Standing up [2/2]

posted April 7th, 2014, 2:02 am


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August 24th, 2013, 1:42 am

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Standing up [2/2]
*Original name: Prerogative

Yeah. So. Um. Remember how I mentioned before that as a general rule, the negative people in Annie's life have been primarily male?
So much for the global sisterhood.

As I write this, the Michegan's Women's Folk Festival still has a 'no trans*woman' policy. Because they want the women who are there to feel comfortable that there isn't some 'man' in their midst, pretending.
But they will accept trans*men. They even goddamn sell packers there. They are fucking selling that to MEN. People who ARE MEN. YET THEY WON'T ALLOW TRANS*WOMEN IN, BECAUSE WE ARE 'UNCOMFORTABLE'.
You know what MWF, go fuck yourself. I'm glad half the performers dropped out this year in support of trans* rights.

..I would never have the gall to say any of what Annie said in person. I'm a coward who hides behind a pen.

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April 7th, 2014, 2:08 am

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That's tellin' them!

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Its great to see Anne standing up for herself this way!

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April 7th, 2014, 7:03 am

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You're not a coward.

You may not go out and demonstrate, but you still put forth a significant amount of effort, both here and on reddit. You're helping people.

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April 7th, 2014, 7:29 am

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It used to be that outside of the Michigan Women's Music Festival there would be an event held at the same time about a quarter mile away called " Camp Trans ". It was an alternate event hosted by trans*women activists for the trans*women who were denied access to the MWMF, as well as those who attended MWMF and wanted to also show support for the trans*women who were discriminated against. Do a Google on " Camp Trans ".
I have attended Camp Trans, and spent the week talking to and trying to encourage the trans*women who came there to protest and empower. I would like to go again sometime. I do not hide behind a pen, but will speak up for trans*people, and correct principals, in person when necessary, dressed as the adult female that I am, as I have done at Camp Trans and at other times and places.

Annie certainly has changed for the better ! Compare the attitude of Annie in today's installment with the Annie in No. 170 " To the Car " and No. 171 " New Home ". What a difference !

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April 7th, 2014, 10:10 pm

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@Elessir: I disagree. I pass, I don't make any statements with how I dress or carry myself. I hide in the shadows, I can't talk in person, I get uncomfortable and walk away when there are more than three people in a room.

@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Now that is a courage I wish I had. You are an inspiration.

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April 8th, 2014, 8:24 pm

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@GreenKrog: There are many ways to make a stand. Not everybody can be in the front lines.

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