Archive | November, 2012

“Marriage sucked all the air out of the room”

November 28, 2012

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”Marriage sucked all the air out of the room.”

If I had to guess, I would think that making comments that challenge Gays and Lesbians for daring to attend to their own needs wouldn’t endear Sharon Brackett, a Trans Woman and board chair for Gender Rights Maryland, to the Gays and Lesbians who finally gained some measure of equality after a decades-long struggle.

Some free advice – maybe don’t piss off the people you are counting on to advance your flawed legislative agenda.

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“A gentleman never asks, and a lady never tells”

November 27, 2012

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Will Conant has ideas about how Men should treat Women.

Tumblr noticed that Will Conant was pro-rape.

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I Call It Like I See It

November 26, 2012

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Being a woman is not about spending thousands I agree, it is about conviction, courage and standing up to patriarchy and the glass ceiling. It is about finding Leda and the Swan disgusting and hating violations of womankind, or indeed mankind. But, transwomen have to work to attain what non trans women have from birth. For the record, I have never spent thousands, I don’t have it to spend.”

Do you find this disgusting? If so, you are a woman.

A news item from Fort Worth, Texas crossed my inbox recently.  Teresa Cross, a Transgender Woman, attempted to shop at a store.  When Teresa asked if she could use her debit card, the clerk stated that “he” could not. This act bothered Teresa because “she’s a Woman.”

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Transing The Dead

November 23, 2012

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Recently I attended an event for NARAL Maryland where I ran into many friends of mine. I am not a huge fan of these types of events because I find it uncomfortable to dress up, but I expect most people are used to me showing up unkempt by now (and they have the decency not to tell me I look like a schlump, thanks friends!)

One of my friends and I got to talking about the Mormon practice of baptizing the dead into the Mormon Church.  In case you haven’t heard of this, Mormons posthumously baptize Jews who died in the Holocaust as Mormons. Seriously. This practice does violence to reality, to a person’s lived experience, and to basic decency.  She told me that her partner felt so strongly about this practice, he added a provision to his will expressing his wish never to be baptized into the Mormon Church postumously.

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Meet Marco Frullo Frullanti

November 22, 2012

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Meet Marco Frullo Frullanti.

HAI! DON’T I SEEM LIKE A NICE GUY?

MARCO THINKS IT’S FUNNY TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE COULD BE A RAPIST [...]

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NEW BLOG: Male Violence

November 22, 2012

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You cannot “fix” a “problem” you refuse to name.

Although we have no hope that “we” can “fix” this “problem,” we will certainly “name” it.

Male violence.

Happy Thanksgiving!

No, really.

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That time when someone said something unintentionally ironic on Facebook

November 21, 2012

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Interesting Discussions going on here about women’s space in connection with a now-ended event called Age Diversity and Gender Fluidity: A forum sponsored by the San Francisco Dyke March.

Me being a hugely “transphobic” evil person, local dykes who live in fear of being ostracized by Gender Queers for having “an unpopular opinion” asked me to comment on the event page, and some Women (and Gay Men) cried “evils” when I said controversial things like “Trans women are men.” [...]

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Alan Leo Bounville Suggests Women Get Over Their Fear…of Rape!

November 20, 2012

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Alan Leo Bounville is walking across the country for the gays and the trans folks.

That’s nice. Recently, I enjoyed an exchange with him on Facebook where he minimizes women’s safety concerns and disregards the fact that Gender Identity legislation enshrines sex stereotypes into law. What a “hero.”

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Back on Tumblr

November 20, 2012

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Here.

Prior Tumblr adventures here.

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Meanwhile, in the rest of the world…

November 19, 2012

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Today is World Toilet Day and pictured above is Lines Napolo from Malawi. She told WaterAid that she has to use a toilet outside where sometimes men stare at her.

If you believe that no woman should have to face the Male Gaze while engaged in bodily functions, please share her photo and donate a Facebook status message and a tweet on Twitter here.

“1 in 3 women worldwide risk shame, disease, harassment and even attack because they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet. Sanitation would make 1.25 billion women’s lives safer and healthier.”

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