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bogleech: cazort: marvelousgameofdisneythrones: pangur-and-grim: my favourite part of the Evolutionary Biology courses I took at the University of Toronto was learning that several bird species have 3+ sexes? the ruff bird is a great example - each male variant has a different (and successful!) reproductive strategy, and a different chromosomal sequence. unlike the ruff bird, human sex falls into a bimodal distribution - this means there are two strong peaks (”typical” male and female morphs), with a whole lot in between. evolution is nice way of saying “statistics played out longterm among living organisms”, and evolutionarily successful traits….aren’t something to hold up as natural or moral, or representative of an advanced state. it’s literally just fuck tactics that make your group size increase. (though fucking isn’t always the best route, as asexual reproduction is massively advantageous as a short-term strategy, and certain species dominate the landscape by switching between sexual/asexual depending on environmental conditions) besides all that, the strength of humankind has always been our ability to work together communally, and that’s straight science. so even if you went down the extremely problematic path of valuing fellow humans based on their potential evolutionary contribution (coughs, eugenics, coughs), there would still be zero scientific basis behind discriminating against trans, non-binary and intersex people.  tl;dr here’s a challenge to all the bigots out there: please stop using “science” as a defence when the actual science is (overwhelmingly) against you. Science: pissing off bigots of all kinds since its inception. I find White-throated sparrows fascinating. They have two color morphs, the bright one: And the drab one: The two morphs have very different behavior. The bright ones are more aggressive, setting up territories and defending them, being more aggressive about defending against predators. They sing more often. The dull ones are quieter and less aggressive. They are more attentive to the nest, and better at feeding nestlings. The morphs tend to make a good pairing for raising children because they specialize in different roles. The dull-colored birds, being more camouflaged, are safer when sitting on the nest, and are better able to hide. The bright-colored birds, being more visible, are better able to intimidate predators and rivals. Interestingly though, both color morphs occur in both female and male birds. And birds tend to pair up with both opposite sex and opposite color morph birds. The dimorphism and different roles that, in most birds, are strongly associated with biological sex, in this species has evolved to be abstracted and separated from biological sex. Some people have described this system as the birds having “four sexes”. It’s been proposed that some life may have only first split into multiple sexes in order to confuse or slow down parasites so maybe some folks get offended cause deep down they just think roundworms will get them : bogleech: cazort: marvelousgameofdisneythrones: pangur-and-grim: my favourite part of the Evolutionary Biology courses I took at the University of Toronto was learning that several bird species have 3+ sexes? the ruff bird is a great example - each male variant has a different (and successful!) reproductive strategy, and a different chromosomal sequence. unlike the ruff bird, human sex falls into a bimodal distribution - this means there are two strong peaks (”typical” male and female morphs), with a whole lot in between. evolution is nice way of saying “statistics played out longterm among living organisms”, and evolutionarily successful traits….aren’t something to hold up as natural or moral, or representative of an advanced state. it’s literally just fuck tactics that make your group size increase. (though fucking isn’t always the best route, as asexual reproduction is massively advantageous as a short-term strategy, and certain species dominate the landscape by switching between sexual/asexual depending on environmental conditions) besides all that, the strength of humankind has always been our ability to work together communally, and that’s straight science. so even if you went down the extremely problematic path of valuing fellow humans based on their potential evolutionary contribution (coughs, eugenics, coughs), there would still be zero scientific basis behind discriminating against trans, non-binary and intersex people.  tl;dr here’s a challenge to all the bigots out there: please stop using “science” as a defence when the actual science is (overwhelmingly) against you. Science: pissing off bigots of all kinds since its inception. I find White-throated sparrows fascinating. They have two color morphs, the bright one: And the drab one: The two morphs have very different behavior. The bright ones are more aggressive, setting up territories and defending them, being more aggressive about defending against predators. They sing more often. The dull ones are quieter and less aggressive. They are more attentive to the nest, and better at feeding nestlings. The morphs tend to make a good pairing for raising children because they specialize in different roles. The dull-colored birds, being more camouflaged, are safer when sitting on the nest, and are better able to hide. The bright-colored birds, being more visible, are better able to intimidate predators and rivals. Interestingly though, both color morphs occur in both female and male birds. And birds tend to pair up with both opposite sex and opposite color morph birds. The dimorphism and different roles that, in most birds, are strongly associated with biological sex, in this species has evolved to be abstracted and separated from biological sex. Some people have described this system as the birds having “four sexes”. It’s been proposed that some life may have only first split into multiple sexes in order to confuse or slow down parasites so maybe some folks get offended cause deep down they just think roundworms will get them
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virdanrains: lisa-franck: gogomrbrown: Georgia Tech Pride Alliance organizer shot and killed by police for having unopened multi-tool. Hey and by the way dont you fucking forget the New York Post referred to them as a “barefoot, gender-bend(er)”. They were non-binary and a big name in the LGBTQA+ community here in Atlanta. Dont you FUCKING FORGET they tried to slander them beyond the fucking grave. Their name was Scout Schultz. You should know their name. : RIGHT LANE ENDS told him taau HBSI DROTE fect tr g you 5omewhere else -Pep. Earl Ehrhart We love to tell surviveRs we beieveyar so believe me when 1say HB51 15 NOT for me! A multipurpose tool found at the scene is believed to be the suspected knife the student carried before being shot by campus police. The tool did not show an extended blade. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News) Another video, taken from an angle farther away, shows three officers in front of Schultz and another off to the left at the entrance to the Curran parking deck. It's Going Down Follow @IGD_News Article with pic of multi tool most jounalists are reporting on as a knife: Ga. Tech student shot by officer, killed on campus An engineering student from Gwinnett County was fatally shot by a police officer on Georgia Tech&rsq... ajc.com virdanrains: lisa-franck: gogomrbrown: Georgia Tech Pride Alliance organizer shot and killed by police for having unopened multi-tool. Hey and by the way dont you fucking forget the New York Post referred to them as a “barefoot, gender-bend(er)”. They were non-binary and a big name in the LGBTQA+ community here in Atlanta. Dont you FUCKING FORGET they tried to slander them beyond the fucking grave. Their name was Scout Schultz. You should know their name.
