At the movies this weekend, a large family seated in front of me commented on the Malefecent trailer (not really my cup of tea). The parents authoritatively stated that she was “ugly” “soooo ugly”, and the older kids parroted them. Their youngest however defiantly expressed that she was “beautiful!” in a tone that left no doubt that she understood her family to be really, really dumb. Solidarity, sister.
and it’s amazing
but wait there’s more
omg and then
"Why, is your nose bigger than your dick?" OMFG so good!
Americans have been increasingly socialized to equate inattention, anger, anxiety, and immobilizing despair with a medical condition, and to seek medical treatment rather than political remedies. What better way to maintain the status quo than to view inattention, anger, anxiety, and depression as biochemical problems of those who are mentally ill rather than normal reactions to an increasingly authoritarian society.
The reality is that depression is highly associated with societal and financial pains…
In an earlier dark age, authoritarian monarchies partnered with authoritarian religious institutions. When the world exited from this dark age and entered the Enlightenment, there was a burst of energy. Much of this revitalization had to do with risking skepticism about authoritarian and corrupt institutions and regaining confidence in one’s own mind. We are now in another dark age, only the institutions have changed. Americans desperately need anti-authoritarians to question, challenge, and resist new illegitimate authorities and regain confidence in their own common sense.
In every generation there will be authoritarians and anti-authoritarians. While it is unusual in American history for anti-authoritarians to take the kind of effective action that inspires others to successfully revolt, every once in a while a Tom Paine, Crazy Horse, or Malcolm X come along. So authoritarians financially marginalize those who buck the system, they criminalize anti-authoritarianism, they psychopathologize anti-authoritarians, and they market drugs for their “cure.”"
An independent studio hopes to bring the world of video games its first fully developed female transgender character in Bloom: Memories.
This game looks beautiful! It also looks like they’ll be making the first decent trans woman in gaming history. I checked out the Kickstarter and I’m so torn. Seriously I wish I actually had a real job so I could put more towards this project. I can’t even begin to describe how much I’d like to a meet a trans woman who’s a game designer that’s actually in industry. I have the ability to donate $500 but I don’t think I could justify it since I’d be half of my funds, even $210 seems like a stretch. I’ll probably end up biting the bullet though and picking something in $99-$210 range.
fUCK THIS GAME LOOKS AMAZING tTRANS WOMAN REPRESENTATION REFSDIO AND THE MUSIC IS SO GOOD AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO HURT ANYTHING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO i just cant GAMING SHOULD BE THIS dsbl;efds
Just 14 hours left on the Kickstarter!
Reminder that community involvement correlates to increased depression in trans women.
In other words: people hate trans women so much that community involvement wears us down. Communities that regenerate and heal trans women are outliers. Trans women that get enough social esteem in other communities to make those communities good for them are against the grain.
This is true even though social interaction and acceptance is, for many people, a basic need.
Communities (any community) fail trans women so utterly that it is less depressing to go without community involvement than to try to involve yourself in one.