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coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite movies?

I can tell what movies I really love because I will not just rewatch them, I will buy them for posterity. Bladerunner is on the list for sure, No Country for Old Men, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (the 2011 one with Gary Oldman)

Oh, a recent fave was The Siege of Jadotville. 10 Cloverfield Lane was good too, but idunno if it's a favourite yet.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Tacocat says hey.

Hey Tacocat. Glad to hear you're finding the helpers.

I'm resisting the urge to pass along "helpful" advice, but the truth is you don't need advice from me - you know your destination and, by the power of Greyskull, you're on your way.

I hope the food is as good as the accommodations - good food is critical.

This car, nicknamed “The Grey Wolf,” was built in 1903. It was the fastest car made at the time. It looks rickety as fuck. People must have been crazy to even try to drive this, let alone take it wide open throttle.|

I mean true enough, but you have to remember that whenever you drive a car, you're driving a series of controlled explosions down the road - So like, we're all a little crazy tbh.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

the concert is at 7:30pm on sunday at the Victoria College Chapel - sort of across from the U of T Music school?

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

Audition for early music program at U of T went well. My teacher was very happy. I am concerned that my masters degree grades hadn't shown up by the time of audition, but we'll see.

I also have an early music concert in Toronto this Sunday. Maybe lil or someguyfromcanada or other toronto peeps want to come? It's by donation, and it's not too snobby - there are some amateur viola da gambists playing (including myself). The set of 12 Fantasias for viola da gamba by Telemann was only recently discovered, and I believe this is their Canadian premiere.

could be fun, right? right?? just me, huh?

Trying out Intermittent Fasting to get my weight more under control. Not looking to lose a ton of weight, just better control what I eat and when.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Underface by Shel Silverstein

indeed! he wrote "A Boy Named Sue" for Johnny Cash.

    The set of a mans hips and a womans hips is different

It's also irrelevant from a competitive standpoint - muscle mass and weight have much more impact on competition, as bone structure differs even from person to person inside of an assigned gender. Bone density would be a big deal, but I already covered that it changes with HRT and is therefore irrelevant.

    FtM athletes do not compete against men in combat sports for a reason.

Actually, they do. In fact, it's their only category in IOC standards. This is also how the NCAA deals with trans athletes. Here is the NCAA's handbook for dealing with trans athletes. Considering NCAA also covers things like Wrestling teams (which I would think counts as a combat sport), it's reasonable to assume that they have trans men competing against cis men.

This doesn't even mention people who haven't had their phenotype tested and don't know that they are not biologically XY, but are one of any number of phenotypes outside of the XX/XY grade 5 understanding of genetics.

ALSO, i'm just going to comment on the fact that the way you phrased your question implies that trans men aren't men, which they are. Don't be an asshole.

As to why you may never have heard of a trans male athlete in sport competing against a man? Well, first of all it depends on how you define competition - there's Aydian Dowling in Bodybuilding, but I admit it's not really a "combat sport", and neither is Triathalon, which is where Chris Mosier.

However, trying to find trans athletes is difficult. They have a right to privacy, and also have a right to live in what the community calls "stealth" - basically, just living your live as your chosen gender and not being an advocate or being open about being trans. Living a life "out", means a life of stigma for a transgender athlete. Every win you have is questioned, every second gained an assertion of an advantage other people claim exist.

One thing I noticed in my research is that many trans men who compete in sport avoid transitioning until after their career is over because of that same stigma. They don't want to have to report to an anti-doping center every month to get blood tests taken to confirm that they're still within "normal" male T-levels, even though many male athletes have T naturally above that cap.

Alternatively, some of them just may not be very good - or good, but not good enough to win championships, just like 99% of all people who compete in sport.

So like, maybe don't step into this when you don't know the details, ok OB? I like you and I don't like writing these kinds of responses.

After a certain time on hormones, bone density (just like almost everything else) becomes the same as the transitioning gender (male density in trans men, female density in trans women).

The was made to be a huge deal when Ronda Rousey refused to fight Fallon Fox and cited this as a reason. It's junk science, which is why the IOC has no problem with trans people who have been in the process of hormone transition for a year. Indeed, FTM (female to male, as is the case in the OP) athletes don't even need to take hormones to compete in male sport.

If Berkley was the first you heard of Milo, you probably aren't part of one of the identifiable groups he's sent his followers against over the past few years. I've known about him since some time around when he decided to start heckling trans students in universities.

I'm glad I live in a country where the idea of absolute freedom of speech is seen as what it is: an excuse to abuse minorities and marginalized groups.

The most underrated Huxtable tune, IMO.

sounds like a political response for killing Kim Jong Nam. If i remember correctly, he did have some political ties to China, and they may have been keeping him around just in case Kim Jong Un went pear-shaped.

It's more real than I'm comfortable with, unfortunately. I definitely wouldn't put it past some state governors, either.

Kent State Massacre

to be fair, that's just precedent for the NG being used as a violent force, not necessarily being used to en masse deport illegal, but tax paying, immigrants.

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