shit i am tired of
cis people get pronouns. trans people get preferred pronouns.
cis people get a gender. trans people get to identify as a gender.
these are microaggressions designed to undermine and invalidate who we know ourselves to be, and to reinforce the perceived inauthenticity of trans people.
this is always harmful, and for some, primarily trans feminine people and esp trans feminine poc, it can be dangerous or deadly.
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."
Here is one of my dogs comforting her sister during a storm
"I was afraid to be alone, and now I’m scared that’s how I like to be."
"Let’s go in the elevator and take selfies with my poster"
Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System →
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.
And this why it’s called the prison-industrial complex — it’s an industry, making money by filling prison beds, in this case literally selling kids (let’s take a guess at the racial makeup of those kids, hmmm) directly to prison corporations.
The pipeline starts with cops, harvesting kids not only from the streets but through foster homes, juvenile centers, targeted schools and neighborhoods, then moving along through lawyers, judges (like this fucker in the linked article), politicians, social workers, government bureaucrats, county jails, detention centers, all the way to the prison corporations, probation officers, parole boards, election bureaus (prisoners increase a county’s electoral power). A sprawling complex which has become one of the USA’s big areas of capitalist growth aside from the machinery of war.
And remember, this one dude here got caught, but for every case of corruption that gets exposed, a similar scam is probably in operation through ten or a hundred other people who are getting away with it.
(Source: azspot, via tofuboots)