I visited my grandparents today
As soon as I walked in, my grandfather offered to cook me a cheeseburger since he was fixing himself one.
I pulled a muscle in my back. I couldn’t take out the trash for them like I usually do.
My grandmother offered me some IcyHot and a heating pad.
We watched a western movie and laughed and tried to figure out what was going to happen. Nobody got it right and we laughed at that too.
I got ready to leave and my grandfather offered me a pack of hotdogs with 3 hotdogs left because he said he wasn’t going to finish them.
My grandparents have never been that verbal with their emotions. I used to resent how they showed love through money and gifts instead of presence and shared experiences.
But now, I know that love speaks many languages.
It speaks in Giving.
It speaks in Accepting.
Comic about slurs, published in the Galago magazine last summer.
And this is really how it is. Instead of placing the blame on us and asking why we don’t say anything, ask yourselves instead why you don’t think it’s a problem that it goes unchecked.
Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario
Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.
holy shit. try watching this and not feeling anything or crying a little
told slant, performing “parking lots” live
im going to start crying
Spring 2014 Couture | Valentino | Details
If a girl is lucky enough to receive any sex education, she will be taught the biological basics. She’ll learn that men have penises and testicles and produce sperm and women have vaginas and uterii and produce ova. She’ll learn that when a man and a woman have sex, the man inserts his penis into the woman’s vagina until he ejaculates. She’ll learn that the semen in the ejaculate will render her vulnerable to pregnancy so she will have to protect herself by using a hormonal or a barrier contraceptive. Hormonal contraception is preferable because barrier methods such as condoms, while safer for women, apparently reduce sensation for men which is obviously a no-no. It’s much better that a woman take a pill every day for her entire reproductive lifespan, or get a painful injection every 12 weeks, or have a copper rod inserted into her uterus, or a silicone rod implanted into her arm. She probably won’t learn that 3 out of 4 women never orgasm from vaginal intercourse. She almost definitely won’t learn how women do achieve orgasm. She’ll learn her place as a receptacle.