Association of Professional Piercers CONFERENCE 2013- THE MODIFIED WORLD (by pangeapiercing)
THE NEW EPISODE- j.c.’s APP2013 coverage….easily the most entertaining episode of TMW for a while- I wish all my videos were this good!
Everyone should watch this episode :D
This almost made me cry. I wish I was still in Vegas. Thanks for the McDonalds experience JC.
If I knew J.C. Was filming I wouldn’t have yelled obnoxiously in the beginning of this. Haha
I miss APP
two minutes in and they drop the t slur. god damn it.
ATTENTION TRANS FRIENDS- would you rather make out with Pierre or be upset because he will use the word “tranny”?
This faggot thinks that people need to be less sensitive.
Given the shit that trans folks have to put up with (marginalization, violence) I think we aren’t sensitive enough about it.
If someone speaks up about their issue with a word, constantly used to hurt and demean others, we should take a second and try to understand how/why it bothers them and why we feel that is ok to use it, rather than mocking people or try to sweep the issue under the rug.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. That said, it’s blatantly clear in the video from Pierre’s tone of voice that he wasn’t being offensive or trying to be a dick. That’s why I think the reaction to his tranny comment is over sensitive.
Plus, the “what they have had to deal with” line only goes so far with me. Pretty much almost every group deals with something shitty. Freaking out over the use of a word is a waste of time. Deal with true issues like the violence, or bathroom discrimination. Maybe if people stopped harping on words, and dealt with real issues, more would get done.
Unfortunately, it’s more than “something shitty”. Statistically, trans people are more likely to be subject to emotional and physical violence, as well having a higher risk of being murdered, than any other part of the LGTBQ community.
The chance of being ostracised by friends and relatives on coming out is still far greater than for any other part of the LGBTQ community, even in first world countries. (FIY: my mum, when I first came out to her as trans, told me she’d have “much preferred it if I was gay”. This was almost four years ago. A few weeks ago, I let the whole family know that I’ll probably be on HRT before the end of the year. She now refuses to see me or speak to me. That is, unfortunately, exactly how petty, small-minded and uneducated people still are about trans people.)
Speaking of first world countries; while many are moving towards or have already insituted equal marriage, there are still plenty (like The Netherlands! Known for its liberal attitude towards soft drugs, and euthanasia, one of the first countries to succesfully get equal marriage) who demand that trans people are sterilised (which is against the most fundemental human rights) before they can change their ID.
As for the world “tranny”; it derives from transvestite, and is, and always has been, a slur, and should neither be applied to transvestites, nor trans people. The proper course of action, when someone says, “I find that insulting”, is to say, “I’m sorry, I won’t do that again”. An insult should never be judged from the perspective of those who aren’t being insulted.
Above all, it’s often appalled me how easily others in the LGBTQ community forget that there’s a T in that acronym.
I understand where you’re coming from to a point (I know better than to say I fully understand, because right away the “You can never understand because you’re not trans” card gets pulled).
That said, you are ignoring my basic point (an thus so proving my point) that you and apparently everyone are harping on words. 1- you will never get everyone to stop using the word tranny, especially when the people who use it the most are said trans people (yeah, try and tell me I’m wrong about that, because if you think I’m wrong, you’re delusional).
2- all this time spent on words would be better spent trying to address the real issues.
What are the real issues?
2-discrimination internally in the community (not “labels” but real discrimination)
3-Bathroom discrimination and issues
4-accessibility and counseling for trans youth, so they have safe access to hormones, so they don’t use black market stuff and mis-dose
All of the above are way more important than harping about the use of a word.
I used to get pissed if people called me a faggot or overused the word gay. Now I just say “yup, I’m a fag, what are you gonna do about it” or, “yeah, that’s pretty gay, but so am I”
Also, for the record, just because statistics show trans people are more likely to be victims of violence, doesn’t mean you need to diminish other groups that have been victims of violence. I myself have been the victim of gay bashing and rape when I was a teen. It really pisses me off when people tell me that me getting raped or beat up is not as important of pertinent than someone else (I’ve been told this by women and by trans people). That’s bullshit.
Again, it’s about people, not just specific types of people. Human rights, not “insert sect” rights.
You want to really make a difference, stop diminishing yourself and the issue by making it about terminology. Look at the bigger picture.
