See those states in red?
Those are states that currently don’t allow transgender people to change their legal sex.
Ohio, Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Tennessee.
The petition needs 100,000 signatures by March 22, 2014 to get an official response. Signing up is incredibly quick and only takes a moment, and you don’t even have to be a US citizen.
Please help transgender people complete this vital part of their transition all across America.
GUYS PLEASE SIGN THIS SO THAT MY TRANS SIBLINGS CAN DO THIS. IT IS VITAL TO OUR TRANSITION. THERE ARE A THOUSAND NOTES ON THIS POST AND BARELY 300 SIGNATURES. YOU GUYS CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS.
THERE ARE 626 SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION NOW. THE PETITION CLOSES IN LESS THAN TWO DAYS.
I HAVE 2,155 FOLLOWERS, WHO LIKELY HAVE THEIR OWN SETS OF FOLLOWERS.
SIGN THE PETITION. SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE.
SNAP SNAP TIME’S A-WASTING WHEN WE COULD BE AFFECTING AN IMPORTANT GOOD. TRANS PEOPLE NEED SAFE LEGAL SPACES IN WHICH TO TRANSITION, SO MAKE IT HAPPEN, EVERYONE.
It actually doesn’t close until March 22, but yeah sign this!!
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
BLESS THIS PERSON
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
almost everyone I tell about thus go ‘its so cruel! Its inhumane!’
whAT IS RAPE THEN!?!
YES. but how about not removing it if someone rapes someone. Fuck everyone saying it’s an inhumane punishment. Raping someone is NOT okay. At all.
I’m Not a Joke is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause!