1. I need OC drawing prompts

    I tried some prompt blogs but they were for fandom OCs mostly

     
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    Anonymous said: you say you only accept "they" as a gender neutral pronoun bc it's the only one in wide usage, but there's quite a few that are already (in english). spivak, elverson, ze/xe, thon, etc. besides, if you (and others) refuse to use them until their in wide-usage, then how are the pronouns ever going to become widely used? just some food for thought.

    incorrectusage:

    That’s a good point. The more I think about it though, the less I understand why it’s not just “they”. Already used singularly, grammatically correct singularly and grammar pedants can cram it, widely known by the public and expressing neither male nor female. Seems to fit the bill? And while there were ones that were popularish during certain periods, now the expectation seems to be to memorize all of those, which is unreasonable.

    Because pronouns are unstressed syllables so having one that starts with a hard consonant (ze/xe) or ends with a hard consonant (thon) defeats hte purpose. Try speaking at normal speed and cram a “thon” in there without slowing down to enunciate it. It doesn’t work. 

     
  4. 17:51

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    incorrectusage:

    sidneyia:

    no-more-mediation:

    incorrectusage:

    I was once brutally torn into for turning down a trans man because “HE HAS A VAGINA!!!” The exact specifications of my sexuality- my type, my circumstances, my requirements in a partner- are in no way worth expanding upon in my description of myself….

    This guy also had a comic where he outed a trans guy in order to dissuade another cis gay guy from pursuing him, so he could have the trans guy to himself. So MAYBE not the ideal spokesman for non-genital-based monosexuality.

    Damn really? Sauce?

    Here.

     
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    Anonymous said: This is a really sensitive topic probably but I have been thinking about it for a little while & was motivated to ask by your comment about how self dxers have v. mild autism symptoms and then talk/make decisions for the broader group. Do you think that also to some degree happens with people w/asperger's or high functioning autism directing the autistic community's discussion of whether autism should be 'cured'?

    I absolutely, 100% think this is the case. There is what I would almost call a fetishization of people whose symptoms are more disabling/disruptive (nonverbal folks, etc.) among some high-functioning autism specturm activists. I see a lot of presumption that because some high-functioning people don’t want to be cured, no one on the spectrum would ever want to be cured, not even people who are nonverbal, or who can’t toilet themselves, or who have to live in supportive housing for life.

    People also use “autism community” and autism-as-identity language to refer to people who may lack the communicative and/or cognitive abilities to actively claim community membership for themselves and it makes me really uncomfortable, to be quite honest. Autism Speaks doesn’t speak for autistic people, but I am pretty sure NT-passing people (and yes that includes myself, I am NT-passing probably 75-80% of the time) don’t speak for all autistic people, either. 

     
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    no-more-mediation:

    incorrectusage:

    I was once brutally torn into for turning down a trans man because “HE HAS A VAGINA!!!” The exact specifications of my sexuality- my type, my circumstances, my requirements in a partner- are in no way worth expanding upon in my description of myself….

    This guy also had a comic where he outed a trans guy in order to dissuade another cis gay guy from pursuing him, so he could have the trans guy to himself. So MAYBE not the ideal spokesman for non-genital-based monosexuality.

     
  7. 12:31

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    Reblogged from fen-1994

    fen-1994:

    sidneyia:

    no-more-mediation:

    sidneyia:

    Nobody says that meaning “Die cis scum”. You are being really quite scummy, but it’s not because you’re cis.

    Yep, forgot to mention female. My bad. You still have other privileges though? Like, you’re cis, you don’t mention a race so presumably you’re white, likewise we can assume you’re able bodied…already, these are substantial privileges.

    Privilege makes us small minded unless we really try not to be. I myself am privileged in literally every other way except gender, it would be very very easy for me to be scummy to people with autism or to people who were asexual, cos your sexuality and neurotype are marginalised, whilst mine are normalised. Just basic logic.

    Yep, you got me, no one anywhere in the history of anything has ever said “die cis scum”, I pulled that entirely out of my ass.

    I am not able-bodied, in fact! “We” can assume nothing because no one is obligated to list their stats for you. 

    I gather that you’re pretty new at this so I will direct you to the long explanation I wrote the last time this comic got passed around.

    Okay, one person got a tattoo saying that, and it sparked a massive debate. That doesn’t exactly like a societal problem. Bearing in mind I’m cis, I’ve got every reason to just agree with you, say that trans people always say this because one did/some do, andhate us merely for being cis (not the ignorant privilege that can come from being the norm-alised trait), and that we should be hurt and ignore the meanies.

