Sunday, May 11, 2014

Back in Black

Hi again, I'm still a gender queer trans woman dealing with depression and ADHD. I'm also a white middle class person who owns her home outright so I can't complain but sometimes I still do. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

ACTION ALERT

 [Re-posted from Gender Queer Revolution]

Everyone,

Call the Senate Judiciary Committee --today, tomorrow, and Monday--at 1-866-940-2439 to oppose all amendments against protections for transgender asylum seekers, refugees, and immigration detainees and to support amendment #2 that stops putting LGBT immigrants in solitary confinement. Say: "Hello, my name is _____ and I am calling to urge Senator ___ to OPPOSE Senator Graham's Amendment #1, Senator Sessions' amendment 12, and ALL Senator Grassley's amendments on asylum, refugees, and detention of S.744. I further urge you to SUPPORT Senator Blumenthal's amendment 2. This amendment addresses reform of the immigration detention system."
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) DC: (202) 224-4242
Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) DC: (202) 224-3841
Senator Charles Schumer (NY) DC: (202) 224-6542
Senator Dick Durbin (IL) DC: (202) 224-2152
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) DC: 202-224-2921
Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) DC: (202) 224-3244
Senator Al Franken (MN) DC: (202) 224-5641
Senator Christopher A. Coons (DE) DC: (202) 224-5042
Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) DC: (202) 224-2823
Senator Mazie K. Hirono (HI) DC: (202) 224-6361
Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) DC: (202) 224-5251
Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) DC: (202) 224-5972
Senator John Cornyn (TX) DC: (202) 224-2934
Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) DC: (202) 224-4521

Warmly,
Levi

Rabbi Levi Alter
President, FTM International, Inc.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Bitch Is Back!

Oh since I've been away from blogging for a while I felt a little music might be in order to mark my return.



What, you expected Elton John? Well OK we can do that one to.



Another Reason I'm Glad I'm A Trans Woman


"Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran." Senior Bush Official, May 2003

Yes Ten years ago having screwed up Iraq and killed thousands of Iraqis the Bush administration was already thinking of plunge yet another country into chaos and misery. But of course they were "Real Men" not a gender queer trans woman like me. I am not a "Real Man" at all and thought invading Iraq was a very bad idea and that invading Iran was a even worse idea. Interestingly even Bush II thought invading Iran was a bad idea and refused to authorize it. Meanwhile the "Real Men" are still advocating bombing the hell out of Iran at a minimum. Isn't about time we kicked the "Real Men" out of office and gave we queers a chance? It would be damn hard for us to do worse.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pride and Art

I am proud to be transgender and proud to be gender queer. I also love art so I decided to combine these two things.


All my tattoos are done by Pat Fish in Santa Barbara. Not only is she a superb tattooist but she is queer and trans gender friendly. Visit her web site at www.luckyfish.com if you are even contemplating getting a Tatto.



Gender Queer and Me

So I say I'm a gender queer trans woman but what does that mean?

I was assigned male at birth (AMAB) but I am a woman so I am transgender and damn proud of it. I love being femme, I love jewelry, feminine clothes and shoes but I present in a somewhat butch way. I don't wear dresses or high heals and wear fairly minimum makeup. I'm old and bald and so am almost always read as male. But none of this is what makes me gender queer.

I am gender queer because there are times when I have no sense of gender at all, I am nutrois. There are times when I'm male, a very femme male but still male. There are times when my sense of gender has no words to describe it. If medical science was advanced enough the body I would want would have fully functional male and female reproductive organs. I would have the ability to regulate my endocrine system so it would only produce a minimum amount of testosterone except in certain circumstances, I love what estrogen does for me.

So my gender is not a fixed thing though even at my most male I'm still femme, stone femme in fact. Now that I think of it maybe that's my gender, femme.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cop Killer

I grew up in Los Angeles and this seems like a reasonable reaction to the Los Angeles Police Department



As Ice T says Fuck Police Brutality

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Few Relevant Quotes From Frederick Douglass

Those fighting for social justice and THLG rights would do well to read some frederick Douglass. A few very relevant quotes;


Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

That is probably his best known quote but there are others

 Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.

And more

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

This is relevant to my ongoing discusion of willful ignorance

 A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

And finaly this

 America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

So follow the example of a very successful activist and get out there and cause some trouble.  
 

Stupid Conservative Memes

One of the most persistent of conservative memes is that Obama is a Marxist. No he isn't, I wrote about this back brfore the 2008 election. Here for your elucidation is that post'

Is Obama a Marxist?

Short answer, not even close, for a longer answer let’s look at Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. I actually have a copy and have read it more then once unlike the people who are making the charges and obviously have never read it at all. Marx near then end of the manifesto lays out a ten point program so let’s look at it and see how Obama measures up shall we?

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.


After the disaster that was the Soviet Union no one is proposing something even vaguely close to this so Obama strikes out here


2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.


Well since neither candidate has proposed a flat tax but both have proposed tax cuts so this one is a wash.


3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.


Ah nope Obama misses this one to.


4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.


Not really relevant here and another one that Obama does not propose


5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.


Gasp! Bush and Paulson are Communists! Well it Makes more sense than singling out Obama on this one as McCain voted for the bailout to.


6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.


There is centralization all right but hardly in the hands of the State. Again Obama misses out on being a good Marxist.


7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the brining into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.


Say what? Again no one is going for this sort of thing, most certainly not Obama.


8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.


Another non-starter and another miss for Obama.


9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.


So Archer Daniel Midlands are Communists what with factory farms and all? But again not Obama.


10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.


Since Bush pushed No Child Left Behind to supposedly improve public schools I guess he again is the true Communist here. To be fair since neither Obama or McCain are calling for the abolition of public education they can both be called out as communist here.

Really given some of his domestic proposals it would make as much sense to call the old cold warrior Nixon a Communist as Obama.

I so want his election to be over.