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Your "email this user" button works, right?
Email. I consider this one pretty important.
Hey Blue I wanted to talk to you privately. The "email this user" button still working?
I saw a few posters today suggesting that people mark both male and female on the NZ census (which is tomorrow), in support of trans rights and related issues. I just did the census online and thus didn't have that option, but what do you make of the idea?
Nonbinary and intersex stuff isn't really my bailiwick, as I am neither. I'm always in favor of annoying statisticians, though.
Favorite factoid regarding people getting creative with the census: as I recall, in the 2000 US census, several hundred people claimed to use the "subway" in Cincinnati, despite the fact that Cincinnati has no subway.
What did those poor, innocent statisticians ever do to you?
Heya, could you please restore my sysop rights? Nutty Roux removed them, apparently because I joke-blocked Tmt (that, and he holds a serious grudge against me).
I prefer to keep my sysop rights largely to prevent people like him from blocking me, and also to assist in reverting vandalism as well as other menial site tasks.
Once upon a time I wrote this on a forum which seems relevant to your decision to debunk MRAs, tangentally if nothing else. Feel free to use. At some point I'll transfer it to my blog. If I were you though, I would ignore the comments and never go to the general forum. It's overrun by commies and nazis.
Check the daate stamp. I called it a week ago. Hope all is well, etc.
but he (I think he's a trans man, vs. she a trans woman - it's hard to tell from teh name, and the bio intentionally or otherwise does not use a pronoun) came up in my usual reproduction rights articles here. enjoy if it's new to you!
That article reads like something right out of the Postmodernism Generator.
I, like ListenerX, am rankled whenever someone uses words that I haven't approved of yet.
I thought the same first time I saw it, though it's not to do with the word use but more about the phrasing and how it's structured. Perhaps not as far as the po-mo generator, but certainly reminiscent of a terrible undergraduate essay in places. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something stylistic that makes it a P.I.T.A to read.
Whaddaya know, the first comment I see is by Cathy Brennan, and it's oozing with contempt. What does she even do? It's like every time someone is talking about transgender issues on the internet, she's there. Maybe Brennan is actually a bigoted AI that gained self-awareness as Janice Raymond's PC
I'm calling Poe on that HuffPost account. Or maybe she's actually gone insane. Either is possible.
Brennan's post reminds me of something Fred Phelps said about a transgender/"cisgender" couple in one of those infamous faxes of his: "These two fags want to have perverted sex with one another, so they pretend one of them is a woman."
Thanks for the link! The bio does say he's a he and I assume he's a trans man; interesting historical reading nonetheless. The larger thesis seems to be about the commonality between the women's reproductive rights movement and the activism, loosely-defined, of trans women as it manifests in the politics of people of color.
I thought the article's point was that focusing on abortion rights discounts the concerns of trans-women to whom abortion rights mean diddly-squat.
A trivial interpretation, I think.
"[N]o matter how one physically occupies the identity of a woman, the threat of economic hardship as a product of structural racism and misogyny, inevitability regulates their sexuality and how they engage their bodies in sex. / It also points to the historical similarities of community mobilizing that exists amongst all women of color..."
Well, if he is a trans man, it means he was once a she, and Cathy can doubly jump in a lake, cause he (then she) has not only seen the issues of being tran, but also knows what abortion rights mean to the world's women. NOt that a man born man, or woman born man couldn't know that. I'm just saying "he gets it".
"Well, if he is a trans man, it means he was once a she..." And now I expose my ignorance. Is it the case that all "trans" people have at some point in their life changed sexes, if that's what you mean there? I was under the impression that "trans" could simply mean "not fitting into the gender binary."
Postmodern gender terminology is a mess. Whatever impressions you have, there's bound to be a group that disagrees. This means that you're never quite sure what a person's history is based on the terminology applied to them. @Godot - I don't know. I tend to be sceptical of the idea of "universal sisterhood", as I'm sceptical of any claimed mutually exclusive qualities of something like gender.
Didn't say anything about universal sisterhood. but if he was once biologically a she, she could have gotten pregenat. This is not a dis on women who were genetically male once, but it is a reality all women share. Doesn't make it more or less "real", just a shared reality.
TOP, i think i should have used "bioligically" there, to make my argument. my point was if he was once biologically a healthy woman (had all the parts, montly cycles, etc) than even if you don't "feel" like a woman, you are still aware of the reality that you can get pregnant if you are raped. it's something that passes all women's mind, i think, at one time or another.
Blue decided that being a moron is the best way to illustrate a point.
Blue blocked a user for violating signature standards, even though the standards don't mention the alleged offence and aren't mandatory anyway. The large signature is some form of "What would happen if everybody did it?" strawman.
Why are you calling me a moron? I've clearly done nothing wrong.
Why are you unblocking? He asked to be blocked.
I don't think he specified a length of time even if his words are interpretable as a request to be blocked. I'd prefer to get a clearer result of the discussion before enacting any permanent solution.
His comments seem to show that he intended to be "banned" permanently, rather than "blocked" temporarily.  Can't we leave him blocked until we sort this out? Because I am not optimistic that we will succeed any time soon, and in the meantime he isn't going anywhere.
Hi, I've done a translation of [[Template:Welcome] at User:Jean 5 5/bienvenue, can you see it and tell me what do you think about it? thanks.
Actually, I think I'm not. But whatever.
Oh, joyous. Your talk page messages are coming up as new messages to me