No, Mary Daly was not awesome, you guys

You know who she kind of reminded me of, half the time? You might not think I get it, but I do. Tearing down the icons of the past is the easiest thing in the world, especially when they’re no longer here to defend themselves. But it’s like what Monica Roberts said over at whereContinue reading “No, Mary Daly was not awesome, you guys”

“Fully sexually available to men”? Haven’t we been through this?

Yes, Virginia, we have. Still, this is kind of a special moment in the history of the feminist blogosphere: transphobia AND rape apologia, in one nifty little stocking stuffer of a post: sex-pos transwomen–if i were born male, like you were, i might be “sex-positive,” too.  you know:  exhibitionist, pro-porn, and squeeee!-fully sexually available toContinue reading ““Fully sexually available to men”? Haven’t we been through this?”

Germaine Greer: still glowin’, still crowin’, still transphobic as hell

We all know that the natural world is subject to certain rules. Seasons change, for example. Stars die. Eclipses occur. And Germaine Greer spews transphobic bile. In writing about runner Caster Semenya for her latest column, Greer slipped in this little gem: Nowadays we are all likely to meet people who think they are women,Continue reading “Germaine Greer: still glowin’, still crowin’, still transphobic as hell”

A Candle for Angie Zapata

A quick heads up, if you haven’t heard – jury selection in the murder trial of Angie Zapata, who is believed to have been murdered simply for being trans, started yesterday. Please see more details at Questioning Transphobia. If you have a Facebook account, you can become a fan of her Facebook page. Angie ZapataContinue reading “A Candle for Angie Zapata”

Shorter Julie Bindel – “Lie back and think of England”

Once upon a time, Julie Bindel wrote something that really resonated with me: she spoke of being out with a group of women and getting harassed by some tool who just couldn’t abide by the little ladies going out unsupervised. I recall he called them “carpet-munchers,” among other things. I’m not a lesbian, but IContinue reading “Shorter Julie Bindel – “Lie back and think of England””