ok SJ Tumblr us Britsh Trans people (and especially my Trans sisters) could really use your help right now.
We are currently in a place where the best and only private doctor for trans people in the UK (who is himself a transguy) is facing a witch hunt courtesy of NHS practitioners who can’t cope with him providing care to a standard fair beyond what they could dream of with a much higher satisfaction rate. (and that’s not because it’s private but rather because he actually listens to trans people and treats us like human beings). This led to the #transdocfail hashtag on twitter publicising the appalling treatment of trans people at the hands of medical professionals.
A journalist (Suzanne Moore) made a mildly transphobic comment (disparaging a group of people at huge risk of transphobic violence) and then refused to apologise when called out on it making some pretty vile statements while doing so.
This has led to this in which (among other things) Julie Burchill attempts to justify using some really really vile language because the word cis sounds like cistern or syph. THIS IS BULLSHIT. She knows exactly what the word means and exactly where it comes from she is using a tissue thin lie to try and make it sound like the word cis is an insult in order to get away with her frankly disgusting behaviour.
Right now we need you to help us publicise this stuff. Publicise the hell out of #transdocfail hashtag so people can see the kind of vile rubbish trans people are dealing with (being called an abomination by medical staff, unnecessary genital exams as a condition of treatment for unrelated conditions, a trans person being denied medical care while bleeding to death amongst other things). Help us fight the witch hunt against Dr Curtis one of the best trans healthcare providers in Europe if not the world.
Finally help us fight the vile transphobia of a group of frankly appalling women who seem to think that kicking trans people (and trans women in particular) to the bottom of the heap is far more important than fighting patriarchy and kyriarchy and the supposedly ‘left wing’ newspaper (the Guardian) that is helping them do it by constantly giving them a platform where trans journalist have little or no ability to offer any sort of rebuttal.
- Abraham Lincoln never fought vampires or zombies
- Adolph Hitler was not machine gunned to death in a movie theater in Paris
- Marty McFly did not invent Rock and Roll
- Richard Nixon never dispatched Dr. Manhattan to end the Vietnam War
You never complained about these changes to history, so shut the fuck up about a black man playing a fictional spy, you idiotic, racist pricks.
“This cunt in a flash green sporty focus decided one Trafford Centre bay wasnt enough to express his true ignorance when it came to parking.”
What an utter cuntknuckle. Hope someone came along and took off his bumper.
To top it off from the hatching on the left hand side that’s an accessible parking space. Rendered inaccessible by this twat!
Think we could be a little less US centric at times maybe?
Ok I’ll just carry on being screwed over and forced into poverty/debt and watching my friends forced into homelessness because my government is composed of a load of right-wing fucknuggets.
Seriously I get we all have problems and it sucks mightily in most places right now but a little reciprocal solidarity would be good right about now.
1. Put on nail polish and let dry.
2. Dip fingernail in alcohol-basically any will do, vodka is suggested.
3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail.
4. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself.
5. Paint top coat if desired.
You can also do this with warm water and it works just as well
but seriously why would you use warm water when you have an excuse to get the booze out
Somethings in life are very important to me for personal reasons as well as the fact they’re just decent things to do. The fight against AIDS is one of them…
When I was a kid my parents knew this awesome couple who for the sake of argument we’ll call David and Robert they lived in south london with their cats and I grew up knowing them as Uncle David and Uncle Robert. We saw more of David than Robert but they were both lovely. David used to give us a lift to the supermarket at the weekends and afterwards he’d come back to ours and He, my Mum and I would play Heroquest (very old RPG boardgame similar to D&D) beng very generous to me because I was about 7. We went to theme parks together and on various other trips and David would babysit my sister and I from time to time. I was aware that He and Robert were gay in the same way I was aware they had cats, no value judgements about it they just were.
I wasn’t aware at that point that David had AIDS (this was the early/mid 90’s) so AIDS was still massively misunderstood and people my mother knew displayed some appalling homophobia with statements such as “aren’t you worried he’ll do things to them” being fairly common (to my mother’s credit her response was “well no because he’s gay and they’re girls and even if they weren’t why would he?”) I’m fairly certain that if she’d mentioned he had AIDS they’d have been reporting her to social services.
It wasn’t until I was a little older, around 9, that David himself explained to me that he had AIDS and something of what that meant although I’m afraid I probably didn’t understand the exact implications I understood enough to know it meant I had to be careful if he cut himself and that it was serious and could make him very ill.
The thing I didn’t understand until I was older was how incredibly sad David having AIDS was. Unlike so many others he wasn’t infected through accident or ignorance. He was infected on purpose. He’d picked up a guy one night and slept with him waking up the next morning to find the guy gone and a copy of an STI test result with ‘welcome to hell’ scrawled on it.
David didn’t deserve to have AIDS, he didn’t deserve to die when I was 13. He deserved to grow old with Robert and his cats and if he’d been infected a few years later he might have managed that. But then again nobody deserves AIDS everyone deserves to have access to the drugs that will give them longer with the people they love if they do have it.
So please get tested. huge numbers of people have no idea about their HIV status and many don’t care. But even if you don’t care about yourself spare a thought for the people you might infect and the people who love them and you.
Please donate to charities who promote HIV testing awareness and charities who help provide drugs to people can’t afford them so that people can stay alive as long as possible.
IDGAF if this offends. White New Atheists are still racist, misogynistic, heterosexist, cissexist, transmisogynistic, ableist and sizeist.
They just stopped saying “God” intended stuff and found other, equally spurious, justifications for their desire to keep white cis/het patriarchy and eugenics intact.
Bigots will be bigots. Claiming that ‘god said so’ is just a weak ass excuse for it but even if the very concept of god was removed from the world people would still be bigoted shits.
AS LONG AS YOU ARE A DECENT PERSON NO GOD WORTH BELIEVING IN WOULD PUNISH YOU FOR NOT BELIEVING IN THEM OR ADVOCATE THEIR FOLLOWERS TO DO LIKEWISE.
Apparently Tesco has discovered books that don’t let you read them if you’re the wrong gender… as for those of you that are neither hers nor hims apparently for Christmas you get the wonderful gift of illiteracy.