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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 30 2012

…F@#king Trans Women…

If there’s one thing I absolutely, completely, unabashedly, openly do NOT miss about the heterosexual, cisgender world, and trying to live in it, it’s the approach to dating and, perhaps especially, sex. The silence.

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May 29 2012

Trans women…

To be honest, I kind of like trans women a lot more than I like most people. Sorry, everyone else.

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May 28 2012

Imagine No Religion 2- A Recap

Okay, I’m back! With a nice little bundle of posts for the coming week. First things first, though, as promised, I wanted to write a little recap of the Imagine No Religion 2 conference, and a few of the things that stood out to me over the course of what was, all in all, a …

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May 18 2012

Ace Ventura: Het Perspective

This post is part of a collaborative Crossover Event with the famed and deadly Dolphin Assassin, Monica Maldonado. We’ve both written on the same general subject today. Please head over to her blog, TransActivisty, and check out her thoughts. In the absence of positive representation in one’s culture, when one feels invisible under its appraisal …

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May 16 2012

Is He Checking Me Out, Or Just Staring At The Freak? Self-Consciousness And Self-Oppression

Is my shadow showing? Am I wearing too much concealer? It’s not caking, is it? Does this top make my shoulders look broad? Oh fuck, I need to pluck the little hairs on my collarbone. Fuck fuck I shouldn’t have left the house without checking that. I’m such an idiot. My voice just dropped, didn’t …

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May 15 2012

This Is Awesome

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Check out Cathy Brennan’s latest attempt to insult me via her new, hilariously incompetent tumblr, radicalfeministmemes: In the words of Michael Halila: Watch out for the new radfem transphobe tactic of making their opponents seem both awesome and attractive. It, um. My only quibble is I’ve technically only been kicking Y chromosome ass since 2010.

May 15 2012

Mandated Femininity

Apologies for lateness again. I made a super last minute decision to ditch the half-finished post I was working on and write on this topic instead. Also apologies for any typos or sloppiness. This was written in one-sitting one-draft. I’ll come back in and clean it up later, but right now I just want to …

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May 14 2012

Contrast And Compare

On Thursday night I got to sit at a table at The Elysian on Capitol Hill with four of the coolest, smartest, most badass trans people I know. Collectively, the five of us made for a pretty impressive little crew to roll deep into the unnerving Seattle late-night land of roving packs of drunken grues. …

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May 13 2012

Lazy Sunday: How Low

  Hi, everyone! I’m back from my little trip south of the border, and feeling much, much better. It’s funny how little it can take sometimes to make so much of a difference. Just a little of the right care in just the right places is often all it takes. Well, the lead singer of …

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May 08 2012

Protect Traditional Marriage!

By now, you’ve probably seen a certain political cartoon. It comes in several variants, but the basic premise is always the same. Basically, it juxtaposes a straight person’s adamance in “protecting” his or her marriage from same-sex marriage with obliviousness or willful laziness in regard to those more realistic and immediate threats of their own …

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