An international cadre of professional transphobes building on the work of internet terfs were a significant source of our current problems, and while I’m powerless against the moneyed side (see my slam poetry), we can all do our part to cut off / isolate / quarantine the internet creeps. The Heard trial and the downfall of RvW have been a field day for terfs creeping into regular people’s reblogs.
So I had a good idea for a new side tumblr: “I steal the good ideas from terfs so you don’t have to reblog them.” If it got popular enough, people could have a single blog for feminist posts that for sure isn’t tainted by terfery. Of course it would take some discernment making sure the abortion resources they link to are legit and not fronts for terfery, making sure any feminists quoted aren’t eliminationist zealots, etc.
The thing is, I can’t even. I don’t have much time between my personal and professional life in the first place, can’t keep up with chores. I have nothing left for the fight. That’s why one of my daily hashtags is #long live the fighters – because I’m not one of them. To my comrades in the streets or on these internets, great love and esteem. Thanks for doing what a lot of us cannot.
I need to rejimmy my work benefits to name my boyfriend as my beneficiary for any monetary value of them should I cark it. Maybe while I’m at that, I can reduce or eliminate the savings plan and turn that into a recurring donation to local abortion funds for red states. Something where I don’t have to lift a finger. What would Hell have of its humble servant..?