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Women’s privacy is under attack

in Fact Checking/Marian Aanerud

You may have heard that a clothing-optional spa in Toronto turned away a trans woman and that has caused a stir. What you may not understand is why she was turned away. Articles explaining the situation often completely omit one very important detail: the trans woman who was booked at the spa was not planning…

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Campus Free Speech and Sophistry

in Marian Aanerud/Opinion/Slider

  By M. A. Melby As an educator, it is my duty to give all students an opportunity to learn and to succeed. In service to this duty, Universities are legally required to maintain a non-hostile environment. I am also devoted to imparting information that may be incongruous with my students strongly held beliefs. With…

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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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