- literally anyone: what do you want for christmas?
- me: food
- me: financial security
- me: mental stability
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
I feel like I don’t even live on the same planet as some people because of the stuff I’ve gotten “used to seeing” in the news here in the US compared to other places in the world…
First, there is no naturalized gendered body. All of our bodies are modified with regard to gender, whether we seek out surgery or take hormones or not. All of us engage in or have engaged in processes of gender body modification (diets, shaving, exercise regimes, clothing choices, vitamins, birth control. etc) that alter our bodies,
just as we’ve all been subjected to gender related processes that altered our bodies (being fed differently because of our gender, being given or denied proper medical care because of our gender, using dangerous products that are on the market only because of their relationship to gender norms, etc). The isolating of only some of these processes for critique, while ignoring others, is a classic exercise in domination. To see trans body alteration as participating and furthering binary gender, to put trans people’s gender practices under a microscope while maintaining blindness to more familiar and traditional, but no less active and important gender practices of non-trans people, is exactly what the transphobic medical establishment has always done.
This is exactly what I’m talking about when I talk about “body work” with students, and emphasize to them that most of our perceptions of physical sex differences are in fact socially constructed gender differences that require a great deal of work to maintain.
Sorry! Sometimes I reblog that shit and never tag any reblogs. I’ll try to remember for next time.
it’s ok! i’m glad at least it was me and and that it was me on a non-triggery day and at least you know now.
ahhh do i tag my stuff well enough for you??? if you need anything beyond gore tw or blood tw please let me know
don’t kill me but i have no idea what bikini kill is
Cis feminists love to pretend that transmisogynist feminist icons “did so much for women”
But that’s bullshit and they know it’s bullshit. Because trans women are also women. So in reality, the place we all live, transmisogynist feminists did fuckall for women. They did things for cis women.
Even saying that phrase reveals a lot about you. Namely the fact that you’re a transmisogynist who degenders trans women yourself.
please! tag! your! gore!!
I won’t be surprised if this anon is into noh8 and shit like that
either they’re like a lady gaga fan or something or??// either way if you’re a biological essentialist i am the last person to follow
crudelyrefined replied to your post “I don’t know any Kirans but I got your name right when I read it. I’m wondering if it’s because I’m bilingual maybe? (Japanese/English.) Because I tend to get “weird” or “different” sounding words quicker than other people. I don’t THINK it’s got anything to do with my other neuro-weirdness, but I dunno. KEE-ran just sounds WRONG to me. (Geez I wish the ask had italics. All of this caps lock is making me feel pretentious.)”
lol, when i first read your name i totally rolled the r as if i was speaking mandarin. i’m guessing for some white people it might remind them of “kieran” and they go with that flow w/ yr name?
well bingo you’ve got it right a+ first try - the r is indeed like the mandarin or maori r.
and yeah i guess that must be it!! tbh it’s interesting how people who consistently misgender me also consistently misspell it as “karin” and say “karen” and i guess even “kieron” is too gender-transgressive for them