Me when I walk with my mom somewhere
are you spongebob or squidward I can’t tell
somehow I’m both
i love arcanine so very much
"im not a feminist"
Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow
After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.
Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.
Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.
In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.
Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.
“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”
She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.
She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.
When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.
Less than a week later, Norwood came back.
Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.
Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.
“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”
Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.
After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.
“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”
In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.
She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”
And this is why equality is important. This is why respecting trans self-identification is important. Robina should not be having to fight this battle at the age of 92, but she is because of shitty gender essentialist laws. This is why inclusive feminism is so important, and why TERFs can take a long leap off a damn short cliff.
An open letter to Jared Padalecki that will probably never be read by him.
When I was 19, my doctor told me that I was going to die.
Now, as a 19 year old, I shouldn’t have gotten news like that. I should have gotten news that I had gotten into the college of my choice, or that I had saved up enough money that I could get my own car.
You might think, wow, that is sad. Now that’s a ‘tragedy’.
But does your opinion change when I tell you that I was told I was going to die because I had suffered from addiction for most of my life? Anorexia to be specific?
There is only one absolute in life: death affects everyone. You will die one day. It’s inventible.
I did not want to die at 19 years old. Without a full life behind me. So I fought. And now I am 21 years old and healthy.
I’ve won my battle for now but that doesn’t mean that i’m not in the middle of a war. A war that I constantly have to fight to win. What you fail to realize is that some people cannot win their war. They will never be able to come home from their battlefield.
What if I grow up and relapse? Does my battle become in vain? Does everything i’ve worked for go to the back burner because my addiction decided to take centre stage again?
You called PSH pathetic for not being able to beat his addiction but I don’t think you understand that you also called everyone who ever had an addiction pathetic. That you undermined all of our pain and our suffering in one word.
A life was lost on February 2nd. A battle against addiction was lost. But, statistically, 560 people lost their battle with addiction on that day too.
And if you ask me: that’s a fucking tragedy.
things ppl rly need to stop glorifying
- not going outside
- having social anxiety
- being socially awkard
- spending all of your time on the internet
- not talking to people
- disliking people
this is so important
God i JUST FOUNF OUT WHAY THE ORIGINAL IMAGE IS SUPPOSED TO BE……..BYE
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