Wow I forgot to write an intro and for 30 whole minutes this post just had the word “intro” as a placeholder (hope your day is going better than mine).
Queer as in F*ck You
As we were workshopping titles for today’s link round up (the would-be winner? “Also.Also.Also: Queer Feminist Icon Judith Butler Called TERFs Facists, so That’s About That on That”) The Guardian actually pulled the Judith Butler quote that’s been going circling through feminist and queer circles online all day? And honestly, I cannot imagine what happened behind the scenes to cause such a massive edit after it published and after it went viral. But! That is what happened, and so here we are.
Here’s the original — now edited — Guardian interview with Judith Butler that’s gone everywhere today, and honestly it’s still a worthwhile read because any day we get a JB interview is a good day! Judith Butler: ‘We Need to Rethink the Category of Woman’
And then, while we were looking into what happened, we found this piece from UK Yahoo News which seems to have a lot of Butler’s original quotes and sentiments intact, in case you missed them earlier today: Feminist Icon Judith Butler Compares Terfs and so-Called ‘Gender Critics’ to Fascists
Also there’s some screenshots of Butler’s original comments still going around online, such as right here:
TERFs is fascists. Judith Butler said it pic.twitter.com/9AZF2xvjpo
— Evan Greer (@evan_greer) September 7, 2021
Ok, what else is happening in gay news today!
This is actually kind of related to Judith Butler’s whole point? American Medical Association Recommends Removing Sex From Birth Certificates. “The AMA says that designating babies as either ‘male’ or ‘female’ at birth ‘fails to recognize the medical spectrum of gender identity.'”
Top Official at the HRC Was Fired Over Ties to Andrew Cuomo. “The Human Rights Campaign said Alphonso David violated his contract by helping the former New York governor respond to allegations of sexual misconduct.” EEEEK!
From Ro, “Tasha released a new single and music video today and wow is it gay and cute”:
And more from Ro! “Wow also a new MUNA/ Phoebe Bridgers music video today!”
Saw This, Thought of You
Long-Haulers Are Fighting for Their Future. “Many people with long COVID feel that science is failing them. Neglecting them could make the pandemic even worse.”
Fleeing Disaster Is Hard. Climate Change Is Making It Harder. “Hurricane Ida and California wildfires are two sides of the same coin: On a warmer planet, it’s getting harder to evacuate from extreme events.”
I Dated My Entire Quarantine Pod. “Our polyamorous fivesome kept me sane during the pandemic. Then the world opened up again.”
You Can Never Forget Michael K. Williams. Michael Kenneth Williams gave us some of the most iconic Black queer representation in TV history. RIP to a real one.