Tag Archives: transphobia

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

TweetIt’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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist GIF

TweetWHEN THE MAJORITY OF MAINSTREAM REPORTING ON CHELSEA MANNING’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF HER PREFERRED NAME AND PRONOUN USES HER BIRTH-ASSIGNED NAME AND PRONOUN. via. (My reaction could not be contained in one GIF.) Tweet
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The shameful, unacceptable media coverage of Chelsea Manning’s transition

TweetWhen Chelsea Manning announced yesterday that she is transitioning and wants to be referred to by the name Chelsea and with female pronouns, news organizations scrambled to figure out what to do. Many published articles with bizarre headlines like, ”Manning Says He Is Female and Wants to Lives as a Woman.” Which is ridiculous, because Chelsea [...]
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TV news channels turn not actually controversial story into an excuse for transphobia

TweetI am so sick of 24-hour news networks. Their insistence that every story be framed as controversial has led to some awful coverage of California’s new law requiring public schools to respect students’ gender identity, which we reported on yesterday. The law’s going to be a big deal in the lives of kids whose shot [...]
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CeCe McDonald on Trayvon Martin and racism in the system

TweetTrans activist CeCe McDonald, who is serving a 41-month prison term for the stabbing death of a man after defending herself and her friends from a racist and transphobic attack, recently wrote a powerful post about racism in the criminal justice system. Comparing her case and Trayvon Martin’s, she notes that she’s the lucky one. I [...]
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