The Violence of Law: Excerpts from My Dissertation

"To rephrase Derrida, through jurisprudence of equality, the law that seeks to include trans subjects within the framework of liberalism is a cisnormativity thinking itself as anti-cisnormative, a cisnormativity in the consciousness of a liberating progressivism (original quote is ‘ethnocentrism’ in Derrida, 1967, 120)." "What law seeks to do is to cast light, as Derrida … Continue reading The Violence of Law: Excerpts from My Dissertation

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Commodifying Epistemic Practices: Race, Gender, and Dialogue

I will try to keep this entry brief, since so much of it can come across as mansplaining (which is really just cis-splaining—but I’ll save that for another day). It’s in reaction to several blog posts concerning appropriation and expropriation of black femininity by cis gay men (I’m assuming the Time piece was referring to … Continue reading Commodifying Epistemic Practices: Race, Gender, and Dialogue

Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” Video

See the video here. And don't read the comments.I was taking a bath earlier, enjoying a cold beer, listening to this song—but specifically watching this video, nearly on repeat for about half-an-hour. I had a few thoughts about it I wanted share.Now, off the bat, as a cis-queer guy, I can’t speak for my trans* identifying … Continue reading Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” Video