12. Nor am I a pretty pretty Blood God who needs to be fed.
White lesbian demisexual transwoman with strong views on a lot of stuff. I reblog interesting things, social justice, LGBTQ+ related stuff, and whatever else I feel like.
Political Views: Transhuman Anarcho-Collectivist
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So I was just writing something about tranny chasers and how the problem is about behavior not about desire. I started listing the messed up assumptions they make about trans women. Some of the worst ones include: “trans women are desperate enough to have no standards and whoever you are you only need to give a little flattery to get one to fuck you,” “trans women are more sexually open and willing to do the dirty things your cis girlfriend refuses to do,” “trans women are less likely to be feminist, assert boundaries, or get upset when you do something sexist,” “trans women don’t have other support structures to turn to and need you to fill that gap,” and so on. Obviously some really horrible stuff which ultimately frames trans women as more manipulateable and easier targets for abusive behavior.
Then I was thinking, I should write something about chasers who go after trans men. The first assumptions that popped into my mind were: “trans men are more likely to understand cis women,” “trans men are more likely to be feminist,” “trans men are radical and revolutionary by existing,” “trans men know what they are talking about around social justice and politics,” “trans men are less likely to be violent or abusive,” “trans men are extra special men-lite.” Hmm… Okay, so I also came up with trans men are the ultimate power bottoms which is pretty icky, and I’m sure there are a few others I’m not thinking of right now.
All of these assumptions are pretty fucked up, even the “positive” assumptions. But ultimately, they seem like they’re on a different level here. #transmisogyny
“We are holding up as strong as ever and can feel the support radiating at us. We will continue. We will win.”
–Amazon and Cat, 10/11/12
What follows is a detailed summary of the Gender Anarky hunger strike thus far, written entirely in the words of Amazon and Cat. Read it, and be ready to keep calling every day until their demands are met:
“In September 2012, Sister Amazon and Cat began a hunger strike to protest the prison’s refusal to allow them to be cellmates, while allowing male gender-identity prisoners to cell up with whoever they want. The strike began when Amazon’s case worker, Ms. Lignell, began to give sham reasons for not initiating the administrative process that would make it possible for Amazon and Cat o be cell-mates. Amazon has been on single-cell status for 14 years due to in-cell abuse and violence on her by men. Upon her arrival at Donovan in early August, the warden advised her to “find a partner” so that she may be double-celled. Apparently, the prison wanted as many beds available as possible, and making it possible for Amazon to have a cellmate would lend itself to this. Otherwise, she is the sole occupant in a cell with two beds. Amazon was agreeable. Soon, she informed case worker Lignell that she and Cat wished to be cellmates, and requested committee action for double-celling. She also corresponded this to the yard captain, whom the warden had advised to review Amazon’s cell status.
Once case worker Lignell saw that it was two transwomen who wanted to be cell with each other she began a series of deceptive maneuvers to avoid and prevent the process of taking Amazon off single-cell status. It is the political opinion of Amazon and Cat that Lignell is a feminist of the type hostile to Transsexual women. For example, at one point Lignell told Amazon that all committee hearings had been cancelled for two weeks, for the entire yard. She had no explanation for this, stating she did not know why this happened. However, when Amazon’s therapist called Lignell about the situation Lignell said that she needed two weeks to do an evaluation report before Amazon can appear at committee, and that this was the delay. When questioned about the inconsistency, Lignell assured Amazon that she would be the first to go to committee in two weeks and that her and Cat would be celled up. But the girls were not persuaded, and at this point began their hunger strike, on Sept. 21. They submitted medical form 7362, Health Care Services Request Form, to the Clinic to inform of their strike and asked for daily monitoring of their health while on strike.
