cissexism

  • Feminism

    More Transmisogyny From Grantland

    EDIT: The original version of this piece assumed that the piece on Crash was written in response to the recent Oscars rather than the 2012 ones. The references have been corrected. [Content Notice for Whorephobia & Transmisogyny] If profiting from the suicide of a trans woman isn’t enough, why not justify it with a long screed about how hard your…

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  • Feminism

    It’s a Slow News Day. Let’s Mock Medical Conditions!

    Disclaimer: Before you ask “Well, what did you expect, it’s Fox News?”, read this. Even if it fails to sway you, remember that asking that is condescendingly pretending that I’m the last person on Earth to understand that Fox News is full of crap. In case you missed it, Facebook recently launched the ability for users of the American English…

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  • Activism

    You Can’t Fight the Gender Binary with Transphobia

    A couple of days ago DJ Grothe, president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, posted a transphobic status update on Facebook reading While it is certainly possible this person, who Grothe assumed to be a transsexual, was indeed trying to challenge the gender binary, his post is not. The very idea of passing is derived from gender binary thinking. If his…

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  • Random Asides

    Intersex Man, 66, Suffers Bigotry by the Media

    Also published on Queereka. I got a link today to an article from the South China Morning Post about an intersex man. The story is interesting, but the article itself is horrible. They are completely ignorant of intersex people, and as an extension, gender non-conforming people in general. The title goes: “Man, 66, goes to doctor and finds he’s a woman”…

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