Category: Queer

The advantages and disadvantages of being you: privilege vs oppression

Everyone has disadvantages and advantages in their lives based on aspects of who they are. Some disadvantages will override the advantages greatly and some advantages override the disadvantages greatly but just because a person may have advantages in their lives – doesn’t invalidate or negate the disadvantages in their lives. We should be able to discuss our disadvantages while remembering the advantages we still have so we don’t step over or render over peoples disadvantages invisible in an effort to make ours seem like the only one in existence. If you are a person who had disadvantages the affect your life greatly – I hope you have a great support system and friends and family who have your back.

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Laura Jane Grace vs TERFs

(This article is quite long – just saying. Feel free to comment on this article and of course, please like my facebook page if you want more content)

Front woman of the punk rock band Against Me! Laura Jane Grace is the latest target of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (or RadFems as they like to call themselves) baseless assertions this week.

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Book reviews!

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I’m going to start reviewing books on the blog ^_^ Here’s a taste of what I’ll be reviewing:

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Dear majority communities – you’re screwed

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There’s a lot of inter-community oppression and policing within the queer and feminist communities. Well minority communities in general it would seem.

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A letter to my fellow queers. You are powerful.

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Note: I use the word “queer” as a way to include everyone within the GLBTIPQA community.

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The TERF brigade changes the meaning of consent

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Trigger warning: The following screenshot features transphobia, lies, appeals to emotion, scaremongering and is generally insulting to people who have common decency and decorum. Further trigger warning: Talk of genitalia and surgery.

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The fallacy that there is no cis-privilege

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As a cisgendered person, I know that I have privilege. Hell, I have privilege in a lot of aspects of my life.
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Unpacking TERF arguments – nothing more than conspiracy theorist bunkum

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I’ve blogged about this numerous times but I need to unpack the sheer ludicrousness of TERF arguments, just so I can understand them a little better.
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Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism ideology – one massive logical fail

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There are several things I can’t wrap my head around in regards to Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism. As a cisgendered lesbian, I’m never going to have the same experience a transgendered person does. My gender identity aligns with my sex assigned at birth – however just because I haven’t experienced a misalignment between those two things, doesn’t mean someone else hasn’t and just because I myself am not transgender – that doesn’t mean I can’t find the following views to be discriminatory and utterly vile.
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I’m not discriminating except when I am

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Kevin Rudd’s sister, Loree Rudd, hasn’t been in the media spotlight for 5 minutes which has prompted her to say something utterly stupid in an attempt to have the bright light of public scrutiny focused on her again. She must be feeling unloved.

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How to get married if you’re a same sex couple in Australia

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So my partner and I have been in a relationship for ages now and have decided we want to get married, like a large majority of couples do. We both have our dream ceremonies that involve being in a registrar’s office, dressed all fancy because we’re both too lazy to plan and implement a massive ceremony, we’re both not religious so we want a secular ceremony and I have massive issues about being thrown into the spotlight and having everyone look at my large arse walking down an aisle. I don’t like being the center of attention but I do like my large butt.

So a ceremony in front of a judge and a few witnesses it is then.

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Oh you’re butthurt? I’m not sorry.

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Fuck me, what a day.

Seriously.

So I find a message from my partner telling facebook she got off the phone to a broker at her work, who went on a big antigay diatribe on the phone while she was trying to get him to do his job. I don’t know the specific outcome of the phone conversation but I really hope it went something along the lines of “Sir, your views are noted, my same sex wife and I will be happy to pass that along to the gay mafia”.

And then this happens on an atheist forum of all places:

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Safe Sex awareness isn’t working because people don’t care.

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An interesting observation.
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Drunkingly adopting children, the new frontier

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It really annoys me when people say that gays and lesbians shouldn’t be able to adopt, foster or have IVF treatments or have children in any way.

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How to achieve same sex marriage rights without resorting to emotion

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My parents have been married a long time. Nearly 26 years. I hope one day to be able to join them in this endeavour and be married to my partner for that long.

But I can’t.

Because I’m gay and gays in Australia can’t get married.
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Scared of change? Don’t leave your house

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I often wonder how many people who are against concepts like same sex marriage or transgender children are against them not because they are bigots but simply because they won’t be able to handle change.

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Questions for people against same sex marriage

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Once again there are morons on Twitter who deserve to be mocked relentlessly because they seem to think their public forum discussions are protected by free speech and by “free speech” they think no-one can disagree with them.

Yeah well, when your general arguments are lower than your shoe size, mocking is all I have because logic sure as shit doesn’t work on these people.

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The funniest fail you ever did see – when homophobia is so dumb, all you can do it laugh

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I came across this yesterday on Twitter and just had to repost it. It’s utterly lol worthy. I’m not going to go into refuting-mode because the original article does it better. Watch the video here.

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Keep your politics out of my sexuality

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I’m tweeting on Twitter as one does watching the feminist debates and radfem stupidity when I come across this article by Cathy Brennan. Cathy is a political lesbian (whatever the fuck that means) who seems to have some issues with other lesbians.

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Internet trolls are useful for something

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I’d love to do a research project on the Internet Troll.

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