Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Two Letters on Communication

Make sure to check out my first post on terms and definitions so you know what I'm talking about!

Interaction From Allies to Minorities:  Recognition of Privilege

Recently, a school-sponsored promotion was being organized on my campus for a “drag show.”  Notice the quotations.  This alleged “drag show” was to allow volunteers from anywhere get up on stage to perform under the ever-so-elegant premise of “boys dress as girl” and “girls dress as boys.”  The gender essentialism alive here is enough to make a trans* activist vomit, and factoring in the negative attitude in my community doesn’t make it better.