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Roodkapje  ·  2363 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Transphobic violence in the punk community

The title is a bit misleading, it seems to suggest that this was violence within the punk community, whereas the article seems to suggest that this was an attack from outsiders:

    Were the people who attacked you there for the show or did they just happen to be there? Were they punks, is basically what I’m asking.

    No. There was a big Frenzal Rhomb show down the road. It finished at about 11:30. So it may have been that they’d come from it. But no, they didn’t look punk to me. Maybe they were from out of town. They didn’t look like they were from Sydney.

    The one thing that is really heartening about it all is just how people in the trans community and in the music community as well have stood up for me. I’ve had heaps of support. People have been really good.

So it seems that she did get a lot of support from the punk community, but that there were some assholes from outside that attacked her.





user-inactivated  ·  2363 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I read that part too. Though, the thing is, it's A) speculation on her part and B) just because they didn't dress punk, it doesn't mean they weren't at the show. I go to punk shows. I don't look the part at all though.

Roodkapje  ·  2363 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're definitely right, but saying that they where part of the punk community is speculation as well. With the information presented in the article we do not know if the attackers where part of the punk community, and therefore titles as "Transphobic violence in the punk community" or "Laura Jane Grace Talks with Fan About Transphobic Assault in the Punk Community" are misleading (as well as my own claim that it was an attack from outside the community). "Punk artist attacked by transphobic people" would have been a more honest title.

user-inactivated  ·  2363 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    "Punk artist attacked by transphobic people" would have been a more honest title.

True. Though honesty doesn't always grab attention.