Approaching Infinity

My name is Drew. I'm a grad student studying maths, a coffee roaster, an obsessive over-analyzer, and the Guacamole in an LGBT sandwich. I reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where I pretend that my life is a TV show and that I'm our show's version of Abed from Community.


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Reblogged from fartgallery

fartgallery:

themeaninginmusic:

fartgallery:

god dammit i fell off the bus with my groceries when i was getting out and my bag broke and the bus ran over my lettuce fml my life

fml = fuck my lettuce

YOU KEEP YOUR GENITALS AWAY FROM MY DEAD LETTUCE

Reblogged from intersexplatypus
intersexplatypus:

(via Intersex 101)
What do intersex activists want?
One of the main concerns of intersex activists is to transition from concealment-based treatments of intersex infants to one that is patient-centered. Often, intersex children are subjected to medically unnecessary procedures and surgeries in order to make their genitals appear normal. The child is then often raised without any idea of their intersex condition. Some of these surgeries create children with genitals different than their eventual gender, prompting sexual reassignment surgery which could otherwise have been avoided. Many surgeries and procedures are also experienced as sexually and/or psychologically abusive by intersex children, especially those used for research purposes or requiring sexually invasive treatments. Intersex activists now advocate that only medically necessary treatments be performed on intersex children, and that support and education should prevail instead of shame and concealment.
Some other demands of intersex activists include:
Not being fetishized or over sexualized
To be treated as real, diverse people rather than convenient examples for sex and gender theorists
Some wish to be allowed to legally identify as intersex instead of, or in addition to, male or female
To end stigma against intersex persons
Better education among medical professionals
Appropriate and knowledgeable health care
More psychological and social support for intersex children and their families
To consider medical necessity and sexual function as important factors in intersex care, as opposed to ‘normalcy’

intersexplatypus:

(via Intersex 101)

What do intersex activists want?

One of the main concerns of intersex activists is to transition from concealment-based treatments of intersex infants to one that is patient-centered. Often, intersex children are subjected to medically unnecessary procedures and surgeries in order to make their genitals appear normal. The child is then often raised without any idea of their intersex condition. Some of these surgeries create children with genitals different than their eventual gender, prompting sexual reassignment surgery which could otherwise have been avoided. Many surgeries and procedures are also experienced as sexually and/or psychologically abusive by intersex children, especially those used for research purposes or requiring sexually invasive treatments. Intersex activists now advocate that only medically necessary treatments be performed on intersex children, and that support and education should prevail instead of shame and concealment.

Some other demands of intersex activists include:

  • Not being fetishized or over sexualized
  • To be treated as real, diverse people rather than convenient examples for sex and gender theorists
  • Some wish to be allowed to legally identify as intersex instead of, or in addition to, male or female
  • To end stigma against intersex persons
  • Better education among medical professionals
  • Appropriate and knowledgeable health care
  • More psychological and social support for intersex children and their families
  • To consider medical necessity and sexual function as important factors in intersex care, as opposed to ‘normalcy’

(via umflintlgbt)

Reblogged from heroes-get-made

heroes-get-made:

Shout out to interracial, bisexual, pansexual, genderfluid, and otherwise “gray” or “mixed” people who get to deal with shit from pretty much every angle all while having your identity erased, ignored, or redefined for you whenever another group sees fit. I see you, love you, and want to make things better.

(via umflintlgbt)

Reblogged from striderdaves

punkwarren:

striderdaves:

i love catfish so much because they act like theyre fbi agents or something when theyre really just using reverse google image search

i thought you meant the animal and let me tell you that was a wild minute of me trying to figure out the psychology of fish thinking they’re federal law enforcement

(via ally-gatored)

Reblogged from golfdad1992

golfdad1992:

Isn’t amazing how people don’t give a shit about misogyny until they can accuse muslims of it in order to justify their islamaphobia?

(via ally-gatored)

Reblogged from caelas

caelas:

saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

(via jensalam)

Reblogged from princess-kayjay

garbagebagger:

princess-kayjay:

I just had a straight guy tell me “Gah I love lesbians” and before I could even say anything, he added, “because, ya know, they like the same thing I do and sometimes it’s nice to get advice from a girl instead of guys who think making love is just repeatedly putting your dick in something, ya know?” And I have never been more proud of the human race.

i was very mad and then i wasn’t 

oh yay! a Dyke ‘n Ike!

(via gremloblin)

Reblogged from datakin-deactivated20140706

datakin:

labels are for soup cans and queer kids who want to know that they aren’t alone

(via umflintlgbt)

Reblogged from crashandburn41

Blues resolved #mondayblues - @maddenrichard

Blues resolved #mondayblues - @maddenrichard

(Source: crashandburn41, via fearthezetterbeard)

Reblogged from albinwonderland

chloelaureate said: how do I respond when I'm talking about feminist issues and someone tells me "I'd rather care about something more important like child exploitation"?

hilaroux:

albinwonderland:

you just throw up on them

Yup. The “I’d rather care about ___” argument always baffles me, like, wtf you can’t invest yourself emotionally in more than one thing? “Sorry guys, I can’t give a shit about recycling because I already care about deforestation, like, A LOT, soooooo….”

Pro-tip: why not both?