archives

Trans is an adjective

25 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

I really feel like the title of this post is sufficient to make the point of this post, but since this is an issue that comes up routinely, people clearly need to have a little sit down. So pull up an armchair and let’s talk about how ...

Any representation is a good representation?

24 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

Take a look at the above image, depicting a dark-skinned person with hair in tiny twists, peering thoughtfully through a barbed wire fence. What does that image conjure up for you? If you scroll down to the image credit, you can cheat and read the ...

Spotting sly transphobia in pop culture

23 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

A meme briefly went around earlier this year featuring the head of Donald Trump pasted onto the body of Dolores Umbridge, evil incarnate. The intent, of course, was to get a laugh at the idea of uniting two figures of evil, but that laugh was also ...

The power of the disability vote in 2016

21 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

Disability is a funny beast. At the same time that some 20 percent of the population identifies with some degree of disability, the spectrum of what is, and isn’t, disability is hugely varied depending on impairment an individual experience. ...

Queer families deserve protections too

19 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

When you ask most people to define ‘family,’ they’re likely going to conjure up a story of mother, father, one or more children. Straight (or perhaps bi, if they’re feeling generous), and definitely cisgender. This is the ...
1 2 3 464