Much of this can be useful for other queer folks, too. Know this: “You’re not weak; you’re not flawed; this is truly challenging.”
Allyship with trans people is a core component to intersectional feminism. Yet there is still one question that consistently comes up: “Don’t trans people validate that men and women must exist within certain societal roles? Doesn’t it perpetuate gender essentialism?” Not so fast. Read on to understand how supporting diverse experiences obliterates essentialism.
Want to create true diversity? The first step is knowing it’s going to come through hard work, not a certificate or a one-time event. We need true diversity, which is very different from its gross cousin “diversity.” Read this article to learn the difference, and get concrete strategies for reforming the systemic problems in the culture around you.
There’s no one-size-fits-all roadmap on how to romance transgender women. But it’s important to honor trans women’s humanity by recognizing that, behind all of the activism and social apprehension, many trans women also desire fulfilling romantic relationships. Here are some ways you can support your lover in public, in private, and in bed.
For some, the LGBPTQIA+ acronym can be intimidating in its all-inclusivity – “How am I supposed to memorize every identity in this nebula, and learn to respect them in my everyday life as well?” Worry not, kind feminist! Getting to know the basics will help to ease this overwhelmed feeling. Let’s explore one specific identity in this acronym today – pansexuality.
It’s no secret that money is exchanged at uncomfortably high rates throughout the US, and the more politically savvy among us might begin to wonder how our dollars can make a difference for social change. Thankfully, several effective strategies exist for us to pick and choose from, depending on our own personal situations and how we want to activate a plan.
It’s true that gender is a complex idea that means something different to every person. But this doesn’t give us much of an idea about how queer genders are experienced by people. It’s in every feminist’s best interest to listen and pay attention to trans people, so let’s explore some common ways gender is experienced by people in the trans community.
Language is an extremely finicky thing. Much like a snowball, a language picks up habits from the culture that uses it as time goes on, especially our really bad habits like racism, sexism, and homophobia. If a single word is enough to dismiss and disregard an entire population’s feelings, ideas, and humanity, you can imagine why those people would want it erased from society’s vocabulary.