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Intersex people are not rare, just invisible.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of shame and secrecy within our communities, perpetuating the invisibility. I’ve had doctors tell me over and over again that I’d never meet anyone else like me. (Thankfully, that was not the case.) So many intersex people like me have been instructed by our doctors, parents, and friends not to tell anyone about our conditions, which makes us feel shameful and unworthy.

I’ve been poked, prodded, and gawked at by so many doctors, it’s enough to make anyone feel like a science experiment. They say how excited they are to meet someone like you, they’ll “never meet another person like this, ever.” But when they say that to you as a kid, all you hear is “you’re a freak.”

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Emily Quinn, “I’m Emily Quinn and I’m Intersex

This is an awesome article and you are amazing for sharing your story!

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accidentalbeardo:

stars-collected:

it’s fall i’m gonna coat myself in pumpkin spice and fuck a pile of fallen leaves

The sex educator in me thought “use condoms for those leaves” despite that not making much sense, and then I realized: 

pumpkin spice flavored condoms

With pumpkin spice lube

theneolistickid:

Bats illuminated by lightning

theneolistickid:

Bats illuminated by lightning

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lupinslover:

The Marauders getting drunk and Sirius is just like “werewolf” and then points to Remus, “here wolf”.

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sistahmamaqueen:

captainalbertalexander:

sutexii:

pooh-bear and piglet ❤

holy shit

this is perfect in so many ways

sistahmamaqueen:

captainalbertalexander:

sutexii:

pooh-bear and piglet

holy shit

this is perfect in so many ways

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

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mayqueen517:

hobbitingaround:

I’m not the first to make this joke and by god I won’t be the last

OH MY GOD

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justmargaret:

hiddenhogwarts:

After Fred died George developed a line of Cheering Chocolates, Nightmare Nougat and Memory Mallow for himself and others with PTSD. 

Eventually he expanded the line to Safe Silent Sparklers for those with sound sensitivities or triggers and Trigger Talismans which vibrate and block out sound when a trigger is said so that the wearer can leave. 

HEADCANON SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED, AND ACCEPTED.

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thecsph:

alloutorg:

Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.
When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.
We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?

Arizona has the worst laws. Help ‘em out. 

thecsph:

alloutorg:

Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.

When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.

We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?

Arizona has the worst laws. Help ‘em out. 

atlasobscura:

HOLLOWAYS: ROADS TUNNELED INTO THE EARTH BY TIME
BY ALLISON MEIER / 25 SEP 2014
the full story, and more amazing photos, can be found at atlas obscura

sensation comics #3 wonder woman really is the best super hero

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chess-ka:


One of the warriors, whose name is Alisha, and who is not a woman or a man, and who is Doug’s partner, and who has a dog…

The question has been posed: what if Alisha’s dog is also a giant, and Carlos rides it? This had better be true. I liked the idea a lot, so I had to scribble it.
This dog is based on a canaan dog, a breed of Middle-Eastern origin that can survive well in a desert climate.

chess-ka:

One of the warriors, whose name is Alisha, and who is not a woman or a man, and who is Doug’s partner, and who has a dog…

The question has been posed: what if Alisha’s dog is also a giant, and Carlos rides it? This had better be true. I liked the idea a lot, so I had to scribble it.

This dog is based on a canaan dog, a breed of Middle-Eastern origin that can survive well in a desert climate.

micdotcom:

Hundreds of Colorado students are fighting back against dangerous text book changes

A Colorado school district has come under fire for trying to change its history curriculum — and its own students have schooled it on what real American history is.

Earlier this month, the school district of Jefferson County, Colo. — the second-largest district in the state — announced it was considering a change to the Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum to “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights” and not “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.”

If the proposal passes, the district’s conservative-majority school board would establish a committee to review textbooks and other classroom materials to see if they meet this new criteria. In other words, any textbook that didn’t seem “patriotic enough” (an aggressively arbitrary and potentially very dangerous label) would be cut. 

So teachers and students walked out | Follow micdotcom 

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beckyblackbooks:

shutupnlive:

ugh coffee porn

Coffeeeeee….

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