Posts tagged “hello cruel world”
March 6, 2012
October 12, 2010
“I waited this long to post here because I don’t always think it is going to get better,” [Hello, Cruel World author Kate] Bornstein says in her video for the ["It Gets Better"] project. “Sometimes it gets worse, a whole lot worse than I thought it would get worse.”
“I had to wait until I thought it would [get better]. This is a day I think it’s going to get better. It only took me a week to get to this day, so what do you know?” she says. “It got better!” — Josh Fernandez of Temple News, on Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project
August 26, 2009
In this new piece, Ms. Greer refers to transwomen—me and my brave sisters and mothers and daughters—as “ghastly parodies” of women. . . . Yes, yes. Ouch. It hurts to be called a ghastly parody. And that kind of talk feeds transphobia across the world. So, shame on The Guardian for printing these hateful words. But who is Ms. Greer to be hurling these invectives, and why? Greer is no one to dismiss as an idiot or complete jerk. . . . Germaine Greer’s tragedy is that she has not considered as even possible the theory of gender fluidity. For her kind of activism to work, MAN and WOMAN can and must be essential as well as easy to tell apart from each other. . . . Ms. Greer is claiming that biology is, in fact destiny. — from Kate Bornstein’s “Has Germaine Greer Become A Ghastly Parody?”, written in response to this Guardian piece by Greer
March 24, 2009
Kate Bornstein, official force of nature and author of Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, was interviewed on Sunday, March 22 by Genia Stevens of SistersTalk Radio, founder of the GayWallet.com community. In particular, Kate talks about coming out as a transgender dyke, about her relationship with her mother throughout her life (“she loved all of the butch women I would bring home—they treated her so gallantly”), about the phenomenon of bisexual/transgender erasure, about her upcoming memoir from Seven Stories (Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger)—and about her work with convincing teens to go on living. Take a listen within.
September 20, 2006
A blast from the past, with class: Kate Bornstein, author of Hello, Cruel World! and the upcoming Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger, in a long interview on Madness Radio from 2006. Take a listen here.