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"Trans Bodies Trans Selves" now available for purchase through Amazon Smiles, where you can choose to donate a portion to a charity (such as Gender Diversity).
I just held the book in my hands and it is heavy, loaded with excellent information written by the transgender community to educate for years to come.
Q:Almost every time I do, think, or say something I always then think "that was too feminine" or "that's what a girl would say/think/do" and I hate thinking those things. Do you have any suggestions for how to stop feeling that way? The only way I really ever stop feeling like that is when I'm trying hard to be masculine.
Zak: I feel that way a lot. I don’t really have an answer for how to make it better, although one major thing that has helped me is just paying attention to other guys and realizing that there isn’t one set standard for masculinity. Yeah, I might cross my legs in a way that I feel is too feminine, but there are also plenty of other guys out there who cross their legs that way (or gesture when they talk, or call things “adorable,” or whatever). Some of it is just self-acceptance. I’ve kind of come to terms with the fact that I’m not a super masculine guy and I’ll probably never be one. This self-policing is pretty common, though, I think. We feel like we need to prove/justify our genders to the rest of the world, and even to ourselves. Ideally, though, we should just be able to be ourselves without having to worry about it.
Trans guys aren’t the only ones carefully policing their genders and worrying about this stuff, I’ve met plenty of cis guys who are also concerned about coming off as too feminine. It’s practically an epidemic. So, I’d say try to find a way to accept the more feminine things about yourself and relax about it. Easier said than done, I know, but that’s really all I have to recommend.
My class today
- Me: So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair...
- Students: He likes her!
- Me: Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone.
- Students: That is just how boys are.
- Me: Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and--
- Students: Oh, that's not okay.
- Me: Really? How would he know? How would she know? How would you know? You just told me that for the first 17 years of these children's lives that you thought it was cute, sweet, and natural for a boy to grab a girl and be rough with her.
- Students: Oh.
- Me: Oh, is right.
Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.
!!!!!! COOKIE CEO !!!!!!!
this is the best post on tumblr ever!!!
What the fuck
- Child me: WOW WHEN IM A TEENAGER IM GONNA GO OUT WITH MY FRIENDS TO THE MALL AND PARTY AND DATE HOT PEOPLE AND BE POPULAR AND COOL
- Teenage me: *hisses at sunlight*
slowly approaching bear
the bears will be in eventually
Bear will arrive sooner than thought.
BEAR IS APPROACHING AT ALARMING SPEEDS
BEAR IS GO FAST LOSING TRACK OF BEAR
BEAR HAS REACHED MACH ONE
WE HAVE LOST VISUAL ON BEAR
the most important thing to me ever is bi kids knowing that it’s ok to be 10% attracted to women and 90% attracted to men or 10% attracted to men and 90% attracted to women and still feeling ok to identify as bi, and still feeling like their identity is valid, and still feeling like they can lead fulfilling lives with both (or other) genders. like that’s just so fricking important.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.