Lies attended Franko B’s Archive launch … Content warning: Discussion of fetish and upsetting imagery The blurby bit Join us to celebrate the donation of
I read this book following my attendance of an event held with the authors of the book – Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan – when they were (sort of) interviewed by Juno Dawson, which I will write about separately and link here when done.
In the past I have been a big fan of Jodi Picoult, having read pretty much everything she has ever written. However, I stopped a few years ago. I can’t remember the name of the book now but do remember finishing it feeling uneasy and disappointed about the glib manner in which a very serious sexual abuse storyline had been used and the conclusion the author had appeared arrived at.
Where did Jeffrey Marsh come from? Wikipedia tells us little, except that they wanted to be a musical star. However, we can establish that Marsh has been annoying since at least 2016 with this article describing him as genderqueer and has been dressing badly since at least 2008 (see video above).
Simon opened the training by saying that trans people don’t feel comfortable in sport and ‘self-select’ out of it. However, inclusion was possible, it just required us to reappraise ‘stereotypes’ and change the way we do things.
Simon read a quote from GI’s ‘research’ from a trans person who was relying on sport to keep them going whilst they waited for ‘hormones and surgery’. A quote from the IOC told us that ‘sport was a human right’. So why did ‘trans folk’ find it hard to take part?
From my original thread posted on Twitter. Mermaids Gender have held a webinar on conversion therapy on their Instagram account. Hosted by Alex Woolhouse, Mermaids
They mentioned a certain wizarding franchise,
Should be ignored.
And that no one was going to see the film,
That couldn’t be mentioned.
(At the time of writing, in the second week of its release, Fantastic Beasts, had made more than $203,816,750 worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. Boy, have people ignored that film.)