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04 October 2010 @ 08:54 pm

this song embodies everything I love.
some of what I love that this song includes:
leg hair
dance like hell to release the madness
hips crushing plates of baked goods
'activated' tight pants
big beehive hair
gold and green

Current Location: floho, MA
Current Music: leslie hall
10 August 2010 @ 04:15 pm
To Bitch:
Re: getting booted from performing at OUT/LOUD (http://www.bilerico.com/2010/05/bitch_pulled_from_festival_lineup.php)

Dear Patriarchy and the womyn who think they are free from it, Bitch is NOT anti-trans and neither are all Radical Feminists. Lets have an F-ing dialogue about gender and what it means to rigidly adhere to it by switching from one gender extreme to another. And how about this to blow your mind....even if you do like to strictly adhere to the socially constructed gender roles, I STILL respect you: transfolks, female born woman and male born man.

What the hell is going on with all these fools calling you anti-trans?! Its so ridiculous. I feel like there is some right wing conspiracy tactic aimed at splitting up the progressives by splintering them and pitting progressives against each other. I read the quote that they are stating is "anti trans" and it says "if anyone says [Michigan] is anti-trans I tell them to stuff it. There's so many trannies here".

I mean I for one, having experienced Mich Fest several times completely understand what you are trying to say, and the way people are trying to put a spin on it to call you and all radical feminists anti-trans is really BS. Also I liked your shout out to "all the trannnies" that you made on Day stage this year. I am a radical feminist, lesbian, agree with womyn only spaces AND a trans-ally. I think you are too and I'd like to tell all the self-righteous supposed feminists to chill the f out and sit down and have a conversation about separate spaces for marginalized members of society before they go on a witch hunt and burn us at the stake for what they THINK we mean.

Also I would like to apologize on behalf of the Boston Dyke March which booted you from performing in 2007 (one year before I was on that committee) I joined because I wanted to make a difference on issues exactly like this one. I mean, we aren't automatically unified as a community just because we are dykes and to say that you are "less worthy" of being apart of the dyke community because you play at THE Lesbo Fest of the world [Michigan Womyn's Music Festival] is so ludicrous!

Bitch: You and Michigan have my support. I would never come out against Festival but I also want to clarify that Trannies are largely welcome there. Transwomyn do fit in there (for the most part) and there are ignorant women on all ends of the gender continuum, for example a transwoman came to speak at my college and stated that male privilege does not exist except maybe in small towns and probably not even there. A stupid thing to say: yes. But I am sure a woman born woman could be responsible for the same ignorant thinking. The transwomyn who fit in at MichFest embrace their woman-ness as much as the next woman born woman. The transwomyn who don't fit in are there to expose their male genitalia and throw a tantrum (rooted in male privilege) about the fact that they feel 'entitled' to be in a womyn's only space, they tend to suffer from mental illness and not 'get' feminism, misogyny, sexism, male privilege. Guess what? that's exactly the same type of women born women who DON'T fit in at Mich Fest. Nothing personal: its just to say that Festival is not the community for you, and those of us who have found a sanctuary in Fest are looking to protect the harmony that Womyn have worked for 35 years to create.
30 January 2007 @ 08:18 pm
So, there was a heinous interview with Gloria Steinem in the Improper Bostonian in which the male interviewer, who had no working knowledge of the feminist movement and made no attempt to do any homework asked horribly offensive questions like "So, what does a burning bra smell like?" and "How does it feel to be hot, at age 72?" When Steinem proceeded to tell the interviewer that she did not think hot or cool are particularly descriptive adjectives for human beings he went on to say, but you know you are sexy right? I will try to find the full text of this article online so I can post it...it was absolutely ridiculous.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
19 November 2006 @ 11:23 pm
You scored 83 masculinity and 40 femininity!
You scored high on masculinity and low on femininity. You have a traditionally masculine personality.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 93% on masculinity

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You scored higher than 6% on femininity
Link: The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test written by weirdscience on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
Current Mood: crankycranky
22 October 2006 @ 07:15 pm
There was a ridiculous article in Lesley College's The Riveter, which is a publication put out by Student's for Social Justice (Formerly women for social justice before...much to my chagrin Lesley went co-ed in Jan. 2005). Anyway the article basically listed with boldfaced headings myths about feminists so folks wouldn't worry...we weren't too radical. Now granted the young woman writing the article did not identify herself as a radical feminist, nor would I presume she is one. But I wrote a letter/article to the Riveter which will hopefully be published in retaliation to her poorly executed claims about what feminism is and isn't. SUCH AS: many feminists are pro-life and "I can honestly say I have NEVER met a female feminist who didn't shave" and Lesley is not a feminist school because not that many people come to Third Wave Meetings (the feminist group on campus)...anyway this is the article I wrote in response...I was mad A Radical Feminist's PerspectiveCollapse )
30 September 2006 @ 12:55 pm

