Thursday FACTS – Transgender History (Pt1) Let’s start at the beginning…

I feel like I am constantly having to do this, and I shouldn’t have too. But you know, if other people with much more powerful and bigger platforms wont, I will.

First though, some lovely music, by the wonderful Billy Porter with “back up” singing by the Pose actors.

The ironic parts

One thing I have noticed about TERFs, especially is that they are really into Yoga and mediation, both of which come from Hinduism. Now, if you know much Hinduism. In Hinduism, there are diverse approaches to God and gender. Many Hindus focus upon impersonal Absolute (Brahman) which is genderless. Other Hindu traditions conceive God as androgynous (both female and male), alternatively as either male or female, while cherishing gender henotheism, that is without denying the existence of other Gods in either gender.

Also the God of Yoga, is Shiva, who is MALE. Yoga does not come from a female Goddess. The is just one of the things that happens, when you don’t know what you’re talking about. Personally, I LOVE being able to tell TERFs this. What I don’t tell them though the use of icons is not restricted to male forms. It takes various forms and shapes. The Shaivites and Vaishnavites worship God in non-anthropomorphic, symbolic male-female images as well, such as the lingayoni and Saligram respectively. In their literature, the principle of God’s true nature as sexless.

Basically, Hinduism (which was only given it’s English definition recently), doesn’t have a “dogma”. Hindu beliefs are vast and diverse, and thus Hinduism is often referred to as a family of religions rather than a single religion. Which is probably why a lot of their Gods, sex and gender are swappable.

Sumerian and Akkadian texts from 4500 years ago document transgender or transvestite priests known as gala and by other names. A grave of a possibly transgender person in Europe has been identified from 4500 years ago, and likely depictions occur in art around the Mediterranean from 9000 to 3700 years ago.

Wikipedia – Transgender History

How long has the Hindu religion been around for?

Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, according to many scholars, dating back more than 4,000 years. Hinduism is the third-largest religion behind Christianity and Islam. Roughly 95 percent of the world’s Hindus live in India.

Witches and Transgender.

Now TERFS LOVE to appropriate Witches and their lives for their transphobia. Why? Because a woman author wrote about magic, that’s it. This is why you will find a lot of ACTUAL Witch communities, accept trans people. Witches, generally, “uprise” against the patriarchy. Witches have always been persecuted for being women who are “different” not part of the “norm”. Or COURSE, trans people and witches can relate to one another.

TERFS are honestly more to be the type of women, who do this…TERFs are more likely to be the Abigail Williams of Salem, rather than the women she “helped” be burned, hanged and tortured to death.

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Photographer explores rituals and traditions of Romania’s modern witches

“Although many would say it’s just a coincidence, this really did happen,” Romanian photographer Virginia Lupu wrote to me shortly after, recalling the incident. Lupu, previously known for her images of transgender Romanians, has befriended the witches and captured them in intimate photographs.

Alina Cohen, Updated 28th October 2020

Romania has had Witches for CENTURIES, and the Romanian people truly believe in their powers as well. If you want a curse, they’ll do it and it might just be coincidence, but it does seem to work, lol.

Some VERY Ancient History:

Ancient Egypt had third gender categories, including for eunuchs. In the Tale of Two Brothers (from 3200 years ago), Bata removes his penis and tells his wife “I am a woman just like you”; (before his body is restored) .MutSekhmet and other goddesses are sometimes represented androgynously, with erect penises, and Anat wears clothes of both men and women.

The Nuba peoples of Sudan (including the Otoro NubaNyimaTiraKrongo, and Mesakin), have traditional roles for male-assigned people who dress and live as women and may marry men, which have been seen as transgender roles. However, trans people face discrimination in the modern Sudanese state, and cross-dressing is illegal.

North America

Prior to western contact, some Native American tribes had third-gender roles, like the Diné (Navajo) nádleehi and the Zuni lhamana. European anthropologists usually referred to these people as berdaches, which Indigenous people have always considered an offensive slur. In 1990, some Indigenous North Americans, largely in academia, adopted the pan-Indian neologism two-spirit, as an attempt to organize inter-tribally. Though acceptance of this term in traditional Native communities which already have their own terms for such people has been limited, it has generally met with more acceptance than the slur it replaced.

There is archaeological evidence that trans- or third-gender individuals existed in California 2500 years ago at rates comparable to those at which they exist among indigenous peoples there in the modern era, and archaeological and ethnographic evidence suggests third-gender categories may be of great antiquity in North America overall; suggests they may go back to the first migrations of people from eastern Asia and Siberia over 10,000 years ago.

