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STUDY: Gender Is Defined Inconsistently In Transgender Equality Debates

STUDY: Gender Is Defined Inconsistently In Transgender Equality Debates | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
A new study of the rhetoric used in debates about transgender equality shows inconsistencies in how gender identity is respected, as well as distinctions drawn between trans men and trans women.

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Trans Exclusion, Essentialism and the Lavender Menace - Second Council House of Virgo

Trans Exclusion, Essentialism and the Lavender Menace - Second Council House of Virgo | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
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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.

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On the blog: … but you “Pass”… « Reneta Xian

On the blog: … but you “Pass”… « Reneta Xian | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
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 ...
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The Unawareness of Cissexism « Michellelianna

The Unawareness of Cissexism « Michellelianna | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
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.
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Blog # 78: “Lesbian Erasure” as Code Talk for Trans Bashing ...

Blog # 78: “Lesbian Erasure” as Code Talk for Trans Bashing ... | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
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.
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GetEQUAL Activist: “Bipolar Trannies [...] Sitting at Home Pretending ...

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 ...
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HAUNTED SHAPESHIFTING RING TRANSGENDER HORMONE ...

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“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 ...
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The third (and probably last) trans post of my life

The third (and probably last) trans post of my life | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
I’m going to restate my position on all of this as simply as I can: Radical feminist theory is founded in part on a separation of sex and gender, with “sex” referring to that whic...
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Removing Transsexuality from the Transgender Umbrella

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Erie, PA, USA. Francesca Tronetti says removing transsexuality from the transgender umbrella is necessary for improved dialogue between medicine and the social sciences.
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...and then they came for the trans* people. - Second Council House of Virgo

...and then they came for the trans* people. - Second Council House of Virgo | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
Transgender people in Greece are now being rounded up and detained in a continuation of the social cleansing of the "undesirables".
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Reflections on the Cis/Trans Binary - Second Council House of Virgo

Reflections on the Cis/Trans Binary - Second Council House of Virgo | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
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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.

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What Queerness Means To Me

What Queerness Means To Me | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
I remember playing pretend games with my brother when he was really little. For a happy ending to one epic struggle of good versus evil, he wanted all the dolls/“action figures” to “all get married...
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The Celluloid Closet | Watch Free Documentary Film Online

The Celluloid Closet | Watch Free Documentary Film Online | Trans Issues | Scoop.it

Documentry researching the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters.

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5 Reasons Why the “Women Born Women Living as Women” Policy ...

5 Reasons Why the “Women Born Women Living as Women” Policy ... | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
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.
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Idiolect « The Wandering Monster

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).
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What They Call “Womyn-Only” Space is Really Cisgender-Only ...

What They Call “Womyn-Only” Space is Really Cisgender-Only ... | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
Transgender people are also a targeted social group, and thus need space to discuss cis-supremacy, cissexism, transphobia and trans-misogyny as an oppressed social group.
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Sex Educations: Gendering and Regendering Women

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Summary Radical feminism holds that what is currently known as ‘gender’ is not a condition which naturally arises either from an individual’s sex or from any other innate source, ...
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Blog # 76: Feminism Must Be Led by Love, or Not At All ...

Blog # 76: Feminism Must Be Led by Love, or Not At All ... | Trans Issues | Scoop.it
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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