In response, a group of intersex writers known as Inter/Act sent an open letter to Fox News suggesting that, gosh darn it, intersex people are people too, despite the Fox and Friends team’s ignorance of their existence and unwillingness to acknowledge their identities. They went on to suggest that sex, like gender, may not be a simple binary and that our society might just be oversimplifying things a little bit by forcing everyone into two separate and mutually exclusive boxes based on first glance at birth.
"If any creature tells you it hungers, feed it.
If it tells you that it is dirty, clean it.
If it cries to you that it hurts,
if you can,
ease its pain.”
was the last time
with genuine sorrow
and longing to change
you got on your knees?
I could get some work done
here, I shrugged;
I had done it before.
—Franz Wright, “Boardinghouse with no Visible Address” published in February 2014 Poetry Magazine
It wants to have a family business
in sheet metal or power tools,
and it wants to have a diner
where the coffee tastes like diesel fuel,
and it wants to find the glory
of a town they say has hit the skids,
and it wants to have a snow day
that will turn its parents into kids,
and it’s embarrassed
but it’s lusting after a SUNY student
with mousy brown hair
who is taking out the compost
making coffee in long underwear
—"Southern California Wants To Be Western New York" by Dar Williams
In order for oppressed populations to gain a voice in late capitalist culture they must prove themselves not a threat to the ruling class through how they behave, how they present themselves and the modesty of their demands. This works on both a group and individual levels.
So you guys know that we have a whole bunch of exclusive comics available at Emerald City Comicon, right? We’ll be releasing more information about them in the weeks to come, but we thought you should know, since Grace Ellis made it official on twitter, that Lumberjanes #1 will be available at ECCC (a whole 12 days early) to purchase at the BOOM! Studios booth. And since Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, and Noelle Stevenson will be there you can totally get it signed!
HECK YEAH WE WILL
I love this.