This is going to be the last time I waste on the topic, as I have little patience for this type of shit. I hear both sides when one is offended and another isn’t, and I hear the arguments one way or the other. My perspective is that I applaud you for your highly developed sense of social justice, and think the vast majority of you are paper-skinned hypocrites. I’m a 38 year old Okie (which means mixed Euro and Native) who will still get called “boy” by people half my age (as in ‘white boy’) by a good number of people. WHERE IS YOUR OUTRAGE? Oh, that’s right, that form of discrimination doesn’t fit with your narrative, so it gets ignored, or worse, justified. I’ve unfollowed so many people I originally followed because they posted some sort of racist or sexist or Fascist shit- truly bad stuff, not “I made out with (non PC term)” but more like “it’s ok to victimize (insert non PC term)”….and I see NONE of you outraged douchebags saying jack shit because the victim was white, male, and not poor. DIscrimination is discrimination, people, and if you are going to get all up in arms over “tranny” then I had better look on your page and see you telling someone that “white boy” is not an acceptable term for anyone over the age of fucking twelve or you’re a goddamn hypocrite and can suck my fucking balls. These are the most tepid of non-PC terms, and if they’re spoken in loving terms, then I don’t even mind because I personally don’t want to live in a sanitized world with no sharp edges. I only get upset if the context is negative- like “that white boy deserved getting his ass whooped” NOT “I made out with a white boy”.
Not only that, but I’m not the dude who is going to join in some dogpile on my fucking friend. I’m more loyal to Pierre than to a bunch of people who never reblogged a video until they wanted to complain, for real doe.
And, goddamn it, Luis Garcia, you make me curse my “breeder” nature. I swear, if I were gay, I’d do everything I could to make you fall in love with me. They’d better treat you real good at the shop you’re at, because I’d build a shop for you <3 <3 <3
and I’m done with the fucking topic. Back to taking over the world.
Shit like this makes me want to leave the bod mod community, people will never understand what it’s like to be the marginalised in society when they are the privileged and that whole “discrimination is discrimination” shit doesn’t roll with me.
Here I’ll put it simply. WHEN THE PRIVILEGED ARE “DISCRIMINATED” AGAINST THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN IS SOME FEELINGS GET HURT. WHEN THE MARGINALISED ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN IS WE END UP DEAD.
Thinking of closing this blog.
Can we (the bod mod community) stop with the fucking “native american” (or as most people still erroneously call them, “indian”) tattoos. 99.99% of them are insensitive as fuck. Yes when done by quality…
Should we stop stretching our lobes also then? Because I’m fairly certain us Westerns didn’t start that either. And last time I checked none of us are from tribes that stretch their ears.
Don’t be dumb.
I was waiting for this one! The simple answer is no because lobe stretching has history all over the world. Plain and simple. Like boats, “invented” in lots of places at different times but with no connection to each other.
Roni L with some 103mm Ebony Eyelets with brass leaf!! Roni’s doing some great work over in London! be sure to show her some love!
Anybody got any tips to stop thick lobes “swallowing” plugs with small flares?
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Anonymous asked: I just wanted to drop by & say don't be disheartened by the anons who are too ignorant to understand the problem with cultural appropriation. It's disappointing that there seem to be so many, but there are still those of us who agree with what you're saying. x
Thank you, I think lots of us need to hear this.
Anonymous asked: You should read this yourfaveisproblematicDOTtumblrDOTcom/post/48212921719/globalisation-on-cultural-appropriation-and-why-it
I stopped reading when I got to the paragraph about Tyra Banks. What that person basically said is that black women have to conform while white women can do whatever the fuck they want. Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.
dreaming-thing asked: I disagree with the swastika appropriation remark. I feel like it has been a symbol used so prolifically by so many cultures that it's nearly impossible to appropriate. I'm wondering about your opinion on this specifically since it seems to be a somewhat popular design recently for tattoos and body-jewelry.
I agree some things are sort of a grey area and swastikas definitely comes under this, however if we take one moment to think of where they are most used today, we find that it’s use is nowhere near as widespread as it used to be and can be found mainly in Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions and cultures in and around the indian subcontinent. And so yes I would agree that the swastika is a slightly more grey topic, I think if wouldn’t walk into a Hindu temple wearing it then it probably shouldn’t be worn.