    A couple of people have gotten tattoos of it actually. That’s not the point, though. I fully support people’s right to have “offensive” tattoos. It’s your body, your life, etc. The problem is that the spread of “die cis scum” as a meme hurts trans people. The vast majority of trans people are NOT radicals who want to kill all the cis people or convert them to trans - that is, in fact, what right-wing transphobes and homophobes think. Portraying trans people - again, the VAST MAJORITY of whom are just regular people who want  to transition and get on with their lives - as violent, reactionary extremists is actually doing the bigots’ job for them.

    As well, there’s a very valid argument that telling large swaths of people to die is problematic because it includes people whose lives are already seen as disposable by racist/ableist/etc. society. 


    But I’m not going to be that arrogant, we both know it’s more complicated than that. And I’m not going to continue debating that with you, truscum ally as you are.

    Yep, it is more complicated, which is why I’m more than happy to explain all this stuff in greater detail because let’s face it, editorial cartoons are not the best medium for conveying nuance, I fully admit that.

    Okay, fine. Not posting your stats conveys a lot about your attitude to your privilege and your likely place on an intersectional privilege hierachy though.(higher up, there’s far more incentive to be ignorant).

    No, not really. It means I don’t think people should be granted permission to talk solely based on what position they occupy on the totem pole. It’s possible to be right if you’re majority nd wrong if you’re minority. People are more than a collection of discrete traits. 

    Also, the big thing about intersectionality is that nearly everyone is privileged in some ways (including big ways) and marginalized/oppressed in some ways (including big ways). The whole point of intersectionality is that framing privilege as a strict one-way hierarchy rather than a complex intersecting matrix is pointless. 


    Thank you for the long explanation. I do have some questions:
    1. How does someone who’s self-diagnosed autistic harm someone who is medically-diagnosed, if the difference is stated in a bio i.e known? 

    Because self-diagnosers and label-collectors often talk over people with legitimate diagnoses and spread misinformation about our disabilities. They also tend to self-diagnose based on stereotypes that are medically inaccurate, e.g. I have a lot of energy therefore I must have ADHD. Or, I can’t turn off my inner monologue - I “hear voices” - therefore I must be schizophrenic.

    In the specific case of autism, self-diagnosers are usually at the highest-functioning end of the autism spectrum. So what you have are people whose symptoms are very, very mild - if they exist at all - telling those of us with more disruptive and disabling symptoms that we don’t need therapy and that we should just learn to love our disability. A lot of “autism pride” as I see it on Tumblr is promoted by people who are basically asymptomatic except for like, social awkwardness and an interest in fandom. That’s a problem. 

    Another big thing is - label-collecting itself can be a symptom of certain disorders, like borderline personality disorder. Insisting you’re ADHD, schizophrenic, autistic, OCD, etc. etc. etc. all at once rather than getting evaluated for borderline is doing YOURSELF a disservice. (Not that people with many diagnoses don’t exist, just that people who *self-dx* with a bunch of things may in fact have a different underlying issue)


    2. What identiy would you say someone who doesn’t feel body dysphoria but feels gender dysphoria has/is?

    Okay, gender dysphoria *is* body dysphoria. Apologies if I was every unclear about this. If you’re asking about someone who needs to be *seen* as a different gender than what they were raised as, but doesn’t have a dysphoric relationship with their body, I think there can be a lot of root causes for that.


    3. What is the harm of someone who isn’t really asexual in your eyes identifying as asexual, if people accept that within identities everyone is different? Actually, no, I can get that. The identitysexuality label becomes meaningless and no longer conveys it’s purpose. I’m just going to say that I don’t think there are that many people who claim to be asexual whilst actually being sexual, but theoretically, you’re right, that would be a pain.

    There are more than you would think. :(

    Again, there’s a lot of complex reasons for this and I can link to some other posts if you’re interested, this is getting long and it’s lagging like a motherfucker.


    And one comment: You have a very positive attitude towards healthcare professionals, their accessibility and their lack of judgement. Judging by what I’ve heard about the american medical system, I’d say it’s time to admit you’re in a minority here of “people who can trust in the medical system”. I’m glad you got your diagnosis, that’s great for you.

    The American medical system is absolute shit, even with healthcare reform. But, a failure of the terrible American for-profit healtcare system is NOT a failure of medicine as a whole. I’m going to link to a post by someone else who says it much better than I do.

