Wanton Vociferation: Tirades of a mad man

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This is seriously an amazing visual. I always hear people say “healthy food is too expensive”…. well here you go!

A gallon of milk is almost $5 here, peaches aren’t in season so they’re probably $3 a pound, on what planet is chicken that inexpensive because it’s like $4 here and beef is MORE than that.
And if I did have $20 to buy that stuff, how am I going to get it home if I don’t have a car? What if I have to walk for 30 minutes to the nearest bus stop on a hot summer’s day in Florida? What’ll happen to the meat and milk products in 98F when they can’t be refrigerated for several hours? What if I’m by myself? How am I going to heft ten pounds of potatoes (which, it’s not like potatoes are a fucking health food) to where I live with the OTHER groceries. What if I have young children who can’t quite carry things for long stretches? What if I’m disabled? What if I don’t have a reliable place to store these items because I’m a little behind on some of my bills to pay for bus fair and my kids’ lunch money and they need things for school? Who’s going to cook this food when I have a shift in an hour?
It’s not a matter of healthy food being less expensive, because it’s really not. Time, accessibility, and resources keep people from eating healthy food they deserve.
I fucking HATE these posts. Poor people already feel like shit, dude.

^ this.fuck. 

oh and disability! that’s important shit. sometimes i can’t even muster a walk to the grocery store and back because of depression or social anxiety, so I have to order something on grubhub.

SO I WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE

I CALL BULLSHIT
*means the item was not available in fresh or frozen form and prices listed are for canned instead

i spent most of my money for my laster quarter of grad school on grub hub b/c the thought of leaving my safe apartment to go into the rest of the world (which was just all pain and badness) was too much. i’m pretty good at finding deals and eating well….when i’m well enough to make it into the grocery shop.

I figure these people must be using magic coupons to get that much food for $20.
Give me these magic food coupons.
Give me them.

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anjhuzen:

jacksonkillah:

iwantobe120:

This is seriously an amazing visual. I always hear people say “healthy food is too expensive”…. well here you go!

A gallon of milk is almost $5 here, peaches aren’t in season so they’re probably $3 a pound, on what planet is chicken that inexpensive because it’s like $4 here and beef is MORE than that.

And if I did have $20 to buy that stuff, how am I going to get it home if I don’t have a car? What if I have to walk for 30 minutes to the nearest bus stop on a hot summer’s day in Florida? What’ll happen to the meat and milk products in 98F when they can’t be refrigerated for several hours? What if I’m by myself? How am I going to heft ten pounds of potatoes (which, it’s not like potatoes are a fucking health food) to where I live with the OTHER groceries. What if I have young children who can’t quite carry things for long stretches? What if I’m disabled? What if I don’t have a reliable place to store these items because I’m a little behind on some of my bills to pay for bus fair and my kids’ lunch money and they need things for school? Who’s going to cook this food when I have a shift in an hour?

It’s not a matter of healthy food being less expensive, because it’s really not. Time, accessibility, and resources keep people from eating healthy food they deserve.

I fucking HATE these posts. Poor people already feel like shit, dude.

^ this.
fuck. 

oh and disability! that’s important shit. sometimes i can’t even muster a walk to the grocery store and back because of depression or social anxiety, so I have to order something on grubhub.

SO I WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE

I CALL BULLSHIT

*means the item was not available in fresh or frozen form and prices listed are for canned instead

i spent most of my money for my laster quarter of grad school on grub hub b/c the thought of leaving my safe apartment to go into the rest of the world (which was just all pain and badness) was too much. i’m pretty good at finding deals and eating well….when i’m well enough to make it into the grocery shop.

I figure these people must be using magic coupons to get that much food for $20.

Give me these magic food coupons.

Give me them.

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Check out this link and see why it’s so important to register to be an organ donor!

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You can get an organ donor card when you get your drivers licence! It’s really simple :D

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  • zerdahope2haiti:

    Hello, I’m Zerda.


    I’m trying to earn money for the Hope2Haiti campaign being run by Random Acts. I will be running a donation based commission fundraiser.


    Drawings

  • $5 or more you may request any line art.
  • $10 or more you may request any coloured picture or line art.
  • $15 or more you may request a comic of reasonable length or pervious options.
  • $20 or more I will ship you a print of your item, signed if you wish.
  • If you have something else in mind please let me know.


