straight boys are weak and pathetic, queer girls walk into the ladies changing room and see ten women naked, do they stare? do they say something inappropriate? do they make them uncomfortable? no because they have the common fucking sense to recognise when a situation is sexual and that people deserve the most basic level of respect to not be harassed, yet here we are banning shorts and low cut tops in school because straight boys are weak and pathetic
An 1891 law had been used to prevent two North Carolina trans women from legally changing their names. Today, a court order legally recognized these women for who they are.
Earlier today, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund proclaimed victory in a case involving two North Carolina trans women seeking legal name changes.
The women, Síle Kelleher and Hadassah Chayim, were denied legal name changes under an 1891 law that limits the number of times an individual can legally change their name for reasons other than marriage, divorce, or reverting to their birth name.
Kelleher had been prevented from changing her birth name to Síle, as she had changed her name once before, in 1995, when she first transitioned. Following family pressure, Kelleher attempted to live again as male, reverting back to her birth name in 1999. When she transitioned back to female in 2008, she was unable to legally change her name — until today’s ruling.
Chayim’s name change was blocked because she had legally changed it from her birth name to a traditionally male Jewish name a number of years back, prior to coming out as transgender.
"Something as fundamental to identity and expression as one’s own name should not be subject to government interference," TLDEF staff attorney Noah Lewis, who represented both women, said in a statement today. "These rulings confirm that each one of us has the right to be known by the name of our choice."
In court, Lewis argued that the provision barring multiple name changes raises constitutional concerns, as denying these name changes would appear to violate the constitutional right to freedom of expression. The judge agreed, ruling that “denying a name change would cast doubt upon the constitutionality” of the law, granting the change.
In the years leading up to today’s ruling, Kelleher had become the target of discrimination and accusations of fraud anytime she found herself forced to present legal identification.
"I am finally free to be myself with a name that matches who I truly am," Kelleher said in TDLEF’s statement today. "No one should be forced to use a name that doesn’t match who they are. I am absolutely thrilled that I will no longer be subject to scrutiny because of my name."
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HOW I FOUND MY SASE FANSUBBERS.
VHS AND CDRS. OLD SHIT.
I got contacts for so much stuff from that website. Also found someone via it that sold CDRs on eBay that I would buy a few series at a time. The old days, before Netflix, Youtube, Torrents, etc
The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
game of thrones meme ✭ (1/1) queen/king
"I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyria. I am the dragon’s daughter, and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming."
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
"This is Hormel" is a short in the grand tradition of "David and Hazel" and "Setting Up A Room," where you look at the time remaining on your media player and think “Clearly that has to be a mistake.” But no! It’s a half hour long Hormel infomercial masquerading as an educational short that must be seen to be believed!
John Coltrane on Eric Dolphy “Whatever I’d say would be an understatement. I can only say my life was made much better by knowing him. He was one of the greatest people I’ve ever known, as a man, a friend, and a musician.”
Pictured above is John Coltrane playing the flute. Eric Dolphy’s mother gave Coltrane his instruments shortly after Dolphy died. Coltrane later on played the flute and bass clarinet in honor of Dolphy. You can hear Coltrane playing the bass clarinet on his Live in Japan album.