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Thank you Thursdays: Laverne Cox talks gender justice in new interview

Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox has a fabulous interview over at The Nation that’s really worth checking out, and it made me think of how thankful I am for her current presence in the spotlight. She tackles several issues, but I really love what she has to say on gender justice:

Rather than equality, it’s about justice. What does justice look like for trans and gender non-conforming people? I know that for some trans folks, a lot of them may not want to put that they’re transgender on a form. But then sometimes it does become important to claim that identity. It’s about giving folks the freedom to self-identify. How do we have gender freedom for everyone? ...

Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox has a fabulous interview over at The Nation that’s really worth checking out, and it made me think of how thankful I am for her current presence in ...

“Orange is the New Black” offers new opportunity to discuss trans* issues

I can’t say that I love Netflix’s latest original series “Orange Is The New Black.” I haven’t finished watching the thirteen episode season, but find myself agreeing with the critiques laid out by Autostraddle and The Nation, specifically regarding uninspired stereotypes of women of color, the absence of sex lives for queer women of color, and the dismissiveness of sexual assault. I’m also just not in the market for “Weeds in Prison,” considering how terrible that show became in its later seasons.

All that aside, I appreciate “Orange Is The New Black” for introducing me to Laverne Cox, the actress who plays Sophia Burset, a black trans character who found herself in prison after committing credit fraud in ...

I can’t say that I love Netflix’s latest original series “Orange Is The New Black.” I haven’t finished watching the thirteen episode season, but find myself agreeing with the critiques laid out by Autostraddle and ...

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