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Nobody Passes by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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May 03, 2010

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Collection of essays on passing, with a focus on intersectionality (often, but not exclusively, trans + something else). Big variety of approaches and viewpoints (and quality of writing). Interesting experience to read some things that seem too radical even for me -- I should do that more often. The best of these allowed me to look through the eyes of someone with very different experiences than my own a little bit -- the worst seemed like mini-hit-pieces on small political scenes that the authors had just flamed out of. (Though to be fair, Rocco Bulldagger's essay The End of Genderqueer kinda fits that decription, and yet it rocked. Good writing can do that.)

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