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March 30th, 2012

Yet Another Kiri Bloggish Thing: In the early eighties, there was a report, written for the US…

Yet Another Kiri Bloggish Thing: In the early eighties, there was a report, written for the US...:

kiriamaya:

In the early eighties, there was a report, written for the US Government, called Technology on the Social and Ethical Aspects of Transsexual Surgery. This report argued that transition-related treatments were medically unnecessary. As a result, consideration of federal and state aid for trans people was dropped, and private insurance companies quickly followed suit, disingenuously expanding the definition of “transition-related” to include absolutely anything that could even conjecturally be related to hormone treatments, including various types of cancer. Trans people have died as a result.

I wonder how many people know who was responsible for that report, who it was that convinced the US government (and, indirectly, insurance companies) that helping trans people wasn’t important. You’d probably think it was some fundiegelical Republican, right?

Nope. It was Janice Raymond.

If you feel like being enraged, you can read a copy of her report (trigger warning for transphobia, obviously). If you don’t feel like reading, you’re not missing much, as it’s basically the same “morally mandate it out of existence” horseshit that was in her book. (And yeah, like most transphobic feminists, she almost makes a couple of really good points, but is so focused on eliminationism that she doesn’t actually arrive at helpful conclusions. Or so it appears — frankly, I can only read a few sentences of it at a time without wanting to scream and kick things.)

So yeah — if you’ve ever wondered why I can’t be “understanding” and “patient” with feminist transphobia, now you know why: tens of thousands of trans people have died because of it.

This makes me sick.

March 30th, 2012

so-treu: i need a night like this. I believe I still have the…



so-treu:

i need a night like this.

I believe I still have the recording I made the first night that Jens worked as a bartender and he, Jeff, and Josh decided they could finally try all of the dream drinks they’d never wanted to spend money on before. I, as per usual, stayed home, listening to hours of messages starting with “Malibu Rum is surprisingly good” and devolving to “gggollllllldddddschallgggger whynt you come wel ooobe you.” They were so cute then. I guess we all were.

March 30th, 2012

predispositions: lacarpa: Charlotte Caron beautiful









predispositions:

lacarpa:

Charlotte Caron

beautiful

March 30th, 2012

matthewedwards: Mission Of Burma“That’s When I Reach For My…



matthewedwards:

Mission Of Burma
“That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” 

Notable also for being the song playing when I beat Matthew so hard at go-karts I’m still stoked about it 6 years later.

March 30th, 2012

whateverjeanne: thespiritwas: real talk with my imaginary…



whateverjeanne:

thespiritwas:

real talk with my imaginary friend, Lesbian Feminism. 

!!!

great idea 

!!!

March 30th, 2012

"As we have so recently and publicly discussed, girls and women have “anger issues” in that they are…"

“As we have so recently and publicly discussed, girls and women have “anger issues” in that they are socialized to not demonstrate anger, but instead to sublimate it where it can sometimes then manifest itself as anxiety or depression. Girls are not born less angry and more anxious, they’re rewarded for being less angry and more anxious. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that large groups of stressed out girls and women collectively facing the dissolution of a cohesive social structure might be more disposed to fall prey to mass psychosis. It is arguable that men and boys experience similarly jarring episodes of anger and anxiety-channelling mass psychosis, but we call it male aggression and fund military industrial complexes to deal with it.”

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Soraya L. Chemaly, Stop Telling Girls They’re Hysterical  (via sparkamovement)

Death to anyone who talks about “mean girls”

March 30th, 2012

"he, like, explicitly asked for my discretion when we started fucking…but i am getting ready to marie calloway his ass"

karaj:

wait. wait. wait wait wait wait. um. first of all, everyone knows if you don’t want to be written about, don’t date a writer. (and who isn’t a writer? we all have the internet.) this goes double for dating feminist writers, who are probably committed to telling the truth about their relationships. “you’re hurting me” and “ethics” and “discretion” are such obvious coverups—by self-identified feminist men—for behavior both atrocious and foolish that they don’t want exposed or theorized. it is also what jennifer doyle calls, in sex objects, “the stubborn ignorance (and optimism) of male privilege.” good luck with this one, guys. really. we were dumb, but you were dumber, and you should read the audre lorde prominently displayed on your bookshelves. we certainly have.  

emo-agressive elfa males are the new passive-aggressive alpha males