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The super conscious program of this year is coming in less than two weeks. Are you ready to know the reality about gender, sex, and sexuality?

As winds up today, PATH's digital health leader Skye Gilbert reflects on the importance of building teams in order to ensure for all. Read on:

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What We Talk About When We Talk About in . “I’m asking you a simple question: Do you have any responsibility towards the community?” This was one of many inflammatory questions addressed to Armenia’s acting Prime Minister...

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Just finished a 3-day training session on "Gender & Data" the in Development & Humanitarian Assistance program for CSOs covering &

We need to expand our definition beyond Silicon Valley (and ) stereotypes. > "How to save entrepreneurship", The World in 2019 via

Little-known fact: The first thinker to clearly articulate a third alternative between unity () and gender polarity () was the 12th-century abbess, , , composer, and physician Saint of Bingen. READ MORE:

Gender Day at women and young people will be disproportionately impacted by climate change - Women also make up 80% of the global poor and the climate change impacts will fall disproportionately on the poorest. We need to build a more gender equitable society

In this world of gender, racial and political correctness is problem tweeting anything worse than funny GIFs with cute cats....

Inspiring and conference today at headquarters. It was the opportunity for our Group CEO to sign the UN charter and his own personal commitment for Inclusion is not about tolerance it is about love

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“Women are so much better, purer and more deserving of owning BJDs, and that all of us will agree, because we totally dominate this space! Guys will like our androgynous dolls and we can subject them to BL stories all we want. Anyway, the “acceptable” straight men will logically gravitate towards yo-SD kids (and not be like p3do creepy).”

Honestly, I’ve seen more guys treat their DDs with respect. Many girls like guy bodies. They jump on the chance to buy new dolls with this oh-so-steamy ab sculpt and be like “I have no more money for clothes, but damn he looks good naked!”. The guys I know who have dolls own only those they can dress up properly. Their wigs are never a mess, and they pose them like ladies. In contrast to the “creative” women who don’t care to spend on their dolls, but hey, at least they body blush the abs, nips and peen.

My husband hasn’t gotten a doll, because he has other hobbies. He doesn’t need a doll to be f—k worthy to call his attention. The only one he was actually considering was a DD clad in full knight armor. Who’s the p3rv now?


Transition prospects:

For the next six months:

- continue to dress how I feel comfy

- get a new binder if necessary

- start talking to a therapist about surgery/transition

For the next year/two years:


- find a name that makes me feel good, whether it be by changing it or not

- start being stricter about my name/pronouns

- perhaps consider HRT? (I might not want it tho and that’s okay too)

Hello!! This is yet another aro blog! Okay, well, mostly aro stuff, but gender is weird so I’m gonna talk about that on here too. You can call me either Shadow or Lucy, and atm im not quite sure what my gender is (does anyone?) but I identify with the label nonbinary the most, so we’ll go with that. Pronouns are They/Them, but check my about/bio cuz I’m probably going to be switching a lot.

[Side Note; this lowkey used to be a vent blog I never used it much so I repurposed it, so the “posts a lot about” is very inaccurate now]

So like I’m very confused about my gender. I was born female and still identify as that currently but like, when I’m at pride events and shit most people who look like me are nb or pre-T ftm guys. And I mean I’m very uncomfortable with feminine things like dresses and all that and i definitely wouldn’t have anything against being referred to as he or they. I wish I didn’t have a feminine name, because if I had a gender neutral name I’d just let strangers assume whatever pronouns and not really correct anyone. Being referred to as a mix of he/she/they sounds like it might help me figure myself out.

As a female feminist

I do NOT approve of the expression mansplaining . I think that is absolute bullshit because it implies that a male will ultimately try to talk over me or correct me because he would feel entitled to do so, as a male. If a man talks to me or over me in a rude and patronizing manner, then that is not because he is a man, but because he’s a fucking idiot with no decency or civility. Seriously, you would just be a dick wasting your time the cause however would not be your gender. And even if a man wholeheartedly believed that he, because he’s a man, had intellectual superiority over me BECAUSE he’s a man then again it’s not because he’s a male but because he is a fucking moron.

I plea for more focus on more important issues than this bullshit. Thank you.

i’ve never been more confused about my sexuality and possibly my gender identity as well. it’s like, i would have 2 days of being and feeling 100percent straight, and then next day i am 210percent lesbian and am repulsed by guys, and then days or weeks pass by and im wishing if only i had been born a gay man? needless to mention those times where i feel completely asexual and aromantic. the confusion is getting worse as the years pass by, and it’s really fucking me up emotionally.

