Tag: Transgender Issues

Worth Reading – Part IX
September 30, 2012 • no comments • 799 views
Worth Reading

I’m going to try making these on a monthly basis. So here’s the September highlights from my RSS feeds and Twitter. Secularism and Sexism Jen McCreight who took a stand against the harassment that’s going on in the secularism movement has gotten so much hateful feedback for her initiative that she no longer have the […]

Trapped in the Wrong Body?
September 13, 2012 • 2 comments • 1 101 views

I’m really too busy with my master’s thesis at the moment, which is why I’m not posting a lot. I’ve been thinking about this post for a while though, and now I need to dump it here. I mean, I need something to separate the Caturday posts? right? So here comes another trans related rant. […]

Transgender Children?
July 16, 2012 • 2 comments • 960 views

In good tabloid tradition, The Sun posted an article today titled: “We let our daughter become a boy at the age of four – Story that will shock every parent”. The last bit being a bit of an exaggeration don’t you think? Well, tabloid … anyway. A MUM and dad told last night of their […]

Worth Reading – Part VI
June 2, 2012 • no comments • 561 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 […]

Worth Reading – Part V
April 5, 2012 • no comments • 441 views
Worth Reading

Politics Yeah, US politics again. NewScientist did this interesting little article about the Republicans and their continuous anti-science attitude. US scepticism – it’s been a long time coming – NewScientist Feminism In March, Ms. blog ran a series of posts by Aviva Dove-Viebahn titled “Future of Feminism”. There are many good pieces among them. For the […]

Belonging Nowhere?
March 5, 2012 • no comments • 799 views
Feminism, Freethought, LGBT

All communities have their problems and their conflicts. Sometimes belonging to several communities that don’t always overlap can be a bit of a problem. Natalie Reed experienced this recently when she wanted to write a post titled “God Does Not Love Trans People” addressing the sentiment that god loves everyone and thus religious people who […]

Livvy James on Transgender Discrimination
February 16, 2012 • 2 comments • 869 views

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 […]