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Gender nonconforming teen sues South Carolina DMV that forced him to remove makeup for driver’s license photo
Chase Culpepper, 16, and his mother have filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina DMV for gender discrimination. Chase is gender nonconforming and wears makeup in his everyday life. (Chase identifies as male and uses male pronouns.)
In March 2014, Chase passed his driver’s license test. However, when he went to have his photo taken for his license, a DMV employee told him he had to remove his makeup. The employee told Chase he “didn’t look like a boy should” and that he wasn’t allowed to wear “a disguise.”
Chase was forced to remove his makeup in order to get his license.
The DMV claims the employee was following a policy dating from 2009, which states, “At no time will an applicant be photographed when it appears that he or she is purposely altering his or her appearance so that the photo would misrepresent his or her identity.”
DMV spokesperson Beth Parks said, “Stage makeup is not acceptable because it can be used to alter appearance. Regular everyday makeup is accepted because it’s used to highlight or hide blemishes.”
Chase’s lawsuit argues that this policy is being interpreted too broadly.
**According to my law studies so far, his argument is correct. This was gender based discrimination. Chase was discriminated against because he was not conforming to the employee’s and the DMV’s personal ideas of what a “boy” should look like. Namely, he was told he couldn’t get a driver’s license unless he removed makeup. Cis women are not subjected to any sort of no-makeup policy.
**The photo provided is a screencap I took from the local news story about this case. I thought it was extremely important to show that the DMV’s claim that “stage makeup is not allowed” does not apply here. The screencap shows what Chase looked like with his makeup on for the photo (on the left) and what he looked like after being forced to remove the makeup (on the right). He was wearing natural-looking makeup, and he looked the same either way. The makeup did not hide who he was at all. Calling it “stage makeup” is inaccurate.
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund is assisting Chase. The lawsuit is not asking for financial compensation, but rather requests a change to the DMV policy and requests that Chase be allowed to retake his photo wearing his makeup.
My citations won’t hyperlink for some reason. Here they are:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/02/justice/south-carolina-drivers-license-makeup/index.html?hpt=ju_c2
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-south-carolina-dmv-lawsuit-20140902-story.html
http://www.wyff4.com/news/upstate-teen-told-to-take-off-makeup-for-drivers-license-photo/26515132#!bPdEJd

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Thanks for sharing this story, anon! I hadn’t heard anything about it. 

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Gender nonconforming teen sues South Carolina DMV that forced him to remove makeup for driver’s license photo

Chase Culpepper, 16, and his mother have filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina DMV for gender discrimination. Chase is gender nonconforming and wears makeup in his everyday life. (Chase identifies as male and uses male pronouns.)

In March 2014, Chase passed his driver’s license test. However, when he went to have his photo taken for his license, a DMV employee told him he had to remove his makeup. The employee told Chase he “didn’t look like a boy should” and that he wasn’t allowed to wear “a disguise.”

Chase was forced to remove his makeup in order to get his license.

The DMV claims the employee was following a policy dating from 2009, which states, “At no time will an applicant be photographed when it appears that he or she is purposely altering his or her appearance so that the photo would misrepresent his or her identity.”

DMV spokesperson Beth Parks said, “Stage makeup is not acceptable because it can be used to alter appearance. Regular everyday makeup is accepted because it’s used to highlight or hide blemishes.”

Chase’s lawsuit argues that this policy is being interpreted too broadly.

**According to my law studies so far, his argument is correct. This was gender based discrimination. Chase was discriminated against because he was not conforming to the employee’s and the DMV’s personal ideas of what a “boy” should look like. Namely, he was told he couldn’t get a driver’s license unless he removed makeup. Cis women are not subjected to any sort of no-makeup policy.

**The photo provided is a screencap I took from the local news story about this case. I thought it was extremely important to show that the DMV’s claim that “stage makeup is not allowed” does not apply here. The screencap shows what Chase looked like with his makeup on for the photo (on the left) and what he looked like after being forced to remove the makeup (on the right). He was wearing natural-looking makeup, and he looked the same either way. The makeup did not hide who he was at all. Calling it “stage makeup” is inaccurate.

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund is assisting Chase. The lawsuit is not asking for financial compensation, but rather requests a change to the DMV policy and requests that Chase be allowed to retake his photo wearing his makeup.

My citations won’t hyperlink for some reason. Here they are:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/02/justice/south-carolina-drivers-license-makeup/index.html?hpt=ju_c2

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-south-carolina-dmv-lawsuit-20140902-story.html

http://www.wyff4.com/news/upstate-teen-told-to-take-off-makeup-for-drivers-license-photo/26515132#!bPdEJd

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Thanks for sharing this story, anon! I hadn’t heard anything about it. 

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70-year-old man beaten unconscious at public park 

Scary news out of the Bay Area… In Hayward, police are looking for a man who punched out a 70-year-old man at a crowded park, leaving him unconscious on the ground without help for over an hour.70-Year-Old Man Suffers Brain Trauma After Being Punched in Head at Hayward’s Kennedy Park 70-year-old Wang Wei-Wang was picking up recyclables at Kennedy Park on August 31, when he somehow got into altercation with some partygoers in the picnic area. One of the men struck Wang in the head, knocking him unconscious to the ground, where he was left lying for an hour before his wife came looking for him. The group apparently continued to party on as Wang lay there unconscious, suffering significant brain trauma. There were approximately 10 to 20 people at this gathering, and nobody offered or bothered to help.
About 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police said, Wei-Wang entered the park’s pavilion picnic area at 19501 Hesperian Blvd. to collect recyclables. At the same time, in the northeast area of the park near the horseshoe pit, a group of 10-20 adults was using the picnic area, possibly celebrating a birthday, Ormsby said.Wei-Wang was approached by a female from the group who engaged him in conversation, according to police. Moments later, a male believed to be also from the group approached Wei-Wang and punched him in the head with enough force to cause him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness, Ormsby said.
Mr. Wang is still at the hospital in critical condition, and will likely suffer permanent brain damage. Meanwhile, police are looking for the man who punched Wang. The suspect is described as an African American man standing six feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was last seen getting into a beige vehicle and driving away. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Hayward Police at 510-293-7000 or the anonymous tip line at 510-293-7197.

