I wore that because it makes me look beautiful. I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, “Wow, I’m really great-looking.” … I think I’m the greatest, anyway.
Happy birthday, Iggy!
The idea that there are only two possible genders and that those genders are rigid and fixed is an organising principle of life in most modern societies. It affects everything, from how we dress to whom we can marry and what work we get to do to whether or not we will be paid for that work.
Discussion of conditions such as intersexuality threatens all that. It gives the lie to the gender binary, exposing it as not just flawed, but scientifically inaccurate. And so we carry on shoving intersex and transgender folk to one side and forcing everyone who isn’t “normal” to damn well act that way or face harassment, discrimination and violence, from the playground to the pulpit.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He's Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed →
Buried deep at the end of an obscure panel discussion.
A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation. [IMDb]
On the PR bullshit of Cannes festival Thierry Fremaux and the myth of “good enough.”
So I’m glad that Roman Polanski, Laurent Cantet, Arnaud Desplechin, Olivier Assayas, and more than 150 French directors and scriptwriters have all put their support behind the English-language translators at ASIF (Anglo Subtitlers In France), a group that has taken up defending our profession to combat a tidal wave of low-cost practices from primarily subtitling laboratories, looking to reduce costs and increase their profits.