Have a nice Halloween.
I don’t know how I missed this before because this is perfect <3
I bet it’s under the Medieval/Renaissance/Pirate section.
Side. fucking. eye. oldrags.
It is not remotely ok that this campaign became a joke.
Because cultural appropriation really hurts real, living people.
And ‘sexy princess’ does not.
So fuck right off with making a joke of this.
Agreed that it is not remotely ok that this campaign became a joke. Its not a joke. And yes, cultural appropriation really hurts real, living people.
But I question the suggestion that “‘sexy princess’ does not”.
Women are real living people. And it IS a slap in the face for women to be spoon fed this demeaning pink bunk. Including brown women like me. So not only does the above image make a mockery of the I am not a Costume campaign, but it also seems to trivialize certain forms of feminist resistance.
Excerpt from the D’Lo interview
In another piece, D’Lo embodies the character of his mother Amma, wearing traditional Sri Lankan clothing. Amma talks to the audience about having a daughter who is transgender, an extra challenge that compounds the difficulties she already faces being an immigrant in a foreign country. The monologue addresses the additional pain she feels from “losing” D’Lo as a daughter, when she has already lost another daughter in 1991 to a plane accident. The performance concludes: “D’Lo may not be my daughter anymore, but she is my child. I must love her.”
"The average life span of a transgendered person is twenty-three years. The statistic is shocking, until it begins to make sense. Gender non-conformists face routine exclusion and violence. Transgendered people are disproportionately poor, homeless, and incarcerated. Many of the systems and facilities intended to help low-income people are sex-segregated and thereby alienate those who don’t comply with state-imposed categories. A trans woman may not be able to secure a bed in a homeless shelter, for example. Spade writes that just as the feminist movement tended to “focus on gender-universalized white women’s experience as ‘women’s experience,’” the lesbian- and gay-rights movement has focused primarily on a white, middle-class politic, centered on marriage and mainstream social mores."
#gender non conforming
#the words we use
reblogging especially because i value conversations about the words we use. not as vocabulary policing, but as an opening for what kinds of assumptions we’re working with and the need to continually shake them up, hug them, throw bricks at them, question them, ask them out to dinner.
Submitted by douwantahug
I am increasingly uncomfortable with the definition of pansexuality as “regardless of gender.” The “gender-blind” concept, if you will. It reeks of erasure and cis-privilege (for those pansexual cis folks like me).
I’m actually having trouble with this too. Is there a better definition out there?
How about “attraction to all genders”… That’s the definition that I go by
And btw, bisexuality is attraction to two genders, thus the “bi” prefix
"That’s how sex is presented to boys - it’s not intimacy; it’s not the loving, egalitarian [part] that we get something out of, it’s something we do to the other. We raise women to survive in a rape culture, because we raise women to know these things. We do nothing to talk to men about not raping. But we do talk to women about how to protect themselves, which is further why we place the blame on women when something happens. ‘Well didn’t you know not to do that? Didn’t you know not to wear that dress? Or didn’t you know not to walk down that street at that hour of the night?’"
more desi disruptions…
Tejal Shah is a visual artist working with video, photography and installation. Her work, like herself, is feminist, queer and political. She has exhibited widely in museums, galleries and film festivals, and in 2003, she co-founded, organised and curated Larzish – India’s 1st International Film Festival of Sexuality and Gender Plurality.
The work above entitled “Trans-” in collaboration with Marco Paulo Rolla is “centered around trans-…formation, mutation, figuration from one gender to its opposite.” The two try to communicate and make possible a reflection about the exploration of the ascribed opposite gender behaviour as a possible affinity for a human sexual being. Does our gender appear as what we feel it to be? Many times people can’t realize who they would like to be: which kind of behaviour, sexuality, gender orientation or style of dressing.
When displayed, each channel is a vertical screen, where the two faces are looking at themselves, the audience or the mirror. A man and a man, a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, crossing their original gender, making a transsexual looping.
CCPA Report: Ontario's Racialized Income Gap →
Ontarians from racialized backgrounds are far more likely to live in poverty, face barriers to finding a job, and receive less pay for work, says a study of Census data by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Sexism and racial discrimination pack a double wallop, hampering racialized women’s earning power, says economist Sheila Block, CCPA…