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Seems to be a bit of a movement among transphobes at the moment claiming that the only hate and abuse comes from the trans community. Let's put that right. #trans #transgender #transphobia #TransRightsAreHumanRights #lwiththet
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glancing at my feed, it seems as though somebody somewhere has published yet another ROGD-moral-panic piece. so I am re-upping this essay, feel free to share: medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology #children #gender #ROGD
...there should be a law that, if you decide to write or publish an alarmist #ROGD piece, then this paragraph from the WPATH Standards of Care gets permanently tattooed to your forehead... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology #children #gender
...btw @JennyBoylan just wrote a wonderful response to the aforementioned ROGD piece, in the NY times no less! nytimes.com/2019/01/08/opi…
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the latest *soft vowel sounds* (aka, my solo music project) email update is out: "new *svs* music video & surprise final show of 2018!" read it here:
mailchi.mp/ae0d1a910933/n… #trans #LGBTQ #queer #bands #music #noisepop
btw, you can watch the new music video directly here – it's my rendition of the Cheap Trick song "Surrender", although I changed the lyrics (for reasons explained in the video) to make a somewhat new song called "Cisgender"... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
...& the live show will be Sunday, December 30th at @ivyroomalbany! it will be me (aka, @softvowelsounds), plus @PolyPamBand & Scorpio Moon. show starts at 4pm sharp, followed by #queer karaoke hosted by @karaokewithdana! Details here: ivyroom.ticketfly.com/event/1802720-… #LGBTQ #bands #music
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Just a little reminder, that while the GRA consultation deadline has passed, Mumsnet transphobes are still lobbying their MP’s with anti-transgender rhetoric!😖

Decent people need to contact their MP to counteract this negativity.

Find your MP here ⤵️
theyworkforyou.com/mp/
I hear some people say “Oh, but my MP is anti-trans / lgbt” - In that case you DEFINITELY need to contact them to let them know that they have #trans / #LGBT voters in their constituency....You know the transphobes will be writing to them, so you need to counter their narrative!
“But what do I say to my MP about #trans equality?” is another thing people say...

@stonewalluk have some brilliant information here ⤵️
stonewall.org.uk/lgbt-britain-t…

And @TransActualUK has a fabulous twitter images you can use in emails / print out to leave with your MP 👍🏻
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just wrote a rebuttal to that horribly misinformed @PsychToday piece from last week: "Mass Psychogenic Illness: The Latest Make-Believe Cause of #Transgender Identity" – it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!
medium.com/@juliaserano/m… #psychology
...also, the piece is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
re: two misconceptions about my new essay: 1) I did not address certain claims made in the @PsychToday article (re: "peer clusters", social media influence, etc.) b/c I already addressed these in depth in my #ROGD essay: medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #transgender #psychology #LGBTQ
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So, I've waded through the Evangelical Alliance's new pastoral "guidelines" for interacting with trans people (ughh, the things I do to expose #transphobic #ciswits to the world), and let's just say it's time to tear this particular sh*t-bag a new hole.

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So, straight off the bat, first page of text, the use of #language is . . . well, yeah, see for yourself:

"It is important to remember that transgender is not simply an issue to be debated;" - p5, #Transformed

*sigh*

When such language gets reinforced by insisting...

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2 days ago, I wrote this thread regarding the latest #trans-themed #NYTimes op-ed...
...since then, a couple more formal responses have been published that echo my general feelings – that is, while challenging the gatekeeper system is good, implying/stating that trans people (as a whole) are not happy with our transitions is bad. I will share these here...
...@transscribe penned "It’s Time to Retire the Media’s Sad Transgender Trope": rewire.news/article/2018/1…
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'Tis the season to peddle our wares, so I just updated my "stuff to buy" webpage to include links to my books Whipping Girl (now in audiobook!), Excluded, and Outspoken! plus a special opportunity to purchase a *signed copy* of Outspoken – check it out!
juliaserano.com/buystuff.html
I know people are most familiar with my first book #WhippingGirl – it is now in 2nd edition, with a new Preface! plus it is newly available in audiobook (with me reading) – here's the link for that version:
amazon.com/Whipping-Girl-… #transgender #trans #feminism #LGBTQ #books
if you're interested in my takes on intersectionality, call-out culture, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
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irishtatler.com/remembering-th…

They couldn't find one #POC to remember for #RepealedThe8th.

Make no mistake, this is how we are stamped out of history created off our backs.

Because this is 'Remembering the Women Whose Campaigning Led to This Historic Voting Turnout' for posterity.
Sure, I didn't have even the startup loan, or the ability to source popup stores, or mass produce a single branded product behind a Middle Ireland four-letter name,

but @irishtatler still saw fit to include a photo of ppl wearing my merch in print? So why not give a voice?
Also, it is. CRIMINAL. that @JanetOS_ - included in #BBC100Women, a key rallying force behind ARC, blatantly and unceremoniously silenced for being too 'inconvenient' and diverse and honest in her approach to the ref because she'd been personally affected by it - wasn't included.
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So, the other thread I was talking about at the beginning of the week and, sadly not about Vagrant Story or Farscape.

One of the questions I see pop-up again and again is why do TE*Fs (note the wildcard placement, there's nothing radical about these #Fuckwits) have such...

