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Sex Essentialism: TERF patriarchy and smelly vaginas

in Cristan Williams/Health/Opinion

TERFs battle over who has the correct vaginal odor in order to determine female validity. I’ve noted many times that while Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs) like to speak on behalf of Radical Feminism, the type of so-called “gender critical feminism” they offer is at war with the roots of Radical Feminism. For example, pioneering Radical…

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As #LeelahAlcorn’s mom talks to CNN, Leelah’s Reddit posts come back to haunt her

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Featured

While her mom talks to CNN to profess her love and support, Leelah’s Reddit posts paint a homelife defined by bullying and fear. Much has been written about Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note* which identifies conversion therapy and unsupportive parents as contributing factors to what happened to Leelah. Under the weight of public condemnation, Leelah’s mother, Carla Alcron told CNN that…

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Trans people have 99 problems, and Facebook is just one

in Featured/Guest Transadvocate

A personal reflection on the abuse of weaponization of Facebook’s “Real Name” Policy By Emmagene Cronin I woke up Monday morning, the first day of Trans Awareness Week, as I do everyday before I’m off to classes. I get myself out of bed after hitting the alarm a few times, and then I trot downstairs to make…

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Trans Exclusionary Radical “Feminists”

in Guest Transadvocate/Humor

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Fact Checking Janice Raymond: The NCHCT Report

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/History

It has long been asserted that the iconic TERF opinion leader, Janice Raymond, played a part in bringing an end to the public and private coverage of transgender medical care, resulting in measurable death and suffering within the trans community. Unsurprisingly, Raymond rejects any assertion that she has blood on her hands. Over on TheTERFs.com,…

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How TERF violence inspired Camp Trans

in #TERFweek/Cristan Williams/History

In the middle of a cool August night in 1991, Nancy Burkholder was thrown out of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (MWMF) because she’s a trans woman.  Burkholder was Janis Walworth’s friend and she was outraged that MWMF’s would engage in anti-trans discrimination. Walworth, a cisgender radical lesbian feminist,  immediately began to educate MWMF attendees…

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