‘No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.’

‘No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.’

And yet this British government is doing prosily that!

Theoretically this article may not cover the back to work program this government has put into place but it dose Theoretically cover forced or compulsory labour to witch this government is forcing onto the British unemployed.       

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/humanrights/hrr_article_4.pdf

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Back to work scheme is a scam and a compulsory slave order

Sorry to temper everyone’s joy but it must be said that in the Cait Reilly judgment it was held the the workfare programme WAS NOT a scheme of forced compulsory labour – when of course any idiot with half a brain knows instinctively that IT IS!

If you refuse to perform free unpaid work for the DWP and their poverty-pimp private ‘workfare providers’ and client companies you will in future forfeit your benefits with all the attendant hunger and destituition that this will cause.

Public Interest lawyers should immediately lodge an appeal against this this judgment and challenge the fiction that it is not slavery all the way up to the European Court of Human Rights, if necessary!

What is intersex?

“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia. Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of her cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY.

Though we speak of intersex as an inborn condition, intersex anatomy doesn’t always show up at birth. Sometimes a person isn’t found to have intersex anatomy until she or he reaches the age of puberty, or finds himself an infertile adult, or dies of old age and is autopsied. Some people live and die with intersex anatomy without anyone (including themselves) ever knowing.

Which variations of sexual anatomy count as intersex? In practice, different people have different answers to that question. That’s not surprising, because intersex isn’t a discreet or natural category.

What does this mean? Intersex is a socially constructed category that reflects real biological variation. To better explain this, we can liken the sex spectrum to the color spectrum. There’s no question that in nature there are different wavelengths that translate into colors most of us see as red, blue, orange, yellow. But the decision to distinguish, say, between orange and red-orange is made only when we need it—like when we’re asking for a particular paint color. Sometimes social necessity leads us to make color distinctions that otherwise would seem incorrect or irrational, as, for instance, when we call certain people “black” or “white” when they’re not especially black or white as we would otherwise use the terms.

In the same way, nature presents us with sex anatomy spectrums. Breasts, penises, clitorises, scrotums, labia, gonads—all of these vary in size and shape and morphology. So-called “sex” chromosomes can vary quite a bit, too. But in human cultures, sex categories get simplified into male, female, and sometimes intersex, in order to simplify social interactions, express what we know and feel, and maintain order.

So nature doesn’t decide where the category of “male” ends and the category of “intersex” begins, or where the category of “intersex” ends and the category of “female” begins. Humans decide. Humans (today, typically doctors) decide how small a penis has to be, or how unusual a combination of parts has to be, before it counts as intersex. Humans decide whether a person with XXY chromosomes or XY chromosomes and androgen insensitivity will count as intersex.

In our work, we find that doctors’ opinions about what should count as “intersex” vary substantially. Some think you have to have “ambiguous genitalia” to count as intersex, even if your inside is mostly of one sex and your outside is mostly of another. Some think your brain has to be exposed to an unusual mix of hormones prenatally to count as intersex—so that even if you’re born with atypical genitalia, you’re not intersex unless your brain experienced atypical development. And some think you have to have both ovarian and testicular tissue to count as intersex.

Rather than trying to play a semantic game that never ends, we at ISNA take a pragmatic approach to the question of who counts as intersex. We work to build a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for anyone born with what someone believes to be non-standard sexual anatomy.

By the way, because some forms of intersex signal underlying metabolic concerns, a person who thinks she or he might be intersex should seek a diagnosis and find out if she or he needs professional healthcare.

How common is intersex?

To answer this question in an uncontroversial way, you’d have to first get everyone to agree on what counts as intersex —and also to agree on what should count as strictly male or strictly female. That’s hard to do. How small does a penis have to be before it counts as intersex? Do you count “sex chromosome” anomalies as intersex if there’s no apparent external sexual ambiguity?1 (Alice Dreger explores this question in greater depth in her book Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex.)

Here’s what we do know: If you ask experts at medical centers how often a child is born so noticeably atypical in terms of genitalia that a specialist in sex differentiation is called in, the number comes out to about 1 in 1500 to 1 in 2000 births. But a lot more people than that are born with subtler forms of sex anatomy variations, some of which won’t show up until later in life.

Below we provide a summary of statistics drawn from an article by Brown University researcher Anne Fausto-Sterling.2 The basis for that article was an extensive review of the medical literature from 1955 to 1998 aimed at producing numeric estimates for the frequency of sex variations. Note that the frequency of some of these conditions, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, differs for different populations. These statistics are approximations.

