White privilege is being the #1 consumers of welfare, food stamps, general government aid, and illegal drugs, but STILL blaming POC for all of those things as well as incarcerating them at an exponentially higher rate.
Breathe Me by Sia
Transgender athlete sues CrossFit for banning her from competing as female
"A transgender woman prohibited from competing in a strength competition as a female is suing the fitness company sponsoring the competition, seeking $2.5 million in damages.
Chloie Jonsson, a personal trainer, charges the CrossFit company with discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and unfair competition in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Santa Cruz, California.
According to the lawsuit, Jonsson has identified herself as a female since her teenage years and is legally recognized by California as a woman. She had sexual reassignment surgery in 2006 and has been on female hormone therapy, according to her lawsuit.”
Comment from Ryan: It is discrimination and hopefully crossfit will lose the lawsuit. When it comes to athletics, the typically rational behind not letting a transgender person participate on the team that aligns with their gender identity is that they will have an “unfair advantage” over the other competitors. However, research has shown that if a transwoman has been on estrogen for a year, then she has lost any advantage (re: strength) and is inline with her competitors. The individual in this article underwent gender reassignment in 2006 … her body is chemically aligned with other females at this point, putting her in the male division would be like putting any woman in the male division. Even the NCAA has created a policy that would back her.
There’s something strangely poetic and beautiful about listening to Smashing Pumpkins’ cover of Landslide on a train.
Sometimes when I close my eyes, I have flashbacks to the day my mom died. I see it clear as day, the time and everything. As I open my eyes, my worldview is blurred and I can feel moisture in my ducts. It’s been happening more and more recently. I don’t really know why and I should probably get help but quite honestly I think I’m pretty FUBAR at this point.
It feels nice to be treated as kin
As a daughter
With the love
that only a mother
the good things
too overclouded by the bad
And the subtle realization
Begins to hit you
Harder and faster
Until your head screams
Shut the fuck up and get over it!
You’ll wake up tomorrow
Jared Leto receives an Oscar for portraying a trans woman while trans women receive shame and violence for being trans women.
And this is the sad reality.