read more: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/09/70-year-old-man-beaten-unconscious-at.html

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beemill:

70-year-old man beaten unconscious at public park

Scary news out of the Bay Area… In Hayward, police are looking for a man who punched out a 70-year-old man at a crowded park, leaving him unconscious on the ground without help for over an hour.

70-Year-Old Man Suffers Brain Trauma After Being Punched in Head at Hayward’s Kennedy Park

70-year-old Wang Wei-Wang was picking up recyclables at Kennedy Park on August 31, when he somehow got into altercation with some partygoers in the picnic area. One of the men struck Wang in the head, knocking him unconscious to the ground, where he was left lying for an hour before his wife came looking for him.

The group apparently continued to party on as Wang lay there unconscious, suffering significant brain trauma. There were approximately 10 to 20 people at this gathering, and nobody offered or bothered to help.

  • About 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police said, Wei-Wang entered the park’s pavilion picnic area at 19501 Hesperian Blvd. to collect recyclables. At the same time, in the northeast area of the park near the horseshoe pit, a group of 10-20 adults was using the picnic area, possibly celebrating a birthday, Ormsby said.

    Wei-Wang was approached by a female from the group who engaged him in conversation, according to police. Moments later, a male believed to be also from the group approached Wei-Wang and punched him in the head with enough force to cause him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness, Ormsby said.

Mr. Wang is still at the hospital in critical condition, and will likely suffer permanent brain damage.

Meanwhile, police are looking for the man who punched Wang. The suspect is described as an African American man standing six feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was last seen getting into a beige vehicle and driving away. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Hayward Police at 510-293-7000 or the anonymous tip line at 510-293-7197.

read more: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/09/70-year-old-man-beaten-unconscious-at.html

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Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.

Q: Does everyone fight the same snake?
A: No. You will fight one of the many snakes that are kept on campus by the facilities department.

Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.

Q: Does my thesis adviser pick the snake?
A: No. Your adviser just tells the guy who picks the snakes how good your thesis was.

Q: What does it mean if I get a small snake that is also very strong?
A: Snake-picking is not an exact science. The size of the snake is the main factor. The snake may be very strong, or it may be very weak. It may be of Asian, African, or South American origin. It may constrict its victims and then swallow them whole, or it may use venom to blind and/or paralyze its prey. You shouldn’t read too much into these other characteristics. Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography.

Q: When and where do I fight the snake? Does the school have some kind of pit or arena for snake fights?
A: You fight the snake in the room you have reserved for your defense. The fight generally starts after you have finished answering questions about your thesis. However, the snake will be lurking in the room the whole time and it can strike at any point. If the snake attacks prematurely it’s obviously better to defeat it and get back to the rest of your defense as quickly as possible.

Q: Would someone who wrote a bad thesis and defeated a large snake get the same grade as someone who wrote a good thesis and defeated a small snake?
A: Yes.

Q: So then couldn’t you just fight a snake in lieu of actually writing a thesis?
A: Technically, yes. But in that case the snake would be very big. Very big, indeed.

Q: Could the snake kill me?
A: That almost never happens. But if you’re worried, just make sure that you write a good thesis.

Q: Why do I have to do this?
A: Snake fighting is one of the great traditions of higher education. It may seem somewhat antiquated and silly, like the robes we wear at graduation, but fighting a snake is an important part of the history and culture of every reputable university. Almost everyone with an advanced degree has gone through this process. Notable figures such as John Foster Dulles, Philip Roth, and Doris Kearns Goodwin (to name but a few) have all had to defeat at least one snake in single combat.

Q: This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right?
A: I assure you, the snakes are very real.

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"The Snake Fight Portion of Your Thesis Defense" by Luke Burns (via inevitablerecursion)

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fun facts!

  • ADD and ADHD are the same disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder was officially renamed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 1994. Many people use ADD to refer to Type One presented here, and ADHD to refer to Type Two, but they are the same core disorder.
  • In many cases where ADHD carries into adulthood, it’s a genetic issue [My grandfather, mother, siblings, and I have all been diagnosed with ADHD], though this does not always occur.

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more fun facts!

  • there are a lot of talks about how ADHD is overdiagnosed, and that may be true for boys, but for girls ADHD is severely underdiagnosed.
  • older studies mostly looked at hyperactive boys and that’s the perception we have of ADHD. because of this many girls will go undiagnosed until adulthood.
  • most girls/women who have ADHD are inattentive type. they tend to be introverted, disorganized and daydreamers. 
  • girls will internalize these as personal failings and teenage girls have a much higher rate of suicide and self harm because of it
  • ADHD is often comorbid with anxiety and depression, both of which are caused by the failings from having ADHD
  • depression can present itself differently in people with ADHD. it’s more of a discouragement from constantly failing, but it can be just as debilitating.
  • read this article from the atlantic: It’s Different for Girls with ADHD

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