My new blog; entry about (gender) identity, etc
HA! I just published the first entry of a blog I have been working on for a while now. The idea is to write thought-trough medium reads of various observations to get more of my texts out the door.
My first entry is on identity, identity politics, and what it means to be uncertain about things in a "social justice wars" setting: https://observatory.blog/identity-uncertainty-and-the-social-economics-of-the-possible
The blog is hosted on Write.as and federates new entries to @read!
In case anyone wonders what the state of trans care in Sweden is, there's an 8-month (Stockholm) or 18-month (my city) waiting time to see someone, and then it apparently takes an additional "6-12 months" before you get a diagnosis.
This is a prerequisite to legally change gender on your ID and in official documents, or for any kind of treatment including hormones.
"Official documents" includes the online-searchable record of all citizens, and your ID number, which encodes gender.
I had forgotten how much I loved #Sens8
mh, dysphoria, theory applied to life
Who could have guessed that roughly 10 years after figuring out that I was probably suffering from dysphoria, I would have finally (unsuccessfully) tried everything to control it except transitioning, including Toughening Up, The Position That Gender Is Not A Thing, and I Can Define Myself As Whatever I Want.
Spoiler: sex/gender is a social construct. Turns out other people's opinions and actions apparently matter.
Also, please send help.
Assange, mention of sexualised violence
My hot take on the #Assange arrest thing is this; I think Assange seems to be an overall unpleasant person and a clown, and that WikiLeaks have gone completely off the rails a long time ago.
I also think that he obviously should be persecuted on the charges of rape and obviously not persecuted for whatever the US is allegating, and would happily walk in a march for both of these cases.