Stop Trans Chauvinism Statement Against Feminists Collaborating with the Right Wing

Is it a good idea for gender-critical feminists to make alliances with the Christian Right on issues we might agree on? Stop Trans Chauvinism collective maintains that this is a disastrous strategy. We understand that feminists who have chosen to work with right-wing Christians are sincerely trying to accomplish something positive for women. But we… Continue reading Stop Trans Chauvinism Statement Against Feminists Collaborating with the Right Wing

Sheep in WoLF’s clothing: Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) and its Christian Theocrat Funders

Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is being funded by right-wing Christian theocrats who have an immense international reach and national influence over USA politics and legislation.  More than that, however - it has also directed resources the way of anti-woman extremists.  On Nov 5, 2016, members of WoLF were notified that it had solicited and received… Continue reading Sheep in WoLF’s clothing: Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) and its Christian Theocrat Funders

Michel Foucault « freer lives

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) is probably the single most influential figure in postmodernism, inspiring many later theorists and activists including queer theorists such as Judith Butler. His book The Order of Things, which outlined the theory and method of his early, structuralist phase, suffered a devastating critique from the psychologist Jean Piaget (Piaget p128-35) But it is the… Continue reading Michel Foucault « freer lives

No menses, no mustache: Gender doctor touts nonbinary hormones & surgery for self-sacrificing youth

Via 4thWaveNow: This is another in a series of posts examining statements made by top gender specialists at the inaugural USPATH conference in Los Angeles in February 2017. (See here and here for more.) _________________________________________________________ Not so long ago, unremitting distress about one’s gender was the one and only reason for medical transition. Those days are… Continue reading No menses, no mustache: Gender doctor touts nonbinary hormones & surgery for self-sacrificing youth

Living in Tranztopia

Today I went to the drugstore to pick up supplies to deal with a birthing-related condition that still plagues me 40 years later. Ah, the joys of owning a female body. I came to the counter with my inflatable donut, stool softener, benzocaine and cortisone cream and noticed the cashier behind the counter. This was… Continue reading Living in Tranztopia

Beware hoax story “Indians pay surgeons to turn girls into boys”

Admin comment: Transgenderism is increasingly present around the world. And make no mistake; only in cases of autogynephilia is it free of coercion. However, this story appears to be a hoax, despite still circulating. Most dangerously, this hoax encourages us to focus on transgenderism as having complicity in India's low female population, and to downplay the… Continue reading Beware hoax story “Indians pay surgeons to turn girls into boys”

Back from the blogosphere dead to say something about binders

"What troubled me was the number of female people – whether “genderqueer” or “trans” – in the video who said things like “binding makes me feel safer when I am outside.” Or the woman who says, “If I didn’t have my binder, I couldn’t function . . . Couldn’t go out. Couldn’t talk to family.”… Continue reading Back from the blogosphere dead to say something about binders

You Can’t Feel Like a Girl: An Essay by Jamie Shupe

Jaime Shupe made history when they become the first legally non-binary person in the United States. In this post, Jamie shares their story of creating an extensive web-based archive of media stories on trans issues. The research Jamie conducted for this archive contributed to them desisting from identifying as a transwoman and coming to feel… Continue reading You Can’t Feel Like a Girl: An Essay by Jamie Shupe