Category Archives: Opinions & Reflections

The type of “client” that refuses to pay a sex worker

When you read the title above, you might think this is about a particular (stereotypically cisgender male) ¬†client who tricks and cheats sex workers; surely they exists, but this isn’t about them. This article is about the other type of … Continue reading

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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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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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