Rex Monday

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  • The McDykepuffs are a Lowland clan, proud of our efforts in trying to repel the invading English in 1296. The smoke of our cannon (The "Puffs") rising over the defensive walls of our ancestral seat (Its "Great Dyke") lends us our name. Faggy is, of course, short for Evangelos.

  • The McDykepuffs are a Lowland clan, proud of our efforts in trying to repel the invading English in 1296. The smoke of our cannon (The "Puffs") rising over the defensive walls of our ancestral seat (Its "Great Dyke") lends us our name. Faggy is, of course, short for Evangelos.

  • Remember, Andy Ngo won't see your tweets where you're mocking him for looking like a trans man, but your trans male friends will, and they don't deserve to be told that they look like Andy Ngo. (Or wait, he will, because he namesearches, so - Hi buddy!)

  • i spoke to about the ongoing fight for an accurate birth certificate when you're a trans dad, and why he may be going to sweden for his second child my piece for :

  • "AWARE of being LGBT but hasn't told anyone", not unaware, even.

  • Do we have a word for the difference b/w "Not out (Doesn't know they have something to come out about)" and "Not out (unaware of being LGBT)"? Thinking of transness, the difference between (eg) "I think I'm cishet" and "I think I'm trans and gay, but can't tell anyone" is huge.

  • [weight] P sure they use weight loss as a measure of compliance too. I got made to lose a stone to qualify for revision surgery - even though I was *well* within the "acceptable BMI" - sent away for a year to do it...

  • Old train, New train, Borrowed train, Blue train

  • Because "My aunt's brother is my brother in law" could mean that two siblings married two totally unrelated people, or it could mean grim incest. (For that matter, why don't we have words for the siblings of non-blood aunt/uncles? Your... Aunts in law, basically?)

  • Forever frustrated that English doesn't have words to describe the difference between "My brother in law (my husband's brother)" and "My brother in law (my brother's husband)", never mind "My aunt (my mam's sister's wife)" and "My aunt (My mam's sister)"

  • I walked to school and really enjoyed the walk, especially because it was time away from adults (and as a 4yo, a twenty minute walk can feel like forever) but I'm not so green as to imagine that everyone lived on a friendly estate where there was an aunty living on every street.

  • For that matter, it's 30 miles from your hamlet to the school, and there's only two kids in it who go to school. Do you put on a bus, with only two passengers and has to drive 2x the distance (depot-village-school-depot), or just let their parents take them in?

  • Tell me you don't think disabled kids should have an education without telling me, etc. (Yes, plenty of disabled kids can walk to school or get public transport, but ones who can't are often already marginalised in other ways- Rural, wheelchair users, live in rough areas etc)

  • i remember a time when i was out as trans and had to explain to almost every person i met what a trans person was. now we live in a world where trans people are extremely visible, but sometimes it feels like all that did was make it easier for people organize around hating us

  • YouGov are like "which choccy biccy do Brits find cheekiest?" and "if there was a genocide tomorrow, who would deserve it most?"

  • Whole thread! This is why I bang on that queerness must by nature not be marketable - The second that it's a pretty colour gradient used to define types of people, or a spicy background for a supporting character, it ceases to be queer and becomes something else.

  • If the social relations of the West and nascent bourgeois/liberal world order being naturalized by the bioreductive sex relegations had been a tripartite system instead of a dual one, best believe we would have been confronting a gender trinary. If there's a way to somewhat...

  • expand those social relations, however, in the interests of preserving racial capitalism (and homonationalists have been all about that) then yeah Western science and government officials and media will shift their conceptions of gender for a lil bit to go beyond the binary

  • And this would not make them Queer. It would not make them liberatory. It would be nothing but cooption. When you understand that, you can understand why it's so easy for those momentary progressive expansions to be snatched away and the reassertion of binarism returns quick asl

  • It's also why simply relying on "science" to justify QTGNC liberation alone is dangerous. That was why the whole "gay gene' shit was a problem. Or the whole "trans people's neuropathways match their gender not their sex" conversation. Biology IS expansive but we are bios/mythos

  • And if there is a recognition of the diversity in the former, but the latter is still implemented on behalf of racial capitalism, Western imperialism, the State, they will only relate to "queer" understanding of biology in ways that conserve and serve the powers that be

  • That's incredibly limiting, it's only done when it's profitable, and when it's not profitable, it gets kicked from under your feet so fast you won't even remember that there was a time people could have "X" markers on their IDs.