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Why Do Trans Women Transition in a Sexist Society?
July 22, 2014 • 16 comments • 9 399 views
Sex & Gender

The facebook page “Lesbians and Feminists Against Transphobia” posted an email they received on their page. It was an email from a feminist cis woman asking about trans women. I’ll try to split up the email and respond to each part of it. The email is quoted with the permission of the author.

«This is probably a really stupid question to y’all, but to me trans issues are kinda complicated and I don’t really understand, I’m trying to learn not trying to offend, I apologize if I do. But could you explain, in simple non academic language if possible, …»

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Progress for Trans* People in Norway
July 4, 2014 • no comments • 2 037 views
LGBT, Sex & Gender

The fight for LGBT rights is ongoing in Norway, as everywhere else. We as a nation like to boast how good we are at respecting human rights; handing out the Nobel Peace Prize every year. But is it true? Are we that perfect? No. Absolutely not. Norway is one of the countries criticised by Amnesty for […]

Photo of Andrea James and Calpernia Addams.
Trans Exclusionary Trans Activists?
April 27, 2014 • no comments • 876 views
LGBT, Media

This post was first published on Queereka. Yet again RuPaul’s questionable usage of transphobic slurs on his show has angered the online trans* community. Trans* public figures Calpernia Addams and Andrea James have not as much defended RuPaul as they have personally attacked one of the other trans* activists speaking out. I used to like Calpernia Addams, even […]

Photo of oven baked potatoes, steak and broccoli with red wine sauce.
Recipe: Red Wine Sauce
April 21, 2014 • no comments • 808 views
Recipe

I’ve had a lot of requests for this recipe, so I’m going to actually post a recipe post for the first time! This is a red wine sauce that I found on a Norwegian blog. The original recipe is available here. It is possibly the best sauce in the known universe!

50s style advert with a woman opening a bottle of ketchup.
On Male and Female Sexuality
December 23, 2013 • one comment • 1 798 views
Science, Sex & Gender

I’m reading an excellent book at the moment on the science of sex difference. The book is written by Rebecca Jordan-Young, and is titled “Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Difference”. Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the subject. You can check out her website and buy her book here. There’s […]

Why I Rarely Debate Religion
October 23, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 194 views
Freethought, Personal

I got into a brief discussion the other day with a fellow student in the break between two lectures. We were initially discussing the historical accuracy of ancient mythology when we digressed onto religion. I received an email from him tonight asking whether I was interested in discussing the subject of spirituality and, as far […]

Women in Secularism 2 Videos!
July 10, 2013 • no comments • 597 views
Feminism

I’m not sure when this happened, but I recently discovered that some of the videos from this year’s Women in Secularism conference have been published on CFI’s YouTube channel and on the Women in Secularism website. I’m embedding two of my favourites, but you should watch them all!