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Understanding the Complexities of Gender: Sam Killermann at TEDxUofIChicago
Another excellent TedTalk about gender. Check it out!!!
So, I was asked to make a Transgender 101 presentation/PDF for Three3littlebirds, would help her class. I ended up making this presentation, and I thought I’d show you fine folks what the end result turned out to be.
I apologize for posting the link about the bills passed in California, I became aware of very transphobic comments on the page. My deepest apologies, and I have taken the post down. I need to be more careful and double check next time.
Gynandomorphy in a Morpho didius Burtterfly. Gynandomorphy is the result of sexual dimorphism where the butterfly has both features of the male and female of the species.
This isn’t directly lgbt+ related, but how fascinating is this? Intersexuality/ Sexual ambiguity not only exists in humans, but in many other species as well. A little fun fact I learned today on tumblr.
Argentina JUST PASSED a groundbreaking gender identity bill!!!
From now on, people will be able to change the name and gender on their ID without needing psychiatric permission or any body modifications. Furthermore, anyone who does want hormones or surgery will be able to access them for free through the public and private health system.
It was passed unanimously today by the Senate
Argentina is just getting more awesome by the year. Countries that aren’t Argentina need to take note.
America needs to get on board. This is amazing!
Over 700,000 Americans identify as transgender, and often face discrimination battles with using public bathrooms. JustBathroomSigns.com has launched new gender-inclusive bathroom signs to provide equal access to people of all identities.
The new signs help alleviate the distress that transgender citizens may endure while choosing the public facility best for them. Along with male and female symbols, the signs feature different symbolic representations to show variety and inclusivity. Inspired by a sign from the Parsons School of Designs, the sign’s language reads, “Anyone can use this restroom, regardless of your gender identity or expression.”
The issue of restroom access for transgender people is a hotly debated issue. In recent weeks, Arizona Representative John Kavanagh proposed a bill that prohibited people from entering public restrooms, showers, dressing rooms, or lockers if the designated sex of the facility did not match the biological gender on their birth certificate. The bill is still currently being contested. An Idaho transgender woman was cited for trespassing for using a female bathroom in a grocery store.
Psychotherapist Jean Malpas, the Director of the Gender and Family Project for the Ackerman Institute for the Family, gave insight into the public inclusion of gender-inclusive bathroom signs. “I noticed that the ‘The Modern,’ the restaurant attached to the Museum of Modern Art, had an all gender bathroom, and nobody, younger and older, male and female patrons, seemed to mind at all.”
In response to the signage, Malpas favors a gender-inclusive representation. “The point is that gender depends on one’s identity, and not on the sex they were born in or assigned at birth.”
To view the signs, visit http://www.justbathroomsigns.com/transgender-signs
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/07/5400354/gender-inclusive-restroom-signs.html#storylink=cpy
Really awesome! It’s such a simple fix, and I think more businesses need to make the switch, and be aware that there are many different types of people in this world. We need to move away from this obsession of classifying people into two extremely rigid categories that some may not fit into.