Posts Tagged Janet Mock

Janet Mock flips the script and interrogates a cis journalist on her womanhood

As you know, trans women have been enjoying some pretty exciting mainstream media attention lately. The flipside of this attention is that they’re often forced to educate not only a public that’s still catching up but also the journalists that are giving them a platform. Just recently, we’ve seen Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera school Katie Couric on how the preoccupation with transition objectifies trans people. And we’ve seen Janet Mock call out Piers Morgan for sensationalizing her story and mis-gendering her on his show.

Now Mock continues her heroic work on this front with this instructive segment with Fusion’s Alicia Menendez. In order to show just how dehumanizing many of the questions journalists regularly ask trans women ...

As you know, trans women have been enjoying some pretty exciting mainstream media attention lately. The flipside of this attention is that they’re often forced to educate not only a public that’s still catching up but ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Laverne Cox >>>>>>> Justin Bieber.

Speaking of which: the trailer for “Orange is the New Black,” Season 2, is out.

Sexual harassment of unpaid interns is no longer legal in New York.

Judge throws out B. Scott’s discrimination lawsuit against BET.

Florida man was kicked out of his rec basketball league after singing about his HIV status.

Janet Mock covers ELIXHER’s “Body Issue.”

Revenge porn isn’t protected speech.

Laverne Cox >>>>>>> Justin Bieber.

Speaking of which: the trailer for “Orange is the New Black,” Season 2, is out.

Sexual harassment of unpaid interns is no longer legal in New York.

Judge ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

New campaign works to humanize horrifying reproductive rights statistics.

On Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control is your boss’s business. Tomorrow, join us and repro health advocates for a digital Google Hangout rally!

Birth control is for people who don’t necessarily want to act responsibly.” – Another male government official.

On historically black churches and LGBT allyship.

“Police abuse is part of the life of prostitution.”

New campaign works to humanize horrifying reproductive rights statistics.

On Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control ...

Redefining Realness

The Feministing Five: Janet Mock

Sorry we’re not sorry for gushing over our newest celebrity/brilliant/fierce/stunning crush — the one and only Janet Mock. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, Janet Mock is the author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, an activist for the trans community, and all around all-star. Prior to publishing Redefining Realness this past winter, she started #GirlsLikeUs, a program that encourages trans women to live visibly.

We’ve long been big fans of Janet Mock, her writing, and her tendency to speak truth to power here at Feministing. So we were so thrilled to catch her on Valentine’s Day ...

Sorry we’re not sorry for gushing over our newest celebrity/brilliant/fierce/stunning crush — the one and only Janet Mock. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, Janet Mock is ...

Hang out with Janet Mock!

The Piers Morgan-crushing, New York Times bestselling Janet Mock wants to hang out with you! Today at 3pm ET, Mock will host a Google Hangout reading and conversation on her new book, Redefining Realness, “a love story about revealing your true self, the first memoir from a young trans woman.” You can join up here.

If you can’t make the hangout, you have some options other than crying yourself to sleep tonight. The recording will be available afterward, but you can also check out Mock’s six-part video series on the book (watch the first after the jump). And get excited for our Feministing Five with the writer, coming tomorrow!

The Piers Morgan-crushing, New York Times bestselling Janet Mock wants to hang out with you! Today at 3pm ET, Mock will host a Google Hangout reading and conversation on her new book, 

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“The games have always been a little gay.”

First queer arrests in Sochi.

Trans and sex workers rights activist Monica Jones targeted by police, arrested for protesting.

Janet Mock is on the cover of MetroWeekly.

Check out Feministing staff’s activism in Policy Mic’s list of 23 feminist digital campaigns.

“Bill Cosby has done great things for the country… but he’s also an old wanker and an assaulter.”

Alexandra Brodsky reads the internet.

“The games have always been a little gay.”

First queer arrests in Sochi.

Trans and sex workers rights activist Monica Jones targeted by police, arrested for protesting.

Janet Mock is on the

Piers Morgan and the psychology of the privileged

I’m no psychologist, but I’m able to identify harmful rhetoric that is used to silence and dominate marginalized communities. That is what we saw in Piers Morgan’s response to criticism that the production of his interview with trans activist and advocate Janet Mock yesterday was transphobic.

Janet Mock, whose new book was reviewed by Jos yesterday, was interviewed by Piers Morgan on his show​ Piers Morgan Live. After the interview, ​​​Janet took to Twitter to air her frustrations that the show’s tag lines ​mis-gendered her and the segment sensationalized her story by focusing on her romantic relationships.

​But what I find more upsetting than the misrepresentation of Janet Mock and her story is the way in which Piers has ...

I’m no psychologist, but I’m able to identify harmful rhetoric that is used to silence and dominate marginalized communities. That is what we saw in Piers Morgan’s response to criticism that the production of his interview with ...

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Redefining Realness

Janet Mock’s new book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More comes out today. Here’s the short version of my review: go buy it and read it now.

Janet Mock’s writing is compelling, familiar, and even conversational, which makes the complex work she is doing in this book seem easy. Redefining Realness is a number of things: it is primarily Mock’s personal story. But it is also a subversion of the trans memoir, a by now ubiquitous form, as Mock claims her own life and refuses to let familiar beats fall into familiar tropes. It presents a different story from those of class-privileged white trans folks whose memoirs are usually the ones to ...

Janet Mock’s new book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More comes out today. Here’s the short version of my review: go buy it and read it now.

Janet Mock’s ...

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