Category Archives: anti-oppression work

Supporting CeCe McDonald

There is an event on Facebook today encouraging us to do whatever we can to support CeCe McDonald who was recently convicted for fighting back against transphobic attackers.  Her self-defense resulted in the death of one of them, and she’s … Continue reading

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Another Trans Woman Murdered… Why Isn’t it Big News?

When Trayvon Martin was gunned down walking home from a convenience store, we all heard about it.  It was (and still is) huge news, earning huge media response and outrage. On April 29th, Brandy Martell, an African American trans woman, … Continue reading

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It came from teh Internetz ….

A tour of blog posts, articles and other internet offerings that have caught my attention recently. First some news and happenings of interest to trans people and their allies: Transgender 101:  15 things to know:  quick and catchy, power point … Continue reading

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Don’t

Don’t. Don’t look at me that way, as if you know all you need to know about me. Stop. Don’t use that word, or those.  I don’t care what you think or how you were raised.  You’re wrong. I know, … Continue reading

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Changing the World Begins *here*

There is a lot I’d like to change about the world, a lot that frustrates me, plenty that makes me grieve for my fellow earthlings.  It’s easy to lay blame, to say ‘someone oughta do something!’, and I’m certainly guilty … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Busy with the New Year

Alrighty then.  After all this pondering energy and blockages and what I can do about it, it’s time to get pragmatic.  What am I gonna do, and how do I propose to do it? Before removing blockages, I must identify … Continue reading

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Occupy… Butch Voices?

No, no, I’m not suggesting people bring tents to the next Butch Voices conference.  I am suggesting there’s something to be learned from the Occupy movement that can be applied to other areas, including movements hoping to empower groups that … Continue reading

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New blog to add to the collection: Tranarchism

I found this blog via Jessie Lee (Gendercast) on Facebook, who posted a link to this article on ally-ship:  You keep using that word ‘Ally’.  I do not think it means what you think it means.  It’s short and sweet … Continue reading

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