November 28, 2010: U.S. Diplomatic Cables Are Released
On this day in 2010, thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables were released by WikiLeaks.org contributing to the exposure of over half a million classified documents as the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history.
Chelsea Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst, was arrested in connection with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Manning was acquitted for aiding the enemy but convicted of other multiple charges including violations of the Espionage Act. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison in August 2013.
Watch FRONTLINE’s “WikiSecrets” to uncover the scandal’s inside story which explores key people and events.
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I have taken the liberty of changing the shit you FUCKED UP but someone should have been on this and I’m INCREDIBLY disappointed on the whole that this post showed up on my dash with the text it did.
friends let’s talk about a little thing called transmisogyny. This brand of it we are looking at is covered in “biological essentialism”, which tells us that certain body parts define certain aspects of identity. this is actually NOT TRUE. Adding a penis to a female dentist, architect or lawyer does not actually raise the amount of money a person makes because despite what transmisogynistic feminists want you to believe, the penis is not the source of power. I’ll repeat that: penises are not a source of power. Having a dick does not magically give you male privilege.
There are women with penises. There are women with penises. There are women with penises. And they are actually less likely to hold jobs that make a significant amount of money, because they are less likely to be hired. Because they experience both misogyny and transmisogyny.
Also, while we are on the topic of intersectionalism, are we talking starting salaries for white women only? Averages of women across the board? Because white women make a significant amount more money than women of color, particularly Black and Hispanic women.
Intersectionality matters. Your feminism fails unless it includes ALL women, including those who have penises.
literally, the reason people don’t find traits coded as Looking Trans attractive is because of cissexism and transmisogyny. the only reason those traits have any particular significance in the first place is because they’re considered transgressive in the same way trans people are considered transgressive, and trans women are considered ESPECIALLY transgressive, which is why you get people talking about how they could find trans men attractive but never trans women. i’m not saying it’s easy to unlearn shit about what an acceptable body looks like, but come on. attraction is cultural, and you can’t pretend that it’s coincidental that a culture that punishes people for transgressing its rules about gender (which depend on the idea of rigid gender classes as a means of enacting and justifying oppression) would consider the very fact of looking trans unappealing
Most people are unaware that symptoms of heart attacks in females are different than those of males. Please signal boost. (Based on this post, information from WebMD.)
Memorize this shit. No lie. You would be terrified by the number of people, even in healthcare, who have no idea that heart attack symptoms present differently for females.
I wouldn’t be alive today if my heart attack hadn’t been “male” enough that it was recognizable.
This goes for anyone whose bodies don’t fit the cis male mold.
This is totally important and relevant for cis women! Misogyny in the medical field is horrible and fucked up and can lead to a whole shitton of deaths and medical complications and the reason stuff like this isn’t well know is misogyny AGH.
BUT this kind of cissexism can really screw over trans* people, ESPECIALLY trans* women. “Female,” as used like this infographic, generally makes the assumption that “females” have ALL of the following biological characteristics:
- an estrogen based sex-hormone system
- XX chromosomes
- a uterus
- a pair of ovaries and fallopian tubes
- a whole other bunch of developmental characteristics that are usually associated with XX chromosomes
- a vagina
- lack of testes/a prostate/a penis
This assumption is hella innaccurate and misguided and cissexist and anti-intersex and ugh. We desperately NEED research into WHAT causes the difference in heart attack systems. Is it a hormone cascade involving estrogen? A Y-linked trait (not implying that’s what I think it is, just an example)? Testosterone? Some sort of uterus-produced reaction? WHAT IS GOING ON?
Does this infographic apply to trans* women who are taking anti-androgrens but not estrogren? Or who take both and still have testicles? Or a trans* person who once took hormones that aren’t normally associated with the assigned sex at birth, but now don’t anymore? Does this apply to trans* men who take testosterone and no longer have a uterus? Or what about a person with androgen insensitivity syndrome?
There’s no answer because medicine and medical research as it stands is horribly cissexist and transmisogynistic and anti-intersex and just blergh blergh blergh.
So yeah, no, this doesn’t apply to “anyone whose bodies don’t fit the cis male mold” because no one has ever bother to care enough about non-cis and non-dyadic people enough to look into what causes “sex differences.”
Thank fucking god someone said it because if I had to see this fucking infographic pass by my dash one more fucking time minus talk on this, I was going to goddamn explode
Don’t address someone cisgendered or cisgendered AND heterosexual as cishet, especially if you’re trans* or have any sort of non-binary gender identification or sexuality.
