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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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!
Having lived […]
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 […]