Julia. Chicagoan. Fiction writer. Disgustingly positive and ridiculously affectionate. Genderless butch dyke. Anarchist/communist/syndicalist. Atheist. She/her pronouns. 20. College senior studying fiction writing and British Romanticism.

This blog is an amalgamation of politics and personal posts. Anon is always on, and my ask box is always open.
Puberty blockers help make trans teens into happier young adults, study finds

gaywrites:

Transgender youth who take puberty-delaying hormone treatments are more likely to be happier when they fully transition, according to a new study.

The study found that starting on hormone replacements around age 14 resulted in better mental health for trans youth, and that they had an easier time transitioning into their lived and true gender identity later on.

“The first thing this study shows is that transgender young people, with appropriate treatment, can function at the same psychological level as the rest of the population,” Jenifer McGuire, co-author of the study, told BuzzFeed News. “They have the same distribution as everyone else when they’re treated properly.”

The Dutch study, which involved 22 transgender men and 33 transgender women, found that because of the early hormone treatment, the participants ultimately had no more emotional distress, anxiety, or issues with body image than their peers in the general population after they had transitioned. They also required less gender reassignment surgery, as physical characteristics that develop during puberty were suppressed.

Studies like this are so, so important because they add another layer of credibility to the work we already know is important. We know one of the ways to help trans youth become their true selves as happily and healthily as possible, and the research clearly shows that we should keep doing it. 

gamsee:

today this white girl asked me why my hair is so curly and i said im black and she told me to say african american

"Most street-smart lesbians who frequented the gay bars knew about undercover agents and tried to take precautions against entrapment, but there was not much that could be done. Perhaps the tyranny of the ‘appropriate’ butch and femme dress in working-class bars can be explained in part by patrons’ fears: A Columbus, Ohio, woman recalls walking into a lesbian bar in the 1950s and finding that no one would speak to her. After some hours the waitress told her it was because of the way she was dressed - no one could tell what her sexual identity was, butch or femme, and they were afraid that if she did not know enough to dress right it was because she was a policewoman."

—Lillian Faderman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America (via anarcutie)
The US just started bombing Syria. This Syrian man is live-tweeting the strikes as they hit.

wildwildwasteland replied to your post “is it normal for your grinder not to close all the way? is the top not…”

Mine doesn’t close all the way if weed or kief builds up around the edges (though I know a lot of cheaper ones or ones with lighter metals may not close all the way either)

falestiney replied to your post “is it normal for your grinder not to close all the way? is the top not…”

my best friend’s doesn’t close all the way, either. her’s is pretty high quality, too

thanks, you two! yeah i think mine is just a light metal. when i first got it it closed all the way but maybe that was a seal. i’ve only used it once so it probably just isn’t meant to close. that doesn’t mean i will lose kief does it? it won’t spill out or something?

is it normal for your grinder not to close all the way? is the top not supposed to be airtight?

fags-not-cops:

born-deleuze:

fags-not-cops:

anarcho-queer:

Kudo’s to this brave activist^^

During today’s ‘Flood Wall Street’ protest, they climbed a phone booth and led some anti-capitalist chants. 

They gave a small speech about being a member of the IWW and demanded that the working class and organize and take total control over the means of production. Soon after, the NYPD pointed them out to be arrested.

Over 20 officers piled on top of them and brutalized the activist in front of a dozen news cameras. It was the first official arrest of the day.

Their arrest led protesters to chant anti-police slogans and to remove the barricades that surrounded us.

(A video of the arrest will be posted shortly).

you can donate to the bail fund for people arrested as part of #floodwallst here.

also a note on top of all this; the person in these arrest photos uses them/they/their pronouns if you’re posting/circulating stuff!

corrected :3

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fags-not-cops:

born-deleuze:

fags-not-cops:

anarcho-queer:

Kudo’s to this brave activist^^
During today’s ‘Flood Wall Street’ protest, they climbed a phone booth and led some anti-capitalist chants. 
They gave a small speech about being a member of the IWW and demanded that the working class and organize and take total control over the means of production. Soon after, the NYPD pointed them out to be arrested.
Over 20 officers piled on top of them and brutalized the activist in front of a dozen news cameras. It was the first official arrest of the day.
Their arrest led protesters to chant anti-police slogans and to remove the barricades that surrounded us.
(A video of the arrest will be posted shortly).


you can donate to the bail fund for people arrested as part of #floodwallst here.

also a note on top of all this; the person in these arrest photos uses them/they/their pronouns if you’re posting/circulating stuff!

corrected :3

comfemgem:

wendycorduroy:

animekanyewest:

german emotions

german memes

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dirtyswampwitch replied to your audio post “I’m gonna lie and say I got tagged by mal0cchi0 when really I was just…”

"um…i’m really gay."

i needed to close with the truth.

akumeoy replied to your audio post “I’m gonna lie and say I got tagged by mal0cchi0 when really I was just…”

also it’s fukken soda

IT’S FUCKIN POP. CHICAGO RULES *cracks knuckles*

akumeoy replied to your audio post “I’m gonna lie and say I got tagged by mal0cchi0 when really I was just…”

i don’t know what i was expecting

omg you mean you were expecting something else or this is exactly what you expected?

mal0cchi0 replied to your audio post “I’m gonna lie and say I got tagged by mal0cchi0 when really I was just…”

i love your voice!!! (it’s soda btw)

It’s pop!!!!!!! (thank you <3)

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padalalalecki:

do you ever forget that there are actual people who see everything you post

weedjoke420:

no offense but what the fuck am i doing

jsarloutte:

On my own, Autoportrait, embroidery, 2014.

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