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Hey folks, that you for showing up and engaging with Mystro and his series on anti-natalism.  A mini-vacation from the regular duties around here for me was a nice little gift as the holiday season (read choral season) begins in earnest leaving little spare time or thought-cycles for the blogosphere.

Of course, a big thanks to Mystro for writing and hosting the blog this week.  :)

Regular programming shall resume now, as Mystro has other topics that demand his attention but I’m very sure he will be happy to continue any of the threads already started this week.  :)

To properly bring in the holiday season –

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The argument that transactivism is homophobic as well as misogynistic.

I’m pretty happy right now firmly in my middle age. Extending this period if I could…I think I would.

Gender Troubled…

tastethespring

Reader, I did it.  I sat down and read ‘Gender Trouble.’  NB, trigger warning.  It helps to read Sheila Jeffreys’ Unpacking Queer Politics first to ground yourself in love for lesbians, especially if you are one.

Butler’s avowed aim from beginning to end and throughout the book, is to destroy feminism as a politics of women’s liberation, and substitute a politics that takes as its starting point the irreducible fact of patriarchy as a ground of being.  (She does not quite avow the aim at the beginning, but says feminism is headed for destruction, and maintains throughout that feminism is fatally flawed because its political subject, women, does not exist as a coherent class.  She invokes the differences in women’s experiences including diversity of cultures in support of this premise, while ignoring the ways that feminism in fact responds to diversity while maintaining its project as the liberation of women, understood as…

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I like this song so much that you get to sample the original and a choral arrangement of the work.

Go go Enya. :)

Critical Blogging

Cisgender: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity corresponds with the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth. — Merriam-Webster

Gender Identity:

  1. the totality of physical and behavioral traits that are designated by a culture as masculine or feminine

  2.  a person’s internal sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male or female

— Merriam-Webster

Femininehaving qualities traditionally ascribed to women, as sensitivity or gentleness. — Dictionary.com

Masculine: having qualities traditionally ascribed to men, as strength and boldness. — Dictionary.com

I find these definitions interesting. Many of us are told by members of trans* community that we don’t understand how it feels because we’re “cis.” At first I accepted that. I am a cisgender male. Okay. My “gender identity” matches up with my biological sex. Cool.

But I…

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That feeling you get when you have a bad dream start to play out in real life…

Angry White Men

Border Wall Contractors

On August 31, 2017, the Trump administration announced its selection of four construction companies to build concrete prototypes of the President’s “big, beautiful” wall along the southern border.

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