So I took this dumb test to see if I had “Gender Identity Disorder” and it said I had a Medium to High risk of having it. I’m calling it dumb because GID is nonsense in the first place. Also, the questions were all Yes or No even though I felt I was in the gray area for several of them, such as:

Do you feel more comfortable being with peers of the opposite sex?
As long as they’re cool people, I feel equally comfortable hanging out with either sex.

Do you dislike your biological genitals?
Yes, but only because I think evolution could’ve done a better job and not created horrible ovaries that cause me pain once a month and nasty bleeding. It has nothing to do with hating being female.

If given the chance would you change or get rid of your genitals?
Yes, I would like to change them to something more awesome. I would also want my genitals to be able to appear and leave on command. Yup, that would be nice. (Again, nothing to do with wanting to become male)

Would it feel good to call yourself by a name or nickname of a person of the opposite sex?
I had to think about this for a long time. It’s easy enough to say that I would welcome a gender neutral nickname, but imagining someone calling me by something more masculine was harder to grasp. Like if a friend came over and said “Hey Romeo, how’s it hanging?” instead of “Hey Juliet, how’s it hanging?” it wouldn’t make me feel weird to be Romeo (except the fact that I act nothing like a Romeo). I would probably just find it funny, but I wouldn’t tell them to stop or anything.

Do you feel ostracized by society?
Yes, but not because of my gender, or lack thereof. I feel ostracized because my liberal-mindedness has gone beyond the realm of acceptableness and now I drift out there in a strange extremely idealistic zone.

When you are alone, do you ever relieve tension by wearing clothes of the opposite gender?
Again, this was an odd one. I often find myself wearing boy’s tops (In fact I’m wearing one now) but it’s not to relieve tension or anything. I just like the way they fit. Women’s tees are often tight and I get them all sweaty and gross in no time.

So yeah…I’m a gender-atheist, which is probably why I scored as I did. I just hate the construct of gender and wish people would start raising the children in the same fashion regardless of sex and not have gendered words, clothing, products, etc. (That’s not to say tampons and pads and condoms and things like that would vanish. They would simply be marketed without gendered advertising.) I think about the sexes the way I think about hair colors or eye colors. Why do we create whole roles for sexes when we don’t do the same for eye colors? It just bugs me. I don’t care much for identity associated with my sex at all. My interests and passions and philosophies are things that construct my identity, not my arbitrary physical traits. Sure, my traits influence my identity somewhat, but that’s because we live in a world where some traits are valued more than others. But in a more perfect world, it would just be our souls that identify us. (See what I mean about my liberal-mindedness blasting off into no man’s land?) It’s 5 AM, I’m ranting about weird stuff…I guess that means I should go to bed.

Beautiful steampunk ear cuffs by Meowchee



Spiders with water droplet hats are something I really needed to know about.


Probably the most impressive costume at Dragon*Con this year. Okay, I’m biased, because I know her. Still, 70 pounds of stuff to make a screen-accurate Junk Lady from Labyrinth costume! She won audience favorite and best use of materials at the Friday Night costume contest (the difficult one, not the Masquerade).
(Plus: bonus Sara!)


Probably the most impressive costume at Dragon*Con this year. Okay, I’m biased, because I know her. Still, 70 pounds of stuff to make a screen-accurate Junk Lady from Labyrinth costume! She won audience favorite and best use of materials at the Friday Night costume contest (the difficult one, not the Masquerade).

(Plus: bonus Sara!)


omg i found itimage


You are not a burden.

You are not a bother.

You enhance the lives of others.

People smile, not groan, when you text them.

Your voice.

Your presence.

You, matter.




Waht?! o.o


If your storage limit is pretty crummy, you can buy flash drives shaped like little pieces of toast, and a USB toaster hub to keep them warm. Source


If your storage limit is pretty crummy, you can buy flash drives shaped like little pieces of toast, and a USB toaster hub to keep them warm. Source





I’ve never been more emotional about any social media post in my entire life

UPDATE: guys Beth Broderick tweeted yesterday that this Salem is THE SAME SALEM!!! He’s 20 years old man!!!! 20!

