trans issues

Of Mice and Men: When Research Excludes Female Rodents, Human Women Lose

The scientific implications of excluding female animals from scientific and biomedical research are astounding. Read more »

Reparations as Revenge: Reina Gossett Wants Her Just Due

It takes me being in space with other Black trans people to have a collective imagination around reparations. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In June

We’re six months into 2018, and the great books just keep coming. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Henrietta Lacks is Finally in the National Portrait Gallery

Despite her substantial contribution to modern medicine, Lacks was never compensated or given credit. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “This is America: Women’s Edit” Is The Worst

Alleged comedian Nicole Arbour is back at it. Read more »

Joy-Ann Reid and the Case for Redemption

MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid has made mistakes. What now? Read more »

Black Retribution in Tech: The Audacity to Imagine

“I have cultivated a special relationship with revenge—one that is built on the idea that I and other Black people deserve acknowledgment as creative individuals and equitable access to tools that can nurture our gifts.” Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Twitter's Problems

All misinformation. Read more »

White Out: Trans Visibility Must Extend to Women of Color

Transgender visibility has been kind to me—and that’s not entirely a good thing. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Center Black Women

The history lesson about Black women that you never got. Read more »

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It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »