i will never use a ref!!
i will not be broken!!!
teammates never to be beat!
it’s been very windy
Facebook deleted my primary account without warning yesterday and has rejected my submission of my government-issued state ID/explanation of extenuating context. They have also disabled every effort I have made to make a new account.
This is silencing. I am not the only trans person this has happened to. Facebook is targeting—either directly or indirectly, through the easily abused “report” functionality—at-risk users, including trans people, sex workers, survivors, and activists/advocates. Evidently, Facebook doesn’t think these identities are “authentic.”
Are we not all entitled to the same rights to privacy and identity? If Facebook wants to brand itself as a “positive force,” should it not emphasize the protection of at-risk users? This cannot be tolerated.
I don’t know if everyone has heard about this, but D. Dragonetti, a non-binary trans person who has been facing a lot of online harassment after outing people in the Alt-Lit community as abusers, has had his facebook account repeatedly shut down after being reported to facebook staff as using a false name.
Just in case anyone thought that facebook’s photo-ops with drag queens signaled a real commitment to ending their policy of enabling harassment of trans persons using their community reporting system and wasn’t just a PR stunt orchestrated to get trans people to shut up
Over the past month, a number of disturbing revelations have come to light within the Canadian literary community
READ THIS AND UNDERSTAND: "…quite simply, when a woman tells you a man you know is an abuser, trust her. It doesn’t matter if he’s “always been nice” to you – don’t give him the benefit of your doubt. Don’t protect his “literary genius.” Don’t publish or review his work, don’t sign him up for your reading series or festival, don’t buy his books, and don’t continue to support his ability to victimize the voiceless. Don’t value politeness, or avoiding conflict, or your career over the safety of the traumatized. Don’t knowingly make spaces intolerable for the abused. And don’t ever tell a woman where or how she’s allowed to tell her story.”
I struggled not to put this quotation in all caps, because how often does someone say, “well it’s not my experience, so I’m not going to change my treatment of this person based on yours,” or “that’s his personal life, it doesn’t affect our business relationship,” or “it sounds like a misunderstanding to me.”
Literally get the fuck out of my life if you can’t see how you’re enabling this shit — and yeah, every one of those examples has been said directly to me.
British-Somali songwriter, feminist, and musician Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, also known by her stage name Poly Styrene, is most notably known for being the founder of punk rock band X-Ray Spex.
She was born in Bromley, London, and ran away from home at the age of 15 with just in her pocket, hitchhiking from one music festival to another. This adventure ended when she stepped on a rusty nail while bathing in a stream and had to be treated for septicaemia.
After seeing the Sex Pistols performance at the Pier Pavillion Hastings on her 19th birthday she thought that anyone could do what they were doing and so decided to form her own Punk Rock band, putting an ad in the paper calling for ‘young punx who want to stick it together’, and that was the beginning of X-Ray Spex. She eventually became a passionate feminist and posted a blog dedicated to women’s rights and defense of women.
She was described by Billboard as the “archetype for the modern-day feminist punk”; because she wore dental braces, stood against the typical sex object female of 1970’s rock star, sported a gaudy Dayglo wardrobe, and was of mixed race. She was “one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history, male or female”.
Needless to say, she was a total bad ass.
she’s also bipolar. role model <3
'Charlie & Adele' 2014
trying to make new tones