to expand on this: when i say 'fluid', i mean not one or the other and not the same across time, but varying; and when i say 'fractal', i mean gender always manifests in intersection w/ every other social category: upper-class gender manifests differently from working-class, black from white, straight from gay, and so on. the idea of two people sharing a gender can only be an abstraction — imposed on us by the patriarchy or adopted in pursuit of revolution, but ultimately to be dispensed with
i don't believe in any sort of a structured classification system for gender — not a spectrum, not a compass, not a tesseract. the impulse to try to provide a formal foundation to identity is understandable, but, i argue, ultimately just an internalised reflex of the binary straitjacket. gender is fundamentally fluid and fractal; trying to fit it into a scheme is a mistake which can only serve to reify the very systems of oppression we're trying to undo
UK pol, "terror" laws
"Priti Patel in talks over new anti-terror law, though experts fear ‘freedom to think’ at risk..
A new offence relating to possession of terrorist propaganda that glorifies or encourages extremism could be introduced to toughen up UK anti-terror laws."
I fucking knew the bitch would go for shit like this, we're gonna have a fight on our hands methinks
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