Tag Archives: trans issues

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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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet The feminist “Blurred Lines” remakes continue: “No way to know I want it unless I say I want it.” (Potentially NSFW, depending your W) We pardon Spitzer, but not sex workers. Yesterday, “Guero,” a California prisoner held in solitary confinement, died. According to friends he was “strong, was a good person, a good soldier.” [...]
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Trans men have babies too

TweetDid you catch those “provocative” teen pregnancy ads that were launched recently in Chicago? Well, the Media Literacy Project has come up with a simple, effective counter-ad pointing out that some men do get pregnant–and while rarer it is not exactly “unexpected.” Nothing like reality to throw a hiccup into a campaign that relies on [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet NSA surveillance and the male gaze. Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired. But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets. The Department of Ed will collect data on anti-LGBT bullying. We need to talk about disability and feminism. High schools are trying restorative justice to keep kids from dropping out. [...]
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