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  • ursus arctos
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    Yes

    They appear to be entirely performative

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  • Sporting
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    Yes, they only needed a simple majority because Arkansas is a very strange state.
    So any veto is essentially pointless?

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  • Diable Rouge
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    Just put [TWEET] before the link, delete the url boxes, and the tweet will display, DM.

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  • delicatemoth
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    Not a cult, oh no.

    [URL="https://twitter.com/KatyMontgomerie/status/1379446154564358144"]https://twitter.com/KatyMontgomerie/...46154564358144[/URL]
    Last edited by delicatemoth; 07-04-2021, 12:50.

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  • ursus arctos
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    Yes, they only needed a simple majority because Arkansas is a very strange state.

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  • delicatemoth
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    It's notable (to me) that the governor vetoed the 'no treatment' bill, but not the 'no trans girls in sport' bill.

    Racists are already using the trans girls in sports panic to go after cis girls they don't like. That's a feature, not a bug.

    https://twitter.com/inlayterms/status/1379456977609310208

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  • TonTon
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    They didn't need any kind of supermajority, did they? I mean, they easily got one, but it wasn't needed. Was my understanding.

    Jolyon Maugham has pointed out that the Arkansas legislation puts them in same position de jure as England is in de facto, mind.

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  • ursus arctos
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    And they overrode the governor's veto with more than a 2/3 majority

    Red state legislatures have become the laboratories of fascism

    See also

    https://twitter.com/miamiherald/status/1379608476167630849
    Last edited by ursus arctos; 07-04-2021, 12:31.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    This Arkansas legislation is horrific and clearly intended to drive trans kids to suicide. How the fuck can anyone justify allowing a teacher to deliberately torture a child by gratuitously addressing them with the wrong pronouns?

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  • TonTon
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    A short, light piece on the AFC Wimbledon website today from a Dons fan who is trans

    I am a Fan. I am an owner. I am you. I am transgender. I’m Shea Coffey.

    I was born in Wimbledon, raised in Wimbledon, went to the boy’s school on the hill in Wimbledon, yes that one! Some of you reading this will recognise the surname, some of you liked me, some of you didn’t. It’s okay, I probably felt the same. Some of you who did know me won’t be surprised I’m transgender, you probably think it explains a lot.

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  • delicatemoth
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    https://twitter.com/jessicashortall/status/1375999641435660293

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  • TonTon
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    My general MO with bigots on FB is to point out their bigotry and then block them.

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  • Jimski
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    Christ, I almost made the mistake of getting into an argument on wingco's facebook timeline on trans issues. Someone seemingly siding with Linegan, at least partially. There are some awfully bigoted people out there - I just don't have the strength to engage.

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  • delicatemoth
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    Katelyn Burns writes about the mass of US state bills trying to legislate trans people out of sport.

    https://www.vox.com/identities/22334...ills-explained

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  • delicatemoth
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    Commentary on today's judgement from the excellent HJGiles - https://twitter.com/HarryJosieGiles/status/1375434532363599875

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  • Nefertiti2
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    I thought the fox killer was a reference to Leicester City for a minute.

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  • TonTon
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    That is good news from the fox killer. And nice one on the interview.

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  • delicatemoth
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    I'm being interviewed by Radio Leicester.

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  • delicatemoth
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    Good news! The Good Law Project's legal challenge to Bell vs Tavistock has been largely successful! I'm never going to take the piss out of windmill man again!

    https://goodlawproject.org/news/tavistock-success/

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    I concur on all points. It also strikes me, on reflection, that even though Van Morrison regrets his queer relationship in the song, the listener does not need to reject it. The mere fact that he's acknowledging queerness in 1971 is remarkable and radical. It's also possible that he's protesting too much and his real unconscious emotion is that he still wants his queer lover.

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  • laverte
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    Originally posted by delicatemoth View Post
    There's a thing with older songs about sexual/gender variance, they can sound clunky to modern ears. I know some younger people bristle a bit at 'Lola', which is quite a special song for me ... and (I think) entirely sympathetic in its intent. I'm not the only one, there is (or used to be) a nice trans-oriented West End bar called Lola's. But if you don't have that kind of history with something, a line like "I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man and so is Lola" can sound like it's just taking the piss.
    That's fascinating, dm. i'm definitely a bristler wrt the line you quote, but i totally recognise the 'problematic to many, special to me' dynamic, and i think it's instructive to be reminded that we out-group folks aren't ever able to know what is there and how it might be received.

    i loved your interview, you come across brilliantly. i hope as many people as possible get to read (and maybe hear!) what you say.

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  • ursus arctos
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    The Governor signed Arkansas' earlier today

    Strangio is a hero

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  • delicatemoth
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    Those horrible bills are going through various US state houses or whatever they're called this week. Arkansas is particularly bad. I referred to them a month or two ago, look them up yourselves for more details (Chase Strangio is good on these, he's on Twitter).

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  • delicatemoth
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    "Hot trap" ha hah ha ha, that's fantastic.

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  • MsD
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    ^that’s great fun to sing, I’ve tried it.

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