CissexismDiscriminationHealth / MedicineLawTransgender

An open letter to Lawrence Harmon

Mr. Harmon, I just read your article, “Judge goes too far in sex change ruling” published in The Boston Globe, and I must say I’m quite disturbed by your complete lack of humanity. Not only does your piece read like a second grader’s essay about unicorns, but it’s so full of …


The Enemy Within: Part 2

((Continuation from here)) Many people I know say their persistent shame makes them prone to crying far more often than they think is healthy, while in the last year and a half, I’ve truly wept only once. Further, it was because of an experience designed, with the help of a …


Sometimes people surprise me.

Not all conference attendees are harassers.  We get that.  It’s just a few bad apples, right?  But here’s why the few bad apples spoil the whole bunch.  The experience of being harassed or assaulted by one person forces the person to ask hirself: Will anyone be on my side?   …

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The Big Tickets

In any very large event where the people attending do not know most other attendees, there are two things, which characterize the event. First will be some kind of activity: athletic competition, a march, a concert. Second, and usually most important, there is a complicated and evolving dynamic of shared …

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AI: To Question or not to Question

Following on from Courtney’s excellent AI about self-identification and queer identity policing, I wanted to ask if it was ever possible for a situation to warrant someone’s identity to be called into question.

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AI: To queer or not to queer

Recently comics artist Erika Moen published a (NSFW) comic in English and French about experiences she’s had through identifying as queer. Her sexual identity has gone through several significant changes in her life, as documented in this (also NSFW!) edition of her autobiographical webcomic, DAR! (the whole comic is definitely …