anti transgender violence
Outing the true culprits hiding in the stall: transmisogyny and gender-based violence.
Trying to tackle "trans issues," as though that were somehow a simple topic, with a token character in a one-off episode generally ends up being problematic at best and outright harmful at worst, and this episode was no exception.
In states across the country, transgender young people have had to listen to their government speak about them as "twisted" and try to cast them out of public space. Despite all the vitriol, the trans community continues to show up and lead the fight to stop these bills. But we're not alone in this fight.
Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.
Today is Transgender day of Remembrance, the annual day memorializing trans people killed in transphobic acts of violence.
The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.
Transphobia is a problem, a matter of life and death for some people. When the dominant culture constructs a group of people as "Other," it dehumanizes them, it makes them less than, and it provides justification for mistreatment.
Kristin's goal with this book is to enlighten and educate society about what is happening in our prison system and that each individual regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, deserves to be treated humanely and fairly in prison.
We cannot and will not stand by any longer as our sisters and siblings are murdered in the streets, ignored by the nation and misgendered by the media.
I believe that the willingness to be oneself, one's true self, openly in public is a scary thing for anyone. Honesty in the face of adversity is a form of moral strength. For transgender people, being "out" can be downright dangerous.