When life gets dangerous, sometimes people have to make hard choices. For some trans people, that means going into hiding.
It’s International Women’s Day and time for an important reminder: All women are women, no matter who they are, where they come from, or their background.
It’s going to be a lot more dangerous to be trans in America. Please think carefully about the power you wield if you know that someone is trans, or are aware of their deadname.
Jeffrey Tambor just won his second Emmy for Leading Actor in a Transphobic Role, and he claims to care a ton about trans talent, but not enough to give up that golden statuette.
Arrested Development’s otherwise largely fun fourth season was marred by transphobia, in yet another reminder of cultural opinions about the transgender community.
In all the attention over bathroom bills, I fear that other aspects of the trans experience, and trans oppression, will not be addressed.
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 ‘trans’ relates to various parts of speech. And if […]
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 at a very specific expense: It wasn’t just that […]
Every now and then a state (usually a conservative one) comes up with some iteration of a bathroom panic bill, a version of ‘papers, please’ at the restroom door that is designed to prevent people from being exposed to the HORRORS of having members of the ‘opposite sex’ in the bathroom. This of course results […]
As Quantico started its slow rise into the US consciousness — an interesting take on the traditional procedural, presented in an intriguing way — I started reading a great deal of commentary about the show, and I particularly enjoyed Anu Bhagwati writing at the New Republic about Priyanka Chopra’s role on the show. Bhagwati noted that Chopra is a […]