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What is gender artifactualism?

in Julia Serano

This is the one in a series of blog posts in which I discuss some of the concepts and terminology that I forward in my writings, including my new book Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. So in Excluded, I introduce the term “gender artifactualism” to describe, “the tendency to conceptualize and depict gender as being primarily…

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Considering Trans and Queer Appropriation

in Julia Serano/Opinion

Within the activist circles I run in, I routinely hear people accuse others of appropriation, or claim that certain behaviors or endeavors are appropriative. I myself have written about how certain people (e.g., cisgender academics and media producers) sometimes appropriate transgender identities and experiences (discussed more below). So I am certainly sympathetic to the concept.…

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Myriad Double Standards

in Julia Serano

So last week, my new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, was reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly – you can read the review here. It is generally positive and I am pretty happy with it! However, there is one line in the review that I feel misconstrues what I was trying to say in the…

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Julia update August 2013 – new email list & NEW BOOK!

in Julia Serano

So lots of new stuff to report: First, I have a brand new email list! If you sign up for it, you will receive monthly(ish) updates about all my upcoming performances and speaking events, newly released books, articles, music, and other projects. No spam, I promise. To sign up, just click here! Second, the big news:…

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Gender is different

in Julia Serano/Opinion

As a white person, I never have to think about race, except on those rare occasions when I am in a non-white majority space. I never think about being a U.S. citizen except when I am outside the country. While I have had multiple health concerns over recent years, I am still predominantly able-bodied, and…

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FAAB-Mentality

in Julia Serano/Opinion

[alert type=”success”]I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now, as an explanation and reference for what I’ve been calling FAAB-mentality (described below). I originally wrote and performed this piece for the fourth annual installment of Girl Talk: A Cis and Trans Woman Dialogue in March 2012.[/alert] Baby Talk I read blogs. And an unfortunate consequence of reading…

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