Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
I transgender. You transgender. He, she, it transgenders. They transgender. We transgender.
Hey, how's the transgendering of your car coming along? Yeah, my stepson says that all the cool kids will be transgendering soon. Have you transgendered your dog today?
Does this sound silly to you? If so, consider how silly you sound to me when you talk about "transgendered" people.
It's an adjective, folks--not a verb.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
"Whatever she was - transvestite, man, woman - she didn't deserve to die like that," one man said.
More exotification--treating "transvestite" (as if Ms. Lee were one!) as something separate from "man" and "woman"? It doesn't matter that it's someone else's words, since you allowed them to be quoted.
In conclusion, this is a pattern seen time and time again when trans murders are reported. API guidelines, which state that a trans person's identity and name should be used and honored, are thrown out the window; the focus is on the victim's attractiveness instead of the horror of the situation; and interview quotes are selected not to shed light on the person who died but to emphasize the otherness of the victim.
Friday, October 01, 2010
To The Dead Goddess, on Sisters Of Damnation Radio. Hymns To The Dead Goddess focuses on the women (trans and cis) of the
extreme music underground. Death, black, doom, thrash, sludge, grind,
crust--if a woman's making the pit go insane with moshing, you'll hear
it! Episode One features the music of Derketa, Hekseri, Iskra, Damad,
Addaura, and more. Visit http://www.sistersofdamnation.com/ to tune in! Podcast version
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
feeling frustrated that the things I care about--the things I retweet
from others--gets a harsh reaction from others. But that doesn't
impact the esteem in which I hold those of you who have made clear
your willingness to be my friend. Life goes on. Feel free to continue to follow me here--this will be as close to a
"Lilith Lite" as you can get. I may occasionally voice my outrage on
kyriarchical issues here, but the volume will certainly be lower than
it is on Twitter. Thanks.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and
Commerce, AKA The RSA. In their RSA Animate series, they take lectures
by RSA guests, and sketch out the ideas and concepts on a dry-erase
board using time-lapse photography to squeeze the sketching into the
space of the lecture, with appropriate pacing. It's a refreshing way
to supplement highly worthy ideas. Two of my favorites so far have been from Barbara Eherenbach: ...And Slavoj Zizek: You can view more videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/theRSAorg --
or read more about The RSA at http://www.theRSA.org A hat tip to http://anarchafemme.wordpress.com/ for first introducing
this series to me!
Monday, August 30, 2010
http://blip.fm/femmetal/ so those of you who like my postings of women
in metal bands have reason to rejoice. But even more so, I now have a radio station on Songza for women in
metal! Check out http://songza.com/listen/women-of-metal for more. I also have a black metal radio station on Songza--check out
http://songza.com/listen/darkness for the darker side of my musical
interests! And of course, I continue to post a daily Black Metal Of The Day song
at http://blip.fm/bmotd -- or search Twitter for the #bmotd hashtag. \m/ >.< \m/
Friday, August 27, 2010
Show nuff, Show will mess you up.
Here is proof. Here also is a pic of the Show regulars getting into a camera duel with me, to subdue me. Alas, one camera was not enough. Also, a very nice tapestry of the KPFA building.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Evidence for what promises to be a most bizarre two hours. I have no
idea what to expect. Neither should you. If you are in San Francisco, you can listen on KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley,
from 3-5 AM. If you're NOT in San Francisco, you can stream the show live from
KPFA.org--or wait until one of the many MP3 archives of the show is
updated. OR--call the show live at 510-848-4425 and join the twistedness! More details about Puzzling Evidence here: http://laughingsquid.com/puzzling-evidence/
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
I've been enjoying Posterous as a blogging platform so much, I have finally decided to tie Tumblr and Blogger into Posterous. Now, no matter how you're stalking following me, you can see the exact same chaos and disarray that I bring to every corner of the Internet.
Speaking of which:
This music video for the Sólstafir song, "She Destroys Again," was shot entirely using a 35mm SLR camera, with all effects manipulated manually. Digitalization was only used to organize the sequence of the shots. It's a very well done project, and clearly a labor of photographic love that I have been tempted to try--but only tempted. Oh, and I am really digging on Sólstafir. Great band. Do check them out!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The good news is, that group has been shut down.
The bad news is, searching Facebook for "kill hooker" or "kill prostitute" digs up plenty more groups where that one came from.
Some people think it's just a GTA reference. Some think it's funny, no matter what. And some apparently think that it's OK, because they were advocating death only for prostitutes.
So let me make this painfully clear:
I have friends who have been prostitutes.
I have lovers who have been prostitutes.
I know many women--trans women, lesbians, feminists, moms--who have been prostitutes.
As far as I know, I might have friends, lovers, or other acquaintances who are currently prostitutes--if so, I don't know because it's not my damn business, or because they're too ashamed of it to admit it. Nor does it matter.
The bottom line for me is, if you hate prostitutes, or act like they are beneath you, or think that prostitutes deserve whatever fate they get, or if you just happen to think killing prostitutes is funny--then in my mind, you hate me. Because there's certainly been enough desperate times when I've considered sex work. Which means, whether you intended it or not, you've made me a potential target.
If you're one of these people, do me a favor and disassociate yourself from me, completely, on every social network you know me on. I would rather be friendless and surrounded by enemies than be led to think I am surrounded by friends.
I'm dead serious. You better think about it.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
But if you needed an excuse to attend Norwescon--I have one.
I'm proud to announce that there will be a SubGenius panel at Norwescon 33, headed up by yours truly.
I'm working on all the little details right now, and I'll give date and time once that's more firm, as well as a list of panelists.
This won't be exactly like a SubGenius devival, although I'm sure a certain amount of ranting and insanity will be par for the course. But since it is a panel, we will expect and demand audience participation, which aught to make things even more rantilicious and insanitable. (...Um, yeah. That.)
Hoping to see you there!