Posts Tagged ‘transgender’

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This episode features the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassandra Giudice from Transgender Awareness Australia. This talk was recorded at the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS Oceania) conference – you can hear all of the talks from this conference here and you can also hear a recap of this conference on episode 152.

We’re also joined by Lara Drew and Dan Kidby from Veganarchy who discuss the upcoming 2017 ICAS Oceania conference, which will be in Melbourne from the 15th-16th of July. You can hear them discuss their article ‘The lines are being drawn, the case for a divided animal movement’ on our last episode, #169.

There’s also a discussion on 457 visas and a sense of entitlement over “Australian jobs” – reflected in the Labor party’s shocking Australians First ad. Along similar lines but in a US context, sociologist Michael Kimmel links Donald Trump’s success to white male rage and a sense of entitlement over “our jobs”.

This episode is brought to you by “Critical Animal Katherine” – thanks a lot to Katherine for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign! This Crowdfunding campaign is now over but please support the show by sharing our episodes around on Twitter and Facebook – thanks 🙂 

Book Recommendation:

Tranny – Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace.

Clips:

Urthboy and Group 120 ‘Jamshed’ – from the album ‘Key of Sea’, War on WomenSecond Wave Goodbye’, the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassandra Giudice, AkalaFire in the Booth – part 1’, Against Me!Norse Truth’.

*This title is a quote from Karen Parker.

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This episode features Katie’s introduction to queer issues talk for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here and both the audio and PowerPoint are embedded below.

For more on trans issues specifically, check out Cassie Giudice’s talk ‘Transgender Awareness and the Law’ – this talk is from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 conference. You can listen to all of the talks from this conference here.

Also covered throughout the episode is some further discussion on sex positivity, building on points made on episode 145.

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You can listen to our audio recording of the ‘It’s Time: Close the Camps, Bring the Refugees Here!’ Melbourne rally here. We also encourage everyone to watch The Feed!

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Clips:

Green DayKing for a Day’, Katie’s introduction to queer issues talk, Flight of the Conchords ‘If You’re Into It’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Katie’s talk, here: An Introduction to Queer Issues. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Myq Kaplan promoting veganism as part of US Veg Week, http://usvegweek.com/

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Katie is back for this one and we’re joined by one of our favourite comedians Myq Kaplan, who will be performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He discusses travelling as a vegan, the potential for comedy to promote important political ideas, and aiming for greater diversity in comedy. We encourage people to check out Myq Kaplan’s podcast Hang Out With Me, buy his CDs, follow him on Twitter and like him on Facebook!

Other stuff covered on the episode is: Lindsay McDougall’s article ‘10 Reasons to go Vegan that have Nothing to do with Animal Rights’, Nick’s talk ‘Hybrids or Hummus: Which has the Biggest Impact?’, a new free online vegan starter pack, comedian Judith Lucy’s show ‘Judith Lucy is all Woman’, privilege and police, and there’s plenty of contributions from our dog Charlie.

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Clips:

Myq Kaplan ‘Adam & Eve’ from the album ‘Small, Dork and Handsome’, Good Clean Fun ‘Vegan Revolution Draft Dodger’, Part 1 of our discussion with Myq Kaplan, Myq Kaplan ‘Ducks and Vegetarianism’ from the album ‘Vegan Mild Meld’, Judith Lucy is all Woman ‘Episode 1’, Myq Kaplan ‘Adam & Eve’ from the album ‘Small, Dork and Handsome’, Part 2 of our discussion with Myq Kaplan, Ani DifrancoI’m No Heroine’, Myq Kaplan ‘Buddhism, Feminism and Math’ from the album ‘Small, Dork and Handsome’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Myq Kaplan, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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George Orwell’s book 1984 has been banned in Thailand. This image is from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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On this episode we discuss our recent trip where us farangs (the Thai word for people of European origin) visited Phuket in Thailand. Just before we got to Thailand there was a military coup and the new regime has banned George Orwell’s book 1984. We cover this, as well as having a discussion on representative versus direct democracy. We also discuss kathoeys (who ‘are born physiologically male but, as one Thai saying goes, “have a female heart” ‘) and avoiding transphobia in feminist movements. We explore the relationship people have with animals in Thailand compared to Western countries, travelling as vegans and anti-consumerists, and skin whitening products being sold in the supermarkets (rather than the tanning products sold in the West). Also covered is the books we read while we were away: Atheism – The Case Against God and Buddhism Without Beliefs. You can view some of our photos from our trip here.

