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Y does not necessarily equal M: On what intersex people can tell us about gender identity

Y does not necessarily equal M: On what intersex people can tell us about gender identity

The current debate about intersex women in sports, is actually weakening the TERFs and the transphobic right’s attacks against transgender people. The very existence of XY intersex women, who have been raised as women and who identify as women, makes it very hard to reduce gender identity to chromosomes and genitals.

A few times I have ended up in discussions with “trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) in social media. These women are neither “radical” nor real “feminist”, sharing – as they do – the common traditionalist prejudices against transgender women.

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A High School Girl Was Expelled for Defending Herself Against Boys Staging Anti-Trans “Protest” In the Women’s Bathroom

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A High School Girl Was Expelled for Defending Herself Against Boys Staging Anti-Trans “Protest” In the Women’s Bathroom

At a high school in Alaska, a female student has been expelled for defending herself against a group of boys who had cornered her in a girl’s bathroom.

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Radical Feminists and Conservative Christians Team Up Against Transgender People

Radical Feminists and Conservative Christians Team Up Against Transgender People:

The right has been using the writings of trans-exclusive radical feminists to justify their crusade. It’s not the first time the far left and far right have teamed up.

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2 women verbally abused, sexually assaulted transgender woman in bar bathroom, Raleigh police say

2 women verbally abused, sexually assaulted transgender woman in bar bathroom, Raleigh police say

Two North Carolina women have been charged with sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping of a transgender woman in the bathroom of a North Carolina bar, Raleigh police said.

The altercation took place Dec. 9 at Milk Bar in downtown Raleigh, according to an offense report and 911 call made the next day. The caller, whose name was not released, reported that two women taunted, groped and exposed themselves to an unnamed victim in the bathroom.

It was not clear whether the call was made by the victim or someone who witnessed the alleged assault. The Associated Press reported that the victim was a 29-year-old transgender woman.

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Not In Our Name: A Statement on Trans Inclusion From Lesbian Editors and Publishers | Autostraddle

Not In Our Name: A Statement on Trans Inclusion From Lesbian Editors and Publishers | Autostraddle:

Autostraddle is proud to add our name to the list of publishers who stand in solidarity with this statement on the importance of trans inclusion in our communities.

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