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I'm really surprised parents are still this oblivious.

It's masochism to pay--DEARLY--to have your children ideologically mutilated in one of the Left's indoctrination camps.

There are some degrees--they're spelled "S T E M"--worth getting for a few gate-kept careers...
2/, medicine, veterinary.

Law? LOL, that's child abuse.
I'm betting my lawyer frens discourage their kids from law.

Ditto doctors; unless one of my kids were dead-set, then I'd say "veterinary".

Ohwait...we did!

Which leav3s...what?
WHY DO kids bother with college, the vast majority who go?

If not STEM--and even that's being infiltrated by Lefty zombies--what's the degree worth?
Certainly not the $50k+/yr so frequent now.

Are jobs really still demanding college degrees?
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So, it’s #BiAwarenessWeek?

Which raises, for me, some existential questions

When I, sheltered in the Midwest within a white, performatively Catholic family, first learned attraction between people could actually be more than vanilla heterosexed, bisexual seemed to fit

But -
Back in the day when I was reading Dykes to Watch Out For & Hothead Paisan, I encountered the term “Stone Butch” which seemed to better encapsulate how I experienced love & affection for people but rarely any desire for them to get sexy with me (asexual wasn’t widely used)
I was sorting out my orientation in the 1990s & had been given virtually no healthy tools to do so

We didn’t have many terms for that complex trifecta of sex/gender/orientation better understood now

Also, AIDS was a thing & alternative sexuality carried enormous stigma
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The discussion on #intersex rights for too long has been built off a medical narrative that defines intersex pp who truly biologically are between sexes in a distinct way. In truth if the POINT of our activism is to protect the autonomy & humanity of people, then (1)
We must instead focus on “Interphobia” and who are at risk from it. That includes a larger definition on intersex- like #hypo guys who are needlessly operated on often to negative results from a fear of their slightly different bodies.(2) #intersex
The problem is more and more hospitals are boldly claiming they are ending their forced #intersex surgeries on kids, while in reality most of those surgeries they are still performing. Not because of medical need, but fear of those whose bodies are SEEN as “between” (3)
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Our 1st #LGBTQI #Youth News Bulletin is out. Here's a recap of some of the major news & policy developments that happened in the Council of Europe Region in June 2022 from an LGBTQI Youth perspective. [1/9]

📰 Read our full Bulletin down this thread or on
🏳️‍⚧️ #Cycling, #Swimming and #Rugby’s International Governing Bodies Impose New Anti-#Trans Rulings [2/9]
🇷🇴 #Romania to Potentially Prohibit the Dissemination of Information on #LGBTQI Issues [3/9]
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Si quieren donar directamente a las organizaciones de base en #Ucrania, comparto una pequeña lista de organizaciones feministas queer y jóvenes con las que trabajé en diferentes momentos, y de todo corazón les sugiero que las apoyen en este momento de crisis. 🧵
📍Feminist Workshop (Taller Feminista) con sede en Lviv Desde 2014, han sido un centro de organización de jóvenes feministas y han ido creciendo progresivamente en una comunidad feminista en la región.
📍 @teenergizer Estos jóvenes superestrellas están creando espacios y servicios de apoyo para jóvenes en Ucrania que viven con el VIH. Trabajan en estrecha colaboración con activistas en Asia Central.
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If you would like to directly donate to the grassroots-based organisations in #Ukraine, I am sharing a small list of queer and young feminist orgs I worked with at different moments, and wholeheartedly suggest you to support them at this time of absolute crisis 🧵
📍Feminist Workshop based in Lviv Since 2014, Feminist Workshop has been a hub of young feminist organizing and has been progressively growing a feminist community in the region.
These superstar young people are creating a peer support spaces and services for young folks in Ukraine living with HIV. They work closely with activists in Central Asia.
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In one year, the Biden-Harris Administration has made significant progress in advancing equality and equity for #LGBTQI+ people. Below are some ways @POTUS and @VP have re-prioritized LGBTQI+ issues within government and brought LGBTQI+ people back to the table. (thread)
On day one, @POTUS signed an EO preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. This historic EO directed federal agencies to fully implement all federal laws to protect #LGBTQI+ people.…
In June 2021, the #BidenHarrisAdministration announced that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, reversing the prior administration’s stance. #LGBTQI+…
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So today @niassembly had the 2nd reading of the #periodpoverty bill. During which we learned @JimAllister has done enough research to quote @Docstockk while @PaulaJaneB said many trans people were severely mentally ill and @SineadBradleySD used #intersex people as a gotcha.
@JimAllister: "Here is a bill addressing an issue for Women & Girls and yet those words are not used anywhere in this legislation. That seems to me to be foolish and wrong. If we legislate for free period products for those who need them then we’re legislating for women and girls
& that’s everyone who needs them. End of. Because men do not need period products. Boys do not have to go through that experience. "

