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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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#DiscoSexology Part VIII: Interview the Author of The Last Time I Wore A Dress

in #DiscoSexology/Interview

By Cristan Williams   Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to the eighth installment in this series on the rise and fall of Disco Sexology. In the previous installment, I interviewed radical feminist and pioneer in affirmative models of trans care, Arlene…

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Is Sadism Popular With TERFs? A Chat With An Ex-Gendercrit

in Featured/Interview/Rani Baker

BY Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t Let’s get this out of the way: deep down, I believe everyone is earnestly trying to do things that are right and protect things that they value. I mean, I kinda have to believe this on some level to keep functioning. I don’t subscribe to the idea of good and evil or…

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(Re)Introducing inclusive Radical Feminism

in Community Activism/Cristan Williams/Featured

The TransAdvocate is pleased to announce the launch of a new program aimed at making a decades-old intersectional trans, intersex and genderqueer inclusive radical feminism more accessible. The TransAdvocate, in partnership with the Transgender Archive, launched The Conversations Project on New Year’s Day 2016. The Project seeks to inspire discourse through its community group, a…

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The NY Times goes concern trolling

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Opinion/Pop

On August 22, 2015, the NY Times ran an article by Richard A. Friedman titled, “How Changeable Is Gender?” One might be excused for mistaking the piece as an earnest call to the medical community for better interventions for the trans community. Alarmingly, Friedman warns readers that science has found that post-operative transsexuals are at significant risk…

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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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