My currently reading shelf on goodreads at the moment is damn near inspirational.
"Annie (a pseudonym) is a Chinese-American, straight, female university professor. While she was in graduate school, she found it difficult to receive medical treatment due to the perceived psychiatric condition of simply being Asian and female: “I went to a doctor at the university because I had recurring abdominal pain. The doctor listened to my description, but rather than doing a physical exam, he explained to me that it was normal for Asian women to be anxious and stressed out, and anxiety was probably causing my abdominal pain.” But surprisingly, the doctor didn’t treat the anxiety either. He just said there was nothing he could do."
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.
maids, waitresses, janitors, garbage collectors, and construction workers.
See also: Sex workers.
do you know why feminism has a horrible image?
i’ll let you in on a secret here, it’s because people hate women
basic spelling when it comes to trans terms, since these things tend to get misspelled fairly often:
- transgender, not ‘transgendered’. you wouldn’t say someone is gayed; it’s the same thing here
- trans, not trans*
- remember to put the space. trans woman, trans man, trans non-binary person
- not necessarily related to spelling, but don’t use ‘enby’ as a blanket term for all non-binary people. some of us don’t like it or are uncomfortable with it, and prefer ‘nb’ or ‘non-binary’. stick with non-binary until you know what a person is okay with
- add on if you see this list and have something else to say
i thought of more things:
- never use ‘it’ UNLESS the trans/non-binary person has specifically said it pronouns are fine. if the person wants you to use it pronouns only, and you refuse or use different pronouns, you are misgendering the person. yes, i know the history of the usage of ‘it’ against trans people. that doesn’t make it okay to misgender someone who has made the conscious decision to use ‘it’ for itself
- FtM and MtF can be harmful. use these carefully; make sure the person you’re talking about/to is okay with these terms. on that note, don’t talk about trans people being trans to others without the person’s express permission
- "used to be a boy/girl"/"became a boy/girl" = not okay
- "opposite gender" erases non-binary people. try "all genders" or "another gender" instead
walking to work with my ipod blaring has become my new favourite thing.
Can’t find any paper to write a note in this bigcartel order. That makes me angry. BAH