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Anders @anderz ?

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"This study is simply not big enough to be trustworthy but the implications of publishing it are really scary. For one thing, queer people deserve the right to parent without having to prove themselves. For another thing, the assumption in [...]" · View
  • Anders commented on the blog post On violence, hate and gender non-conformity   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Brilliant, Jos.

    It is so hard to make our work include everyone. When we’re speaking as marginalized people, it’s even harder to include those with some kind of privilege over us. Well, friend, I learned it with you: When in doubt, do the harder thing. Thank you. I will be reposting this a lot.

  • Anders commented on the blog post Signs of a turning tide for LGBT rights   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Matt – agreed. This is not my victory. I’m a trans fag in a same-gender relationship, but legally we’re of the opposite sex since he’s changed his documentation and I haven’t. Also I have no plans to marry anyone for a variety of personal and political reasons. I often want to tell Teh Marriage Gays [...]

  • Anders commented on the blog post What does support for same-sex marriage say about LGBT acceptance?   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    I do think it’s important to keep class politics complicated here. Yes, the poorest same-sex couples will not benefit from marriage because they don’t even have jobs or housing, let alone jobs with health insurance they could extend to their partner, or housing they own and can pass on as property. However, many poor and [...]

  • Anders posted an update:   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    This study is simply not big enough to be trustworthy but the implications of publishing it are really scary. For one thing, queer people deserve the right to parent without having to prove themselves. For another thing, the assumption in queer communities our relationships are safe, that queer people don’t abuse each other, etc., is *extremely* harmful and pervasive. If this becomes a rallying point, the problem is twofold: one, we reinforce the ”prove you deserve to determine your own family” strategy that is not about justice but more often about privilege. For another, we reinforce the chance that a main reason children of lesbian parents aren’t reporting abuse is because they’re being given the following messages: that lesbian abuse doesn’t exist, and reporting lesbian abuse hurts the cause for lesbian civil rights. As a queer person and survivor of childhood abuse in a straight family, who’s been queer-shamed for speaking truths which supposedly ”threaten” the ”movement,” I am frankly terrified by this publication.

  • Anders became a registered member   3 years, 10 months ago · View

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