Posts Tagged transgender

In the Name of Our Humanity: The Failure of Tolerance for LGBTQ People

There’s been an instructive imbroglio flaring between a few men in the middle echelons of the American commentariat. The New York Times’ Ross Douthat wrote about the “terms of surrender” that he and other opponents of LGBT  marriage equality were currently negotiating against what he sees as gay rights’ relentless march, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern forcefully declaims the dissembling disingenuousness inherent to the piece, and then a couple of other men from The Week have a go on the merry go round, with Michael Brendan Dougherty making a pluralist-inspired paean for “religious liberty,” and Damon Linker going further and asseverating that same sex marriage supporters are “the real bigots” in this debate.

There’s been an instructive imbroglio flaring between a few men in the middle echelons of the American commentariat. The New York Times’ Ross Douthat wrote about the “terms of surrender” that he and other opponents ...

Serving while transgender

A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them.

A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Veronica

I mean, we already knew this, but it’s official: Transgender Equality Movement Will “Dismantle” Civilization, according to an op-ed in the Washington Times. 

Why Marissa Alexander‘s supporters are petitioning for release and not a new trial.

Pakistani Taliban say Malala has done ‘nothing’ to earn human rights prize. I’m pretty sure that’s the best endorsement you can get for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Physician Assistants to perform first-trimester abortions, becoming the only state this year to pass legislation expanding abortion access.

A woman is forced to give birth alone without any medical help on the lawn of the Mexican health center ...

By Katie and Veronica

I mean, we already knew this, but it’s official: Transgender Equality Movement Will “Dismantle” Civilization, according to an op-ed in the Washington Times. 

Why Marissa Alexander‘s supporters are petitioning for release and ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Juliana

New report illustrates obstacles for Trans immigrants

Guilt, booze and teenage rape

More than half of female doctors in Australia sexually harassed by patients

Meet the Members of Congress who think they deserve to be paid during the government shutdown. 

Fox News thinks all Latin@s eat tacos. 

Michelle Rodriguez talks about her career, the world talks about her sexuality. Latino Rebels talks about her ambition and her focus on female empowerment.

If you’re not reading the Pervocracy’s Cosmocking series (in which they make fun of the sexism and poor dating advice the magazine provides) start now.

This video of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech against the government shutdown gave me goosebumps.

Are we

By Katie and Juliana

New report illustrates obstacles for Trans immigrants

Guilt, booze and teenage rape

More than half of female doctors in Australia sexually harassed by patients

Meet the Members of Congress ...

Quick Hit: DemocracyNow! on Chelsea Manning

If you don’t know DemocracyNow!, you should (and now you know). The radio and TV show, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan González, consistently provides excellent news coverage of the most important, and often least reported stories, AND brings you the voices of great guests, AND provides transcripts of their shows, AND provides Spanish language translation of their shows.

On Friday, the show had a  segment entitled ” ‘Empowering, So Brave': Trans Activists Praise Chelsea Manning, Raise Fears over Prison Conditions.” Goodman talks to Lauren McNamara, a transgender activist and Manning online confidant as well as Chase Strangio, a staff lawyer at the ACLU and former Sylvia Rivera Law Project attorney. You can watch the entire ...

If you don’t know DemocracyNow!, you should (and now you know). The radio and TV show, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan González, consistently provides excellent news coverage of the most important, and ...

Transmilitary: meet the soldiers the military doesn’t want you to

It’s no wonder Chelsea Manning didn’t start transitioning while serving in the army. The institution make have gotten rid of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, but it makes no bones about its exclusion of transgender people. In language that reflects its archaic and out of touch policies, The Department of Defense  lists the following as disqualifications for serving in the military: “history of major abnormalities or defects of the genitalia, such as change of sex [and] hermaphroditism.” and “current or history of psychosexual conditions, including but not limited to transsexualism [and] transvestism.”

This, of course, does not mean there are not transgender people currently serving in the Military. But they serve in silence. Until now. A new documentary web ...

It’s no wonder Chelsea Manning didn’t start transitioning while serving in the army. The institution make have gotten rid of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, but it makes no bones about its exclusion of transgender people. ...

Quick Hit: Demanding the impossible

The Barnard Center for Research on Women recently released Impossibility Now, a video manifesto on critical trans politics made by the trans speaker, writer, law professor and organizer Dean Spade, with Basil Shadid. The video should be required watching for the entire world. We included this in last week’s Weekly Feminist Reader, but I wanted to make sure to specifically highlight it since it does such a great job of articulating complex concepts in a simple manner. Connecting everything from immigration, gender policing, ableism, racism, and sexism, the video critiques federal equality and assimilation efforts and asks us to look beyond what laws say and look at what laws actually do for us. Spade says,

We’re told that the ...

The Barnard Center for Research on Women recently released Impossibility Now, a video manifesto on critical trans politics made by the trans speaker, writer, law professor and organizer Dean Spade, with Basil Shadid. The video should ...

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