Tag Archives: Transgender Issues

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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Stakes is high: Playing catch up on trans issues

TweetOver at The Daily Banter, Oliver Willis would like everyone to calm down and be kinder to people who may not be up on trans issues. He writes: In the last few months or so I’ve noticed that the issue of transgendered people* and how to discuss them and reference them has become more prevalent. This [...]
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Need a safe place to pee? There’s an app for that

Tweet Worrying about finding a safe place to use the bathroom should never be an issue in anyone’s life. But for far too many trans and gender non-conforming folks, bathrooms can be potential sites of fear, gender policing, and even violence. The right to bathroom access is important and taken for granted by most people [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Redefining Realness

TweetJanet Mock’s new book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More comes out today. Here’s the short version of my review: go buy it and read it now. Janet Mock’s writing is compelling, familiar, and even conversational, which makes the complex work she is doing in this book seem easy. [...]
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