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New York City has its first openly transgender fire fighter.

Precious. Just precious. I wonder what real estate is worth in the Province of Deception?

What does it take to live in accordance with the Bible’s definitions of womanhood? One woman spent a year trying to do it, and she documented the experience.

Twenty years later, Anita Hill reflects on the Thomas confirmation hearings, and on the intersection of race and gender in America.

This awesome lady wrote an awesome book about feminist dating. You should come celebrate its release with us!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/rolinscott5/ Michael

    What a great article probably one of the most interesting articles vie read in a while. I think it’s great to see a transgender person openly serve in the FDNY. It most of took a lot of guts to come out in front of a bunch of manly men especially in a fire department that only has 31 percent women that most of been a really tough decision to make I hope her decision to come out doesn’t affect her in line of work in any way. It was pretty cool to see how supportive the department was and there weren’t too many people that weren’t accepting of his gender change. I think one of the reasons the fire department was so accepting was because of her family’s long years of service in the department. And The FDNY has been known to be supportive Homosexual firefighters serving in its department. I think it’s good to see that the FDNY was aware that the have 91% white males on their force and their trying to create diversity in their department percent. This isn’t the first time a New york City service personnel came forward with his decision to become a woman, it seems like New York city has a very accepting culture of transgenders.

  • http://feministing.com/members/swellesley/ Caroline Narby

    A bit off-topic, I know, but where did the Community and Campus blogs go? Is the site just under maintenance? :(