Articles about 'transphobia'

“I’m not a TERF, but…”

Jo Whitehead despairs at Jenni Murray’s recent assertion that trans women cannot be ‘real’ women

Joanna Whitehead // 6 March 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Language, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

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

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

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

Richard III: a trans revelation

Katherine Wootton is blown away by new writing, Drag King Richard III, that explores trans experiences through Shakespearean dialogue and manages to get it just right

Katherine Wootton // 3 September 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Expecting more

Although guest blogger Milena Popova doesn't expect bi and trans inclusion from Julie Bindel, she is frustrated by a failure to call this out when Stonewall's acting CEO recommends her new book

Milena Popova // 8 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 7 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 10th February 2014

Philippa links to topics we weren't able to cover this week including fat shaming, the privacy of NHS health records, legal gender recognition, Woody Allen, women in politics, vagina art in schools, the rainbow Google doodle and more

Philippa Willitts // 10 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Silent T

Sarah challenges cis lesbian, gay and bisexual people to look at how they treat trans people, and to see the parallels that exist in LGB and T communities and the oppressions we face

Sarah Thomasin // 19 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Victim blaming: the easy option?

Guest blogger Sarah writes about whether victim blaming is a handy way of avoiding taking real action, and whether it is used for others to feel safe

Sarah Thomasin // 9 September 2013

Categories: Blog

An introduction / a recent epiphany

"I'm not sure when or why I separated my black identity/reality from my feminist ideals, and when they became separate things. I think that the feminist movement is so dominated by white women and the experience of especially middle class white women, that I forget that I exist, saddled with further battles to climb"

Tara // 4 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 17 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Call for television reviewers

Would you like to write TV reviews for The F-Word? Find out more here!

Holly Combe // 17 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Her Name was Lucy Meadows: the consequences of transphobic press monstering

Sarah Noble highlights the culture of transphobia within the media, in the context of the tragic death of trans woman Lucy Meadows

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2013

Categories: Blog

The curious incident of the racist in Parliament

Reubs Walsh discusses the case of Tim Laughton MP, who was accused of making racist comments about one of his constituents, in the context of political correctness and the police's behaviour towards less powerful members of society

Guest Blogger // 22 March 2013

Categories: Blog

So when IS the right time to come out as trans?

Boldly Go considers the way trans* people are expected to present their gender and identity by a cissexist society, in light of the story of a trans girl being denied access to the girls' restroom at school in the US

Guest Blogger // 18 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

The Observer publishes transphobic hate speech by Julie Burchill

UPDATE 14/01/13: This statement from John Mulholland, editor of The Observer, has just been published: We have decided to withdraw from publication the Julie Burchill comment piece ‘Transsexuals should cut...

Laura // 13 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Solidarity?

Laura argues that an intersectional approach to activism and respect for other women are essential to solidarity in the face of government attacks on women

Laura // 10 January 2013

Categories: Blog

A trans man on feminism and bodily autonomy

Gethin Jones argues that feminist demands for the right to bodily autonomy must also include trans people

Guest Blogger // 17 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread: 30 July 2012

A round up of items we didn't have time to blog this week

Laura // 30 July 2012

Categories: Blog

“She doesn’t look like a woman”

According to a Guardian interview, Laura Jane Grace of punk band Against Me! doesn't look "like a woman". Laura asks what this even means...

Laura // 24 July 2012

Categories: Blog

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