Gatekeeping is a direct product of transphobia. Transphobia manifests in the ideology that being trans is a malady that needs to be prevented at all costs – that a child or adult transitioning represents a failure of character, a sickness, a failure or breakdown of what is right and proper for normal development of gender identity. 879 more words
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Welcome to my new Friday blogging series, the “Shit Cis People Say” Alphabet. One letter per week for 26 weeks! Lets’ see if I can pull it off. 342 more words
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‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
And now in ridiculous Internet news, the folks at right-wing dumpster fire Breitbart.com have announced an official boycott of the Kellogg’s company. 668 more words
National Policy Institute leader Richard Spencer gave the final speech of his organization’s conference over a week ago. By now, nearly everyone has seen the footage of Spencer, glass in hand, hailing Donald Trump while his audience cheered. 798 more words
If you’re a trans person like me then you’re probably hyper aware of all gendered activities directed your way. Last night I was at Denny’s with some cis female friends and when the server brought the food out she was giving the food to the other girls and was like “And this is for this lady right here”, etc., but when she got to me she didn’t repeat the pattern – she didn’t know how to gender me – didn’t know whether I was lady-enough to warrant being called a lady. 1,745 more words