Getting the sense that the scifi reading/writing community is especially vicious and petty, because they see themselves as Building The Future or something
Combine this with the subset of queer people who are competing to show the entire world how unproblematic they are, and do this by fueling aversion-fads against complex media that can in any way be framed as problematic, and you've got a nasty situation
At some point we have to try and take our foot off the peddle of continually attacking and eviscerating everything that upsets us. We have to take stock of the fact that 1. We are traumatised. 2. There will always be thousands of newly out people joining the fray seeing enemies all around them for the first time ever looking for anything that will momentarily pull them out of experiencing this acute pain they've pushed down all their lives.
Anyway, South Dakota Republicans are trying to ram through a law that would ban gender-reaffirming surgeries and, more importantly, access to hormone blockers, to minors.
Nobody is performing GRS on minors in the US.
However, intersex kids, who are regularly forced without consent to undergo genital surgeries, ARE exempt from this law, because it is not about protecting kids but about making trans lives desperate and miserable.
This is an emergency. South Dakota is pushing to pass a law that would make affirming trans youth a crime. It is extreme and dangerous. If they succeed, it could start a tidal wave of these horrendous bills. We have already lost trans advocates in South Dakota and we need to lift up our people. Mobilize to oppose HB1057. https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1057
> Every time we attack this system but don't destroy it, it changes, and in turn changes us and the terrain of the next fight. Gains are turned against us, and we are stuck back in the same situation--at work. The bosses try to keep us looking for individual solutions, or solutions within an individual workplace or an individual trade. The only way we can free ourselves is to broaden and deepen our fight. We involve workers from other workplaces, other industries, and other regions. We attack more and more fundamental things. The desire to destroy restaurants becomes the desire to destroy the conditions that create restaurants.
Cops and climate health
"When someone says 'Well, how to I get involved in climate justice?' you go 'Show up the next time a black person is shot by police.' Show up and shut down city hall. Because that's the same violence that removed the Indigenous people from this land. And the people who were removed from this land knew how to run this land, knew how to be on this land." - Dr. Rupa Marya
thinking about things
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