Not XX and not XY one in 1,666 births
Klinefelter (XXY) one in 1,000 births
Androgen insensitivity syndrome one in 13,000 births
Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome one in 130,000 births
Classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia one in 13,000 births
Late onset adrenal hyperplasia one in 66 individuals
Vaginal agenesis one in 6,000 births
Ovotestes one in 83,000 births
Idiopathic (no discernable medical cause) one in 110,000 births
Iatrogenic (caused by medical treatment, for instance progestin administered to pregnant mother) no estimate
5 alpha reductase deficiency no estimate
Mixed gonadal dysgenesis no estimate
Complete gonadal dysgenesis one in 150,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening in perineum or along penile shaft) one in 2,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening between corona and tip of glans penis) one in 770 births
 
Total number of people whose bodies differ from standard male or female one in 100 births
Total number of people receiving surgery to “normalize” genital appearance one or two in 1,000 births

1 Dreger, Alice Domurat. 1998. Ambiguous Sex—or Ambivalent Medicine? Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Intersexuality. Hastings Center Report, 28, 3: 24-35.

2 Blackless, Melanie, Anthony Charuvastra, Amanda Derryck, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Karl Lauzanne, and Ellen Lee. 2000. How sexually dimorphic are we? Review and synthesis. American Journal of Human Biology 12:151-166.

 

XXY Friends

Canice, a member of OII Australia, founded and runs a thriving and friendly community of XXY people on Facebook.

XXY Friends is a safe hangout for our community totally free of ridicule and harassment and we would ask all new members to respect this…

If you’re still interested in checking us out we will need a couple of words from you letting us know your interest in XXY and why you would like to be a part of this progressive community.

The group is undergoing a trial as a “closed” rather than “secret” group, and it’s open to people with XXY and related diagnoses, and parents or carers. The group can be found athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/xxyfriends/

47,XXY is a genetic variation where a person has an extra sex chromosome. Women usually have 46 chromosomes, including XX sex chromosomes. Men usually have 46 chromosomes, including XY sex chromosomes. 47,XXY is sometimes diagnosed as Klinefelters Syndrome.

Living with “Gender Identity Disorder”

Gender — being male or female — is a basic element that helps make up an individual’s personality and sense of self. Gender identity disorder is a condition in which a male or female feels a strong identification with the opposite sex.

 

A person with this disorder often experiences great discomfort regarding his or her actual anatomic gender. People with gender identity disorder may act and present themselves as members of the opposite sex and may express a desire to alter their bodies. The disorder affects an individual’s self-image, and can impact the person’s mannerisms, behavior, and dress. Individuals who are committed to altering their physical appearance through cosmetics, hormones and, in some cases, surgery are known as transsexuals.

 

Gender identity disorder typically is diagnosed by a trained mental health professional (psychiatrist or psychologist). A thorough medical history and psychological exam are performed to rule out other possible causes for the symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, or psychosis. Gender identity disorder is diagnosed when the evaluation confirms the persistent desire to be the opposite sex.

 

Gender identity disorder typically is diagnosed by a trained mental health professional (psychiatrist or psychologist). Hear in the UK that easier said than dun first you have to confines your GP then he or she will refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist but if these specialists are not trained in the field you may go through a lot more stress than anticipated as with me nun of the trained mental health professional seemed to understand what I was telling them it was ever “I’m sorry but I do not specialize in this field or as one mental health professional psychologist stated to me “Its all in your head you dote know what your talking about” no prissily that’s why I’m hear asking for your help ha, ha, I found out after prolonged insistence they where trained in the field of HIV not exactly trained in mental issues of GID, after many years I found another psychologist that explained he didn’t fully understand my issues but would help me if asked to witch I did sometime down the line and he as asked referred me to charring cross Gender identity clinic to with I was diagnosed with Gender identity disorder.

 

Now to say I never really had any manger issues with my gender identity before being diagnosed with Klinefelter’s syndrome 47XXY is hard for me to say as in some ways I was happy but felt a need to be dressed in the cloths of the opposite gender, right from a young age a had a profound sense of the other side but never felt uncomfortable with whom I was as a person but after diagnosis of KS and after prolonged high levels of Testosterone I started feeling at odds with myself seeing other females was especially hard for me as I stated to feel I should look more like them, one thing I never felt before was the overwhelming need to have breasts but just looking at another female made me feel more at odds about how I looked- mind blowing – I started to feel inadequate about the size of my cheat and for years I refused to buy silicon breast forms to see if this would help me feel any better about myself alas I have now obtain breast forms but find them inadequate to the size I feel I should be they being a D cup I’m not looking at obtaining a double KK cup.

