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Dean Spade, “Compliance is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in a Hostile Economy,” in Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter (eds), Transgender Rights (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006).
Michelle O’Brien, “Tracing this Body: Transsexuality, pharmaceuticals & capitalism.” (2003)
Jo Hirschman, “TransAction: Organizing against capitalism and state violence in San Francisco”, Socialist Review (2001)
Coburg is hot and dry, the house is an oven. Our neighbours on one side have ripped up their lawn, front and back, as well as the carefully-planted lavender bushes and saplings the previous occupants put in to make it look like there was a garden. In place of grass, the guy is laying down astroturf. Apparently astroturf will save heaps of water; it’s really ‘hardy’, but unfortunately not biodegradable. This is the neighbour who encouraged our landlord to fell the one surviving eucalypt in our front yard, as it was dropping flowers on his car. Today they’re using some astroturf laying machine. On the other side, the neighbours have NOVA FM on the stereo turned up crazy loud.