Women Saying ‘No’ – A Guest Post by Kate C.

Women have always been called names for saying no. Frigid, bitch, prude. These words are meant to shame us into saying yes. Women are supposed to be available, welcoming, obedient, and it has been the aim of the women’s movement since its inception to challenge these preconceptions, to say no to men’s definition of us. Read More …

To Boys Who Don’t Fit In – A Guest Post by Jesse

Hey son. Hey, hun. What would you rather be called? I mean, what are your preferred pronouns? Hun, right? Because that’s what we think girls say to each other (probably while they’re doing each other’s hair and nails). Maybe you don’t like my tone, but stick with it. You’ve been through worse, right? I’m a Read More …

Veritas Liberabit Vos

I haven’t written for a while. I feel I should apologize, though that presumes I have an audience. I can say I’ve had reasons or make excuses, but the truth is I did not have much to say; or rather I wasn’t certain how to say it. Writing about gender is hard, especially when taking Read More …

You Can Keep Your Queen

In honor of Caitlyn Jenner being named Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine, I thought I would repost my thoughts upon her unveiling.  And if I may say a few words to the award winner…Caitlyn, you deserve every word of this.  Your continued work in destroying whatever good will transwomen have earned is unparalleled. Read More …

“Trans women are women” is a lie

This was authored by ‘Helen Highwater’, originally posted on ‘Transavant‘ and is reproduced with permission. “Trans women are women” is a lie that is as dangerous to transwomen as it is to women When I grew up in the seventies and eighties in the north of England, transgender wasn’t a thing. Men were men, and Read More …

‘Cissexism’ and You

Imagine being unable to describe yourself, unable to give voice to your thoughts, your sense of being. Imagine being told your body is wrong, that you are a freak for simply describing your reality. Though it may sound as if I’m describing the cruel world transpeople face, I am not. This is the reality women Read More …

Transwomen and Narcissistic Rage

I am not a person quick to anger. I do not generally believe rants are productive. I believe respectful, honest discourse is the only path to real understanding but I’m tired. I’m sick and tired of what I see within the trans community, the community of which I am supposedly a part. I’m tired of Read More …

Thoughts on Jazz Jennings: A Transmaid’s Tale

This piece presents thoughts on “Jazz Jennings: The Transgender Teen and Wannabe Mermaid the Internet Needs” Jazz; an art form which appears to transcend usual musical convention. Affected and nonsensical, it is studiously performed in order to appear natural, free form and released from the mundane. Its fans are almost fanatical in their devotion to Read More …

Male Violence Is The Problem And Transwomen Commit It Too

The devastating breadth of male violence against women and transwomen alike is under-reported and under-acknowledged, and the violence perpetrated by transwomen against women is flat out denied. Much of the venom some transwomen feel towards the lives and beliefs of women is visible within the war that rages on the internet, and increasingly in the real Read More …

The Power of Silence

Writing this is an act of contradiction. Every act of writing creates an opportunity for betrayal. In letting loose my thoughts, I betray my sense of self and I betray others’ sense of me. I invite criticism, disappointment, scorn, and even anger. Every honest admission comes with a cost. It is a cost I willingly Read More …