On September 23, a sergeant and psychiatrist interviewed the two girls, who reiterated their strike reasons and what was needed to resolve it– their celling together. Daily monitoring of their vital signs began. On September 24th, three days into the strike, Cat began to vomit liquid, as the girls were only drinking water. On Sept. 25th, Cat vomited green bile (possibly due to her medication) shortly after vital signs were taken by an RN in the nearby medical office. Amazon immediately informed a guard of Cat’s condition, and the guard informed the RN on duty, Roucher. However, the RN refused to see Cat again, requiring her to fill out another 7362 form to be seen. But daily monitoring of the girls’ health was covered by the initial 7362 form informing of the hunger strike. RN Boucher was simply trying to cover up the incident, hush it, and was punishing and harassing Cat for being on a hunger strike by requesting another 7362, and to delay treatment to cause her to suffer more and to charge her an additional $5 for medical services with a new 7362. The girls refused to go along.
On Sept. 26th, he fifth day of the strike, the warden, who was aware of the strike since day one, appeared at the girls’ housing unit. Warden Paramo heard the girls out, Amazon reminding him of his instruction to her to find a partner for double-celling, that her and Cat were in agreement to cell up, and that Lignell was unduly delaying and avoiding the process. Warden Paramo then gave his word to the girls that he would look into the situation and take appropriate action, and asked the girls to begin eating in a good faith gesture. That night, the girls ended the hunger strike and ate dinner.
By the following week, however, no action had been taken, and while committee hearings were being held Amazon was not summoned. This flew in the face of Lignell’s promise that Amazon would be taken off single-cell status, and flew in the face of the Warden’s promise to resolve the matter. Therefore, on October 5th, 2012, the sisters once again went on strike.
As of this writing, Oct. 9th, the girls have been on strike for five days. On Oct. 9th, they also stopped taking water, informing medical via 7362 of this escalation of their strike. On Oct. 5th, Amazon weighed 202 lbs. at 6’1″. On October 6th, she weighed 195 lbs. On October 7th, 192. On October 8th, she maintained 192 lbs. On October 9th, 189. A loss of 13 lbs in four days. Cat has also lost weight drastically, and is struggling with disorientation and fatigue.
The girls have noticed that RN Boucher has been fudging the entries of their vitals, inaccurately recording their actual weight, misstating their reason for hunger striking, and not entering in the flow sheet that records hunger strike information that Amazon is no longer taking liquids. When she pointed out this omission to Boucher, he left a “yes” response to the question of whether liquids were being taken by her and entered in the brackets that she claims she is not drinking water. A couple of times Boucher forgot completely to weigh the girls. So they have taken to recording their vitals themselves on notepads for their own information, and keep a strict log of everything going on with them while on the strike. Depending on the course of things, they may eventually file a lawsuit about it, and the accuracy of the facts will be critical.
It is worth noting that the guards have been trying to entice the girls into ending their strike. One guard offered to let them visit in Cat’s cell for a few hours if they start eating. The insinuation was not lost on the girls, that their real motive for the hunger strike was to have sex with each other. They considered the proposition an insult and utterly rejected it.
For decades hundreds of Transsexual women throughout California prisons have been undergoing brutal violence and rape because prisoncrats refuse to implement a Transsexual housing policy wherein such girls are safely housed and celled among themselves, and instead house them in dangerous environments where they will be abused and hurt, possibly killed, driven to suicide, going to solitary confinement to preserve their lives. Or stuck on single-cell status for endless years. For many girls it is a life of desperation not worth living. It is a genocidal policy, intentional, meant to punish and terrify the girls just because they are girls. We will not allow this happen or continue unchallenged. We will take up the challenge and resist with all our might, tooth and nail, and with our minds, sustained only by our kind and by an uncompromising spirit that glows within and keeps our resistance aflame, alive, throbbing, vibrating. The struggle for safe housing and for exclusive Transsexual housing for those who prefer it is a single aspect of Transsexual resistance in the California prisons. It is a human rights issue.
