Category Archives: Op-Ed

Andreja Pejic and the Transgender Illiterate Media

Andreja Pejic and the Transgender Illiterate Media

When Andreja Pejic decided to announce she was transgender I was, yet again, depressed at the poor way the media handled it. It was ignorant from both a trans perspective and a feminist perspective – this not exactly going to come as a shock to anyone who follows the way the media presents transgender people, particularly transgender… Read more

Trans Stonewall and Gay Pride

Trans Stonewall and Gay Pride

The phrasing* is outdated now but facts remain facts. Without trans, gay, bi, drag and lesbian – butch and femme – people protesting at Stonewall North America would be very different and more oppressive toward LGBT folks. It wasn’t the first such riot in America, that seems to be from Los Angeles in 1959 where “Gay… Read more

Why is ‘Tranny’ controversial?

Why is ‘Tranny’ controversial?

I’m not really sure what’s up for debate here, but let’s dive in because a debate still seems to exist somehow. The word tranny is seen as a slur by most of the trans* community, both male and female. I can’t say all, because generalising. No large subset of people will ever 100% agree on… Read more