What Say You Now, Suzanne ‘Brazilian Transsexual’ Moore?

January 16, 2013 ·

After all, the Julie Birch Ill Society probably just cheers whenever a transsexual woman gets ‘cut out.’

From Pink News:

It’s being reported that a transwoman has been shot dead in Brazil.

According to the ‘Guerrilla Angel Report’ blog site, it is claimed the victim, named by the site as Cecilia Marahouse, worked as a performer and that the shooting took place near Fortaleza, north-eastern Brazil, on 11 January 2013.

She is described as being a “well known” figure among the area’s LGBT community.

Earlier this week, British journalist Suzanne Moore apologised for suggesting women were expected to look like “Brazilian transsexuals” in an article published first in the New Statesman and then in the Guardian newspaper.

Yes, I largely gave (and still give) Moore a pass on her original comment– even if not the best wording  to use it really wasn’t transphobic; the racial specifier was what I (and many other people) actually had the most problem with initially, and then of course  she dug  herself a Todd Akin-esque hole using Twitter for a shovel.

What say you now, Suzanne?

EDIT: Suzanne answers

[alert type=”info”]Cross-posted from ENDA Blog 2.0[/alert]

MOORE

Next Post

The Observer Screws Up

There are things one does not do in a national newspaper. One does not call Blacks "uppity ni**ers". One does not state as fact that Yids drink the blood of Christian children. And one does not publish articles like this one.…
Read
Previous Post

Gender Orientation, Identity, and Expression

I've witnessed many arguments and misunderstandings explode over the conflation of these THREE dimensions of what we in trans discourse collectively refer to as gender: Gender Orientation: One’s subjective experience of one’s body, including its sexed attributes. Gender Identity: Identity labels used when socially constructing sexed…
Read
Random Post

Trans Exclusionists: It's Your Turn

Today's guest Transadvocate is polerin. Her bio on Twitter states: "Trans woman, radical lefty, wannabe cartoonist, geek, phreakNIC director, web developer, person. Will eat for food, and rock your face off. Or on. On is good." Inspired by the TERF’s…
Read
Random Post

Thank You, AMC

To all the folks involved with the production of the Zoey/Zarf story line on "All My Children" I'd like to say thank you. I've never watched something so transpositive in the popular culture as I've witnessed today. If you don't…
Read
Random Post

YouTube Transextravaganza

My Trans Monster SpeakOUT - Transgender Issues OUt for the Holidays Ryka Aoki de la Cruz Baltimore Hate crimes Congress doesn't care about transgender people You're Not Alone S(he) Spiritual Truth: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transexuals, LGB HBS Gender Identity project…
Read
Random Post

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

Disco Sexology, Pt. 8: Committed for GID By Cristan Williams   Installment Preface Welcome to the ninth and last installment in this series on the rise and fall of Disco Sexology. In the previous installment, I interviewed the author of the classic, The…
Read