@PaulaJaneB: "Do you not think the language you are using today is very offensive to those members of the transgender community, many of whom
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So, today is #IntersexAwarenessDay.

Intersex people like me are born outside of binary gender. There is a wide range of how that presents, but we are neither male nor female by traditional definitions - down to our very biology.

This is me. Every day of the year. 🏳️‍🌈 A colorful yellow and purple logo for Intersex awareness day
A side bonus of how I am #intersex involves my voice. It gives me a range a little like Farinelli. I don’t normally brag about that, but a few years ago, together with @NoxArcana, we co-wrote a song designed specifically to show off my four octave range:
A difficult side of being born intersex is the fact that we are still grossly misunderstood. Our natural state is often perceived as a medical anomaly that must be fixed.

This means many of us undergo non-consensual and mutilating surgeries throughout infancy and childhood.
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🎉 Happy #IntersexAwarenessDay!

🌍 Intersex people have always existed, but today they often face a mixture of ignorance and discrimination.

🧵 Here are eight facts to know 👇
❓ The definition

☂️ #Intersex is an umbrella term for people with sex characteristics – chromosome patterns, genitals, gonads – outside the binary of male and female bodies.

👶 The traits are sometimes visible at birth, but might not appear until puberty – or not at all.
🔢 The numbers

🌎 Around 1.7% of the global population is thought to be born with an intersex condition.

👨‍🦰 This is almost the same as those who are born with red hair

💡 However, many don't realise they are intersex until later in life.
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Join me tomorrow with @SeanSaifaWall @Pidgejen @interACT_adv @IndyaMoore + others to discuss the first US hospital to apologize for medically unnecessary surgeries on #intersex children and pledge to stop them.

Register for the Zoom event:…
3 years ago @HRW published our first ever report investigating and exposing the human rights violations against children born with #intersex traits -- we spoke with intersex kids and adults, their parents, and doctors in charge of their care:…
A few months later we published a second report, this time foregrounding physician voices -- doctors who were terrified by the lack of regulation around these operations, despite the intersex community engaging an asking for it for decades:…
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Read this important thread from @Pidgejen about their experience. #EndIntersexSurgery
Two years ago (almost to the day), we released the nation’s first #intersex-affirming hospital policy guide along with @interACT_adv & @proskauer.

It's exactly what it sounds like. #EndIntersexSurgery…
Intersex people deserve self-determination, respect, & dignity.

As just one (of many) examples, we've been fighting in court for ALMOST FIVE YEARS on behalf of our client Dana Zzyym so that they can get... a passport.…
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When Keith found himself without a place to call his own he quickly scrambled to find a new apartment, he didn't think he'd find one and if felt like the paper found him instead. Pulling from the bulletin board at the local coffee shop. He took it, looking over the information.
This sounded like a plausible temporary solution. He was tired of couch surfing from one friend to the other. His close friends' kindness would only last so long and he didn't want to over stay his welcome. Keith could only impose for so long.
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Imagine if you were born neither male nor female!
Imagine if your daughter doesn’t have ovaries nor menstruates at puberty!
Imagine you got married only to find out your husband is infertile & attracted to men!
These are all true stories.
Let's talk about #Intersex

