Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. …If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.
When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.
Capitalism would have us believe that we only deserve to be here because of what we produce, and even in our counter- cultures, even in our movements we reproduce the same idea. We only deserve to be here because of what we can produce that other people will buy with their money, time or attention. Our experience of our own lives is secondary, it is only the means of production, it is the products that matter, and unless we make ourselves into both factories and widgets we are not valuable.
statecapitalist said: Mobile just managed to load up your blog, so uhh, unfollow me please
Please explain why you find my radical feminism undialectal. I think you find we have more in common than not.
http://alyx.io/social-justice/2014/05/24/trans-people-and-dialectics-of-sex-and-gender/ here’s an article written by a trans women, wherein it is explained better than I can elaborate it myself
I find this elaboration rather lazy, as someone who has actually suffered through gender dysmorphia there are other ways to manage it outside of the surgery and hormones. To treat transgender people with hormones and surgeries is to assume there is something wrong with their bodies, when it fact the dysmorphia comes from the brain disagreeing with stereotypes enforced onto men and women through socialization. If there were no stereotypes between the genders, it is unlikely that transsexuals would not exist. It is also lazy to assume that transgender individuals are lumped together into a woman status. It is essentialistic to claim that from sexism, transgender/gay women and men uphold the status of women. They exist as separate entities. Transgender and gay people are not treated the same in society as women.
well, i’m not into the linked article, but your response here is founded on a future that exists only in your head. so like, here’s a deal: when you eradicate gender and gender roles across all cultures (oh wait, that’s fucking horrible), then we’ll see how ‘unlikely’ i am. omg, and gay women aren’t women? your theoretical framework is really causing you to overlook the way people live their lives and leading you to some pretty absurd conclusions. good luck building that movement by being super culturally imperialist, and denying the experiences of everyone who isn’t you. i’ll be over here, watching you build that movement. seriously, i think its working. i can feel myself growing more unlikely by the minute.