To anyone pointing out to trans men how damaging dominant masculinities are: we know.

Why do you think it has taken me three and a half decades to embrace my identity if not due to the trauma inflicted by men?!
CW: gendered and sexual violence of various types
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I've been raped, assaulted, groped, harassed, stalked, gaslit, talked over, dismissed, objectified, and mansplained by men -- and harmed in ways I don't have words to describe other than knowing they felt bad and unsafe.
Oh and some dude wrote fanfic about me and asked me to read it, which was just 😬😬😬... Please don't do that.
Like, I promise you I know that masculinities can be weaponized. A huge part of coming into my trans identity has been navigating the feelings and experiences coming up around that!

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24 Mar
My chronically ill, disabled self won't be vaccinated until summer. My family, however, has been vaccinated. They're celebrating with a vacation.

This is callous.
This is dangerous.
This is ableism.
I love my family, and I have made it clear to them why this is NOT something to do if you love someone who is chronically ill or disabled.

They're doing it anyway.
I'm not tweeting this to air my family's dirty laundry. I'm tweeting this because I don't think it's unique to my family. I think this is how a lot of nondisabled ppl feel and act.
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24 Mar
So BC is starting to vaccinate "clinically extremely vulnerable" ppl, but most of us with complicated health profiles won't find our conditions on the list. We continue to be invisible and the realities of living with chronic illness and disability ignored.
I maintain: if triage protocols frame your death as a foregone conclusion, you belong on the vaccine priority list.
If you're one minor complication away from losing your tenuous toehold on survivable disability in this capitalist, eugenicist nightmare of a society, you belong on the priority list.
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22 Mar
Me: *gets out my wallet to pay for my haircut*

My stylist: no, no, it's on me!

Me: *radiating confusion*

Him: coming out haircut!

Me: is that a thing?!

Him: it should be.

Me: 🥺🥺🥺

Him: congratulations! And thanks for sharing that with me.
Same cut again -- but with feeling. Photo shows Corin, a masc-presenting white person with short
(Obviously the tip on my next cut is going to be the price of this "free" one but still.)
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17 Mar
I'd like to propose an end to the phrases "people of all abilities" and "regardless of ability" in lieu of disability. If you're talking about disability, say disability or disability status.

Here's why:
First, institutions and nondisabled ppl go out of their way to avoid saying the word "disability". Look, the Voldemort treatment doesn't do disabled ppl any favours; on the contrary, it means that we have to put up with a never-ending stream of patronizing euphemisms.
Second, it's just more accurate and direct. With respect to including disability in JEDI, we're not really talking about people of all abilities; we're talking about disability as a social construct and category of social difference like race or gender.
Read 7 tweets
15 Mar
Other things my geography students are doing their final assignments on:

* urbanization and raccoon behaviour

* protest songs and the movement of ideas during the military dictatorship in Brazil

* digital spaces and the rise of K-pop as a global phenomenon
(Just adding to the list of cool topics, which already included the adaptation of Pokémon cards for North American audiences.)
@ramskelet0n A new animal geographer, perhaps?!
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9 Mar
Lemme talk to the US Americans for a second about #KillBillC7.

Look, I grew up in the US, so I know that Canada holds a special place in the hearts of US leftists, but the Canada that ppl threaten to move to every election and the ACTUAL country of Canada are different places.
The ACTUAL country of Canada has a long history of institutionalization and sterilization.

The ACTUAL country of Canada passed a toothless version of the ADA (the ACA) 19 years AFTER the US. (Do the math: we got our "ADA lite" in 2019!)
In cases of discrimination, the ACTUAL country of Canada offers completely inadequate "protection" through a slow and retraumatizing Human Rights Tribunal process riddled with barriers that disproportionately impact disabled ppl, making it an ineffectual option for redress.
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