Tag Archives: Media

How the media contributes to the state of emergency faced by the trans community

TweetA day after we cheered as Laverne Cox graced the cover of Time magazine last week, news broke that two trans women were viscously assaulted on the MARTA subway in Atlanta. One woman was stripped naked as onlookers failed to intervene to end their torment. They laughed, cheered, and captured video on their cell phones. It was that cell phone [...]
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The Feministing Five: Stuff Mom Never Told You

Tweet While at a friend’s house one afternoon, I overheard a friend listening to a really fantastic podcast. And I know what you’re thinking. “Not another one of those white dude hosts that tries hard to sound not overly geeky yet kinda cool but actually he’s copying that first dude with the glasses.” This one featured [...]
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The Feministing Five: ManSee Kong

Tweet Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his fellow soldiers that he took his own life in the fall of 2011. His hometown of NYC Chinatown continues to search [...]
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Janet Mock flips the script and interrogates a cis journalist on her womanhood

TweetAs 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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Queering sex-ed: what you need to know about sex between cis women. It’s time to abolish the Asian American model minority myth. Swooning over Sonia Sotomayor. “For too long, we, black gurls, have moved though the world with the imposed burden of being unlovable and undesirable.” Tweet
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