I'm patches. I'm trans, my pronouns are that/tranny
So I've been listening since the first page of this discussion. I would like to say a few words, that will be easy to overlook due to my presentation (that doesn't sound familiar at all)
I hear you talk a lot about sexworkers. How many sexworkers do you personally know Tat and friends?
I know more than a few, being that I live in the hood where they work. In fact, they have had the pleasure of using my laundry machines as well as my shower. I also help them look for other work.
What actual work have you done in the real world? You know with real sexworkers.
do you have a right to talk for them? now I am a fan of the Nordic model, I'm just saying what rights do you have to speak.
What I seem to be noticing here is this thing called privilege.
Cis women have a pay gap. That sux I support equal pay.
What I have is no job, since i came out. I have to fix up lawnmowers I find in the alley and sell them on craigslist. I do that while raising 4 kids (3 of which are home-schooled) one of which is biologically mine.
The courts stole my kid due to "lifestyle" but they can't name the "lifestyle" or in their own words find anything wrong with my house or relationship with my son in fact it would be to his detriment to not have a relationship with his father but it's my "lifestyle" they don't know about. so they took over half of my custody and i won him back 4 years later while raising 3 kids that are mine but not biologically. (did i mention that we won the MN Parents day award from the governor)
I've been RAPED, BEAT,and been the victim of POLICE BRUTALITY on multiple occasions. so what i'm trying to say is all the shit talking you all do can jump in the back of the bus. oh and i cant find a bathroom anywhere
are you hearing that?
Every time I leave the hood I get shit from every direction, but in the hood I'm a saint. here I have been working for indigent rights disability rights, poverty community engagement, so that people of color have a voice when money comes into the neighborhood. I am the reason that when you go to the mncourt.gov websites that they say their paperwork in not ada compliant. Did i mention i don't get payed for any of this.
I think the point i'm trying to get at is that maybe you should get off your pampered ass and DO SOMETHING instead of ripping people with the HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE a new one on the interweb cause what you all are doing is arguing about trivial shit. because i'm broke,i'm tired, and all i hear is this kind of dumb s@#$ all day. what we need is people who do the f@#%in dishes! Not talk about doing the dishes.
(dishes=work that sux)
tat you have never had a positive view (that I have seen) in your comic of gay culture lesbian culture is another thing, but gay men, and trans fem is not your political strong suit and much like you didn't know shit about women's plight a few years ago I don't think you know shit about trans and gay issues now. I ain't condemning here just calling it as I see it. and if all you rad fems can do is talk about is SWERF and TERF, please keep bitching on the interweb like a bunch of old hens ready for the chopping block. Just like the old hens before you were, when feminism was coming out of groups in the 60s. See how far it gets you.
hope all goes well for you all i'm out