ittybittylightrays

hi. :) my name's Jessie
my middle name's Corinne,
and I really like shiny happy things
and dark sad poems
and pictures that make you think.
i like to be comfortable but always in new places, and
i am so full of contradictions i don't know where to start.
and i am SO ok with that. XD
Ask me anything

Not all women are the owners of a uterus, and not all owners of a uterus are women. A transgender man—that is, a man who was assigned female at birth—may very well have a uterus, may become pregnant, and may very well need the same access to reproductive health options as your average cisgender woman. The same can be said for non-binary individuals who were assigned female at birth. As people who don’t identify as a woman or a man (though they may identify themselves as both, neither, or a combination of the two), some may feel that this language erases their identity or leaves them out. Yes, these people may have a uterus—but it’s not a “lady part.”

While there’s little doubt that women make up the largest segment of uterus-owning individuals, this name further ostracizes oft-overlooked members of society like trans men and non-binary individuals who were assigned female at birth. To exclude them in this, an organization aimed at educating the public on the issue of reproductive health, would seem to negate the organization’s stated goals by erasing identities and perpetuating the already stressful and exclusionary culture these individuals are forced to inhabit.

The Trouble With “Lady Parts” | Parker Marie Molloy for Slate (via weneedsexed)

(Source: gaywrites)

liamdryden:

"That’s the worst Batman cosplay I’ve seen in my life!"

"BATman? Well that explains it"

"What?"

"Why he looks like he dressed in the dark!"

"D’OOHHHHOHOHOHOOO"

(Source: theplacethatevolutionforgot)

I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that.

Ernest Hemingway, from Winner Take Nothing (via c-ovet)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion)

Not all women are the owners of a uterus, and not all owners of a uterus are women. A transgender man—that is, a man who was assigned female at birth—may very well have a uterus, may become pregnant, and may very well need the same access to reproductive health options as your average cisgender woman. The same can be said for non-binary individuals who were assigned female at birth. As people who don’t identify as a woman or a man (though they may identify themselves as both, neither, or a combination of the two), some may feel that this language erases their identity or leaves them out. Yes, these people may have a uterus—but it’s not a “lady part.”

While there’s little doubt that women make up the largest segment of uterus-owning individuals, this name further ostracizes oft-overlooked members of society like trans men and non-binary individuals who were assigned female at birth. To exclude them in this, an organization aimed at educating the public on the issue of reproductive health, would seem to negate the organization’s stated goals by erasing identities and perpetuating the already stressful and exclusionary culture these individuals are forced to inhabit.

The Trouble With “Lady Parts” | Parker Marie Molloy for Slate (via fuckyeahsexeducation)

(Source: gaywrites)

Meet Biddy, The Travelling Hedgehog

Those of us who want to travel but do not have the time or the money finally have a solution – we can travel in spirit together with Biddy the hedgehog, a little guy on Instagram whose travel photos are becoming insanely popular.

Toni DeWeese and Tom Unterseher, Biddy’s two loving owners in Oregon, take him on adventures almost every week throughout the Pacific Northwest. He visits mountains, forests, waterfalls, and the occasional donut shop.

[instagram] [h/t: catsbeaversandducks]

Baby:
M-m
Mom:
Mama?
Baby:
The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

sciencetoastudent:

sixpenceee:

If only everything really complicated was explained this way. 

THE AUTHOR & MORE OF HIS BOOKS

This isn’t for babies, this is epic!  I could’ve had an hour of intense reading done away with in high school with this simple visual explanation.

I need to get my hands on these books!

sciencetoastudent:

asapscience:

Story of my life.

lindsey is that you

miketrapp:

hallekiefer:

ryanxilliams:

"Scully Likes Science"

Flawless.

SCIENCE

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