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Transfeminine, designated male at birth. Autistic, not "person with autism". Tired of feminism. Libertarian communist and revolutionary prison abolitionist, doing my best to stay open-minded and connect with what is generally good and not just good for me. Disabled, working hard and living on charity for now. Vegan. (Mostly beans and rice, almost never quinoa, though it would make dealing with my disabilities and medical needs much easier. Why others focus on vegans' quinoa use eludes me when every quinoa dish I see IRL and every quinoa picture I see on social media has meat in it.)

twitter.com/politiquestions:

    queerinsurrection:

    zjemptv:

    I was on CNN New Day this morning, discussing the Chelsea Manning case and explaining the importance of providing medical treatment to trans inmates. Please try to spread this as much as possible - I’m doing everything within my power to draw attention to the ongoing medical neglect of trans people in prisons.

    this reporter is trippin and nervous the entire time.  Lauren is a total badass though!

    (Source: zjemptv)

    — 1 month ago with 793 notes

    loriadorable:

whoisdangerwoman:

tonidorsay:

warminvention:

biyuti:

ethiopienne:


Laverne Cox talks to TIME about the transgender movement

side note: i don’t like the “next civil rights” language on the cover because it erases the fact that laverne’s experiences aren’t just that of being a trans woman. laverne cox is a black trans woman. that is important.
to suggest that the ongoing lack of civil rights for black folks in this country doesn’t directly inform the particular form of transmisogyny she receives is ridiculous in a world where black trans women are disproportionately affected by both physical and economic violence.

yes to above re: civil rights stuff
but it also kinda sticks in my craw
that a Black trans woman (and other twoc)
ALREADY STARTED A MOVEMENT
on a day 40 or so years ago.
Marsha P. Johnson and Silvia Rivera and a whole bunch of other twoc/trans feminine poc
decided they’d had enough and fucking started a riot
this riot was the proverbial match to powder keg
that started what has turned into a global movement
except
except
two years after they started this movement
Sylvia Rivera (and all twoc but her specifically) was being thrown under the bus by the GLF
marking the beginning of the total co-opting and occupation of a movement started by twoc (who were also often sex workers, street people, etc.), by white cis gays and white cis lesbians.
Laverne Cox is fucking awesome
But what she represents and what she is accomplishing (Janet Mock too and other notable twoc right now — Carmen Carera)
is actually more amazing in its proper historical context
because not only are they elevating and pushing the status of twoc and centering us in a hostile environment
but they are also managing to finally finally wrest back the legacy of those who came before from the people who stole it in the first place.

On point commentary x

Add in the Compton cafeteria and the Philly riot and things become even more clear.
In the 1960’s, the trans community finally had had enough and started letting people know they weren’t going to take their shit any more.
It took happening in the largest city in the world to get notice, and the involvement of sex workers and other folks who refused to do from to gender expression requirements to bust out.
The trans rights movement is not a new struggle. It is directly tied to and part of the same struggle, and twoc have always been at the front of it unless white folks work against us.

And also, if I remember correctly, Compton Cafeteria ALSO out an end to the police raids, spawned revolutionary queer groups, and all that shit that Stonewall basically did, like five years earlier. Only, since it was pretty much all sex working tgirls and queens, the cis gays didn’t commemorate “Liberation Day” festivals and such for them. They didn’t really want much to do with them at all. So there’s that.

Allll of this. And the fact that these trans Women of Color were sex workers was not incidental. It was key. It was the reason why they were being harassed by the cops, which is not to say the cops wouldn’t come up with another reason if they had to but that the The Stonewall Inn and the Compton Cafeteria were seen as acceptable targets largely because they were known hangouts for gay hustlers and trans street workers like Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Sylvia Rivera, Felicia Elizondo, Amanda St. Jaymes, and Tamara Ching. These survival sex workers kickstarted the modern sex workers’ rights movement as well as the modern gay rights and trans rights movements, and it’s no coincidence they’re often erased from that, too. Modern sex workers’ rights has become a bizarre hybrid of identity politics and sex positivist ideology, when historically it’s been about economic justice and ending the policing of marginalized communities. It’s necessarily radical, not respectable, and even though respectability is touted as a necessary concession for social progress to happen, that’s simply not how movements coalesce and catalyze.

    loriadorable:

    whoisdangerwoman:

    tonidorsay:

    warminvention:

    biyuti:

    ethiopienne:

    Laverne Cox talks to TIME about the transgender movement

    side note: i don’t like the “next civil rights” language on the cover because it erases the fact that laverne’s experiences aren’t just that of being a trans woman. laverne cox is a black trans woman. that is important.

    to suggest that the ongoing lack of civil rights for black folks in this country doesn’t directly inform the particular form of transmisogyny she receives is ridiculous in a world where black trans women are disproportionately affected by both physical and economic violence.

    yes to above re: civil rights stuff

    but it also kinda sticks in my craw

    that a Black trans woman (and other twoc)

    ALREADY STARTED A MOVEMENT

    on a day 40 or so years ago.

