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pronouns: SHE, THEY or ZE. Ashkenazi (atheist/apostate). Autistics are systematically underemployed due to things like interview problems, academic/work structures designed for people unlike us, frequent misunderstandings and some old-fashioned discrimination. I have never been employed at my skill level and my insurance doesn't cover all my medicine. Help me exist with a donation to 812-741-5133, my Dwolla ID. Banner by telephonoscope - Please stop stealing it without crediting them! - QUEUED POSTS MAY NOT BE TAGGED FOR TRIGGER WARNINGS. Sorry!

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:

    Popular Internet slur "derp" →

    "using ‘derp’ and ‘derpy’ to refer to people with Down’s Syndrome has been around since at least the early ’80s, when i was in grade school, sadly."

    — 5 days ago with 2 notes

    #ableism  #derp  #slurs  #retarded  #disability  #tw slurs  #tw discussion of ableism 

    ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

    A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

    Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

    I don’t know who any of these folks are.

    They were tourists I presume.

    But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

    "Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

    (Laughs.)

    There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

    The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

    One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

    There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

    "One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

    (via blackamazon)

    — 2 weeks ago with 145708 notes

    Crucial distinctions in anticommunism vs anti-Stalinism →

    Context: Anticommunists (some of whom also seem to be antisocialists) want a museum in the US conflating Stalin & the like with communists generally, mourning the massive loss of life under their regimes (as long as we don’t put too much emphasis on exactly who was killed and why).

    — 3 weeks ago

    #communism  #memorial  #stalin  #che  #anticommunism  #reference 

    cutefemme:

    relapse is a part of recovery
    please don’t be so hard on yourself
    it’s okay

    (via fats)

    — 1 month ago with 121 notes

    Racism 101: Are you a Racist?: Black August →

    racismschool:

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    For many of us fighting the ravages of the prison industrial complex, George Jackson is a source of inspiration and discipline. Over forty years ago, George Jackson pleaded: Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already…

    — 1 month ago with 116 notes

    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)

    — 2 months ago with 794 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.

    — 2 months ago with 9181 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.

    — 2 months 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: fxxkgamesmakemoney)

    — 2 months ago with 82 notes