I’m gonna go watch some lesbians now, k thanks bye!

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Those who claim that sex is determined by chromosomes must not realize that sex is assigned at birth not by chromosomes, not even by gonads, but by genitals. In fact, the vast majority of us never learn what our sex chromosomes are. Sex isn’t something we’re actually born with, it’s something that doctors or our parents assign us at birth. So if sex is determined by genitals, they must be clearly binary and unchangeable, right? Wrong. Genitals can be ambiguous at birth and many trans people get gender confirmation surgery to change them. Neither chromosomes nor genitals are binary in the way that “biological sex” defenders claim they are, and the vast majority of measures by which we judge sex are very much changeable.

While it is true that gender and sex are different things, and that gender is indeed a social construct, sex isn’t the Ultimate Biological Reality that transphobes make it out to be. There’s nothing intrinsically male about XY chromosomes, testosterone, body hair, muscle mass or penises. If an alien civilization found earth, they wouldn’t look at a person with a penis and say “Oh, that must be a male, sex based on genitalia is the One Universal Constant.” Sex, like gender, is indeed socially constructed and can be changed.

It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny | Mey Rude for Autostraddle (via gaywrites)
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How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head.

Nina LaCour, Hold Still  (via californiagirlwearingpearls)
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I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them.

Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos (via wordsnquotes)
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neoliberalismkills:

ah yes, the sobbing breakdown in a Chili’s parking lot, a most sacred tradition of transition into adulthood

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  • The US Government:We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government:If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government:And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government:In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government:If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government:Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  • The US Government:And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government:The parent who is working 16 hours a day
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  • Anonymousi don't want to invade your space or anything, but a lesbian is a woman who likes women. it's a term used by girls about other girls, not everybody who isn't a man. i don't want to sound offensive, really, but there's "polyromantic" if you're talking about attraction to more than one gender, but not all of them. a lesbian is woman/women only. i'm guessing you don't give a shit about this, sorry anyway if i was offensive to you.
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    how about you not try to dictate my fucking identity, how does that sound

    you might be a woman who likes women and identifies as lesbian, but surprise! your personal definition of lesbian is not The One True Lesbianism

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  • #super cute #I love my body #new bikini #happy day #bikini #body hair
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