Category Archives: Tranz

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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Land of the Laydeewangs !

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Lingerie shops in Alberta, Canada, should be stocking up with these little beauties, as the government of the province has just announced that it has “established new regulations to simplify the process for transgender residents to change their birth certificates”. From the Edmonton Journal, article in full, my emphasis added:

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