So apparently people had an argument while I was asleep, and managed to miss the key fucking point that established Olympic committee precedence for post-HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) transgender people being allocated to sports teams on the basis of their gender rather than biological sex.
Specifically, that HRT is a continuous thing, and the origin of the human body’s sexual dimorphism for the most part (excluding bone structure). Musculature dimorphism is derived from a person’s physiological hormonal balance, which means that given enough time on HRT a person’s athletic capability averages will adjust themselves to be as in-line with their gender as to fall within the standard deviation expected of professional athletes.
A trans woman who has undergone HRT has no significant measurable advantages over a cis woman in terms of athletic prowess. This was the conclusion reached a little while back by the International Olympic Committee, so if you want to disagree with it please be conscientious enough to provide fully-researched and sourced statistics disputing this from an unbiased international organisation that has a better understanding of human physiology and athletic capabilities than the IOC.
Best of luck in finding one.
so when a friend did a ‘dramatic reading’ of one of my answers to an ask…
basically all i can hope for is this being the only evidence aliens find of our planet.
ok it wasn’t working but now i fixed it seriously though i nearly wet myself
why WOULDN’T you want your tax dollars to go towards paying for medicine and healthcare for other people
i’m having trouble understanding why you wouldn’t want to help other people be healthy. i like that. i think it’s nice. im absolutely okay with paying some taxes for that
To be perfectly honest, Erin Pizzey is absolutely one of my role models. She put up with so much shit from feminists, but she is still so strong. They killed her fucking pet, and they threatened to harm her family. She had to flee her own country in the end, because she was afraid of what feminists might do to her and her loved ones.
Learning about her was what made me begin to question my identification as a feminist.
What we see through social media is a generation of ignorant social activists. Young men and women all too willing to care about and defend something they don’t truly understand and refuse to educate themselves further on because they assume the limited information they receive has been vetted by someone more knowledgeable than themselves. This happens on both sides of the fence, with both conservatives and liberals.
I’ve seen arguably intelligent young men and women stand up at banquets and rallies, demanding answers about things like healthcare, DOMA, federal military actions. Asking questions about things they’ve seen on Facebook, on twitter, things that they’ve taken little to no time to research for themselves, and they look like fools. No matter their age, they paint themselves with a red mark that announces ‘I’m not mature enough to be here, to discuss these issues’.
But even so, it isn’t truly about age. It’s about social awareness. You are not discounted until you make a mistake. Say the wrong thing or quote the wrong statistic. Until then, your legitimacy remains intact.
Tumblr is like this.
I’ve seen people furious over gay rights legislation that doesn’t actually exist. Wars that haven’t happened. Most recently text posts with tens of thousands of notes alleging that China and Russia are going to go to war with the US over Syria.
Blogs relaying damaging misinformation written by individuals who can’t seem to be bothered to read a newspaper or use google properly. This is a crippling trend, and no one sees it.
These people get untold attention and affirmation until one person with a large enough follower count points out the flaw in their argument. Corrects the mistake, and shifts the tide. But this doesn’t fix the thousands of people who liked and reblogged the original post. The damage is done.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from working on political campaigns, very little is more damaging than an activist who argues only one side of the story without recognizing the existence of the other; because your opinion, no matter how solid and seemingly factually based, is invalid the second your audience realizes they know more than you.
And the result of all of this is a generation of young activists who don’t understand why they aren’t being taken seriously.
|—||a recent conversation with a colleague regarding social media (via onawingandaswear)|
They don’t even hide the fact
How does this make any sense whatsoever? What we have here is an MRA acknowledging that a personal incident of victimization has caused him to hate women. In other words, he’s been victimized by one particular woman, and it’s led to him reacting negatively to women in general. How does he view this? He considers it to be a character flaw, and expects other MRAs will feel the same way. Not only that, he’s making an active attempt to fix that flaw, seeking out advice on how to do so in an MRA forum.
How the everloving fuck can you take that and twist it around into “MRAs hate women, and they don’t even hide the fact”?
The worst part of all of this is the blatant, stunning level of hypocrisy involved. Day after day we see feminists doing the exact opposite, defending women who hate or fear men as a result of personal victimization. If a woman was in a similar situation to this MRA and hated men, all too many feminists would consider her to be more or less justified. Don’t even try to hide that.
Who, then, are the real bigots here?
But you pathetic man babies cry “misandry!!!11” when a woman who has been raped, abused and victimized by men says that she hates and is afraid of them.
But men having a break up and deciding to despise all women? Fine and dandy
I’m gonna start this off with saying that I’m a woman. I completely understand why women who’ve had horrible experiences with men would hate and fear them afterwards. My problem is that this hatred and fear is treated as a healthy and right viewpoint when it’s not. This man is asking for help to work out his issues with women and to not hate them anymore. He knows it’s wrong for him to hate all women. But women in the same situation seldom think it’s wrong to hate all men.
I like how the wretch frames being cuckolded, sapped for child support, and then having one’s sex life controlled(you know, financial, sexual, and emotional abuse) as ‘having a break up’.
hatred for men is perfectly healthy til they stop being so hate-able. cuckolding is what men do by impregnating women with males, so i wouldn’t call this that. anyway, every man should sponsor at least one woman with all the money he’s made off women’s backs.
'hatred is okay until they stop being hate-able'
'every man should sponsor at least one woman'
'cuckolding is impregnating women with a male(child)'
look at this garbage pile.
the utter waste, would not use for fertilizer/nothing shall grow on/in it.
