So you’ve discovered that trans people exist! Congratulations, you. Did you know that we’re about so much more than our transition narratives?
Bathroom bills are transparently targeting trans women, and pussyfooting around won’t change that.
With a plethora of gender ambiguity in pop culture today — though not nearly enough — it’s easy for some to forget the incredibly formative and affirming influences of Prince and David Bowie on the lives of gender variant youth all over the world.
As reproductive rights shrink in the United States, we must not forget teenagers and the role of bodily autonomy in their lives. Everyone deserves abortion access, and children’s bodies aren’t property.
The social evolution of our relationship with gender has admitted the understanding that it’s a spectrum, but it’s also something that can appear in a state of flux, and that’s something that should be validated as well.
As you may have guessed from my recent Dolores Umbridge post, I’ve been re-reading and reconsidering Harry Potter, which is something I do now and then because there’s a reason these books are such classics, and I want to explore that. Something about the series is enduring and compelling, the thing that made it appealing […]
In October of 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote at The Atlantic about a phenomenon he was starting to observe among those who were #feelingthebern: The Berniebro. His piece marked (I think, and please correct me if I’m wrong) the introduction of the term to the political landscape, describing the primarily white, young men who spewed their enthusiasm for Bernie […]
Margaret Sanger is one of the heroes of the reproductive rights movement, and with good reason: She was instrumental in the push for full access to reproductive health services in the United States. In an era when birth control was a subject of deep taboo, she dragged it into the open and empowered patients to […]
Five years ago, I wrote an extended piece about the critical need for nuance in reproductive rights discussions — it became, ultimately, a chapter in Get Out of My Crotch!, an anthology on the subject pulled together to commemorate Roe v Wade. Five years later, the points I raised are all still relevant. Reproductive rights and justice are […]
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 […]