Sometimes I get irrationally irritable and it is very unpleasant for all concerned. For example when Alison dearest was lost in the car and called me to ask for help and the use of the inter-web. she did not know the landmarks which I was referring to. and i got a little upset. but really she was the one who was lost. so what is my problem? I am sorry alison. I am also sorry that you have been so sick and coughing and propping yourself up to sleep. but really, you are not waking me up so stop leaving the room to sleep on the couch. because I wake up and you are not there and then I feel irrationally irritable...I am going to work on breaking this cycle.

Current Mood: moodymoody
17 August 2006 @ 05:26 pm

so I sent off a piece o' writing to a literary magazine, to hopefully get published, but what I really want to do is build up a pile of rejection letters. I got the idea from my roomates brother who is a writer and he has a box full of them. That is so cool. So I am in search of literary magaizines that are sort of in my league...one's who occassionally publish students, outsider artists etc. If anyone has any suggestions for me that would be cool. I like the mags that give a topic for next issue, or a readers write section with a vague direction...but I am also looking for feministy and gay and lesbian and young oriented journals/mags/zines...and also ones where I can write sex stories...even if I don't submit one I like to read them!

Current Mood: creativecreative
13 August 2006 @ 09:19 am
sometimes I feel like I am not even on the continuum
like I don't even know what is going on at all
like I am not even understanding anything close to what I am pretending I am
my interpretation of mundane things might be so off but so trivial that no one has noticed.
not even me.
and there is no objective reality to check that.
and everyone is in that very same boat.
  do you realize it? 
And maybe no one is anywhere close to having the same perspective as the next person...
or even a close empathetic understanding.
now that's some kind of lonely
Current Mood: lonelylonely
01 August 2006 @ 03:25 am
I love Uganda. I want to live there. instead I am back in this ridiculously hot apartment in somerville, MA which incidentally is a hell of a lot hotter than africa and I have jury duty on the 9th and I work in a hospital and am very depressed about the whole situation. The amount of bored that am is this: I lay down on a slip n' slide in my backyard and let it squirt me with water then I rolled around in the puddles, then I sat on the swing until I got dry and went inside and stuck pictures in a book. I made plans to go to the beach with my old professor tomorrow. I am so glad that I have therapy in a few moments. Here is how conflicted I am right now. I changed my voter registration because I had been registered in cambridge before and I signed up as a democrat...is that selling out? I am enrolled in a counseling psych (professional specialization) grad program and am not really sure that I want to be. I saw a couple of old school friends who are now married to each other and they say "my wife this" and "my wife that" and I asked them to stop because it sounded weird and I really felt that way...I did not think it was cute or anything...I bought Kahlua and all I want to do is drink alcoholic milkshakes...is that indicative of a problem???
Justifications, intellectualizations, rationalizations etc.
1. I want to be able to vote in the democratic primaries over the republican ones
2. My grad school is free so I might as well give it a shot.
3. I don't think anyone should have to act married even if they are. especially if you are 25. I do not feel as though I am betraying my romantic nature...I just think its gross sometimes...[restrictions to grossness apply if one of the members of the couple is me...because I am never gross and cheesy...or overly romantic or overly "normative" only other people are]
4.Milkshakes are so fucking good. Being drunk or buzzed is also a good time.
Also it is summer.
13 June 2006 @ 11:04 am
13 June 2006
What happened to Rutoto's mother is that she was murdered by a couple men with dogs who surrounded her and killed her with spears. They belong to a local tribe who believes in witchcraft so they fed her to the dogs thinking that the dogs would take on her spirit and make them stronger and then they sold her fingers, toes, nose, and other body parts to a witch doctor. The baby was being taken care of my their mothers or grandmothers...they are not sure, and an informant which had been arrested for a similar crime sold the information to the wildlife conservation people and they went in and confiscated the baby and arrested the women. The men are still at large...but get this I was on the news!!! and somebody came up to me and said I met you on the TV and I knew I was being filmed but didn't think it would really make it on TV!!! I do hope I can find a copy of it and I am keeping my eyes peeled for a newspaper article!!!

Tonight we went to the open market which is like a flea market in Entebbe it is so cool and you just here "Muzungo...come here...Muzungo!!" Muzungo means white person and they think we are all so rich so they try to get us to buy stuff from them...everything is soooo cheap, we ate a meal tonight for 500 shillings (it costs 1 U.S. dollar to buy 1850 Ugandan shillings) now thats some kind of cheap!