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spacewhore9 asked: Hi! Do you know of any good intersex education blogs? I understand that this is primarily an intersex community blog, but I'm a sex educator who is dyadic and have been trying to find more resources and information on intersex issues. Vlogs/podcasts/book recommendations are also super helpful. Thank you so much!!

actuallyintersex:

Blogspot: The Intersex Roadshow http://intersexroadshow.blogspot.com/

International Organization: OII http://oiiinternational.com/

Manga: IS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IS_(manga)

To be honest, most books, blogs, & podcasts I’ve read are not really good rep. “Middlesex” is dyadist, “Annabel” is too, basically anything that’s written by a non-intersex person is bad rep. Interactyouth is very whitewashed, and theyve been known to harass actual intersex people…so I dont trust them.

So basically, as long as there are actual intersex people, and if it’s diverse in sexuality and ethnically/racially, it’s probably good rep. But most places like these are a safe-place for intersex people, not to educate dyadics. So please keep that in mind. Other mods wish to add on? ~Mod A

In addition - if any organization / site / blog / document / person that you see promotes the use of “DSD” - THAT IS A BIG RED FLAG to stay away from it because they are perpetuating the stigmatization and pathologization of intersex people. Oii is actually one of the few organizations I have seen which actually condones the use of DSD so I actually trust them the most. Here are a few blogs I trust
Hida Viloria has a good blog, a lot of in depth writings and they have been an activist for a looong time so they are someone whom I really respect. I don’t always agree with them but that’s true with everyone. 


- Mod H

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actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:


L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London Intersex Society of North Americawww.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale currentmedical standards employed to determine nature ofgenital plastic surgery for children born withmixed sex anatomy)In copyright ? Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.
If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:

L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London 
Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070
‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale current
medical standards employed to determine nature of
genital plastic surgery for children born with
mixed sex anatomy)
In copyright ?
 
Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.

If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

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glowcloud:

"This slur has been reclaimed" doesn’t mean everyone sees it that way, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still function as a slur, doesn’t mean it no longer carries the historical baggage of a slur and doesn’t mean it should be used by everyone without any regard for the feelings of those who it has been used against

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avaengers:

coeurandrogyne:

katyglyndwr:

ok listen it’s really nifty that “say your name and pronouns” is getting to be a thing in queer spaces but. lets talk about the etiquette for that if u are cis because i think maybe we should lay it bare, just so we’re all on the same page.

inappropriate things to say when asked for your pronouns

  • "i don’t care about pronouns/you can call me whatever"*
  • "call me whatever you think i am"
  • [pronoun joke]
  • "i’m a guy/lady"
  • [anything about being cis]
  • *saying “i use male/female pronouns”

    because some people aren’t men and use he/him, and some people aren’t women and use she/her

appropriate things to say when asked for your pronouns

  • your goddamn pronouns

*trans+ folks with no pronoun preference exist and u are beautiful twinkling diamonds shine on, friend, shine on

when cis people say “use any pronouns I don’t care” or similar it feels like a slap in the face

it’s disingenuous because you are in a position of privilege where you are accustomed to a certain set of pronouns and not having to assert your gender identity, and aren’t hurt by the assumptions people make about the pronouns you use. unlike noncis people who ask for people to use many/any pronouns, you don’t need this to explore or assert your gender/lack thereof. it also comes across as a way to avoid establishing yourself as cis.

it is of course another deal if you want to try out different pronouns but that’s very different from saying “use any”/”it doesn’t matter.”

also if you’re cis please don’t say “i use male/female pronouns”

because some people aren’t men and use he/him, and some people aren’t women and use she/her

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huffingtonpost:

This Photo Series That Shows Adorable Kids As Latino Heroes Is Challenging All The Stereotypes

It’s this lack of positive representation for latinos that photographer Eunique Jones Gibson is seeking to address with her project, "Por Ellos, Sí Podemos." Gibson photographed 31 Latino kids ages 2 to 14 for an empowering series that pays tribute both to the trailblazers who broke ground for the community and to the kids who will one day pick up the reins.

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facebooksexism:

melaniesole:

avengersonna:

So I was on Facebook and I saw this picture and looked at the comments (I know, why in the world would I do that) but wow.. I did not expect to see pages of positivity and people sticking up for this woman. (I have a lot more screen shots) Incase anyone is losing hope, just know that as hopeless as things may seem with all the misogyny and sexism we’re exposed to.. Things are gonna change. Slowly, but surely. Don’t give up everyone!

This is the first time I ever seen someone saying something positive on facebook

Her name is Makeupd0ll on YouTube and she is a BEAST!!! She’s talented .

Bolded for emphasis. THANK YOU! So many people have asked and I am not a youtuber in the slightest so I had no idea. 

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