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Returning with Links

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Debbie says: As you may have noticed, we were down for most of a week due to a malware attack. Endless thanks to our webmaster for tireless efforts to bring the blog (and the website) back up safely. When the attack happened, I was just about to put up a links post, so that’s where […]

Long Overdue Links

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Debbie says So the site was down, and various things happened, and we’ve been posting a little less frequently than usual, and the links have been piling up like nobody’s business. I’m going to trim off some of the old ones from the list, but this will still get long … *** This will come […]

Trapped in the Wrong Body … Maybe, Maybe Not.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: The oh-so-common cultural narrative of trans people is that they were born “trapped in the wrong body.” Of course, while this is the lived experience of many people, nobody’s story is simple. Writing in Buzzfeed, Thomas Page McBee takes on the belief that “trapped in the wrong body” and trans are […]

Bay Area Peeps: Girl Talk Tonight!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Debbie says: I’m a long-time fan of Girl Talk, the ongoing “cis and transwomen dialogue” performance series, curated by Gina DeVries, Elena Rose, and Julia Serano. This year’s performance is tonight, June 27, at the African American Art and Culture Complex in San Francisco, as part of the 16th Annual National Queer Arts Festival. Now […]

Carrying Condoms Is Evidence of What, Precisely?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Debbie says: Before I get to the point, let me give you a treat from the amazing Molly Crabapple, whose article I’m going to write about in a moment. Now, back to Body Impolitic. (I only knew Crabapple as an artist before I found this post.) Condoms, it appears, are “legitimate” evidence for sexual wrongdoing […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2012

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Debbie says: Today is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a painful day. Violence against transgender people is extremely pervasive and, as always, transgender people of color and trans women are the primary victims, which even when it is showcased today is often blurred throughout the rest of the year. erica, ascendant has an excellent […]

Trans American Revolution

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: We were deeply struck by this interview with Keelin Godsey, Olympic contender (who didn’t quite make it) for the hammer throw event. It’s worth listening to the whole thing. Godsey identifies and lives as a man, and competes as a woman, for reasons that he explains clearly in this amazingly open […]

Beauty Contests, Civil Rights, Transwomen, and Surgeries: All In One Story

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: Whatever you may think of beauty contests, they matter deeply to the people involved in them. They are also a useful way to look at what’s going on in the world, especially the world of conventionally beautiful young women and those who fetishize them. Miss Universe Canada is a separate beauty […]

Butch Mom, Wearing Words Any Way They See Fit

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Debbie says: If you can’t blog your friends really good posts, what’s the point of having a blog at all? I’m a frequent visitor in Lori Selke’s household, so I can confirm that when they (Selke’s preferred pronoun) say, “I am a butch biological mother in a queer parenting threesome in which the other two […]

Third Gender Soccer Star Leads Samoa to Victory

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Jonny “Jayieh” Saelua was just named “Man of the Match” for his goal assist and 90th minute goal-line clearance which helped lead Samoa to its first victory in 30 consecutive games, and in a World Cup qualifying match at that. The “Man of the Match” is transgender; more specifically, she is […]

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