    Photography

  • $10 or more and I will mail you a print of any of my photography. [regular paper size]
  • $20 or more and I will mail you a larger print of my photography [up to 19 x 13]
  • If you have a specific size you want let me know. I will make bundle deals on the photography.


    Simply donate to my Crowdrise Account and message me on tumblr or email me [zerdafennec@gmail.com] what you wish to receive.


    Thank you for all donations. You are helping an amazing cause. If my prices are too steep please contact me. I will try and accommodate you. Every donation counts ♥


    View all photography available at my deviantART account.

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    zerdahope2haiti:

    Hello, I’m Zerda.


    I’m trying to earn money for the Hope2Haiti campaign being run by Random Acts. I will be running a donation based commission fundraiser.


    Drawings

  • $5 or more you may request any line art.
  • $10 or more you may request any coloured picture or line art.
  • $15 or more you may request a comic of reasonable length or pervious options.
  • $20 or more I will ship you a print of your item, signed if you wish.
  • If you have something else in mind please let me know.


    Photography

  • $10 or more and I will mail you a print of any of my photography. [regular paper size]
  • $20 or more and I will mail you a larger print of my photography [up to 19 x 13]
  • If you have a specific size you want let me know. I will make bundle deals on the photography.


    Simply donate to my Crowdrise Account and message me on tumblr or email me [zerdafennec@gmail.com] what you wish to receive.


    Thank you for all donations. You are helping an amazing cause. If my prices are too steep please contact me. I will try and accommodate you. Every donation counts ♥


    View all photography available at my deviantART account.

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    Please check it out. It would mean a lot to me. I will be making my crowdrise account after the fundraising begins in approximately 5 hours.

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    fuckyeahftms:

    I’ve seen so many posts about this on the internet the last couple of days, and there seems to be quite a few misinterpretations and misunderstandings. I’d like to clarify a few things.

    One might think that when going through a sex-change (or correction, as many trans*people prefer to call it), one wouldn’t want to keep one’s reproduction organs either way. For many, this is true. Having the wrong junk down there can be a painful reminder of the way one has had to suffer because of a prejudiced society, or it can simply just feel “wrong”, and surgery is the only way to live with oneself.

    This is not the case for everybody, however. There are several reasons why a transgendered person may, or may not want to go through genital surgery.

    1. For FtM especially, there are no good available surgeries to change their vagina to a functional, aesthetically pleasing penis. We get two choices; enlargement of the clitoris to make a small penis; one cannot pee through it, and it may be up to 5 centimetres tops when erect. The second choice is for the surgeon to make a completely new penis out of the skin from your thighs or other areas, this penis will look realistic and you can pee through it, but you can never get an erection and may experience loss of sensation. Naturally, a lot of FtMs find both methods very unsatisfying, and choose to not go through bottom surgery at all. MtFs can actually go through surgery and end up with a vagina so realistic that not even a gynaecologist can tell the difference. Or so I’ve heard.
    2. Going through surgery is painful and frightening. Some trans*people may not want to go through with neither top or bottom surgery because of this.
    3. Gender is in the head, not the genitalia. Or even the rest of the body. Both FtM and an MtF transgendered people can identify fully as either male or female without feeling the need to go through surgery. They just want to be seen as, and accepted by society as their true gender. Naturally, it’s more unusual that a trans*person doesn’t want to make adjustments; normally dysphoria isn’t only limited to feeling out of place in society, but also being unhappy with the way one’s body feels and looks. But it is important to know that this is not always the case.


    That brings us to the issue at hand.

    My country already refuses hormonal or surgical help for those who simply identify as genderqueer. You have to have the diagnosis “fully transgender” if you want to have any sort of medical help here, otherwise you’d better be able to cough up the money to travel abroad and pay for the hormones and surgery yourself. Because if they stay here and try to convince the doctors and psychologists that they are in fact trans* simply to get the help they need to live with themselves, they also have to go through the “final step of reassignment surgery” and appear for the judicial council to have the final digits in their social security number changed.

    The “final step of reassignment surgery” of course being sterilization. Not changing your genitalia into looking more like your real gender’s. You’d like to think that that surgery is as important a part of transitioning as the sterilization, but it isn’t. That’s completely voluntary.

    So why the hell do we even have to go through the humiliating, mutilating surgery which takes away our ability to have children, when it’s not even necessary to go through the rest of the genital surgery, you may ask.