Well the main reason is, doesn’t cishet really resemble a somewhat coined version of “cis shit”? Slang may be faster to write and easier to use, and a coin of “cis” and “hetero” may SEEM innocent, but that doesn’t mean that all slang isn’t offensive. The first time I saw this word, I thought it was derogatory. Doesn’t that tell you something about this word? Besides, it isn’t even the correct formal term. Trans* is a shortened correct formal word for transgendered or transsexual, and cis is a shortened version of cisgendered and cissexual, but cishet is NOT. It is SLANG. The correct terms are “cisgendered” “cissexual” and “heterosexual”. Don’t coin words, especially when they look or sound derogatory. The use of this word being mainly by non-binary gendered Social Justice Warriors with an air of hypocrisy and hate toward cisgendered individuals further solidifies that this word is possibly quite offensive.
Another thing; just because someone is a non binary gender or sexuality, that doesn’t make them better than anyone. You are just like everyone else, and using semi derogatory terms or looking down on a specific group of people, EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY BE THE MAJORITY, is not okay, and it makes you a horrible person. Being horrible and treating the majority group poorly for “oppressing” you is not okay and does not validate being a horrible human being towards someone. Murdering someone for the same reason would not validate the murder or make you innocent, so why is it different for hate speech? I realize that nonbinary individuals have gone through a lot, but my goodness, that isn’t an excuse to treat people poorly. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. No one is better than someone else. We are all people, and we all have feelings.
Besides. A large chunk of people you are addressing by “cishet” really support your struggles and are trying very hard to understand what you are going through because they want to support you. And you go about and group every cisgendered person under the term “cishet” and talk about how horrible cisgendered people are and how much they “oppress” you? That’s not okay. A lot of cis people support and acknowledge nonbinary individuals and try to bring attention to their cause. And that’s how you react? Lumping them all together under one seemingly derogatory term, and talking about how horrible ALL cis people are? That’s not okay.
You may not find this word derogatory or mean, but to some people, it is. So next time you use this word (well, actually, try not to use it unless you’re 110% sure the person doesn’t find it offensive), please remember that there are people with feelings which you may be hurting. And some of those people might me individuals supporting your cause, so don’t turn around and slap them in the face like that.
please read this entire post it is the most astonishing conspiracy theory twist i have ever seen put on a word that literally just means cisgender heterosexual
i don’t know about you but any word primarily in use by “non-binary gendered Social Justice Warriors” is one that i am all the more inclined to use
haha i have a binary gender and look at this fuckin cishet ha ha ha
"Don’t coin words" is this person for real holy shit
like oh no, you’re getting called something which looks a little bit like ‘cis shit’ on the internet that must be so fucking hurtful
people see me and then literally crack up laughing because trying to represent myself as anything near the way i’m gender existent is fucking laughable to society at large ok i am literally a fucking joke to you people so shut the fuck up about ways in which we’re making you feel momentarily bad (guilt, that feeling is fucking called guilt and you deserve to feel it) on the fucking internet you fucking fucking fucking nerd
i hope you fucking read this you utter piece of shit
Lol that cisfuck’s conspiracy theories are out of this world.<br/><br/>I feel like I’m in the twilight zone
damn I didn’t even think of ‘cis shit’ as a thing I could say now I’m just gonna go with “cishit” 24/7
Fuck transphobia. Fuck sex-shaming. Fuck binarist cis assholes. Fuck coddling straight and cis feelings at the expense of the most vulnerable people in this community. Fuck leaders who care only about them selves. Fuck assimilation and fuck being polite to people who stomp all over you. Fuck it.
well good luck not getting pregnant then because many, many gay couples can get pregnant.
wow oops except feminism repeatedly asserts certain issues as “women’s issues”; that mainstream feminists almost never go out of their way to include trans women’s experiences and struggles in things feminism deals with; that like it or not, the people who actively work against trans women include big names within the feminist movement.
there are legitimate criticisms of feminism; its transphobia is actually a legitimate criticism of feminism, and one I will continue to make until feminists everywhere work to correct themselves and their movement as a whole. The fact that this list has transphobia speaks deeply to the continued failure of feminists to take the concerns of trans folk seriously.
(I will however take this list as evidence that perhaps those who compiled it actually acknowledge other legitimate criticisms having to do with race, class, and ability, which is a step in the right direction.)