Transmodernity is Burning

Transmodernity is Burning

Very interesting.

Daniel K. Buntovnik

Transmodernity is Burning:

A Schizoanalysis of Transracialism and Transgenderism in Paris is Burning

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By Daniel K. Buntovnik, 13 February 2017


What is transraciality, and who is transrace? The Rachel Doležal affair invites the question

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There is debate about the meaning of the term “transrace”. The prominence of discourse around the term “transrace” was elevated in the mid 2010s in the wake of the sensationalized story of Rachel Doležal, a woman who is said to have a verified genealogical tree which traces back to the peoples of Northern and Central Europe (but who is also said to have family members [in-law] of Sub-Saharan African descent), in addition to having deceived people in the Pacific Northwestern region of the United States of America into believing that she was a Black person with a pale complexion, acting as an NAACP leader whilst assuming this identity. She apparently did this by…

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Human*: Why The Struggle For Trans Rights Matters Now More Than Ever | The Huffington Post

Human*: Why The Struggle For Trans Rights Matters Now More Than Ever | The Huffington Post:

“The other day, a friend forwarded me a link to an interview with novelist Laurie Frankel that had recently aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. Frankel was discussing her new novel, This Is How It Always Is, which the text accompanying the link describes as being ‘about a family with five boys in which the youngest feels he’s something entirely different — a girl.’ The novel draws on her own experiences raising a trans daughter.”

Here’s A Fact-Check On Milo Yiannopoulos’ Incendiary Claims About Trans People | The Huffington Post

Here’s A Fact-Check On Milo Yiannopoulos’ Incendiary Claims About Trans People | The Huffington Post:

“As a rule, The Huffington Post’s Queer Voices won’t publicize the white nationalists’ favorite troll Milo Yiannopoulos. The last thing we want to do is give this attention-seeker oxygen for his racist, transphobic, misogynist dumpster fire. 

But there are moments when I think it’s important to fact-check his insanely dangerous rhetoric and one of those moments came Friday night, courtesy of Bill Maher’s ‘Overtime’ aftershow.

After he engaged in a disappointingly playful interview with Yiannopoulous on his HBO show ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’ he offered the Breitbart editor more airtime, alongside panel members Larry Wilmore, Malcolm Nance and Jack Kingston on ‘Overtime.’”

Headspace: Trans People Reveal Their Daily Struggles In Powerful Short Film | The Huffington Post

Headspace: Trans People Reveal Their Daily Struggles In Powerful Short Film | The Huffington Post:

“A powerful short film has offered an insight into the daily challenges of being trans.

Made in an attempt to promote acceptance and understanding, the film reveals the difficulty of tasks most people take for granted, such as making a phone call or to going to the gym. 

The film, named Headspace, was written and directed by Jake Graf and features an all trans cast. “

Report: Jewish school orders students to shun child of transgender woman / LGBTQ Nation

Report: Jewish school orders students to shun child of transgender woman / LGBTQ Nation:

“Just one month after a British judge’s controversial decision to block a transgender woman from any and all physical or verbal contact with her children for fear they would be ostracized, a report says those fears have nonetheless come true.”

Governor, artists take aim at states’ transgender bathroom measures | Reuters

Governor, artists take aim at states’ transgender bathroom measures | Reuters:

“North Carolina’s governor on Tuesday made his latest attempt at convincing legislators to repeal a law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, while more than 140 entertainers called a similar measure proposed in Texas ‘a poison.'”