trigger warnings: i take accountability for the fact that i have not done tws in the past. i will from now on be conscious of putting "tw: [content that may be triggering]" before posts that i think need that. i will also put those into the tags for use w/ things like savior. please let me know a preferred system for you/tw's that i do not do that you need and/or want.
MRR: What does it take to be good trans allies?
DS: Good trans allies do more than use the right terms or come to a drag show. Being a good trans ally, like being a good activist in general, involves thinking personally about ideas and applying them to your own life in an intimate way. It means being as invested in transliberation as you think a trans person is, and working as closely to uncover how you participate in gender regulation as you can. So much of gender policing occurs in ways that seem trivial or personal, and it requires each of us to really take apart our minds and find the locations of these norms in order to create safe spaces for new gender actualizations to thrive."
via Make zine
Dean Spade fan blogging all night long
been really feeling my whole-ness and my absence and my existence so hard lately. thank you Dean Spade.
from “For Lovers and Fighters” by Dean Spade
If you live in one of 48 states, right now there’s a proposal sitting on your governor’s desk from a company called Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). That for-profit corporation is offering to buy and run prisons across the nation. In exchange, states must agree to keep the prisons at least 90 percent full. Two articles in USA Today examine the ethical concerns raised by the proposal.
America already has a problem with mass incarceration, and handing over our prisons to corporations that profit from keeping them full will only make it worse — not to mention turn the priorities of the corrections system upside down.
Dean Spade, Mutilating Gender
re: all the times that people tell me I can “just be honest” or that I am “over-analyzing” things.
I’m not politically correct, I am Political.
sit here and talk to people about writing things concerning gender.
while people use the words “gender” and “sex” interchangeably and use terms such as “biologically female” and and and.
maybe we should do an entire newsletter issue on pronouns and gender identity and just put a whole lot of dean spade in there. (ih8groupprojects)