i woke up like dis
— Judith Herman in Trauma and Recovery (via aloegoo)
Laverne Cox and her mother on stage at the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards.
Laverne was honored with this year’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to an openly LGBT member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating discrimination against the LGBT community. Previous winners include Ellen DeGeneres, Chaz Bono and Wanda Sykes.
Anonymous asked: that ask about the nonbinary gender petition u reblogged was rly verbose and sort of? went right over my head ?? if it isnt too much trouble would u mind explaining why its not a good idea to support it
I can totally do that to help you!
Basically, if the government legally recognised nonbinary genders, it would mean a lot more gatekeeping and restrictions for trans people, especially trans people of color.
How do you know you’re really a woman? You must just be a nonbinary camab person, you don’t present in the way you should by our guidelines. Are you sure you’re REALLY nonbinary? You’ll need to fill out these forms and see these doctors to prove it. And you can only get access to these things if you’re in an area that has these particular offices/if you have enough money- so not in the inner cities or in predominantly black communities. Gotta go to the ‘burbs to file for being nonbinary, not to mention have all the money for processing fees.
In addition, it helps support the whole “keeping people filed away” thing that the government does. Another way to keep tabs on queer people and people of color. It allows for regulation of identities, which has always been a super imperalist/white colonialist thing to do!
So, to sum THAT summary up: The nonbinary petition seems like a REALLY GOOD IDEA on paper, but in the end, it’ll just cause more unfair restrictions and rules for trans women and QPoC, as well as make the government even more present in everyday life for these groups.
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wow but yeah
I feel the same way though
Peter Zumthor, Therme Vals, 1996
Edifcio de ofininas en condominio, Av. Porfirio Díaz 100, Extremadura Insurgentes, Benito Juárez, México DF 1967
Arqs. Carlos E Alvarado, Germán Herrasti, Simón Bali
Condominium office building, Extremadura Insurgentes, Mexico City 1967
Architect: Gottfried Böhm
Photograph: Florian Mueller
Most probably built in the early 70s, this ‘chalet’ in Faraya, a village 42 km away from Beirut known for its ski resort was designed by Maurice Hindié.
"Ethno-mathematician" Ron Eglash is the author of African Fractals, a book that examines the fractal patterns underpinning architecture, art and design in many parts of Africa. By looking at aerial-view photos — and then following up with detailed research on the ground — Eglash discovered that many African villages are purposely laid out to form perfect fractals, with self-similar shapes repeated in the rooms of the house, and the house itself, and the clusters of houses in the village, in mathematically predictable patterns.
As he puts it: “When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn’t even discovered yet.”