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And here they are:
Thermoception: Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other.
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock.
Equilibrioception: The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes.
Magentoception: This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields.
Tension Sensors: These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception: In a word, pain. This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system. There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
When a bisexual woman is involved with a woman, it becomes less possible for heterocentric women to believe she’s in the relationship only because she hates men, wishes she were a man, or can’t get a man. Perhaps the ultimate threat to the heteropatriarchy is a woman who has had a “good fuck” and still isn’t “cured”. When assholes hit on me in the street, I am often tempted to say “fuck off, I’m a dyke”. But then, it occurs to me that that is not the point. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say “fuck off, you’re a jerk”. After all, doesn’t the first response imply that his behaviour would be acceptable, if not for the fact that something is wrong with me? I would be implying that my lesbianism alone prevents my recieving his advances positively and that his behaviour is not at fault. By asserting our bisexuality, we can say that we can say that we will date men, but only on our own term. Thus we shift the burde of building viable sexual relationships towards men. — Rebecca Kaplan, ‘Compulsory Heterosexuality and the Bisexual Existence: Toward A Bisexual Feminist Understanding of Heterosexism’, in Closer to Home: Bisexuality & Feminism ed. by Elizabeth Reba Weise (Seattle: Seal, 1992) pp. 269-280 (via weunderstandthelights)
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one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’
no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty
At Trans Pride Brighton this weekend, lots of fun was had and lots of photos were taken. Many of those pictures include people who weren’t asked, and wouldn’t have given their permission to be photographed.
Spaces where we can be openly and unapologetically trans are a rare and special thing, and our communities should do everything possible to make them accessible to those who need them. For some of us, the possibility that our faces might become forever connected with trans identity and experience puts that access in jeopardy.
If you took photographs of Pride - particularly crowd shots with clear faces - please take a moment to consider whether or not you had the consent of those photographed before publishing them. If you weren’t the photographer, please think carefully before sharing pictures that others have taken. If you must share the photo regardless, please crop or blur it appropriately.
We ask that Trans Pride - and all other public trans spaces - make clear in future when and where attendees can reasonably expect that their photograph will be taken, and how it will be used. As individuals, we ask that you be mindful of who you’re photographing, and what inferences might be drawn by people who see those photographs later. If in doubt about whether someone is ok with being photographed, ask.
It isn’t reasonable to expect that everyone in trans spaces be ok with having their photograph taken at any time. Please be mindful of this in future.
Epic 80s Goth Quiz -
Very, very funny.