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droideka-exe: NB 👏 Does 👏 Not 👏 Mean 👏 Woman 👏 Lite link to thread : Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g Okay, let me tell you about my friend Jose. Jose is AMAB, 6'5" and built like a linebacker, with lots of visible tattoos. They're trying to grow a beard but the genes for it aren't quite there so for now it's Quentin Collins-style mutton chops. /1 big lumberjack 12:42 PM Aug 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 1.8K Likes 657 Retweets > Topher? Is thata thing? @topher_g 5h Replying to@topher_g Jose is a master of wearing just enough eyeliner to make you question whether they're wearing eyeliner or just have really pretty eyes. But in general if you saw them on the street you'd likely think "that is a big scary looking dude." /2 2 t 16 882 Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h Jose is non-binary (And pansexual but that's not important to the story) and uses singular "they." /3 2 ti 19 897 Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h Yesterday Jose was excited to go to a local meetup for Latinx "women and nonbinary people" because they were hoping to make some friends/community connections. /4 2 ti 35 925 Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h I spent an hour last night at Jose's apartment with them literally crying on my shoulder because they were told they weren't welcome at the meeting. /5 4 ti 39 1K Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g 5h Someone there told them when they said "women and nonbinary people" what they actually meant was "women, and women who identify as nonbinary." That's apparently an actual quote. /6 O 24 t1138 1.4K Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g Someone there told them when they said "women and nonbinary people" what they actually meant was "women, and women who identify as nonbinary." That's apparently an actual quote. /6 12:42 PM Aug 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 138 Retweets 1.4K Likes Topher? Is that a thing? @topher_g I have always had issues with the phrase "women and nonbinary" but today I am LIVID that my friend went looking for community and allies and basically got rejected for not being some waify androgyne. /7 12:42 PM Aug 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 2.3K Likes 178 Retweets droideka-exe: NB 👏 Does 👏 Not 👏 Mean 👏 Woman 👏 Lite link to thread

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spill-the-gender-tea:I decided to draw a picture according to tumblr’s art style.: Anonymous said to spill-the-gender-tea: things I've picked up on that are pretty tumblr are BIG eyes with a ton of eyelashes, sparkles in eyes, and everyone has painted black/purple nails I don't know why Anonymous said to spill-the-gender-tea: Tumblr Art Style TM -Heavily blushed noses. Like, red noses. -Colourful band-aids all over the body -Body hair drawn in little stick lines -some sort of pride flag being worn -if it's a white character, the character might be "racebent" and made into a POC -winking -Trans men are drawn with huge breasts and pronounced curves, trans women are drawn very muscular with typically masculine features a shirt that says some sort of political statement Anonymous said to spill-the-gender-tea Steven universe style, bright neon colors Agaisnt dull greyish colors or too pastel to see anything, bright red giant nose, circle eyes half closed with greasy purple eye lids, ambiguous shade of brown, ""non binary", overly detailed hands, no concept of anatomy, try to make it ugly as to fight what "evil straight cis het white men" find attractive, ""pride flags absolutely everywhere. uwu-doughboy said to spill-the-gender-tea: So a tumblr art style is basically kind of simple with too much detail on a specific part or two (ie. body hair real thick, mouths that look like prolapsed anuses, the like) spill-the-gender-tea: Anonymous said to Heres a few things for the "tumblr art" thing, Tons of body hair Almost always have a "soft boy uwu" vibe to them. Crazy colored, short hair. Normally very cartoony, with over-exagerated 'ugly features Anonymous said to spill-the-gender-tea: one thing ive noticed about the tumblr art styles is that they usually have big noses followed by a tilted smile Anonymous said to spill-the-gender-tea: Tumblr art style: Red-ass noses, very round heads, no defined calves, no joints, giant fucking hair Anonymous said to spill-the-gender-tea: Tumblr art styles almost always consist of overweight, dark skinned (even if the character in question is white) people. A lot of the times they have vitiligo (which is extremely rare) and don't forget to make it look like a racial stereotype because Tumblr finds that progressive! xe ΧίR. @Spill-The-Gender-Tea spill-the-gender-tea:I decided to draw a picture according to tumblr’s art style.
