Yes and no.
I presently experience virtually no dysphoria but cured sounds a little too consciously willed to me because I never explicitly set out...
write 4 pages of a 5 page paper then change all the punctuation to size 13.5 and change the spacing to 2.15 and watch it turn into a 5 page paper
the stupid shit that always adds the ‘im straight but i support this’ on lgbtqa posts like let’s make clear my sexuality i must no be interpreted as...
did i tell you guys i’m going to see a new GP tomorrow at a trans-friendly clinic to talk transition options (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
gonna get that legal shit...
Prince (1990) examined 32 pornographic feature films that were released between 1972 and 1985…
Prince employed three units of analysis: characters (N=429), sex scenes (N=248) and violent acts (N=44).
Prince found that males were more likely to be the aggressor. 21% of the scenes contained violence.
In these violent scenes, 67% featured a male abuser while 78% had a female victim.
Chyng Sun, Ph.D. Pornography Directors: A Comparison of Male and Female Directors in Popular Pornography: What Happens When Women Are at the Helm?. New York University, NY. (p. 6)
Cowen and Campbell (1994) examined the interactions of race and gender in 54 videos that contained sexual scenes between Black and White actors.
Using character as the unit of analysis, the authors found that males were the primary perpetrators of violence while females were the victims.
When gender and race were considered simultaneously, White men were found to be more aggressive, both physically and verbally, toward Black women than toward White women.
In contrast, Black men were more aggressive toward White women than toward Black women.
Results suggested that interracial sex [in pornography] was a vehicle for male characters to inflict more aggression on the females.
Chyng Sun, Ph.D. Pornography Directors: A Comparison of Male and Female Directors in Popular Pornography: What Happens When Women Are at the Helm?. New York University, NY. (p. 6 - 7)
The proletarian revolution requires no terror for its aims; it hates and despises killing. It does not need these weapons because it does not combat individuals but institutions, because it does not enter the arena with naïve illusions whose disappointment it would seek to revenge. It is not the desperate attempt of a minority to mold the world forcibly according to its ideal, but the action of the great massive millions of the people, destined to fulfill a historic mission and to transform historical necessity into reality.
But the proletarian revolution is at the same time the death knell for all servitude and oppression. That is why all capitalists, Junkers, petty bourgeois, officers, all opportunists and parasites of exploitation and class rule rise up to a man to wage mortal combat against the proletarian revolution.
It is sheer insanity to believe that capitalists would goodhumoredly obey the socialist verdict of a parliament or of a national assembly, that they would calmly renounce property, profit, the right to exploit. All ruling classes fought to the end, with tenacious energy, to preserve their privileges. The Roman patricians and the medieval feudal barons alike, the English cavaliers and the American slavedealers, the Walachian boyars and the Lyonnais silk manufacturers – they all shed streams of blood, they all marched over corpses, murder, and arson, instigated civil war and treason, in order to defend their privileges and their power.
The imperialist capitalist class, as last offspring of the caste of exploiters, outdoes all its predecessors in brutality, in open cynicism and treachery. It defends its holiest of holies, its profit and its privilege of exploitation, with tooth and nail, with the methods of cold evil which it demonstrated to the world in the entire history of colonial politics and in the recent World War. It will mobilize heaven and hell against the proletariat. It will mobilize the peasants against the cities, the backward strata of the working class against the socialist vanguard; it will use officers to instigate atrocities; it will try to paralyze every socialist measure with a thousand methods of passive resistance; it will force a score of Vendées on the revolution; it will invite the foreign enemy, the murderous weapons of Clemenceau, Lloyd George, and Wilson into the country to rescue it – it will turn the country into a smoking heap of rubble rather than voluntarily give up wage slavery.
All this resistance must be broken step by step, with an iron fist and ruthless energy. The violence of the bourgeois counterrevolution must be confronted with the revolutionary violence of the proletariat.
Shout-outs to counterstorytelling (aka Mushroom Rage) for this thoughtful, wonderful op-ed that spoke so many truths on so many levels. This article is probably the one where topics of feminism, gender, construct, colonialism, culture, and sexuality all intertwine— not just systemically, but personally as well. (via thephantomcatalyst)
I got home from work today at not even 5pm and I’ve decided that leaving the house at the crack of dawn to work isn’t so bad.