Gender Anarky Party stands for the union of all oppressed genderfags and for aggressive resistance against our oppressors, whatever disguise they wear. In this we will not take one step backward. The Transsexual resistance movement that is Gender Anarky advocates militant uncompromise and daring measures in the endless struggle for our peace and freedom. We are in the trenches of society, in the trenches of prisons, zealous in our confrontation with the oppressor, assured of victory, welcoming Martyrdom.
We urge our supporters to continue to confront Donovan Prison Warden Paramo and the Secretary of Corrections in Sacramento, California, to allow Transsexual women to cell with each other, and to establish exclusive Transsexual housing units for their safety. Join this resistance. Make your voice heard.
Resist for Transsexual Human Rights, Transsexual Peace, and Transsexual Freedom!
Action builds resistance! Build up the resistance!
To Transsexual Women Everywhere:
Do you resist? If not, why not? If so, join Gender Anarky. Begin a Gender Anarky column in your area. Dare to struggle and dare to win.”
and previous update here.
for calling Warden Paramo: number is (619) 661-6500 — what i’ve been doing is pressing 3 at the first menu, then 5, and then 1. also, if you do that and you get a recorded message instead of a person, it is an answering machine (even though it doesn’t seem like one at first) — just wait for the end of the [very long] recording if you want to leave a message.
this is the contact info i found for the Secretary of Corrections:
Secretary Matthew Cate
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
1515 S Street
Fax: +1 916 442 2637
Tel: +1 916 445 7688
some online free faxing places:
Trigger warning for transmisogyny, violence against trans* women, and murder
(So, I tried to submit this to jonesinforjosie and celebritiessaythetslur, but tumblr keeps telling me there’s no text in the post I’m trying to submit, so I can’t. I’m posting it here and hoping it gets found.)
In episode 59 (or s3ep18) Tosh hires a trans* woman sex worker as part of a web redemption for a guy who got tasered after running out on a baseball field during a game. The next morning he murders her because “we were haggling over the tip.” Here’s a video of it on his site. The part I’m talking about starts at around 4:30. It’s not in this clip, but in the full episode he also says that she “had the longest, veiniest clitoris,” with the joke being that he doesn’t seem to realize that she’s trans*.
In another episode, he spends 40 seconds making transmisogynistic comments about a 6’8” model whom he thinks is trans*. Here’s the video of that.
There are probably other examples, but the first was one I’d seen personally and the second I found while looking for videos of the first.
It was found
Buck Angel on disclosure: “For example, trans women who might hook up with a cis-gendered guy and then he goes home with her and finds out she has a penis and flips out and beats her up or kills her. That’s horrible, and I really believe by not disclosing it’s very disrespectful to the other person because they might not be into it and it makes them feel very freaked out about themselves.”
Apparently the onus is on us to disclose and not get murdered, rather than on a cis guy to not commit murder because they “might not be into it.”
I think that the lesson here is to not date cis men at all.
Or Buck Angel.
Even trans spaces online are dominated by trans women.
‘researchers found that 98% of all “transgender” violence was perpetrated specifically against people in the male to-female spectrum’
Receipts? I mean this sounds really accurate to me but none the less, I would like receipts please.
It’s been obvious for decades that nearly all anti-trans violence is aimed exclusively at CAMAB trans people and that the lion’s share specifically targets CAMAB trans people of color. It’s really just radical feminists and CAFAB trans people (mostly trans men) who deny this, the former because it’s a reality which contradicts their ideological preconceptions and the latter because they’re morally bankrupt douchebags who are willfully blind to their privilege over CAMAB trans people.
yup sounds about right
[Image: A short-haired woman holding a cardboard sign reading “Trans, Cis, Dykes are Dykes”]
this is also a participant in the assault on me
Disagreeing with you =/- assault.
And you’re a fucking twit.
I already know all the information.
Stop confusing assault for disagreeing with you. Stop confusing assault for people wanting the company of fellow friends/allies when talking to someone they may otherwise not be comfortable talking to on their own. After all, you’re a well known bully. I wouldn’t want to talk to you alone either; I’d ask for friends to join me just in case you got abusive.
