Gender Apostates Weekly Round-up 4 July 2015

It’s time for another exciting installment of the weekly-round up. We at the Gender Apostates collaborative want to thank you for reading, sharing, and commenting on our essays.  We’re thrilled to see conversation, discussion, and debate arise around on about our writing. So often the topics we choose to discuss are those too many willfully ignore. Having Read More …

Pride and Privilege: How Cox, Jenner, and Mock can be Real Leaders

A few days before pride weekend, I find myself on a bench at 28th Street and the Hudson River. The sun shines beneath a patchwork sky. It is gorgeous. Two benches down sits a young transwoman of color with honey-blond extensions looking for all the world like a young Laverne Cox, I assume by design. Read More …

The Trojan Horse of Transgender Identity Politics

Trans activists should not be allowed to dictate the language women can use to describe their bodies and lives. (This is a cross-post of my piece from the Morning Star newspaper of 30 June 2015). On Saturday 6 June in Sheffield, myself and RadFem Collective, a radical feminist women’s group, hosted an open talk and Read More …

Gender Apostates weekly round-up 26 June 2015

Welcome to the first Gender Apostates weekly round-up. The Gender Apostates collaborative blog opened for business on Friday 19 June, with Sass’s piece addressing the fear and disgust that motivates social justice warriors to lie to themselves and the world about feminine men, and later on Diana offered a deeply personal confessional of the internal conflict felt over the Read More …

Transgender Ideology Does Not Support Women

Transgender ideology is in a state. Its central ideas are inconsistent with each other, have little support in science or the ethics of power analysis and are so divorced from reality they require a complete suspension of disbelief in order to sit in one’s head without suffering cognitive dissonance. Although I am drawing a distinction between Read More …

A gender abolitionist in a non-ideal world

It’s not an easy path to tread, being a gender apostate. As a feminist who thinks that female biology is real, that female socialization matters, but also that it is possible for male people to transition into the role of woman and therefore to live as women, I’m used to being unpopular. I’ve made my peace Read More …

An Uncomfortable Question

I need to confess something. I am profoundly uncomfortable talking about race. I am uncomfortable talking about it in broad terms or historical terms. I am especially uncomfortable speaking about it in a transracial context. Given recent events, I find many transwomen, myself included, are grappling with the ramifications of progressive double speak as people Read More …