July 27, 2014

epistemologicalfallacy:

nosdrinker:

oh my god

incredible

I’m so confused, why would you even say something this bizarrely ignorant?

(via wittgensteinsmister)

July 27, 2014

darkenedanddazzled:

I’m getting sick of Christian bloggers essentially romanticizing bad newlywed sex in their critiques of “perfect sex” myths. The discussion concerning sex is really becoming stale and redundant.

July 26, 2014
thelandofmaps:

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thelandofmaps:

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July 25, 2014
http://saint-bmo.tumblr.com/post/92863920893/theforgettingofherself-realizing-that-gender-is

saint-bmo:

hollowandeceptivephilosophy:

saint-bmo:

hollowandeceptivephilosophy:

theforgettingofherself:

Realizing that gender is infinitely more complicated than the binary boy/girl genital-determined nonsense we’re taught from the moment we pop out of a vagina.

Also,

being really really confused that we define gender by a couple of little biological things (genitals…

Disagreement within a community =/= arbitrary demarcations. 

i didnt say that though.

"scientists and doctors and shit dont even all agree on the criterion of “what makes someone ~biologically~ male or female.” its literally arbitrary demarcations."

It looks like you are saying that “the community of individuals we’d expect to have knowledge of these things disagrees about criteria for biological sex. Therefore, it is arbitrary demarcations.”  Or perhaps “The lack of agreement with the relevant field of expertise is evidence for biological sex being based upon arbitrary demarcations.”

I do apologize for misusing logical notation though.  Strictly speaking it should look like ~(Disagreement within community => Arbitrary Demarcation).   

no. i was saying more that people claim that science is SO clear on this (which its not). and as related, but not directly following that line of thought, i basically made the assertion that the norm of assigning binary gender to biology is the imposition of a specific articulation of gender upon bodies on variable (e.g. scientists disagree) and arbitrary (e.g. for any given criterion it seems that these are criterion for no real reason).

in other words, we are not born a gender, but are born being gendered and scientific (and binarist) communities largely (but not entirely) ignore that.

It seems to me that biological science is not clear on fringe cases, since as with most things in biology a wide variety of different things can happen.

But it does seem like most scientists (and average people for that matter) would agree on the sex of an overwhelming majority of human beings- so I don’t see how the category is arbitrary.  To argue from a disagreement about a tiny percentage of cases to overall arbitrariness seems unwarranted to me.  And from my admittedly limited knowledge of the major cases, it seems like they are best addressed as the result of genetic malfunctions where a section of code is miscopied, or various kind of environmental issues.

To use an example from an even less precise science than biology- in political science we talk about fascist or far-right societies and movements.  Now, lots of groups are going to be borderline/debatable whether or not fascist or far-right is the best descriptor.  This does not mean that the original criteria are arbitrary.  Biological terms, while more precise, have similar limitations.  At least in general, a combination of genetic and physical characteristics (leaning more on the genetic side form what I can tell, I’m admittedly just an interested amateur) are used to characterize biological kinds.  But since genetic information can be mutated, or otherwise be miscopied and manifest in peculiar ways under exotic conditions- the kind descriptions will always be “In general and for the most part.”. 

Now, simply because someone’s physical characteristics are the result of a genetic malfunction says nothing about whether or not doctors should perform surgery to make them more “normal”.  That is an independent normative question.  My point has simply been that the physical sex is a useful category in science and inquiry.

July 25, 2014
http://saint-bmo.tumblr.com/post/92863920893/theforgettingofherself-realizing-that-gender-is

saint-bmo:

hollowandeceptivephilosophy:

theforgettingofherself:

Realizing that gender is infinitely more complicated than the binary boy/girl genital-determined nonsense we’re taught from the moment we pop out of a vagina.

Also,

being really really confused that we define gender by a couple of little biological things (genitals…

Disagreement within a community =/= arbitrary demarcations. 

i didnt say that though.

"scientists and doctors and shit dont even all agree on the criterion of “what makes someone ~biologically~ male or female.” its literally arbitrary demarcations."

It looks like you are saying that “the community of individuals we’d expect to have knowledge of these things disagrees about criteria for biological sex. Therefore, it is arbitrary demarcations.”  Or perhaps “The lack of agreement with the relevant field of expertise is evidence for biological sex being based upon arbitrary demarcations.”

I do apologize for misusing logical notation though.  Strictly speaking it should look like ~(Disagreement within community => Arbitrary Demarcation).   

July 25, 2014
http://saint-bmo.tumblr.com/post/92863920893/theforgettingofherself-realizing-that-gender-is

theforgettingofherself:

Realizing that gender is infinitely more complicated than the binary boy/girl genital-determined nonsense we’re taught from the moment we pop out of a vagina.

Also,

being really really confused that we define gender by a couple of little biological things (genitals…

Disagreement within a community =/= arbitrary demarcations. 

July 23, 2014
http://scottxstephens.tumblr.com/post/92596242932/chris-werms-dadreversal-hollowtowers

chris-werms:

dadreversal:

hollowtowers:

hollowtowers:

Gender inclusive language for God. What do you think?

Such as?

Godself. Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer.

I use gender-inclusive language for God when doing theology, but when specifically dealing with the text I…

I’m not opposed to using non-gendered language for generic terms about God.  However, referring to God the Son as anything but he post-resurrection is heresy imo.  I’d also be dubious about referring to God the Father with feminine pronouns or neutral pronouns in most cases. 

July 22, 2014
A. J. Delgado - It's Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending Police

(Source: semper-spes-est)

July 21, 2014

Anonymous said: why isn't it a problem when m.i.a raps? why is it ok to have chicano rap/asian rap/ etc? But as soon as white people try it you all lose your shit?

musiqchild007:

kyssthis16:

That’s so cute and simplistic. Did you work on this question all week or…? No one cares when white people try to rap. We care when they don’t represent their authentic selves or are plain untalented. We don’t care that Eminem is white. He’s not out her performing sonic blackface, despite being from the Detroit Metro Area. Yelawolf sounds like a southern rapper because… he’s a southern rapper. Homeboy is from Alabama. His voice is his. Hell, we didn’t even care about Bubba Sparxxx. Homeboy is from Georgia. Plus, Ms. New Booty is still a bop, so.. *shrugs*

Iggy literally sounds like something out of Malibu’s Most Wanted. Protip: that movie was not a documentary. This sheila is claiming she’s in the “murda bidness”. Homegirl grew up in Mulllumbimby, New South Wales, on a fucking farm. What the fuck was she murdering? Chickens? The hopes and dreams of her parents? What? You tell me. But she is flagrantly being dishonest and unauthentic. She sounds like all the mediocre parts of some of the premiere lady rappers throughout the years. She ain’t as cool in her delivery as Da Brat. She ain’t as raw and bold as Foxy or Trina. She ain’t as cute or skilled as Charli Baltimore. Iggy is what happens when generally mediocre white girls think they deserve to win and people who don’t know better let them. 

I lost it at “murdering chickens”.

July 18, 2014

Justin Martyr has an interesting argument against fatalism at chapter XLIII.

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