Queen Emily, Lisa, Sarah Jaffe… have a new Blog Socialism and…
Now I could write a whole bunch of stuff saying how wonderful the people at QT all are and how great an idea I think their new Blog is… But I’d only be repeating myself.
What I am going to say is that I have seen this one coming. It has to. When this blog started out it pretty much focused on just transsexual issues. But transsexual and transgender folks live in a larger world, one where wars, fascism, climate change and economic issues all play a role in our oppression. Therefore this blog changed. I’m seeing this happening in a lot of places. I am very happy to see the women of Questioning Transphobia are also making the connections to the issues that unite TS/TG folks with other people who will benefit from a left wing analysis of the social issues of oppression.
So instead of me writing a great long introduction I’ll just say,”Welcome To The Left” and quote the posting from Questioning Transphobia in entirety.
So Lisa and I have been talking about economics a lot lately, for obvious reasons. In the light of this, we’ve started a new blog addressing economic inequality from an intersectional social justice perspective called Socialism And…. There’s a bunch of other folks you might familiar with, including Sarah Jaffe (currently blogging up a storm about music at Bitch) and s.e. smith from FWD/Feminists With Disabilities For a Way Forward, as well as more exciting stuff hopefully coming up soon.
Here’s my welcome spiel from the first post:
The idea of this blog is simple: as an accumulator of the work of those people interested in social justice in its many forms (feminism, womanism, GLBTQIA, disability, anti-war, anti-racist, indigenous rights, immigrant rights, Muslim rights, Judaism, and so on) and a broader focus on the ways in which capitalism creates the conditions for those oppressions. The so-called Leftist turn of “identity politics” has often put the economy off the table in all but the most aspirational, liberal ways, but we will foreground it while remembering that some of us suffer much more than others because of capitalism. We’re interested in how gender, race, disability, sexuality etc interact with capitalism, how our oppression occurs through the economic and the political, and how we change this.
We propose that there are juster, fairer better ways to organize human society than the one we have, and it is high time we started building broad coalitions to do so.“Socialism and…” is about building community, sharing our experiences and theories about the present day and strategies to make a better world. What are the socio-politico-economic causes of oppression, and what are its consequences?
Liberation for all, oppression for none.
We hope you’ll join us.
October 23, 2010 at 10:06 pm
We’re not particularly new to the left, but QT was specifically created to address transphobia from an anti-oppression/social justice perspective which is explicitly left – often radical left.