I want to say something hopefully not too serious for National Coming Out Day.
At 15, my...
Since I am in a general human sexuality class currently - the first I have taken that involved a...
So now, people are talking about “HS fatigue”. “Tired of talking about this guy”, “oh gosh, are we still...
Youth: I think I’m [insert neurotype, sexual orientation, or gender expression].
Society: No you’re not. You’re too young to know that. You’re just going through a phase.
Adult: I think I’m [insert neurotype, sexual orientation, or gender expression].
Society: No you’re not. If you were, you would have known a long time ago.
Re: bell hooks and transphobia
See her essay on Paris is Burning. Here is a good discussion starting with Donna’s post.
Greer is another post (could I have had worse taste in feminism then?). bell hooks, Derrick Jensen, Mary Daly, Germaine Greer, other bloggers — it’s hard because many of the people who have most influenced me are a mixed bag. Take what is useful and be openly critical of the rest.I’m aware of Greer and Derrick Jensen, but this is the first time I’ve heard bell hooks listed among transphobic second-wave feminists. At this point, I don’t doubt that any feminist can be transphobic, considering feminism’s long history of it, but this really saddens me. A Google search turned up not a whole lot save for an unwieldy Tumblr thread. To be honest, I haven’t read her in a while, and the only book of hers I actually own is Feminism is For Everybody, which I’m going to re-read this week. I’ve put Outlaw Culture back into my library queue, but I’d really like to read some specific criticism of her work.