re bds post on not needing academic shit to have
February 3, 2013
re: BD’s post on not needing academic shit to have her thoughts.
i’ve said before that i’m generally comforted to read stuff other people
write that is similar or confirms my own feelings and intuitions. because
i do believe in a shared reality. and it grounds me to know that i’m not
the only person who feels this way.
and you know what the greatest thing about tumblr and stuff liekk this is?
the fact that i don’t have to seek this confirmation in generally
inaccessible, dry academic works.
i can directly talk to other people. we can share our thoughts and
feelings. and circumvent the gatekeeping/knowledge production of academia
because. yeah. i don’t doubt bell hooks is awesome (momentarily
discounting the trans critiques i’ve seen). but i’d rather read BD. her
stuff is immediate and i rarely have to strain to understand what she is
this is also what is most awesome about having something like
genderessence. because. as much as the pro-injustice people have made fun
of me for ‘making up a tumblr sj term’
it has already served its purpose.
my conversations here have been worth a thousand hours of sitting in a
class reading/discussing shit