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Hi, EBABZ organizer here. The Brower Center has generously donated their space to us! We are super grateful for them as it was fairly last minute - all of this has come together this week!
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This little bookshop was for me a major draw to living in the Temescal area. It's terrible that there is no longer room for independent printmaking and bookselling in the neighborhood.
Yess Oakland needs more Bookstores, but what about the density issues in Oakland. What about the resistance and keeping Temescal a Historical District. If no one resists, Nautilus will demolish all of the beautiful historic buildings like 4770A Telegraph. Bookstores Are nice, but what about the displacement of the locals due to Nautilus?
I liked how this article explained the current use of the Internet to reveal an author. I am impressed with the statement: You want to sleep with me because of my writing.
It was in Austin 2006 and 2007, not the first time it has been in the same city 2 years in a row.
The Sons of Tennessee Williams, watch it.
Tender points were a ripoff of mysofacial touch points which are supposed to be sensitive in healthy people. There are a lot more mysofacial than tender points and there was never a consensus on which ones to use; many reputable clinics used very different charts. They have not been used to diagnose fibromyalgia in over 10 years, the official reason being that more women were being diagnosed than men.
In 2010 they started using a survey to "diagnose" fibromyalgia . The WideSpread Pain Areas make up most of the body. If you've had pain in 3 of them in the last week and claim severe insomnia, fatigue and cognitive issues you qualify for the worthless label. If you don't have one of these, you can still get it by claiming a great deal of other symptoms, for which there are no right or wrong answers. fibromyass.com/#touch and fibromyass.com/#now
I think the answer to this article is 'yes'. Going to San Francisco State Uni got me involved with many movements that were looking to tackle capitalism. I volunteered with some Locals and other groups. Like many people in those campaigns, I assumed the archetypal activist role. We would go boycott business schools and hotels that were breaking human rights of non-documented citizens. Those were some pretty disgusting companies. The way they treated their employees was vile and they deserved to be hassled by us so their poor practice could be exposed. But we spent out time shouting at them only to try to make their day a bit more stressful, so maybe once they go home they'll think about how their contributing to a fiendish structure. But I grew out of that mentality because I realized how violent it was. I shifted out of the archetypal activist role. I was not going to change anyone's mind by yelling at them. I thought about it and realized that nobody convinced me to join the locals by yelling at me. I realized that I am better serving the movement as poet, because nothing else has better served my passion for the moment but poetry and the magic of grammar. I believe that if society were a snowplow, artists (that includes everyone who lays pencil or brush to paper, fingers to strings, as well as those who are not typical "artists" but rather just plain good, loving, open hearted, and accepting people) would be the plowshare. Artists are poets and poets are humans. Poetry has the capacity to unsnarl capitalism just like it has had the capacity to untangle the carcinogen cords of every other secular deity (i.e. political system) in recorded history. Poetry has the magnitude to reinvent entire political systems because poetry goes to origin of the system-heirarches themselves—personal psyches.
The answer to the headline is: "No."
Oh, how fun, I wish I could attend. :)
There is Truth to which is portrayed in your statements and there are false truths just to write a good novel. I am the daughter of Frank Koehler. I am here to reveal there is more to this story than meets the many of the eyes that were written about my father. As far as the nephews trying to create a disturbance in how their uncle was protrayed. What facts do you have to back up your claim. I say to you know that is a false statement. Show me the facts Ms. Cameron for I am truly interested of your true side to your story with my father.
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While I'm sure you know your partner's preferences in this regard, Barabara, I highly disagree with your statement. There are female comedians and performers who use the term "bitch" or even "cunt"... does that mean a male critic gets to refer to them as such in a review? There are rappers who use the term "nigger" (and no, I'm not making an analogy between this word and tranny) but does that mean a white reviewer gets to refer to them as such? There are terms used within specific oppressed communities which are property of that community for a reason, and just because someone is reviewing a book written by an author who uses a certain word doesn't mean it belongs in a review (unless it's specifically discussed within a critical social context). And to equate the word "tranny," a term which regardless of who chooses to use it, is still found to be highly offensive by many trans women when used in general parlance, to respectful pronoun usage is kind of absurd. I believe Alison is a cis woman, so, no, she shouldn't be using this slang term for a literary review and just understand that you or any other cis woman is displaying entitlement when you use it outside of a mutually-agreed upon one-on-one situation... and that's regardless of who you choose to sleep with.
I believe in referring to people the way they refer to themselves. It's akin to using the pronoun someone prefers. As such, I think the use of "tranny" in this review is highly appropriate.
Alison, while I appreciate Kate Bornstein seemingly has no problem with the term "tranny," many trans women and some trans men do who find it to be a highly offensive, stigmatizing term. Really, it has no place in a serious review, nor is it a term which non-trans persons should throw around either to show "solidarity" or hipness. If you really want to view yourself as being a trans ally who respects your trans readers, I suggest leaving "tranny" as an inter-community term which trans women and gender variant drag queens choose to use on a person-to-person basis.
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