In post-fidget spinner America, are stims more acceptable?

November 👸 [they]: I guess my point is there's not just one way to express yourself as a trans person, and I don't appreciate people assuming that there is.

November 👸 [they]: Sure, they made a deeply personal film that also happens to be one of the most influential films released in their lifetime, but when will they get a chance to really express themselves?
November 👸 [they]: I get that being able to openly say "hey yall, I'm a woman, please address me that way" is a big thing. but um...so is directing the most popular movie on the planet and filling it with all of your personal struggles and goals?

November 👸 [they]: I don't like this implication that there's some dichotomy between trans people who have come out and started the medical treatments, vs trans people who are trapped inside themselves. They also made the Matrix before they Officially Came Out™ and I don't know how you could say they were "trapped inside themselves".

November 👸 [they]: I'm pretty sure the author of this article is cis and has a limited understanding of queer issues, but I'm really annoyed by the framing that the Wachowskis were "trapped inside themselves" because they hadn't "come out" when they made Bound. I wouldn't consider anyone who wrote and directed a film like that trapped inside themselves.

November 👸 [they]: " The journey begins with Bound, in which they are still trapped inside themselves, but there is still a light at the end of the tunnel. In the subsequent The Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer, and Jupiter Ascending, the sisters weave massive, epic tales about discovering one’s true self."

Disrupting transnormativity, Wachowskis edition, featuring my partner November. [text transcript in replies]

Honestly it's completely bullshit that entire families and communities were completely displaced, and an arbitrary border drawn through the middle of these communities, and they're supposed to respect that fantasy line???
Fuck that! The world is older than 400 years, entire civilizations older.
If moving here, however they do it, makes their quality of life better, they should move here. They are morally obligated to move their children here if they feel it best for their family's well-being.

I'm grateful that I work with a team who all regularly show respect and appreciation for each other's contributions. Now imagine if the workers controlled the means of production and everyone could have this positive experience!

capitalism, anti-homeless policies 

For people looking for an alternative to Facebook events that isn't spammy like evite and the like, I recommend checking out gath.io

It requires no login, basically you provide an email address, you get a unique editing URL, you make a nice looking event form, and people can RSVP there. Your event and all related info is deleted from their DB 2 weeks after the event is over.

If the cis all want to give up their own genders first for The Cause, I'll be happy to follow.

PSA from a non-english language first person on changing or replacing language for political reasons 

alcohol 

With numbers of migrant workers declining, agricultural giants are now shifting towards the use of prisoners to fill the void. Under the 13th amendment, prisoners can be worked like slaves by the State and do not have to be paid. hcn.org/articles/agriculture-f

Hey, remember when we pushed for CEO compensation transparency, and then CEOs began demanding ever increasing compensation packages? The flaw was in assuming that people without power could do anything with more information - you need to give them the tools to actually fix the situation. Simply forcing health care providers to disclose the costs of care is about as equally ineffective, unless you introduce actions against excessive costs.

review.chicagobooth.edu/accoun

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