Category Archives: Opinions & Reflections

Dr. Strange and the turning back of the MCU to whiter times…

With some apprehension I went to see Marvel’s Dr. Strange… With a lot of apprehension really. All the whitewashing has really turned me off against it… The tl:dr version of my opinion is simple: Dr. Strange is a visually stunning … Continue reading

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Once upon a time… Marvel created “The white nation of Azania”

To those in South Africa, especially those who have been involved in the recent fallist movements as well as those who know South African history, this might seem a bit of a contradiction: “The white nation of Azania“. Yes, once … Continue reading

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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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A quest for an education, and the reality of being transgender

[CN: discussion on sexual assault and dead-naming] All I ever wanted was an education; that is really it. Ever since I was young, I dreamt about going to university, and studying something. What I wanted to study varied from engineering … Continue reading

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How the Facebook community standards are tools to silence voices from the margin

Facebook’s community standards and reporting feature, like so many on social media sites, is to “make people feel safe when using Facebook“*… But in reality this needs to be taken not just with a grain of salt, but an entire … Continue reading

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“For Us Only”: on safe spaces, exclusion, and privilege

[CN: examples of TERF arguments, and arguments about “reverse racism”] There is this quote, which I have been unable to find a source for anywhere: when you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. No example is more proof of … Continue reading

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