Category Archives: Feminism

Transition Stock-Taking

After reading and commenting on SCB’s recent post, I thought it was time for an update. I haven’t been writing that much, because I’m pretty satisfied with things, and decisions about whether to stay on T and if so at … Continue reading

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Trans Feminism: Partial Identification as a Way of Life

As I’ve had time to become more comfortable with my transition, I am at beginning the process of coming to terms with my guilt and anxiety over being a feminist who is transitioning to male. In many ways, I recognized … Continue reading

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Feminist FTM Professor – Semester 2

I’ve been on T for about five months now, and am regularly read as male in most spaces. I guess, though, that I still have trouble believing this is actually the case. I just entered into my second semester of … Continue reading

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I Am a Bad Feminist

I’ve been a feminist for as long as I can remember. Even as a small child, I found it an outrage that women and girls should be thought less intelligent, capable, and worthy of independence than men and boys. Specifically, … Continue reading

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“What Transmisogyny Looks Like”

Because our trans sisters not only have it hard in the cis world, but also have far less support from feminist and politically queer communities than trans men do, check out Tobi Hill-Meyer’s excellent post on “What Transmisogyny Looks Like.”

Posted in Feminism, transgender

Dissolving the Distinction between Sex and Gender

It’s happening more and more, this confident address of “Can I help you, Sir,” “Hey, buddy,” “Do you have a moment for a woman’s right to choose, Sir?” and, even when there is no address, the sense that I walk … Continue reading

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What’s in a Pronoun?

When I came out to one of my mentors (not the butch mentor, my queer feminist mentor), as a trans person who had switched to male pronouns, she said to me, “You’re not changing your gender, you’re just changing the … Continue reading

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