Virginal Musings

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath

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intersexplatypus:

(via Intersex 101)
What do intersex activists want?
One of the main concerns of intersex activists is to transition from concealment-based treatments of intersex infants to one that is patient-centered. Often, intersex children are subjected to medically unnecessary procedures and surgeries in order to make their genitals appear normal. The child is then often raised without any idea of their intersex condition. Some of these surgeries create children with genitals different than their eventual gender, prompting sexual reassignment surgery which could otherwise have been avoided. Many surgeries and procedures are also experienced as sexually and/or psychologically abusive by intersex children, especially those used for research purposes or requiring sexually invasive treatments. Intersex activists now advocate that only medically necessary treatments be performed on intersex children, and that support and education should prevail instead of shame and concealment.
Some other demands of intersex activists include:
Not being fetishized or over sexualized
To be treated as real, diverse people rather than convenient examples for sex and gender theorists
Some wish to be allowed to legally identify as intersex instead of, or in addition to, male or female
To end stigma against intersex persons
Better education among medical professionals
Appropriate and knowledgeable health care
More psychological and social support for intersex children and their families
To consider medical necessity and sexual function as important factors in intersex care, as opposed to ‘normalcy’

intersexplatypus:

(via Intersex 101)

What do intersex activists want?

One of the main concerns of intersex activists is to transition from concealment-based treatments of intersex infants to one that is patient-centered. Often, intersex children are subjected to medically unnecessary procedures and surgeries in order to make their genitals appear normal. The child is then often raised without any idea of their intersex condition. Some of these surgeries create children with genitals different than their eventual gender, prompting sexual reassignment surgery which could otherwise have been avoided. Many surgeries and procedures are also experienced as sexually and/or psychologically abusive by intersex children, especially those used for research purposes or requiring sexually invasive treatments. Intersex activists now advocate that only medically necessary treatments be performed on intersex children, and that support and education should prevail instead of shame and concealment.

Some other demands of intersex activists include:

  • Not being fetishized or over sexualized
  • To be treated as real, diverse people rather than convenient examples for sex and gender theorists
  • Some wish to be allowed to legally identify as intersex instead of, or in addition to, male or female
  • To end stigma against intersex persons
  • Better education among medical professionals
  • Appropriate and knowledgeable health care
  • More psychological and social support for intersex children and their families
  • To consider medical necessity and sexual function as important factors in intersex care, as opposed to ‘normalcy’

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tedbunny:

Ted Bundy: How does a person … how does a soldier deal with war?
Hugh Aynesworth: Well, he has the justification built in, you see, there.
Ted Bundy: So does the mass murderer.

tedbunny:

Ted Bundy: How does a person … how does a soldier deal with war?

Hugh Aynesworth: Well, he has the justification built in, you see, there.

Ted Bundy: So does the mass murderer.

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teddiddlybundy:

"I’ve never tried cocaine. I think I might have tried it once and got nothing out of it. Just snorted a little bit. And I just don’t mess with it. It’s too expensive. And I suppose if I was on the streets and had enough of it, I might get into it. But I’m strictly a marijuana man. All I do is… I love to smoke reefer. And I haven’t, uh, never have tried anything but reefer. And valiums. And, of course, alcohol." - Ted Bundy, Conversations With A Killer

teddiddlybundy:

"I’ve never tried cocaine. I think I might have tried it once and got nothing out of it. Just snorted a little bit. And I just don’t mess with it. It’s too expensive. And I suppose if I was on the streets and had enough of it, I might get into it. But I’m strictly a marijuana man. All I do is… I love to smoke reefer. And I haven’t, uh, never have tried anything but reefer. And valiums. And, of course, alcohol." - Ted Bundy, Conversations With A Killer

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bundyspree:

While in prison, Ted Bundy was subjected to a psychological evaluation that the court had previously requested. In Anne Rule’s book The Stranger Beside Me , she stated that psychologists found Bundy to be neither “psychotic, neurotic, the victim of organic brain disease, alcoholic, addicted to drugs, suffering from a character disorder or amnesia, and was not a sexual deviate.” The psychologists concluded that he had a “strong dependency on women, and deduced that that dependency was suspect.” Upon further evaluation, they concluded that Ted had a “fear of being humiliated in his relationships with women.”

bundyspree:

While in prison, Ted Bundy was subjected to a psychological evaluation that the court had previously requested. In Anne Rule’s book The Stranger Beside Me , she stated that psychologists found Bundy to be neither “psychotic, neurotic, the victim of organic brain disease, alcoholic, addicted to drugs, suffering from a character disorder or amnesia, and was not a sexual deviate.” The psychologists concluded that he had a “strong dependency on women, and deduced that that dependency was suspect.” Upon further evaluation, they concluded that Ted had a “fear of being humiliated in his relationships with women.”

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