if you’re saying that i, a trans woman, have got the best of both worlds you had better be fucking referring to the fact that i have the Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana concert spectacular The Best of Both Worlds on HD blu-ray because anything else you could be trying to say about me with that statement is fucking repulsive.
this hurts because its so damn close to home. i wish that my tender fat baby genderqueer self had seen this.
There is little precedent for fat androgyny. Generally our androgynous icons are svelte and lacking in secondary sex characteristics. David Bowie, Tilda Swinton, Katherine Hepburn; these small-bodied, predominately white figures of androgyny have created an aesthetic with little room for deviation. This means that for those of us with bodies that do not conform to traditional standards of androgyny, we are often misread and misunderstood, even in queer spaces.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
I’ll reblog this infinitely.
Still processing the events of today. Starting to sink in, but I am letting myself stray toward second guessing my abilities as a teacher rather than freak out about things that could have been but didn’t happen.