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tara-j
Feb 26 2015
3

Part of the reason I tend not to be live-and-let-live on the subject is exactly the example of the straight kinky people. Not just them — I've literally seen arguments from "childfree" people arguing that by virtue of not having children, they deserve to be recognized as "queer". There really is no end to cis/hetero Read more

Feb 26 2015
5

Well, listen, as Hermione said, first of all, for a marginalized group to be grouped together it must share oppression. LGBT people all share oppression. The methods in which they are oppressed and the reasons for their oppression are shared (gender and homosexuality). In the venn diagram, all these groups overlap Read more

Feb 24 2015
9

You're right that oppression doesn't have to be equal or happen in the same way for both groups to be considered marginalized. But that's not exactly the issue with aces being considered "queer" - it's that, in calling them queer, there is an argument that their oppression is both more or less equal, and happens in Read more

Jan 19 2015
1

Don't apologize, thanks for bringing this up. I studied psychology, and nowadays, no respectable psychologist would consider gender dysphoria a mental disorder. This is in stark contrast to the past, where both gender dysphoria and homosexuality and many other things were considered "disorders", a shameful history Read more

Jan 16 2015
1

I already think that much of this, if not all of this, is coming from concerned cis women allies and trans men/FAAB non-binary folks. As I've said, I doubt there are enough trans women at Mount Holyoke for this to be from them. I don't see any issue with performances, monologues, that revolve around women and their Read more

Jan 16 2015
1

But I don't think altering the performance means getting rid of absolutely *any* mention of vaginas in the show (and if it does and that's really what the student body was asking for, then that pressure has got to be coming entirely from trans men who don't want their bodies to become "womanized" by such a Read more

Jan 16 2015
2

The problem is that you're literally not allowed to change one thing about the script and still call it "The Vagina Monologues." It doesn't mean you can't do something in a similar vein, which is where everyone seems to be missing the critical fact that the students are still putting on a production that's extremely Read more

Jan 16 2015
19

Seriously? As a trans woman alumna of a women's college, I was with you kinda sorta until "RIP women's colleges." My personal view is that anyone with any experience of womanhood, whether applied or internalised should be welcome at a women's college. And that includes FAAB non-women (trans men and non-binary folks). Read more

Jan 13 2015
5

I tend to leave the identification of how one uses "male" or "female" up to them individually. It seems like you're using MTF to talk about a person who had a penis and had sex reassignment surgery to replace it with a vagina. One of the difficulties of speaking about trans people is that there are just so many labels Read more