Posts Tagged transphobia

Trans+Rights

Judge rules company within rights to fire employee for being trans

Last Thursday, a federal court judge in Detroit ruled that a funeral home had the right to fire Aimee Stephens because she came out as trans. This case adds to the climate of transphobia our country has been dealing with this year and could have national consequences for trans people’s employment rights. 

Last Thursday, a federal court judge in Detroit ruled that a funeral home had the right to fire Aimee Stephens because she came out as trans. This case adds to the climate of transphobia our country has been dealing ...

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PSA: Your Transphobia and Body Shaming Isn’t Radical

On Thursday morning, six cities across the country were greeted with a purportedly radical political art installation – an enormous statue of naked Donald Trump, installed right in the center of their city.

On Thursday morning, six cities across the country were greeted with a purportedly radical political art installation – an enormous statue of naked Donald Trump, installed right in the center of their city.

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The Antioch Review’s Transphobic Essay Isn’t About Free Speech

Last week, The Antioch Review, a notable journal in the literary community, published an essay by Daniel Harris titled, “The Sacred Androgen: The Transgender Debate.” The piece’s openly transphobic, antagonistic language was met with an online petition denouncing the essay for self-described members of the literary community to sign. The petition has since reached more than 4,000 signatures. Antioch College released a statement in response to the controversy, and in a move that’s as problematic as it was predictable, decided to use that good ol’ “free speech” argument as a justification for keeping the piece.

Last week, The Antioch Review, a notable journal in the literary community, published an essay by Daniel Harris titled, “The Sacred Androgen: The Transgender Debate.” The piece’s openly transphobic, antagonistic language was met with an ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Melissa Harris-Perry removed herself from the air on Saturday in protest of MSNBC’s repeatedly preempting the MHP show without warning. Now it looks like MSNBC will keep her off the air permanently — stemming in part from MHP’s desire to  discuss race and identity in Beyoncé’s “Formation.” 

Melissa Harris-Perry removed herself from the air on Saturday in protest of MSNBC’s repeatedly preempting the MHP show without warning. Now it looks like MSNBC will keep her off the air permanently — stemming in part from MHP’s desire to 

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At least 48 transgender women killed in Brazil in January

At least 48 trans women have murdered in Brazil in the first month of 2016, Globo reports. “These are scary numbers,” Glória Crystal, the assistant secretary of NGO Livre Orientação Sexual (Free Sexual Orientation) told Globo in an interview about two recent murders in the south of the country. 

At least 48 trans women have murdered in Brazil in the first month of 2016, Globo reports. “These are scary numbers,” Glória Crystal, the assistant secretary of NGO Livre Orientação Sexual (Free Sexual Orientation) told Globo ...

Jill Soloway and Caitlyn Jenner

On Jill Soloway, Caitlyn Jenner, and the trans representation the media wants

A number of articles critiquing comments Caitlyn Jenner has made about trans people have been published recently. An all too familiar pattern of media representation of trans women is playing out on a more high profile stage than usual:

A number of articles critiquing comments Caitlyn Jenner has made about trans people have been published recently. An all too familiar pattern of media representation of trans women is playing out on a more high profile stage ...

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