Posts Tagged ‘ transphobia ’

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: “Real” Women: A Critique of “Feminist” Transphobia

March 3, 2015
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By Rebecca Long As awareness of the harmful affects of the presentation of distorted female bodies in media and advertising has risen, so too has the use of phrase “real woman.” Generally employed by advertisers in campaigns like Aerie Real and Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty,” the term is often applied to images of...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Audre Lorde, Bodies, Capitalism, College Feminisms, Culture, Economy, Education, Feminism, Heteronormativity, History, Justice, LGBTQI, media, New Media, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, sexual violence, Stereotypes, Violence, White Privilege, White Supremacy | 6 Comments »

We Remember You, Me and Us: Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2014
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Dr. Kai Green

In reclaiming the body from the biomedical syndicate as well as from the naturopathic types I have been dealing with, the best way I know of recovering the body is movement. It is only when I am dancing that I inhabit all of my body. When I was in academia, that life would drive...
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Posted in Activism, Health, History, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Patriarchy, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Toni Cade Bambara, Violence | 2 Comments »

Towards Freedom from Violence: Queer and Trans People of Color Activism in the U.S.

November 14, 2014
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By Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez As a queer migrant who got asylum based on my sexuality, I often feel exiled from progressive environments in the United States. Rarely do I enter spaces where my multiple identities co-exist. Even more rare are progressive environments that celebrate what it means to be a queer migrant. LGBTQI activists of...
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Posted in Activism, Criminal Justice, Feminism, Immigration, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Politics, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Supremacy, Youth | 1 Comment »

Trans Women of Color Speaking Truth to Power

August 11, 2014
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                    A Conversation with Activists Katrina Goodlett and Nala Simone Toussaint Trans women of color are fighting to gain greater visibility for trans issues while also creating safe spaces for themselves. Prominent figures such as Janet Mock and Laverne Cox have brilliantly used their public...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women | 1 Comment »

Addressing the Criminalization of Disability from a Disability Justice Framework: Centring The Experiences of Disabled Queer Trans Indigenous and People of Colour

November 21, 2013
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By Abla Abdelhadi I write this piece in honour of the countless disabled queer trans Indigenous and People of Colour (IPOC) who have been criminalized, institutionalized, assaulted, tortured and or murdered by police/state agents, queer trans IPOC who are so often absent from our conversations about disability, both in academic and activist spaces. Using...
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Posted in Activism, Disability, Ethnicity, Health, Immigration, LGBTQI, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, World | 2 Comments »

Discourses of Disaster and How does it feel to be alive?

November 20, 2013
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Discourses of Disaster and How does it feel to be alive?

I’ve been thinking a lot about representation and competition among trans folks. I’ve been testing out joy as the most vulnerable human experience. Love, I think, is just the insistence of a generous translation. If this is true, I wonder what family means. Henri Bergson says, It is we who are passing when we...
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Mourning Those Lost, Fighting for Our Lives: 2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 15, 2013
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By Princess Harmony Imagine this: you’re born to the outside world being as healthy as you could possibly be. Imagine that while the world is telling you that you’re healthy, you know you’re not. You know that your body doesn’t feel correct, that you have extra pieces and there are missing pieces, as though...
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Checking Our Privilege, Working Together: Notes on Virtual Trans* Communities, Truscum Blogs, and the Politics of Transgender Health Care

July 29, 2013
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By Susan Schmitt As I began my gender journey several months ago, I decided to chronicle my transition in a blog. I was first introduced to the Tumblr trans* community four years...
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Posted in Activism, LGBTQI, Sexism | 4 Comments »

Siempre En Mi Mente: On Trans* Violence

October 10, 2012
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By Francisco J. Galarte For Gwen This month marks the ten-year anniversary of the death of Gwen Amber Rose Araujo, a Mexican American transgender woman who was brutally murdered in Newark, California, on October 4, 2002. I think about Gwen just about every day. I never had the opportunity to meet her, but our...
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 4)

April 26, 2012
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a four part article. Immediately following is the introduction to the series, originally published April 23, 2012, for your convenience.  Part 1 can be read in its entirety here. Part 2 can be read in its entirety here. Part 3 can be read in its entirety here. Introduction The...
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Posted in Politics, U.S., World | 28 Comments »

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