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Identité sexuelle : « C'est quoi ton genre? » Seasons of gender: reflections on trans day of remembrance. Gender can be a daunting topic – daunting for trans and cis people alike. for the latter, discussing gender can seem difficult. anxiety-provoking. tentative to engage, cis people often avoid asking about pronouns, avoid trying with pronouns, avoid learning about gender altogether. all this employed in the spirit of fragility: as if it is better to evade and notfuckup than it is to make a mistake and sit in the unease of learning. yet the anxiety of gender, for cis people, simply ends there. for the former, gender anxiety is a different reality. hegemonic western society conditions us to seek “normalcy,” but for so many, normalcy is elusive and suffocating, erupting along lines of sexuality, gender, race, Indigeneity, class, ability. for those of us who confront traditional gender roles on an everyday basis, asserting difference within ourselves can be emancipatory, but frightening and unsafe too.

seasons of gender: reflections on trans day of remembrance

Still Think Trans Women Have Male Privilege? These 7 Points Prove They Don’t. The debate is fierce, bitter, and as old second wave feminism: Do trans women experience male privilege?

Still Think Trans Women Have Male Privilege? These 7 Points Prove They Don’t

Meaning, do trans women receive, at the expense of cis women, much-needed resources from both within and outside of feminist movements? This argument forms the basis of the exclusion of trans women not only from feminist activism, but also from female-only spaces in general, such as bathrooms and domestic violence shelters. The idea is that trans women, with our “masculine” bodies and having been “raised as male,” receive all kinds of privilege that cis women don’t, such as relative safety from sexual harassment, social preference in school and the job market, and so on.

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This? Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by feminist filmmaker and journalist Elinor Burkett, titled "What Makes a Woman? " The piece voices Burkett's manifold complaints with the trans equality movement, focusing specifically on the ways trans women like Caitlyn Jenner express femininity and the manner in which trans visibility redefines the term "woman. " For trans women, Burkett's arguments are, sadly, nothing new. But with the recent explosion of trans visibility in mainstream culture, it feels important to offer a response. Theconversation. I will start by asking two questions: at what age did you know your gender, and do you think someone else had to tell you what it was?


I’m director of mental health at a leading gender clinic in the US. Our clinic is a half-decade old – and in that short period the number of families coming to us with questions about their child’s gender has grown astronomically every month. We’re not alone. When you're trans, every choice to be more feminine could mean life or death.

I’ve worn these boots down to the heel base – the wooden part to which the soles are nailed.

When you're trans, every choice to be more feminine could mean life or death

I should take them in to be re-soled, because every step I take on the mangled pavement whittles away another percentage point of the shoe repair guy’s prognosis of its potential to be made anew. But I don’t run as well in the sea green patent leather Mary Jane pumps that I’d have to wear while these were in the shop. When I was young, newly out – “fresh out of the oven” as we older trans ladies often say, giggling behind glasses of wine in kitchens while hordes of brunching baby queers roam the sunlit streets – I mistook the rush of purchasing a new pair of girly-girl heels for the thrill of freedom fought and won.

But now I know I could be killed in these shoes. A man’s plan to “rid the community of these Aids-ridden faggots” is made more actionable when that “faggot” has to pull off her shoes to run away. Judith Butler addresses TERFs and the work of Sheila Jeffreys and Janice Raymond. Judith Butler is a preeminent gender theorist and has played an extraordinarily influential role in shaping modern feminism.

Judith Butler addresses TERFs and the work of Sheila Jeffreys and Janice Raymond

She’s written extensively on gender and her concept of gender performativity is a central theme of both modern feminism and gender theory. Butler’s essays and books include Performative Acts and Gender Constitution (1988), Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (1993) and Undoing Gender (2004). 3 Common Feminist Phrases That (Unintentionally) Marginalize Trans Women. New Narratives 2014: Reframing the conversation. A feminist critique of “cisgender” La transphobie, ça va faire! The New Yorker’s Skewed History of Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism Ignores Actual Trans Women.

Media coverage of transgender issues has increased rapidly in the last few years as trans people have made larger and louder pushes for relatively basic rights and recognition.

