Alice Domurat Dreger (2004) “Ambiguous Sex”—or Ambivalent Medicine? (137-153) In Health, Disease and Illness. (via pipipiripiripi)
Further proof that society only cares about men’s pleasure, and only thinks of women as holes.
(even though not all women have vaginas/not everyone with a vagina is a woman)
This is why if I *ever* birth a child, I’m doing it with a midwife who is made to understand beforehand that if my child is intersex, they are to be left *intact*. Intersex people do not exist to be “fixed”.
And guess what was the idea of ‘good’ male genitals for intersex people expressed by these same doctors? A functioning and big enough penis. Because a man would be nothing with a small dick, right?
Ugh. This is why oppressed groups that have to deal with doctors (intersex people, transgender people, autistic people, disabled people, etc) are extra vulnerable: because the medical world is really fucked up. You will meet more old oppressive, sexist, ableist stereotypes in modern medical education than in most republican speeches. It’s really really sickening.
I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:
reblog for signal boost
Initially, I thought it wasn’t a shame. Most 22 year-olds … Nonetheless, another friend of mine said having had 4 different sexual partners is whore-ish and immoral. My friend felt …. It’s that really dumb double standard.
See on wrongplanet.net
2) The solution to the sexual double standard that shames women for having casual sex, being promiscuous, enjoying sex, having female bodies, leaving the house, whatever, is not, as a very smart lady on Twitter put it recently, …
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The StirEminem’s Daughter Can’t Call Taylor Swift a ‘Whore’ No Matter How Annoying …The StirThere are too many men out there who are more than willing to whip out that most degrading of insults — the last thing we need is slut-shaming from our…
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TheGlossWomen Avoid Casual Sex For Fear Of Being Judged, Says StudyTheGlossHave you ever been in an argument on the Internet in which the term “slut shaming” comes up, and some asshole is like, “that’s not a real thing, stop using that stupid phrase!
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“For Nancy Lanza, even being shot in the face repeatedly cannot atone for her sins, as we see them: she is responsible, in part, for this. 26 victims, not 27. Nancy Lanza, who we know not at all but can take a small amount of facts and line them up and decide that she could have prevented this. “She shouldn’t have let a mentally ill kid around guns”- even though we’ve seen headline after headline that autism is not a mental illness, does not make children inclined to be violent, and is the only diagnosis that we know of for her son. I haven’t read anyone questioning the father. After divorcing, it is the mother who is responsible, according to our national opinion. What we don’t know about Mrs. Lanza or her son or her actions around her son is a list much longer than what we do know. What we don’t know is how to grieve for a mother of an atypical son who had guns in her home and did not predict that there was a chance her son would take a gun and shoot people. “
from the blog Flux Capacitor at http://poemsandnovels.blogspot.com/
ridenour64’s photo on Instagram (#Slut #whore #Funny #girls #women #Truth http://t.co/tLC7l0pw...)…
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Slut-shaming is defined as the act of making someone, usually a woman, feel guilty or inferior, for engaging in certain sexual behaviors that violate traditional gender expectations. These include, depending on culture, having a large number of sex partners, having sexual relations outside marriage, having casual sexual relations, or acting or dressing in a way that is deemed excessively sexual. This is often done by name calling (often using the word “slut” itself) as well as covert shaming. Although the exact origin of the term is unclear, it has gained popularity in recent years, especially as a result of SlutWalk, which started in Toronto in response to an incident where a Toronto Police officer told a group of students that they could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like “sluts”.
The term “slut” is often applied to women who have sex with multiple partners, are sexually active at an early age, or those who may be perceived to deviate in any way from the sexual norm. The term is said to be often used by women and men to defame those that they dislike.
From Sallie: It needs work. If you do, let me know!
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How can we condemn women for enjoying sex without looking sexist? I got it—let’s demand that women “respect themselves”.
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From AdiosBarbie.com, “The body imag site for every body.”
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