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    Denise Oliver Velez, rserven

    ...I sometimes don't T&R, but articles like this feel like something solid and tasty, not the customary empty calories of blogworld.  Really amazing read.

    It made me wonder what the marginalization point is where people turn from individual advocacy to the universal, and what goes into that.  I remember a prominient trans activist telling me a decade ago that she "didn't want a fucking tranny movement" -- her interests were in broad human dignity, or nothing.  Has served my community well and badly, that one.   I'm left with contradictory feelings...yes, from the farthest edge of a movement, a "claim be as broad in the concrete as in the abstract" feels the most true.  But do we see ourselves as outliers or as people who want specific rights and recognitions under the existing system now?  People close to the center of a movement, or to the part which accepted in the popular mind, seem to tend to specific things they want from society and government.  When things get intersectional, just living with one's oppression requires a deeper view of humanity and dignity, and that comes through in the politics.  I don't know, I'm sick, probably should close the browser...

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 02:34:09 PM PDT

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