Monthly Archives: April 2016

Taking a pass on “passing”

I don’t pass. That is a simple fact of my life. As a trans woman, I simply don’t pass, and really, I’ve stopped both trying to and caring about it. Overall, I get “read” – on initial encounter – about … Continue reading

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On the patriarchal appropriation of Fallism and violent masculinity

Today, at a “secret” #FeesMustFall meeting at Whites – I mean Wits – University, Chumani Maxwele assaulted a Black Queer Woman and tried to strangle her… This “RMF Jesus”, as he has been positioned by aboKasibe, is out of control. Let me be clear: UCT: Rhodes Must Fall put forward three pillars that are central to the movement: Black Consciousness, Pan-Africanism, and BLACK FEMINISM… Now to hear that cisgender heterosexual patriarchs are saying the Fallist revolution is not feminist and does not care about queer bodies revisionist appropriation of the politics that we all committed to. This is not a debate, this is a fight for survival. Continue reading

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When Myths Become Truths and confusion is the order of the day

Originally posted on lindokuhlethefirst's Blog:
In a journal article earlier this year Achille Mbembe wrote the following “the questions we face are of a profoundly intellectual nature. They are also colossal. And if we do not foreground them intellectually…

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