Blog Entry #11: Romantic Relationships and Gender-Related Issues

As we learned in this lesson that people progress from wanting friendships to wanting more and more intimate relationships as they grow up, I saw that in my life as well. I’ve always mainly focused on friendships, however, even though I’ve rarely gone without having a crush. I’ve never gone beyond having crushes, though, for a few reasons. One reason is that my family would not allow me to get into a romantic relationship until I secure a college degree. This is a rule for all the girls in my family (albeit there’s only 3 of us), and my cousin got caught breaking that rule and all of our aunts got involved. It was a messy and annoying situation to get yourself into. Another reason is that I have close to no social skills when it comes to talking to guys I like, so I try to avoid liking anyone that I’m actually friends with, because I don’t want to start acting weird around people I enjoy talking to. And thirdly, I’m wildly insecure and I don’t believe I’m ready to attempt to be in that kind of relationship anyway.

I have noticed, however, that as I got older, the types of relationships I wanted with people became more genuine and serious. I wanted to have close knit bonds with the friends I had, making sure that I’m there for them and they’re the type of people who would be there for me. And when I liked people, as I got older I started to want them to be more than just a crush, and I started getting out of my shell a little more to attempt getting them to like me back. I’ve always retreated before I got anywhere though, considering my family rules and me either losing interest or deciding that it’s better not to try. This became a habit, and often times it has led me to even being uncomfortable with the idea of anyone flirting with me or any of my friends liking me. I run away from any person who confesses to me, which is ironic and slightly hypocritical. That’s how I was in high school, at least. In college, I’m a lot more open minded, with people that like me and the type of people that I find myself attracted to. Still doesn’t change the fact that I’m not allowed to officially go beyond very strong friendships though.

One of the reasons my family is against us dating before we get a degree is this strong belief that they want their girls to complete their education before they get caught up in any kind of relationship with anyone. I completely understand where they’re coming from, but oftentimes it irks me that I’m restricted from a lot of things with the reason being that “I am a girl”. They believe that I’m not capable of something because “I am a girl”. My brothers and male cousins aren’t allowed to date either, but the consequences of them breaking the rules aren’t as dramatic and interfering as with us. My parents like to remind me a lot of the risks of being a girl, and how I need to be careful of them. I completely know where they’re coming from, and by gods do I agree, but it still gets annoying.

There are times when I get annoyed by the fact that I’m a girl that I do little things that take me away from the “girly” stereotype. Even the smallest things, if I can avoid them, I find myself doing so. I am uncomfortable with overly feminine clothing, and as I started to just live with my brothers I started copying their mannerisms as well. My comfortable sitting position is with my legs wide, arms behind the back of the chair and my head resting on my palm. I like to dress in pants and large baggy tops more than any other kind of clothing, and it’s even come to a point where even my friends have pointed out to me that I have a very “tomboy” or “lesbian” fashion sense. That was not my goal, since I just love plaid and over-sized sweaters, but I don’t take any offense to it. It’s just interesting to acknowledge. I sometimes wonder if I could consider myself gender fluid, but I realized I wasn’t. I considered myself very much a girl. I just loved to dress up and carry myself in a less feminine way because that’s what I grew up with and I was more comfortable that way.

I still worry sometimes that some people would judge me incorrectly due to how I act and how I dress and how I don’t exactly act like a girl, but then there are times when I remember how I like how I am and my friends do too, so I have no reason to change.

About a year ago, I was taking a class on english literature and the bible. And the prof gave a lecture on the theme of jealousy among male artists of all kinds that the ultinate creative power, the power to create life, belongs to the female body.

Now, does this analysis have lots of problematic features? Yes. Is it still useful in looking at and generalizing about Great Man writing? Also yes.

Anyways I haven’t gone a week without thinking about that lecture since I heard it.

Halida Hanum Akhter, Senior Associate, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

One satisfaction I have is that I’ve worked in family planning as a physician and surgeon, and I also pursued a career in public health, saving lives of mothers. I have done studies on maternal mortality and shared data for advocacy. And when I plan and implement programs, I add on elements that will reduce maternal mortality due to pregnancy, empower women, and engage communities so they understand that each pregnancy is important, each mother is important. Both the baby and the mother need to be saved, through their vigilance, through their care, through their decision making.

For one project that I was working on, I introduced a piggy bank – it looks like a small water pitcher – and you can put money into the top. I talked to the plastic company and made a plastic piggy bank. A pregnant mother is given that bank in her antenatal period. She saves money and uses that money for her facility services, for bringing in a qualified nurse to delivery her baby. Or—to travel for antenatal care, you need money to pay the rickshaw or the van. So it empowered a pregnant woman and engaged her community. Everybody’s attention was on it, because the clinic was saying: “This baby is important.” You have to save money to save the baby and the mother. Everybody started contributing money. These are very small things, but they are life-saving interventions.

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Brit and Hodge go through a dreaded giant set for quads because leg day does not suck enough.  During this they decide to discuss the phenomenon known as “The Gender Spectrum”.