Blog Posts

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Why Do Trans Women Transition in a Sexist Society?
July 22, 2014 • 16 comments • 8 838 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, …»

Photo of a Norwegian passport.
Progress for Trans* People in Norway
July 4, 2014 • no comments • 1 757 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 • 719 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 • 639 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!

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On Male and Female Sexuality
December 23, 2013 • one comment • 1 531 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 […]

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Gender Identity Watch, Conservative Pseudo-Feminists
November 24, 2013 • 3 comments • 17 862 views
LGBT

Secular Woman recently released a petition for the Southern Poverty Law Center to start tracking the hate site “Gender Identity Watch”. I am one of the original signatories of the petition and statement. I have explained why these people need to be watched before. Cathy Brennan and her collaborators are responsible for a long list […]

The TERFs are not Feminists
November 20, 2013 • one comment • 1 209 views
LGBT

I was very active with both trans activism and feminism on social media for a while. I got to know a lot of great trans* activists and trans and cis feminists during that period. The openness and inclusion I felt from the online feminist community that I encountered meant a lot to me, and still […]

Why I Rarely Debate Religion
October 23, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 027 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 […]