simone de beauvoir dumpstered biological essentialism by pointing out that biological facts dont exist in a vacuum but are encased in cultural valuation of those facts
e.g. if it is a biological fact that men are on average and on the whole physically stronger than women, this fact would not have any bearing on the treatment of women in a society that did not value the ability to physically dominate.
It is so heartening to see such a powerful counterresponse. Stay strong ✊✊✊
LARGE group of people wearing red shirts and carrying red flags have arrived in area designated by police for anti-KKK protesters. One man with a megaphone shouting the anticapitalist chant. Some have covered their faces with bandanas, but not seeing any weapons at this moment
my brain: Vamos vamos vamos vamos adelante para que salgamos de la lucha avante porque nuestra patria grita y necesita de todo el esfuerzo de los zapatistaaaaaaaaaaaa
let me be clear, shit is dire and revolution is extremely necessary at this point. I don’t want to minimize the shit anyone is going through. but I also realize that psy ops is a huge part of the right wing death cult’s war on queer folks, and I’m not letting them convince me and my trans family that living our truth is futile. we ARE the pissed off cockroaches, and we’re going to keep finding reasons to live and thrive and fight
a lot of that emotion has been renewed by twitter being kind of a minefield full of trans folks posting “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” shit right now. which, idk, maybe we are, but I still need to function without wailing and gnashing my teeth 90% of the time. kind of running on a cocktail of hope, stubbornness and spite towards the system right now and I don’t need a zillion posts telling me how pointless that is
Take a moment to protest the monstrous rule stripping away protections from our transgender friends. Protections that prevent them being denied medical care when dying of injuries.
This is important.
here is the first part of a fantasy story about an enby lizard named dhutlo🦎
(i wrote it for a pathfinder game but i enjoyed writing it so much that i want to share it)
chanting “the wheel must break” for hundreds of years but it only spins faster
living in america like riding a roller coaster that fell off the rails so long ago that the sensation of freefall became indistinguishable from the sensation of being alive
demoware given life and also anxiety
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