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Name: Mara Alis Butler
Gender: Female
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 01:13 AM
Number of posts: 22,633

About Me

Transgender Woman /Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Let me explain something

Transgender women have no *Male* privilege. We do not identify as men, nor do we want to be seen as men, nor do we want (or get) any "privilege" afforded to men.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Thu Mar 31, 2022, 09:59 AM (0 replies)

Whether he did something

or did nothing, it's just as bad IMHO. One of our branches of government was under attack and the guy who was so aggressive with BLM protesters the summer before did nothing to stop it for hours and it's not even clear that he did anything in the end other than tweeting out his love for his peeps and telling them to go home. But I don't buy that he wasn't still working the phones trying to get Senators in line to object to the certification. In fact, don't we know for sure that he was trying to call people? He was certainly on the phone with McCarthy and didn't he mistakenly place a call to a Senator that was meant for another? Guilty as sin.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Wed Mar 30, 2022, 12:38 PM (0 replies)

In all fairness

We haven't been fighting against Covid correctly from the get-go and now everybody is basically treating it like it's over.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Tue Mar 29, 2022, 12:09 PM (1 replies)

Looks like

we're going to eventually have to re-fight every battle all the way back to the Civil War. Their hoods are REALLY slipping, lately.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Tue Mar 22, 2022, 10:06 PM (0 replies)

Since when has the GOP cared about the high and mighty paying their taxes?

Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:18 PM (1 replies)

The amount of coverage this guy gets

is so incredibly out of proportion to the actual value he contributes to the country.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Wed Mar 16, 2022, 11:17 AM (0 replies)

Here's my thought (or hope?)

Once people start feeling- I mean REALLY FEELING- the consequences of these laws, they will react very negatively to the politicians whom voted for them and vote them out of office. LGBTQ+ people are not going to stop existing, neither are women, nor POC. People with Uteruses are not going to give up birth control just to be broodmares for Quiverfull. They can pass whatever laws they want and it's going to harm people but people are not going to like them nor accept them and I imagine that, at some point, they are going to revolt. Either that, or they'll find ways to just leave the state. At some point, these legislatures are going to keep hunting for more and more scapegoats to legislate and when they can't find anybody else they haven't sufficiently repressed or "owned", they'll start fighting among themselves. After all, one of the more historically important reasons that the founding fathers put a wall between Church and State was to ensure that we don't wind up in a series of sectarian conflicts promoted by our leaders. I fear that we are all about to learn (even the current SCOTUS) new appreciation for why religion being imposed on everybody else by our leaders is a BAD idea.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Wed Mar 16, 2022, 11:12 AM (0 replies)


"political winner"?! I just can't even...........

I don't even understand how this is supposed to work. So, Texas is investigating parents whom are providing gender affirming care to their children but to what end? The potential removal of the children and placement in foster care with no access to said care? And then what? Parents will have to prove they will deny their children gender affirming care in order to get their children back? This is nuts and has to run afoul of a few constitutional provisions. No matter what Abbott or Paxton say, there's no way they can prove in court that gender affirming care harms children (quite the opposite, in fact). How are Judges going to handle these cases if they wind up before them?!
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Wed Mar 2, 2022, 02:47 PM (0 replies)

This is horrific

I work for CPS here in Indiana, am Trans myself, and have a child who may transition. I hope that madness doesn't spread here and that the ACLU shuts this s*it right down.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Wed Mar 2, 2022, 02:33 PM (1 replies)
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