Service-based NGOs are to the corporate-owned state as indie rock is to the recording industry – they both allow their institutional counterparts to offer up the illusion that an anemic few can serve the supposedly deviant masses. People absolutely need these alternatives and services, but those feminists who cling to “choice” must stop pretending that they are enough, that they comprise a movement.
To return to a basic truth contained in that brief mention of capitalism: economic justice is reproductive justice, and vice versa. A lack of economic resources prevents people from accessing care, and limiting access to that care deprives people of economic resources.
It’s the most beautiful time of the year, y’all.
This is the time of year where queers all over this lovely country of ours put on theirshortest of shorts, their most glittery of glitter, their most bronze of bronzer, and work on making their hair as high as humanly possible. We primp, we preen, we curate the most fabulous ensembles in hope of catching the eye of that gender fucking Femme who works at the only bookstore in town that carries Curve (that’s still a thing, right? Okay, Original Plumbing, then).This is the time of year that we all wait so patiently for: The time of year where we are allowed to be bold and brash.
That’s right, queermos. You know it, you love it: PRIDE!