Category Archives: Transsexual and Transgender related issues

Trans People: Still Using Bathrooms, Still Not Assaulting Cis People In Them

Recently, in another thread, RonF offered an opinion on trans people using bathrooms. I wrote a reply, and then decided that it was too far off-topic for that comment thread. So here it is in its own post. RonF: But … Continue reading

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Now This Is a Hotel Manager Who Should Definitely Be Fired

911 Audio: Hotel Manager Reports Guest For Being Transgender – BuzzFeed News Meagan Taylor and her best friend, who are both transgender women, were traveling through Iowa on July 13 to a funeral for her best friend’s brother when they … Continue reading

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Three Points Regarding The No-Platforming Of Germaine Greer

Quick summery: Germaine Greer, a second-wave feminist famous for her 1970 book The Female Eunuch, was invited to give a speech at Cardiff University. Ms. Greer’s transphobia is well-known, gross, and undeniable. Rachael Melhuish, the Women’s Officer at Cardiff Unversity … Continue reading

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The Mint Garden- a place to discuss trans people’s gender

IMPORTANT NOTE!  For technical reasons having to do with the way this web site is managed, the original thread timed out and cannot be re-opened for comments.  So, we have created this page, where comments should remain open indefinitely, to … Continue reading

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“American Reflexxx,” a short film showing mob hatred of gender ambiguity

Content warning: This short film contains extreme transmisogyny, a hostile mob, violence, and is disturbing. The film has a style of editing that makes it difficult to watch, even apart from the content; if the editing makes it hard to … Continue reading

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Malta Just Showed Us What Our Gender Identity Laws Should Be

Malta has just become the world’s leader in intersex rights, and perhaps in trans rights as well. From Feminist Newswire: Malta’s parliament just passed new legislation that allows self-determination of gender (with a simple process to legally change gender), and … Continue reading

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Revising for Trans Inclusive Language

At some point in the past, in a comment thread where we were discussing what I was then calling “routine infant male circumcision” in the United States, Grace pointed out to me that phrases like “the routine medical circumcision of infant … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Trans Women “men who identify as women”

I’m sure that there are a few “Alas” readers who will leap on this to say “but, Amp! You call people racists! You’re such a hypocrite!” Actually, I work to avoid calling people racists, just as I never called Yvonne … Continue reading

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Living While Trans — Snapshots of Daily Corrosion

Not too long ago, Autumn Sandeen wrote about an experience she had trying to get a consumer discount she qualified for.  Sandeen is a career Navy veteran.  She’s the real deal, when it comes to standing up for herself and … Continue reading

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My Society Almost Killed Me Because I’m Trans

Transition takes time. Everyone wishes it weren’t so. Trans people wish it were over in the time it takes you to say “knife”. So do all the people made uncomfortable by transitioning people (which is almost everyone — we do … Continue reading

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