Without these words, the rest of my talk, and everything each and every one of us said today would be impossible.” —
Drew Deveaux | Jan 2012 | No More Apologies Keynote Address | Toronto, ON, Canada
I think this is so true for my own work, and so important when talking about the the experience of trans people as targets of oppression. I am shocked that “trans theorists” are still pumping out work that doesn’t acknowledge cissexism, cisnormativity, cis privilege and all the other ways cisness is systematically structured and institutionalized into our society. To me, this is like trying to talk about the oppression of people of color without talking about racism and Whiteness, or the oppression of women without talking about sexism and patriarchy. I suppose it can be done, but why would we want to limit ourselves by going without such powerful analytical tools?
Unknown (via grrl-meat)
i want to print this out and give this to my mother.
I want to show this to everyone who has ever said any of those things to me.
Mom. (via mehreenkasana)
cool mom = cool mom