The Underground Rainbow

shuyomondai:

scrapscallion:

When we talk about androgynous fashion, we usually mean female-presenting people in outfits that incorporate or echo menswear. One seldom sees male-presenting people doing the same with womenswear, at least in the mainstream.
I think some of that must be a side effect of the privileging of traits, roles, and characteristics associated with masculinity over those associated with femininity—a woman in masculine-associated roles or clothing is moving in the direction of higher status and increased social privilege, at least implicitly; a man in feminine-associated roles or clothing, lower. We associate women in menswear with freedom and assertion; men in womenswear with deviation, grotesquerie, and parody.
How fucked up is that?

this needs to be a thing way more

shuyomondai:

scrapscallion:

When we talk about androgynous fashion, we usually mean female-presenting people in outfits that incorporate or echo menswear. One seldom sees male-presenting people doing the same with womenswear, at least in the mainstream.

I think some of that must be a side effect of the privileging of traits, roles, and characteristics associated with masculinity over those associated with femininity—a woman in masculine-associated roles or clothing is moving in the direction of higher status and increased social privilege, at least implicitly; a man in feminine-associated roles or clothing, lower. We associate women in menswear with freedom and assertion; men in womenswear with deviation, grotesquerie, and parody.

How fucked up is that?

this needs to be a thing way more

(Source: hemovesquickly)


ariasshadow:

itgetsbetterproject:

We’re very proud to present our first collaboration with the amazing people at the TSER (transstudent.tumblr.com). 
A BIG thank you to Eli, Landyn, Alex and Ethan for this awesome work.
Knowledge is power. Learn more about your rights as a student - visit transstudent.org. You can also get more information from the ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: A Guide for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students” (http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/transstudent_kyr_20120508.pdf)
Check out the TSER on Facebook (facebook.com/transstudent) and Twitter (twitter.com/transstudent)

Signal boost, my friends.
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ariasshadow:

itgetsbetterproject:

We’re very proud to present our first collaboration with the amazing people at the TSER (transstudent.tumblr.com). 

A BIG thank you to Eli, Landyn, Alex and Ethan for this awesome work.

Knowledge is power. Learn more about your rights as a student - visit transstudent.org. You can also get more information from the ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: A Guide for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students” (http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/transstudent_kyr_20120508.pdf)

Check out the TSER on Facebook (facebook.com/transstudent) and Twitter (twitter.com/transstudent)

Signal boost, my friends.


professorzachary:

GENDER. AND. GENITALS. ARE. NOT. THE. SAME. THING.

NOT ALL LESBIAN COUPLES INVOLVE TWO VAGINAS.

NOT ALL GAY COUPLES INVOLVE TWO PENISES.

NOT ALL HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES INVOLVE A PENIS AND A VAGINA.

TRANS*. PEOPLE. EXIST.

AND IF YOU INSIST THAT VAGINAS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH FEMALENESS AND PENISES ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH MALENESS THEN YOU ARE CISSEXIST AND PROBABLY TRANSPHOBIC, SORRY TO INFORM YOU.

(Source: bigenderjanecrocker)