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So, someone called you a TERF. Now what?

in Marian Aanerud/Opinion

There are many things possible in the universe. If you are called a TERF it could be that the person who said it is actually a self-loathing misogynist who hates feminism and puppies. It could be that the label was unfairly or inappropriately applied. It could also be that someone used the term to point…

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Minneapolis Star Tribune runs full-page advertisement for anti-LGBT hate group

in Marian Aanerud/Media Watch

Months after the Minneapolis Star Tribune was strongly criticized for their coverage of Cece McDonald’s case, despite local trans activists’ earnest attempts to work with the Star Tribune to better understand the paper’s responsibility to use professional standards concerning respectful and accurate language, the Star Tribune continues to repeat many of the same mistakes.  To…

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Quit attacking your allies!

in #TERFweek/Marian Aanerud/Opinion

I have seen various version of this phrase. “Quit attacking your allies!” – many, many times.  I’ve only been involved heavily in trans activism for about two years.  How and why I’ve become as invested as I am is a long story; but at the end of the day, I am a woman who was…

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Et tu, Caroline Criado-Perez?

in Marian Aanerud/Opinion

At first, I wasn’t going to write a response piece to Caroline Criado-Perez (CCP) article concerning the term “cis”, because many of her ideas were similar to those in Sarah Ditum’s post I recently responded to. Then I realized those similarities should be pointed out. There are patterns emerging where otherwise respected feminists are injecting…

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Hair does not make the woman, Sarah Ditum

in Marian Aanerud/Opinion

The appearance of Lavern Cox, a prominent trans woman activist and actor, on the cover of Time magazine was a great moment in trans advocacy.  Although Chelsea Manning was the first trans woman to be pictured on the cover of Time, the context of Lavern Cox photo was a bold statement.  Beside her name were…

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The relationship between Cathy Brennan and the SPLC

in Marian Aanerud

In late November of last year, Secular Woman began a petition asking the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to list Cathy Brennan’s Gender Identity Watch as a hate group. In January, during the SPLC’s internal discussions concerning their yearly hate group list, Cathy Brennan made public her donations to the SPLC on her facebook page.…

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