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blurry Thanksgiving #feministselfie
Dec 1, 2013 / 1 note

blurry Thanksgiving #feministselfie

Femme even with the shortest of hair.
Nov 19, 2013 / 3 notes

Femme even with the shortest of hair.

Dirty Dancing: Tatooine Nights. 

C-3PO: “Excuse me, sir, but I believe this is my dance space.”

Nobody puts Jabba in the corner.
Sep 22, 2013 / 1 note

Dirty Dancing: Tatooine Nights.

C-3PO: “Excuse me, sir, but I believe this is my dance space.”

Nobody puts Jabba in the corner.

Aug 23, 2013 / 7 notes

An open letter to NPR about Pfc. Manning

Dear NPR,

I am a lifelong listener and a contributing member of four local NPR stations — KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska (where I grew up), WBEZ in Chicago (where several of my favorite shows are produced), Yellowstone Public Radio (because I love their logo!) and WFCR in Western New England (where I currently live).

I am writing because I was disappointed to read in yesterday’s article in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/business/media/he-she-news-media-are-encouraged-to-change.html) that NPR is disregarding Pfc. Chelsea Manning’s specific request to be referred to as Chelsea and use female pronouns.

Trans* individuals face enormous prejudice in almost every aspect of life, and of course Manning’s life is complicated by the fact that she is so much in the public eye. It is common courtesy to use the pronouns a person desires, and clearly other news agencies such as the Associated Press, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post have gotten that message. I hope that NPR will correct its policy and give Chelsea Manning the same respect it would give anyone else in the news.

Specifically, spokeswoman Anna Bross’s comment that “Until Bradley Manning’s desire to have his gender changed actually physically happens, we will be using male-related pronouns to identify him,” ignores the fact that since Manning has been sentenced to prison for the next 35 years, she has literally no control over whether or not she will be able to physically transition, for example by taking hormones or having surgery.

Further, not all trans* individuals have financial or logistical access to hormones or surgery — and not everyone wants them. It is absurd that NPR (or any other agency) would be able to set a benchmark that must be reached before respecting an individual’s gender identity. What if Manning was able to take hormones? How long would it take before she would be considered a woman? Would she still need surgery? What kind of surgery? These are not questions that anyone is qualified to answer except the person in question.

Trans Media Watch has produced a style guide for the media on how to respectfully represent trans* individuals. It is available here: http://www.transmediawatch.org/Documents/Media%20Style%20Guide.pdf

I love NPR. I have several close friends who work as reporters and hosts, and it is the only radio pre-set in my car. I talk about NPR with my friends, family, and co-workers all the time. Unfortunately, now one of the things I will talk about is how NPR is lagging behind on trans* issues. I want to remain a contributing listener, so I am asking — please change your policy so that trans* individuals are referred to by their preferred name and preferred personal pronouns, regardless of their stage of physical transition.

Sincerely,

A faithful listener

Aug 14, 2013 / 1,268 notes

All covers copyright their respective copyright holders, all parody rights belong to me (as does the pup).

Vintage Ovaltine advertisement.
Aug 3, 2013 / 20 notes

Vintage Ovaltine advertisement.

Jul 29, 2013 / 216,404 notes

My BFF Coming out to her 89 Year old Grandmother

  • BFF: Grandmother I need to talk to you
  • Grandma: [concerned voice] What? What is it? Are you sick?
  • BFF: No, no. Grandma. I'm gay.
  • Grandma: What?
  • BFF: I'm gay Grandma. I have a girlfriend now.
  • Grandma: [relieved voice] Oh honey, is that all? I thought you had cancer. Anytime someone needs to tell me something they are sick. Who's your girlfriend, when is her birthday? I'll bake her a pie.
juboolee:

Sunday.
Jul 18, 2013 / 28 notes

juboolee:

Sunday.

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theniftyfifties:

Ava Gardner 
Jul 17, 2013 / 319 notes
rachelecateyes:

(via The Nearsighted Owl: Fat Women Should Not Have Short Hair? You Are Wrong.)
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nitanahkohe:

Did you watch The Lone Ranger, only to regret it? Do you already know you don’t wanna waste your money or your time on it? Then check out Universal VIP. It was written, produced, directed by Natives, and features a phenomenal all-Native cast (hello, Tatanka Means!)—all based on a short story by Gyasi Ross. 

And if you need any more reasons not to see The Lone Ranger check out http://nativeappropriations.com/2013/07/i-saw-the-lone-ranger-so-you-dont-have-to.html

Love her hair! Also, can anyone translate Turkish? All I can get is that she (Dolly) was a trans woman from Italy who starred in Turkish movies in the 1960s.
Jul 14, 2013 / 1,000 notes

Love her hair! Also, can anyone translate Turkish? All I can get is that she (Dolly) was a trans woman from Italy who starred in Turkish movies in the 1960s.

(via femme-swag)