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effyeahsupergirl:

To Whom It May Concern,

I’m boggled by something. You had a reader poll to help select the Time 100. This is awesome and a great way to connect with people. So why is it that someone who had overwhelming reader support got left off the list? I’m talking about Laverne Cox. She had 88,481 people vote for her, and an astonishing 91.5% positive rate. By my calculations that’s  80,960 positive votes. Lets look at some of the people that DID make the list over her:

Amy Adams: 22,278 votes, 45.7% positive = 10181 positive votes
Matthew McConaughey: 20823, 44.1% positive = 9182 positive votes
Peele & Key: 21250, 75.7% = 16086 positive
Seth Meyes: 13683, 40.5% =  5541 positive
Benedict Cumberbatch: 90271 (1790 more votes than Laverne), 65.8% = 59398 (but 21562 less positive votes)

Here I stayed within the same category Laverne fell in, Movie and Television Entertainers. The only one who had near the amount of readers vote for him as Laverne had vote for her (and indeed, he had more) fell over 20,000 positive votes shy.

Sadly Laverne’s omission from the Time 100 does not surprise me. It angers me, it saddens me, but it does not surprise me. Just when trans* people are finally getting some exposure in a positive light (after years of being portrayed as nothing but jokes, victims or predators) it’s too much to hope that our most vocal and visible transgender advocate gets some recognition in a list like this. No, we can’t have that. Have to sweep her aside, no matter how many people think she belongs on the list. Have to erase the trans* people because they don’t belong.

I used to have respect for Time Magazine. When Maya Rhodan covered my own story in September, I was elated. It meant that I had made enough of a difference to make national headlines. (That story is here: http://swampland.time.com/2013/09/16/transgender-community-steps-closer-to-employment-equality/). I was overjoyed at this. But now I’m outraged. It seems that advocates like Laverne, like Janet Mock, and like myself, still have a long way to go before we can get something as simple as recognition.

Thank you for reading,

Corinne McCreery
Transgender Rights Advocate

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chotpot:

People are butts about gender sometimes! So here is a comic talking about how it really isn’t a big deal!

When I was with James this week I wrote a little poem about gender
and decided to draw a comic for said poem.

Hope you guys enjoy!

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prostheticknowledge:

BionicKangaroo

Robotic recreation of the Kangaroo form put together by Festo to demonstrate energy-efficient movement (this was initially announced on April the 1st, but turns out to be real) - video embedded below:

With the BionicKangaroo, Festo has technologically reproduced the unique way a kangaroo moves. Like its natural model, it can recover the energy when jumping, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump.

On the artificial kangaroo, Festo intelligently combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology to produce a highly dynamic system. The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when jumping and landing. The consistent lightweight construction facilitates the unique jumping behaviour. The system is controlled by gestures.

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sakimichan:

nipahdubs:

Male Cruella De Vil is now finished (with Fur coat!) based on SakimiChans design.

Awwwwwww yeahhhhhhh <3 thank you for cosplayring one of my paintings, it turned out super awesome !

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In some ways, the term “pansexual” came out of biphobia and a need to stipulate that one was not transphobic. If you take the binary view of “bisexual,” then a sexuality specific to an attraction to men and women could be seen as being noninclusive of transgender men and women. On the other hand, transgender men and women want to (and should) be seen as simply men and women, meaning that they would/should be included in that very binary; not including them tends to be much more phobic and noninclusive.

Then there is the thought that the binary view of bisexuality can be seen as phobic of anyone who identifies as genderqueer, or somewhere along the gender and sexuality spectrum, not identifying as male or female, man or woman. But, as I mentioned before, the true definition of “bisexual” is being attracted to those who are the same as me and those who are different from me, encompassing all genders and identities. The often-repeated argument that “bi means two” ignores a simple fact: “Same” and “different” are, indeed, two groups.

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via The Bad ‘B’ Word: A Need for Bisexual Acceptance

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traddmoore:

Marvel character headshots/busts

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sickforya:

raise your hand if you’re tired and sad and wanna make out with a girl

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