    Marsha P. Johnson and Silvia Rivera and a whole bunch of other twoc/trans feminine poc

    decided they’d had enough and fucking started a riot

    this riot was the proverbial match to powder keg

    that started what has turned into a global movement

    except

    except

    two years after they started this movement

    Sylvia Rivera (and all twoc but her specifically) was being thrown under the bus by the GLF

    marking the beginning of the total co-opting and occupation of a movement started by twoc (who were also often sex workers, street people, etc.), by white cis gays and white cis lesbians.

    Laverne Cox is fucking awesome

    But what she represents and what she is accomplishing (Janet Mock too and other notable twoc right now — Carmen Carera)

    is actually more amazing in its proper historical context

    because not only are they elevating and pushing the status of twoc and centering us in a hostile environment

    but they are also managing to finally finally wrest back the legacy of those who came before from the people who stole it in the first place.

    On point commentary x

    Add in the Compton cafeteria and the Philly riot and things become even more clear.

    In the 1960’s, the trans community finally had had enough and started letting people know they weren’t going to take their shit any more.

    It took happening in the largest city in the world to get notice, and the involvement of sex workers and other folks who refused to do from to gender expression requirements to bust out.

    The trans rights movement is not a new struggle. It is directly tied to and part of the same struggle, and twoc have always been at the front of it unless white folks work against us.

    And also, if I remember correctly, Compton Cafeteria ALSO out an end to the police raids, spawned revolutionary queer groups, and all that shit that Stonewall basically did, like five years earlier. Only, since it was pretty much all sex working tgirls and queens, the cis gays didn’t commemorate “Liberation Day” festivals and such for them. They didn’t really want much to do with them at all. So there’s that.

    Allll of this. And the fact that these trans Women of Color were sex workers was not incidental. It was key. It was the reason why they were being harassed by the cops, which is not to say the cops wouldn’t come up with another reason if they had to but that the The Stonewall Inn and the Compton Cafeteria were seen as acceptable targets largely because they were known hangouts for gay hustlers and trans street workers like Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Sylvia Rivera, Felicia Elizondo, Amanda St. Jaymes, and Tamara Ching. These survival sex workers kickstarted the modern sex workers’ rights movement as well as the modern gay rights and trans rights movements, and it’s no coincidence they’re often erased from that, too. Modern sex workers’ rights has become a bizarre hybrid of identity politics and sex positivist ideology, when historically it’s been about economic justice and ending the policing of marginalized communities. It’s necessarily radical, not respectable, and even though respectability is touted as a necessary concession for social progress to happen, that’s simply not how movements coalesce and catalyze.

    — 1 month ago with 9169 notes

    Anonymous asked: Another important thing to know is that truscum are very often hostile to trans poc.


    Answer:

    shitrichcollegekidssay:

    I haven’t experienced this myself but it doesn’t sound too out there compared to the other shit I’ve seen.

    In the erasure of non-binary identities however, truscum exclude and invalidate indigenous non-binary genders. 

    This is an act of imperialistic erasure and racism.

    — 1 month ago with 64 notes

    #lgbtq  #trans  #racism  #nonbinary 
    My Game Industry Post-Mortem →

    thosewhowearblue:

    Everybody in the game industry seems to enjoy “post-mortems”, so I thought it’d be an appropriate form to share my reflections upon peacing the fuck out from this industry.

    The game industry, indie and triple-eh alike, is unremarkable, unexceptional capitalist garbage and fails to realize the…

    (Source: averysmallfry)

    — 1 month ago with 81 notes

    readingegm:

EGM #1
If Taboo were released today someone would write a thinkpiece about how it isn’t a game.

    readingegm:

    EGM #1

    If Taboo were released today someone would write a thinkpiece about how it isn’t a game.

    — 1 month ago with 5 notes

    readingegm:

EGM #12
A big part of my interest in EGM as a primary source is because is that it is an enthusiast magazine that, at least in the early years, positioned itself as a buyer’s guide for the frugal gamer. As Harris says in this editorial, EGM is “written for the end-user.” Later, post-1990s, we will see EGM reveling not in consumer advice, but in iconoclasm. There’s a strange “tell it like it is” attitude that gets developed over the life of the magazine, and it is all grown from this editorial seed.

    readingegm:

    EGM #12

    A big part of my interest in EGM as a primary source is because is that it is an enthusiast magazine that, at least in the early years, positioned itself as a buyer’s guide for the frugal gamer. As Harris says in this editorial, EGM is “written for the end-user.” Later, post-1990s, we will see EGM reveling not in consumer advice, but in iconoclasm. There’s a strange “tell it like it is” attitude that gets developed over the life of the magazine, and it is all grown from this editorial seed.

    — 1 month ago with 5 notes

    Notes on Ubisoft's Charlotte Corday →

    dangolding:

    It’s been a weird few days. A tweet of mine, what I thought was a completely mild, innocuous tweet, took off and has so far been retweeted something like 1800 times. A screenshot of that tweet was featured in a tumblr post that so far has about 140k notes.

    In the tweet I’m talking about

    — 1 month ago with 12404 notes

    fauxcyborg:

    the sex positivity i’ve experienced has more been focused on tearing down boundaries regarding kink, sex rather than asserting that boundaries, even ‘arbitrary’ ones, are things to promote and defend. no one should be asked to push their boundaries on sex the way you’d encourage a friend to try a new restaurant. 

    (via shlorvak)

    — 1 month ago with 570 notes