If I pointed out every time someone wrote an article in which a trans person’s identity was treated as a debate topic, well, I wouldn’t write about much else. As such, I tend to just sit back, roll my eyes, and move on with life. There was one post, however, that caught my […]
Yesterday, USA Today reported that Chelsea Manning has (finally) been cleared to begin receiving hormone replacement therapy as she serves out her 35-year prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth. While I remain skeptical about the veracity of this claim, as neither she nor her laywer has issued a statement acknowledging this (we’ve […]
What I’m about to write is going to be seen by most as nit-picky, and to be entirely honest, it is.
“_________ becomes first trans person to ________”
Anytime I read that phrase, I ask myself, “How does this person know?”
I mean, there could have been a dozen, a hundred, or a million trans people to do […]
I recently wrote a Thought Catalog article titled “I Can’t Write for the Same Website as Jim Goad“. Within the comments section of the article, multiple people suggested that we “debate” the issues (the primary issue I had was that Jim had referred to transgender people as “self-mutilating freaks”). Jim […]
Among the most basic of American principles is the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” To erase one’s identity, to render them an invisible segment of society, is to deny them true life.
Last week, Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, announced to the general public something transgender activists have known for […]
Over the past 2 days, Kristin “Warrior Princess” Beck has taken to her Facebook account to pen some frustratingly transphobic screeds. Before she has a chance to delete them, I just wanted to capture her statements in the off chance she tries to […]
What do you have to gain by calling Chelsea Manning “him,” “he,” or her birth name? Are you so insecure about your own gender identity that you worry that if she’s allowed to be herself, you’ll be less of a man or less than a woman as a result? Really, what’s it to you?
Yes, she […]
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 22, 2013
Do prisons provide insulin to individuals who suffer from diabetes? Yes. Do prisons provide antidepressants to prisoners suffering from depression? Yes. Do prisons provide chemotherapy to […]