Gender Colonialism

Last week I posted on fecebook “If a person has a penis he’s a man,” which led to my widespread denunciation as a “transphobe.” I’ve written about this before, and anyone paying attention should know better, but I nonetheless commented this: No matter how many times I state that I have trans friends, was standing … Continue reading “Gender Colonialism”

The Banality of Stupid

Dear Future, Greetings from 2017, when we’re having Peak Trans. In 5-8 years this will be over. A generation of children currently being treated¬†with hormones and surgery for being “born in the wrong body” will be suing their doctors and parents. People will no longer say that a penis is female if the penis-haver “identifies … Continue reading “The Banality of Stupid”

Next New No-No

Sigh. No one “owns” Sita Sings the Blues, or any of my Free works, but things like this fraudulent copyright claim keep happening: I’ve never had any problem with Next New Networks. I like its founder Fred Siebert. Since I believe the folks at Next New Networks are cool, maybe they could assist with a … Continue reading “Next New No-No”

Bargain (Ten Thousand Dollars)

Bargain (Ten Thousand Dollars) 71″ x 31.5″ Cotton fabric, wool batting, polyester thread Reverse applique and quilting “Why are works by Marlene Dumas worth millions and those by the stylistically similar Chuck Connelly worth next to nothing? Because surplus capital in the hands of a small group of moneyed types decrees it so, by fiat. … Continue reading “Bargain (Ten Thousand Dollars)”

Ahimsa: Sita Sings the Blues now CC-0 “Public Domain”

I am hereby changing Sita Sings the Blues‘ CC-BY-SA (Share Alike) license to CC-0. A few years ago I started thinking about taking a vow of non-violence: a commitment to never sue anyone over Knowledge (or Culture, Cultural Works, Art, Intellectual Pooperty, whatever you call it). Copyright law is hopelessly broken; indeed, the Law in … Continue reading “Ahimsa: Sita Sings the Blues now CC-0 “Public Domain””