Everything in the world is about sex except sex. It’s about power.
- Adrienne Rich (via homosensuous)
Jack Halberstam - Queers Create Better Models of Success
okay, so this is from an old interview, and not everyone loves Halberstam, but I came across this yesterday and it was just, like, yes, yes, yes, because know your history. because every single sparkly gender or sexual identity is not actually that special, as it turns out, and I’ve been thinking about this a lot - especially thinking about why historic ways of identifying matter, and how that’s shaped my understanding of myself and also what LGBT/queer identity means in general. anyway the rest of the interview is alright.
(for the purposes of sourcing, I was looking thru the pages of saltmarshhag’s blog that are available on the waybackmachine yesterday, because I was feeling really nostalgic about her. funny [not funny] how some of the smartest people I know get run off tumblr. it happens all the time.)
“Outrageous transphobic ugliness from the Fox & Friends crew over at Faux Noise Fox News: on today’s broadcast, they aired a teaser for an upcoming segment about Pfc. Chelsea Manning in which they promised to discuss how she “wants to live the rest of his [sic] life as a lady” and how the big, bad, lubbrul New York Times is “helping him [sic] out” with that.
As if repeatedly misgendering Chelsea Manning wasn’t profoundly disrespectful enough, the Fox producers put photographs of Manning presenting as Bradley and as Chelsea side-by-side — with Aerosmith’s popular song “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” playing in the background. Seriously.”
(via The Bilerico Project)