There is also further discussion on direct action and Israel/Palestine – the topics covered on episode 65. On Israel/Palestine, we mention the indefinite ceasefire that has been agreed to, the open letter signed by 327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors of the Holocaust calling for an end to the ‘ongoing genocide of Palestinian people’, and try and work out where to now for the movement for justice for Palestine? On direct action, we talk about direct action during the Vietnam War (as discussed in the book Occupy Everything: Anarchists and the Occupy Movement). We also mention Dan discussing direct action for refugees – you can hear more from Dan on episode 61. We recommend people check out Team Earthling animal rights podcast – specifically their episodes on ableism (including covering direct action and ableism), their crossover episode with us (which included a discussion on violence and non-violence), and their episode on teen veganism (which has an interview we did for their show).

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Clips:

Lily Allen ‘The Fear’, Man on the MoonLast Scene’, AphroditeOne Man Woman, Two-Timing Man’, The Office (UK), Myq Kaplan ‘Buddhism, Feminism and Math’ from the album ‘Small, Dork and Handsome’, The Chaser’s War on EverythingHillsong Church Parody – Praise the Lord’, Austin Powers, Sydney Anarchist MediaAnarchist Reflections of Villawood Protest to Refugee Transfers’, Propagandhi ‘Haillie Sellasse, Up Your Ass’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on kathoeys in Thailand, here: Kathoeys in Thailand, Challenging Gender Norms and Opposing Transphobia. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

The image above is from Stop the Arms Fair

This episode has been released in two parts. You can listen to both parts of this episode and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here and you can also listen to both parts on Cyber Ears here. You can also download part 1 on Archive.org here (58MB) and part 2 on Media Fire here (49MB).

On part one of this episode we are joined by Kirsten Bayes from Stop the Arms Fair! who discusses Occupy vs the Arms Fair (September 8th in London), Australians stopping arms fairs, how you can take action against arms dealers regardless of where in the world you live, queer issues and arms dealers, and animals and war. We also introduce the new segment ‘What you HAVE learnt from Adbusters this week’, discussing issue 109 which has articles on planned obsolescence and riding bikes. In this segment we talk about Jeremy’s finds from the streetbike traffic jams in London, and gender and cycling, drawing on an article by Stevie from Team Earthling and a Critical Transit episode. We also talk about sex toys and light globes (which is more exciting?) and the importance of reading.

We finish part two of the episode by discussing the role of soldiers in war, drawing on the book 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military. Before this, we take an in-depth look into Chelsea Manning’s (formerly Bradley Manning) coming out as trans and imprisonment. In this discussion we cover using the correct pronouns to refer to her, Andrew Bolt being an asshole, writing letters to Chelsea, being trans in prison, how to be a trans ally, a great flyer on combating hate crimes from Camden LGBT Forum and staying safe without police.

Other topics covered in part two of the episode include: Silent Raging blog and podcast, visiting the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange is, Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda detained to intimidate journalists, the Propaganda exhibition in London, The Book of Mormon, Eric McElroy’s comedy, Australia has committed 143 violations of international law, refugee rights rallies in Melbourne and elsewhere around Australia, the book Walden Two, vegan restaurants in London – including Loving Hut Camden, Manna Cuisine and 222 Veggie Vegan – see Happy Cow to find vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants all around the world – anything can be vegan!

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Book Recommendation:

Addicted to War by Joel Andreas.

Clips (part 1):

Lowkey ‘Hand on your Gun’, Sweeney Todd ‘There’s No Place Like London’, Lowkey ‘Dear England’, Lowkey ‘My Soul’, The Story of Stuff (Consumption), Foeknawledge ‘Knowledge is Key’, Our interview with Kirsten Bayes from Stop the Arms Fair!, Britney Spears ‘Oops I did it Again’, Rise Against ‘Hero of War’.

Clips (part 2):

Jeffery Lewis ‘Big A, Little A’, Austin PowersTrue Blood, Happy Birthday in teo reo – thanks to “the usual Jon”, Flight of the Conchords ‘Season 1’, Morrisey on Jonathan Ross, That Mitchell and Webb Sound – Series 3 ‘Anything can be Music’, ‘Anything can be Vegan’, True Blood ‘Season 1, Episode 2’, Lowkey ‘Skit 6’ – speech by Mike PrysnerAnti-Flag ‘You’ve got to Die for the Government’.

