Articles about 'transgender'

Echoes of Section 28

30 years after the Local Government Act 1988 was passed, D H Kelly describes what it was like to grow up under Section 28 and notices uncanny echoes in modern day transphobia

D H Kelly // 29 May 2018

Categories: Education, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

Transgender visibility in television: are we making progress?

Abby Robson explores the representation of transgender people in television drama, what progress has been made and what needs to happen next

Abby Robson // 21 March 2018

Categories: Reviews, Television

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part five

Here are The F-Word’s fifth set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors // 25 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Theatre

It’s time to simplify the gender recognition process

D H Kelly makes the case for a simpler gender recognition process for trans and non-binary people

D H Kelly // 21 August 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Transgender children exist and they need our help

We need to change the dangerous narrative that all children are cisgender and heterosexual and that the supportive parents of transgender kids are abusive or pushy, argues Mia Violet

Guest Blogger // 29 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe – part two

Our fourth post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Today we're covering comedy. We'll have two more short comedy reviews at the end of next week

Various Authors // 14 August 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Unsexy women: Love, sex and marginalised bodies

In a culture which categorises some groups of women as unattractive, D H Kelly explores how this has an effect far beyond whether or not we find love or get laid

D H Kelly // 8 July 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships

Conversations about gender identity

Mary Paterson reviews a double bill of STELLA and Adam’s Apple, both part of LIFT, and speaks with STELLA’s writer and director, Neil Bartlett

Mary Paterson // 10 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Is it time for gender neutral toilets?

Gender segregated toilets are something we take for granted, but D H Kelly argues that gender neutral public toilets might be better for everyone

D H Kelly // 28 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Dear Germaine Greer

Elizabeth Howard-Ahern writes an open letter to Germaine Greer, whose troubling views on transgender issues are not consistent with an otherwise powerful feminist philosophy

Elizabeth Howard-Ahern // 19 November 2015

Categories: Features, Feminism

“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux's recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories

D H Kelly // 26 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Reluctant Women

D H Kelly explores what being a cisgender woman means and doesn't mean and how a failure to acknowledge our own, often complicated, gender identities can lead us to let down our trans sisters

D H Kelly // 25 September 2014

Categories: Blog

“the CPU is not made for this motherboard”

For anyone who has been following the lead-up to the recent military trial and conviction of the former United States Army soldier Private Manning in Texas, her announcement today will, in all likelihood, come as nothing of a surprise.

Helen G // 22 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Turkey: Another victim in the undeclared war on transgender women

Melda Yuksel is murdered in Turkey, the latest victim in an undeclared war against transgender women.

Helen G // 15 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Un(i)sex me here

Should documents be gendered? On the basis of a distinctly unscientific poll, taken amongst a group of feminist academics yesterday, the answer is easy: if gender is not strictly necessary,...

Jane Fae // 20 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Call for Papers: Transgendered Feminism

Via the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania: Transgendered Feminism full name / name of organization: MP an online feminist jourmal contact email: MP: Transgendered (Fall issue)...

Helen G // 27 April 2011

Categories: Blog

UK Government Equalities Office online survey of transgender people

In its first Transgender e-bulletin, the coalition Government’s Minister for Equalities, Lynne Featherstone, says: We recognise transgender issues are distinct and need to be addressed separately. This is why we will also be publishing...

Helen G // 12 April 2011

Categories: Blog

Intersexuality – XXY

In XXY, a film from Argentina, Alex, the film’s protagonist, is a 14 year old intersex child who comes face to face with society’s prejudice.1 The close knit community of this small fishing village is populated by people this child would have viewed as neighbours. However because of the child’s intersexuality which in this case shows a female bodied child gradually turning male which is suggested abundantly throughout the film.

sokari // 16 December 2008

Categories: Blog

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