In a truly disgusting display of self-righteous hatred, so-called “radical” so-called “feminists” are celebrating the tragedy in Arkansas.

Trans panic Twitter—and so much of it is British self-described Marxists—is a bizarre and terrifying place

Look at this utterly bizarre projection, from a puritanical obsessive who is clearly the one wanting to control others in this situation. But perhaps most disturbing of all is the utter lack of empathy. And there are plenty more examples of this out in T*RF land
And the ultimate irony here is that the Marxists and cis lesbians who are praising Arkansas’s extreme Christian Right for barring trans kids from essential healthcare wouldn’t survive five minutes in the American South under the rule of their darling conservatives.

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6 Apr
“'If the KKK or any other group, if what they’re doing is within the law,' he told me, 'I would consider it an honor to have them use the platform and share the hope of Jesus with them.'"

- Jacob Wells, GiveSendGO founder, quoted by @chick_in_kiev…
I'm proud to have contributed some comments to @chick_in_kiev for this article, which is excellent. In addition to the overlap b/w the Christian Right and the overtly racist right, we discussed the significance of the "sin flattening" she quotes @JeffSharlet on here.
It's really important to understand how that functions in evangelical subculture, serving as the foundation for gross false equivalence that serves to uphold the (white supremacist patriarchal) status quo, much like post-truth politics functions in authoritarianism in general
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1 Apr
If I didn’t know this was written by a trans woman, I’d have read it as quite transphobic. Which makes it, to my mind, failed satire.

Is it?

Or am I just a boring Midwesterner who can’t see the obvious appeal of employing affected coastal snobbery to mock #TransDayOfVisibility?
Or maybe I’m just too much of a Xennial to get it?
Looks like almost no one even read it yesterday, and it’s probably just as well that it flopped. But I am really curious to get other people’s perspectives, especially but not only those of other trans folks.
Read 6 tweets
30 Mar
My alma mater, Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, recently wrote to parents, alumni, and supporters, asking them to contact their representatives to oppose the Equality Act.

HCS is a 501(c)3 and receives voucher funding 😒

This video also describes @TheElizaRose's experience being told by the physiology teacher, Mr. Stephen Terry, that all women have one fewer ribs than men. She talks about her cognitive dissonance and how she concluded that God did not want her to be a doctor.

I too had Mr. Terry back in my day at Heritage, from which I graduated in 1999. I had him for chemistry, and, wait for it, *AP* biology.

To qualify as an AP class, you have to use an approved textbook. But Mr. Terry refused to teach us the evolution chapters.

Read 21 tweets
30 Mar
I’m so glad to see that legal action is being taken against right-wing Christian colleges and universities with anti-LGBTQ policies. They should not have federal funding.

I have covered this issue over the years, and it’s been hard to get people to care…
Win or lose, this lawsuit exemplifies a powerful shift in the conversation.

Evangelicals—with their institutional deep pockets and powerful lobbying orgs, many SPLC-designated hate groups—are finally losing control of the narrative.

Those they harm are finally getting a voice
I’m going to highlight my work in this thread, but the students and alumni pushing for change are the heroes: @laurensotolongo @ErinGreenbean @mvsebastian @thatmaddiem @thatlizhunter @Gary2276 @CedarvilleOut and faculty allies @WheelerWorkshop @brianglenney, and many more
Read 12 tweets
26 Mar
“There is always the threat that tweets which challenge white supremacy will be weaponized by bad faith actors.”

Shame on ⁦@USATODAY⁩ for caving to the demands of white supremacists!

@hemjhaveri⁩ deserves better…
“In my case, I rarely, if ever, had the support of USA TODAY’s top editors. When the fall out from each column left me vulnerable to social media attacks and harassment, USA TODAY never offered public, institutional support.”
“On two occasions I was asked to edit a piece on young black golfers, but warned not to use language that would alienate white audiences.”

This should be just as scandalous for @USATODAY as language on not alienating “our core white audience” in a job ad was for @NewfieldsToday
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24 Mar
“Sex addiction rhetoric creates a lose-lose scenario for sex workers and their customers.”

“People in the sex industry are victims in need of rescue but also a supplier of temptations.”

Can we maybe finally admit that Taxi Driver is not a good movie?…
PS. I will probably mute any and all die-hard Scorsese stans who come into the replies to yell at me
PPS. If you hate this opinion, you really don’t want to hear what I think of Quentin Tarantino’s work
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