This has been circulating for a few days now, and while the intended message is alright, is leaves out some critical detals.
If you’re out in public and you can figure out a stranger’s gender, follow these steps:
- Remember that you can’t
- You cannot determine the gender of a stranger
- Assuming you can determine gender based on appearance is transmisogyny
- So don’t gender people you don’t know
- And don’t worry about it
this still confuses me because if this was on accident, then what was he tryna do?
That red lining was suppose to be there after he pulled off the black piece
Who cares if it was alleged or not? How about we talk about how janet’s career took a massive hit from this and Justin just skipped on his merry way?
the last part is the most important.
Doing an early promo for an event coming up in July! For anyone who may or may not be in Vancouver at the time.
Just because I feel like sending out information also for a rad (regular) event I help plan.
So for those that don’t know, the All Bodies Swim is an event that happens here in Vancouver (and in different forms by different people and organizations) and other cities across North America and Europe (but like I said, in different forms).
The purpose of the swim is to make a safe place, oriented towards people who typically are not comfortable in a public swimming environment.
The event is run by me, and three to four other people. On a volunteer basis and by donations.
As it says on the poster, all are welcome, as it’s geared towards making a space for Trans folk, Queers, POC, Fatties, People with Scars, Fur, Mobility Aids. Piercings, tattoos, and anyone who wants to attend.
There is a Facebook group, here
If you want to learn more there is a lot of information on the group. As well as networking with other people in the Vancouver/Seattle/West Coast Queer community. As well as events located in and around our community.
So if y’all are planning to come to Vancouver in July, this is definitely an event to attend.
Art Credits by: Pussy
[Picture of a shark in a reef, ‘All Bodies Swim’ and ‘July 12th, 214’ are splayed across the top. To the side is the website link (allbodiesswim.org)]
[Underneath that is a list of people: Trans Folk, Queers, People of Colour, Fatties, Scars, Fur, Mobility Aids, Inked, Pierced. Followed by ‘This is a pool party celebrating all bodies!’]
[The address and date is displayed underneath: Templeton Pool on Saturday, July 12th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. 700 Templeton Drive, Vancouver BC. Unceded Coast Salish Territory]
[Underneath in small print is: [Suggested Donation of $5 - $20, no one turned away for lack of funds. Accessible gender neutral change areas, chair lift, & wading pool. All Ages. Acces Inquiries welcome.]
"sexuality is a choice"
"women wouldn’t get raped if they didn’t wear revealing clothes"
"there are only two genders"
"i’m not trying to be sexist/racist, but.."
"a/bi/pansexuality isn’t real"
"gay people shouldn’t have children"
"i don’t want to be friends with a gay person, they could hit on me"
"you can’t identify with the gender you want to be, only the one you were born with"
A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.
I'm bisexual and a bit of a genderfuck, a queer, sex and body positive feminist with a strong interest in gender and sexuality. I post and re-blog about LGBT issues, various aspects of gender and its fluidity, feminism, asexuality, bisexuality, and everything outside of the heternormative binaries. Enjoy!
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