Dusting off some cobwebs

Hi!

So I supposed it’s been a considerably long time since I posted anything original in 2012 after “That Laugh” and the 2012 TDOR entry.

I got up to Elementary level six on My Japanese, but after we didn’t make the numbers for an intermediate class, I sort of, fell into a slump and haven’t been back since.

Maybe, one day I’ll get back into it.

However I don’t know if I should continue onwards or start over from Elementary one again.

Early in the year I got a new 3TB external hard disk to partially take over from my my old 1TB drive after I accidentally knocked it off my desk. So all my old photo’s dating back to 2008 are now forever stuck until I can work out how I may get them transferred to the new disk.

Yes I realise, in hindsight, I would’ve had another to backup from that, maybe watched for any cables connected to my laptop that I was walking through and maybe at the time of incident go easy on the drink..

But hey! I guess what’s past, is past.

Lastly, I’ve finally been able to add Sailor Moon to my Anime DVD collection since I last saw the earlier English dub version the Seven Network used to broadcast early in the morning back in 1999.

Another 90’s anime I never watched but am also getting into is Cardcaptor Sakura, which I’ve also added Book 1 of the Manga as well.

So that is what’s been happening.

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My approach to Cathy Brennan has long mirrored my approach to Ann Coulter; I generally refuse to dignify their deliberate attempts to cruelly incite. Rising to meet their hate, which is deliberately designed to provoke outrage, feels like a vindication of their strategy; what they desire most is attention, and giving it to them hardly feels like a victory for those on the side of the angels. However, after seeing a relatively sympathetic article about Brennan in the online magazine Bustle— which apparently misgenders a trans woman and which some of my friends have fairly derided as a “puff piece”– I felt there are some matters which merit clarification.

During the interview she clearly set aside the instruments of her usual rhetoric and put on her most reasonable mien. Unsurprisingly, nothing she says justifies her behaviour, and much of what she does say is premised on assumptions that have…

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Call for help: please speak out about this joint harassment of a young trans girl by TERFs and the religious right, in unholy alliance

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Please see this post by Cristan Williams at transadvocate.com about the horrible situation involving the coordinated attacks by the so-called Pacific Justice Institute and a certain particularly loathsome and shameless anti-trans “feminist” activist — the latest example of their unholy alliance — upon a young trans girl in Colorado whom they’ve accused of “harassment” in a girls’ room — which, as it turns out, consists entirely of her having the temerity to exist in a bathroom while trans, and  while using the bathroom which she should use and is entitled to use.   At least this one TERF is so single-minded about doing whatever she can to attack trans people, that she’s willing to ally herself (and host the words of) an institution that also devotes itself to homophobia and fighting against (among other things) same sex marriage, gay and lesbian adoption and parenting, etc.

Some media outlets have retracted the…

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A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism

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We are proud to present a collective statement that is, to our knowledge (and we would love to be wrong about this) the first of its kind.  In this post you’ll find a statement of feminist solidarity with trans* rights, signed by feminists/womanists from all over the world.  It is currently signed by 790 individuals and 60 organizations from 41 countries.

The statement can be found here in English. It is also available in French, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian and Serbo-Croatian.

The complete list of individual signatories is available here, or alphabetically or by country. The signatory list of organisations and groups is available here. We would love it if you signed it too. You can either use this form, or email us, or post a comment on this post or on the statement.

Our continued thanks to everyone for your support.

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