Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 27 2012

Trans-On-Trans Oppression Is Still A Cis Problem

The Trans Community is not a healthy thing. I’ve taken to capitalizing it as such, because there isn’t, exactly, one single monolithic trans community. There are many, many trans communities, some as small as just circles of friends who happen to share that particular aspect of gender together. But The Trans Community is something else. …

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Oct 25 2012

The Personal Politics of SRS

I’m afraid I have to collapse the wave function on the whole Schroedinger’s Genitals thing I had going for awhile: I’ve not had lower surgery. Hopefully, that won’t encourage any creepy love-letters (yes, something I’ve actually dealt with. More than once). The reason I’m mentioning that very personal, and very uncomfortable-to-mention, information is that it’s …

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Oct 11 2012

The Eunuch, The Rapist, The Whore And The Child Who Simply Knew

(trigger warning for transphobic slurs) A few days ago I woke up to read an almost hilariously transphobic article on tv.com reviewing a recent episode of the HBO (or Showtime or AMC or whatever… one of those channels adored by critics and people who shop at Whole Foods) series Sons of Anarchy that prominently featured …

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Oct 08 2012

Bizarro World

“If the catacombs were good enough for the early Christians, then I can survive Obama’s America” An increasingly common narrative amongst the contemporary American evangelical movement is that of the persecuted Christians. Good men and women whose religious rights are increasingly trampled by a dominant secular, atheist, liberal majority who are trying to bend and …

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