“Femme is intentionality. When you compliment my outfit, you are appreciating my taste, my resourcefulness, my creativity, my sense of adventure, my liberal application of glitter, my choice to wear sequins with sequins.”—
“Deep thought of the week: balance is never static. Even in ideal conditions of a balanced life, we’re always moving, be it imperceptible shifts or wild swings of the pendulum.”—Truth from my friend Kendra.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”—Reiner Marie Rilke
“The thing is, it’s patriarchy that says men are stupid and monolithic and unchanging and incapable. It’s patriarchy that says men have animalistic instincts and just can’t stop themselves from harassing and assaulting. It’s patriarchy that says men can only be attracted by certain qualities, can only have particular kinds of responses, can only experience the world in narrow ways. Feminism holds that men are capable of more – are more than that.”—On claiming to be a stupid man who doesn’t know anything « Zero at the Bone (via grrlyboy)
I have heard what the talkers were talking, The talk of the beginning and the end. But I do not talk of the beginning or the end. There was never anymore beginning than there are now, Nor any more youth or age than there is now, And never be any more perfection than there is now, Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now. Clear and sweet is my soul, And clear and sweet is all that is not my soul. I welcome every organ and attribute of me Not an inch, Not a particle of an inch is vile to me. I am satisfied – I see, I dance, I laugh, I sing! I will go to the bank of the river in the woods And become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it all to embrace me. I am obsessed with the agony and ecstasy of this life! It all amazes me!
When: Tuesday, February 7, ALL DAY
Where: From home, work, wherever you find yourself!
What: Call Michael Freeman at 612-348-5540, fax at 612-348-2042, and email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Marlene Senechal at 612-348-5561, fax at 612-348-3061, and email at email@example.com
Remember to remain polite but assertive. Some key points to mention in your calls, emails, and faxes are:
* Identify yourself as a supporter, friend, family member, or community member calling about Ms. Chrishaun McDonald’s case.
* Tell the County Attorney’s Office why you’re concerned: Ms. McDonald was the target of a hate crime, but she was singled out for aggressive prosecution after the attack.
* County Attorney Freeman has declined to press charges in cases like this at least three times already this year. Remind him that he has the power to drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.
* Tell Freeman and Senechal not to side with Ms. McDonald’s white supremacist attackers: drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.
Tell Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Assistant Attorney Marlene Senechal to take a stand against hate, racism, and transphobia. Tell Freeman and Senechal to DROP THE CHARGES against Chrishaun McDonald!”—
[WARNING FOR FIRST LINK IN POST: detailed talk of violence (by the attackers & by the “justice” system) against a black trans woman — assault/cissexism/racism/misogyny/racist, cissexist & gay-bashing slurs/misgendering/victim-blaming/abuse in prison]
Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years (1998) by B. Bigelow and B. Peterson The Latino Condition: A Critical Reader (1998) by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic Critical Race Theo…ry: An Introduction (2001) by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic Pedagogy of the Oppressed (2000) by P. Freire United…
“Just as young people need scientifically accurate sex education to keep them safe, so we need accurate relationship education to keep us sane. In order to move forward constructively, we need a multiplicity of relationship models to inspire and reassure us. We need trans couples on TV, we need non-monogamy champions, we need people married 40-plus years like my parents, and we need Stevie Nicks who, at 62, is purposefully single so that she can “always be free”.”—Jessica Mack (Women can be independent and intimate | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via sexisnottheenemy)
“I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love. I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful.”—Unknown (via bruisedclit)