Hazama Masayoshi + Goto Hidenori: Official Art
people who still propogate peter singer quotes fucking disappoint me…
why can’t we just put this guy to rest? he is not the “father” of animal rights, he does not work towards their liberation, he does not care and never did.
y’all should know better.
This was like the best ted talk i’ve ever seem
So much admiration for this lady I can’t even.
History generally speaks of the Stonewall Inn Riots as the first queer riot and turning point for LGBTQ liberation but before June 1969, two other riots broke out years before and some 3,000 miles away: The 1959 riot at Cooper’s Donuts in Los Angeles and a 1966 riot at Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco.
Though knowledge of both has faded over the years, they provide an important illustration of where trans folk, queens and sexual outlaws figure into the modern LGBT rights movement and what led them to finally stand up to abuse and discrimination.
In the ’50s and ’60s, Los Angeles cops made a habit of screwing with queers: They would raided gay bars, marching the queers out in a line and arresting anyone whose perceived gender didn’t match what was on their ID. Occasionally, they’d even single out a few lucky victims for special attention in the form of insults and beatings. Entrapment was common: Attractively dressed vice cops would cruise gay bars, bathrooms and hook-up spots, pick up tricks and arrest them as soon their target leaned in for a kiss. In other cases, plainclothes cops would wait outside of gay hangouts, trail two men as they walked home and burst into their residence to catch them in the act.
As bad as gay men had it, trans people had it worse: With laws against cross-dressing on the books in California, police kept an eye out for them entering or leaving gay bars—any excuse to raid and shut the place down. (Many gay hangouts rejected trans folk for this very reason.)
Many in the trans community couldn’t get decent jobs (hell, they still can’t) and some resorted to hustling, giving the whole community the reputation of being prostitutes. The media often conflated homosexuals with cross-dressers, drag queens and trans people, making gay men and lesbians resent trans visibility even more.
So what better place to kick back than Cooper’s Donuts, an all-night eatery on Main Street in downtown L.A.? Smack dab between two gay bars—Harold’s and the Waldorf—Cooper’s become a popular late-night hangout for trans folk, butch queens, street hustlers and their johns.
One night in May 1959, the cops showed up to check IDs and arrest some queers:
Two cops entered the donut shop that night, ostensibly checking ID, and arbitrarily picked up two hustlers, two queens, and a young man just cruising and led them out. As the cops packed the back of the squad car, one of the men objected, shouting that the car was illegally crowded. While the two cops switched around to force him in, the others scattered out of the car.
From the donut shop, everyone poured out. The crowd was fed up with the police harassment and on this night they fought back, hurling donuts, coffee cups and trash at the police. The police, facing this barrage of [pastries] and porcelain, fled into their car calling for backup.
Soon, the street was bustling with disobedience. People spilled out in to the streets, dancing on cars, lighting fires, and generally reeking havoc. The police return with backup and a number of rioters are beaten and arrested. They also closed the street off for a day.
The Cooper’s Donut riot often gets confused with the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot some years later: There were similar political circumstances leading up both riots. And like Cooper’s, Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district was a popular all-night hangout for trans people (called “hair fairies” at the time), hustlers and assorted sexual renegades.
And both stories involve coffee cups.
In August 1966, a cafeteria worker called the police when some transgender customers at Compton’s became unruly. When a police officer attempted to arrest one trans woman, she threw a cup of hot coffee in his face. Within moments, dishes were broken, furniture was thrown, the restaurant’s windows were smashed and a nearby newsstand was burned down.
Trans people, hustlers and disenfranchised gay locals picketed the cafeteria the following night, when the restaurant’s windows were smashed again. Unlike the Stonewall riots, the situation at Compton’s was somewhat organized—many picketers were members of militant queer groups like the Street Orphans and Vanguard.
Also, the city’s response was quite different from the reaction in New York: A network of social, mental and medical support services was established, followed in 1968 by the creation of the National Transsexual Counseling Unit, overseen by a member of the SFPD. Directors Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker’s recount the historic two-day incident in their 2005 film, Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.
(The article goes on to say:)
While the current struggle for LGBT equality is taking place in the mainstream, the first soldiers in the battle for our rights weren’t paid political spokespeople, celebrities or even so-called respectable folks. They were trans people, sex workers and their johns—outright fruits and queers reviled by both homophobic mainstream society, who saw them as freaks, and the larger gay community, who resented them as “bad examples.”
It’s an important distinction to make, especially now when queer sexual identity (in its older political context) seems at odds with the larger LGBT equality movement. Queers question laws dictating sexual and gender norms; they seek to dismantle sex- and genderphobic institutions rather than just try to find a place for the LGBT community within such oppressive systems.
“Sylvia Rivera kicking ass on stage after some radfems & transphobes tried to refuse her the right to speak at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day rally. Said radfems then had their own march in part protesting trans participation in Pride. A precursor to today’s Dyke March.”
