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JT @dancingyeti ?

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  • JT commented on the blog post Pedagogy of the Undressed: Come on in! Entering through the back door   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    @Elliott Thanks so much for this great info! @Feministing While I appreciate the value of this information (seriously… I shall put it to good use!), is there any way sexual content (and graphics) like this could be put behind a cut? I love to read Feministing at work, and displaying such content on the main page [...]

  • JT commented on the blog post Gender-neutral restrooms are every BODY’s business   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I just wanted to second what Sam had to say. And I also wanted to chime in with my own 2 cents regarding your use of the term “male-bodied.” I see the terms “male-bodied” and “female-bodied” bandied about a lot by folks who are trying to avoid making assumptions about how a person identifies. But [...]

  • Thank you for this, Jos! I’m a trans man who is partnered to a queer cis woman, and your original piece and this follow-up really resonated with me. My partner and I have had an ongoing dialog about these issues since I transitioned a few years ago, and I really appreciate you sharing your perspective [...]

  • JT commented on the blog post What We Missed   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    I’ve seen movies with really graphic torture and murder scenes, and none of them came with such a warning. I find it baffling that anti-choice folks get so upset about cinematic portrayals of abortion but don’t bat an eyelash over scenes of the brutal murder of an adult.

  • JT commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    It seems like you’re making the assumption that all trans men have vaginas. There are plenty of trans guys who have had various types of bottom surgery. If you’re only attracted to folks with vaginas, perhaps a better term to use would be “vaginaphilic.”

  • JT commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    I think it’s a common misconception that trans men are more likely than cis men “to understand and to be concerned woith women’s issues and queer issues.” Female socialization does not a feminist make.

  • JT commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Agreed! I think a better way of framing this would be to encourage lesbians/queer- or gay-identified women who date trans men to refrain from explaining the seeming incongruity of their partner’s gender with their own orientation by framing those partners as somehow “not male” or “man lite” and, instead, frame the relationship as they would [...]

  • JT commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    I loved this comment, and I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for articulating it far better than I could have!

  • JT commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Agreed! I was going to make a similar comment regarding making assumptions about the experiences of trans men. For example, the assumption seems to be made that “trans men” is a monolithic category and that all trans men are, by virtue of being trans, necessarily “gender transgressive.” There are a lot of trans men out [...]

  • JT commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Male birth control edition   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    It may sound like nitpicking, but the question at the end of this post, “For those of you who are sexually active, who bears the primary responsibility for contraceptive use?” ignores the existence of sexually active people who have no need for contraceptive use (e.g., egg-producing people who partner with other egg producers; sperm-producing people [...]

  • JT commented on the blog post The Olympic Games are obsessed with policing femininity   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Sure, sex is biological, but that doesn’t mean it’s binary. There’s a LOT of variation in phenotype (appearance and other physical manifestations, such as hormone levels) and genotype (chromosomes) among folks who are assigned male, female, and intersex at birth. I would argue that drawing some arbitrary line to decide who is male and who [...]

  • JT commented on the blog post Guest post: Boys, men, patriarchy, and privilege   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    I totally get and agree with the gist of what you’re saying here, but I think it’s problematic to characterize violence and violent impulses as being “driven by testosterone.” This sort of biological determinism actually perpetuates the very cultural constructions of maleness as violent that you decry (i.e., men can’t help it… the testosterone makes [...]

  • JT became a registered member   3 years, 2 months ago · View

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