Posts tagged trans

Anatomy of a disrespectful press

There’s a rather nasty crime report doing the rounds right now which, sadly, is an easy bandwagon for internet transphobes and armchair “real men” to leap on to. To a lesser extent, it is a vehicle for trans fears, which I think is right, but not necessarily for the reasons enumerated. Read the rest of this entry »


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Twixt stealth and authenticity

Should i write some “trans porn”? Read the rest of this entry »

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The perils of passing

Given that passing is allegedly the holy grail of all transition,it might come as a surprise when i admit that it has me thoroughly floored.

For twice, now, in the space of 48 hours, being accepted as who i am has had me in a tizz, wondering whether i ought not to out myself “just in case”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nat West and the gentle art of forgetting

I suppose I should be sympathetic to the plight of Nat West savers. I mean, I AM one, so if anything else goes tits up, it could well be my account, my direct debits and…well, you get the picture.

But still, I can’t help feeling a touch of schadenfreude (look it up!) at all those earnest folk in the media and on phone-ins worried about bad credit records being created through no fault of the individuals concerned – and therefore why matters should be corrected at the earliest possible, leaving not the shadow of a stain on their personal history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Write-up of Onscenity’s “Bodies” Conference (II)

Next up is a collation of three somewhat shorter papers addressing feminity, the dynamics of the showgirl and the grotesque on stage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Only in the Mail? Why the pcc must not allow textual criticism as excuse

Bullying is bad. A bit less bullying at school would be a good idea. Schools that put in place policies and approaches that reduce the incidence of bullying – often based around perceived difference on the part of minorities – should be praised.

All pretty unexceptional ideas. But not, apparently, if you write for the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »

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Death becomes her…

How would you like to be know at your funeral? Mostly, i guess, my own answer is much the same as others would give: with respect, and as i have lived.

Which is to say that my own life and my obvious life intentions should be respected and not play second fiddle to anyone else’s issues.

Except: there are some instances – like murder – where stripping away the veneer may be a sad and awful necessity. Read the rest of this entry »

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