Ze rants

An amalgamation of things I think or find interesting to think about.

Results may vary.

Side effects may include: Increased awareness, increased knowledge, reduced closed-mindedness, occasional mind blowage, the shimmies, and the shakes.
misandrist:

transstudent:

Singular “they” is a correct gender-neutral pronoun! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Learn more. Click here to retweet. Click here to share on Facebook.

Yes. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter if it’s deemed “grammatically correct;” if someone wants to use it, that’s their choice and you should respect that.

misandrist:

transstudent:

Singular “they” is a correct gender-neutral pronoun! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Learn moreClick here to retweet. Click here to share on Facebook.

Yes. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter if it’s deemed “grammatically correct;” if someone wants to use it, that’s their choice and you should respect that.

(via theselfmademen)

: When PoC say they don't mind your racist shit:

traumachu:

I used to be the one who said, “I don’t mind.”

”I’m Asian and I don’t mind”

"I’m a woman and I don’t mind"

"I’m queer and I don’t mind"

- So why don’t the rest of you just lighten the fuck up.

In fact, I’m Asian and I think it’s funny.

It’s just a joke.

You say it because there is a…

THIS.

sexmind:

hellstobetsy:

mischievouslittlepixie:

laughingfish:

aunymoons:

sexmind:

MCALC the first Gender Neutral Menstruation Calculator.

Mcalc started off as an idea to create a menstruation calculator app that could be used by anyone regardless of their gender, this way our app keeps the trans* and genderqueer community in mind so they can enjoy the features without being constantly misgendered (as with other apps).

Our new app is still in BETA so we appreciate any feedback you can give us at info.sexmind@gmail.com, we try to solve as many bugs as possible in as little time as we can so please, let us know if anything is not working properly.

What is Mcalc?

Mcalc is a new menstruation calculator app, it tracks your period and keeps you updated on your current status and any upcoming important events of your menstrual cycle

How does it work?

Simple! just provide the app with some basic information about you and your cycle, Mcalc will calculate the rest, taking your personal context into consideration. Afterwards you can set alarms and even log relevant events.

What features does it have?

-Neutrality Guaranteed: We understand that sex and gender identity are not the same, because of this, we designed our app so it can be used by almost everyone. Mcalc is 100% gender neutral and it won’t assume anything from you while using it.

-Notifications: Mcalc will keep you updated on the important dates of your menstrual cycle, it’s built in alarm system will allow you to set notifications you care about.

-Adaptation: We all have different needs, and Mcalc can suit them accordingly, it will only display the information relevant to your purposes and won’t nag you with irrelevant data. Using Mcalc on “sex mode” will help you reduce your risks of getting pregnant when having sex for fun, while setting it on “baby mode” will help you increase your chances of getting pregnant when planning one.

-Tracking: Mcalc lets you keep a log of your activity for later reference, it’s as simple as tapping a date in our calendar and tick the events that happened that day to save them for further reference.

-Information: Discover new things about menstrual cycles by using Mcalc’s informative pages.

You can learn more about mcalc by visiting our website:

http://sexmind.com/mcalc-en/index.html

Or you can go to the app store and download it here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Sexmind.Calculator

GET MCALC TODAY!

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Guys we worked like hell to get this to be a thing, we are just a bunch of 20 something year old nerdy gay guys who want to do something cool for the LGBT community tech-wise, so please even if you are not gonna download it at least reblog it, we don’t have any investors on this so we rely on mere tumblr and social media support.

Please share! all the earnings will go to fund new sexpedia articles and pay our collaborators in this project.

THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN.

Kinda wanna bring this up for our next case study, (it’s a mobile app development class). Maybe teach will lemme do my report on this one.

I like how the App is trying to get brownie points for being gender-friendly. I know there are trans* people etc etc etc. but what would the alternative be? What, the app’s going to be judgmental? How would it even know? “You’re pressing against the touchscreen too hard, I’m suspicious you’re really a woman”?

A 28 day menstrual cycle (the average) is the same length as two 14-day paycheck cycles. I would expect that if I want to use this as a really weird way of keeping track of my monthly budget, I wouldn’t expect the app to give me shit for it. How would it fucking know? Are there other menstrual calenders that are all “no, fuck you” to trans* people?

Like, if it actually wasn’t Trans* friendly for some reason, I’d be pretty angry at it for its bigotry, but there’s not a single thing on my desk that provides any challenges for LGBT people. No one sells an “LGBT-friendly” gel pen, that doesn’t make sense.

I mean, I’m sure it’s a good app, and the line was placed there in good faith, but it’s a little like cereal selling itself as “asbestos-free”.

Hello there! Thanks for the comment, just for all to know, the reason why we made the app like we did was because most apps on the market are always targeted for cis womenwho want to have a child, yeah sure, you can be a trans*man and use them, but it can be triggering to some people to be constantly misgendered by their own phone, the idea was to create an app that wouldnt assume that you are a cis woman, and all messages, alarms, and/or texts are written the most gender neutral way possible so that it reduces these triggering scenarios.

We only wanted to present an alternative to the trans and genderqueer community that can also be used by cis people :)

(Source: sexmind, via sexmind)

chescaleigh:

reverseracism:


Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at.  (this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

Andrew Moskowitz works for The Cotton Warehouse* Monore Cotton Mills (how ironic), which is an event space in Atlanta Georgia. His supervisors Paul Rosenthal and Dawn Page, can be reached on Monday, 9/23 at (877) 305-6455. Thank you to @WeSeeRace and @HolzmanTweed for tracking down this info, verifying that he is employed there and also getting screen caps of previous racist Facebook statuses. Andrew, I hope you realize the error in your ways when you realize how difficult it is to find a new job because your racism has been exposed online for the entire world to see. 
*edited to add: the company name was previously incorrect. apparently there are TWO event spaces in Atlanta that are former cotton factories. The number is still correct, as was confirmed this morning.

chescaleigh:

reverseracism:

Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at. 

(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

Andrew Moskowitz works for The Cotton Warehouse* Monore Cotton Mills (how ironic), which is an event space in Atlanta Georgia. His supervisors Paul Rosenthal and Dawn Page, can be reached on Monday, 9/23 at (877) 305-6455. Thank you to @WeSeeRace and @HolzmanTweed for tracking down this info, verifying that he is employed there and also getting screen caps of previous racist Facebook statuses. Andrew, I hope you realize the error in your ways when you realize how difficult it is to find a new job because your racism has been exposed online for the entire world to see.

*edited to add: the company name was previously incorrect. apparently there are TWO event spaces in Atlanta that are former cotton factories. The number is still correct, as was confirmed this morning.

Kody's Tumblr: Are You Being Ableist? You Might Be Surprised

kodykeplinger:

So I had a really unpleasant experience on Saturday night - a woman harassed me in a movie theater because of my guide dog and her perceived notion of “blindness.” I was going to blog on it, and I still might, but the whole issue got me thinking about something related that deserves discussion.

I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.

This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.

And I will not be afraid
of your scars.

I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.

Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers (via waydowntown)

(via clementinevonradics)

It is okay for us to mourn over Boston, and over Baghdad as well, and at the same time complain about the racist, retaliatory violence that we as brown people in and outside the U.S. are forced to suffer as a consequence of such tragedies. It doesn’t mean we are minimizing the “American” tragedy. It means that we are hurting in more than one way and looking to heal.

Neha Ray

Stop dismissing tragedies, all tragedies, and/or policing people’s concerns about the outcomes.

(via neharaysays)