Stupid Girls

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"No dogs, Mexicans, Indians or niggers allowed"

You are reading

Linda actually felt she had to APOLOGIZE for sending me the link to Casa Fascistas! Gawd! She never thinks of my g/f as anything BUT female; it never occurred to her they'd be such pigs.

I wrote this back to her:

If we were an interracial couple and they refused us accomodations, I could sue their asses off and OWN that damned place! But they're taking advantage of the dominant culture's REFUSAL to acknowledge the existance -- let alone the civil rights -- of gender Queers. They don't HAVE to accomodate us, because Civil Rights legislation doesn't cover trannsexuals, intersexed, transvestites, etc. Fits right in to their convenient "old girls' club" mentality and they're exploiting the HELL out of both that loophole AND the law!

So much for heros, huh?

Casa Separatista

You are reading a very ignorant reply to my inquiries about Casa Feminista, post below.

Here's my reply:

So, without bothering to educate yourselves on what "intersexed" means, you've decided to participate in the paradigm of conformative genital tyranny. First, a person wasn't welcomed in society if s/he didn't have a normative penis. I thought this was the original impetus for feminism.

Now, the so-called, "feminists" are aping the male-domination standards: unless we approve of the genitals with which you were born, you're not welcomed.

Well, I won't stay where I'm not welcomed. My partner's challenges, courage and personal integrity are far more important to my ethics than some arbitrary standards, imposed by self-admittedly prejudiced and ignorant people who can't appreciate a woman's right to be who she really is. She can't help her intersexed genitalia any more than she can help her skin color, webbed toes or brilliant mind; she was born with them.

Her gender trauma is reviled in the so-called, "straight" community, and it's rejected by the so-called, "Queers." I thought the term, "Queers," had been adopted just for that reason: that there are more categories of non-normative sexuality and gender than the so-called, "straights" allow, and that they hate and revile ALL of us. I doubt they'll make the distinction, when they come with the torches, of Lesbian separatist or intersexed female; they'll come after ALL of us.

Didn't Sonia Johnson experience enough of that with the LDS church? Well, SHE was excommunicated. It hurt; it separated her from family and culture. I resent being "excommunicated" from mine.

I suggest you change your facility's name to, "Casa Separatista." Feminism is about choosing ones own life, independent of the tyranny of normative genitalia. It's not about exclusion.

The fact that you mentioned this LAST in your email, beneath goats, trucks, etc., tells me how timid we are, as Queers, to really stand for the rights of those we've barely met. We have met the enemy; he is us.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Casa Feminista

Hi, yall. How's it going.

Linda Lopez McAllister forwarded your website to her friends, so I checked it out.

I have these questions:

My partner was born intersexed. Later, she had reassignment surgery. I know some women's spaces have issues with "transsexuals," so I need to know if we're welcome.

Second, we drive a big moving van truck: 10 ft. tall by about 20 ft. long. Is there space to park that?

Third, if I bring my 2, pet goats & my blind dog, may they sleep on the property? In my truck, if need be. The goats are really pets, but not house trained. They can also sleep in pet crates. They're not obnoxious, 'though they do chew, so I keep an eye on em.

Fourth, my birthday's coming up, end of August. Could we have one of the less expensive rooms at that time for, maybe, two days? Also, can I do any work to pay off part of the rent?

Last, I have a BUNCH of old, '70s feminist literature that needs a good home. Do you want anything for your library? I was an editor on the Lesbian Tide, back in the day.

Well, THAT should keep yall busy for a while!

Rogi Riverstone