Nipples by Jay Rey
we had to tackle ideas of gender for homework. My solution to the assignment was to tackle the issue of a male versus a female nipple and why a female nipple needs to be censored. They are nipples ya’ll, beyond being some what funny, I don’t know why they gotta be such a threat. Us art students deal with em on the daily.
Teton masculin vs teton féminin. Idée géniale
And aside from the obvious (and frequently discoursed) misogyny involved in this, I think it’s so funny how we will literally show every other part of a women’s breast - all the flabby fat and muscle, side-boob, under-boob, etc, but it’s the nipple that’s so dangerous. Can’t show it. Too. Powerful.
Although there are many English-language resources and glossaries about transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary terms, there are not as many in other languages. I have begun a few pages at the Non-Binary Wiki, which anyone can edit, to list terms and their meanings in a few languages:
More will be added - these were created as just a start to this project and anyone is welcome to create further language pages or edit the ones that already exist to add new terms, citations of sources, or correct any errors. I am focusing on collecting terms related to non-binary gender identity, although general gender and sex terms can also be added to these glossaries. I am very excited about this project!
Transgender women were 49 times more likely to have HIV compared to a reference population, according to a new study on transgender women and HIV. Led by Dr. Stefan Baral, director of the key populations programs in the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a team of researchers conducted a review and meta-analysis of studies assessing HIV infection among transgender women in 15 countries over the span of about a decade and compared it to adults of similar reproductive age in those populations.
Nigeria ‘baby factory’ raided in Imo state
Seventeen pregnant teenage girls and 11 babies have been rescued from a house in Nigeria’s south-eastern Imo state, police have said.
They say they are looking for a woman suspected of planning to sell the babies.
“The girls claimed they were fed once a day and were not allowed to leave the home,” said spokeswoman Joy Elomoko.
It is not uncommon for such “baby factories” to be found in south-eastern Nigeria.
The rescued girls said they had all been made pregnant by a 23-year-old man, who has been arrested, reports the AFP news agency.
The European Union says Nigeria, along with China, is one of the biggest sources of people trafficked into Europe, where they are often forced into prostitution.
In 2011, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (Naptip), said their investigations showed that babies are sold for up to $6,400 (£4,200) each.
Poor, unmarried women face tough choices if they get pregnant in Nigeria, often facing exclusion from society, correspondents say.
Naptip says desperate teenagers with unplanned pregnancies are sometimes lured to clinics and then forced to turn over their babies.
The babies can be sold for illegal adoption, used for child labour or prostitution or sometimes killed with their body parts used for ritual purposes.
Explanation of Trigger Warning Tags
For those of you who are unfamiliar with my tagging system or new to this blog (which I promise I will be working harder at maintaining from now on), I will always try my best to label posts that may contain triggers by tagging them as such:
tw: [insert trigger here]
So, for example, if there is a post that addresses abortion, it will be tagged as “tw: abortion”.
Also, if I ever do not tag something that you feel should have a trigger warning on it, please let me know so I can edit the post appropriately!
Here is a (mostly) complete list of trigger warning tags I use:
tw: body image
tw: eating disorders
tw: sexual assault
tw: sexual violence
These tags might not be on all of my past posts, though I am trying to improve on tagging things that might be triggering! I apologize if you go through past posts and not everything is tagged properly! Please let me know if you find something you would like tagged and I will change it!
I hope this all makes sense and is useful to you!