Tag Archives: avery edison

I Hear Them Breathing: Trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance

Tweet2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises of that debauched liberal currency known as “tolerance.” That awareness has stretched across a long, polychromatic gauntlet, from [...]
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Patriarchy’s Skeleton: What Avery Edison’s Case Reveals about Borders and Prisons

Tweet As if the world needed a timely reminder of why independent social media retains paramount importance, comedienne Avery Edison was taken into custody by Canadian authorities at Toronto Pearson International Airport and drawn into the maw of impersonally exercised state power. And yet, that power was also, on another level, executed in an avowedly [...]
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Stakes is high: Playing catch up on trans issues

TweetOver at The Daily Banter, Oliver Willis would like everyone to calm down and be kinder to people who may not be up on trans issues. He writes: In the last few months or so I’ve noticed that the issue of transgendered people* and how to discuss them and reference them has become more prevalent. This [...]
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