Image from Ron Paul Delegates.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here (40MB).

We begin this episode by discussing same-sex marriage in Aotearoa (New Zealand), drawing on the article ‘NZ’s Same-Sex Marriage Go-ahead Puts Our Leaders to Shame’ by Steve Dow. We then play our interview with Dani Wright on the way in which even same-sex marriage excludes some people eg intersex people, as well as covering other queer issues beyond same-sex marriage, including homelessness amongst queer youth and trans issues. Dani Wright is Co-ordinator of the Freedom Centre, WA State Director of the National LGBTI Health Alliance and Board Vice-Chair of WA Gay & Lesbian Community Services. We finish the episode by arguing for marriage abolition, drawing on Katie’s article ‘Why I Will Have a Wedding But Not a Marriage’ on Ethical Bride and also the article ‘Why Is There A Law On Marriage?’ by Elle Hardy. Other topics covered include: Offbeat Bride, bisexuality, vegan anti-war Anzac cookies, child soldiers in the UK, neoliberalism in Australia, and an article on vegan cats in the Fremantle Herald (pages 6-7) which features an interview with Nathan Verney on his vegan cat Luna – we interviewed Nathan on this topic on Episode 26.

Book Recommendation:

Getting Bi – Voices of Bisexuals Around the World by Robyn Ochs and Sarah E Rowley.

Clips:

NZ Parliament Bursts into Maori Song, Maurice Williamson ‘Rainbow Across My Electorate’, Sweeney Todd ‘Ladies and their Sensitivities’, Nick Pendergrast interviews Dani Wright on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM (22nd April 2013 episode), Foeknawledge ‘Knowledge is Key’, Austin Powers, Bill Hicks ‘Hooligans’, That Mitchell and Webb Sound – Series 3 ‘Friends of Maid Marion’, GoldfingerWalk Away’, Doug StanhopeOn…Marriage, Gay and Otherwise’, Scrubs ‘Season 3’, Against Me! ‘Baby, I’m an Anarchist!’.

You can listen to this episode or download an MP3 file of it through Archive.org here (53MB).

In this feminist-themed episode we have two interviews with the Feminist Action Network. Amy Blitvich discusses Australian Prime Minister calling out Opposition leader Tony Abbot’s sexism, the Reclaim the Night march in Perth, and transphobia in the feminist movement. Rebecca Doyle tells us about their participation in the Bluestocking week events, foetal homicide laws and the relevance of feminism today. We also speak to Amber Maxwell from Equal Love WA about homophobia from the Australian Christian Lobby, an upcoming rally in Perth for marriage equality and the importance of education in overcoming transphobia and homophobia. Other issues covered throughout the episode are: moves towards transgender equality in Canada, a voicemail from Jeremy from the podcasts Politicized and Critical Transit, pornography, sex work,* a feminist perspective on the Julian Assange case, a flash mob by Reproductive Choice Australia to end the stigma around abortion, veganism and abortion, #GlobalNOISE in Perth, the Cruelty Free Festival in Perth and the awesome website Who Needs Feminism?.

*Update: on 29/12/2013 we recorded the episode Rethinking Porn and Sex Work – A Happy Ending to the Year, where we discuss some convincing critiques of the views we expressed on porn and sex work in this episode.

Book Recommendation:

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Clips:

Queen Latifa ‘U.N.I.T.Y’, Flight of the Conchords ‘Ladies of the World’, Interview with Amy Blitvich on Perth Indymedia on RTR, PropagandhiRefusing to be a Man’, Interview with Amber Maxwell on Perth Indymedia on RTR, Gruen PlanetNails the Australian Christian Lobby’, CNNNN, Voicemail from Jeremy of Politicized and Critical Transit, Peep Show (series 6, episode 3), That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 3, episode 5), The IT Crowd (series 4, episode 1), Interview with Rebecca Doyle on Perth Indymedia on RTR, Bill Hicks ‘Pro Life’, Anti-Flag ‘No Apology’, Funny or Die ‘Republicans, Get in My Vagina!’, Nick Pendergrast speaking at #GlobalNoise (4.00-6.16), Christina Aguilera ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’.