Doesn’t really sound like being trans is just a modern “fad”. In FACT, sounds like trans people, in some language or another have been around before even Christianity. 10,000 years ago. Doesn’t sound really that recent to me…How about you?

However, sexuality has been quite repressed in Indigenous culture since colonisation.

“Colonisation, in a sense, silenced that kind of expression and behaviours,” said Troy-Anthony.

Troy-Anthony also told The Hook Up that Aboriginal people suppressed or hid their sexuality as a survival mechanism after Christianisation and colonisation.

One reason, and one reason only…Some facts about heart attacks.

This is going to be a LOT for a lot of you on a Monday morning. But it is a serious subject and should never be a versus subject.


ANY time, you make a SERIOUS health condition, that you cannot catch, about a group of other people. You are transphobic, you are racist etc.

Of COURSE trans people tell their doctor’s their biological sex,. You can’t CATCH heart attacks. There’s only two people who NEED to know your biological sex, yourself and your doctor. Jesus Christ STOP using transphobia and using it to take away from real life health situations! Heart attacks are a serious health condition and NO ONE should use them as a way to have a go at anyone.

Women and men are absolutely told what symptoms to look out for. I know about women’s atypical symptoms, if you don’t, that is purely on you. We’re in 2022 now, there are a lot of foundations, health and medical services that are specifically about heart conditions, and no excuse to not inform yourself. You don’t need to be told. You can also ask questions. Heck, I was sent to the ER a couple of years because I could feel my muscle stiffening from the cholesterol medication I’m on. I knew I wasn’t having a heart attack, but they sent me anyway. I was only 35. So again, it’s on you, the individual to find out.

As for women, we tend to not listen to our bodies as well…Anyone ever heard of man flu?lol…We all know when your man has got it, lol.

As I said before you cannot catch a heart attack. However, if you chose to get irrationally angry over your bigotries, then you will probably give yourself one. Including decided to tell people that you can’t “identify” your gender with an heart attack. Which is what Silver Apple “Queen” goes on to suggest. But you know, she doesn’t “hate” trans people, she just continually attacks them, brings them up, spreads misinformation about them in nearly every single post and comment and gets completely irrationally upset over them.

If you take anything away from this post. Whatever you chose to do with your health. Never EVER listen to someone who has a clear bias against an individual or a group of people. Myself, I am currently on medication that helps lower my cholesterol. I have a family history of high cholesterol. Although only my Dad has ever had a triple bypass on both sides of my family, that can be contributed to his alcoholism. I would rather just be safe.

Here are some FACTS:

Transgender men and women may have higher heart attack risk

Even after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors such as age, high blood pressure, diabetes and lack of exercise, transgender men (who were born biologically female but now identify as male) had more than four times the rate of heart attack as cisgender women (who were born biologically female and identify as female) – 7.2 percent compared with 3.1 percent. Transgender men also had more than twice the rate of heart attack as cisgender men (who were born biologically male and identify as male).

Transgender women (who were born biologically male and identify as female) had more than twice the rate of heart attack as cisgender women. There was no significant difference in heart attack rates for transgender women and cisgender men.

I will point out as well. Even though trans gender/sexual people have been around since before Christianity. It is because of right wing patriarchal religions, that we know so little about trans gender science, medical and health. Heck, the Nazi’s actually burnt down the first LGBTQIA friendly Science and Health center. That is fact by the way, a lot of the older religions and older matriarchal societies have a third gender or sex. In fact, a lot of female Witch societies accept transgender people in their group. I am going to deeper into that on Thursday.

Women will tend tend to have more atypical symptoms, than typical

What is the difference between typical and atypical symptoms?

Atypical pain (women) is frequently defined as epigastric or back pain or pain that is described as burning, stabbing, or characteristic of indigestion. Typical symptoms (men) usually include chest, arm, or jaw pain described as dull, heavy, tight, or crushing.

This is one of the reasons that heart attacks in women tend to go undiagnosed. I am going to praise ALL women here, our bodies can handle a LOT. Whether or not you have children, or have menstruation, or even have the big boobs, a big menopause or a little one. I think I can safely speak for ALL women, when I say these are just what our bodies on a daily basis, lol.

  • Heart attacks are a horrible health condition. I made a joke above about the man flu, but men do tend to… not exaggerate…It’s a kind of weird “societal” thing, that’s not exactly a society thing. You would think, if you listened to society, that women would be the ones who don’t “work through” a heart attack, and men would not. Yet, its one of the situations that is the opposite. This is why I’m like gender stereotypes are so stupid, lol.

