Also, I know Planned Parenthood may give you ‘Plan B’ for free if you dont have insurance.
ummmm the kind you get at cvs from the Rx guy you definitely need id… unless times have changed since i last needed it…
Plan B in Texas still requires ID as far as I know
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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)
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Signal boost, my friends.
How to make homemade breastforms
Just some resources for my transfeminine/trans women followers!
It’s interesting because as a transguy I don’t even know what transgirls have to go through in order to pass.
That’s because neither do most trans women because of transmisogyny. There are no resources for us. Trans men get access to resources and support that we do not.
I haven’t even realized that before. Thank you for opening my eyes to this issue. It’s very sad though. I mean… I don’t even know what to say. Definitely reblogging every time something that might be useful for trans women shows up on my dash!
cool that is a good thing to do. also i would appreciate it if you would submit them to tuckingandotherskills as well so we can get the word out!
HEY YEAH this is a thing - trans men get binder giveaways and feminist sex stores that cater to their needs. they get trendy top surgery fundraisers and art shows and shit. i mean THESE ARE ALL GREAT THINGS. but “resources for trans* people” needs to stop meaning “resources for trans* masculine folks”! OK THAT IS ALL CARRY ON AND THIS POST IS ALSO GREAT.
Gonna reblog this and make some notes for later b/c this is good.
filing this away to watch later yeah
So this is an interesting thing that I end up talking about often. I work hard to offer gender expression products and books at my work, but trying to get prosthetics and garments for transwomen is exponentially harder than get prosthetics and garments for transmen. Breastforms are the most difficult to get as a retailer, and then we’re faced with the what sizes/styles to stock because they vary so widely. With a prosthetic penis for transmen, the options are much more minimal, and the cost to both retailer and consumer much lower. I’m appalled at how inaccessible things are for transwomen. Breastforms costing hundreds of dollars is insane. Even the fanciest of packers falls just over the $100 mark, with the majority of packers under $50. Binders too are relatively inexpensive. Books are also an issue, though more all-around. It’s easy-ish to find crossdressing books aimed at cismen but books on trans issues, any of Kate Bornsteins books, and books for transwomen specifically are incredibly difficult to come by. I’m working hard to try and be able to offer these resources, but damn if it’s not hard. Even finding instructors for genderqueer/trans related workshops I almost exclusively find folk identifying on the masculine side.
I’m looking at you
In the “Cool story babe, now make me a sandwich” t-shirt
The commonly uses
“I raped you faggot”
Your straight friends
The white kid who greets his buddies with the n-word
Who’s OkCupid dating profile describes him as a “nice guy”
He’s just sick of getting friend-zoned
Because being just friends with a woman
Is so terrible
Nevermind the fact that he answers yes to the following:
Are women obligated to shave their legs?
Are racist jokes funny?
When a woman is raped, is it sometimes her fault?
I’m looking at you
guy in every women’s studies class ever
who derails dialogue
About a third of the world’s population of women
Who will be raped
In their life times
“the wage gap isn’t real”
the guy who starts “PimpWalk” in response
a demonstration aimed at ending victim blaming
of rape victims
the guy with the “no fat chicks” bumpersticker on his F150
whos confused why
he cant get pussy
to the guy who calls anal rape
to the one who uses “feminazi”
as a frequent part
of his vernacular
to every guy who has ever thought that a facebook status
about domestic violence
was a good opportunity to practice playing the
to every guy
who has ever dismissed feminism
because it didn’t involve him
to every man who has ever raped a woman
to every man who has ever beaten one
to every guy
who thinks he’s not like those ones
its just a joke
to every guy who is confused why feminists hate him
to every guy
you’re part of a problem
that won’t stop choking us
but tells us
to just breathe
Queer people of color never say we are disabled if we have any choice about it. We come from famillies who believe in being tough, in sucking it up. We can’t afford to take days off work. We do not want any more identities than we already have to wrestle with. Our bodies already seen as tough, monster, angry, seductive, incompetent- how can we admit weakness, vulnerability, interdependence and we still keep our jobs, our perch on the “thin edge of barbwire” we live on? Why would we join crips in the mainstream disability rights movement dominated by white people? What would we get out of it?
The question I ask is: How do we claim this body broken beautiful as not a liability but a gift? To know that interdependence is what has saved us time and time again- as queers and trans people, people of color, women, broke folks. how my lovers and friends help each other survive- passing $20 back and forth across the movement, driving me to groceries when I can’t make it down the stairs. How do we say that my hurting body in bed sucks and is also a beautiful ability to write for hours because I can’t hold down a 9-5 even if I wanted to?”
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha —-READ IT ALL
READ IT ALL.
Capitalism says that disabled, tired bodies that spend too much time in bed are useless. Anyone who cannot labor to create wealth for owners is useless to capitalism. That’s why social programs are cut, why Hitler referred to us as “useless eaters”- we often are not able to be fast, assembly line workers who produce wealth for someone else. Gloria, capitalism said our bodies were useless. We snuck through the hole in our bed to the sky to write about it.