Anonymous asked: i support trans rights but lavern cox is a misogynist :(
Just for kicks, I googled “‘Laverne Cox’ misogynist”—shockingly, every single result was a stinking load of TERF-tastic radfem bullshit. Well I never.
If I might save others the trouble, Laverne Cox is supposedly a misogynist for having produced and starred in a makeover show, TRANSform Me, which saw a team of trans women style and coach cis women through makeovers. By encouraging other women to don corsets and heels and feel sexy, Laverne Cox promoted a big misogyny.
But mainly she’s Black and she’s trans and she’s open about herself, unapologetic and visible, and that makes shitty people uncomfortable.
Did you drop that “e” at the end of her name in an attempt to misgender her on the sly? Probably. :(
[The United States is an oligarchy, not a democracy.] …[F]indings provide support for two theories of governance: economic elite domination and biased pluralism. The first is pretty straightforward and states that the ultra-wealthy wield all the power in a given system, though some argue that this system still allows elites in corporations and the government to become powerful as well. Here, power does not necessarily derive from wealth, but those in power almost invariably come from the upper class. Biased pluralism on the other hand argues that the entire system is a mess and interest groups ruled by elites are fighting for dominance of the political process. Also, because of their vast wealth of resources, interest groups of large business tend to dominate a lot of the discourse. America, the findings indicate, tends towards either of these much more than anything close to what we call “democracy.”
In either case, the result is the same: Big corporations, the ultra-wealthy and special interests with a lot of money and power essentially make all of the decisions. Citizens wield little to no political power.—
In case it wasn’t perfectly clear to you through lived experience already, an Ivy League school makes it clear.
basically rich white people come to the conclusion poor POC knew allllll along.(via talesofthestarshipregeneration)
hey so myself and a friend (glitterishfreak) and possibly a few others are finally getting that trans collective up and running. we’re looking for other people who are interested (especially DMAB people, and people of color) to join. please send me a message if you’re interested.
reblogging for the night crowd