scaffolding

September 25, 2008 at 7:22 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments
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I’m not sure if this is kosher for writing a blog, but I’m putting something right here that doesn’t have much substance but *is* some scaffolding for future posts.

Topics I hope to cover in the future:

The term ‘transmasculine’ (and perhaps ‘transfeminine’?  i don’t want it to just be like, “and for transfeminine, the opposite applies.”), a response to Julia Serano’s excellent http://www.juliaserano.com/frustration.html essay, a critique of trans men / transmasculine (ugh) participation in MWMF and other transmisogynist spheres, male privilege without cis privilege, tran men / transmasculine adoption of the slur “tranny”, the thorny issue of “visibility”, trans men / transmasculine participation at women’s colleges (and the decade of media attention this phenomenon has garnered), and other things too!  I’m working on it.

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  1. Hi there,

    I think it’s kosher. It’s perhaps time we were far more open and less stealth about who we are. Anyways, would it be ok for me to link to you?

    Thanks for consideration.

    Linus

  2. definitely kosher.

    and i’d love you to do the interview on my blog..

  3. Oh, Im looking forward to read. 😀

  4. I’m totally looking forward to this blog, too.

  5. I really hope you get around to resuming this!

  6. Please write about all these topics, I would love to hear your perspective on these things.

  7. jay, hi,
    wow this is an old thread…..
    (coming over from QT.)
    i got really stupid there just now,
    …i have been reading bilerico:
    http://www.bilerico.com/2010/04/is_glee_really_a_friend_of_the_lgbt_community.php
    and i am melted down, i guess, lol
    i keep saying “why do we care what they think”
    yet it is really getting to me.
    i’m like:
    “everyone hates us now”
    damn.
    ____________________________________________________________
    ok, your commentS:
    “if you look at the right, the (sadly very neglected) “stufftransmenlike” blog is mine.
    I was mostly just responding to your comment, and to the idea that Betsy’s comment was so out of line, considering the atmosphere it was made in.”

    OK, TO ME, SHE(BETSY) WAS TRANSPHOBIC.
    “TRANSMEN HAVE PRIVILEGE OVER US AT TIMES” IS NOT…
    HERS WAS.(TO ME, ANYWAY.)
    LIKE THE INFAMOUS ‘RUNTS WITH CUNTS’ YOU CAN BE OFFENDED OR NOT,
    (NOT A RUNT, BUT STILL GOT… WELL, ETC)
    BUT IT IS AGAIN, TRANSPHOBIC.TO ME.

    I FEEL WE REALLY NEED A UNITED FRONT, NOT TO SOUND DRAMATIC, BUT…

    “the only other thing i want to say here is what i think is missing from your analysis of comparing queer afab and amab people and trans people among those groups is that maleness and (assumed) masculinity are privileged in both groups in the same way as mainstream culture, and thus trans men with have the privilege among afab queers that trans women won’t have among amab queers.”

    OK, YES,FEM GAY MEN ARE SOOOO NOT VALUED.
    SO OTHERED.TOTALLY.
    BUT…
    THEY HAVE DICKS.
    LOTS OF GAY MEN WILL SEE THAT AS THE POINT, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED.

    AND MANY DRAG PERFORMERS ARE VERY VALUED, IN THE GAY MALE COMMUNITY!

    SOME GAYS SEE T PEOPLE AS GAYS GONE WRONG,SO, WE ARE SCREWED UP VERSIONS, TO SOME OF THEM.
    AND EVEN A FEMMY GUY WITH A DICK
    IS A “GUY” TO 95% OF THEM, MAKE NO MISTAKE.

    SO THAT IS PRIVILEGE I CAN NEVER ACCESS, W/OUT SURGERY.
    A TRANSWOMAN IS STILL ,WELL, YOU GET ME ,”CORRECT”.(BELOW)
    UNLESS POST OP.
    THEY DON’T GET IT.
    READ TONI’S POST ON BILERICO:
    “WE ARE NOT WHO WE SAY WE ARE”
    THAT’S ALL I MEANT.

