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active 3 years, 8 months ago
  • vassae commented on the blog post “Girls Shouldn’t Have Ideas.”   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    I can’t believe anybody could even think about trying to pass this off as “education.” What does this have to do with abstinence, other than joining along in the campaign to convince young women they should submit to patriarchal ideas about womanhood and women’s bodies?

  • vassae commented on the blog post Where’s the Burlesque in “Burlesque”?   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    I wasn’t really familiar with the actual concepts of Burlesque, so I guess I had a laywoman’s perspective. In that sense, the only thing I had much of a problem with was when Ali made the “nobody would know you’re really a guy” stab at Nikki. I didn’t really see why it was necessary either.

  • vassae wrote a new blog post: News flash: DADT repeal is NOT going to help transpeople   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    Word around the campfire is that DADT will finally be repealed after many, many years of queer servicepeople being discriminated against. It’s actually been the main subject of the last two pages of my inbox, including many quotes like this: "But as long as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are fired from our jobs, discharged from [...]

  • vassae wrote a new blog post: Thoughts on Trans Perception and Chasers   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    I am an openly, full-time, pansexual, polyamorous transwoman who attends a supposedly queer-friendly and "enlightened" liberal arts college. I’ve taken various steps to consolidate both my gender affirmation and perception, the most notable of which being the fact that I chose to move into the one women only residence hall (which had the added effect of [...]

  • vassae wrote a new blog post: Why Addiction is the Master’s Favorite Tool   4 years, 8 months ago · View

    If the means of oppression are the Master’s Tools, then his toolbox must be quite large to hold them all. The hammer and nails of social constructs, the various pins of racism, sexism, and the like, which he uses to push us down, are just some of the many tools that the Master uses, and hands [...]

  • (possible trigger warning) My college, Vassar, offers a sexual assault prevention education program through http://www.rad-systems.com/index.html which is "women-only." I emailed the sign-up list less than an hour after it was presented, and didn’t receive a reply on it until 8am the day of the class, when I finally demanded a response. As I’d feared, the Security officer who [...]

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