Next weekend I am going to my Mom's funeral. I am openly trans* and my mom knew that and loved me not only in spite of, but because of that. However, my extended maternal family still calls me by my birth name and uses the wrong pronouns all the time. When I use my new (legal) name, they ignore me and continue to use the wrong name. Should I just put up with it to maintain the peace at a emotionally difficult time, or should I correct people at every turn?
Wario admits that Wario is not the best person to give advice on transgender issues like these, but Wario thinks you should correct them at every turn, anon (if you are comfortable with that). Just because they are going through something difficult does not permit them to invalidate you. Be vocal if you must. Remind them of how the person you are mourning had the decency to use your pronouns and refer to you as the correct gender. If they want to respect your mother’s memory, they should do so as well.
If any of Wario’s wonderful followers have advice for the anon, reblog this post so anon can hear it.
“No, the next Nelson Mandela of the world is rotting in a jail cell tonight, just like Mandela nearly withered for 27 years on Robben Island. Or he is on someone’s terrorist watch list, or she is segregated and searched every time she travels through an international airport. Somewhere, government spies are reading the emails of the next Nelson Mandela. They are tracking his cell phone and listening to his calls, or monitoring her meetings with their undercover cops.”—Philly.com writer Will Bunch nails it on the head, discussing who could be the next Mandela for America or across the world. (via shortformblog)
A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.
After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.
A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.
A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.
A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.
In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.
So I’m working on this really cool video project exploring the sexuality of masculine of center women and transmen. I can’t go into details but if you might be down, or want to learn more, hit me up in my ask and I’ll tell you all about it!
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Obviously YOU don't know anything about the medical field. Being overweight IS unhealthy. Obviously you're stupid. But hey, if you in fact DO know better than the THOUSANDS of doctors and researchers who came up with this information, I'm sorry. And you can go back to telling children it's okay to be unhealthy and have heart attacks/strokes/diabetes. Omg you're so dumb. Like, a simple Google search or going to a physician will TELL you being overweight is VERY unhealthy.
“A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.”—
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
one time i was at a nightclub and it was really dark and i met a guy and we didnt really talk he kind of just like guided me to the dance floor and we grinded on eachother and made out and he whispered wanna go to my place in my ear and i was like yeah ok so we went outside to get a cab and we looked at each other in the light of the streetlight and he turned out to be my bio. teacher and he literally sprinted away