Movement Advancement Project. Movement Advancement Project. Transgender Men See Sexism From Both Sides. Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom. By Brielle Harbin, CFT Senior Graduate Teaching Fellow 2015-20161 Introduction In recent years, students on campuses across the country have become increasingly vocal in pushing back against binary thinking with respect to gender identity and expression.
In an editorial that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Schmalz (2015) interviewed a dozen students who self-identified as gender non-conforming. Magnus Hirschfeld - The Father of Tansgenderism. The Father of Transgenderism Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Sexologist in the early 20th Century known as the "Einstein of Sex" for his pioneering work in the field of sexology, was the first person to systematically describe and work with what he described as Transvestite and Transsexual people.
He considered transsexualism to be a form of intersex condition, a view that is increasingly held by many today. Working with surgeons in Berlin through his "Institute for Sexual Science", (Institut füer Sexualwissenschaft) he established and operated what was in practice the worlds first Gender Identity Clinic. Study Connects Suicide of Trans Teens to Bathroom Restrictions. Using data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, a new study correlated the high suicide rates of transgender teens with bathroom restriction for transgender teens.
“Transgender and gender non-conforming people frequently experience discrimination, harassment, and marginalization across college and university campuses,” the Journal of Homosexuality explained. “Using the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, this study analyzes whether being denied access to these spaces is associated with lifetime suicide attempts, after controlling for interpersonal victimization by students or teachers. Findings from sequential logistic regression (N = 2,316) indicate that denial of access to either space had a significant relationship to suicidality, even after controlling for interpersonal victimization.” This study comes at a pertinent time for transgender youth across the country. An unprecedented 44 anti-transgender bills are being considered in 17 states.
Life in the Between: The Beauty and Importance of the Two-Spirit People. Courtesy of www.dancingtoeaglespiritsociety.org Issues on gender and sexuality are on the forefront of human rights campaigns in society today.
As a culture, America struggles to accept those who do not fall into the societally-deemed normative categories. After colonization, and as European culture spread its influence throughout the territories in Northern America, one of North America’s Indigenous Peoples’ most spiritual traditions became distorted: the Native American belief that members of their tribe who embodied both feminine and masculine characteristics were gifted with two spirits. Since the Indigenous people of America focused more on a person’s spirit to define their character, sexual orientation was not an identity factor. Instead what spirit, male or female, they embodied determined who they were. 9 Ways Intersex Youth Want You to Support Them.
“…patients can be helped to live a ‘normal’ life only if their intersexuality is concealed.”
—American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996, via Intersex Society of North America “For most of my life, I haven’t felt in control of my body. But what I can control is how people perceive this condition and my relationship with it. And I want to say that this is my body. And my story. Intersex conditions, or differences in sexual development (DSD), are typically non-life threatening, natural variations of internal and/or external sex anatomy among our bodies. Your Top 10 Questions About Being Genderqueer Answered. 5 Ways to Support Trans People Who Don't "Pass" for Cis -
Meet The Incredible Trans Teens Using Selfies To Make The World A Better Place. By Kristina Marusic 18h ago A brand-new storytelling campaign for transgender youth called TRUTH launched Tuesday (August 4).
The national project from the youth leaders at the Transgender Law Center and the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network consists of three awesome components: short video profiles of young trans people and their families, a storytelling toolkit designed to help you figure out whether you’re ready to share your own stories online, and an Instagram selfie campaign like none other.
These 5 Myths About Body Dysphoria in Trans Folks Are Super Common – But Also Super Wrong. I remember when an acquaintance naively asked me, “If you’re non-binary, you don’t experience body dysphoria, right?”
7 Tired Phrases That Marginalize Trans People – And What to Use Instead. Source: PixGood A few years ago, when I became a government volunteer, I had to be fingerprinted, as it is now the custom for the US to get the biometric data of everyone they possibly can.
The employee filling out my information got to a page about gender. There were four options: “Male,” “Female,” “Male Impersonator,” and “Female Impersonator.” If it were not for my fear of the NSA, I might have pointed out to this person that, for a governmental body as intent on intelligence collection as this one, it was certainly going to have trouble gathering accurate information with those four options. I certainly hope that everyone reading this article knows that trans people are not “impersonating” anyone. Why you should always use "transgender" instead of "transgendered"
Questions of language are deeply ingrained in the fight for transgender rights and equality.
It's not just a matter of being polite. If someone calls a trans man a woman, it fundamentally cuts against the person's gender identity. UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center. We are in the process of updating this list of terms.
Please be aware that these terms may be defined with outdated language or concepts. For suggestions, please email email@example.com. Bi vs. Pan: 3 Ways That Language Polarizes and 3 Ways to Unite. When You Don't Know Whether To Say 'He' Or 'She,' Here's A Handy Guide To Help Explain It. Sex Change Hospital. Sex Change Hospital is a six part series based in Trinidad, Colorado, the sex change capital of the world.
Each one hour episode is a self-contained journey following 2 people as they take the final step in their transition from one gender to another. Dr. The Perfect Vagina. What began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became a passionate documentary about modern femininity, The Perfect Vagina. After My Penis And Everyone Else's, it's now time to look at women's insecurities. Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says. Research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology also questions the very notion of aesthetically pleasing genitals.
Operations to improve the appearance of the sex organs for both psychological and physical reasons are on the rise. But surgeons said the report overplayed the risks of an established procedure. Timeline: A Look Back at the History of Transgender Visibility.