Archive for March, 2015

Question time.

My question for any political party wanting my vote, what are you going to do for me?  Selfish of me to ask, but we should all be asking that question.

So, as a single 40 year old transsexual woman with no kids, currently no job, renting a tiny 2 up 2 down end terrace.  I’m guessing nothing.

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Phil Robertson on raping and killing atheists.

Ffs! You don’t need religion to know what’s right or wrong.

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Two guys break into an atheist’s home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot ’em and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off in front of him. And then they can look at him and say, ‘Isn’t it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged? Isn’t it great that there’s nothing wrong with this? There’s no right or wrong, now is it dude?’ Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if this was something wrong with this? But you’re the one who says there is no God, there’s no…

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Depression sucks.

Depression is more than just feeling down or unhappy. Right now, I should be asleep before I start my new job in the morning, but I have this overwhelming feeling of “I can’t be bothered”, and that seems like I’m being lazy, or I’m downplaying the situation, but that’s really how I feel right now, I just can’t be bothered. I’ve felt like this the night before I’ve made plans to go racing or meet a friend, I get excited by the prospect, I know it’s for my own good / I’ll enjoy myself, but I just lose the will or the motivation to do anything about it at the last minute, so much so that I end up feeling ill sometimes like I am now.

I know I should try again to get to sleep, get my act together and get my arse on the train down south later today, but I really just can’t be bothered right now.

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Is motherhood a privilege?

Why I thought this post would be anything different than “ooh, poor women being downtrodden by evil men” is beyond me, so I’ll answer the question I thought was being asked first.

Is Motherhood a privilege? – When compared to “male privilege” or “white privilege”, then no, I don’t believe it is, as that implies you are in a better position as a parent than a non-parent. Is parenthood a right? No, you no more have the right to be a parent than you have the right to drive, or to a job. You choose to be a parent (for the most part), so it’s a privilege in the traditional meaning of the word.

No, as for the usual “ooh poor women” blah blah blah. FFS! Adults have free will. We can do what we want within the laws of the country we’re in (yes in some countries some laws need changing but that’s for another blog post). Stop winging that “ooh the patriarchy is stopping me from doing this” or “the patriarchy is stopping me from doing that”, bollocks to the patriarchy, if you want to do something, it’s not illegal, no one’s going to get hurt or injured, then what the fuck is stopping you??? Honestly, if there’s someone you want to do or feel you need to do then fucking do it and stop complaining, and before anyone bangs on anymore about patriarchy, ask yourself, “can I vote?” and if you can, that’s because people stood up for their and your rights against oppression, and they most likely had bigger, badder oppression to deal with.

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This is likely to be a disputed position, but Forest Green Feminism believes so, and argues her point. She is very careful to point out that she does not deny male privilege or the fact that motherhood is a form of compliance, but she argues that beyond that motherhood does confer privilege over non-mothers.

First, the aggrandizement of motherhood is really about the favoring of sons — their creation, their nurture, their ultimate elevation into the power structure as high as they can go based on other factors, like race, class, and their own level of conformity. It is the duty of mothers to raise acculturated sons. Rape and male violence (down the hierarchy) are culturally-accepted norms. Mothers are to defend their sons against charges of rape and other forms of violence against ‘lessers,’ usually women but also marginalized men. And mothers do!

When I suggest that women’s loyalties…

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Declaration

After seeing some really stupid comments on a Facebook group tonight from some men’s rights activists about feminism and feminists, can I just say that you are bonkers, stark raving out your fucking tree to believe what you posted, and the trans excluding feminists, the same goes for you.  As of this moment, I am declaring myself a human rights activist, who isn’t all that active but is in spirit.

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Tired of it all

You know, I’m just so tired of reading the same thing on the same blog sites. “Men are bad and stereotypes. Women are perfect, can be whatever they want to be but are subjugated by evil men and the patriarchy”.  You know what, shut up, shut the fuck up, stop complaining, and do something to make a change if your life or the lives of other people are so shit.  You think you’ve had a hard life? Newsflash! Life isn’t easy for anyone.  I was bullied and picked on from day 1 of school at the age of 5 because the person / people doing it thought it was fun.  I was called all the names under the sun from fatty to puff, to ginger and variations of and you know, my life was still easier than some people on the planet who’ve had real struggles and real problems. I never had to worry where my next meal would come from, I was always in nice clean clothes, I had a loving family that looked out for me and vice versa, some people don’t have that. There are kids who have to take in adult responsibilities when they’re still children. Kids in Africa who have to sort through rubbish to earn 10 pence so they can eat that day. Pre-teens all around the world that have to look after an ill parent, and some people complain and shout “it’s not fair!” At the world because someone hurt their feelings or they don’t get paid enough or their boss made a hurtful comment.  Well suck it up buttercup and do something about it to make things better, as bitching about it on the Internet will only get others agreeing or disagreeing with you, and no progress made.

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Ask me anything #1

Not that I’m blatantly ripping off someone else’s blog idea, no no I’d never do that, shit why is my nose getting bigger?  But I’ve seen others do it and been thinking for a few days, why not try it myself, so, ask me anything you want and I’ll try to answer in as honest and open way as I can.

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