xeni at May 30th, 2014 15:48 — #1
seyo at May 30th, 2014 16:18 — #2
corinth at May 30th, 2014 20:40 — #3
Maybe BB can celebrate the occasion by refusing to give Calpernia Addams a platform after her latest round of transmisogyny.
danimagoo at May 31st, 2014 01:55 — #4
Or even better, maybe we could all celebrate something really good by not attempting to sidetrack the conversation.
brainspore at May 31st, 2014 02:07 — #5
I spent much of the first season of Orange is the New Black wondering what kind of visual effects wizardry they employed to show her character in those pre-transition flashbacks before I found out she has an identical twin brother.
corinth at May 31st, 2014 11:04 — #6
May as well tip with the tipping point, I'm saying. If Time can do a spread on Laverne Cox like this, it's probably time for BB and other outlets, both mainstream (looking at you HuffPo) and queer (looking at you Bilerico), to Do Better too. It would make a pretty big difference for me personally in how comfortable I am here (not that anyone does or should care).
shane_simmons at June 1st, 2014 00:25 — #7
I did a quick search and found nothing that people are complaining about other than that she was thanked by Jared Leto, and that she's for gay rights. I'm sure it's a fascinating story, a transgender woman, one whose Army boyfriend was murdered for dating a transgender woman, is this horrible transmisogynistic person who deserves no media attention ever, but...oh, who am I kidding. Seriously?
rossleonardy at June 1st, 2014 00:35 — #8
People are mad about the feature she wrote for Boing Boing, which got a negative response.
Personally, I'm team Calpernia, and certainly team Cox. So awesome.
EDIT: Oops, mixed up Calpernia and Andrea's writings on the topic. Andrea James wrote the feature linked above. Calpernia's writing on the same topic is here
shane_simmons at June 1st, 2014 00:48 — #9
Oh, FFS. Wow.
As someone who's not part of any of those communities...if the idea is to silence anyone who doesn't agree with current prevailing attitude, it's not something that works in the long run. I also scratch my head at the efforts to align several disparate groups under one banner, which strikes me as odd. Particularly the notion of making gay men and feminists allies; I'm sure some people can guess why.
I just wish I hadn't seen this.
Watch the whole set. Lee Pace is not transgender. Acting. My straight-guy little heart is confused as hell right now.
corinth at June 1st, 2014 11:32 — #10
Your straight-guy little heart is confused why?
shane_simmons at June 3rd, 2014 11:33 — #11
corinth at June 3rd, 2014 13:10 — #12
If your straight-guy little heart is confused by portrayals of attractive trans women, and you feel the need to share this for no reason, you might have some stuff to work on?
shane_simmons at June 3rd, 2014 18:00 — #13
Surely you can't claim to be perfect. Get off that high horse already.
The actor himself isn't trans, which I'd said. As a straight guy, armed with the knowledge that this is a man giving that smoldering look, I feel...I don't know...a bit out of sorts. More like aroused, okay? Apparently it's wrong for a straight man to feel conflicted about that, and express it. Or not express it in a perfect manner.
Sheesh. I'm thankful you're polite about it, rather than taking the charming Tumblr "go kill yourself cis scum" approach. So, for that at least, I thank you.
If I had as big of a hangup as you seem to think I have, I simply wouldn't have shared, same as if I didn't have a hangup at all. Or I'd be hanging out with these guys:
Jeez. In the future, I'll go back to not expressing my feelings, like society tells me I'm supposed to do.
xeni at June 4th, 2014 15:48 — #14
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