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States protecting sex segregation and gender identity at the same time!

For the record, I am sharing an excerpt from the gender identity laws state chart that I posted on this site in 2013. These are states in which gender identity laws have already been passed, yet protection for sex-segregation is also explicitly allowed by statute. This differs from the recent DOJ interpretations of “sex” where […]

U.S. Trans Survey and methodological flaws, or “garbage in, garbage out”

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has launched a campaign to gather information about trans identified people called the U.S. Trans Survey. The intent may be noble, but the data collection methods leave much to be desired. Here is some background on the project from its organizers (emphasis added): [The U.S. Trans Survey] is the follow […]

SSCAB/DSCAB: Reframing the Conversation

Originally posted on Big Mouth Girl:
[Note: There are several acronyms used throughout this post. If needed, you can hover your mouse over them to view meaning.] In an online conversation about the use and application of the acronym “TERF” (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist [sometimes the E is said to stand for “Exterminating” or “Eradicating”]),…

Sex and gender causation: BREAK THE CYCLE

1. Sex and gender are different. Sex and gender are not spelled alike or pronounced alike. They are two different words with two very different meanings: According to definitions proposed by the Institute of Medicine (23), “sex” is a biological construct dictated by the presence of sex chromosomes, and in animals and humans, the presence of functional reproductive organs.  “Gender” is a cultural construct and refers to […]

The STEREOTYPING Definition of “Gender Identity”

Gender Identity The issue of Gender Identity has taken a prominent role in discussions, organizations, and activism supported by the Gay and Lesbian community. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear that we have the same thing in mind when we talk about this issue. Feminist opposition to Gender Identity has been widely misconstrued by those who […]

Gender Identity

I-dentity (aka trans) politics is fundamentally LIBERTARIAN. It is ahistorical and acontextual. It essentializes sex stereotypes by renaming them consensual “gender identities.” It invisibilizes power structures that give rise to female oppression. It is anti-feminist. [UP]

Why I support the trans bill in Massachusetts.

The revised trans’ rights bill was voted on last night and passed the House 95-58. That’s good! YAY! Look at me, I’m supporting! Now it has to pass the Senate (oooh, it PASSED!). And then His Excellency Governor Deval Patrick will sign it into law. He has already committed himself to doing the honors. Now, I finally got […]