June 30, 2014

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Boy or girl? Why not have a stereotype instead?

Originally posted on glosswatch:
I knew my sons were boys four months before they were born. For each, a penis was visible on the twenty week scan. They were not, shall we say, “modest”, which is just as well, because I wanted to know in advance. I wanted to be able to prepare myself, by…

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June 25, 2014

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A hot woman on a magazine cover

Originally posted on Sarah Ditum:
The revolution came to me as a hot woman on a magazine cover. The revolution came to me in high-high heels with legs totteringly crossed. The revolution wore a tight-tight dress, with breasts thrust forward and shoulders pulled back, facing down the camera but pouting seductively. The revolution’s hair was…

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June 20, 2014

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“Cisgender”? Cui Bono?

Originally posted on culturallyboundgender:
  If you read a single post here at CBG, make it this one. Let’s talk about “cis.”  Some feminists think this word is harmful because it reflects an agreement with gender roles. I think it’s actually more harmful when it simply means “non-trans,” particularly in the context of the sentence…

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June 20, 2014

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My family threw a bomb, so I threw one back

Originally posted on phonaesthetica:
Dear family, I’d like to explain why I won’t be joining you for any of the lovely weekend events planned for Grandpa’s birthday: It has been gently, kindly explained to me that my beloved partner’s presence makes one of you uncomfortable;  therefore, I am not welcome to bring her along. I would like you,…

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June 19, 2014

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All The Things You Can’t Deny: Title IX, Trans Women, And the Reality of ‘Neutrality’

Originally posted on culturallyboundgender:
When it comes to the issue of identification versus biology, perhaps no place illustrates the discrepancies better than sports. Athletes like Fallon Fox, who went from being a third-rate MMA fighter in the men’s division to winning all his bouts but one when he went in the ring with women, show…

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June 18, 2014

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We Are All Winston Smith Now

Originally posted on culturallyboundgender:
“Trans women are women.” ? Among the most important themes explored in Orwell’s 1984 is that of language and its relation to oppression. One of the most compelling moments in that book describes the protagonist, Winston Smith, realizing that the most valuable freedom of all is the freedom to tell the…

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June 18, 2014

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Stop Taking Crazy Pills. They Only Have One Look.

Originally posted on the one who writes:
Not too long ago I was on Twitter following a feed from a well-known black female hashtag activist. One of her friends is a well-known transactivist and he was complaining about women not embracing the prefix “cis.” I, of course, hate that term as well, and said so.…

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June 17, 2014

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Don’t tell me that you got PTSD from a tweet…

Originally posted on Radical:
As a trained Psychiatric professional (Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Chronic Mental Illness and psychotic Disorders, Childhood Sexual Assault, PTSD, and Women’s issues of Rape and Domestic Violence) I am often stopped in my tracks by those accusing others of causing their mental illness, namely PTSD. Some example of these…

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June 16, 2014

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Dear Laurie Penny

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Originally posted on giagia:
On the 30th of July Laurie Penny is taking part in a discussion with Mary Beard entitled ‘Why Are We Afraid of Outspoken Women?’ From the Ancient Roman forum to Twitter, women have long had to fight for freedom of speech. In 2014, women are still fighting for this basic human…

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June 15, 2014

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Lily Cade (@lily_cade) and Chelsea Poe (@ChelseaPoe666) (Internet)

Originally posted on Gender Identity Watch:
Lily Cade is a “Gold Star Lesbian” porn performer who chooses not to shoot scenes with trans women. Last night, Lily Cade was subjected to a barrage of tweets from trans activists and their allies (seemingly led by trans porn star, Chelsea Poe) demanding that she explain and justify…

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