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 50/50; meaning, 50 percent of the time I get a rude “are you a man?” while for the remainder I get a rude “are you … Continue reading Taking a pass on “passing”
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 in the ﬁrst instance; if we do not develop a complex understanding of the nature of what we are actually facing, we will end up… Continue reading When Myths Become Truths and confusion is the order of the day
Originally posted on onestabwrites:
I was at a talk the other day where a PAC/APLA veteran spoke at the District 6 museum. It was disappointing for a number of reasons but one thing that he said struck me in particular. He said that the armed struggle is over. That statement in particular struck a chord because I had been, before then, been thinking about some… Continue reading Armed struggle: What must now happen?
Adam Habib’s open letter, on behalf of the Senior Executive Team of the University of the Witwatersrand, justifying the use of a private security force to respond to continued #FeesMustFall protests has drawn quite a few critical responses. Most of these I agree with to a certain extend, and many ask serious questions that need to be interrogated. However, overall, I have felt that there … Continue reading On Adam Habib’s “order” and the entitlement of cis & trans women and non binary bodies
So, after outcry and backlash Cape Town Pride has decided to change their theme/slogan for 2016 Pride: “Brave Enough”… And with this they have missed the point completely. I have previously written about the need to shut Cape Town Pride down, but the theme of “Gay, Proud, Colourblind” was ever only the latest nonsense that has come from a group of white cis gay boys … Continue reading “Brave enough”… to be WHITE???