LGBTQ rights supporters rejoiced on Thursday with news that homosexuality is no longer illegal in Lebanon. A court ruling abolished a case against an unna
Western onlookers have a very firm notion of the trajectory along which LGBTQ rights should advance. That trajectory places trans rights as a clear “next step,” something that can only be achieved once the groundwork has been laid by the advancement of the “L,” “G,” and perhaps “B” contingencies (representing lesbian, gay, and bisexual, respectively). But the Lebanese courts are not following that trajectory. The same ruling that decriminalized homosexuality also formally recognized gender variation and codified principles of self-identification. This nuanced view of the interplay between sexuality and gender identification doesn’t fit with the traditional (Western) “gay rights” narrative, and has resulted in Western media coverage that almost completely silences the critical role a transwoman played in achieving this landmark ruling.
Proclaiming Lebanon’s ruling as merely a “victory for gays” is not only an insult to the trans issues underpinning the ruling, but also whitewashes the Lebanese LGBTQ movement, painting it with strokes more easily digestible by Western consumers. The Lebanese case was not and is not merely a “victories for gays” – it is a nuanced and praise-worthy assessment of gender variance. While critics have commented that the ruling falls short of tangible “rights” for gays, in many ways it also far surpasses mainstream Western understandings of gender identity. And this deserves some press.
Angela Davis - The Prison Industrial Complex (17 parts all MP3 files)
01 - On Becoming An Activist.mp3
02 - Race, Class & Incarceration.mp3
03 - Young Black Men & Prison.mp3
04 - Technologies Of Punishment.mp3
05 - The Specter Of Crime.mp3
06 - Political Persecution.mp3
07 - Enemies Are Needed.mp3
08 - Targeting Women.mp3
09 - Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric.mp3
10 - Nike.mp3
11 - The War On Drugs.mp3
12 - Corporations & Patterns Of Immigration.mp3
13 - The Prison Industrial Complex.mp3
14 - Making A Difference.mp3
15 - Who Pays, Who Plays.mp3
16 - What Is To Be Done.mp3
17 - Breaking The Silence.mp3
Using Your Ladycock as a Fashion Accessory
Using Your Ladycock as a Fashion Accessory
by Haley Rose
So you wanna rock out with your cock out? Blatant bulges are barely worthy of mention when men are the bearers in question, but put that cock between the legs of a lady and suddenly the subject is inherently interesting. Some girls have it easy ‘cause they’re teeny and can hide in a bikini but for those of us with some clunk to our junk, this prospect becomes less probable.
…So, why bother?
It’s an unavoidable fact that mainstream society is way out of fashion and simply can’t keep up with the avant-garde, but those of us in the know have found that ladycocks can be the hottest accessory in our ensemble. As an alluring accent or conversation starting statement piece, ladycocks are versatile, functional, and fashionable.
Work It, Don’t Jerk It!
While most men carry their packages as a buck does its horns, we women are frequently pressured to be lady-like and non-threatening in our posture. When not tucking, make sure to let your cock simply be present, accenting your outfit like a purse or a scarf. Using your ladycock as an accessory means allowing it to accentuate your wardrobe without drawing all the attention.
-Pencil skirts should be tight enough to accentuate the outline of the shaft without defining every vein and contour (use leggings and dark colors to help your cock blend in).
-When wearing skinny jeans, let your ladycock simply rest in the pants, like a sly smile just below your belt.
-Trying to conceal your ladycock by holding your purse, coat, etc in front of her will only draw more attention. Wear your ladycock with confidence, as if it’s simply a fact. It’s like forgetting to shave your legs and not giving a fuck about it.
-If you’re particularly gifted and can’t seem to conceal your cock, try buying some lacy ribbon and tying a bow around her; it will add a cuteness factor while making it less threatening to cis people (let’s be real, it’s all about them).
-Be sure to avoid public arousal or you’ll lose a pair of panties and your accessory will become a statement piece… Unless that’s what you’re going for, in which case…
Swing Like a Meat Hook, Baby!
For those of us with a more daring sense of fashion (see: houndstooth on houndstooth), ladycocks can be the statement piece that ties a whole outfit together. Letting your freak flag fly may come naturally or be a bit of a challenge; either way, you better be ready to rock that cock like a prostitute rocks six inch heels; flawlessly.
-Show no weakness, don’t lose confidence, and don’t break concentration. Be matter-of-fact about your package, even in-your-face (though don’t actually put it in someone’s face unless you’ve had a talk regarding consent first).
-Like fucking with gender norms when it comes to fashion? Ladycock can be the perfect way to go the extra eight or so inches when butching it up. Try wearing your ladycock with a pair of skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, a simple v-neck, and a nice coat with shoulder pads.
-Treat your ladycock like you treat your tits!
Think about how much money and effort some girls put into making their breasts look awesome and then direct that energy downwards. No, I’m not suggesting using bronzer to make your balls look bigger (assuming you still have them) but if you’re gonna stuff your tits into a push-up bra why not pick out a pair of jeans that really makes your cock look great? It’s way better than having tacky crap on your butt pockets.
Stop keeping your cock in the back of your closet; practice making her a part of your regular wardrobe. Looking for styling tips and ways to make your cock fit your particular fashion sense? Try looking to magazines, TV, movies, and advertisements for positive, trans, fashion role models.
Oh… right. Well, there’s always tumblr…
Anonymous asked: As a gender revolutionary how imported is passing? Surely it’s a conventional nod from the mainstream and nothing much to be excited about?
Its a complicated topic. I am critical of the concept of passing, and on the one hand I want to destroy it along with the oppressive construct of gender itself.
But hey, I also have to deal with dysphoria and all the nasty shit that comes with growing up as a trans woman in this society, and fuck you for criticizing my mild excitement over the possibility of maybe not being harassed and misgendered all the fucking time for being a trans woman.
So yeah. Im not personally about assimilation or going stealth, I want to end gender, but I also have to navigate it, and having people read me as a man is very harmful to me on many levels, at its worst it make me want to die, and its shitty of you to imply you know how I should live my own fucking life.
Also while I am radical , my gender is about survival, its not a purely political stance. And gender revolutionary sounds trite as shit, I dont think any of my radical friends would use that phrase seriously.