What the fuck is happening right now with hyper intensification of transmisogyny and anti-trans violence- literal online fights moving to police sponsored acts of terrorism????
I know it’s always been there, I know these fights have existed since ive been politically aware- I’ve never seen a cop point blank shoot a person because they say trans people are people.
Really brings home that it was trans women that said enough at stonewall.
Those fuckers have always operated under the barest veneer of ‘respectability’- they called themselves feminists and were treated as if legit bcz of it, even if people disagreed with them. It was treated as a fight between feminists, a disagreement on theoretical fine points-
But ultimately, we’re all under the same umbrella. Or, I should be clear and say that’s the way it was as I became political aware back in early 2000s
JKR tries to do a lot of this maneuvering.
There is no veneer. There is no place for them in anything, not universities, not conferences, not organizing.
Not as local kindly fantasy billionaire writer (and it is hilarious to me that they’re trying to say ‘Jewish millionaires’ are funding pro-trans organizing) and not at local Michigan concert organizers.
TERFs are a trash hate group that collaborates with cops.

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20 Jul
people keep saying this will happen--but 1. it has never, not one single time, ever EVER happened to me--whether in a bathroom or at a conference. and 2. the biggest crossers into spaces they're not wanted i've experienced are white people crossing into designated poc spaces. Image
i've never seen the scary 'woman' word no longer mean woman thing happen. all the scary fear mongering they promise will happen has just never happened and i live in a very trans and non-binary friendly space.
a huge number of bathrooms in my area are just single stall 'anybody can go here' bathrooms, lol. that's the biggest change. and that's actually good for women bcz it's usually 20 thousand women lined up to use one bathroom while men have no line at all.
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19 Jul
Watching Olympic documentaries on TCM- saw 1948 olympics versus 1964. 😳😳😳😳

Wow- I really feel like in 1948 you were still dealing with actual armature athletes. By 1964, the professionalization of athletes bodies was *firmly* in place.
By 1964, it looks like you’re dealing with the semi-professional college athlete of US and the full professional communist athlete.
In 1948, they had a 55 year old competing in skeleton!!! The vast majority of male athletes were old enough to be balding. The games had the feel of a regional high school competition.
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19 Jul
Hm. I’m the most firmly entrenched space of white culture is Protestantism. Sure there’s POC Protestants and all that- but even things white folks appropriate from other cultures is super informed by Protestantism.
See this:
Versus this:
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19 Jul
Whenever some rich minister’s money in take gets passed around people always respond with ‘tax churches’ or ‘take away non-profit status,’ like that will do anything.
The huge churches that are taking in the kind of money that can pay their minister hundreds of thousands/millions will easily absorb any tax. Just like a huge non profit like Red Cross would.
Churches are not like Amazon, where they hire millions of workers world wide while using extensive public infrastructure, whereby taxing a billionaire at 70% would make a difference.
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Watching Star Wars with HATM, and I’m realizing that I have never quite figured out the timing of the boarding process at the end of rogue one and the beginning of new hope.
Also- I have never been clear why they didn’t shoot down escaping droid plane. If *eye* were a general boarding a plane in such a manner, I’d either shoot down anything that tried to leave or hunt it down and bring it back.
That general is like- oh just some escaping thing, let it be.
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so i rebelled a bit at having this conversation with a white guy, but it turns out that he had a lot of really great information that makes a ton of sense--
in particular that the single greatest indicator that a person wld participate in attack on capital was their belief in the idea that black and latino people were getting more 'rights' than white people and would be 'replacing' white people and taking white people's 'rights.'
it's at it's core an anti-immigrant sentiment, i think, but it twists and turns its way into every aspect of white supremacy--and this researcher said that the people most inclined to participate were people in biden strongholds, people who think they 'see' replacement happening.
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