Tag Archives: Transphobia

Public Evisceration

I have thus far stayed-out of the controversy in the trans-sphere over allegedly-notable drag queen RuPaul’s constant use of transmisogynistic slurs. The truth is that I have never much cared about reality television, drag culture has always bored me, and … Continue reading

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Of Intellectual Dishonesty

It has been almost two and a half years now since I came out as transgender, and another two years again since I started reading up on trans issues, and in all of this time, I have never once encountered– … Continue reading

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The New Cultural Bogeyman

Feeling a touch masochistic, I scrolled down and read some of the comments in that article about which I just posted. One in particular, by a fellow named “weylguy” caught my eye: I’ve lived in small and medium-sized towns in … Continue reading

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Fuck Civility

There was a time when I was a great believer in the ideal of expressing differences in political opinion in a polite and civil manner; after all, I reasoned, a disagreement about the direction in which your country should be … Continue reading

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The Toronto Star is a Terrible, Transmisogynistic Rag.

Being as it was the only major English-language daily not to endorse Harper in 2011, one could be lulled into the impression that the Toronto Star is, in some sense “progressive.” The problem with being a trans woman, however, is … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Jargon

A while ago, I did a series of posts on the uses and misuses of academic jargon; I established that all disciplines eventually develop hazes of impenetrable terminology, that some jargon came across as more authoritative than others, and, finally, … Continue reading

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The Cybelene Victorious

They want for you to kneel bowed and broken To Accept their insights that you are falsely made They want for you to cower, quiver, quaver To dodge their righteous, rightful, mocking gaze. They want for you to duck among … Continue reading

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