April 24, 2014

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9 reasons why “cis” isn’t working

Originally posted on glosswatch:
So yes, I’m writing another – another – post on the word “cis”. Everybody quake in fear! But I’ve had so many useful comments, which have given me so much food for thought, that I’d like to get them all out and see what happens. The other reason is the previous…

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April 22, 2014

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collecting the betters

Originally posted on phonaesthetica:
Last week, a 16-year old named Maddy Yates posted a video to YouTube moments before she killed herself. Here is a partial transcript from that video: “I know it’s not OK for me to be doing this, but I just can’t do this anymore. It feels like I’m being swallowed whole…

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April 21, 2014

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The Real Goal of Male Transgenders or Trans “Women”

Originally posted on BigBooButch:
Here’s the thing. The real goal of male transgenders, or trans “women,” if you will is not to be or become women, it is not to be safe from other men, it is not to join women in the fight against the patriarchy. It is simply: to control women. I was approached on…

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April 21, 2014

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Transgender Teen’s Plight Used By Connecticut’s DCF

Originally posted on Plastic Girl:
In February 2014, we learned about Jill with the New Haven Independent reporting: When the state’s child welfare agency placed Jill in a group home, she ran away and recruited others to do the same. The agency then sent the 16 year old, who’d first entered state custody after her family…

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April 18, 2014

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Radfems Respond Backlash: Getting to the Heart of the Issue

Originally posted on BEND IT TIL IT BREAKS:
We are saddened to report that the Multnomah Quaker Meeting House has caved to demands to renege on our contract to rent the space. We are especially saddened to have to report that their stated reasons for participating in the ongoing blacklisting of gender-critical women indicate that…

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April 17, 2014

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Redefining Realness by Janet Mock: A Book Review

Originally posted on Liberation Collective:
-Janet Mock, Author of Redefining Realness- Janet Mock is a transwoman author who has strong opinions on gender and the sex industry shared in this memoir. Mock discusses many topics, but this review will cover five: essentialism, the term “cis”, the term “fish”, hormone blockers for children, and the sex…

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April 16, 2014

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Radfems Respond Backlash: Suppression of Dissent Against Gender Orthodoxy

Originally posted on BEND IT TIL IT BREAKS:
I’m helping to organize a conference called Radfems Respond.  This event is open to the public, and exists to try and promote frank discussion of two controversial elements of radical feminism: Gender abolition and prostitution abolition.  Predictably, some people would rather shut down dialogue and suppress debate.…

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April 16, 2014

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No Answers Only Questions

Originally posted on ann tagonist:
There is a common thread that runs among the “trans women are women but not female” crowd. This group is mostly composed of nice, white, liberal, middle-class-ish, lady bloggers and journalists who will not accept that the penis of a trans woman is a female penis but who will concede…

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April 16, 2014

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Motherhood is a feminist issue

Originally posted on FireWomon:
I keep reading about how much trouble kids are. About how they disrupt your life, about how you’ll never sleep again for the rest of your life, about how you’ll be knee-deep in baby milk, vomit and shitty nappies. And I keep thinking: it isn’t actually that bad. I have two…

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April 11, 2014

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The Body, The Blood, The Lady Bag

Originally posted on You Are A Splendid Butterfly:
I woke up on Christmas morning in Florida last year to an excruciating pain in my abdomen. I’ve felt pain before. I’ve give birth. I’ve take a line drive softball in my breast when I was 13 (that really really hurt). I slammed my vagina hard on…

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