Personal Is Political / Time-specific

PeaceFail Protest: March Against Monsanto Vancouver

This morning, a few dozen white people gathered in the occupied territories of the Coast Salish peoples (without Coast Salish peoples present, of course), to peacefully protest a problem they don’t even understand. Something inside me was pushing me to be there. This blog post is about why I think that was, compared to the … Continue reading

Emotionally Dissociated / Lived Experience/Memoir / RCMP Investigations

Code Of Conduct Investigation Meets Psychoanalysis Of Microaggression

On the 26th of July last year, the buzzer for my apartment sounded. Not expecting anyone at the time, I went to the front door to investigate, and two RCMP officers in plain clothes (although very nice plain clothes) introduced themselves to me before asking me if I had some time to talk to them. … Continue reading

Emotionally Dissociated / Personal Is Political / Race/Ethnicity

What The Actual Fuck, Alice Bailey? Stories From The Unrelenting Stupidity Files & More SlutWalk Racism

Yesterday afternoon, I was trying to draft a pattern for some beadwork, but I just couldn’t figure it out with unlined paper and a pen, so I went over to my flatmate’s computer to print some graph paper. After creating some using the tables function on Microsoft Word, I hit the “quick print” button, and … Continue reading

Emotionally Present / Personal Is Political

Man Who Threatened To Batter Me Cries Assault/Slander When I Silently Point At Him

On July 21 last year, during a pro-choice street demonstration, a man approached the crowd of us at the corner and targeted a very pale, nervous-looking young guy for persistent badgering and antagonizing. I remember thinking to myself that the young man will just know when to walk away. I remember hearing the man who … Continue reading

Gender / Race/Ethnicity

The Crimes Of Colonialism Sides With Deep Green Resistance

An elder directed me to this article today, in which a group called The Crimes Of Colonialism (hereby abbreviated as COC, pronounced “cock”, as in dickshit) publicly declares solidarity with Deep Green Resistance (DGR), with specific emphasis on DGR’s gender bashing standpoint: that trans and gender-diverse people don’t exist, on the basis that their gender identities are … Continue reading

Gender / Race/Ethnicity

Deep Green Resistance: Unearthing Racist Radical Feminism & Transphobia From Within

Radical feminism came out of the idea that feminists couldn’t overstate the oppression of women. Its motto was “The personal is political” and this was promoted with the better-known but more-frequently misquoted addendum, “All men are potential rapists.” This is important to acknowledge when we fast-forward 30 years to take a look at recent declarations by … Continue reading

Gender / Personal Is Political

SlutWalk Vancouver (Year 3) Organizer Violates My Privacy & Outs Me As Trans

The other day, while I was addressing Vancouver Parks Board with my experiences as an out trans and genderqueer person who only accesses their facilities during private rentals, due to my observations of how other trans (some stealth) and genderqueer people are treated during public swimming hours (to say nothing of how I am treated), … Continue reading

Gender / Personal Is Political

An Historic Day For The Rights Of Trans* & Gender-Diverse People In Vancouver

I received a text message yesterday morning, in which was asked to speak at a Vancouver Parks Board meeting during which a proposal had been tabled to begin a trans- and gender-variant-inclusion overhaul of their facilities, starting with a work group that was willing to keep advancing future proposals. I was immediately of the mind … Continue reading