Tag Archives: Transgender Issues

The Feministing Five: Smith Q & A

TweetContinuing Feministing’s coverage of Smith College’s severe refusal to allow trans women to enroll, we were thrilled to speak with two members of Smith Q&A — a collective that has been organizing to make the college more accessible to young trans women. Two weeks ago Smith students held a large protest outside of a campus [...]
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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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A song of faith and sexual fire: How roleplaying game religions work as moral tools

TweetWhen one grows up in a traditionalist household, which only ever admitted spirituality of the most reactionary and narrow sort, it is easy to see faith as a rusted chain keeping your head forcibly turned to the leaping shadows of Plato’s cave. My resentment at my Roman Catholic upbringing boiled over into unchecked rage against [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Malia and Sasha in the White House: dangerous narrative about the progress of African-American girls. Social media, teens, moral panic, and the sexual predators that “lurk everywhere”. Cooking skills and farm vegetables in inner-city Washington D.C. “Beyonce is asking ‘how come,‘and so am I.” Corporate sponsors flee from Boston’s homophobic St. Patrick’s Day parade. [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Jared Leto’s problematic Oscar nomination. Tressie McMillan Cottom on breaking silence around black colleges. Solomon Northup’s descendants, a photo project. On bullying, LGBT youth, and the exacerbation of the school-to-prison pipeline. Talib Kweli at Melissa Harris-Perry, unpacking cultural appropriation in music.  Tweet
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