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Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Some things are complicated...

...And some things are not. At least, according to one of my professors. This belief was voiced in a conversation about the Occupy Wall Street protests and the at times hyperbolic reporting the movement is now receiving. One thing worth complaining about is this: the story of a transman who was separated from other protesters after arrest, confined without food, ignored by police when requesting water and answers - why was he treated differently? The only answer seems to be that he identified himself as transgender. Don't even get me started about the policy standing by and gawking at him.

Read for yourselves. It's appalling and the NYPD should be ashamed. Personally, I think the police - unionized, public employees of the City of New York - should be standing shoulder to shoulder with the protesters. Aren't unions and public employees the enemy?

Decide for yourselves.

- One of the 99%

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