Assigned Male on Tumblr posted about what’s important to remember not just on the official day.
Standing Up For Leelah
[Content Note: discusses harassment, family rejection of transgender teens, suicide, trans* erasure, and silencing tactics commonly used to stifle discussion of these matters ].
I find more and more recs for articles written by Arthur Chu in my feeds lately. This post prompted by reactions to the Tumblr’d suicide note left by transgender teen Leelah Alcorn is a particularly strong piece: Cover-ups, Concern Trolls and Suicide. Chu questions why some people want others to stop sharing Leelah’s words.
Today in despair for the future of humanity: Caleb Hannan writing for Grantland
Caleb Hannan wrote a wanna-be-gonzo journalist-as-protagonist article outing a trans woman, shortly after that woman committed suicide after explicitly warning Hannan that his journalism was leaving her no other option: Hannan has committed an utterly reprehensible failure to emulate an ethical human being. Grantland’s ethical failure in publishing Hannan’s article is equally appalling.
Quick Hit: Katie Couric goes there
There are some questions you should never ask in an interview.
Obnoxious pantomime alert: “trAnnie”
And the Sydney Opera House legitimises this. This is vicious, blatant sexist transphobia, masquerading as light-hearted entertainment.
What a transperson in science academia might tell you about sexism
You have to read this over at The Wall Street Journal: Ben Barres had just finished giving a seminar at the prestigious Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 10 years ago, describing to scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard… Read More ›
What the hell, Sweden?
Transphobic court tosses out rape charge because defendant’s intent ‘was to rape a woman’
Libra’s new transphobic ad, and what you can do about it
So here’s some unnecessary and unkind rubbish in a new ad from Libra, a company selling tampons, pads and liners in New Zealand and Australia. Poking fun at trans women is very much not how to get the tampon-buying public on your side.
Light a candle: Transgender Day of Remembrance
“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it ”
– George Santayana
What’s going on in the world?
So, as we’ve probably all noticed, Australian news is kind of… Australia-centric? I’m wondering what news stories you’ve been encountering that really should be getting wider coverage. Here are some of mine: After years of military dictatorship, Burma is on… Read More ›