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trans-parenting:

This ad apparently appeared in the Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest state newspaper, yesterday.  Sponsored by a conservative Catholic group it urges parents to oppose a policy change (that is expected to pass) that would allow for trans high school athletes to participate in sports with proper accommodations in place.

These fear-mongering tactics are without evidence, misleading, and as tiresome as they are offensive.  It is always drumming up fear over “men” in private spaces with girls (I have yet to see a single statement like this addressing transmen in male spaces) and always with some implication (subtle or not) that trans people are deceptive, threatening, and quite possibly sexual predators.

The proposed policy is simple, and has plenty of barriers in place that would prevent abuse (not to mention the other existent rules & laws in place that would cover any potential concerning behavior).  Requiring a confirming letter from both a parent/guardian and medical professional is more than enough “proof” of gender, and the accommodations provided are common sense and in line with similar high school policies from California as well as many colleges & universities.

But, as much as I am confident that this will pass, you can bet I will be sending off a couple emails to share with these individuals just how important this stuff is.

And to the Minnesota Child Protection League shame on you.

(Source: blogs.mprnews.org)

magic-bowtie-dreams-221b:

thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

"Aha! We knew it!

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

"Wait, what?"

  • White people:

    We don't want any black people in our clubs, bars, parties, restaurants, schools, government, banks, neighborhoods, or offices

  • Black people:

    Well fuck ya'll then. We can go start our own shit that's just for black people and nobody else.

  • White people:

    ......

  • White people:

    Wow, excluding people based solely on their skin color? That's really racist and I am personally offended. How would you feel if we did that to you?

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