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Tag: Transphobia

Pink, cermaic necklace with the transgender symbol.
Why Do Trans Women Transition in a Sexist Society?
July 22, 2014 • 16 comments • 8 674 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, …»

A screenshot of the logo of their website.
Gender Identity Watch, Conservative Pseudo-Feminists
November 24, 2013 • 3 comments • 16 787 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 • 1 144 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 […]

A Lot of Fuzz About Peeing
April 26, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 374 views
Sex & Gender

A transgender woman from Idaho in the US was banned from a grocery store because she was using the women’s restroom. The local police captain explained: The store security officer said he had been dealing with a problem over a couple days with the person going into the women’s restroom and urinating while standing up. […]

Worth Reading – Part X
March 24, 2013 • 2 comments • 556 views
Worth Reading

It has been a while since I did one of these, so about time for another! Trans Issues The media is full of transphobia. The recent transphobic writings by UK writer Julie Burchill started yet another shitstorm. The media does not take these issues seriously at all and fucking it up is pretty much the rule. […]

Trapped in the Wrong Body?
September 13, 2012 • 2 comments • 977 views
LGBT

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. […]