I have now been (as of 11/10/22) Stephie for four years. Sometimes long an trying. Sometimes trying. Sometimes just being me. I started my transition in July of 2019. And, I started this blog a month later. Being Stephie has brought on different kinds of issues in my life along with the usual ones. It’s […]
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Who should welcome whom? Why the anti-transgender section of the radical feminists should welcome transgender women. Because transgender women along with other transgender and gender non-conforming persons break the gender binary boundaries and rules for being a women imposed by others. Can this answer be defended? I believe it can, and I am going to […]
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This post will take a look at sex and gender. I have previously written in (The Gender Binary?) that they are independent concepts (i.e. sex does not equal gender). I did not examine this in much detail there; here I will attempt to elucidate the independence of the two. I plan to cover what sex […]
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The idea for this post came to me while reading Making Sense of “Bad English”: An Introduction to Language Attitudes and Ideologies by Elizabeth Peterson. One of the major points of the book is that those who do not use standardize English are discriminate for their use of “bad” English. But, clearly those who most […]
Read More Why is the language used by Women so Often denigrated
This post will focus on the concept of personhood, and how it figures into moral regard. Further it will be explored how this ties together with being a transgender or gender diverse person, who are often denied personhood from those who hold transphobic views, especially religious bigots and those feminists who deny transgender persons existence. […]
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I originally wrote Saying “Fuck” to Passing over a year ago in December of 2020, where I discussed issues relating to the notion of “passing.” In addition I wrote about my attitude concerning it, and how successful I was in adhering to it. This post will look at my current thoughts on the whole “passing” thing, […]
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This post looks back to my thoughts when I first began to transition. Before that when I first recognized my womanhood I was quite unsure of myself. What do I do? It took about five months to come out to my partner, Bette. Even then I didn’t know whether I would transition or be a […]
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[Note – what I describe of myself should not be taken as prescriptive. It does not seek to defend femininity as necessarily being an aspect of having a female gender as I am aware that not all who have a female gender have any necessary connection to femininity as such. Think of what is usually […]
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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity tackles the damage that certain forms of feminism are causing to both transfeminism and feminism as a whole. Julia Serano sees that these forms do not counter oppositional sexism in addition to typical sexism. Also, she discusses the role that transmisogyny plays in […]
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Why the question mark? Because some people belief it is a cause for cissexism in our world, and promote the notion to get rid of it. Some seek to “blow” it away with gender bending expression. You will find some of them populating queer movement groups.1 I am not writing from this perspective. But, I […]
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