Category Gender

On starting to read “Whipping Girl”

Mostly out of morbid curiousity about this ‘classic’ of trans theory or whatever. I live tweeted my reading up to chapter 7¬†(the link will take you to the archive for interested parties). A very quick summary of my impressions so far: 1. So white. 2. Like, holy fuck is this book white. 3. No. Seriously. […]

Flipside or a dose of positivity

(Originally posted at Womanist Musings. Posting here for archival purposes.) I’ve been doing a lot of criticism of the trans community on my posts here. And while trans discourse is in deep need of some anti-colonial criticism, it has tended to make it seem like I spend most of my time thinking about white trans […]

Bid to remove transgender sex change law

Transgender people could soon be spared the ”inhumane” requirement of sexual reassignment surgery to change their legal gender, thanks to a renewed push from legal and human rights bodies in Canberra. via Bid to remove transgender sex change law. Dear planet, I want every damn country in the world to do this. All of them. […]

Transgender Woman Files Suit Alleging Harassment While Jailed With Men | Advocate.com

A Washington, D.C., transgender woman is suing the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, saying she was improperly housed with male inmates after being arrested in 2009. via Transgender Woman Files Suit Alleging Harassment While Jailed With Men | Advocate.com. I hope she wins. Seriously. All the love and support to this woman.

Transgender woman appeals rape acquittal – The Local

When the woman was attacked, the offender allegedly had no idea he was attempting to rape someone who was biological man, a fact the court took into consideration in its ruling. via Transgender woman appeals rape acquittal – The Local. I know I’m late to the party with this one… and, now that I’ve arrived, […]

A decently written article about trans representation in the media

Repugnance is a common theme in the trans-people-as-jokes canon. But more prevalent is the element of deceit. Time and again in both comedic and dramatic films, transgender people are cast as deviant tricksters out to fool innocent victims into sleeping with them. This narrative plays upon two of America’s deepest fears: sexual vulnerability and humiliation. […]

Ashley Love, Quit Colonizing Isis King! | Ehipassiko

Love, STOP using Isis King to promote your deluded2¬†version of reality! Let Isis speak for herself. via Ashley Love, Quit Colonizing Isis King! | Ehipassiko. Now… I have some issues with someone saying that one Black person is colonizing another (since, if memory serves Ashley Love is also Black). Nonetheless…. Why does it become so […]