i’m going to reiterate what i said yesterday. being a man or identifying with masculinity does not make you inherently bad. it means that you will be afforded structural benefits the rest of us lack. it means that others will present you with countless opportunities to engage in misogyny. it means some of us will never trust you or be comfortable around you because of past experiences with other men, regardless of whether you think that’s fair or not. it means you need to listen to us when we speak of the ways you hurt us, and understand when you speak to us that society is far, far more receptive to your voice.
it does not make you inherently evil, it means society indulges you with the capacity to be evil and get away with it because it is evil done in socially-sanctioned methods by the patriarchy.
Pres. Pasquerella just announced that MHC will accept trans women! Holla!!! So proud of Femmepowered and Open Gates for leading the campaign in support of trans inclusion. So proud of my alma mater for standing with trans women, regardless of legal sex. Perfect announcement mid-Convocation. Never fear / change, indeed.
Update: the new policy specifically welcomes applications from trans women, trans men, non-binary folks, and intersex people who ID as women. Legally female trans men and intersex people were already accepted, but it’s great to have a formal, published policy that includes these myriad identities.
Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops.
this is some of the best news I’ve had in days and I want you to be excited about it to