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The NY Times goes concern trolling

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Opinion/Pop

On August 22, 2015, the NY Times ran an article by Richard A. Friedman titled, “How Changeable Is Gender?” One might be excused for mistaking the piece as an earnest call to the medical community for better interventions for the trans community. Alarmingly, Friedman warns readers that science has found that post-operative transsexuals are at significant risk…

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See Tumblr TERFs justify threatening to murder a trans kid

in Cristan Williams/Opinion

Tumblr TERF, radfem-momma apparently thinks it’s okay to threaten trans kids with murder as long as you lie about the reason.   Apparently, some TERFs on Tumblr are trying to figure out how to justify their long history of actual violence against trans people. Tumblr user radfem-momma wrote and fuckyeah-radicalfeminism reblogged: “[A]bout the horrible ‘harassment’ of…

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The Look, Interrupted: How Cinema Looks At Trans Women’s Bodies

in E Jessica Groothuis/Opinion/Pop

In the 2013 film Adult World, when cisgender protagonist Amy is cleaning the bathroom, she peers through a glory hole in the stall to see Rubia, a transgender woman, using the urinal. The sequence is constructed around Amy’s point-of-view: Whatever the filmmakers’ intentions, this is an excellent encapsulation of the cisgender gaze in cinema: a…

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Rowan Atkinson makes more sense than BBC’s “Woman’s Hour”

in Opinion

Why TERF ideology is child abuse and how the media supports it. By  Natacha This article discusses the clash of ideology and lived experience as exemplified by a recent BBC radio program in the UK. This article uses the term Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) to distinguish between the trans-supportive Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin,…

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Repeating the cycle at MichFest: The clash of two feminisms

in Cristan Williams/History

The yearly struggle the trans community experiences with MichFest has been taking place for so long, some of us have trouble remembering why MichFest’s “womyn-born womyn” policy was such a painful issue for the feminist and trans communities in the first place. The very notion of “woman-born woman” is now so ubiquitous that many of…

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Romance Writer Roslyn Holcomb Says She Would Have Shot Trans Woman In Planet Fitness Locker Room

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism

One of the fairly regular commenters on GenderTrender is Roslyn Hardy Holcomb, a published writer of color. She’s been interviewed by USA Today, she has twenty-three books reviewed on Goodreads, and you can buy her books on Amazon. Basically, she’s a moderately well-known author in the romance genre. She apparently is also a trans-exclusionary radical…

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