leaving and goes, “There’s two bisexual guys here and I got both of their phone numbers!” 

Update: The episode is called Pawnee Zoo


burntlikethesun:

endless list of favourite characters: kieren walker

"Amy once asked me how many miles I’d have to go before I could be ok with myself. I thought I’d have to go around the whole world. And I don’t think that any more. I’m ok here."


imayhavebeenborn:

i luv being nonbinary bc no matter what i do its gay. i like a boy? its gay. i like a girl? soooo gay. i like another nb person?? MAXIMUM gay, i am the winner

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overlypolitebisexual:

female privilege is feeling unsafe literally everywhere you go and men getting personally offended by you feeling unsafe

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“Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?” Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)

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Anonymous said: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.


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