Sunday, September 21, 2014

pronoun practice

there’s a super cool computer app to help people practice pronoun usage! when a person comes out as trans, they may ask you to use a different pronoun. this app helps you to practice using that pronoun in real sentences so you start to feel more comfortable and well-versed in using it!

http://minus18.org.au/pronouns-app/

Saturday, September 20, 2014

PSE Training Part 1

Reminder that TRAINING part 1 will be taking place this Tuesday night from 6:30-8pm in CC003!

Your co-chairs and treasurer are hard at work putting together updated powerpoints and concise hand outs for you!!

We will talk about when our second training session will be on Tuesday, to try to gauge when most people will be available.

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A friend reblogged this on Facebook with the note “I don’t believe everything I read in a graphic, I need sources.” So I provided them.
On teen birthrate, Texas is #5 [52/1000] with Guam being #1 (uh? statehood?) and Colorado is #33 [28/1000].http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/teen-birth-rate-per-1000/
The repeat teen birthrate in Texas is the highest at 22%.http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0402_teen_pregnancy.html

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A friend reblogged this on Facebook with the note “I don’t believe everything I read in a graphic, I need sources.” So I provided them.

On teen birthrate, Texas is #5 [52/1000] with Guam being #1 (uh? statehood?) and Colorado is #33 [28/1000].
http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/teen-birth-rate-per-1000/

The repeat teen birthrate in Texas is the highest at 22%.
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0402_teen_pregnancy.html

notfuckingcishet:

Emma Sulkowicz. 

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So, I ask to the women who are still not sure about rape culture, patriarchy, or male supremacy, if you see the problem behind a culture in which “no” is punishable, but where failure to say “no” makes any violation of your personhood your own fault. When you sit back for a moment and think to yourself that surely you can say no to men, and that I am blowing things way out of proportion, then at least do this test within your own life: Start saying No more often when No is what you really want to say. Establish firm boundaries with men and do not let up. See if the male you are saying no to immediately stops and respects your boundary, or if his automatic response, reflexive—as though he’s been learning how to do this since he was a boy, as though he sees no other response more logical than this—is to attempt to do what you have just asked him not to do to you. Notice how you feel when telling a man “no” as well. Do you feel butterflies in your stomach? Do you feel guilty (denying him his right of access to you)? Do you feel mean? Do you feel unsure at all as to whether or not you have the right to tell him no? It is very easy to feel that men are not so bad when you are still making sure to give them what they want. Looking Male Supremacists Dead in Their Dead Eyes (The Boner Busters Takedown)