Sigh . . . Where do we begin with commentary about North Carolina’s bigoted anti-LGBT bill, signed into law by Republican governor Pat McCrory late Wednesday . . . He claims he did it to prev…
Another great article from Lexie Cannes.
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Really, it doesn’t get simpler than this: parents who let their transgender kids chose their names and express their preferred gender identity results in good mental health outcomes says a new study published in Pediatrics. The study was conducted by University of Washington Professor Kristina Olson.
This study also indicates that trans people are not automatically doomed to mental health problems.
Co-researcher Katie McLaughlin: “[the findings] suggest that mental health problems are not inevitable in this group, and that family support might buffer these children from the onset of mental health problems so commonly observed in transgender people.”
Professionals are saying the study is “crucially important” and the findings are matching what they’re seeing in the real world:
Sarah Painer of Cincinnati’s Transgender Health Clinic: “I think the study is really reflective of what we see in practice. . . . I…
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Of course, a predator couldn’t possibly dress as a security guard, a janitor…..
Another great post by Stavvers.
Content warning: this post discusses transmisogyny, transphobia and sexual violence
A bill that would empower people to inspect your genitals on demand came one step closer to being law across the pond yesterday. Calls for such legislation are becoming increasingly popular, because of transmisogyny.
How bathroom bills work is like this:
- People must use bathrooms that fit with their genitals.
- The ladies’ bathroom is actually for people with vaginas, the gents’ for people with penises.
- However, nobody is proposing changing the names of the bathrooms to make this clearer because they’re cissexist pigs.
- Anyway, it’s illegal for people with penises to use the ladies’ and people with vaginas to use the gents’
- SOMEHOW END RAPE AND KEEP WOMEN SAFE
Make no mistake. The entire rationale behind bathroom bills is rooted in transmisogyny. It’s a neat little way of excluding trans women from public life by denying them access to…
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I am going to try to make these weekly again, because the more time passes the more unwieldy these round-ups become. Anyway, here’s some things I read recently that I found interesting. You might find them interesting too.
From Cecil the Lion to a Pig’s Head: Why rich white men do what they do (Chimene Suleyman)- Very good article on that time the Prime Minister fucked a pig and how unsurprising it is in a world where rich white men get a free pass.
Crowdfunder: Translate “Porn, Whores and Feminists” to English (Petra Östergren)- Porn, Whores and Feminists is an in-depth independent analysis of Sweden’s policy on sex work (read more here). Please contribute to translating this vital text so that English-speakers can understand the truth about the Nordic Model.
The Limits of Trans Liberalism (Nat Raha)- A 101 on radical transfeminism, covering topics discussed in Juliet Jacques’s memoir
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Thanks, Stavvers, for another great reading list!
Wake up, sheeple, I have some links for you.
How Dare They Do This Again: Stonewall Veteran Miss Major on the “Stonewall” Movie (Miss Major)- Furious interview with a Stonewall heroine about the upcoming film which is erases people like her. You can donate to Miss Major’s life needs here, because she’s got financial trouble at the moment.
Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean ‘migrants’ (Barry Malone)- Very good decision from Al Jazeera, and this article is also a great primer on language.
I Can Text You A Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name (Aditya Mukerjee)- On Unicode Consortium’s fucked up priorities.
[untitled tweet chain] (@ztsamudzi)- Important thoughts on white people, racism, complicity, white supremacy and oh god just read it, it’ll only take you a minute and it’s fucking great.
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As always, Stavvers collects some thought-provoking articles. Love her posts.
It’s round-up time, and it’s a little shorter than usual because I’ve been busy.
Dead name: why Facebook is wrong about who we are (Ray Filar)- Excellent piece on what actually constitutes a real name.
Ungrateful Fat Bitch (Femma Dilemma)- Gloriously furious poem.
Why Police Can Whack You with Sticks, But Not Spray You with a Water Cannon (Wail Qasim)- Important article on violent tactics in policing.
Decriminalise sex work for safety’s sake (ECP)- Signal boost for this pledge that you can sign.
The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community’s Most Vulnerable (Colin Walmsley)- It looks as though the situation across the pond is much the same as here.
My Periodic Table (Oliver Sacks)- The famous neurologist is dying, and has written this beautiful, moving piece which made me cry.