Samara in my belly button
How do you describe your gender?

I find it impossible to not describe my gender in terms of the binary, living and having grown up in a society that places so much emphasis on categorizing everyone in one of the only two options. Which is too bad because the binary is so damn wrong. It’s also hard not to talk about presentation and sex along with gender identity either.

Anyway, I’m not genderfluid, but there is a degree of fluidity, like it wobbles around a bit and shifts slowly over long periods of time. At this point of my life it’s more of a third gender, though outside of a few friends and tumblr, people online know me as a guy. And I’m ok with that. Actually I downright fucking like it, except I still wish there’s more trans awareness. IRL is another story and is where most of my issues with gender comes from, and it doesn’t help that I enjoy looking at girly shit like fancy clothes. My therapist says I give a kind of gender neutral feeling though, and that’s cool I guess. I tend to use general terms like “genderqueer”, “non-binary”, and “trans”.

I’m constantly questioning gender, but there are a few things that I’m certain of. One, I’ve always secretly wanted to be a beautiful boy, or perhaps someone who looks completely genderless when naked and could get away with presenting as anything. Two, I seriously think that some joke terms fit me, such as “my gender is anime” or “I am a space alien”. And three, while I grew up not knowing that a place outside of the binary is even possible, my world has since expanded and I have realized that nothing is ever set in stone. There is no going back.

My favourite thing is when someone says, “I think about you a lot,” or “I had a dream about you,” or “I was just about to text you,” or something because the fact that I occur to someone when I’m not talking to them or anything is the best thing.

cindersandsnow:

writers keep making their villain characters asexual like damn you just expecting us to take over the world or what

But breasts ARE sexual organs? They release oxytocin when stimulated, that makes them sexual.
Anonymous

algrenion:

ive had to deal w this argument before ok listen here

boobs do the oxytocin thing when theyre stimulated yes, nipples are an erogenous zone. Men’s nipples do this too. Now read over those two sentences and let the double standard dawn on you okay? Think about it if both kinds of nips release oxytocin when you do the touch touch on them, why is only one kind of nip considered a sexual nip? sexism that’s why

it’s ridiculous and technically makes a dude’s nipples more inappropriate than a lady’s nipples because boy nipples serve virtually no other purpose than to be stimulated by temperature change or by sexual activity, while girl nipples serve the added purpose of oh you know, feeding babies no big deal

but nah man nah both can be aroused so both nips are sexual or no nips are so make up your mind

you know where else is an erogenous zone?? ears. Are you wearing an ear bra/?? Why the fuck arent you wearing your fucking ear bra you trash put on yoourfucking ear bra youre not allowed to show your fucking ears thats so inappropriate and its makinng me horny its distracting me from my school work youre not following the dresscode wear your fucking ear bra yo ufucking

maghrabiyya:

carnivaloftherandom:

socimages:

Nope!
Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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after constantly being made fun of for being “overly politically correct” by my own family members, i needed to see this again

maghrabiyya:

carnivaloftherandom:

socimages:

Nope!

Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.

Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.

Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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after constantly being made fun of for being “overly politically correct” by my own family members, i needed to see this again

ratpoet:

 when you say “nonbinary identities don’t exist BECAUSE SCIENCE”

all you’re telling me is that you don’t know what science is

science is a systematic attempt to describe the world. science does not define the world

if you were to go up to a scientist and say “there are things that exist in the word that science does has not yet adequately described, or described at all” 

the scientist would be like “yeah i know, that’s why i still have a job”

THIS THIS THIS

OH SHIT I FORGOT ABOUT PRIDE [yes i live under a rock why do you ask]

princeowl:

the worst thing you can say to someone is ‘you’re too sensitive’ because that’s basically saying ‘you feel things more deeply and fully than i do and this inconveniences me because now i have to be more mindful of my own actions’ 

you’re not too sensitive, the world is just callous and stubborn. sensitivity doesn’t make you weak and callousness doesn’t make you strong. 

Can you do a strip about how depression can mess up your memory? I can't remember anything from even like, a few weeks ago and back, everything is fuzzy and it makes me feel like I'm not a person because I don't know where I'm coming from and I can't remember my past so I don't even feel like I exist sometimes

depressioncomix:

left-hand-song:

depressioncomix:

This is a real thing, and research has recently shed some light on this. People who are depressed have greater difficulty in differentiating between similar experiences and events than not depressed people. But what’s interesting is that depressed people can still distinguish a new event from an old event if the events are not similar, so memory is not entirely impaired. However, the more similar they become, the greater the difficulty it becomes to distinguish between them. The idea is that depressed people fail to attend to and then remember the details, so that their memory becomes a giant blob and cannot remember separate events because the details are missing. This has physical evidence as depressed people do not grow new brain cells in the hippocampus of the brain, an area thought to be involved in memory.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267039.php

I’m not sure how this can be worked into a strip as it’s a pretty complicated concept for four panels, but who knows.

(laughcry @ me trying to college)

Yeah, good luck trying to study when you are in the middle of a deep depressive spell. (From experience)