kore

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kore wrote (edited )

its funny tho cus if you think about it in the sense of "we call this person "transgender" because that is what makes sense to us in neoliberal heteropatriarchy"

that person has quite literally been "transgendered"

EDIT same with the "colored" thing honestly, by assigning specific categories to wide differences in skin pigmentation, one quite literally "colors" those people, and those people have been "colored," as in "marked, sorted, organized"

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kore wrote (edited )

Ah thanks for reposting this! I've been thinking about this nonstop, there's this series made in the 60s by the National Board of Canada about traditional inuit lifeways called "Tuktu" and the other day in one of the episodes the narrator talks about a hunter self-deprecating! Saying how his harpoon was poorly made and the catch was measly. Cool stuff. Also if anyone is interested in hunter gatherer lifeways you should definitely check Tuktu out! The narration all seems to be translated oral stories, so there's very little western bullshit about the "noble savage man" or whatever. The stories and the footage they got is truly a cultural treasure

I think there's a fear of ridiculing any community members in leftist/anarchist spaces, but perhaps that fear is misguided if these hunter gatherers' techniques seem to work!

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kore wrote

initially i think everyone in a neoliberal society is afraid of having their identity + place in it compromised by anarchy... it takes a lot of personal work to understand how trans is a socially constructed category inextricable from the neoliberal concepts of heterosexuality + Gender.

As far as comparison to other conceptions of so-called "gender", I have never read a historical analysis of them like we see for gender in the West, so I have tended to withhold judgement and conclusions about them because i simply don't understand it well enough. I think that the "non-Western-Neoliberal=good" argument is too general.

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kore wrote

I took a long train ride and saw all kinds of birds! Ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, raptors, crows, pigeons... I saw a kingfisher too. And bufflehead, they're so cute.