It’s not enough for employers to process smooth transitions for their employees, they must adjust their employee evaluation systems to account for systemic sexism or risk losing their trans employees in the long run.
When I began my own transition, of course, homelessness lingered as a fear in the back of my mind. I’d watched too many trans women be run out of their jobs under suspicious circumstances and subsequently struggle to find another job to believe I was entirely immune to the possibility.
Call outs can be too punishing in nature, creating an oppressive culture marred by a fear of making missteps. According to many critics, modern activism is increasingly becoming a space devoid of vigorous discussion or differences of opinion. They have a point. Oftentimes, those characterizing call out culture as silencing and toxic just don’t want […]
We all know that one person who you and your friends no longer ask about, a persona non grata within social justice. For the purposes of this article, let’s refer to her as G. She’s just one of the many people who have been excommunicated from social justice activism by way of social media call […]
There are so many varying opinions on the current state of call out culture in online activist spaces that the standard discourse on it can be hard to escape. On one side, people think that call outs are always necessary. The folks that argue this position prioritize harm reduction and ending oppressive behaviors at any […]
Person sitting at computer Editor’s Note: We at Everyday Feminism would like to note our understanding that toxic call-outs manifest in many different ways and do not only target individuals on the basis of race or gender. While this particular conversation focuses on racism and transphobia in social media call-outs, we understand this may feel […]