On March 13, 2019 the Vancouver City Finance and Programs Committee heard from speakers in favour of and opposed to a grant request by Vancouver Rape Relief. This is the audio of the speakers presentations. The city renewed the grant but listed the organization as ineligible for future funding.
We should accept everyone's declared sex and gender for two reasons. The ideal idea that anyone's biology is defined at conception is deeply flawed and in Canada's legal system the recognition of the sex or gender of others as different than at conception causes no negative consequence on anyone.
New-christian-white-supremacist-entity-on-the-block Resurrection Europa has Very Deep Concerns Indeed about anyone who they do not recognize as cisgender, heterosexual, Caucasian, and Christian.
It's a nice symbolic touch to offer courtesy mobile pumpout for boats visiting False Creek but does little to address the real problem.
Even if Transgender themselves, a person who oppresses Trans people should not in my eyes be called a trans activist but a TERF or anti-trans activist.
Despite her debilitating "condition", Supreme-Court-Certified-Bigot Kari Simpson still needs to pee.
I was there, and I hold the Vancouver Public Library and the City of Vancouver for knowingly taking part in Feminist Current and Meghan Murphy publishing of hatred on the internet.
All that TERF rhetoric makes you think about how almost all crimes are committed by cisgender people. [a mediocre parody of hatred]
“Performative allyship is a whole kettle of fish”
HANNAH MCGREGOR invites Clayre to chat about singing, and ends up talking about cis-hetero-normativity, community, harm, and silence.
They touch on what we do (or don’t do) to feel like we belong and the price we pay to be allowed in.
Oh, and talk about performative allyship, which is so complex a topic on its own.
Content warning for discussions of sexual assault and transphobia.
Like so many good things, this episode started one way and ended up another. I invited Clayre to chat about singing, and we ended up talking about community and harm and silence and what we do (or don’t do) to feel like we belong. Oh, and we talk about performative allyship, which is so complex a topic I could probably make an entire season about it, but in the meantime here are some LINKS:
- There are about a million things to read about the complexities of allyship and performative allyship, including work on the shortcomings of symbolic gestures like safety pins, rejections of the idea of allyship altogether, and this excellent episode of Code Switch on “Safety-Pin Solidarity” which includes the priceless phrase “those getting the allyship done to them”
- And since we’re also talking about singing in a…
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