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Rapid onset gender dysphoria and other myths

in Cristan Williams/Opinion/Pop

The anti-trans movement created a new pathology they’re shopping around to various (mostly right-wing) news outlets. It’s called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” and you catch it from websites like DeviantArt, Tumblr, and Reddit. A great takedown of this internet illness was published by the Advocate and I encourage you to check it out. Having said that,…

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Q&A: Taking a break from trans advocacy

in Cristan Williams/Opinion/Pop

The TransAdvocate Q & A is where we answer your questions. If you’d like to submit a question, go to our contact page and send it in. Today’s question is: Is it responsible or okay that I’m taking a hiatus from trans advocacy? Answering today’s question is Cristan Williams and she writes: My short and…

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Are Misogynist, Homophobe, & TERF slurs?

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Pop

Into the nexus of the ‘gay alt-right feminist’ movement I received notice that an opinion leader in the sex essentialist activist community had linked to one of my articles titled, You Might be a TERF if… The article lists explicit instances of ideological hate and real-life violence (up to and including attempted murder) carried out in…

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The Real Housewives of Gilead

in Opinion/Pop/Religion

The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t as Fictional as you Thought For most Americans, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a novel about a dystopian future where women are chattel whose only purpose is to procreate. For a surprising number of American women in positions of cultural, legal, and legislative power, it is an instruction manual…

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Fake “Radical Feminist” group actually paid political front for anti-LGBT James Dobson organization

in Politics/Pop/Rani Baker

The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is a supposedly radical feminist activist group which, as noted by Pink News, shows “little evidence of campaigning on any women’s issues unrelated to transgender people”. They claim to “lobby for pro-choice legislation” and for “women’s autonomy”, but somehow evidence of (or calls to) action for such purposes are completely…

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We’ve been here before: child molesters & the political right

in Gender Nation/Gwen Smith/History/Opinion/Pop

This was the era of Anita Bryant’s crusade against lesbians and gays. “As a mother,” Bryant said, “I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.” This was the predominant belief; this notion that gays and lesbians need to “recruit” people to grow in numbers, and therefore are grooming children.…

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