I’m revising my ‘diversity and crime’ module at the moment and I find it so frustrating that we only look at LGB and completely exclude the T part of the acronym. Ignoring trans issues is so consistent in every aspect of discrimination protection laws and these big ‘equality’ organizations (I’m side-eyeing you HRC). It’s only in 2010 that gender reassignment is recognized and protected in law, but whether that can be construed as protecting all trans issues is unlikely anyway.
I think generally, I continue to be astounded by minority individuals who are intolerant and prejudiced towards other minorities. Feminists who are racist and transphobic, gay people who are racist and misogynistic, poc who are homophobic etc..
Obviously being a minority doesn’t automatically make you not prejudiced, but I’d hope it make you think a little bit more about covert and subtle prejudice and try a little harder to overcome societal influences.
Anyway, shame on my uni for not including trans issues. Maybe if I’d gone to my lectures he would have mentioned why they don’t include it, if there even is, or could be any appropriate explanation.
this is how we do Gay Marriage law in New Zealand
I’m not even from New Zealand but i love this guy!
So You Still Think Homosexuality Is Sinful? [Infographic]
Instant reblog forever
Things I liked today
- One exam being over. I’m pretty sure I passed although I got rather confused on one question and finished with 40 mins to spare.
- That curiosity you get when one of your friends asks if you’re in the LGBT+ society and then asks if you can go with them to one of the socials.
- The pride you get from refraining from being too nosy about above and not asking them for the intimate details of their sexuality, and saying ‘I knew it!’.
- Going back home to my love for hugs and Chicago town pizza whilst watching X Files.
- Mulder and Scully love. Always.
- Listening to upstairs play guitar whilst revising.
- The knowledge that not only are upstairs playing guitar which is quite relaxing, when doing so, they can’t argue which is their next favourite pastime.
- The knowledge that the recyling is coming tomorrow so I can finally get rid of the huge pile of paper and plastics spilling everywhere in the living room.
Tis the simple things in life.