Tag Archives: trans issues

New Jersey school bans trans girl from school unless she dresses as a boy

TweetA New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy. As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey informed Rachel’s mom, Angela Peters, that she must come back to school prepared to dress like and act like [...]
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“We deserve better than the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

TweetWriting in The Guardian, our own Jos Truit says it’s time to make a unified push for comprehensive, inclusive anti-discrimination ”legislation that actually has teeth.” Forty years ago last week, Bella Abzug introduced the Equality Act in Congress, which would have amended the Civil Rights Act to include protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation in [...]
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The Academic Feminist: Sonny Nordmarken on building stronger movements through intent

TweetWelcome back, Academic Feminists! Bringing us into the end-of-semester home stretch is Sonny Nordmarken, graduate student in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Sonny’s explanation of microagressions and his work examining the intersections between feminist and transgender studies, as well as his personal story of coming to feminism through the comradery of sports, point [...]
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Piers Morgan and the psychology of the privileged

TweetI’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, [...]
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Quote of the Day: “Is this okay to say to a person?”

TweetDrawing on interviews with our own Jos and Feministing friend Janet Mock, Poynter has compiled nine useful tips for journalists writing about trans folks.  Tweet
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