dfab means designated female at birth. fmab means Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
there is nothing I want to do more right now than go home and go back to sleep in a big pile of stuffed animals
imo the thing about certain diseases or disorders predominantely affecting one gender or the other is the criteria here isn’t someone’s essential “male” or “female” body. did you get exposed to a lot of testosterone in the womb? grats yr at risk for certain things. do you have working ovaries? do you have hypertrophic Skene’s glands (aka a prostate)? do you have a substantial amount of breast tissue? what’s the ratio of testosterone:estrogen in yr body? what’s the absolute amount of estrogen in yr body?
all of these things are risk factors for all sorts of different things, and if you want to break people down into risk categories, there are actual factual predictors for that kind of thing. and they’re not “is male” or “is female”, b/c those are incoherent categories
like make no mistake: “male” and “female” are easy categories, but they’re not really “medically accurate” wrt risk, they just happen to correlate roughly well for most people. and when i say “most people” i don’t even mean “non-intersex cis people”, i mean “people with a statistically average hormone load & sexual differentiation profile”.
kind of like how estimating yr height and weight from a statistical profile of people in yr country only works if you are, in fact, roughly close to being of average height and weight.
give me a character (from anything ever) in my ask and I’ll rate:
looks: somewhat attractive | eh | not really my type | pretty | handsome | beautiful | stud | gorgeous | SWEET LORD MERCY
can you relate to this character on a personal level?: no | not really | somewhat | yes | they are me
would you date/be friends with this character in real life if they were real?: total bros | friends | best friends | date | become their steady | neither | i don’t know
everyone on this website talks about how college is so wild compared to high school, how the professors swear and don’t give a shit and all that, but you have no idea how much wilder grad school is
tonight one of my professors casually made a fucking joke about rimming and then told me to “keep it together” when I started laughing, I swear to god
we were talking about oceanic frameworks for writing global history, and he mentioned an article on the Pacific Rim by someone with the last name Cummings, said “pun probably intended,” and then just kept going like that was a normal thing to say and he, a professor, hadn’t just made a joke about licking anuses to a bunch of grad students