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Body Politics [18 Jun 2006|04:48pm]

lorrraine
Hi,

I think I see a connection between trans issues, disability issues, fat issues, and appearance issues (lookism). In all four cases we have a socially accepted ideal of what constitutes an acceptable body. A socially acceptable body must have the primary and secondary physical characteristics associated with the gender assigned at birth, it must have certain physical capabilities, it must fall within a certain weight to height ratio and it must have a certain degree of symmetry and proportionality. Otherwise the body becomes unacceptable (trans, disabled, fat, or ugly). Read more...Collapse )

Thanks,
Lorrraine

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this is really long, but I guess it's basically why I started the community [26 May 2006|10:42pm]

iclaimfreedom
I've been reading This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation and it's really amazing.
It is also making me feel like I don't know what the hell I'm doing.
This entry is kind of ridiculous in how much it jumps around and how much it wants and needs but it is important to me. It's basically everything I have been thinking about and struggling with lately in terms of my activism. I'm trying to start a dialogue here.. feel free to post a new entry if you start responding and it turns out to be pretty long. The purpose of all this is support and movement I guess... if this triggers some things you've had on your mind lately please please please write!
andddd the rest..Collapse )

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[23 May 2006|11:19pm]

nuclearvenus
this may be only a little radical,

i kinda love Erin.

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Welcome! [22 May 2006|04:54pm]

iclaimfreedom
I'm still messing around with the page but please feel free to post to your hearts desire. I'm sure I'll add something of substance soon. Maybe we can do some introductory posts once more people sign up.

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