Aug 23, 2013
commented on Study Says Indie Baristas Really Are Hipster Stereotypes
Vita on the hill. Ugh. Also Bauhaus: the sole reason that I patronize your business is your location and the fact that you are open until 2am.
Otherwise I fucking hate you.
That little espresso stand by the Teriyaki joint on Harrison is staffed by the friendliest baristas on the hill.
Nov 18, 2011
commented on On Glitter, Transphobia, and Hate Speech
Yo Dan. I'm a gay trans woman. After reading more about this, I've had a slight change of heart.
It sucks that you even used the word shemale outside of the quote, and though I get that your definition of the word freak is really positive or whatever, it just sucks to see those words used to describe us so frequently. That's why it hurts, because the rest of society doesn't associate those words with positivity. 99% of the time freak and shemale are used in a really base and pejorative way. And it sucks. It sucks because the people that I work with get exposure to all this and think Its cool to use those words, and that it's somehow OK to regard my sexuality as freaky because it slightly differs from theirs, or JUST because I'm trans. It fucking sucks to be objectified like that. My sexuality is really, really vanilla. As in not freaky. Blaaah.
Anyway, I just want you to know that it really hurts me when you say those words, even in the context that you did, because I walk in those shoes every day nahmeen? I don't give a fuck about the radical queer activists that did this to you. The Eugene people sound like they suck anyway. I'm glad you didn't get hit, and I understand that you did this without ill intentions.
I think you do some great work Dan, just keep in mind that it isn't some esoteric PC battle your fucking with when you say shit like that. You effect my life with the shit say pretty regularly, because you're popular as fuck.