AWOLNATION – Knights of Shame (Audio) January 29, 2014
Worth the 12 minutes. Amazing!
#notyourtransstereotype January 13, 2014
A powerful piece and needed in media.
Originally posted on Papier Haché:
Being transgender, is, in pretty basic terms, a never-ending quest to assert and affirm the right to define oneself on one’s own terms in a world very intent on preventing one from doing so. It’s an emphatic denial of the identities thrust upon us by a society that defines us by our adherence to socially prescribed norms. For people who dare to defy these norms and refuse to be defined by an oppressive society, the punishment is , in turn, that same society attempting to define you by your deviance. As you can imagine, this is both exhausting and dehumanizing, and our society doesn’t take very kindly to defiance.
Last night I was thinking about some of these things after a search of the word “transgender” on twitter. I made note of the fact that the word transgender is used as a noun with a depressingly high rate of frequency…
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