This is a continuation of my Mushishi-like artist box project. Inspired by the “Mushishi” TV animation series I’m making a backpack-box for outdoor painting sessions. In this video I’m showing the finished box and all the small adjustments I made to it.
My best guess on the desire to refer to people by the sex they were assigned at birth (I refuse to accept the frame of 'misgender') is that it's what hardcore Christian types have to do to comply with Telos or whatever.
Oh, come on.
The thing the right is doing is not ‘refer to people by the sex they were assigned at birth’.
When they see somebody, they assume their gender just like virtually everyone else does. Deep voice, facial hair, pronounced jaw, wearing male clothes? Gets a he pronoun. Shorter, different voice, different facial features? Gets a she pronoun. You do not use the rule ‘refer to people by the sex they were assigned at birth’, no one does.
Here are some experiences we might want a word to describe. What if someone’s presentation is ambiguous? In my experience lots of people hazard a guess anyway and round the person off to whichever of ‘male’ and ‘female’ seems closer. Some people just feel extremely awkward and upset and act like the person is not a person. Some people ask and do what the person requests. Some people default to ‘they’.
And what if someone’s presentation is quite clear, but does not seem to match their physical features? For example, they have a receding hairline and a strong jaw but are wearing makeup and a pretty dress? Here again some people are deeply uncomfortable and decline to acknowledge the person, some people presume the person is presenting in ways associated with being gendered ‘she’ because they want to be gendered ‘she’ and use that, some people ask and do what the person requests, and some people decide that this person is Really A Man and use ‘he’.
Again, that behavior is not an assessment of the person’s sex assigned at birth, it is an assessment of what they kindaaaa look like. This has happened to cis women I know of. Their birth assignment didn’t help, since they didn’t happen to be carrying it around (and in some places you can change the gender on your birth certificate anyway). What’s going on here is ‘this person looks like a man to me so I’ll call them ‘he’ regardless of what they want or what they were assigned at birth or what’s biologically accurate.’
We just finished building a gourd trellis for the Hillside Garden at the chancellor’s house! This trellis will be growing snake gourd, ridge gourd, and sambar cucumber for use in traditional Indian dishes.
I posted about it on twitter soon might as well show it here too.
I’ve been trying to buy a real Dance Dance Revolution arcade can for a long ass time and it’s just not happening. Either they aren’t for sale in my area or someone beats me to it. But, if you recall, I’ve made my own arcade cab previously I figured I’d DIY it.
I am building an arcade style USB Dance pad with wood and metal. I cut the control box out of a soft pad and I’ll be soldering the new wiring on to that. I’ll also harvest the bar from my old set up to go on this new one as well. Still a long way to go but hey, it looks like a real pad at this stage!
Included photos of the soft pad in case you were wondering what was in those things.