Quick Personal Update

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Gonna keep this short: I’m super duper sick at the moment and can’t move much/do anything that requires any kind of energy–hence the lack of posts. I’ll try to make some as soon as possible so please don’t stop coming here <3

Annabel

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“Boy or girl?” It’s the one question people feel safe asking a new mother, since it can hardly cause offence. But what if the answer isn’t straightforward? Even today, in our supposedly broad-minded age, you’d feel a bombshell had been dropped if the proud parent were to reply simply: “Both.”

In Annabel, an intersex baby – one testicle, a penis, one ovary, a womb and a vagina, since you ask – is born to Jacinta. It’s 1968, and she lives in a remote Canadian hamlet with her husband, Treadway, a trapper of few words but strong principles. It is he who decides that the child will be brought up as a boy, to the eternal sorrow of Jacinta, who, unlike him, is quite capable of encompassing her baby’s male and female identities in her love. She feels she has lost a daughter, and a friend secretly christens the baby Annabel behind the minister’s back. So, with a little help from the doctors, young Wayne unwittingly starts life as a boy with, as he puts it later on, a girl curled up inside him. Read on…

Why Hollywood needs Trans Actors

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In this new ScreenCrush video, a group of trans actors discuss Hollywood’s lack of trans representation and why it matters. The video was written by Jen Richards, who expands on a lot of these ideas in her article for Logo’s New Now Next site about the pervasiveness of cis (i.e. non-trans) men playing trans women.

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Welcome to the Future, Germany

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German chancellor Angela Merkel barely ever misses an opportunity to highlight Germany’s exemplary function when it comes to social values and tolerance–often conveniently ignoring that other European countries are frequently ahead in ensuring that laws are passed to curb discrimination of women, minorities and other groups too often left behind.

This is not to say that everything is bad in the EU’s largest member state. Germany did, for example, take in the second largest amount of war refugees per capita after Sweden. But in other areas Germany is still a rather slow-moving creature:

For more than a decade now conservative  powers in the country voiced their concern about the prospect of marriage equality and the right for same-sex couples to adopt children. The arguments mostly being the same fear mongering that you’ll find all over the world as soon as these subjects are brought up.

From gay marriage leading to bestiality to gay couples not being able to provide a stable family for kids (while 40% of straight marriages in Germany getting divorced doesn’t seem to be an issue).

Meanwhile it would be as easy as just taking a look at Germany’s neighbours to figure out that society did not dissolve into an anarchistic mess after gay marriage was legalised nor are children being eaten alive by the loving same-sex couples who were allowed to adopt them. The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, France and many other countries are doing just fine despite achieving marriage equality in some cases over a decade ago.

But things are finally getting in motion it seems. With general elections happening in less than three months campaigns are in full swing and within the last few days something interesting transpired.

German politics usually go like this: Merkel’s party, The Christian Democrats (CDU) win the elections and the only question after is which other party gets to join them in a coalition to form the government. Currently three parties are likely candidates to partner up with the CDU: The Social Democrats (SPD), the Green Party (Grüne) and the Liberals (FDP).

All three of these parties recently announced that they will not be available for a coalition unless marriage equality will be part of the new government’s program thereby forcing Merkel and her party to give up their longstanding resistance against same-sex marriage unless they want to look like damn fools after the elections.

So while Merkel is reaping much praise right now for turning around on the issue, she basically did what she always does: Waiting for the very last, opportune moment to change her mind when party politics demand it.

Better late than never; better with the bitter aftertaste of political opportunism than not at all. Germany is arriving in the future and that’s a good thing.

L’Odeur des garçons affamés

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If you used the internet for more than five minutes you’re probably aware that the times of dildos and vibrators being the only sex toys around are long over. But beyond physical and virtual stimulation there are certain niches that only Japan seems to be able to satisfy. Is it still a cliché if it’s true? ;)

Smells and scents being used for sexual stimulation might be a topic that isn’t very mainstream (yet?) but there are certainly people who’d like to change that. And they don’t seem to shy away from taboos either. Check out this online shop selling a “teen boy penis smell bottle”…

“Take in the fruitful and fragrant allure of a teenaged boy’s youthful member with this strongly scented shotacon fetish liquid. This Boy’s Penis Smell Bottle traps the pungent and realistic aroma of a young feminine man’s erect cock in travel-sized bottle, giving you the opportunity to whiff an otoko no ko whenever you want to. Rub it on yourself, your favorite toy, or even a partner to add a whole new level of stimulation.”

What it actually smells like? Who knows. But it’s not the only boy smell you’re able to order online nowadays…

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