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  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post The importance of new data on anti-trans violence and suicidality   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Yes! Thanks as always, Jos, for highlighting the importance of more trans research. The suicide numbers are really the most shocking to me in our survey, but you’re exactly right–every topic the survey covers needs to be studied extensively. I’m hoping that more research funding becomes available and that more institutions support this kind of [...]

  • radicallyqueer wrote a new blog post: Deaf school closings as a feminist issue   2 years, 1 month ago · View


    An SYTYCB entry

    It seems these days that every time I watch an ASL news program or Deaf vlog, there’s another call to protest the closing of a school for the Deaf somewhere in the US. Last year two residential schools for the Deaf faced possible closings in my home state of North Carolina, and now [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post Thank You Thursdays: Every single SYTYCB contestant   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thank you Chloe and everyone on the team for the opportunity!

    Just to clarify: you’re still posting entries, yes? My second post was submitted Friday morning and is still labeled “pending.”

  • radicallyqueer wrote a new blog post: Creativity and Community in Femme-inism   2 years, 2 months ago · View


    This is a SYTYCB entry. This past weekend I attended the 2012 Femme Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Time and time again, I heard femmes discussing how wonderful it was to be able to express freely and build community in such a safe space. Often, the discussion centered around the power of creativity and play. As [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post Managing Impostor Syndrome   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thanks for this post. This is so me–I’ve always been curious, good at learning new things, and excited about beginning projects. This means that I tend to do a lot and sound impressive due to range, but rarely excel at any one thing. As I get older it’s tough to see peers being experts in [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Hell yes, Jos! I’ve always found it incredibly weird that this terminology exists in the queer community. I feel a little guilty about the fact that I’m mostly attracted to women and trans men. Cis men just, for the most part, don’t do it for me. But when I say that’s whom I’m attracted to, [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post Is Facebook enabling eating disorders?   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    I’d believe it, Chloe! I recently had someone posting defamatory stuff about me re-post a Facebook picture about me to her Wall so that folks could misgender me for fun (oh, boy!) and one stranger commented on how a dress I bought for Momentum this weekend was too small. I almost never have body issues [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post Feminist High Horses   2 years, 12 months ago · View

    I’m glad you came to the conclusion you did because I think the thing about all this, and I’ve definitely experienced it as well, is that it’s a function of how completely fucked up our society is that you’re a drag or a party-pooper or a PC weirdo if you bring up valid criticisms and [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post Does risk aversion and confidence hold women back?   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Good question. I’m genderqueer, raised female, and I definitely have some tendencies towards security, but also just towards “being nice.” So my job is less than ideal in several ways but I don’t want to leave at a time that’s bad for my boss and the organization. It is a stable situation, but it’s also [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post Self Defense or Vigilantism?   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    “Vigilantism” sounds ridiculous and quite possibly anti-feminist. I personally am bothered by some feminists’ insistence that EVERYONE should do self-defense, because as a radical pacifist this goes very strongly counter to my beliefs. Those beliefs are pretty extreme and controversial, which I accept (I will never use any kind of violence, including to save my [...]

  • An  article in today’s Huffington Post has me absolutely livid.  The author, HuffPo contributor Toni Nagy, presumably is trying to make a point about how “dry humping” is a good idea for feminists (read: heterosexual women) as a way to draw out the courting ritual and be more selective about sexual partners.  What she in fact [...]

  • radicallyqueer wrote a new blog post: Review: Captive Genders   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    I received a review copy of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (coming out this month from AK Press) at the perfect time.  I’ve been frustrated by the growing focus in recent months on two of the things I care least about when it comes to queer rights, the two things that the [...]

  • I don’t think it’s necessary for someone to identify as a feminist to be a good choice for a partner. Many people do not identify as feminists because they are unsatisfied by feminism’s ability to confront racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, etc. I used to say “no no, you don’t understand, feminism addresses those things now!” But [...]

  • radicallyqueer commented on the blog post What Does a Feminist Look Like?: A Transmasculine Perspective   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Oh, HURRAH! I’ll definitely be sharing this. I know that as a genderqueer person who up until recently identified as a female/lesbian feminist, I have a long way to go in working for gender equity, but I am committed to that effort. We DO need a revolution. I recently posted about the need for a queer [...]

  • alesbianandascholar wrote a new blog post: Johnny Weir Comes Out: Why We Need a Queer Movement   3 years, 9 months ago · View


    “We’re here, we’re queer, get over it!” This used to be a rallying cry for the gay and lesbian liberation movement, but I think it’s high time we appropriate it for something different. “Liberation” is supposed to be a lofty goal, a formative moment in the life cycle, but in fact it’s become a prison [...]
  • alesbianandascholar wrote a new blog post: Omega Conference: Who’s Going?   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    Hello, Feministing-ers!  I’ve been a bit absent from the community blog for a few weeks, so lots of catching up to do.  I’m just popping in because I’m thrilled to say that I got a scholarship to the Women & Power conference, and I’m wondering if anyone else is going that I can look for?  It would [...]

  • alesbianandascholar wrote a new blog post: Dress Codes, Authority, and Pre-Teens   5 years, 4 months ago · View

    I was reading dame_elphaba’s recent post about the dress code talk to girls in her auditorium, and it reminded me of an incident that really sits with me that I’d like to share. Of course, we all deal with criticism from friends and peers growing up when it comes to our bodies, our dress style, and how [...]

  • alesbianandascholar wrote a new blog post: Construction of the Female Body in Gynecology   5 years, 6 months ago · View

    I attended an interesting talk today at the CRT at 20 conference on the topic of medical education and cultural competency, focusing especially on women of color’s experiences with gynecology.  I started thinking about a tangential topic that I think is sometimes overlooked in LGBT studies: lesbians’ experience with sexual and reproductive health care services. [...]

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