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What the Trans Moment Has to Offer Radical Feminism

in Guest Transadvocate/TransFeminism

TransFeminism is an ongoing series of interviews and essays focusing on the intersection of feminist and trans activism. In this installment, John Stoltenberg considers “What the Trans Moment Has to Offer Radical Feminism.” Part One: What the Trans Moment Has to Offer Radical Feminism EPUB Version | PDF Version By John Stoltenberg @JohnStoltenberg I recently read…

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Transphobic Radical Hate Didn’t Start With Brennan: The Sandy Stone-Olivia Records Controversy

in Featured/Marti Abernathey

When Cathy Brennan recently published her transphobic missive to the UN at radfem Hub, it reminded me of a similar kind of radical feminist transphobic screeds from the past. In 1977 Sandy Stone was the focus of a controversy concerning her inclusion into the Olivia Records women’s collective. The following letter, “Open Letter to Olivia”…

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If You Dig Michfest, You’re NOT a Trans Ally

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I recently had a discussion with a person with cisgender privledge about Michfest. I thought feminist/POC theory taught rather early on that a person who isn’t in the oppressed category doesn’t get to define if they are in fact, an ally. If you support Michfest, you’re NOT a Trans ally. This is what I said:…

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The Rabid, Transphobic Hate-Mongering of the Anti-Pornography Movement

in Guest Transadvocate

Todays Guest Transadvocate is Dr. Joelle Ruby Ryan. Ryan describes herself as a “transgender, Feminist, Queer, Fat+, Activist, Educator, Writer, Speaker and Firebrand”. She is also the author of Gender Quake: Poems and the co-producer of three autobiographical films. This weekend, there was a conference at the University of New Hampshire entitled “Pornography as Sexual…

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The Great Transsexual Radical Feminist Menace

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“I don’t give a shit whether or not they [MTF transsexuals) want to chop themselves up. I don’t give a shit if they want to wear dresses. That doesn’t make them female. It doesn’t mean their issues and concerns are female issues and concerns. So long as female issues and concerns are subsumed to and absorbed by male interests (as they are when male people call themselves and are accepted as female), women will never socially realize our full humanity AS FEMALE PEOPLE.”

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Radical Feminist Hate, Fear, or Loathing?

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Typically, when reading about radical feminists on various blogs, it’s an “us verses them” type of debate. I’ve been thinking a lot about that, as witnessed by my last post, Michfest Music Melodrama I’ve been thinking a lot about the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival lately. So much anger and divisiveness occurs between radical feminist and…

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