We cannot fight against the social coding of women without fighting against its encodings of “baby producer” and “male sexual partner”. The moment that we accept that these are defining characteristics of women, we condemn women to their consequences: that it is natural for women to be fucked by men – any who refuse are devient; that it is natural for women to produce babies – any who refuse are devient, any who cannot are defective. By embracing these these attributes we are shoring up the patriarchal demands of women to fulful their destiny; by rejecting them, we are opening up the possibility for women to finally become people.
Passing is part of the cissexist oppression of transgender and transsexual people everywhere, and it acts against those who can't “pass”, those who are genderqueer, androgynous, butch, or otherwise by enforcing gender ...
I still think calling someone cissexist or labeling something as this is fairly useless and counterproductive. I'm not saying we ... Posted in Editorial, Musing and tagged cissexism, clueless by design, transgender, transsexual.
While there have been a few people calling out her hatred and bigotry, there have also been multiple people defending it, which shows how much vitriol remains in feminism against transgender and transsexual women.
Filed Under anti-cissexism, anti-misogyny, getequal, GLAAD, lgbt, transphobia, transsexual issues. Frustrated that GLAAD condemned the New York Times' salacious coverage of the recent death of a transgender ...
“Metaphysical” is one of the most densely populated categories for the search term “transgender”. What spooks me perhaps the most is how many of these sellers have highly positive feedback ratings. What breaks my heart ...
This is the third in a series which started by looking at gender, then followed up by looking at sex. This post looks at the assumptions of a cis/trans binary and its implications, an issue which has had a particular focus in the third wave, as transfeminism brings new challenges to accepted feminist dogma, particularly the essentialism of some second wave theorising.
While we have made considerable strides, we still face cissexism within certain streams of feminism. A women's conference must be for all women, and that includes women of transgender and transsexual history.
I don't say I'm transgendered or transsexual, because I'm unsure of the definitions, whereas I'm pretty sure I'm trans. If I'm writing about ... Thus, I use -ist language (sexist, hetrosexist, cissexist, racist, ablist).
There is a long history of conflict between transgender/transsexual people, especially trans women, and radical feminists and lesbian feminists that dates back beginning in the 1970s. The pinnacle of this battle was when lesbian feminist ....
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