Tag Archives: Transgender Issues

Guest Post: Fear of a trans college

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits and Sass. You can find more of her writing at sassysyndicalist.tumblr.com. Fear, perhaps more extremely than any other emotion, [...]
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Why the NWLC’s video featuring Sarah Silverman “getting a penis” to avoid the gender pay gap fails

TweetThis week, the National Women’s Law Center, an organization that does good work, released a video starring Sarah Silverman, a comedian we often love, to highlight the injustice of the gender pay gap, a worthy cause indeed. Unfortunately, it seems that at some point in the creation of the video, everyone involved forgot that trans [...]
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The Feministing Five: Darkmatter

TweetJanani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon make up the incredible trans South Asian art and activist collaboration Darkmatter. Masterfully using humor, language, and rhythm, Darkmatter pushes their audience to reflect and take action on racial justice, anti-colonialism, and gender and sexuality politics. Their spoken performances share stories from their childhoods to conversations during their young adult lives, [...]
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Mt. Holyoke college changes policy to admit trans women

TweetThis week Mt. Holyoke, a women’s college in the Pioneer Valley in MA, announced it will be changing its admissions policy to include trans women as applicants who will be considered for admission: Mount Holyoke College welcomes applications for our undergraduate program from any qualified student who is female or identifies as a woman. Mt. [...]
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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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