Everything is unprecedented until it happens for the first time.Tom Hanks as Chelsey Sullenberger in Sully
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei
Without judging the writer, let me say that am a little baffled by this opinion piece that I stumbled upon just now. Perhaps it is simply that, being neither ciswoman nor transwoman, I am unable to relate to the argument of “Lesbians need to get the L out of the LGBT+ community.” That said, I think the author is defending a ciswoman’s right to be exclusively attracted to ciswomen. Taking the role of spokesperson for like-minded lesbians, she complains of pressure form gay and/or transgender community to consider transwomen as romantic candidates. With the caveat that no one has a right dismissively label another person’s opinion, I find myself in conflicting (dis)agreement. Continue reading “Lesbians and Trans(gender)(women)”
I am developing a site and business plan to sell skirt-advocacy apparel. Not just screen printed t-shirts, either. There will be some classy polo shirts and caps (and perhaps bumper stickers!) with catchy phrases and educational URLs. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, please suggest items and slogans in the comments below.
Tell your friends too!
Feedback = Market = Advocacy
Live the change that you want to see.
I was just recalling an incident several months back. I was at a club, rocking an awesome 15″ Gap or Ralph Lauren chino skirt. I found myself speaking with a group of three or four females when one of them rather abruptly asks me, “what do you have on under your skirt?” Continue reading “Double Standards”
In February 1999, four plain-clothes New York City cops shot and killed 23 year-old African immigrant Amadou Diallo more than 40 times in the doorway of his own home. Diallo was unarmed. The cops were acquitted of second degree murder. Continue reading “Amadou Diallo”
Hoy noche el Señor me llevó a un YouTube para acordarme del Salmo 56, y para que yo se lo adelante al mundo de creyentes también! Continue reading “Cumpliré los votos que te hice, oh Dios, y ofreceré un sacrificio de gratitud por tu ayuda”
I stumbled upon a politician’s Facebook meme yesterday that employed at least a hundred words to restate a very succinct bumper sticker of the 1980 : “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” This truth—that laws only regulate the law-abiding—is not true only of guns. Continue reading “Laws & Outlaws”
We made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther! Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek VIII
Which calls to mind this other memorable performance from the TV series.
There is a disaster on the horizon for Phuket, Thailand. Thousands dead and injured.