I know you weren't expecting such unusual questions but join me with an unbiased mind as we discuss this natural reality which has led us to dehumanize, discriminate and devalue humans who are just different from us, forcing them to hide in shame or commit suicide.
Now let me use more relatable differences you are familiar with. Imagine you were born with a special condition like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Sickle Cell Anemia or a Congenital Heart Disorder? Will you be happy if people condemned, jailed or lynched you?
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IJP is disappointed, but not surprised by the treatment of @caster800m and other Black and Brown intersex athletes. We release this statement in support of her and other athletes:
On behalf of the Intersex Justice Project, we are saddened and outraged by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which ruled that “DSD regulations are discriminatory but that, on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties, such discrimination
is a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in the restricted events.”
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Ok, so having had time to watch and reflect on the #callthemidwife episode featuring an #intersex character, here are my thoughts: (1/15)
Firstly this was really hard to watch. I cried as Lois was intimately examined in front of a host of strange men. This was a pretty accurate reflection of my experiences as a teen. (2/15)
I lost count of the number of times that numerous students were “coincidentally” present when I needed an intimate exam. (3/15)
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Long #THREAD discussing questions:

💭 What is intersex?
💭Is ____ intersex?
Preface: everyone is different, this is of course one opinion. Also, while they are common themes among intersex people, medical trauma, non-consensual surgeries, or even a diagnosis are not requirements to ID as intersex, and we don't endorse gatekeeping.
What is or is not intersex is somewhat subjective. At its simplest, IDing as #intersex is about having experiences with your body's inherent sex differences, and if that word feels right to you.
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As an intersex AND queer person: it takes deliberation to talk about #intersex issues in a way that does not risk inadvertently throwing LGBTQ+ people, esp trans people, under the bus. We have a responsibility to calculate every word, esp "biological"... #thread
btw yes, I AM of the opinion that "I" firmly belongs in the LGBT+ acronym. Intersex medicalization born from homophobia shows parallels: intersex ppl falling on a spectrum of sex face violence & erasure for the same reasons as ppl who fall along a spectrum of gender, sexuality.
As #intersex knowledge slowly becomes more and more mainstream, I become more and more cautious about the language we move toward and away from. We must be deliberate so as not to exacerbate common arguments against our LGB and trans peers.
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#Gender #Identity (FCO since 2009) Mathematical Analysis of @MoJGovUK stats 30 June 2018 wrt sexual offences (99.1% #Male) #Male-pattern Sexual Offending shared by #Transwomen, 60 is just under half of 128 #female from total population of 30M in #England & #Wales. @munkihanger
#Gender #Identity:
#Tavistock *Gender Identity* Clinic
#BAGIS #British Assn of *Gender Identity* Specialists
#GIRES *Gender Identity* #Research & #Education #Service &
@FCOHumanRights since 2009/10-ish!
Why does this #Lesbian of the #BritishEmpire know? 🤔
@faintlyfalling 😊😊😊
#Shoutout for @mrkhtake2 for patiently explaining that #Intersex people can ONLY be i) #female with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #female sex characteristics presentation &... ii) #male with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #male sex characteristics. @ClareCAIS
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Contrary to popular belief, there really are more than two genders.Many people with sex chromosome variations don't know they have it, or find out later in life. Some are born with ambiguous genitals, and some look like one gender or another but their chromosomes are different.
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Le Collectif Intersexes et Allié.e.s était présent samedi à la Marche des Fiertés de Paris, dans le cortège de tête. Nous avons eu l'honneur d'être rejoint.e.s par Hanne Gaby Odiele, top-model et activiste intersexe,
qui a posté sur son instagram une photo prise avec notre président.e (à gauche sur la photo), et la légende "We are not invisible 💜💜💜💜 #4intersex #pride2018 #intersex".
Merci à elle de son soutien ! On continue le combat national et international pour le respect des droits humains des personnes intersexes ! 💜💛
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