So I just read an anti-trans feminist refer to a trans woman’s “maleness” and “pretentious femininity” in the same sentence. If it was ever unclear that these fucks are misogynists, I’d say that was a pretty clarifying: they’ll degrade women for being too masculine, they’ll degrade women for being too feminine. At the same time. Anti-trans Feminism: Bodies are shameful, biology is destiny, ignorance is strength.
I am watching the episode of Buffy, spoiler alert, in which she realizes Dawn’s not her real sister, and the audience was clearly meant to imagine that Dawn is actually a demon. She’s all, “Would you like tea, mother? I made it for you.”
But like, what is her motivation for talking like a total out-of-character creeper if she’s not evil? Buffy’s not even home in that scene.
anyway do do do I’m going to start watching Legend of Korra thought you’d like to know, tumblr I apologize for only watching like 2% of Avatar: The Last Airbender but I am so terrible at watching shows that aren’t on the internet or available at the library where I work (see also: Parks and Recreation)
I am also working on, you know, those comic things you all actually like to look at but hey hey sometimes you just need to get fan art that you’ll be embarrassed about in a few months out of your system
1. Get a thing you want to eat 2. Put a lot of olive oil in a pan or on a cookie sheet or whatever’s clean, really 3. Add salt, garlic, and/or garlic salt 4. Add the thing 5. Fire 6. More garlic salt maybe?? 7. Then you eat it!
Call For Submissions 4/3/12 **Please Share & Repost!**
Catharsis: Trans Women’s Stories of Sexual Violenceis seeking written submissions from trans women who are willing to share their experiences of sexual violence and assault. The goal is to create a book-length collection of personal essays and stories from trans women about their individual experiences. Through compiling these stories, we hope to counteract the tendency of broader feminist dialog to deal with the subject of violence against trans women as hypothetical, ethereal, and comparatively minimal. We also hope that such a compilation would reinforce the place of trans women among all women and help to bring support and healing to our often overlooked communities.
What We’re Looking For: Stories of personal experience from self-identified trans women who are survivors of rape, sexual assault, or other sexual violence. Submissions should be roughly 2-5 pages in length and focus primarily on individual experiences and feelings. Because every individual processes these experiences in different ways, the “tone” of the collection will be left to the contributors. Anger, humor, grief, healing, indifference, etc. are all welcome themes. Those wishing to remain anonymous will have that wish respected and not be named in the final publication. Anonymity will be granted to the degree at which it’s requested, so please make your needs clear with your submissions.
Why Trans Women Only? The perception that trans women are less often targets of sexual violence is incredibly pervasive, even among allies to the trans community. This erroneous assumption is deeply rooted in cissexism, transphobia, and transmisogyny. While sexual violence affects many communities and is often taboo or “invisible” in those communities, trans women’s experiences are uniquely derided and ignored. This results in the isolation of trans women survivors, a culture of silence within broader trans communities, and a false pretense for the exclusion of trans women from feminist conversations about rape and assault. The purpose of this collection is to give voice to and encourage dialog around the specific reality of sexual violence against trans women. We are interested in work by trans women of all backgrounds, regardless of transition status, race, class, education, ability, age, orientation, or occupation. Any survivor of sexual violence that self-identifies as a trans woman is encouraged to contribute. To send submit your story, go to: http://catharsisproject.wufoo.com/forms/catharsis-submission-form/
Anyone wishing to assist this project is encouraged to **forward this call for submissions widely.**
If you want to help further or have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org