someone i’ve macked in a club just posted a bunch of photos from dinah on her facebook. this is probably not that weird, but as someone who hasn’t lived in california in seven years, whose exposure to dinah is 100% through the real l word, this is really fucking weird.
— Vita Sackville-West, from a letter to Virginia Woolf dated 21 January 1926 (via violentwavesofemotion)
Whipping Girl, Julia Serano
This reminded me of this post that’s been circulating lately. Also it sums up why even though MichFest sounds like it would rule, I just can’t really find it ethical to go to it.
i’ve thought about this thing A LOT, and i’ve tried to justify it many ways (in my head like, there are no other places to be with so many dykes of so many different ages at the same time like literally ever!)… but there is no way that i can justify going and still call myself a feminist of any kind, or a radical person of any kind. if you have found a way to do so, i guess that’s cool for you, but if your justification of going is “it’s complicated” or “trans* women are not what the festival is about” or “trans* women can make their own festival” then 1) ew, why are we even friends? and 2) it’s not complicated, how can women not be what a festival FOR women is about!?, and ughhhhhhhhhh. and also, trans* women have been saying this for forever and the fact that cis women (and trans* men) are still like “ilu trans* women but i wanna see jd samson and get fisted in the woods lol but i’ll wear my “trans* women belong here” shirt” is just really really really sad.
had this exact conversation with myself last night, reached this exact same conclusion, a+ not having to write it up myself
— Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Vita Sackville-West dated 23 November 1926 (via violentwavesofemotion)