i have no sympathy for racist white teens having to discover the ramifications of their racism the hard way. children of color are expected to be grown ass adults before they even hit puberty - you think we got a nice, soft intro into racism? that white people sat down and explained how they were gonna be, nice and polite to our face???
no. trial by fire worked for us. you can handle it too. [original src deleted]
It’s particularly ironic that Addams and James are defending the gender subverting role of drag given they they themselves have historically represented the assimilationist school of trans womanhood. That two women who spent years teaching others how to live “deep stealth” are allied with “subversive” drag queens lays bare the essential point underlying all of this: what’s truly being policed here is womanhood. Gay men celebrate men who mess with gender and women who occupy comfortably feminine and heterosexual roles. Based on the frenzied reactions of the gay male defenders or RuPaul, Addams and James, it appears that what’s truly most subversive to the status quo is a non-passing, queer trans woman.
"Before I got on the call [with Garfield], I thought, Is this the right person — should we be using a transgender person? But then getting on the phone with Andrew, and Andrew's commitment and passion toward the project was just overwhelming. For an actor of that caliber to be that emotionally invested in a music video is just a very special thing. It just completely made sense."
Trans entertainer Mx Justin Vivian Bond responding on Facebook to the recent push by some trans activists to make the word "tr****" a slur. The issue has divided the gender nonconforming community as people pick sides on whether or not words like tr**** should be nixed or reclaimed. (Paragraph breaks added to make it easier to read.)
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