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transgenderteensurvivalguide: nonbinary-dysphoria: ascaloner: micdotcom: Male and female brains aren’t wired differently New research, published in October in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded that despite size discrepancy, there’s no functional difference between men’s and women’s brains. “Male” brains and “female” brains simply don’t exist. In fact, there’s significant overlap. This study had 1400 people in it… Remember that sample size matters. remember this when someone tries to rebuke this with a study that has 80 participants. Be as scientifically literate as possible so that we can debunk this nonsense one step at a time. Here’s an article that talks about a paper which examined 6000 individuals and came up with similar findings. Friendly reminder that there is no such thing as a male brain or a female brain (or a nonbinary brain). If your brain is wired to recognize a non-binary body than congratulations, you have a “nonbinary brain”. [ID: Two identical groups of brain scans. One is labeled “male brains” and the other is labeled “female brains” End ID.] : Female brains Male brains transgenderteensurvivalguide: nonbinary-dysphoria: ascaloner: micdotcom: Male and female brains aren’t wired differently New research, published in October in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded that despite size discrepancy, there’s no functional difference between men’s and women’s brains. “Male” brains and “female” brains simply don’t exist. In fact, there’s significant overlap. This study had 1400 people in it… Remember that sample size matters. remember this when someone tries to rebuke this with a study that has 80 participants. Be as scientifically literate as possible so that we can debunk this nonsense one step at a time. Here’s an article that talks about a paper which examined 6000 individuals and came up with similar findings. Friendly reminder that there is no such thing as a male brain or a female brain (or a nonbinary brain). If your brain is wired to recognize a non-binary body than congratulations, you have a “nonbinary brain”. [ID: Two identical groups of brain scans. One is labeled “male brains” and the other is labeled “female brains” End ID.]

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vaspider: vaspider: vaspider: vaspider: vaspider: Sitting up watching Steven Universe for the fourth time tonight decided to make header images. Feel free to use these – the bottom one’s sized for Facebook, the other for Twitter (since Twitter likes to cut off the top and bottom of your images). Just don’t remove watermark, please, if you repost/share outside of Tumblr, please provide a link back. Very reasonable, and all that.  I mean I just felt like I needed to make it even more explicit what the entire fuck this episode was about.  Added a few more variants while I was at it, and fixed the missing period on the end of the second sentence in the trans one. Also 2 non-binary variants because perhaps not surprisingly I couldn’t make up my mind about which one I liked best. Aaaand while I was waiting for the dogs to chill out I made a bunch more. These are just the ones I felt like making at the moment, I might add more later.  So I tweaked the rainbow one and added a non-binary version of the version with the quartet. I like them both better.  Then I added a couple more flags: Aaaand then because I get into the zone and keep making things I made shirts, too. Because of course I did.  Steven Universe-Inspired Shirts on NerdyKeppie : DONT NEED YOU TO RESPECT ME: I RESPECT ME. I DON'T NEED YOU TO LOVE ME: I LOVE ME BUT IW TO KNOW VASPIDERINERDYKEPPE ANT YOU OU COULD KNO W ME IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND. IDON'T NEED YOU TO RESPECT ME: I RESPECT ME. DON'T NEED YOU TO LOVE ME: I LOVE ME BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU COULD KNOW ME IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND. VASPIDERINERDYKEPPE vaspider: vaspider: vaspider: vaspider: vaspider: Sitting up watching Steven Universe for the fourth time tonight decided to make header images. Feel free to use these – the bottom one’s sized for Facebook, the other for Twitter (since Twitter likes to cut off the top and bottom of your images). Just don’t remove watermark, please, if you repost/share outside of Tumblr, please provide a link back. Very reasonable, and all that.  I mean I just felt like I needed to make it even more explicit what the entire fuck this episode was about.  Added a few more variants while I was at it, and fixed the missing period on the end of the second sentence in the trans one. Also 2 non-binary variants because perhaps not surprisingly I couldn’t make up my mind about which one I liked best. Aaaand while I was waiting for the dogs to chill out I made a bunch more. These are just the ones I felt like making at the moment, I might add more later.  So I tweaked the rainbow one and added a non-binary version of the version with the quartet. I like them both better.  Then I added a couple more flags: Aaaand then because I get into the zone and keep making things I made shirts, too. Because of course I did.  Steven Universe-Inspired Shirts on NerdyKeppie
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