Monthly Archives: July 2014

Wednesday Reading List: July 30, 2014

Aoife – America’s Got Abjection: The Trans Subject as Sacrifice, from Stage to Street

This morning, Michelle Goldberg and the New Yorker give a license to elitist bigotry in which trans women — whom Janice Raymond argued should be morally mandated out of all existence — are the abject problem preventing balance and […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Reading List|0 Comments

Breaking Down The New Yorker’s TERFy, Transphobic, Ahistorical Noise

I thought the J Nelson Aviance Huffpost tantrum was a fluke. I thought that’d be the end of me annotating writing. Well, I thought wrong.

Everyone’s favorite fake liberal Michelle Goldberg is back, and taking on “radical feminism vs. ‘transgenderism.'” Now, first, anyone actually using the term “transgenderism” in an unironic way can politely go screw […]

By |July 29th, 2014|LGBT, Politics|5 Comments

Why I Secretly Hoped New Hampshire’s Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Amendment Would Crash and Burn

Earlier this year, the New Hampshire state legislature debated a measure that would have given voters the opportunity to enshrine protections on the basis of sexual orientation into the state constitution. The state, which already has a law on the books providing these protections, saw a constitutional amendment as a more permanent solution, […]

By |July 24th, 2014|LGBT, Politics|1 Comment

Wednesday Reading List: July 23, 2014

There are a lot of must-read pieces this week on the Wednesday reading list. Fallon Fox discusses ignorance and bigotry faced by trans athletes at TransGriot, Rebecca Juro and Roz Kaveney contribute pieces to The Advocate, Julia Serano talks Halberstam, and Jenny Boylan pops up over at Huffington Post and the New York Times.

Fallon Fox […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Reading List|0 Comments

Breaking Down HuffPost’s “I am NOT cisgendered” Tantrum

Recently, Huffington Post Gay Voices decided to run an editorial by J. Nelson Aviance about how hard it is being a white, cisgender man. Life is tough!

avianceGiven that HuffPo Gay Voices will publish anything that falls in line with editor Noah Michelson’s personal worldview, Aviance’s […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|11 Comments

Lady Parts: How the Euphemism Reinforces Biology as Destiny

In my latest piece for Slate, I wrote a bit about the inherent biological essentialism that goes into terms like “lady parts,” “boy bits,” “man meat,” and other cutesy, euphemistic ways we avoid having to say much more clinical terms for genitals and reproductive organs.

I anticipate that this one will be deemed ridiculous […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Culture|0 Comments

How One Careless Tweet Turned My Life Into A Living Hell

It’s been a while since I wrote anything for Thought Catalog. I’ve decided to start providing them with a few of my more personal narratives (especially those that aren’t necessarily 100% related to trans issues), as it’s just a good fit.

Below, I talk about the tweet that launched a dozen death threats, and more importantly, […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Personal|1 Comment

Science Magazine’s Attempt to Highlight HIV Epidemic Backfires

By |July 17th, 2014|Culture, Transgender|1 Comment

Wednesday Reading List: July 16, 2014

Admittedly, I got a little backlogged, and I’d forgotten about my reading list posts. Sorry about that.  Basically, my goal here is to highlight some of the best writing from trans women all over the internet. Enjoy!

Aoife – Trig Reciprocal Functions: I’m a Trans Woman Adjunct Prof and I Use Trigger Warnings

Having lived […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Reading List|0 Comments

On relationships and the struggle associated with transition

During the past day, I’ve come across two blogs that just absolutely broke my heart, but for completey different reasons.

Helen Boyd, author of My Husband Betty and She’s Not the Man I Married, wrote a beautiful post about her and her wife’s 13th wedding anniversary. In the piece, she discusses the challenges that […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Life, Personal, Transgender|1 Comment