Dear ALL women, please start listening to your bodies more. It’s YOUR body, do not rely on others to take care of it for you. You have one body, listen to it and take care of yourself.

Now, if you excuse me. I am going to go throw up. Due to my mental health issues, talking about things like heart attacks, suicides and serious health conditions, tends to put myself really on edge. Basically I think I’m going to “get it”. But this is an important topic, that needs to be taken seriously and not made to be a versus issue.

Your health, your responsibility.

Thursday Theory…But facts…Titanic

It always a little “much” that first week of a New Year. I came across this video, that is you’re a basic History “buff” like myself, you might find this a little interesting.

Titanic, in full Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, British luxury passenger liner that sank on April 14–15, 1912, during its maiden voyage, en route to New York City from Southampton, England, killing about 1,500.

Titanic Items Recovered from the Wreck | 110 Pics : MBTubes

What I think the problem is,

Now this post is purely my own opinion and understanding things, that I “understand”.

Now, if I am wrong, I am very happy to be proven, but no labels, just the facts.

From what I’ve seen of Rowling, from what I’ve found out and what I’ve seen. This is why I am imploring people to never again worship a stranger, especially of the celebrity variety.

Trump

Rowling

Russell Brand

All have the same issues. Apart from being white, they all have (or had) large social media platforms. Now from what I’ve seen of Rowling and Trump, the signs of narcissism and abandonment issues. The allure of social media platforms, can be toxic for the blue ticks of Twitter. People like Rowling and Trump were and are getting more “I love you’s” and “thank you” (for doing, nothing) in an hour every time they tweet, than 95% of the world get in their life time.

Can you imagine what that would do to someone’s ego?

Social Media platforms, if they really do care. That they will do more for the vulnerable people on their platforms.

International Monkey Day!

Monkey Day is an unofficial international holiday celebrated on December 14.[1] The holiday was created and popularized in 2000 by artists Casey Sorrow and Eric Millikin when they were art students at Michigan State University.[2] Monkey Day celebrates monkeys and “all things simian“, including other non-human primates such as apestarsiers, and lemurs.[3] Monkey Day is celebrated worldwide and often also known as World Monkey Day and International Monkey Day.

Wikipedia – Monkey Day

What kind of monkey are you? Playbuzz

I am a … and, of course I am, haha

Thursday Theories – Christmas

What a better time then to write about some theories about Christmas!

I suspect, after this weekend, things will be a little more full on. As such, I want to try and get the heavy topics out of the way, lol

Was Jesus born on December the 25th?

The earliest Christians did not celebrate his birth. Dec. 25 is not the date mentioned in the Bible as the day of Jesus’s birth; the Bible is actually silent on the day or the time of year. 

By most accounts, the birth was first thought — in around 200 A.D. — to have taken place on Jan. 6. Why? It may have been the result of “a calculation based on an assumed date of crucifixion of April 6 coupled with the ancient belief that prophets died on the same day as their conception,” according to religionfacts.com. By the mid-4th century, the birthday celebration had moved to Dec. 25. Who made the decision? Some accounts say it was the pope; others say it wasn’t.

So, long story short. No one has any record why, they eventually made December 25th Jesus’s birthday.

Who invented Christmas?

Well, this is always up for a debate.

The first recorded incidence of Christmas being celebrated actually dates all the way back to the Roman Empire in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine – so technically the Romans invented it, although there’s no specific person who is credited with having done so.

However, the Christmas that we know NOW, was first really celebrated with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The prince sent decorated trees to schools and army barracks around Windsor, but it was likely a visual that made British citizens tree-crazy. An engraving published in 1848 featured the Queen, the Prince, and their children decorating a tree. Given the family-focused culture of the era, it wasn’t long before Christmas trees became a key component of a middle class family’s holiday celebrations.

Unlike today’s royals, Victoria and Albert were very into the tradition.

Of course, we can’t forget the Pagans!


The unexpected origins of popular Christmas traditions – CBS News DECEMBER 25, 2018 / 9:05 AM / CBS NEWS

Why can’t we say “Merry Christmas” anymore?

Oh, that is a total myth. There’s nothing wrong with saying Merry Christmas. There is no “War” on Christmas. As we become a more global and accepting society, we interact with more cultures and societies that don’t celebrate Christmas, and that’s fine. That’s why more people say “Happy Holidays”, as well as, Merry Christmas. Personally I always send a “Happy Holidays” Christmas card to the bigots in my family =D Hahaha … Hey … Don’t judge me =P lol


Albums Christmas Songs

When you go looking, you find something

… Interesting? …

Famous body parts that weren’t buried with their owners : Stars Insider  3/11/2021

I bet you are just “dying” to know about a couple of them!

