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Dana McCallum, male senior Twitter programmer and self-proclaimed “transgender woman” charged with three felony counts of rape

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Dana McCallum, transgender "male lesbian" and accused rapist Dana McCallum, transgender “male lesbian” and accused rapist

McCallum, legal name Dana Contreras, was arrested in the early am of January 26 at the home of his estranged wife and charged with multiple felonies including three counts of rape, reports the San Francisco Examiner today. Rape is defined by the state of California as the violent insertion of a man’s penis into a woman’s vagina.

From the Examiner:

 “Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter who speaks and writes about women’s and transgender rights and technology issues, was arrested Jan. 26 and booked into County Jail on suspicion of five felonies, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

McCallum, 31, whose legal name is Dana Contreras, was charged Jan. 29 with five felonies, including three counts of spousal rape, one count of false imprisonment and one count of domestic violence, according to the District Attorney’s Office. She has since pleaded not…

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WordPress.com / Automattic censors Lesbian and Feminist Blogs

Can’t reblog the orginal post but GenderTrender is down again – possibly in retaliation for calling the person who raped a woman with his penis a “man”.

UPDATE: reblog is up – can’t be bad news, though I haven’t found any news from GallusMag. I don’t know her or even what time zone she’s in, so that may not be bad news either.

The Cotton Ceiling

If you are a blogger with multiple million readership, do take notice that Automattic who hosts WordPress.Com will censor you and freeze your blog, suddenly preventing you from moderating and approving comments, with no explanation, and no reply to your inquiry. You will be locked out of your own blog, prevented from posting, editing, or updating, with no explanation or prior notice whatsoever. Do take notice of this if you are interested in choosing a platform for your blog, especially if you are a lesbian or feminist blogger, who seem most effected. To repeat: Automattic who host WordPress.com practices censorship of feminist and lesbian blogs at random, without notice, and you will have no response from administration when they do so.

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Caligula’s Dance

In which Emperor Caligula (John Hurt), who self-identifies as Jove (and whatever other deity he feels like at any given moment), gives a performance his captive audience better damn well appreciate.

I’m an inconsistent blogger. If I want to keep comments to a reasonable length, and not co-opt some other woman’s space to process my own thoughts, I’m going to need my own space. Ta-dah! Space.