Archive | August, 2012

A Poetic Interlude

August 31, 2012

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Two fingers swipe

And swipe

Scrolling, stoned

Radscum, cats, quotes, gifs

Cathy Brennan blogs her phone number

Full disclosure as we’ve come to expect

I skim by then stop

Apocalypse scenarios – revolution

Fingers swipe upward

I put her number in my cell

Just in fucking case

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Facebook Grooms Women For “Service”

August 27, 2012

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Because this deserves a 3-Day Ban…

And this deserves a 7-Day Ban…

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Follow This Tumblr Blog

August 26, 2012

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Now Ends The Summer of My Discontent

August 24, 2012

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One of the things that continually amazes me in the Internet Age is the level of gullibility exhibited by my fellow humans. We are willing to believe half-truths and outright lies, we accept without question statements asserted by unknown trolls, we treat gossip as holy truths to be revered, and we never, ever consider for a moment that disinformation as a political tactic exists and that sharp, edgy political commentary is necessary lifeblood for women under siege. We know this, of course, from the whole issue of Gender Identity – the fiction that men can become women (and be “treated as such”)  has become deeply rooted in both the GLBT Community and the Third Wave Feminist Communities (to the extent we accept the fictions that those communities actually exist).

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You Don’t Know Dick

August 10, 2012

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In my late twenties, my then-partner and I decided that we wanted to have children together.  For a number of reasons, I ended up having them. And by “having them,” I mean that we obtained sperm from a Male person and inserted it close to my cervix, resulting in – ta da – pregnancy and birth.

This is where babies come from. As a Female, I am *unable* to manufacture sperm.  As a Female, I am, however, able to become pregnant – which I did, twice. This reproductive capacity is a shared characteristic of the class of humans called “Females.”  And although there are certainly Females who cannot become pregnant, it is biological fact that it is only this class of humans who can become pregnant.  Males – the class of humans from which I obtained the sperm I needed to “make a baby” – cannot become pregnant. Ever.

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Hope for the Future

August 4, 2012

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The Trouble with Transgender – Presentation at Radfem Reboot

August 3, 2012

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Hai! Tribbles are cute when it’s just one, but they are deadly when they suffocate the Enterprise. Analogy!

These are my notes from my presentation at Radfem Reboot, Portland, Oregon. I was going to write a blog post that was more formal, but I am too tired. If you have questions about any of this, please leave a comment.

GROUND RULES FOR MY TALK

1. GENDER IS THE FOUNDATION OF MALE DOMINATION

2. GENDER IS A WAR – A WAR AGAINST WOMEN

3. GENDER IS PERFORMANCE THAT PROVIDES THE FOUNDATION OF MALE DOMINATION OVER FEMALES

4. GENDER NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED IF WE SEEK TO OVERTHROW PATRIARCHY

5. TRANS WOMEN ARE MALE AND TRANS MEN ARE FEMALE

6. WOMEN-ONLY ORGANIZING AND THE ABILITY TO ESTABLISH A BOUNDARY BASED ON SEX IS A KEY COMPONENT OF REJECTING RAPE CULTURE.

7. RAD FEMS WANT TO ABOLISH GENDER, TRANS WANT TO KEEP GENDER BECAUSE TRANS CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT GENDER. THIS IS A HEAD ON CONFLICT IN THE FUTURE OF FEMINISM

8. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THESE STATEMENTS, YOU CAN STAY AND REMAIN QUIET OR YOU CAN LEAVE.

“Disrespect is crucial. Disrespect for the cultures, values and institutions of male domination is the very foundation and sine qua non of feminism.” Sheila Jeffreys on religion, equally applicable to gender.

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