grammar of "trans" in "trans [person]" (319 words)
(Caveat: I am not a linguist - I am repeating what I have been told and has struck me as credible.)
The prefix "trans-" comes from a Latin preposition meaning "across" and attaches to a stem to create an adjective - for example, "alpine" to create "transalpine", "on the other side of the Alps" (from Rome). The prefix "cis-" is its mirror - "cisalpine" means "on the same side of the Alps" (as Rome).
In conversations about gender, these words have been used to modify the term "gender" to create "transgender", meaning "across gender" (from one's assignment), and "cisgender", meaining "within gender" (that one was assigned). Because nobody likes saying a three-syllable word when a one-syllable word would do, these are frequently shortened to "trans" and "cis" in ordinary conversation, but remain /adjectives/, not /prefixes/.
Why does this matter? Well, it's not the most important thing in the world, but it matters because formations like "transwoman" and "transman" have a long history of being used for that most fundamental of anti-trans purposes: implying that trans people are not their actual genders. After all, "transwoman" is literally an entirely different word than "woman". (One that looks weird as a noun because grammatical norms say it should be an adjective, but never mind.) The change of wording from "transman" to "trans man" matters because it reflects a change in /thought:/ this is not some odd kind of being with a gender like that of a man, but trans'd; this is a man with a descriptor, like a tall man or an autistic man or a cute man. A trans man is a man and a trans woman is a woman in the same way that a trans athlete is an athlete, a cis comedian is a comedian, a short person is a person, and a belabored example is an example.
I hope this is informative to some folks.
we need to reclaim programming as something for everyone
we need to reclaim it as a thing to use for fun and as a personal tool, instead of something you learn for careers to impress corporations
computer programming should be a place where misogyny, sexism, corporations, and capitalism don't belong
Any system that doesn’t follow the structure of “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need” is unjust to those with lesser abilities or greater needs
And dispose of the thought of determining anyone else’s abilities or needs, now or ever. The solution will never be to categorize and individually diagnose every single condition that might affect someone’s ability, giving Latin names to the ones that you decide deserve respect and telling everyone else to suck it up and stop being lazy
Radical disability/neurodiversity justice is guaranteeing access to all material needs to everyone, and making all labor and activities voluntary and consensual. No one should have the power to decide what or how much someone needs, or what or how much someone should provide. No one should have the power to decide who’s “gaming the system” or “just being lazy”
The able-bodied, the neurotypical, and those who suffer from allism can feel free to boost this
Veganism as colonialism
@turtlebirb although i agree this white ppl bashing others for not being "woke" is racist af, but same is for the imagery of "native people living in harmony with nature". so called " native" people don't lve outside the capitalist dynamic of exploitation and utilization of nature and the romantization of natives as living in "harmony with nature" follows an colonialist narrative of "natives= nature vs whiteppl=culture" and is fucking dangerous, pls stop it
On va le dire encore une fois (et ça sera sans doute pas la dernière ) :
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.