    BUT, I DON’T EXPECT TRANSWOMEN TO “ACCESS” THAT HALF-ASSED PRIVILEGE. I FEEL THAT IT IS THE SAME FOR ME,THEY CAN BE SEEN AS QUEENS TO OUR BUTCHES, BY GAYS….
    GAY GUYS SEE ALOT OF US AS “BUTCH LES.”
    RIGHT?NOT MEN.

    AND,I DON’T HANG IN THIS COMMUNITY(FTM’S)AT ALL!
    I HAVE LOTS OF MTF FRIENDS, GENDERQUEER, CIS,( YES!)
    AND ONE GUY WHO IS 45 TRANSEXUAL MARRIED WITH KIDS FOR 20 YEARS.
    IN SEMI STEALTH.

    NOT A MACHO ASSHOLE, EITHER, A WHITE COLLAR SALESMAN AND A VOLUNTEER FIREMAN.SO HE IS LIVING AS “CIS” AND POST OP.

    SO, I’M DIFFERANT THEN ALOT OF PEOPLE, I GUESS,
    JUST WANTED TO SHOW MY “VISIBILITY” HERE, YOU KNOW?
    YOU COULD EDUCATE ME I’M SURE ON THE FTM COMMUNITY, IN ALL HONESTY.

    AND I HAD SOME REALLY BAD EXP. THERE INLINE, TOO
    BY NON “GAY FTM’S” (HETS)
    YA KNOW?SO I AM SOOOO NOT DEFENDING THEM.
    (OH GOD ANOTHER BOOK LOL)
    SORRY

    and:”and like how femaleness and [assumed] femininity is devalued in masculinity obsessed cis gay male culture, i especially don’t see how trans women would have any sort of “privilege” there.
    the comparison/reversing between the two groups is not a flawless comparison. and i am a mostly gay [trans] guy and i very much understand what sort of footing that gives me with most cis gay men.”

    OK ABOVE ANSWER AT ALL MY THINKING HERE?
    REALLY, GAY MEN ARE PRETTY DICK ORIENTED,THAT IS WHAT I HAVE SEEN OVER AND OVER.THAT IS MY BASIS HERE.
    I HAVE A “CUNT”.
    SO I AM “CHICK” TO LESBIANS, STRAIGHT CIS MEN, AND GAY MEN.
    PERIOD.THAT IS MY PERSONAL EXP.IN ALL SINCERITY.
    GENITALS RULE THERE, IN MY EXP.
    IF YOU HAVE OTHER INFO., I WELCOME IT.

    THAT’S ALL I MEANT.
    I KINDA DIDN’T WANT TO “GO THERE” ON THAT SITE, ‘CAUSE, IT’S SO ABSOLUTE,AND MAYBE I WOULD BE OFFENDING PEOPLE…. I HOPE IT DOESN’T SEEM RUDE TO YOU, I CALL EM LIKE I SEE EM.LOL

    AND THIS IS TOTALLY UNFAIR OF THEM, I AGREE.
    (CIS PEOPLE)BUT I HAVE NO ANSWER TO IT AT ALL.
    SIGH…..
    ANYWAY, MY 2 CENTS.
    HOPE YOU SEE THIS, I ONE FINGER TYPE AND IT TAKES ME AWHILE!
    DAMMIT!
    LOL

    jay

  8. “AND I HAD SOME REALLY BAD EXP. THERE INLINE, TOO
    BY NON “GAY FTM’S” (HETS)”

    *ONLINE*
    AND I AM NOT “JAY” LOL
    ?WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?
    LOL
    OK,TAKE CARE.

  9. oh yeah and scaffolding rocks.
    lol(mmmm scaffolding…..)

  10. ps sorry if i snarked you on QT! i thought you were snarking me for some reason.sorry i went insane or something…..
    take care!

  11. …….to further cloud the Privilege question,
    try reading Nick Kiddle’s blog…..


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