var _bftn_options = { animation: 'banner' } > I Write About Feminism

masterpost of genders coined by baaphomett

mogai-archive:

baaphomett has coined a lot of gender terms so i think it would be easier to have them all together rather than in separate posts

  • exgender/egender: agender is like saying e) none of the above for gender, but exgender/egender is like refusing to answer the question, crossing out the words, or eating the paper the question is written on. exgender/egender is an outright refusal to accept or identify in, on, or around the current gender hierarchy. 
  • xenogender: a gender that cannot be contained by human understandings of gender; more concerned with crafting other methods of gender categorization and hierarchy such as those relating to animals, plants, or other creatures/things
  • micro- and macrogender: small and large feelings of gender that are not identifiable within social gender categories. 
  • resgender: a gender that can be summed up as an unidentifiable, nondescript thing but manifests in hundreds of different genders that could be recognized and function as “girl” and /or”boy” but is entirely dependent on the context; based on the latin word “res”) 
  • ungender: not without but a negative; an unboy would be the negative of a boy and an ungirl would be the negative of a girl
  • intergender: fills in the spaces between genders; not without or none but the gender in the middle (note: this term existed before me, but this is a new definition, as far as i’m aware. also, it has been pointed out to me, so far only by dyadic people, that this term may be used for only intersex people. if you have any information regarding this, please let me know so i can have the correct information.)
  • super- and supragender: above the threshold for having a gender/having a gender that exceeds above and including a gender; supraboy would include and extend beyond boy and supragirl would include and extend beyond girl 
  • pre- and postgender: before and after a gender; preboy would be moving to identify as a boy but has yet to fully embrace the term and pregirl would be moving to identify as a girl but has yet to fully embrace the term; postboy would have moved on from identifying as a boy but still has gendered ties to identifying as a boy and postgirl would have moved on from identifying as a girl but still has gendered ties to identifying as a girl
  • necrogender: a gender that used to exist but is now dead
  • grey- and graygender: a gender that cannot be pinpointed/identified as any one thing. like graysexual, somewhere between sexual and asexual, grey- and graygender are somewhere between agender and ___gender. coined here
  • gendervoid: a gender consisting of the void (also/originally used to mean the same thing as genderless)
  • gendernull: a gender like gendervoid but without the void
  • preterbinary: beyond the the gender binary/spectrum of male and female 
  • ambigender: experiencing two genders simultaneously and without fluidity or shifting

(via queertniss)

spoopyhawke:

oh my god oH my god OH MY GOD fuckin christ oh my god masculinity is so fragile oh my god

This is a real fucking book. 

Packed with modern styles, tips on how to create personalized designs, and a history of the surprisingly close ties that men and yarn have shared through the years, this original craft book is perfect for the growing band of male knitters. Includes 25 projects.” (x)

(via maycontainfeminists)

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

(via yourmediahasproblems)

my-demons-make-good-coffee: i dunno if anyone ever asked you this but do you know hogwarts shcool of prayer and miracles? and if so, thoughts about it?

I hadn’t heard of it so i looked it up. 

Apparently it’s a Harry Potter fanfiction written by someone claiming to want to take out the devil worship to make it appropriate for her children. 

Whether it’s a genuine effort or a joke doesn’t really make a difference to me. But you’d have to read the Harry Potter books in order to re-write them, so…

omgeriweri: Hia, I want to consider myself as a femanist because I beleve in equal rights of the sexes. The only thing I'm worried about is the way pepole view femininity, this annoys me ever so deeply. So have you got any advice on avoiding human igronance and stupidity ?

There’s really no way to avoid it, unfortunately.

But the better educated you are on a topic, the easier it is to counter sexist or bigoted arguments, and that’s something that feels good. 

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

(via god-dammit-fandom)

shriios: i think in those situations where you have to write "opposite equal sides" to an argument, youre practically obligated to pick an argument where one side is simply bigotry. then make the bigoted speech sound as awful as possible just to show how incredibly awful it actually sounds/is when real people believe it. shrug in front of the whole class when the teacher accuses you of not taking the assignment seriously. its an immensely satisfying feeling regardless of what grade they give you.

hollowcaverns: I have to give a persuasive speech in my public speaking class soon. My first speech will be presenting one side of the argument and the second presenting the other side. We're supposed to pick a political related topic but that's not really my thing. Do you have any suggestions besides the usual things like gun control, marijuana legalization, etc? Love your blog btw!