    My reply: fuck if I know. But it hasn’t been long since for example people with Down’s syndrome were also forced to be sterilized. To “preserve the racial genetics” (yes, this is an actual quote, from the Swedish wiki site; I’m translating it for your benefits). This is such a disgusting part of Swedish history, it makes me feel ashamed of being a Swede. Even though I wasn’t even born when the law was removed.

    Except, hey, right, it isn’t gone. Right; trans*people still have to go through this barbaric custom to get the right digits in their social security number, and the right letter on their passport. It does not matter how comfortable you are with your body, or parts of it, or how frightened you are of having someone carve in you; if you want to be your true gender before the law, you’d better get the fuck over it and lay down on the table.


    I’d like to bring up something else before I forget:

    It is completely possible that the hormone treatment makes you sterile either way. I’ve heard that this is especially a risk with MtF transgendered people, but I’m not sure. I know about this FtM guy who vlogs on youtube who had to remove his reproduction organs because they created instability with the hormone treatment anyway.

    I have an associate who fought tooth and nail to get a sample taken just to see if she could even have children, before she even wanted to consider going on oestrogen treatment. You know what happened? They refused her. Because “if she was going to go all the way, she wouldn’t be allowed to have children either way”. They wouldn’t even let her leave a sample to be analysed.

    Several months, and two expensive trips to Denmark later, she had her result; she couldn’t have children “as a male” anyway, and she started her hormonal treatment after that. Was that so damn difficult? It shouldn’t have been, but the University Hospital in Uppsala seemed to think it was. Why aid a transgendered person when they weren’t supposed to have children anyway?

    But hey, what is she’d been able to have children “as a male”?! It wouldn’t have been that difficult to freeze her sperm and store it for future use, right?

    WRONG

    Because sterilization = cannot have children. In anyway. Ever.

    This means you cannot save sperm or egg cells for future use.


    Now, it’d be difficult for someone like myself to have kids which are genetically my own either way, seeing as it’s forbidden to have surrogate mothers in Sweden. And most FtMs aren’t that fond of the thought if being pregnant. It is entirely possible for an FtM to get pregnant, however, if they have only received hormonal treatment and possibly upper body surgery; just stop the hormones and you can get pregnant. There are records of several cases in the U.S. where trans*men have given birth, for example. And it should be even easier for trans*women, as they just need to save their sperm and then have a girl willing to carry their child. Whether they are in a relationship or not; how would anyone be able to tell.

    But this is also a possibility stolen from us. Because sterilization = destroying all possibilities to reproduce. Sperm, egg cells, reproduction organs; not until there is documented proof that these are all gone can you get that letter and the last digits.

    During my therapy sessions, my psychologist once suggested that I’d have a child now, before I go through with the entire package which will make me a man in the eyes of both the society, and hopefully one day the law. I have thought about this a lot, and for a long time. My personal conclusion for my situation is that I can’t, for several reasons which I shan’t mention here and now.

    But this was an option available to me. Difficult, but doable.

    What about the really young transgendered persons then? The ones who start hormonal treatment (stop-hormones, which neutralizes the hormones their body would produce naturally during puberty) at the age of maybe 16, or even earlier? They don’t even get this option. Their bodies won’t develop so that they can have kids the way their biological gender intended, and even if they could, they’d probably have to wait another few years after they’ve turned 18 (the age at which you can have your legal gender changed, but only after having gone through sterilization). They probably feel, at that time, that they have waited long enough. I know I’d feel that way, had I come to conclusion about my gender at that age.

    People aren’t the same. There isn’t one way to look at gender, or even gender dysphoria. Everyone is different, and they express their gender identity in their own way. Some trans*people may find the thought of having children the way which would be natural for their biological gender repulsing, and some may not. Thing is, in Sweden today, 47 years after the law of sterilization was lifted in all other cases, you still don’t get a choice.



    There is nothing “juridically complicated” about it. This is a basic human right. Help us make the government see reason:


    Please.

    By Robin

    Names have always been very difficult for me. It’s always the thing about a character that I am the most unsure about. I can create a huge history very easily, building on it over time. A name though, it seems more difficult. What should it mean—why that name? Does it fit?

    So, I have a long history of naming issues. It takes a while for a name to grow on me too. Once it fits though, it fits. Which is why I was having such trouble figuring out what name I wanted to be called by.

    I’ve decided that I want to try out Andrew / Andy. For a number of reasons. Also for pronouns either he/his/him or they/their/them works too. 

    But yeah. Just thought I’d put that out there :)

    ((First post on here in ages XD))