Essay

Violence, Nonviolent Action, and Social Reaction: A Nonviolent Amazon Perspective

September 18, 2017 ·

In a TransAdvocate article entitled "On the Ethics and Utility of Violence," an anonymous contributor makes the case for such violent acts as punching Richard Spencer, a white supremacist who has invoked Nazi slogans, in the middle of an interview while he was assaulting no one and posed no physical threat to anyone. Far from a "victory," I find that act of violence a surrender to the ethos of patriarchy and domination, as opposed to the values of feminism, democracy,… Read more.

#DiscoSexology Part I: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

January 18, 2017 ·

[su_column size="1/2"] [su_column size="1/2"] [su_button url="http://www.transadvocate.com/part-ii-the-history-the-rise-and-fall-of-discosexology-dr-zucker-camh-conversion-therapy_n_19630.htm" target="blank" style="flat" background="#333333" color="#ffffff" size="10" wide="yes" center="yes" radius="0" icon="icon: mail-forward" icon_color="#ffffff"]Disco Sexology, Part Two: The History By Cristan Williams   Foreword With the recent enthusiastic promotion of disco-era ideas about trans people and gender identity in general, the TransAdvocate felt that it would be important to release a comprehensive review of these ideas. In this series that will feature the tag #DiscoSexology, the TransAdvocate… Read more.

Fear & Loathing Between My Legs, Pt. 2

January 5, 2017 ·

Obamacare Vagina: Medicaid Coverage of SRS, Part Two By Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t At the buttcrack of dawn one morning in late August 2016, I arranged a ride with Uber. I dressed up in some loose-fitting but comfortable clothes and took out all my piercings, many of which I would wind up not putting back in. I had shut down all the electronics and did a quick look over to make sure I didn't… Read more.

Fear And Loathing Between My Legs: Navigating Medicaid Coverage of SRS

October 17, 2016 ·

Obamacare Vagina: Navigating Medicaid Coverage of SRS, Part One By Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t I sat there, gently squooshing around silicone breast implant like a stress ball. Sqoosh, squoosh, feeling the weight of the rubbery tomato-shape in my hand. My surgeon was going over the results I could expect from this surgery. For starters, instead of the familiar round implant, I was going to have a firmer, teardrop-shaped implant. Among surgeons the implant… Read more.