trans issues

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 »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Kids Are Alright

New York, D.C., and Los Angeles weren’t the only cities involved in the action. Read more »

7 Women of Color Activists Who Are Making History

Women of color activists are relying on collaboration as a leadership model for progress. Read more »

Dear Oscars: Inclusion Is the Name of the Game

Ninety years after the first Academy Awards, Hollywood is still celebrating firsts. Read more »

Greatness Becomes Her: Sarah McBride On Loss, Gain, and the Brightness of Tomorrow

Even in the darkest moments, all of us can bear witness to acts of amazing grace. Read more »

Backtalk: Actual Bad Feminists

This week, Dahlia and Amy (a.k.a your friendly neighborhood rage cheerleaders) talk about Rose McGowan’s confrontation with trans activist Andi Dier and Katie Roiphe’s “feminist” screed against #MeToo. At a recent stop on her book tour, Dier asked McGowan to explain remarks she made on... Read more »

You Are Not Alone: How Trans People Survive the Holidays

Families, in the traditional sense, are largely a cis thing. 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 »

Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. 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 »