Thursday, April 19, 2012

my Ms. Magazine blog article on Trans Feminism

So some of you may already be aware of this, but yesterday my article "Trans Feminism: There’s No Conundrum About It" appeared on Ms. Magazine's blog. It is my rebuttal to a previous article on trans feminism that they published last month.

If you're interested, you can check out the aforementioned link...enjoy! -j.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Trans-misogyny primer

[Subsequent Note: This primer now appears as a chapter in my third book Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism. For a more current take on the topic, please check out my 2021 post What Is Transmisogyny?]

I am often asked to explain trans-misogyny to people. While I've written extensively about trans-misogyny in Whipping Girl and other places, I sometimes find it difficult to sum up the concept in a few short words. This is especially true when explaining the concept to people who are relatively unaware about trans issues and experiences. Such people are often stuck in the mindset of viewing trans women as "men", and as a result, they have a hard time wrapping their brains around how misogyny might impact trans women's lives.