Butoh is an adaptive contemporary form rooted in post WW2 Japan but practiced by dancers all over the world. The writer here didn't want to take the time to talk about what they saw or felt in this piece and decided to air their confusing by pulling the "it's appropriation" card. If you're not going to do your research, at least talk to us about what actually happened instead of cop out with some weak critique.
Spellbound has a unique and skilled florist at the helm. Their vision extends beyond exceptional arrangements and lovely personable customer service. I am a local performer and spellbound has made custom pieces, floral crowns, and large powerful bouqets for my productions. Personally I am glad they bring a level of mystery and craft to PDX.
At the root of the multi-gendered bathroom conversation is a need for safe-space. A safe space for people of any gender, passing or not, to go number 1, number 2, or check their make-up, adjust their package, cry alone or semi-alone, wash their hands and go IN PEACE. It's problematic because I believe there is a need in our culture to segregate women dominated bathrooms from male dominated bathrooms. Why? Because we live in a rape culture and just because you don't see it (for whatever reason) doesn't mean it doesn't exist and create threatening space for women. It's problematic because bathrooms for non-passing trans people can become unsafe too, especially for trans-women. The bathroom is a great place for some gender revolution and the male voice is not separate from this dialog. As men we need to acknowledge the need for the safety of ALL bodies in bathrooms by being ally's with women and trans-people to support that safety.
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