That Salem is still kicking is all I care about.

how to identify “boy” clothes and “girl” clothes





are you a boy? your clothes are boy clothes.

are you a girl? your clothes are girl clothes.

are you outside the binary of boy and girl? so are your clothes.

did someone just tell you your clothes don’t match your gender identity? they are a trashcan and their clothes are trashcan clothes.

Or in the words of Eddie Izzard.. 

Because this cannot be reblogged enough.

Screaming silently in adoration

(Source: kinginawolfsuit)



  1. Ching Shih was a prominent pirate in middle Qing China, who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. She commanded over 300 junks manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates[2] another estimate has Cheng’s fleet at 1800 and crew at about 80,000[3][4]— men, women, and even children. She challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of China and Asia’s strongest pirates, and one of world history’s most powerful pirates. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy.
  2. Nancy Wake (one of the few white women on this list; of course you put her name on the graphic…)
  3. Lyudmila Pavlichenko
  4. Rukhsana Kausar
  5. The Gulabi gang (gulabi is Hindi for “pink”) was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.[3]Gulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis (sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. Al Jazeera reports there are 400,000 members across Northern India.
  6. Neejra Bhanot was just 22 when terrorists from the Abu Nidal Organization hijacked Pan Am Flight 73, where she was the senior flight purser. After 17 hours (and yes, hiding American passports to protect those passengers), when the hijackers opened fire and set off explosives, Bhanot opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape. She could have been the first to jump out when she opened the door but she decided not and was shot while shielding three children from a hail of bullets. Bhanot was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, India’s most prestigious gallantry award for bravery during peace time.
  7. Zainab Bibi, 42, allegedly told authorities she killed her husband Ahmad Abbas because he tried to sexually assault her 17-year-old daughter from another marriage.
  8. In September 2006, Susan Kuhnhausen found an intruder in her southeast Portland, OR home. “I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer,” said Kuhnhausen. “I got the hammer and started hitting him with the hammer several times. My father, the carpenter, always taught me a hammer could be used for self defense — the claw end would work the best,” said Kuhnhausen. Kuhnhausen’s husband, Michael, had hired Ed Haffey to kill his wife.
  9. Seriously, fuck this one. The photo is of Parinya Chareonphol or Nong Thoom who is a kathoey, which many Thai believe to be a third gender (as opposed to the Western idea of ‘transgender’.) After a short time as a Buddhist monk, she took up Muy Thai kickboxing to support her parents and make enough money to pay for her sex-reassignment surgery, and basically kicked ass at it for several years. She was not “constantly made fun of before fights;” the Muy Thai community embraced her and her presence greatly revitalized both media and public interest in the sport, as shown by increased ticket sales and stadium revenue. The movie Beautiful Boxer was made about her, and she has recently acted in Mercury Man as well as continuing to kickbox. So yeah, fuck this one hard.
  10. Juliane Diller née Koepcke was the only survivor of the LANSA Flight 508 crash in 1971. Despite sustaining a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury in the fall, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days, until she was rescued by local lumbermen, who subsequently took her by canoe back to civilization. It was later discovered that as many as 14 other passengers also survived the initial fall from the disintegrated plane but were unable to seek help and died while awaiting rescue.

Seriously, guys, this took me like 20 minutes using Google and Wikipedia. These women are real people with real names and real stories. Please don’t reduce them to a picture (most of which came from Wikipedia in the first place oh my god i know you were there) and an “uplifting” story.

(Source: mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)


I love my skin!

Do you all understand how important this is? Do you? So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves. Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!” It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too. This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO,
SEE, THIS. It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise. So bless Sesame Street, man. The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.

(Source: arthaemisia)


Just a reminder


Just a reminder