Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween 🎃
Shortly after its publication, The Guardian decided to redact Jules Gleeson’s September 7th interview with Judith Butler, omitting sections directed at the antifascist implications of the philosopher’s work. Below is the original unabridged version.
For 79 years, Patricia Hailes lived life as a man. She often kept a dress with her, to slip into when no-one was watching. But, nearing the end of her life, she decided it was time to stop hiding. Approaching her ninth decade, she tells HANNA McCALLUM how she finally found the courage to embrace her true self.
Not sure what’s going on but I’ve been having some issues today, both mental and physical. Nothing show stopping, just a little disconcerting.
I was born a f***ing baby.
I am transgender not because I was born trans, but because a particular label had to be created to define my experience. People like me are often treated as second-class citizens. We are forced to draw lines in the sand and define every emergent variation on the human experience because, if we don’t, we are met with yellow and red tape at every attempt to fit into our cis/heteronormative patriarchal society.
The Ohio bill is similar to the SAFE Act in Arkansas, which a federal judge blocked from going into effect while a lawsuit wends its way through the courts.