  1. Mata Hari’s head
  2. Santa Claus’ bones
  3. King Louis XIV of France Heart
  4. Galileo’s tooth and finger
  5. Napoleon Bonaparte’s… privates
  6. Buddha’s tooth
  7. Oliver Cromwell’s head
  8. George Washington’s hair
  9. Jeremy Bentham’s head
  10. St. Francis Xavier’s toe

Thursday Theories – Dinosaurs vs Humans

Climate Change is a … HOT … topic! See what I did there.

Anyways, I saw something recently from a “I.T. Specialist” who said that it was

 it is absurd and arrogant to think that we, humans, are a threat to the planet AND that we can modify the weather. If we try to accomplish this we will only ensure our extinction.”

Well…I gave him a few actual facts, and I quote myself here…

“It’s absurd and arrogant to think that human beings play no part in changing the climate. While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago. Civilization as we know it is only about 6,000 years old, and industrialization started in the earnest only in the 1800s. Dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago (at the end of the Cretaceous Period), after being on Earth for about 165 million years. The rate humans are going, we wont even survive half that time, maybe not even a quarter.”

200,000 vs 165 million … Even if you include our ancestors 6 million, is still less than a quarter of 165 million. By the math’s, one quarter of 165 million = 41 million, 2 hundred, 50 thousand…So yeah, 6 million, still isn’t near to a quarter.

Human Extinction – Wikipedia

When did dinosaurs become extinct? – USGS

I often sit and wonder how on earth, we are screwing up the planet so badly. Not only that, but too hear those climate deniers.

Maybe the animals are smarter.

Wednesday Wisdom…cont…Facts about Halloween and Samhain

I am going to be lazy and start off with a article first…

10 fun facts you didn’t know about Halloween – USA Today:
Meghan Tankersley
Editor OCTOBER 31, 2019

Long there has been debate whether or not Christianity “stole” Samhain and made it a holiday called Halloween. When large numbers of Irish people emigrated to the United States after the Great Famine in the 19th century, they carried their Christian-Pagan tradition with them, which lead to the popularity of Halloween in America today.

Jack o’lantern” comes from the Irish legend of Stingy Jack. The story goes, that Stingy Jack invited the devil to have a drink with him, but Jack didn’t want to pay for the drink, so he convinced the devil to turn himself into a coin. Instead of buying the drink, he pocketed the coin and kept it close to a silver cross in his house, preventing the devil from taking shape again. He promised to let the devil go as long as he would leave Jack alone for a year – and that if Jack died, the devil wouldn’t claim his soul. After a year, Jack tricked the devil again to leave him alone and not claim his soul. When Jack died, God didn’t want such a conniving person in heaven and the devil, true to his word, would not allow him into hell. Jack was sent off into the night with only a burning coal to light his path. He placed the coal inside a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the earth ever since.

People in Ireland and Scotland began creating their own creations of Jack’s lanterns out of turnips, beets and potatoes. The tradition traveled to the United States along with the immigrants and people began to use pumpkins, native to North America, for the lanterns instead. Some say though that in Samhain tradition, they really used human heads!

It was believed that phantoms walked the earth on the night of Samhain, so people would dress up in costumes in an effort to repel the spirits.

In the eighth century, in an effort to spread Christianity, Pope Gregory III decreed November 1 as All Saints’ Day and incorporated some of the rituals of Samhain.

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Samhain was one of four major Celtic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, which occurred around 2000 years ago.

Trick-or-treating was inspired by the medieval English tradition of “souling,” which involved children going door-to-door on All Souls Day, offering prayers for residents’ deceased loved ones in exchange for food.

The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia.

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It’s not rocket science…Simple Wednesday Wisdom

  • Women have a cervix
  • Not all women have a cervix
  • Not all of those who have a cervix, are women
  • The plural for cervix, is not cervixes…It is cervices. (haha)
  • I don’t care what red lipstick “means” to you. The moment you’ve put an adult situation onto a child, that’s a YOU problem (John Lewis Advert)
  • Trans people represent about 5-6% of the worlds population, and if they were being killed at the same rate as cis people. There would be no trans people.
  • The world can change every single second.
  • The Public Broadcasting stations, are supposed to work for the public, not what Government party they personally favour.
  • Most, if not all the time, those who complain about “being silenced” never are silent.
  • Be careful about labelling yourself, as anything. But let people know what you stand for.