transphobia

  • Meta Stuff

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Refugee Nation, Naked Trump, Singing Your Love for Calculus, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Resting Geek Face. (via Wondermark) Teen Skepchick Awesome Sauce Music Friday: I Love Calculus The Joan Jett/math crossover you didn’t know you needed. Mad Art Lab Make It Stranger Stranger Things meets typography to make the perfect nostalgia storm. Do You Have a Flag? The Olympics put a spotlight on refugee athletes, and now they have a flag…

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  • Featured
    A hand holds up Brewdog's "No Label" beer

    Beer, Queer? Thoughts On Beer and Gender

    Scottish self-proclaimed “punk rock” brewery Brewdog has released what it calls “the world’s first transgender beer.” Dubbed “No Label,” the beer is “brewed with hops that have changed sex from female to male flowers prior to harvest,” thus in the minds of Brewdog making it a Statement for Equality and, uh, somehow a symbol of the trans community. We were…

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  • Activism

    Crosspost: So What If I Wasn’t Born This Way

    The “born this way” story of queer identity is one most people in modern developed countries know well. It is applied to people of all sexual orientations and to trans people, especially binary trans people, and tells us that the right way to be queer follows a common structure. We have to know we were “different” from early childhood, we…

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  • Activism

    Crosspost: The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

    By now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old Daniel Pierce of Kennesaw, GA. In the video, Daniel’s family claim that his homosexuality is a choice, a choice that dishonors his family. They disown him, and when he tries…

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  • Skepticism

    In Which I React to Tom Flynn, With Help From Nicki Minaj

    Last night I read Tom Flynn’s post on the use of the pronoun “their/they/them” as a non-gendered singular pronoun. He picked a nit, to use his parlance, with the use of a pronoun he considers inherently plural for individuals. (EDIT: He was responding to an excellent post by Greta Christina in The Humanist, which for some reason he couldn’t be…

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  • 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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  • Feminism
    Napkin reading "I think you're making a huge MISTAKE!" along with a match

    Grantland’s Apology By the Numbers

    Inspiration via one of the thought-provoking piece on the matter at Aoifeschatology. If you aren’t aware of what happened this weekend, The Toast did a link round-up; check the comments for additional takes and resources. Uses of the Word “Mistake:” 15 Uses of the Word “Mistake” in Reference to Actions on the Part of Grantland Writers & Editors: 14 Uses…

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