Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 18 2012



“Become the opposite sex and finally be at peace” So I was poking around on e-bay looking for a little trans pride flag button to go with my Die Cis Scum jacket, now on the way in the mailsies (thanks Dallilama!) and happened to stumble across an enormous number of items being sold under the …

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Apr 17 2012

A Real Name

“So, what’s your real name?” “Natalie.” “No, I mean like, your real name, the one you were born with.” “My assigned name?” “Yeah, your real one.” “It wasn’t real, and it’s none of your business.”

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Apr 17 2012

The Null HypotheCis

“You’re right, Cliff. You can’t prove who you are. None of us can. If we try to prove we exist, we’re just suckers. And if we ask other people to tell us we’re real, we’ve lost everything. Cliff… listen to me. All you can do- all any of us can do- is make a decision. …

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Apr 16 2012


A few weeks ago I went along to a live recording of the Caustic Soda podcast. It was a bit of dumb thing to do, because I hadn’t yet taken my methadone, it was a Sunday, it was running until eight, and the pharmacy closes as eight. So I had a nice (read: HORRIBLE) night …

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Apr 13 2012

Pass / Fail

Oh, passability. You most intensely problematic, yet utterly inescapable, of trans concepts. What a rascal you are! I think it’s time we had a little chat… Passability is an issue that cuts pretty close to the bone for most trans folk. It’s immensely complicated, tied in to a dozen or so different larger issues, connects …

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Apr 12 2012

Cis Is Not A Slur, Grues.

I guess, at the very least, interacting with the transphobes can provide a bit of amusement every now and then. Most of the arguments and positions are just the plain old exasperating kind of ridiculous, but every once in a while, you come across ones that are haha ridiculous. Like “Grr! Stop calling me cis! …

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Apr 11 2012

More Than Bodies

There’s a lot that’s frustrating about the way the discourse on transgenderism and transsexuality is framed in our deeply cisnormative culture. So much that it sometimes feels impossible to ever really get through it. I often feel neck deep in this, all these little problems, misconceptions, ways of structuring the conversation, unsubstantiated and unexamined assumptions, …

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Apr 10 2012

But Seriously, Prostitution Is Not Sex Slavery

As I mentioned a couple days ago, Taslima Nasreen has now joined Freethought Blogs, and I (and the rest of us) are well and truly honoured and excited to have her. I really do have an immense amount of respect for her. But yesterday she wrote a post that I find I absolutely can’t leave …

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Apr 09 2012

Natural Privilege

6mg micronized estradiol 17, sublingual 5mg finasteride 50mg cyproterone acetate 75mg methadone (in tang solution) two inhalations salbutemol, every four hours as needed Every day.

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Apr 06 2012

An Open Letter To Stephen Ira

Dear Stephen, So I wanted to write you about some of the things we’d been tweeting about in regards to the relationship between atheism and privilege and stuff, and found that a lot of things I was thinking were important to say were… well… things I felt were really important to say, and I started …

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