     
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    Anonymous said: Most uses of "die cis scum" are directly attributable to anti-"SJW"s and parody accounts. The woman who got the original die cis scum tattoo later *apologized* for it. Give it up.

    "Die cis scum" comes from this article which is not, in any way, a parody. It was endorsed by Natalie Reed, a popular trans blogger, who was/is also quite serious about it. That’s where I first encountered it. 

    Now, who do you mean by “the woman who got the original die cis scum tattoo”? Do you mean this person?

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    That’s Char, the person who wrote the Tranarchist post I linked above. (They’re agender and go by “they”, last I heard.) I SINCERELY DOUBT they have apologized. The closest I’ve seen to any kind of qualification or refinement of their “kill 99.75% of the population” stance was an acknowledgment that “die cis scum” is potentially racist because it includes cis PoC, who are already expected to die by white supremacist society. That’s progress, but I wouldn’t call it an apology.

    Do you mean this person? 

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    I’ve seen some rumors that they “gave up being trans because it was too hard” or something like that, but no definitive evidence of that. Also they don’t have a tattoo AFAIK.

    Do you mean this person?

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    That’s Ahuviya Harel aka ADF. Last I heard she was identifying as a trans woman, but she changes pronouns and identities a lot. She is infamous among people who follow internet drama as someone who jumps into complex social issues without having any understanding of them, and then makes such an ass of herself that she’s asked to leave by other activists. I do not envision an apology coming from her, either. Not that it matters, since she’s not exactly what I’d call an influential person.

    So yeah, you’re going to have to be a lot more specific if you want me  to ~give up~ mocking a stupid and hateful phrase. 

     
  9. 17:12 14th Sep 2014

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    aph-peter-kirkland:

    So I want to help calm people down and stuff, so here’s a bird appreciation post.

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    Look how colorful this one is

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    This one is so pretty

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    LOOK HOW BLUE THIS ONE IS

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    THIS ONE IS SO FAT

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    Emus are so weird I love them 

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    Kiwi birds are adorable 

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    IT’S FLUFFY

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    This one looks angry

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    Majestic as fuck

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    Just, BIRDS! 

    Bleeding heart doves are basically spheres with wings and I love them. 

    (Source: spookysealand)

     
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    no-more-mediation:

    sidneyia:

    no-more-mediation:

    redhester:

    vulvanity:

    well the asexual might feel pressured into having sex, but otherwise if they’re actively choosing to having sex and experiencing sexual attraction then i agree with this post

    so. the issue seems to be with white people as a whole. it would appear.

    sisters. our enemy identifies himself to us. we can strike back by refusing to accept his lies as truth.

    disbelieve men.

    Self diagnosis harms who exactly? Sometimes a medical diagnosis is hard to come by, attitudes towards mental health vary wildly. I have personal experience with autism.

    I’ve heard asexual people do sometimes have sex, but that’s not for me to justify or police their identity, again, who does it really harm?

    As for the trans person, nobody says that, get the fuck over yourself small-minded scum who happens to be cis and privileged in most ways apart from autistic and being asexual. And again, who does it hurt if someone identifies as another gender but doesn’t feel dysphoria about their body?

    Maybe you need to redefine your labels more precisely if there are people who use it who you want to distance yourself from, LIKE YOU ALREADY HAVE with ActuallyAutistic and ActuallyAsexual.

    "nobody actually calls people scum"

    *proceeds to call me scum*

    Is this even a real blog? 

    ETA: oh, and thanks for completely ignoring that I’m a woman in your little laundry list of my original sins privileges. I guess this is what “DFAB people have privilege over DMAB people in all situations” looks like taken to its logical extreme. 

    Nobody says that meaning “Die cis scum”. You are being really quite scummy, but it’s not because you’re cis.

    Yep, forgot to mention female. My bad. You still have other privileges though? Like, you’re cis, you don’t mention a race so presumably you’re white, likewise we can assume you’re able bodied…already, these are substantial privileges.

    Privilege makes us small minded unless we really try not to be. I myself am privileged in literally every other way except gender, it would be very very easy for me to be scummy to people with autism or to people who were asexual, cos your sexuality and neurotype are marginalised, whilst mine are normalised. Just basic logic.

    Yep, you got me, no one anywhere in the history of anything has ever said “die cis scum”, I pulled that entirely out of my ass.

    I am not able-bodied, in fact! “We” can assume nothing because no one is obligated to list their stats for you. 

    I gather that you’re pretty new at this so I will direct you to the long explanation I wrote the last time this comic got passed around.