Category Archives: Sociological research

Identifying with a gender vs. reaffirming gender stereotypes

Previously: Transition as gender freedom One common criticism leveled at trans people is an objection to the particular way in which trans women embody their womanhood in appearance and mannerisms. We’re frequently generalized as being “stereotypically” feminine or enacting an … Continue reading

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“Transtrenders” aren’t a thing, but transphobia-trenders are

I’ve never considered nonbinary people to be any sort of threat to me as a trans woman. Nonbinary and genderqueer identities have been and continue to be deeply important in my life. Continue reading

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What are the odds you’ll stop harassing trans kids? (Gender Analysis)

If you’ll attack a trans kid and her family solely on the basis of your own ignorance, you’re a scumbag. Continue reading

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The social paradox of passing (Gender Analysis 23)

Previously: Trans passing tips for cis people, Bathrooms and locker rooms: the transgender witch hunt, Debunking JoeySalads’ transgender bathroom hoax We’re halfway through 2016, and the completely unnecessary controversy over trans people in public restrooms has not gone away. North … Continue reading

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0.3% is not 0.03%: representations of transgender frequencies in online publications (Gender Analysis 21)

In 2011, the Williams Institute at UCLA published an estimate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population of the United States. Reviewing various surveys and studies, the report estimated that about 0.3% of adults in the U.S. are trans. Since … Continue reading

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