Category: Socialisation

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 …

“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 …

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 …