“Despite its pro-gay attitude, the film fails to break the pattern of transphobic narratives in cinema, perhaps because it doesn’t understand that trans people are not the same as cis gay people.”
So why can’t anyone seem to talk about her the right way?
Maybe my mom was onto something. Maybe family really is everything, so long as you build it yourself.
Intersex and queer identities sometimes match up in ways that we’re familiar with and that conform to our understanding of how these identities are commonly defined. Other times they don’t.
From Dartmouth to the concert hall, there’s a ton of queer shit going down. And a little bit of Nickelback.
Two years after writing that “a woman’s opinion is the miniskirt of the internet,” Laurie Penny is in no shortage of them in her latest mini-book.
The grammatical is political.
Germany becomes the first country in Europe to give parents the option of male, female or neither in birth certificates, sparking what could be “comprehensive reform” in how gender is legally categorised and understood.
“I’d skipped a really basic question: why do some languages, including English, have gender woven into them in the first place?”
Runes, ships, rebellious quakers, and the world’s first female grammarian.
Butch Builds Community.
A different kind of camp, a book you’ll want to pre-order, a victory for trans* people in the workplace, and LESBIANS.
“After being mocked by an older family member and packing my Belle Barbie into a trunk forever, mannequins became my only access point to this latent desire to have nullified genitalia.”
Cara’s Team Pick: It’s illustrated, it’s interactive, it’s informative, and it’s not even done yet!
There is something strange about the street harassment I receive as a butch in that it is often terrifying and extremely triggering, but something about it makes me feel justified. I am glad these men see me as a threat.
Having the blessing – or curse – of lighter skin is a double edged sword. I never gave much thought to the idea that society needs positive cultural images of minorities until I came to embrace my Hispanic heritage and come out of the closet.
Camp is family, after all.
“I did extremely well in any video games with dating elements, like Persona 4, but virtual dating and real dating are two very different things. I could master playing as someone else, but as the old cliché of dating advice often goes, I needed to be myself.”
I have every faith in you, baby butch. I know you will be careful with this word and its legacy. It looks like a badge but it feels like a battleaxe, and I need you to know that it’s five times as difficult to earn and ten million times more dangerous.
Why is it that time and time again, people act like they can’t make me uncomfortable? That as a butch — as well as a queer person, a top, someone who likes to flirt and be sexual just like most human beings — it’s impossible to sexually harass me?