November 10, 2013
Okay, I rounded... I admit it. I rounded 88% up to 90%. Substantially all still applies. Do not mistake that.
88% of the transgender population, those people who are protected by gender identity and gender expression laws, are, as reported by their own advocacy organizations, males with a psychosexual disorder. (1)
Many men with psychosexual disorders practice their fetish in the privacy of their own homes.
Or where has thinking gone? Why are so few feminists interested in THINKING (and writing those thoughts down for other women to read)? It's interesting to notice that while women are made to feel no longer qualified enough to listen to other women's suffering, to relate it to our own, to support each other and see what we can do for ourselves, at the same time discussions about how men's violence affects us has been mostly wiped out of feminism as a regular or central practice.
August 27, 2013
My unpopular perspective is that the adoption of trans identity is frequently a trauma response. Some of the first cracks of daylight that could pierce my former ideology came from Carolyn Gage's article on how the reality of sexual abuse can complicate FTM trans narratives ("The Inconvenient Truth about Teena Brandon," Trivia, Issue 10, February 2010).
I recently learned that in the mid-90s, Aaron (still Holly, then) Devor even did a
I made this excel spreadsheet of "gender identity" anti-discrimination legislation almost a year ago. I have hesitated to share it on the internet because there are surely errors (in the weblinks and citations if nothing else) and because IT SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR LEGAL RESEARCH. But still, it's pretty sweet and helps frame the larger legal picture.
June 10, 2013
Please note: this is the original, authentic website for the RadFem Rise Up! conference that took place in Toronto from July 5th - 7th. A mock website, called RadFems Rise Up! has been set up by our detractors. It is full of vicious slander and incorrect information. The mock website reveals a lot about the psychology of people who clearly have nothing better to do with their time, but it has nothing to with the actual conference or its organizers.
May 6, 2013
I’ve had this blog for about fourteen months, and during that time have considered myself fortunate to have received very few negative comments or emails regarding my decisions about my transgender child. I also rarely check my blog stats, and at any given time could not even tell you how many followers i have (although my son occasionally updates me). I find it easier to imagine that i’m just writing to those of you who regularly comment and to those few whom i’ve shared this blog with who know me personally than the overwhelming and intimidating thought that any and every human connected to the internet can read what i write here.
"But there's no such thing as autogynephilia!": Phone Sex, the Male Gaze, and How Blanchard and Trans* Activists Both Get It Wrong
May 3, 2013
Whenever radical feminists and trans* activists clash about trans* issues, there's a major divide on the issue of something called "autogynephilia."
Autogynephilia is often advanced as one of two forms of transsexuality for men--the other involves a very feminine homosexuality that manifests as transsexuality. I don't buy into Blanchard's easy two-part typology. But at the same time, it's ridiculous for trans* people and their allies to claim that autogynephilia isn't real.
ive been doing this awhile now, and i can report that i have been a target from day one or thereabouts, when the fun fems and sex-pozzers first tried to silence me. this was even before i received my first rape or death threat -- it was the women that nearly did me in! granted, half these "women" were probably men, but not…
March 30, 2013
Was poking around Good Reads last night and was shocked (not really) to see that Privilege Denying Tranny Of the Year, Jay "Joy" Ladin, rated his ex-wife's book back in November of 2012. But things got better. Apparently giving her a one star review wasn't enough.
Check the date, his butt hurt so much about this book that he just posted a nasty review full of sexism and misogyny.
It was recently announced that the Oregon Health Plan, which provides healthcare coverage to low-income residents of Oregon, will cover “medical care” for “transgender” children starting October 1, 2014. 
The official text of the Oregon Health Plan guideline reads:
“Hormone treatment is included on this line only for use in delaying the onset of puberty and/or continued pubertal development with GnRH analogues for gender questioning children and adolescents.
March 24, 2013
You may have noticed that posts have been a bit on the thin side since January 19 when my system was wiped out by a trojan or virus. Many of you have reached out with information and donations and support. As of about an hour ago the last of my data and system has been fully restored. I can’t tell you how incredibly happy this makes me. GenderTrender would quite literally no longer exist were it not for your kindness and help. I just want to thank you (you know who you are!). I would like to give you all a hug and a kiss but a virtual one will, in most cases, have to suffice. THANK YOU. And get ready for some seriously kick-ass posts. XOXOXOXOXOXOX
March 16, 2013
JRR is NOT JOKING, y'all! Not above and not below. But neither are we.
Attention: YOUR PUBLIC CONTENT IS FAIR GAME FOR ALL COMMENTARY AND CRITIQUE. Any academic worth half her salary knows this.
JUST THE FACTS.
From Gender Trender earlier this morning:
Here is a copy of the University of New Hampshire’s Dr. Ryan’s false DMCA claim :