Category Archives: No Cisrespect, But

Words to Deadname: naming those who disrespect

It is never acceptable to disclose a transgender person’s birth name–also known as a deadname— when that detail has absolutely no bearing on what you are talking about. Period. Full stop. Often when seen in print in news articles or … Continue reading

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this is what male feminist transmisogyny looks like

Transmisogyny is the subset of transphobia that marginalizes, debases, and invalidates trans women. Transmisogyny is the most common, most caustic, and disproportionally largest form of transphobia. Transmisogyny specifically focuses transphobia against trans women with deadly accuracy. This is deadly serious: … Continue reading

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No cisrespect, but…: NPR

I was a bit jolted when I clicked on a Facebook link entitled “Transgender Issues Gain Prominence for 2014”. Seems like a reasonable title. Yet when I clicked, this title comes up: I was blindsided by the historical whitewashing and … Continue reading

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No cisrespect, but…: CBS Local

or How to sexualize a serious problem in a marginalized community. You know how it is. You’re a small-time, local media company operating on a tiny budget. You come across a news item that reveals a pretty shocking and soul-crushingly … Continue reading

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Wikipedia’s Deadnaming Violence

For a while now, I’ve been thinking that I would never want a Wikipedia page because it would insist on posting my birth name. Now that I’ve seen the online encyclopedia’s treatment of Chelsea Manning by reverting her page to … Continue reading

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