8.15.2012

moving to a new home

hey readers!  Sorry it's been dead here for so long.  Find out why and follow the new blog at http://genderfuckedover.tumblr.com :)

3.03.2012

1.31.2012

signal boost

Since it's farther back on the blog and some new readers might not have seen it, just reminding yall - there's a post here for linking to unbinary, trans, and otherwise queer media.  We could use some links!
This is a really interesting diagram i was linked to today.  It certainly doesn't cover all the bases (being limited to only man <==> woman and feminine <==> masculine, for example) but i think it's a great resource for if you're just introducing yourself or someone else to the idea of gender and sex being separate things.  Enjoy!

1.27.2012

While this blog is primarily about gender, it's also about acceptance of all healthy lifestyles, about non-judgment, about love for the human body.  That said, here is an excellent mini-documentary on fat:

http://vimeo.com/user7991852/fat

1.23.2012

3 things i've learned as a trans person

or, why i’m so bitter towards cissexual strangers
1.) If someone asks what you were ‘born as’, tell them it doesn’t matter.  If you tell them the truth, they’ll insist on referring to you as such.
2.) If someone asks what your ‘real name’ is, repeat the name you already gave them.  They don’t believe your name is real because you chose it.
3.) If they persist and say ‘no, what name were you born with’, tell them it’s none of their business.  Or they’ll insist on referring to you by your old name.
The plaintext is advice, the italics are the reasoning that runs through my head at the time.  Unfortunately in many cases the italicized section is not true and the person is just curious and doesn’t understand why these are rude questions, but you can’t tell that until you give them a chance to act like an ass - which means you might then have to deal with someone being an ass, natch.  It’s so much easier and feels so much safer to just be jaded.  The italicized text has been true too many times.