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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30 2012

Debunking The COGIATI

I’m on vacation this week! This post originally appeared on Queereka. My first forays into the trans internet were back in the Fall of 2001, while I was having a particularly bad “episode” of dysphoria that led, for the first time in my life, to actually conducting extensive research into what transition entailed. The e-landscape …

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Mar 29 2012

Guyliner, Murses, Bromance And Femmephobia

I’m on vacation this week! This post originally appeared at Skepchick. There’s been a lovely and adorable video circulating on the tubes-osphere the last few days that I’m sure has helped bolster a comforting sense of optimism about the next generation’s understanding of gender. A little girl named Riley gets irate about the toy store’s …

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Mar 28 2012

Bilaterally Gynandromorphic Chickens And Why I’m Not “Scientifically” Male

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I’m on vacation this week! This post originally appeared at Skepchick. You know what this world needs more of? Misconceptions about transsexuality. Wait… I think I got that backwards. Right… there is absolutely no dearth whatsoever of misconceptions people have about transsexuality. Sometimes I feel like a sort of trans-advocate Sisyphus, perpetually pushing a boulder …

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Mar 27 2012

13 Myths And Misconceptions About Trans Women

I’m on vacation this week! This post originally appeared in two parts at Skepchick and Queereka. Enjoy! Disclaimer: I’ve chosen to focus this article on trans women only for the sake of brevity and clarity. It is not my intent to contribute to the ongoing cultural erasure of trans men, and I believe their voices, …

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Mar 26 2012

German Trans Girl Forcibly Institutionalized

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Remember when I wrote about the 11 year old trans girl whose absentee father was trying to have her committed to involuntary inpatient psychiatric care because he believed she’d been “brainwashed” by her mother into having a female gender identity? In some of the most appalling, disgusting news I’ve ever heard, the German courts have …

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Mar 26 2012

Transkeptuality: Gatekeeping And The Value Of Critical Thought

I’m on vacation this week! This post originally appeared at Skepchick. It was the very first bloggy thing I ever blogged! It’s kind of neat to look back and see how far I’ve come. An important, interesting, and increasingly common question in the contemporary skeptical community is to what extent should social concerns like sexism, …

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Mar 23 2012

Equal Rights For Transgender Canadians – Bill C-279

Next month, in April, an extremely pivotal bill is going to be up for debate in the Canadian parliament. It’s Bill C-279, which will add gender identity and gender expression to the list of statuses protected under the Canadian Human Rights Code, and amend the pertinent sections of the Criminal Code in regards to anti-transgender …

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Mar 23 2012

Pie Is Scrumptious

The difference between “die cis scum” and “die trans scum” is one side has managed to make it happen. – Nicholas Kiddle I’ve noticed lately that Asher’s “Die Cis Scum” post, although it was originally posted way back on Transgender Day Of Remembrance in November, has over the past couple weeks suddenly developed an intense …

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Mar 22 2012

Being The Pejorative

Continuing along with my little totally-accidental “covering the basics” theme for this week, it seems appropriate to cover one of the most basic and recurring trans issues of them all (and one of the most overarching), being the ubiquitous use of transgenderism as an insult or pejorative.

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Mar 22 2012

Spot The White Savior

So there’s this person called Amy Dentata. She thinks atheism is racist, and didn’t like my “God Does Not Love Trans People” post. So she wrote a response. More or less same kind of argument Be Scofield made. But Amy Dentata doesn’t play fair. In the exchange that followed in the comment thread, she deleted …

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