Stop twisting everyone’s words and behavior to make it seem like you were actually attacked, because you weren’t.
Keep on being a friend to the patriarchy, your MRA overlords must be pleased with you.
Disagreement, even heated disagreement, is not “assault” or “attack.”
Publishing people’s personal information on the Internet, as well as taking their words from unrelated discussions grossly out of context and aggressively edited to remove them from not only the conversation they were part of but the individual post they were part of, is an attack - specifically it’s a form of slander, since you’re spreading false information about someone with the intent to defame.
Deliberately outing a queer person to their family, school, place of employment, or even a recreational athletic group to which they belong, for the purpose of causing them direct personal harm, definitely is an attack.
Bug gets NO leeway to claim people are attacking her for trying to engage her. Not when she is actually engaging in literal attacks against people’s livelihoods and lives.
Bugbrennan’s bizarro world: Outing people, setting up a campaign of publishing people’s personal information, and campaigning against our legal protections = disagreement.
Talking to her: assault.
How is this woman a practicing lawyer?
Who knows? Maybe our society has a bias towards giving positions of power to whoever spouts the most hatred.
In response to the post going around about trans* men who do wear makeup…
Not all trans* women wear makeup. This does not make them unwomen. So, STFU with the “if they don’t wear makeup they’re not even trying” thing.
Not all cis women wear makeup and they don’t generally get told they’re “not even trying” to present as women for it, or called “unwomen”.
Cis women who have religious/cultural reasons not to wear makeup
Cis women who have sensory aversions, allergies or both
Cis women who cannot afford makeup
Cis women who do not have time to put on makeup
Cis women who do dirty jobs, making it pointless to wear makeup
Butch cis women
Cis women who just plain don’t fucking like it.
Trans* women can experience the same circumstances and have the same reasons for not wearing makeup as cis women. So don’t say that they need to wear makeup or else they’re “not even trying”, that’s transmisogyny.
The fact is that in the last decade or so, trans men (particularly white trans men) have come to take the lead roles in trans activism in many ways in many parts of North America. One result of this has been that trans women (particularly trans women of color) have often found themselves struggling to find space within which they could speak for themselves. By presenting himself and Chaz Bono as activists while presenting trans women of color as passive, Gunner Scott has unfortunately fallen into this trap by perpetuating the cycle in which trans women are denied agency, even while their stories are used to promote the “need for trans visibility.
Seriously, Chaz Bono is a douche, I don’t even want to talk about it it makes me so upset
The file name here is “murderthug.png.” Because that is what the alias “Rose Verbena” represents - murderous thuggery.
[IMAGE: Two posts from an Internet message board. The first, from a user with the alias “Rose Verbena,” reads “Well then when McDonald gets beaten to death in prison, we can re-visit your vicious “Darwin Award” statement, m’kay? Because one of the BEST ways to ensure that you don’t get killed in prison is to…wait for it…stay out of prison. That is: don’t stab someone in the heart because you didn’t like their words.”
The second, from a user with the alias “Kittyburger,” reads “Once again you are conveniently eliding (not “overlooking,” this is a deliberate elision done with the specific, malicious intent of painting CeCe as the aggressor) both the previous violence (previous as in “within the same half-hour”) and the fact that Schmitz was in hot pursuit BECAUSE OF the fact that neither CeCe NOR anyone in her group had previously presented the slightest threat to him.
You are being willfully deceitful. Stop.”]
Reblogging this because it needs to be spread far and wide that roseverbena has publicly wished death on CeCe McDonald.
Can radscum possibly stoop any lower?
It’s one of the rules of life: “It can always get worse.”
If you don’t think trans women are real women, then unfollow this blog right now. Get the fuck out of here and don’t come back. Transmisogyny is something I cannot and will not tolerate.
Pretty sure by now anyone who thinks this way would sprint in the other direction away from my blog, but just in case I missed anyone.