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Interesting. My last post on this topic – trans sexuality – which was mostly the dipping of a toe into water, evoked a bit more controversy than i expected.
In part, i think, because the language was not entirely familiar: one peep appeared to think that “sexual narrative” was journo-speak for smutty story. But also because of some of the reasons i alluded at and more.
So i’m going to take a second bite of the cherry here (ooer, missus!) and try and put my thoughts in order. Read the rest of this entry »
As the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation today urged schools to provide more girl-friendly sports and sctivities – like Zumba (yay!) – i experienced first hand this morning how the “male gaze” can transform everyday activities, turning a class of grown women into a bunch of unco-ordinated girls. Read the rest of this entry »
Co-incidence, serendipity, call it what you will. But sat, listening avidly to some very worthy types hold forth about press regulation yesterday, i was struck by how few women were on the platform. VERY few.
By mid-day, we had had some 13 formal presentations, two chairs – or indeed, chairmen – and a couple of other odd sods (or loosely admin-related blokes) on the mike: it was beginning to grate. Read the rest of this entry »
Phases. Its always about phases. First they hate us, then they make fun of us…
That’s one trope that the trans community seems to have picked up on. Another, which sort of emerged from the appearance – if such a word can be applied to a radio performance – of Paris Lees on Radio 1 at the weekend, is the sense that the trans community is gaining acceptance. But only so far. Read the rest of this entry »
“Trannies” aren’t “real women”, can’t ever be “real women”. Yet bizarrely, those quickest to make fun seem, often, to be the most eager to demand trans women conform to a feminine ideal: to subject trans women to the same externally imposed fantasy that cis women have suffered from throughout history.
Is this just the same old, same old, only with trans now in its sights? And does this make the latest crop of attractive and downright beautiful trans women in the news something that needs to be treated with caution?
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