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angryfemin-ish:

laughatthestars:

today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.

this matters so much. 

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Boy or Girl?

Me:
*Minding own business*
Cis Person:
"Are you a boy or a girl????????????"
Me:
"Yes."
Cis Person:
"Which?"
Me:
"Which what?"
Cis Person:
"Which gender are you?"
Me:
"What are the options again?"
Cis Person:
"Boy or girl?"
Me:
"I'm an adult, so I guess neither."
Cis Person:
"Man or woman?"
Me:
"What's the difference?"
Cis Person:
"Men are big and have facial hair and low voices, women are small and cook me dinner when I come home from picketing outside abortion clinics."
Me:
"Oh, I see."
Cis Person:
"So which is it?"
Me:
"I dunno, I'm nervous, you go first."
Cis Person:
"I'm a guy."
Me:
"Ok, me too."
Cis Person:
"Really?"
Me:
"Yeah."
Cis Person:
"Why are your hands so small and your face so smooth and why are you wearing three shirts?"
Me:
"Because I'm a transgender guy."
Cis Person:
"Transgendered? What's that?"
Me:
"It means I'm a guy with small hands, a smooth face, three shirts, and I don't go around interrogating other guys about their appearances."
Cis Person:
"What were you born as?"
Me:
"A baby."
Cis Person:
"What sex you were born as?"
Me:
"Babies aren't allowed to have sex."
Cis Person:
"What gender?"
Me:
"Uhm... Hmmm... Damn it, y'know, I just don't remember! I was so young..."
Cis Person:
"I'm going to kill you."
Me:
*Pulls out knife* "I'm going to cut off your penis."
And the cis person runs away and my day is back to peaceful.

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softboycollective:

notyourexrotic:

Last Sunday, 17 trans women were arrested in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia were arrested at a local wedding simply for being trans. 16 of them were fined RM950 (296.55 USD) and sentenced to prison for 7 days. If they do not pay up the fine after 7 days they will be sentenced to prison for 6 months. One of the 17 was underage so she was let go, but she is now required to report to the Religious Department once a month for a year.
Justice for Sisters, a support and advocacy group for the rights of trans women in Malaysia, managed to secure a syariah-court lawyer to held these women appeal their sentences. The lawyer advised them to prepare RM1,500 (468.24 USD) per person as it is apparently a common practice for the court to ask for more money from detainees who appeal their sentences.
As their Malaysian ICs all say “male”, if imprisoned, they will be sent to men’s prison and treated as male prisoners - including shaved heads and lack of access to hormones.
Justice for Sisters is currently fundraising RM24,000 (7491.81 USD) and needs the money immediately. They are accepting PayPal donations at pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com . (I created the PayPal link - if that doesn’t work just manually put in pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com in the PayPal Send To address. Note the “PP.”!)
For more information, email them at justiceforsisters@gmail.com (note the lack of “pp.”).
Context: Trans women in Malaysia recently filed a groundbreaking court case asserting their civil rights.
From I AM YOU: Be A Trans Ally, a Malaysian social media campaign for trans* people and their supporters. Please pass the word!
EDIT: The first version of this had a typo - the original fine is actually RM950 not RM960 as I had written. The converted amount in USD is correct.

Please donate if you can

softboycollective:

notyourexrotic:

Last Sunday, 17 trans women were arrested in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia were arrested at a local wedding simply for being trans. 16 of them were fined RM950 (296.55 USD) and sentenced to prison for 7 days. If they do not pay up the fine after 7 days they will be sentenced to prison for 6 months. One of the 17 was underage so she was let go, but she is now required to report to the Religious Department once a month for a year.

Justice for Sisters, a support and advocacy group for the rights of trans women in Malaysia, managed to secure a syariah-court lawyer to held these women appeal their sentences. The lawyer advised them to prepare RM1,500 (468.24 USD) per person as it is apparently a common practice for the court to ask for more money from detainees who appeal their sentences.

As their Malaysian ICs all say “male”, if imprisoned, they will be sent to men’s prison and treated as male prisoners - including shaved heads and lack of access to hormones.

Justice for Sisters is currently fundraising RM24,000 (7491.81 USD) and needs the money immediately. They are accepting PayPal donations at pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com(I created the PayPal link - if that doesn’t work just manually put in pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com in the PayPal Send To address. Note the “PP.”!)

For more information, email them at justiceforsisters@gmail.com (note the lack of “pp.”).

Context: Trans women in Malaysia recently filed a groundbreaking court case asserting their civil rights.

From I AM YOU: Be A Trans Ally, a Malaysian social media campaign for trans* people and their supporters. Please pass the word!

EDIT: The first version of this had a typo - the original fine is actually RM950 not RM960 as I had written. The converted amount in USD is correct.

Please donate if you can

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Let me, a person who does not suffer from mental illness, tell you how hard mental illness is for the neurotypical: me, just me. Everything is about me.
Shit People Respond With [aka the mentally ill can’t have anything] (via shitrichcollegekidssay)