It is women like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson who started the Stonewall riots and queer liberation. 43 years later, trans women of color, the people who started the movement, are the people maligned and left behind by it.
Sylvia went home that night and attempted suicide. Marsha Johnson came home and found her in time to save her life. Sylvia left the movement after that day and didn’t come back for twenty years.
i never said that, though? PETA has literally created campaigns that implement the things i listed. if you REALLY need me to spoon feed you links and not use your very evident internet connection to look for yourself, then i will, but geez, anon, it doesn’t take more than a quick google search to notice how PETA uses women in their campaigns.
still laughing at you. i hope you don’t think you’re actually FOR animal rights when you’re spewing things like that. it makes sense, of course, to me now, why someone like you would work for an organization like HSUS.
animals are not ours to use. it’s a real simple concept, and maybe you’ll understand it one day. probably not, though, but that’s okay with me because i know that there are other people out there who WILL, and i’m a lot more concerned with them than i am with boring animal welfarists.
thanks for playing~
i’m totally touched that you think my ‘stance’ is extreme, but i’m laughing at you for lumping me in with peta, who pretty much hate women, what with their frequent sexualization, fat-shaming, body shaming and use of rape culture imagery to promote veganism—none of which i do.
it’s almost like the organization thinks veganism is a thing that’s going to happen overnight? of course it’s going to take a while-decades, certainly, if not centuries, for the majority to be vegan. is that really a good enough reason to stop your “activism” at animal welfare?
certainly, no problem.
animal welfare does not seek the abolition of animals as commodities. in regards to the HSUS, they have no qualms about the raising of animals for food, but only about the quality of their life; essentially they buy into the humane myth, advocating instead for an end to gestation crates and caged hens. while these things are not necessarily bad, seeing as they do reduce the suffering these animals go through, this is their end goal. they have no intention of pushing any further to stop the oppression animals face. if they truly cared about animals, they would not want animals killed “humanely,” they’d want them not to be killed at all, and would promote veganism as a means to an end.
additionally, this article has bits from an interview with HSUS’s president and CEO, Wayne Pacelle, which further illustrates why the HSUS is totally gnarly and just-no-good.
(i hope that explained things better? if not, i could elaborate further, if need be.)
they’re animal welfarists, not an actual animal rights group. there’s nothing ~revolutionary~ about that.
do i keep playing blackwell legacy or go to bed?
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform.
heyy cpg said some pretty cool stuff like this but i wrote a research paper last semester about the fact that she was a white supremacist like. one of her ideas for reform was that we oughta round up all the black people and put them in forced military service so they can be put to use and removed from society. basically she believed that white women needed to rise up and take their place beside white men as the rightful rulers of society. make no mistake, gilmans feminism was all about white women and this absolutely changes the context of everything she wrote
Oh, and while we’re talking about sex-repulsed people:
- It’s okay if you’re sex-repulsed because you have experienced sexual abuse or trauma in your past.
- It’s okay if you’re sex-repulsed because sex feels painful, uncomfortable or frightening to you.
- It’s okay if you’re sex-repulsed and there’s no “cause” for it, it’s just how you’ve always been.
- It’s okay if you feel sex-repulsed sometimes and not repulsed at other times, or if you’ve become more/less sex-repulsed over time.
- It’s okay to be afraid of sex.
- It’s okay to think that sex is disgusting.
- It’s okay to like reading/watching fictional sex but not want it in real life.
- It’s okay to be repulsed by some sexual things but not by other sexual things.
- None of the above things make your feelings weird, messed-up or unhealthy.
- You don’t need to “overcome” your dislike of sex. If you’re happier without sex, then that’s great, you don’t need to change.
- If you want to become more comfortable with sex, or if you think therapy will help you be happier with yourself, then that’s fine, too.
- If your partner wants you to do something sexual that you’re not comfortable with, then they’re the one in the wrong, and they need to stop. Your feelings and comfort are important, and you never owe sex to anyone.
- If your partner wants you to change, or to stop being sex-repulsed or asexual, then they are wrong. You deserve a partner who loves you the way you are, respects your feelings, and doesn’t ask you to change for them.
- You do not need to be sex-positive, or willing to have sex, in order to be a “healthy” or “normal” asexual person.
- Some sex-repulsed people aren’t asexual-spectrum. All of the above applies to them, too!
- Whatever your feelings about sex are, it is perfectly okay to feel the way you do, and there is nothing bad, abnormal or wrong about your feelings.
ally is not an identity category
ally has never been an identity category
ally will never be an identity category
at best it’s something you choose to live into daily without expecting accolades
at worst it’s a fiction invented to recenter discourse around the “good” members of an oppressive class rather than on the marginalized and the systems that marginalize them
fuck ally week
Who says money can’t buy happiness. Money can buy you a 100 acre plot of land which you can turn into a farm sanctuary for rescued animals and that is happiness.