Category Archives: Herstory

Pregnant ‘people’ and toasters

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Hi. I identify as a toaster. And I am pregnant. It is very personist to insist that only ‘persons’ can get pregnant.

What could have been an otherwise excellent article on DIY abortion, degenerated about half way along:

As soon as I could, I rounded up my closest friends for a knowledge-sharing session at home in Austin. I made modifications of my own to the training documents: I edited the gendered language in the instructions as much as possible, to better accommodate trans and genderqueer folks who don’t identify as women but who might need abortions.

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I don’t ever want to be ‘right’

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Ok, if you can stop chuckling at Jones’ ‘misogyny-ists’ for a moment, this post is about the oft cited “you will be on the wrong side of history” phrase that gets thrown up on a fairly regular basis. Boiling it down to the essential meaning: “support twanz, or you will be on the wrong side of history”. Yep, got it.

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The Twanz Day of Appropriation (lest we forget their mission)

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The Facebook page Homosexuals not Homogenderuals shared a link to a post on another page (PrimeSource Mortgage, Inc) for the “Transgender Day of Remembrance” (20th November). So far, so good, what on earth could go wrong?

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Jeffreys on the ‘degendering’ of women’s spaces

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Professor Sheila Jeffreys has penned a most comprehensive article for the Women’s Studies International Forum on the ‘degendering’ of women’s spaces. A PDF of the article is available from Professor Jeffreys’ website.

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