What We Missed

New York Magazine has a compelling feature about the parents of transgender kids.

Remember that pastor who said that gays and lesbians should be rounded up and put inside an electric fence? Thousands of people have shown up to protest him.

Good news: the proportion of op-eds that are written by women is growing. Bad news: it’s still woefully small.

We’ve come a long way thanks to Title IX – but definitely not all the way.

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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

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  • http://feministing.com/members/gabrriel/ Gabe

    By “compelling” do you mean “reinforces all sorts of harmful stereotypes?” I couldn’t even finish reading that New York Magazine article.

    • http://feministing.com/members/earthandstars/ Mr. Earth A. Stars

      No kidding.

      Also, I could have really done with a trigger warning for the discussion of transphobic child abuse on that link. Maybe it’s ‘compelling’ to some people, but hearing parents calmly announce their plans to deny their child blockers (and, thus, time to decide) “so that they know what [going through the wrong puberty] is like”… I mean, these people admit to having been educated about the damage this does and yet say clearly that they don’t care about the effect their actions will have. That’s completely sick.

  • http://feministing.com/members/tariq/ daria

    thank you bigoted pastor. thats the thing about prejudiced, extremist rants- they tend to make the queer community outraged and draw out bigger, angrier protests and mobilise more people than months of building work could and gain more publicity for the issue than if they had never said anything at all. so thanks again bigoted dude.