Gender

Transgender Semantics

Transgender Semantics

(Content Note: Discussion of problematic language) A recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race ( »

Do I Look Gay?

Do I Look Gay?

I recently watched a pair of YouTube videos in which a young man, MarkE Miller, asked people (one video girls, one video guys) on a college campus essentially if they thought he looked gay.  Now, at least part of the point of the questions and the videos were to create awkward situations.  At that, Miller was certainly successful.  However, he also seemed to be attempting to judge people’s attitud... »

Why I can’t stand neo-segregationists

Why I can’t stand neo-segregationists

As is my wont, I was hovering spectrally in the internet’s howling dark when my friend sent me a message with a link to this trainwreck on Salon.com, along with the demand that I “tell her why this article rubs her the wrong way.” With gusto! The article is titled, “Why I can’t stand white belly dancers,” which for a lesser man would be reason enough to nope rig... »

Cathy Brennan tweeting

What weird old trick is an internet hate group using to escape the ire of the SPLC? H*ck if I know.

If you know of any weird old tricks to get the SPLC to actually listen and respond to you please let me know because it’s not working for me and I even gave them money that one time. In the meantime, there’s a weird old trick to getting a bigoted second-wave has-been who runs a hate group to dox and harass you, and I am executing it right now! (Hint: it’s by writing this article!... »

Gendered Shopping

Gendered Shopping

You’ll have to bear with me, as my fascination lately is the stark differences between male and female experiences. Although I wore men’s clothing, and behaved like a very masculine human being before I started to transition, it didn’t prepare me for some of the very stark differences in how men and women perceive and move through the fashion world. You would think, that buying clothing is a prett... »

A Glimmer Of Light in The Darkness – A Small Victory For Trans People

A Glimmer Of Light in The Darkness – A Small Victory For Trans People

As of today the twitter account of the hate spewing bigot known as Cathy Brennan (@bugbrennan) has been suspended from twitter.   Responsible for this amazing deed is a transgender woman who goes by the online handle of “SabineYeuxbleus” on twitter. She decided to come forward and allow me to write this about her, for that she has earned my respect because she knows she faces almo... »

Andrea James Writes Problematic Article on BoingBoing And Why You Should Care

Andrea James Writes Problematic Article on BoingBoing And Why You Should Care

First of all this article is purely a criticism of another article found here. You can read the entire thing in its disgusting glory and come back here. Ill wait.  Parts of the article will be quoted and will be placed in quotation marks and italicized for reader clarity.     Done? Good.   Lets start of with the title   “Manning’s self-made gender hell: Shades of gray in ... »

Respect For Gender Identity Is Not A Reward.

Respect For Gender Identity Is Not A Reward.

lately I have noticed on facebook, twitter and other social media that some cis and transgender people have come to the idea that if they don’t like a particular trans person, they can choose to not respect that person’s gender identity as an attack on them.   This is at its very core problematic because it implies that respect for our gender identity is a reward given out to the ... »

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