Universal healthcare may not overturn capitalism, but if we believe that people should not have to suffer or die due to lack of access to care then it is counter revolutionary to not support it.

This is your friendly reminder that not only did trans men, trans women, and nonbinary people exist and make contributions all the way back to ancient Sumer and recorded civilization -- but we also often had honored roles in temples and had poetry written about us.

Our modern world has forgotten a lot. Let's remember.

Clearly stating your chapter’s main argument in the introduction and providing a clear recap in your conclusion does not make your book worse and actually improves it

It's on conceptualizing trans alienation from their unpaid emotional labor using a Marxist/Materialist lense. Message me if you're interested in reading it at all.

Wholesome News:
My professor emailed me to tell me my paper was excellent and that I should submit it for the department essay competition.

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Don’t worry everyone! Me and Mario already defeated gender it doesn’t exist anymore

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I also just found out about a modernized, LGBTQ+-oriented liberation theology group that meets on my campus. Definitely needing to try that out!

I have the opportunity to take a whole class on Heidegger's "Being and Time" in the Fall, and I'm feeling super pumped.

Mastodon has been a good bit of working proof of why trans people need online space without the pressure to be political 24/7.

Things that need to be normalised in 2019:

• people using they/them pronouns
• people using neopronouns
• people using multiple sets of pronouns
• people using plural pronouns
• people using their name instead of pronouns
• asking people what pronouns they use

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Errr I made an album?? flixography.bandcamp.com

It's a collection of the instrumental things I've been putting on SoundCloud (although there is one new one as well) - so if you've been enjoying those and want to own them, now you can!

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Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on scholar.social will be by invitation only from 2019 March 27 to 2019 April 3. (The administrator is defending their doctoral thesis on 2019 April 2, and wants to reduce the chances of surprises leading up to that date. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite.)

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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