For Bella Lipson Tillis, my daughter at 2-1/2 years old…
Originator of "Sing!," a NYC high school... →
RIP, Bella Lipson Tillis. Without this woman’s vision, I would not be the woman I am today. Bella Lipson Tillis, thank you so much from the very bottom-most bottom of my heart. You taught me to SING!
TAL9000: How Not to be Predatory: A Guide for... →
gaymakeouts: Don’t ask a girl out unless you have a minimum of 15 character references attesting to her homosexuality and unless she has “gay” tattooed on her forehead. Otherwise you are preying on a straight girl. Don’t flirt with a girl unless she initiates it by walking up to you and… this is all true
Friendly Reminder that it's Asian/Pacific American...
cuzimshort: and I haven’t seen one media outlet acknowledge it. What else is new? Didn’t you know what a success Asian people are? We’re not a real minority. the above should be read in a voice dripping with sarcasm
The Girl Who Married The Moon: elk-in-the-forest:... →
elk-in-the-forest: blindmorphine: I really need to figure out some way of getting an altar space together.. :( I have literally nothing to set things on, a serious lack of space and no money to buy a shelf unit or something. I’m not crafty at all so this is really difficult for me….. I found my altar in the trash.
the infinite root of two
there is a loneliness that is without even the questionable comforts of solitude a life lived under glass suspended above the usual flow of human courses A equals A existence is identity identification, consciousness here am i laid bare stripped bereft of the touch of another alone among many on a disquieting stage my audience silent pain compels me not my own but that kept...
Work is Not a Virtue in Itself
I find myself today considering these two quotes from Niels Charlier, and a third that is attributed to Paul of Tarsus: “If people understood that there is no virtue in work itself, they would perhaps ask themselves the question, what is it really that is creating poverty.” “People work to create wealth, work itself is not a goal.” “For the love of money is the...
The environmentalists’ chief foe is productivism, the obsessive pursuit of...– Philippe Van Parijs, “A Basic Income for All”, Boston Review
Given the sexist division of labor in the household and the special...– Phillipe Van Parijs, “A Basic Income for All”, Boston Review
“For the man who, seeing the want and misery, the ignorance and...– Henry George, “Progress & Poverty”, 1879
The main argument for Universal Basic Income is founded on a view of justice....– Philippe Van Parijs, “A Basic Income for All”, Boston Review
Another Response to Lisa Vogel's Statement
Recently, I was asked to provide some background, and a reaction to Lisa Vogel’s recent public statement concerning the continuance of the trans exclusion policy, for an article concerning the Michigan Women’s Music Festival. Since there will inevitably be some editing of what I wrote, here is the text in its entirety. I am told the article will be published some time next month: ...
Why do we uphold labor as a uniquely moral proposition? It is clear that we hold...– Gemma Seymour-Amper, 27 April 2013
If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly...– Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)
vegansexy: Etymology is more complicated than looking at the Latin root of a word and translating it into English Etymology is more complicated than looking at the Latin root of a word and translating it into English Etymology is more complicated than looking at the Latin root of a word and translating it into English Yes, you also have to recite a dictionary definition without questioning...
Yet another TERFy troll ignored. It must be a day of the week. http://petticoat-rule.tumblr.com/ A new TERF troll with only 2 posts on its blog. Just so you know.
evantessuraea: Click a few dots, and this program will try to guess your age. batsymcchicken: whimsicalspecks: dustythewind: verifascinating: tinocka: jtotheizzoe: It’s part of an experiment to analyze how motor control changes with age. It guessed my age within a year (told me I had the clicking skills of a 31-year-old!). What about you? It guessed I’m 29. In reality, I’m 22....
2630) When you like cis-girls and you look at one...
tal9000: ericainchoate: amydentata: brinconvenient: paigeabendroth: I do this every fucking day. Oh, hello there, my life. See also: when jealousy gets in the way of keeping the relationship. am i like the only trans woman who’s attracted to women who *doesn’t* have this going on? i don’t want to be anyone else, thanks. Nahhh, me too Both. Always both. Trans lesbian here. :D
kfadich: choosechoice: stayy-strong-and-believe: I hate it when I see: “No uterus, no opinion.” when talking about a man’s input on abortions and birth control. How do you think babies are made? SPERM, FROM A MAN, has to involved. “No sperm, no baby.” Men should absolutely have a say so about abortions and birth control. They help make the baby, so they should be able to decide whether...
I find it amusing that, as a geolibertarian, I generally caucus with the left side of the aisle, and whenever I post something about protecting my right to keep and bear arms, my follower count takes a hit.
The next time you see something that's gendered, I...
Even if you think it should be gendered, I want you to do a little exercise. Come up with a reason why gendering it is better than not gendering it, and a reason why not gendering it would be better than gendering it. And, I want you to think about why it was gendered in the first place, because usually, the origin of its gendering was completely arbitrary, and may not have been the same gender it...