Hey everyone! Tonight we’ll be meeting at 7pm in the Stephen Donaldson Lounge (Furnald Basement) to help plan this Friday’s Anti-Fashion Show! All are welcome to the meeting tonight, and also to the event on Friday (more info here).
This year, GendeRevolution will be hosting our second annual Anti-Fashion Show on Friday March 7th at 8pm in the Lerner Party Space. This event is a space for trans and queer folks (as well as allies!) to question norms around gender identity and expression, sexuality, body type and size, race, class, and ability. All are welcome to participate. The link to sign up is here: tinyurl.com/GRfashion14
We will also be holding a clothing swap after the show, so bring clothing to swap with other attendees!
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The photo links to our facebook event page, where you can RSVP. Non-Barnumbia students are more than welcome to attend and participate!
Hi friends! This coming Tuesday, GendeRevolution will be having the second part of our sex and relationships discussion.
Come join us for a romantic dinner (yes, there will really be dinner, with vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free options) as we discuss different kinds of relationships and how our identities factor into them.
The Stephen Donaldson Lounge (SDL) is an accessible space. Anyone with a CUID can enter—if you’re Barnard, just let the guard know you’re going to the lounge.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at email@example.com!
if the one defining characteristic of your feminist art practice is praising the vagina — any vagina — all vaginas — and calling it resistance (throw sum glitter on that too, because #femme) find you incredibly boring as a person and also reductive
women are not vaginas some women don’t have vaginas also glitter as the over arching symbol of femininity in art is also kind of boring to me. like i think it can be cool in the idea of feminist terror (it will go everywhere and heaven knows what it will become, sarte living thru glitter particles, i get it) but it’s mostly just
lazy and the easiest metaphor to make
people are more than their genitalia a political movement and identity is more than yr genitalia can we move on
friendly reminder that trans people who choose not to update their gender on facebook to include their trans identity are still trans.
friendly reminder that trans people are not “lying” or “deceiving” anyone by selecting “female” or “male” without any qualifiers.
friendly reminder that trans people do not owe anyone a public declaration of their gender or trans-ness.
friendly reminder that trans people’s safety and wellbeing is always the first priority.
Q:What do you think about Jared Leto and the Dallas Buyers Club?
I … ah. This one is complicated.
Let me start by saying two things that most complaints don’t mention. First of all, this is a movie that brings up a story that isn’t being told a lot, and it should at bare minimum get a small little golf clap for that. Trans stories in the movies usually don’t even get the dignity of a name, let alone the depth of a major supporting character.
Let me say next that I am a Jared Leto fangirl. Thirty Seconds to Mars pulled my ass through a lot in high school. Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Lord of War - he’s on my short list for favorite actors. He’s capable, ranging, and he’s taken some of my favorite roles to amazing places.
But Jared Leto should not have taken this role.
There’s a fervor that came up after this came out, asking why a trans woman wasn’t picked for the role, and honestly if a trans woman was playing a trans character in a major cinematic release I would have seen it multiple times. But I don’t have a problem with a cis person playing a trans person.
What I have a problem with is a man playing a trans woman.
The reason people treat trans people like crap is, frankly, they see trans women as men in dresses, and not as “real” women. It’s the core of all of our problems - our murder rate. Our homelessness rates. It’s the reason 91% of trans women have lost a job because they’re trans - and I’m sadly on that list. Even our suicide rate boils down to this perception problem.
Transgender issues are still very much new to a lot of people. To a lot of movie goers, because of the fame of the actors involved and the amount of publicity that Dallas Buyers Club had, this is going to be the first time they learn about trans issues.
And you have a man in a dress. Playing a character who never corrects anyone when she’s misgendered, not even her friends. With a lot of problematic things throughout. I’m not going to give a blow by blow about why they miss the mark on a number of trans issues. But there’s a problem with how trans women are viewed in this country and this isn’t helping the problem. At all.
Jared, I’m a fan. I’m a big fan. I don’t think you took this role out of anything other then out of a want to bring light to an issue you didn’t know that much about. And I understand why you are confused by the reaction of the transgender community, because you are trying to bring light to issues others aren’t.
But you did something wrong. And it is, frankly, immature of you to say that we aren’t ‘appreciating’ what you did. We were hurt by this, even if your intention was to help, a lot of trans folks were hurt by having one of the few chances for a trans story to be seen on the screen being told in such a problematic way. Being a good ally means listening when the group you are an ally to says “you’re hurting us.”
Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others.
This is the most important thing to understand: something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others
I recently had someone say to me, “Well X group can’t just expect us all to be mentally updating our list of words that are insulting to them.” I was like “Yes… they can?” It’s not “ooooh evil political correctness,” it’s basic human decency.
Join GR at 7pm tomorrow night in the Stephen Donaldson Lounge (basement of Furnald) for the first part of our Sex and Relationships discussion! It’s going to be a good talk and we hope you show up for it :)
these are community folks that need help.
a black queer couple needs help getting stable housing. one of them is currently a high school teacher and is full time teaching while also living out of the car she has lived out of with her partner for the last two years. please help these folks if you can.
so the last final i did in my last semester of college was for intro to women’s studies and it was a presentation on stuff we took away from the semester
what i took away was “y’all are bad at doin history”
also important to note, Janice Raymond is to be blamed for having trans health care removed as medically necessary in the States. Prior to that, GRS and/or HRT could be covered under insurance policies, but due to Raymond’s meddling,thousands of transgender USians are left w/out a means of paying for surgery or hormones.
and her thesis adviser was none other than noted transmisogynist mary daly
Oh wow. Had no idea.