 

Oddly sometime ago I started fantasizing what it would be like to be with another man and in my cross gendered mind me as a female arqued as it is I have a male body  fantasizing about being with a male sexually this would ever make me gay or bi sexual but I have never felt the need to be with a male in a relationship so maybe I am bi as from time to time I still have thoughts and feelings of being with ever male or female sexually, oddly these feelings only seem to be prominent in my mind when I’m feeling sexual aroused, I’ve always tried to make sense of these feelings, someone once put to me “think of your self as female – could you – happily have sexual intercourse with another man” funny anoth after thinking about it for some time I came back with the answer yes, some say sexual thoughts and feelings have nothing to do with the gender to witch you feel you should be I say its part and parcel of the gender to witch you feel more in line with as females fantasize about men and man fantasize about women in a sexual manner, some would ask have you been with ever male or female yes I have and as much as I may enjoy being with a female sexually there has always been that feeling wile with them that I should in some way be them in a sexual act oddly yes I have been with a male in a sexual act and was more than happy to play the roll of female as I have always fantasized and still do occasionally…

 

I find it odd even sitting hear now wile righting this how much passion I feel for the other side of me how I want to dress how I want to be seen how I want to be touched by another why I keep trying to make sense of all these feelings and sensations I’ve had over the years, why cant I just be one or the other male or female having a normal life as one entity instead of this cross mixed up mind that can’t make up its mind what it wants to be, sometimes I feel I would be better off becoming female full time living as female dressing in the cloths that I seem to be more attracted to, male cloths have no attraction to me they are so boring and drab wearing them is just a necessity but beneath them a body that desires to be clothed in feminine artier I’ve often worn a bra beneath them and I always wear my knickers, you may ask why dote I go out dress female ha take a lot of nerve to do that and I’m not as confident as I’d like to be the thought of people looking and steering at me and shouting obscenities bothers me yes maybe in the right place with the right likeminded people would help me over my shyness of being seen in public.

 

Some days are hard some days are easy some days I just wish I was dead, I cant live a life normally or how I feel I want to live, its not easy being gender dysphonic its certainly not easy living a life that sometimes feels like your living a lie.  

                 

BBC Heath.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/emotional_health/mental_health/gender_identity_disorder.shtml

BBC Switch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice/factfile_az/gender_dysphoria_transgender

     

The start of life in my eyes

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I was born in 1961 on the 1st of March in BrightonGeneralHospital, Elm Grove.

My early years of life are almost a total mystery to me as I like to say I was brain dead what memory’s I do have are few and far between until my early teens, my first school was Carden Primary School Carden Av, Hollingbury, Brighton. duo to me having learning difficulties I had a special tauter come in twice a week to help me with my reading in 6 months the only book I managed to get through was a lady bird book “The Cat” and that’s the only two words in the book now bearing in mind this tauter spent 60 mints of her time twice a week trying to teach me “The Cat” and when she thought at last he said it and started to get another book out and just before we started a new book shed turn to me and ask what dose the book say “The Cat” but to me the words might as well been double Dutch because I could not fathom what the letter “T” was let alone the sentence “The Cat” so after 6 months on the same book the tauter lost potions with me called me useless and through her books at me, thankfully tauter’s have a better understanding of the many differing types of learning difficulties today “Word Blindness” being one of them thankfully I’m not so blind today but I still have miner issues with spelling anyway after Carden Primary School I was sent to a special school for children with learning difficulties or as they used to say back in those days “A Backwards School” called Woodside the school is new named Queensdown School, my finishing school was Uplands School witch has also been re-named, my first job leaving school was at the University of Brighton on the Lewes Rd in the kitchens as a KP.

 

Back to my early teens, around the age of 12/13 I started cross dressing and over time it became such a necessity to wear the cloths of the female gender I started pilfering cloths from washing lines to feel at one with my inner self, I remember those days very clearly and how it felt to be in the cloths it was a release a fulfillment as if I was the girl in the cloths, I can understand some people even now may think I’m a sick twisted disturbed person but believe me until you face up to your own deep seated secrets your never truly understand who you truthfully are yourselves, thankfully I’m not the only one who cross-dresses and enjoys wearing the cloths of the female gender but lets be fear they are just cloths they dote changed the person wearing them they dote make you female or male twisted or disturbed because every one of use have a fetishes of one kind or another something that helps use feel good about who we are or what we are or what we would like to be the deferent’s between you and me is I’m open with my issues and I’m not afraid to shear my little kinks, one thing I’ve learnt over the years its better to be open than keeping it in the dark because its harder dealing with your issues and who cares what others think just be yourself be happy your normal and not sad.