“It’s all about color. It’s about people deciding what you deserve. About people wanting what they don’t deserve. About whites thinking they run this world no matter what.”
Reblogging myself, because this is and will always be true.
Ain’t saying I hate all white people but you know this is true.
how do i reach deez kiiiids (spanish accent)
did you even watch this movie
did you fucking watch freedom writers
it was about softening racial divides and helping inspire kids who literally live every day of their lives in fear to rise above it and make a good life for themselves
good job on completely taking this out of context
The way sjws are praising this, is similar to when nazis/boneheads praise American History X (another movie that has an anti-racist message in the end).
Hey! Some context is exceedingly appropriate at this moment!
"Freedom Writers" takes place in LA immediately after the LA Riots in 1992, a time of extreme racial discrimination and prejudice in that city. Erin Gruwell becomes a teacher at a newly integrated high school. She’s excited and passionate about teaching until she gets “stuck” with the “not achieving” kids (otherwise known as the non-white kids, most of whom are black or Latino). The students self-segregate, there’s miniature wars as many of them are in opposing gangs, and they completely undermine everything she attempts to teach them because they don’t care. And you know why they don’t care? Because they can’t possibly see why education is relevant in a world where they’re fighting just to live to see another day, fighting to get home without being shot or threatened or watching their friends get killed. They’ve got way more on their minds than an English book.
Until Erin helps them find some common ground. She sticks a line of tape onto the ground and asks them questions, asking them to step onto the line if the question pertains to them. Questions like “are you in a gang” and “have you ever watched a friend die?” She is truly one of the only people that wants to help these kids; she faces opposition by the department head (played, very fittingly, by the same woman who plays Umbridge) and the English teacher of the “achieving” white students, who outranks her seniority-wise. And those kids learn and grow from each other, and they become a family of sorts.
You wanna know what OTHER quote was in this movie?
"Maybe we should talk about art. Tito’s got real talent, don’t you think? You know something? I saw a picture just like this once, in a museum. Only it wasn’t a black man, it was a Jewish man. And instead of the big lips he had a really big nose, like a rat’s nose. But he wasn’t just one particular Jewish man. This was a drawing of all Jews. And these drawings were put in the newspapers by the most famous gang in history. You think you know all about gangs? You’re amateurs. This gang will put you all to shame. And they started out poor and angry and everybody looked down on them. Until one man decided to give them some pride, an identity… and somebody to blame. You take over neighborhoods? That’s nothing compared to them. They took over countries. You want to know how? They just wiped out everybody else. Yeah, they wiped out everybody they didn’t like and everybody they blamed for their life being hard. And one of the ways they did it was by doing this: see, they print pictures like this in the newspapers, Jewish people with big, long noses… blacks with big, fat lips. They’d also published scientific evidence that proved that Jews and blacks were the lowest form of human species. Jews and blacks were more like animals. And because they were just like animals it didn’t matter if they lived or died. In fact, life would be a whole lot better if they were all dead. That’s how a holocaust happens. And that’s what you all think of each other."
She teaches them about the Holocaust, and gives them Anne Frank. And Eva, that girl in the gifset up there? Yeah she identifies HARD with Anne Frank. And she is so terribly upset when she gets to the end and of course Anne dies and goes storming up to Erin and goes, “Why didn’t you tell us she dies? If she dies, then what about me? Huh? What are you saying about that? I can’t believe they got her. That ain’t supposed to happen in the story…that ain’t right!” And another student simply says, “Because it’s true.”
And he, just seconds later, explains why Anne Frank is so important. “She was our age, man. Anne Frank understands our situation. My situation. And that Gies lady, that one that helped hide them…I like her.”
This entire movie was about, as the above commentator said, softening racial divides. Eva, a Latino, “hates” white people because she saw her dad get carted off to jail just because he was in the vicinity when a shooting happened, and because they don’t seem to do anything to help her in her life, and she feels HELPLESS. These kids felt helpless and like they had absolutely no control over their lives. Taking this quote out of context is like taking that one quote from Leviticus that is supposedly about homosexuality out of context: you understand nothing but the quote itself, and not even why it was said. Eva doesn’t hate white people; she hates what some of them do…the cops, specifically. That quote is also taken from the very beginning of the movie and she develops quite a lot throughout the movie (I adore her character arc).
Also it was based on a true story, and Erin Gruwell is a real person, if anyone’s interested. She’s the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation.
There are people in this world who are being doused with acid for not being obedient enough or just for being who they are, and we’re sitting here arguing over whether the word “bossy” should be banned in schools because it “oppresses little girls”? I’m disgusted. I really am.
the bible said adam AND eve so i slept with them both
Well it’s the Bible, not the Straightble, I’m just following the book.
I’M GONNA CRY
who needs swag when you have class
I THINK I LOST A FOLLOWER FOR THIS
THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE AGAINST CLASSICAL MUSIC I’LL RAM MY TROMBONE SO FAR UP YOUR HOOHAH WHEN SOMEONE EATS YOU OUT THEY’LL BE ABLE TO PLAY THE SOLO FROM SIBELIUS’S SYMPHONY IN C
If a boy sends you a picture of his penis, send him a picture of a bigger penis.
“I’m not ashamed to dress “like a woman” because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” -Iggy Pop
“His manager asked “Ig, why are you wearing a womans dress?” and Iggy replied “I beg to differ, this is a mans dress.””
Metal as fuck
You can take the most respectful, sensitive people, give them Cards Against Humanity, and in a few minutes they’ll be laughing about genocide.