Category Archives: Politics and law

“Degrading military readiness”: Trans servicemembers speak out on Trump’s ban

President Trump’s July 26 tweets stating his intention to exclude all transgender people from the U.S. armed forces, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption”, were met with surprise and alarm from many quarters. Most immediately, in the nine minutes between … Continue reading

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The simple truth: A message of support for trans youth

The Trump administration’s withdrawal of transgender bathroom guidance is an abandonment of a vulnerable population in need of protection. Continue reading

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The Trump administration is using the queer community as a fig leaf for anti-immigrant bigotry

The Trump administration’s feigned concern for the LGBT community, in the service of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant discrimination, is belied by their ongoing courtship with anti-gay, anti-trans political forces. Continue reading

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Feminist analysis: Nothing is ugly, nothing is pretty

The truth is a great many men are raised to speak the language of misogyny and objectification from boyhood onward. Continue reading

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Gender reasoning exercises: Symbol, substance, and tabooing your words (More Trans, module 1-1)

In most episodes of Gender Analysis, I try to present useful insights into the various concepts behind contemporary transgender issues. By examining questions about transness on multiple levels and from many different perspectives, I aim to help viewers develop a … Continue reading

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