Tag Archives: trans issues

Quote of the Day: “Motherhood and fatherhood are not binaries”

TweetI really love this piece by Jennifer Finney Boylan, who has spent six years parenting her children as a dad, followed by 12 years as a mom after her transition. I was especially moved by this section: I understand the reluctance many people have to play down the importance of gender, or for that matter, biology, in [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetPolicy Mic rounded up the 10 most racist tweets about the Boston Marathon bombing. Carlos Arredondo was a hero of yesterday’s tragedy. He also happens to have moved to the U.S. without authorization. Pope Francis reaffirms that those radical feminist nuns need to get in line. Surprise! The Everyday Sexism Project gets a lot of hate [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetThree teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya. Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week! “Girls — and later women — decide not to run for office because they don’t want to be unlikeable, not because they [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet A tragic account of second-wave feminist infighting. “The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence.” Four burning questions for Dean Spade. Kendra James takes on Suzy Lee Weiss, Abigail Fischer, et al. at Racialicious. Appalachian State University wants to protect its brand; student- and professor-activists want to [...]
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Quick Hit: California bans insurance discrimination against trans* patients

TweetAs of yesterday, insurance companies in California can no longer discriminate against trans* patients, an essential step forward in light of the tremendous health disparities between trans* and cis people in the U.S. The Transgender Law Center reports: California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has issued guidance clarifying the obligations of California’s health plans [...]
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