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sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

king-emare:

celluloidsheep:

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Well, yes. This IS America.

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(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

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iPod 20 song shuffle psych eval

Found on doctor-sardonicus' page

Rules: you can tell a lot about someone by the type of music that they listen to, hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, itunes, media player, etc. and write down the first 20 songs, then pass this on to 10 people. One rule: no skipping.

1) The Mountain Goats - Insurance Fraud #2
2) Drivin’ ‘N’ Cryin’ - Look What You’ve Done to Your Brother
3) Tom Petty - All The Wrong Reasons
4) Nirvana - Aero Zeppelin
5) Jedi Mind Tricks - Boondock Saints Interlude
6) The Runaways - Blackmail
7) Sage Francis - Going Back to Rehab
8) Band of Horses - Monster
9) Machines of Loving Grace - Casual Users
10) Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop
11) Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
12) EMF - It’s You (13 1/2 % Extra Mix)
13) The Cure - Plainsong
14) Boston - Peace of Mind
15) Voltaire - Anastasia
16) Clutch - Who Wants to Rock
17) Jedi Mind Tricks - Retaliation (Remix)
18) Assemblage 23 - Silence
19) Chris Isaak - Wrong to Love You
20) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Lovely Creature

[HOW IS THERE NO DEVO hahahah]

TAGGED: If you took the time to read this, you’re tagged. Just tag me back if you do it. I’m just genuinely curious about what you wonderful weirdos are into.

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