Zinnia Jones

Author's details

Name: Zinnia Jones
Date registered: June 7, 2012
URL: http://www.freethoughtblogs.com/zinniajones/


Zinnia Jones is a writer and videoblogger, co-blogging with Heather McNamara and Lux Pickel. She's written extensively on the subjects of secularism, feminism, and being transgender. Since 2008, her videos have received over 8 million views, and her articles have been featured in Autostraddle, the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and The Fight magazine. Originally from Chicago, she's currently living in Florida with her fiancee Heather and their two children. You can reach her at [email protected], or on Twitter at @ZJemptv, and her YouTube channel is at www.zinniajones.com.

Latest posts

  1. Seeking trans participants for a project with photographer Martin Schoeller — July 10, 2014
  2. Why I’m representing Chelsea Manning at SF Pride — June 26, 2014
  3. “Why can’t Bailey Jay just have her feelings about RuPaul?” On the trans community and differences of opinion — May 25, 2014
  4. Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science — May 15, 2014
  5. The worst assimilation of all: How modern-day drag hurts trans women and achieves little or nothing of value — April 26, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Trans woman commits suicide after being bullied by the Daily Mail — 280 comments
  2. The day my entire body of work became unreadable: A Freethought Blogs story — 215 comments
  3. Transgender women in women’s restrooms: A purely imagined harm — 171 comments
  4. If you aren’t attracted to us, then stop being attracted to us — 170 comments
  5. Open Letter: 350+ Trans Women and Transfeminine People Stand Against Calpernia Addams and Andrea James — 164 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 27 2014


Guest post by Trinity Pixie Green. The color was chosen without much thought, she liked green. It was a pleasant dark shade, and covered the thirsty white walls in only a couple hours. ”Why do we have to move my room so quickly?” she asked, frowning as she continued laying tile on top of the …

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Feb 18 2014

On the Loss of False Male Privilege

Guest post by Trinity Pixie False Male Privilege is experienced by some trans women prior to transition. It only affects us externally, and only until our presentation changes. Back in May, I traveled to Women in Secularism 2. It was far from my first time getting somewhere by greyhound bus, but it was my first …

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Feb 17 2014

Animal dildos: An ethical analysis

Battery hens in a cage.

Note: This post contains frank discussion of sexual topics. Some content may be of a graphic nature. Certain sex toy vendors manufacture toys that are based on the penises of animals. While many of these toys are hand-sculpted, some horse-based and dog-based toys are marketed as “life-cast”, meaning they are directly cast from a mold …

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Jan 31 2014

Trans panels at FtBCon 2!

This year’s FtBCon, running from January 31 through February 2, will have three trans panels on awesomely diverse topics. These include: Between A Rock And…: Non-Binary Gender in Atheism (February 1, 11 AM – 12 PM) When women started talking about women’s issues in the skeptic and atheist movements, it created an incredibly charged atmosphere …

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Jan 29 2014

Out now: Hacking Transition, by Kristin

My colleague and good friend Kristin has just released her e-book, Hacking Transition: Tips and Tricks for Making Transition Easier. The book includes advice on all aspects of transitioning for trans women, from a a position of firsthand experience. Kristin says: Over the last several years I have been through a lot with my transition, …

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Jan 26 2014

Semi-hiatus type thing

I’m working through some stuff right now and I’ve needed to pare down my obligations as much as possible. Things like blogging didn’t make the cut, sadly. It’ll probably be pretty sparse around here until other things are taken care of and I have the energy and motivation to get back into it. If anything …

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Jan 11 2014

How Small Is Your Dick? Some “uncomfortable wiener questions” for Tim Graham

Last week, actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera appeared on Katie Couric’s talk show to discuss their careers and their experiences as trans women. What could’ve been an otherwise respectful interview instead took a turn for the incredibly inappropriate as Couric openly and shamelessly asked Carrera about whether her “private parts” are “different now”. …

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Jan 04 2014

Penis Impossible: The most baffling transphobia ever

Purely out of necessity, people can be very creative when trying to invent real-world evidence – rather than merely abstract objections – to justify hating and fearing trans people. Some of this transphobia relies on arguments about scenarios that are theoretically possible, but do not actually occur: things like cis boys passing themselves off as …

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Dec 24 2013

Queer ghosts of Christmas past


Back in 2004 or so, I was probably 15 or thereabouts, and back then I was still staying over and visiting at my dad’s house every weekend or every other weekend. I had my own room in the basement, a computer, the whole works. So yeah, being 15 and testosterone and so on, I’d sometimes …

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Nov 12 2013

Transgender women in women’s restrooms: A purely imagined harm

This August, California passed the School Success and Opportunity Act, a law mandating that transgender students must be included in school activities on the basis of their identified gender rather than their assigned sex. This includes playing on sports teams consistent with their gender, as well as the use of facilities such as bathrooms and …

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