My suggestion is that you talk about repealing the Hyde Amendment, which makes it harder for poor women to have abortions.

On a side note, though, I hate these double sided speeches. Not every issue has two equally valid sides, and teachers should stop pretending like they do. Bigotry is not a valid argument. 

blackourstory:

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLACK TULSA? IF NOT… WHY NOT?

This horrific incident has been well documented, everywhere: from YouTube videos of survivor interviews to PBS Lesson Plans for school teachers. Please do your Google diligence:

  • From May 30 to June 1, 1921, white citizens of Tulsa bombed burned and shot up the “Little Africa” section of Tulsa FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT
  • Why would they do that? That same old lame excuse, a Black man supposedly did something to a white woman. But the real reason was ECONOMIC JEALOUSY. Whites may have called it Little Africa derisively, but there is a reason that Black Tulsa is known as Black Wall Street
  • In addition to the 300 Blacks killed, and over 1,000 residential homes burned to the ground, also destroyed were:
  • The Mt. Zion Baptist Church and five other churches; the Gurley Hotel, Red Wing Hotel, and Midway Hotel; the Tulsa Star and Oklahoma Sun newspaper offices; Dunbar Elementary School; Osborne Monroe’s Roller-Skating Rink; the East End Feed Store; the Y.M.C.A. Cleaners; the Dreamland Theater; a drug store, barbershop, banquet hall, several grocery stores, dentists, lawyers, doctors, and realtors offices; a U.S. Post Office Substation, as well the all-black Frissell Memorial Hospital. All told, marauding gangs of savage whites destroyed 40-square-blocks of Black economic and entrepreneurial prosperity!

64 years after the first bombing of an American city was committed against the Black residents of Tulsa… the second bombing of an American city took place in Philadelphia when the city bombed the black members of the MOVE organization. (see the blackourstory archive for details). 

Isn’t it a shame that 76 after the bombing of Tulsa, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, most historically illiterate Americans - including American “journalists” - responded as if it were the first time such a horror had been visited on Oklahoma. If only we knew.

While there are many lessons to be drawn from this, a few questions that stick out to me are these:

  • If the answer to Black second-class treatment from whites in America is supposedly to become the ultimate American capitalists…the ‘model minorities’… how do you explain Tulsa 1921?
  • For those Black folk who think that the sole answer to Black people’s problems is simply more Blacks becoming business owners and more Blacks spending money with other Blacks… how did that work out for our people in Tulsa in ‘21?
  • Considering not only Tulsa, but Rosewood, Florida, and many other thriving all-Black towns that you may know of that all met the same fate at the hands of murderous, envious, lazy crackers… WHEN ARE WE GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND TAKE SERIOUSLY THE IDEA THAT BLACK WEALTH (ESPECIALLY ALL-BLACK WEALTH) WILL NEED TO BE PROTECTED WITH PHYSICAL FORCE?

There is a reason that Marcus Garvey AND Elijah Muhammad had armies of trained Black men as a huge part of their organizations. Many of us Black folk took those great men as jokes, yet NO BLACK LEADERS SINCE THOSE TWO have reached the same heights of economic and ideological success and unity of Black people. 

Not only do we need to LEARN THIS HISTORY, we need to start taking these events men and movements MORE SERIOUSLY, and doing some CRITICAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS if we are ever to stop being on the bottom rung of every metric in American life. Not just some casual or accidental reading of history; some CRITICAL. HISTORICAL. ANALYSIS.

TULSA 1921 was real. PHILLY 1985 was real. Will it happen again?

(via perks-of-being-a-feminist)

sevenofthirteen: If you're still taking suggestions, I seriously suggest The Name of the Wind, as well as its sequel, The Wise Man's Fear. I can't speak for representation in the books - what I can guarantee is a book well-crafted, forged with wisdom, and sent out to the world on wings that can only fly for the love that pieced them together, feather by feather. Together, those two books - the first two in the Kingkiller Chronicles, which is set to be a trilogy - encompass 658,000 words, each one worth the time.

I looked it up and I know seven people on Goodreads who have read this or want to read it! It must be good! Thanks for the recommendation!

cinnamonski: My friend told me that I shouldn't eat a cookie because we were going to the lake 2 days later and a guy would be there. She didn't want me to 'look fat'. So I had 3 cookies to spite her, and they were fucking delicious. Exquisite cookies.

Good for you!!