What We Missed

Tobi Hill-Meyer does a great job making a point that should be obvious: critical thinking about cisnormativity and sex is not the same thing as coercing you to sleep with trans folks (folks have had a hard time grasping this point when I’ve written about the topic).

Cord Jefferson wrote a piece about child-rape that is a major fail. Ta-Nehisi Coates responds. A warning that this whole thing may be triggering.

For the first time in 25 years, Chicago teachers have gone on strike.

Hollister models are accused of mocking Asians at the opening of their new store in South Korea.

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  1. Posted September 11, 2012 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    I read through Tobi’s post, then both of yours (I’d read the first one before, but not the response) as well as the entire slew of comments to date on both.
    My conclusions from the perspective of a trans woman?

    I don’t care if people don’t want to date me or have sex with me.
    You know why?
    Because I am beautiful, loyal, elegant, sassy, caring, sexy, smart, shiny, loving, kind, fair, graceful, friendly, fiery, funny, strong, smiley, creative, talented and utterly indomitable.
    For every person who doesn’t want to date me, there are fifty more who will.
    Even if there wasn’t anyone who wanted to date me (though I’m all loved up already) I would still be the same amazing person I described with the adjectives above – and quite capable of being fulfilled with or without someone to date me.
    If you’re not attracted to me purely because I’m trans, it doesn’t matter, because I deserve someone better than you.
    And I have someone better than you :-)

  2. Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Something I don’t think I’ve seen posted here yet, a pregnant rape victim in Turkey denied an abortion catches and decapitates her rapist and parades his head through town:


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