Yep, ‘cus I totally haven’t complained about feminist transphobia enough yet, right? Still, if you’re going to tell me I’m not welcome at your march cus you don’t want to fuck me, don’t tell me it’s because you’re or a feminist or a lesbian or anything like that — just be honest and say “Hey, I’m a creepy little self-centered pervert and I view activism as an excuse to get laid.” Believe it or not, I will actually respect you more for your honesty.
Hope you like the marginally different new art style — we switched to a drawing in Inkscape.
OK … So this is going to be more of a rant than an article because I’m speaking about something I know very little about.
In the process of doing research for another article I came across the term “The Cotton Ceiling,” which at first I was a bit surprised I hadn’t head before since it was being talked about like this was some big push in the trans-activist community and I thought I was pretty well informed about that. So, catching a hint that something was going on I should probably educate myself about, I did an internet search on the term and what I found was pretty troubling so I thought I’d post my reactions to it here. I’m basically just going to outline a process I went through today exploring the “cotton ceiling” um … theory? I’ll give my first reaction and then also more educated reactions I had once I discovered the context of the term and it’s criticisms … so if you’ve heard the term you might find this interesting and if you haven’t, maybe it will be a good heads-up about some pretty vitriolic fights going down on the internet now and few months ago. There was a flurry of activity about 6-8 months ago but I doubt this issue is dead.
Sorry there’s no comic this week! We’ve been dealing with the flu plus getting the site up plus a TDOR vigil and we just haven’t had the energy for it. Anyway though, I wrote out my thoughts on TDOR this year — mostly for my own benefit but then I thought “what the heck, I have a blog!” and so now you get to read it ^_^
The site is in the process of coming back up! we are planning to re-start our weekly updates but for now we are working on getting the archives back up — first the images, then the transcripts. More news to follow.
On a related note, we seem to have lost about the last year’s worth of Gemini comics — if any of our old readers has a saved copy, please get in contact with us! Thanks!
UPDATE: The comics we were able to find are all up again. However, we can’t find the transcripts. If we can find them in the next week or so we can get the transcripts up relatively quickly. Otherwise we will have to redo them by hand and we’ll get to it as we have time … very sorry to those of you who rely on the written form of the comic!
This site is down for reorganization until further notice!
Old comics and posts will not be accessible during this time. We do not know how long it will take. Sorry everyone!
Update: site coming up again and currently under construction!