Saturday, 26 September 2015

Guest post: Gametes don’t prescribe your gender either

I see a variation of the usual cis-centric perspective of, “We just need to get down to brass tacks and accept the reality of male and female!” being trotted out in the comments. This time, it’s all about which gametes a person’s body produces.

If only it were that simple...

Sunday, 20 September 2015

I’m Sarah Nyberg, and I Was a Teenage Edgelord. — Medium

A story of Internet bullying. It could also be entitled: "Being a dick is a choice".
If you’ve interacted with or publicly shown your support for me on twitter within the past few weeks, you’ve likely been accosted by an army of frothing reactionaries insisting that I’m a terrible person; often this is accompanied by “proof” in the form of screenshots, conspiratorial Youtube rants, or links to Breitbart.
Read the full post here: I’m Sarah Nyberg, and I Was a Teenage Edgelord. — Medium

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Monday, 6 July 2015

I always knew this day would come. The day that Facebook decided my name was not real enough and summarily cut me off from my friends, family and peers and left me with the stark choice between using my legal name or using a name people would know me by. With spectacular timing, it happened while I was at trans pride and on the day the Supreme Court made same sex marriage legal in the US.

This is a story that’s been told many times before. It is a story I’ve seen repeated time and time again as my friends have disappeared off the site, often never to return. This time there’s a twist: I used to work there...

Read on: My name is only real enough to work at Facebook, not to use on the site — Medium

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Reblog: Transgender: Fact or Fiction?

by Alison Hudson 

Transgender has become a hot topic in the media of late. From the success of shows like Transparent, to gossip column rumors about Bruce (for now) Jenner, to political debates over bathroom bills and civil rights legislation, transgender people -– those whose gender identity does not align with their birth-assigned gender -- are getting a lot of attention. Because transgender is a hot topic, everyone seems to have an opinion on it and, especially in places like op-Ed pages and blog comments sections, many self-appointed experts have been sharing what they view as the “facts” of being transgender with others. Not surprisingly, many of those facts are plain wrong...

 Read the rest at Skeptoid: Transgender: Fact or Fiction?