I'm a radical queer, black, enabled/non-disabled settler with a lot of (straight/white/cis/male) passing privilege. I'm an anti-violence activist, theorist, and student. I'm a comic book reading, video game playing, tabletop rpg loving dork. Sometimes I have things to say.
Ask me about supporting queer and trans* people in prison.
giving trans women roles to cis men
- robs trans women actors (who can’t get cis women roles) and gives those roles to cis men who already have an enormous amount of roles and opportunities
- reinforces the false idea that trans woman are somehow equivalent or analagous to cis men in costume
like really thats all there is to it. theres nothing you can say that justifies this practice
But literally, in science classes, we have to learn the names of white men who were totally wrong.
"This is the name of a white man. He came up with this theory. This theory was totally wrong. You will be tested on his name and his totally wrong theory."
Are white men so important that the fact that they had any thoughts at all is important enough to learn and be tested on?
do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression
tbh the only reason anybody is “straight-passing” is because of the common and harmful conception that heterosexuality is the default and that queerness must have extreme and visible markers to be valid
"I think about how in queer communities, especially queer people of color communities, you know how much shit your lovers/partners have been through. How they are often survivors, if not of physical or sexual violence, then definitely of the violence of oppression. How can we hold them accountable and still get them the support they need for the fucked up shit they have been through and still keep ourselves safe? How do we share community? How do survivors get past the shock that “one of us” is recreating the violence? The guilt of not wanting to add to our lover’s oppression or make their situation worse? The fear that the community we found or created will hate us, shun us, expel us for shaking up the foundation of trust we thought we shared?"
—jai dulani “the revolution starts at home: pushing through the fear”
so i’m pretty sure this zine is just going to have me sobbing the entire time.