JMU sociology class asks female and male students around campus “What do you do to to protect yourself from sexual violence?” The difference is pretty striking - not surprising, but interesting still.
I think this deserves more than 4 notes.
The American Dream, hand colored linocut, 9x12in.
"Fuck your straight suburban marriage and two point five kids, I want a life with a woman who understands what it is to bleed at the core, to live in a historied house that echoes the sighs sung long before we touched its brick walls, and enough cats that we don’t need an extra blanket in the winter."
My most recent print project. Sorry for the cruddy quality of the photo. I did what I could to boost it in photoshop, but that will never be enough if the original is bad.
Here is some yellow paper.
We say it is yellow because that’s what color it is.
Simple enough, let’s move on.
Here is some white paper.
We say it is white because that’s what color it is.
Now, imagine some stuff happens to the white paper - something spills on it, it’s left in the sun in a hot car, whatever. It is acted upon by some force, and now it looks like this:
We can now describe the paper as yellowed. It was originally white, but something caused it to become yellow. Yellow has happened to it - it is yellowed.
Describing someone as “transgendered” does not make sense, because that person has not been transgendered by anything. Transgender did not happen to that person, they just are transgender.
Just like you wouldn’t describe a black person as “blackened” - they weren’t originally some other color until something came along and acted blackness upon them, they just are black - you shouldn’t describe a transgender person as “transgendered”.
I love how simple this is, since when you use grammar terms (adjective, adverb, etc) people don’t always get it.
Anonymous asked: (A)Sending in parts because it's long. Cisfemale here, 24, virgin, on POP bc to control severe dysmenorrhea. My obgyn was HORRIBLE. She basically forgot my medical history, what drugs I could/n't have, my conditions, my zero sexual history, EVERY TIME I saw her, or acted like I was lying about all of the above. She got huffy and told me it was unnecessary when I asked for a breast exam, practically accused me of being addicted to narcotics for taking hydrocodone to control menstrual pain(cont)
I am so, so sorry that happened to you. That is the most horrid thing I have ever heard about a gynecologist. You deserve so many hugs and she deserves a swift kick in the face with a boot.
So, first off:
Okay, things I can tell you:
I really hope this helps, and if you need anything else please feel free to drop in our ask box again.
EDIT: Actually, I’m thinking I’ll put the rest of the ask under a cut, since it is long and it is pretty gross. So context is under the cut.