The New Yorker’s Skewed History of Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism Ignores Actual Trans Women

Unfortunately, as ground is gained in the fight for trans acceptance, the opposition to that progress only grows more louder and more aggressive. This is visible in Michelle Goldberg’s latest piece for The New Yorker, which investigates the conflict between trans-exclusionary radical feminists and the transgender population. The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism. On May 24th, a few dozen people gathered in a conference room at the Central Library, a century-old Georgian Revival building in downtown Portland, Oregon, for an event called Radfems Respond.

The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism

The conference had been convened by a group that wanted to defend two positions that have made radical feminism anathema to much of the left. First, the organizers hoped to refute charges that the desire to ban prostitution implies hostility toward prostitutes. Then they were going to try to explain why, at a time when transgender rights are ascendant, radical feminists insist on regarding transgender women as men, who should not be allowed to use women’s facilities, such as public rest rooms, or to participate in events organized exclusively for women.

Teaandfeminism.tumblr. De la transphobie au paternalisme en passant par le "cissplaining" by Gabbrielle. Transsexualité et privilèges masculins : fiction ou réalité ? La reconnaissance des différents corps, parcours et expériences des personnes trans* dans le discours populaire. Les personnes ayant un parcours trans* intéressent le public depuis des décennies.

La reconnaissance des différents corps, parcours et expériences des personnes trans* dans le discours populaire

Toutefois, il est rare que leur expérience soit rapportée au public par des personnes ayant elles-mêmes un parcours trans*, définissant le corps, l’expérience et le parcours des personnes concernées selon une compréhension binaire et hétérosexiste. Cet article se veut une introduction et un guide à l’intention de celles et ceux qui s’intéressent aux différents enjeux liés à ces individus, qu’elles et ils oeuvrent dans le domaine médiatique, culturel ou communautaire. 1. “Changer de sexe” : pas pour toutes les personnes trans* Chaque expérience, chaque corps et chaque parcours sont différents. Comme le sexe réfère à l’anatomie et au statut médico-légal, cette expression invisibilise les personnes ayant un parcours trans* qui ne désirent pas avoir recours à quelque chirurgie que ce soit et qui ne vivent aucune dysphorie génitale (le sentiment d’inadéquation entre les organes génitaux perçus et ceux vécus).

Bite Me, Beautiful, dreamsofamadgirl: thenarius: Ongoing on... 13 Myths and Misconceptions About Trans Women: Part One. Debunking myths is one of those things that us skeptics are supposed to do, right?

13 Myths and Misconceptions About Trans Women: Part One

Okay then… Garçon manqué. Éloi a toujours été un garçon dans sa tête, malgré son corps de fille. Tender hearted: sistahmamaqueen: noetherian: unobject: ... Transgender comedian Avery Edison held at Toronto airport, tweets her way through. At 5:23 p.m. yesterday, British comedian Avery Edison was detained at Pearson International Airport after flying to Toronto to visit her girlfriend. On its face, this was a routine detainment—she reports that she was prevented from coming into Canada because she had overstayed her student visa on a previous visit—but thanks to the magic combination of Twitter, Pearson’s free wifi and Edison’s wit, the situation resulted in an eight-hour tweet-a-thon detailing every twist and turn of the case.

Trans Woman Sent to Men’s Prison. Comedian Avery Edison arrived at Pearson airport and wound up in a men's prison, highlighting ongoing trans equity issues. By Sarah Sweet , and David Hains Photo by Pat Dryburgh via Flickr. Thelocalwhore: My province slaying the world. Garneau - Ignorancentrisme, dévaloriser le savoir des LGBT+ Tender hearted: tooyoungforthelivingdead: Beautiful photo series... Enfant en premier, genre en second. We Think He Might Be a Boy - Friends Journal. Tiny Tornado after a recent trip to the barbershop. I am at the dining room table, and my five-year-old is in the bathroom. After a bit, I realize that the water has been running for much longer than it takes for him to wash his hands. I hear cupboard doors opening and closing; I hear the rattle of things being taken down from shelves; he’s probably had to put a stool on top of a chair to reach. Buzzfeed: Everything you wanted to know about.

Preferred Gender Pronouns: Obnoxious? (No) The LGBT community has made major strides in the last 10 years in terms of legal rights and social acceptance. Even the transgender community, the most often neglected letter of the acronym, has seen some major wins lately. People seem to finally start being able to wrap their head around the idea of a transsexual person-so long as they still up hold the dichotomy of male/female. But what happens when someone doesn’t fit in that box?