challyzatb: I’m having a ragey day. Put things in my ask box, please, and amuse me. But I cannot find your ask box! We know you like Tennant, but: Eccleston or Smith?
Towards a Steampunk Without Steam →
jhameia: Amal El-Mohtar’s wonderful essay on the challenges of multicultural steampunk that has to work not to depend on the usual trappings! I want to destroy steampunk. I want to tear it apart and melt it down and recast it. I want to take your bustles and your fob watches and your monocles and grind them to a fine powder, dust some mahogany furniture with it and ask you, is this...
The hipster is that person, overlapping with the intentional dropout or the...– From What Was the Hipster? Via NY Mag The essay is an excerpt of N+1’s conference about the sociology of hipsters. If you don’t read N+1, get on it. There’s a lot of smart, interesting content in their magazines. (via modernandmaterialthings) this is a pretty interesting article! (via...
Investor centre | Student apartments no investment... →
an insight into how the other half thinks
Bromance gets physical | Sydney Morning Heraldq →
This is relevant to my interests. Ignore the queerphobic comments.
Israel's New Oath Is Racist - Antony Loewenstein |... →
… putatively private or personal matters are in fact central to political life;...– Lisa Duggan’s critique of gay marriage. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this critique of the fight for gay marriage. I can’t remember where (someone provide links?) but I’ve seen this as an argument against marriage in general - that the structure of monogamy excludes the possibility of choosing...
An Army of Rabbits: What does it actually mean? →
rabbitarmy: [general comment to cis gender radikools rather than specific reply to anyone in particular] to say “deconstruct gender!” “destroy gender!” “don’t reify the binaries!” etc while at the same time stating that trans people can never legitimately be their sexes, that any reference to the mythic origin moment of cissexuality “confirms” that you are the once, current and future...
One of the functions of educational institutions, is two fold: Quarantine a...– Sailor Holladay, http://www.enoughenough.org/2008/07/the-suspension-of-fear/ (via blackfeminismlives)
It's Legal, So Why Is RU486 So Hard To Get? →
By Kate Gleeson A not-guilty verdict in Cairns was a win for the pro-choice movement - but the criminal law isn’t the only obstacle to abortion access, writes Kate Gleeson The findings of the Cairns abortion trial last week suggest that despite the over-zealous policing which seems to have led to the arrests in 2009, abortion remains protected by the law in Queensland. On 14 October 2010,...
The Sex in 'Sex Trafficking' - Laura Maria Agustin... →
To understand why headlines insist that all migrant women who sell sex are “trafficked”, we need to go back to the popular idea that the proper place of sex is at home, between “committed” lovers and…
Beyond Gay Marriage and Queer Separatists–The Call... →
Cairns outcome good in multiple ways?
caitlinate: Is it possible that the outcome of the abortion trial in Cairns is actually better than if the case hadn’t gone to trial at all? Abortion law in Queensland is shiteous but now…. Well, there’s a legal precedent that (broadly) it’s acceptable for a woman to take control of her own body & fertility & not be successfully punished by the state for it (though obviously the couple...
quixotess said, in response to my comment on the article Femme/trans aesthetics and sexual politics: A conversation - The Scavenger: I didn’t get past “tranny boi.” what man has the right to reclaim a slur historically hurled at trans *women*? I don’t think the assumption that Max has no relationship with trans women who might use the term in a reclamatory way is really appropriate. In...
For people of African descent, blackness is….a way of being human in the West or...– Manthia Diawara (from “Englishness and Blackness: Cricket as Discourse on Colonialism” in CallalooVol. 13, No. 4 / Fall 1990) Click here to read the entire essay.
Femme/trans aesthetics and sexual politics: A... →
Yet another super duper white queer narrative. Le sigh.
New Book Exposes the Dirty Truth Behind Coca-Cola:... →
bossymarmalade: Dear Yoko Ono:You shouldn't even... →
Dear Yoko Ono: You shouldn’t even be here. But since you are, and at the time when the man you wanted to spend the rest of your life with would have turned seventy years old — I guess they thought you couldn’t carry your own story, the one that began with you surviving the bombing of Tokyo and continued with you becoming the first woman accepted into the philosophy department...
Today, the Cairns couple faced with being charged... →
ourcatastrophe: faketrain: Yesterday my housemate left for Cairns with 11 others from Brisbane to hold vigil for the couple who could be sentenced to a total of 10 years between them in jail for accessing abortion where the legislation in Queensland and doctors in their area had failed to help them. In Australia abortion is only decriminalised in 2 states (Tasmania, date unknown? and...
Paulo Longo Research Initiative | New directions... →
PLRI is a collaboration of scholars, policy analysts and sex workers that aims to develop and consolidate ethical, interdisciplinary scholarship on sex work
Abortion trial is not just about women | Sydney... →
Why fat-positive feminism sucks and how to... →
very US-centric, but good points
tehran times : Time has painted a false picture of... →
Afghan activist calls for end to NATO 'occupation'... →
Abortion law stuck in the 19th century | Sydney... →
good article, but as usual, don’t read the comments
Abolitionist feminists, those who support the criminalisation of the sex...– Feminists Need Sex Workers, Just as the Sex Workers Movement Needs Feminism : x:talk
i want a visibility that understands ice raids, the murder of transgender women...– thoughts on national coming out day | cripchick’s blog (via sexartandpolitics)
there is more work to be done than anyone could ever really know how to do…to...– a best day, a movement day at adrienne maree, the luscious satyagraha (via guerrillamamamedicine)
Teacher ranked “less effective” by the Los Angeles... →
isabelthespy: ilykadamen: inautumn-inkashmir: The body of Rigoberto Ruelas, Jr., an elementary school teacher from an impoverished suburb of Los Angeles, was found far below a remote forest bridge on Sunday. It appears that Ruelas intentionally leapt to his death not long after he was labeled a “less effective teacher” by the Los Angeles Times. On Wednesday, hundreds of people attended...
Transgender People and Bullying at Questioning... →
Bullying’s been in the news rather frequently recently, with the nine suicides of people who are clearly presented as cis gay men, and how the bullying plus the consequent suicides are a real problem, but there has been an elephant in the room while this conversation has gone on: That is, we rarely hear about trans teens who are bullied and attempt or commit suicide. This is a great post, and...
Bisexuality does not reinforce the gender binary -... →
via Katrina Fox
Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life |... →
Why cis attendees of RTN are letting trans women...
via @lisaquestions on twitter By Anji Capes | 9 October 2010, 18:21 A few years ago I attended, for two years running, London’s Reclaim The Night march, organised by London Feminist Network. It was an amazing march, full of an powerful pro-woman atmosphere. We marched through London to raise awareness of violence against women. However the year after, and each year since, I have not attended. ...
Gemma Catherine Seymour: Garden State Equality... →
gemmaseymour: This morning, I received three emails via Facebook from Steven Goldstein, chairperson of Garden State Equality, in response to my criticism of their silence concerning the murder of Victoria Carmen White as opposed to their vast publicization and outrage over the suicide of Tyler Clementi. I hope all is well. Where were we when someone transgender was murdered in...
When privilege fits in a bottle of Coca Cola
redlightpolitics: A couple of things occupy my mind today. Last night I joked snarked about the proposal to prevent people on foodstamps from buying soda/ fizzy drinks in New York (for the culturally different among us, soda means “bubble water”, like Perrier or Evian around these parts). One idea in that debacle kept coming back at me (even after I slept and woke up this morning) and it is the...