Random things I don’t get

I know someone who has been on and off T like 3 or 4 times.. I’m not sure if they are genderqueer or what. I always thought that you need to talk about going on T with a gender therapist and they have to see if your ready or not, so correct me if I’m wrong but I thought you just can’t stop and start T that many times because it messes with your body.

A friend learned all this in class today, I feel like saying I learned all that from tumblr and I didn’t have to pay a shit ton of money for the class.

A friend learned all this in class today, I feel like saying I learned all that from tumblr and I didn’t have to pay a shit ton of money for the class.

Can I be genderqueer but still be soft fem?

true life has me so mad right now!

How to go about getting hormones in Boston, MA and surrounding areas.

dinobearthemighty:

dinobearthemighty:

Hey! So I’ve been asked this questions a couple times by different peeps in the Boston Area/surrounding on how to go about getting a script for hormones. So I talked to my therapist and he wrote some stuff down for me so I could post it up here.

Okay, so there are two ways you can get prescribed hormones in Boston. These methods are through Fenway Health and the Sydney Borum Jr. Health Center. Both are located in downtown Boston, MA.

1) Have a quick 90 minute evaluation if you’re absolutely sure you want to start HRT. 

The quick hormone evaluations are recommended for folks who already know for sure that they are ready for Hormone Replacement Therapy. 

So you can actually go for a quick evaluation at Fenway Health Center and it’ll only cost you $25 out of pocket. After you get evaluated and confirmed, they forward you to your primary care doctor for the prescriptions and stuff.

You would be having a quick ninety minute evaluation with Thomas Lewis or Ruben Hopwood, and that would only be for hormones, not therapy.

They tend to have openings within a week or so, and after your appointment, a case review happens that Thursday (or the following Thursday in some cases. A case review is when they sit down with some doctors and discuss if you’re ready for hormones. If they don’t feel like you’re ready, you’ll be referred to a therapist. 

Fenway Health is located at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston, MA. The closest MBTA stops are Kenmore and Fenway on the Green Line. 

Call Fenway Health at 617-267-0900 to set up intake for a hormone evaluation.


2) See a therapist familiar with gender non-conforming folk for a few sessions, combines therapy and gender talk.

Therapy is recommended for folks that still have lots of questions and still want to maybe have some more time to explore their identity and get the support they need.

Most folks are comfortable within two to four 50min sessions. 

If you are aged 12-29, you can go to The Borum for therapy sessions and also just general primary care. (I actually see my therapist and primary care doctor at The Borum, so communication is seamless.) 

The Borum is located at 130 Boylston Street in Boston, MA, it’s right on the Emerson College campus and at the edge of the Boston Common, also right off the Boylston Green Line MBTA stop.

At The Borum, there is a veryshort wait list for therapy, as trans-identified clients are prioritized. 

Call Karin Burke-Lewis at The Borum to set up intake for gender assessment:
617-457-8140 x6381 

Your other option is via Fenway Health. They also have gender therapists, but the waiting list is a few months long. 

Fenway Health is located at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston, MA. The closest MBTA stops are Kenmore and Fenway on the Green Line. 

Call Fenway Health at 617-267-0900 to set up intake for gender assessment.


Rad! So I hope this helps sort out a lot of stuff for peeps. 

- Dino

Reblogging this. 

sneetchinflux:



middlemarching:


typingfrantically:

Let me talk to you about books.
Specifically, one book. This book.
This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.
This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.
This book debunks such myths as:
Boys are better at math than girls
Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
And many other such myths.
Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 
Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.
AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.
Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

Echoing the above.




Need to buy this and read, asap. <—half.com link to buy for under $12 currently

sneetchinflux:

middlemarching:

typingfrantically:

Let me talk to you about books.

Specifically, one book. This book.

This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.

This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.

This book debunks such myths as:

  • Boys are better at math than girls
  • Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
  • Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
  • MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
  • And many other such myths.

Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 

  • Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
  • Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
  • How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
  • Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.

AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.

Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

Echoing the above.

Need to buy this and read, asap. <—half.com link to buy for under $12 currently

(Source: jeuxbliette)

It’s all good and well that there have been a few documentaries about being transgender, I’m really happy that people see how hard of a life it is but what about being genderqueer or bi-gender? I bet most people know what being transgender is before they understand genderqueer or bi-gender. Just once I wish they would talk about those two thing and show that gender isnt about being boy or girl but you can be in the middle or left one day and right the other, hell you can be left at 6am and right at 1pm.

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