Marian Aanerud

February 4, 2017

Campus Free Speech and Sophistry

By M. A. Melby As an educator, it is my duty to give all students an opportunity to learn and to succeed. In service to this […]
July 26, 2015

So, someone called you a TERF. Now what?

There are many things possible in the universe. If you are called a TERF it could be that the person who said it is actually a […]
October 1, 2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune runs full-page advertisement for anti-LGBT hate group

Months after the Minneapolis Star Tribune was strongly criticized for their coverage of Cece McDonald’s case, despite local trans activists’ earnest attempts to work with the […]
August 11, 2014

Quit attacking your allies!

I have seen various version of this phrase. “Quit attacking your allies!” – many, many times.  I’ve only been involved heavily in trans activism for about […]
August 6, 2014

Et tu, Caroline Criado-Perez?

At first, I wasn’t going to write a response piece to Caroline Criado-Perez (CCP) article concerning the term “cis”, because many of her ideas were similar […]
July 5, 2014

Hair does not make the woman, Sarah Ditum

The appearance of Lavern Cox, a prominent trans woman activist and actor, on the cover of Time magazine was a great moment in trans advocacy.  Although […]
April 2, 2014

The relationship between Cathy Brennan and the SPLC

In late November of last year, Secular Woman began a petition asking the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to list Cathy Brennan’s Gender Identity Watch as […]
March 9, 2014

Thanks for the tip!

If you’re of my generation and grew up in the U.S., you’ll remember the movie “Kindergarten Cop” where a gruff police officer goes undercover as a […]
March 8, 2014

The Observer photograph [TW: Sexual Assault]

The Observer recently featured a photograph of a tourist casually sexually assaulting a trans feminine performer by slipping his hand under her dress and squeezing her breast […]