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Photo of Andrea James and Calpernia Addams.
Trans Exclusionary Trans Activists?
April 27, 2014 • no comments • 784 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 […]

RadFem 2012 – Fighting Bigotry Works
June 2, 2012 • no comments • 333 views
Feminism, LGBT

Some of you may have noticed the news and blogposts that have been popping up about the RadFem 2012 conference in London. I have avoided posting about it before because there were plenty who did, and I don’t like to give outspoken bigotry too much attention. However I am writing about it now because some […]

Worth Reading – Part VI
June 2, 2012 • no comments • 560 views
Worth Reading

Feminism A sexist airline passenger is kicked of the plane. Imagine you’re a certified commercial pilot, and you’re among the 6.6 percent of them who happen to be women. You’ve passed all the same training as your male colleagues and proven that you can fly a plane just as well. One day, as you prepare […]

MRA: A War on Women?
March 10, 2012 • one comment • 914 views
Sexism

I sometimes write about feminism, but I rarely write about the anti-feminists. I do follow the blog Man Boobz though, and yesterday I found a link to an interesting article from Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organisation dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, titled “Leader’s Suicide Brings Attention to Men’s Rights Movement”. The […]

Livvy James on Transgender Discrimination
February 16, 2012 • 2 comments • 868 views
LGBT

Here are two good clips from BBC Breakfast talking about how transphobic language is used in the media. We get to hear 10 year old transgender child Livvy James and her mother talking about Livvy’s experience being transgender in school and their petition against transgender discrimination. Also in the studio is Paris Lees from Trans […]

Pirates of the Interwebs
January 18, 2012 • no comments • 386 views
Media

I assume everyone has heard of the actions taken on the internet today as a reaction against the SOPA and PIPA acts, which is basically an attempt to censor the internet. You can read all about it all over the net, and probably already have, so I’m not going to dive into that. I rather […]