Ⓐ flwrpv Ⓥ

minneapolis, minnesota

college student
cyborg feminist
headshop employee
free spirited as fuck
vocalist of a band called GIRL

i dig anarchism, grrrl power, veganism, queer shit, psychoactive substances, babes of all genders, heavy music, body modification, books and artful words, sex positivity, bike admiration, and many other things.

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Remember that time Finn and Jake kicked the creepy horse in the butt and Ice King came out?

PS Ice King is definitely a creep.

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I have a cat perched on my shoulder and its comfy.
I think he misses my partner.
That makes two of us.

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Do any of my followers have useful perspectives or resources on white academics' use of terms such as "chican@" or "latin@"?



Basically I am interested in the politics of this, as I find the practice very interesting. I have seen the term for some years now and it seemed very intuitive for me as a way to play with language to be inclusive and political. I have a lot of…

White academic in a chican@ studies course here.
I don’t really think it’s (mal)appropriative to use the term as long as you apply it correctly.
I wouldn’t use the @ where cishet is being represented. Like for example, there is a huge Chicana resistance to the politics of the “Chicano rights movement” because of patriarchy and heternationalism. You wouldn’t refer to a cishet Chicano activist from the 1960s a “Chican@” even if you want to adopt queer pronouns.
Similarly, Chicana/o/@ is a politicized/reclaiming term which not all Latina/o/@ people use, so you wouldn’t assign Chicana/o/@ identity to someone who wouldn’t use it themselves (like you said).
Furthermore, Chican@ doesn’t have like, a queer imperative. Like, I am reading a lot of work by Chicana lesbians who write extensively on queer issues and don’t make use of the @ symbol (Cherrie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldua, Emma Perez). Rather, they are using a more feminist deployment of the feminine Chicana.

Given the intersectional gendered and racialized nature of the term, I would say that if you are paying attention to the way Chican@ scholars use it, you can learn how to successfully deploy it.

Another thing to keep in mind is the changing of terms around queer chican@ people. For example, there is an emergent study Chican@ queer and trans people which utilizes the vocabulary of “joteria.”

TL;DR: It’s complicated. Have faith in yourself as a queer, anti-racist scholar and your ability to internalize what you learn from scholars of different social locations.

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what do you do when “calling in” doesn’t work?

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