Beyond Another Gender Binary

Who gets to be femme? Who is actually oppressed? Who is femme enough to be considered oppressed? Are all women femme?

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Destroy Gender 2: Responses and Reflections

CLICK HERE for a print-ready PDF of the complete Destroy Gender series. It’s been a few months since I published Destroy Gender, during the rise of gender nihilism discourse in radical circles (I remember having Baedan 1 and the Anti-Manifesto in mind while writing).  What I would like to add to Destroy Gender has been covered in Baedan…

Fuck Stiegemeyer, Fuck the Patriarchy, Fuck the Peace Police

Even if Stiegemeyer has no personal malice towards trans people, his de-legitimization of gender transition is an invitation for others to engage in even harsher attacks on our experiences and our bodies. Make no mistake: we trans people are in a war for survival whether we like it or not. We are dying by the hundreds and thousands.

Reality isn’t Safe: PSSC’s Response to “Milogate and Anxiety-Mongering at Pitt: An Open Letter to PSSC”

We are queer and cisgender folks, poor and wealthy, neuro-atypical and neuro-typical. We are lower-class people of color attending school through our own hard work, as well as privileged white folks with financially and emotionally stable home lives. We are survivors of assault, intersectional feminists, sex workers, socialists, students, and anarchists. PSSC is a forum for communication and collaboration. We use it to coordinate larger efforts and work together because we believe that it will take a diversity of identities, perspectives, and tactics to dismantle the interlocking web of oppression we navigate. And yes, this is all relevant.

Milo Goes to Pitt

(cut to 10 minutes for the first disruption) Some brave women took the lead in standing up to MRA Milo Yiannopoulos at Pitt. TW: This jagoff literally got Trump bro’s to applaud in order to intentionally trigger survivors of assault, said campus rape culture doesn’t exist, spewed a ton of racist bullshit, and everything else…

Report Back: Pro-Choice Counterdemo 10.8.15

Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition report-back from 10.8.15 An autonomously-organized, impromptu counter-rally pretty much chased the anti-choice/anti-woman demonstrators off campus today! That kind of ignorance is clearly not welcome at Pitt. [Some people expressed they did not want their faces to be shown, so all were blocked out just to protect everyone’s anonymity] A participant tells…