February 3, 2021

Intersectionality

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Black history month is here, so let's talk some intersectionality. 

Feminist-- Why I identify as one
Feminism is the root of most progress
Misogyny is a driving force behind discrimination of women and LGBTQAI folks
Who came up with intersectional feminism?
Kimberlé Crenshaw, a black American law professor coined the term in 1989. She's still active and working as a lawyer and civil rights advocate.

 

Why do we still have problems if this has been around since then...? Exactly, my friend. Exactly.

 

Nothing is perfect. Certainly not social movements, and definitely not this fucking podcast. I dig into some of the problems with how people use intersectionality, as well as how our government ignores it. White feminism does little to help POC thrive. 

 

Ally is a verb, folks. Do it-- don't identify as a verb. You can't identify as an ally, same way you can't identify as a fuck.

Although it is tempting...

 

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Have you read this?

JK Rowling Writes About Her Reasons For Speaking Out on Sex and Gender Issues

Like, actually read it?

I'm being serious--

Did you read someone else's opinion on Twitter

Before you made your own...?

Really actually read all 12 pages

Then join me for this episode. 

She has become radicalized in the last few years, all because of twitter!

She quotes all of the biggest features of TERF ideology, and stirs fear over bathrooms.

She says things most all people consider to be transphobic. 

She is clearly being a provocateur, but why? Perhaps maybe because she has been harrassed nonstop for her limited understanding of sex and gender?

She has had to self-educate now, and is only listening to TERF's about gender politics. She is responsible for her beliefs and her decision to quote famous TERF writers and leaders. Trans people are also responsible for how they have reacted to her twitter over the years. She has become a target for abuse, and I don't want to be associated with that sort of "activism".

 

Perhaps saddest of all, is that JK Rowling refers to all of her online abuse as "trans activism". I do not advocate for such speech. 

 

SADDER THAN THAT is how many fans I have lost because I don't want to villainize her further than she has villainized herself! It is not enough for me to simply disagree with JK Rowling, I must degrade her--otherwise I'm not really a trans advocate!

 

What fucked up version of the twilight zone am I living in???

How am I living such a beautiful life surrounded by feminist trans people, but online--it's a different universe?

 

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/03/12/gender-recognition-bill-scotland-public-consultation-transgender-rights-non-binary-ally/

here is the gender recognition bill in scotland that Rowling is so terrified of. I don't understand her fears, as the legislation is still strict--still imposes limitations on transition. None of her fears in her treatise are verifiable. 

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Whoa there Joey Gugliemelli... whoa. Controversy! Drama! HBO special series Bulk!!!! Maybe a bit too good of a drag queen...? You give love a bad name, Joey! Becky is reeling, in more than one way. Only Ru Paul gets under my skin this much, I swear to hell. 

 

I love love loved improvising my own version of talking heads naive melody. fitting.

Also evil woman!!

I missed making the podcast! more to come during the pandemic, no worries!

Life's not fair I guess. I also kinda don't think she is one. I think Maya whatsername is for sure but like--JK Rowling!?! The creator of my childhood? I can't with this, yo. I can't. I don't? I don't! Hmmm

 

I don't understand. Honestly the episode comes to zero conclusions. I bamble. I ramble. I bullshit and I stumble. I confuse myself often.

November 6, 2019

Transtrenders

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Becky breaks down Transtrenders and other myths and monsters. Spoiler alert--nobody is trendy. Except for like, the super trendy people I guess. There are so many stylish and trendy trans folk. But-- their gender isn't the trendy part. 

Hey Everybody! We’re Celebrating Stonewall’s 50th anniversary like everyone else with a queer podcast on this earth. We’re doing it differently, cuz its my show not theirs. You will probably hate it, it's probably wrong, it's probably rude, it's probably offensive. I did my best. Shout out to the revolutionaries who paved the way for my loud, rude, queer ass to fuck it up. At least I didn't put vaseline on a float (this time)

I have a lot of "sexuality" episodes. This one is somehow nothing like the others. We talk about everything from Logan Paul to John Locke. Time to get ENLIGHTENED, YA'LL. Self-concept here we go. Nah forreal I think sexuality is one of the most important subjects we could talk about. So, I ranted about it for an hour. Am I factual? Am I correctical? MMmhmmm ok sure. Are fruit loops made with fruit? It's surprisingly not at all dirty. I don't think I ever even talk about genitals or gonads. Very little mention of weenies. I do tell a rather upsetting and boring story about a straight white guy with an anal obsession. It isn't exactly the most uplifting episode, but it also kind of IS the most uplifting episode. Who even knows with this, ya'll.

Next up is another episode of the music series, but I also have a lot of other episodes planned. Will make them when I have the time. It takes like, four-hundred times more time than you think it does to do one of these thingies. 

We go totally nuts with an hour and a half long episode about final fantasy. It's a general overview of the series, so don't get too mad about how much we leave out. There is TOO MUCH to cover in one episode. Way too much. It would be impossible.

 

We identified with this game growing up, and we know we can't be the only queers in the world that found solace in the Final Fantasy game series. It is soooo fantastic. It's not actually outwardly queer or gay in any direct sense, so don't be pissed at us for "queering" something you think isn't queer. It's our perspective on the series, as flaming queers. 

 

The music on this episode was a bit of a daunting task. MIDI is not always best played on real instruments, but I did my best. If you love a certain final fantasy song and want to hear a cover, just leave it in the comments on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Youtube or Wordpress.

 

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Heyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

We're going head first into TERF turf this week ya'll. We don't hold anything back, but we also aren't exactly going to burn down the smurf/terf village and ban them from society. Tune in to see my suggestions on what we should do with TERF's, why they're important, and what they symbolize for the gay community. 

This is a particularly ranty one 

Spoiler alert: I will offend most everyone with this episode. Except, of course, for rational people who don't hate others for sport. Not very friendly for those who get high off contempt and/or pity

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