why do teapots scream like wtf shut the hell up you piece of shit
Wayne Barlowe’s Hell-themed artwork
Meshuggah - Nothing
do u ever want to hang out w ur friends and then u do and ur like wow i forgot i fucking hate u guys
Miles above the storm.
Talking about female sexual health isn’t transphobic when we live in a culture where girls don’t know what discharge is and decide to get labiaplasty at age 14.
it is transphobic if you call it female sexual health though instead of sexual health for people with vaginas
Uh…not going to censor or dumb-down science and healthcare to coddle the ~*radikewl genderqueer/genderspecial snowflake*~ tumblr cult. Nor am I going to erase my sex—the female sex— and our existence to soothe the widdle feelings of these fucking petulant kids…as tedious as white emo kids, white girls prancing around with bindis or white libertarians. Fuck ‘em.
"people with vaginas"
Of course they always act like the vagina is the only part of being female, fucking disgusting misogynists
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i am SO SORRY that my mental illness makes you uncomfortable
i cannot even imagine how much you are struggling
i mean i only have the illness thank god i do not have to deal with someone who has it i am SO lucky
A female athlete with naturally high testosterone faces humiliating sex testing and worse.
The first evidence of this new policy in action was published last year in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Four female athletes, ages 18 to 21, all from developing countries, were investigated for high testosterone. Three were identified as having atypically high testosterone after undergoing universal doping tests. (They were not suspected of doping: Tests clearly distinguish between doping and naturally occurring testosterone.)
Sports officials (the report does not identify their governing-body affiliation) sent the young women to a medical center in France, where they were put through examinations that included blood tests, genital inspections, magnetic resonance imaging, X-rays and psychosexual history — many of the same invasive procedures Ms. Semenya endured. Since the athletes were all born as girls but also had internal testes that produce unusually high levels of testosterone for a woman, doctors proposed removing the women’s gonads and partially removing their clitorises. All four agreed to undergo both procedures; a year later, they were allowed to return to competition.
The doctors who performed the surgeries and wrote the report acknowledged that there was no medical reason for the procedures. Quite simply, these young female athletes were required to have drastic, unnecessary and irreversible medical interventions if they wished to continue in their sports.
Many conditions can lead to naturally high testosterone, including polycystic ovarian syndrome or an ovarian tumor during pregnancy, but women with intersex traits tend to have the highest T levels. And it is these intersex traits that sports authorities want “corrected.”
Sports authorities argue that screening for high T levels is needed to keep women’s athletics fair, reasoning that testosterone improves performance. Elite male athletes generally outperform women, and this difference has been attributed to men’s higher testosterone levels. Ergo, women with naturally high testosterone are thought to have an unfair advantage over other women.
But these assumptions do not match the science. A new study in Clinical Endocrinology fits with other emerging research on the relationship between natural testosterone and performance, especially in elite athletes, which shows that T levels can’t predict who will run faster, lift more weight or fight harder to win. The study, of a sample of 693 elite athletes, revealed a significant overlap in testosterone levels among men and women: 16.5 percent of the elite male athletes had testosterone in the so-called female range; nearly 14 percent of the women were above the “female” range.
This finding undermines the idea that sex-linked performance differences are mainly because of testosterone. The authors suggest that lean body mass, rather than hormone levels, may better explain the performance gap. They also conclude that their research makes the I.O.C.’s testosterone-guided eligibility policy for women “untenable.”
Some might argue that the procedures used to lower T levels are simply part of the price athletes must pay to compete at the elite level. But these choices aren’t temporary hardships like training far from home or following a rigorous diet. The required drug and surgical treatments are irreversible and medically unjustifiable. Clitoral surgery impairs sexual function and sensation; gonadectomy causes sterility; and hormone-suppressive drugs have side effects with potentially lifelong health risks.
Moreover, the policy places a disproportionate burden on poor women who may have limited career opportunities and are likely to face enormous pressure to submit to these interventions in order to continue their athletic careers. Under the current policies, more and more female athletes with naturally high T levels will be confronted with these harsh choices — and not just at the elite level. The I.O.C. requires that each country’s Olympic committee investigate cases of female athletes with high T levels before naming them to national teams. Some countries, like India, now apply such policies to all female athletes, not just those competing internationally.
Barring female athletes with high testosterone levels from competition is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Worse, it is pushing young women into a choice they shouldn’t have to make: either to accept medically unnecessary interventions with harmful side effects or to give up their future in sports.
Every once in awhile, you’ll read something and it is so horrifying, so undistilled in its blatant misogyny, in the hatred of the female body that it will take your breath away. The price for stepping out of line (here, by competing; by being an athlete) is literally getting your clit snipped. Note: as has already been stated in the article, the ONLY thing that makes people better athletes is lean muscle mass. But testosterone, being the holy grail of mail fantasticness, is all it takes, right? Anything males have more of, that’s all we need to know.
Everyone wants to “normalize” female outliers, one way or the other.
Im all for girls drawing and writing self indulgent bullshit, especially considering about 97% of the media around today is just men writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit
the problem with publicly loving & identifying with jenny schecter is that “jenny schecter” is shorthand for “horrible self-obsessed drama queen” for 99% of people who watched the l word, and like i get it, but 1) i sort of fundamentally don’t understand people who don’t love jenny schecter-type characters, annnnnd i often think about how her behaviour would have been received if her character was gender-flipped, like see: fan response to walter white-type characters, for example, and 2) as badly as jenny’s character was written in the last two seasons, i had no trouble accepting that jenny’s more batshit self-involved behaviour was a direct response to the trauma she’d experienced: she’d tried self-destruction and it didn’t work out for her, so she finally decided she was going to get what she wanted, take no prisoners, and get the right fucking colour ribbons for her dog’s fur, damn it, and 3) season 6 was a shitshow and mia kirschner’s brilliant comedic timing was the only redeeming factor
This is mostly a Jenny Schecter-positive blog, for those who didn’t already know.