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hatred for #trans #people?

Well, if we step back a little and change how we look at the patterns of behaviour, and look at those behaviours in a different paradigm, one more associated with personal relationships, TE*F behaviour and attitudes have a depressingly familiar...

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pattern to them.

CW:Discussion of abuse, and the power dynamics used by abusers

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LONG THREAD: I am often asked about male privilege. It happened a lot yesterday, because of stuff that happened on the internets, which I will not be directly addressing here. But this seems like as good a time as any to share some thoughts about the topic more generally...
1) I think that the concept of privilege (in general) functions best as a tool to help people in the dominant/majority group see otherwise invisible advantages that they may be experiencing as a result of *not* being a member of a marginalized/minority group...
...one of a million possible examples: do you ever worry about people not taking you seriously, or employers not hiring you, or doctors ignoring your medical needs, etc., because you are transgender? if the answer is no, then you experience cisgender privilege!
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Two days ago I wrote an article for @gaystarnews about the meteoric rise in anti-transgender hate in the UK ➡️ gaystarnews.com/article/is-the…

Today, The Sunday Times published its most dehumanising transphobic article yet! 😕
Today’s article in The Sunday Times is just the tip of the iceberg in what has become a relentless barrage of unending transphobic, trans-hostile and insidiously undermining articles published over the last 18 months!😕
The Times has systematically and repeatedly painted a picture of trans people as a “lobby” group of dogmatic and threatening “activists” who have some sort of unlimited power to “demand” rights of politicians and policy makers.

The truth is far from this.
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ELECTION NIGHT THREAD: This will be my thread for the night, starting with this great story from @katherinemiller, with its hour-by-hour accounting of what is going on tonight and when it's (likely) going to happen. buzzfeednews.com/article/kather…
And ... polls are closed in Kentucky and Indiana.
NOTE: As happens every election, there'll be a couple polling places/counties in several states that stay open later due to issues from earlier in the day. So, check your specific county/polling place if you need to vote! For ex, Monroe County in Indiana: idsnews.com/article/2018/1…
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#Gender #Identity (FCO since 2009) Mathematical Analysis of @MoJGovUK stats 30 June 2018 wrt sexual offences (99.1% #Male) #Male-pattern Sexual Offending shared by #Transwomen, 60 is just under half of 128 #female from total population of 30M in #England & #Wales. @munkihanger
#Gender #Identity:
#Tavistock *Gender Identity* Clinic
#BAGIS #British Assn of *Gender Identity* Specialists
#GIRES *Gender Identity* #Research & #Education #Service &
@FCOHumanRights since 2009/10-ish!
Why does this #Lesbian of the #BritishEmpire know? 🤔
@faintlyfalling 😊😊😊
#Shoutout for @mrkhtake2 for patiently explaining that #Intersex people can ONLY be i) #female with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #female sex characteristics presentation &... ii) #male with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #male sex characteristics. @ClareCAIS
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I want to address some of the misinformation that’s been spread recently about blockers - especially in treating #trans kids for gender dysphoria.

Inaccuracies & inflammatory propaganda have been pushed by trans-hostile individuals & unfortunately taken hold in the public sphere
Firstly, there is this scare-tactic headline that “blockers make kids infertile” - This is absolutely UNTRUE!!!

What blockers do is ‘pause puberty’ for the length of time that the person is taking the treatment.

Once treatment stops, puberty resumes.
In fact, blockers have been used to treat kids with precocious puberty for years with no recorded impact on fertility due to taking blocking medication.

Fact: Blockers are used as part of the IVF fertility treatment cycle (albeit for shorter periods of time)
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I've come to a realization. It took me a really long time to admit this, because for me, politics is so personal…#trans rights, feminism, racism, anti-capitalism. I wanted to believe that the right—in their own way—had authentic values-based reasons for being politically active
The more I interact with Trump supporters, the more I watch video after video of Trump rallies, the more time I spent in Trump forums trying to "figure it out," the more I realize, this is not about ANY political platform or policy at all.

To them, this is entertainment.
They go to rallies to have fun. They create groups to have fun. They exploit our anxiety & fear of being killed or legally "erased" as queer people or dying of poverty because it's FUNNY to them.

@AdamSerwer nailed it when he said, "The cruelty is the point."

They are SADISTIC.
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I haven't read this yet, but not a big fan of being described as "natal male" – it's f-ing 2018, people know what "trans woman" means! and why is my baby status even relevant to something I wrote as an adult? STOP TALKING IN BABY TALK PEOPLE!!!
from the replies I'm seeing, I probably shouldn't even bother looking at it, huh? and yes, I was already aware of The Economist's history of publishing trans-skeptical/problematic pieces over the last year or two...
here is @ZackFord with a THREAD breaking down of the many problems with this piece... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
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Interesting how #trump’s anti-#trans policies (which are ultimately aimed at denying trans people healthcare) are based on the same arguments made by @tianran and @KathViner in their transphobic @guardian article last week. amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/10/24…
@tianran @KathViner @guardian Not only was @tianran & @KathViner’s @guardian article full of inaccuracies & (deliberate?) misinformation but its underlying assumptions have now been revealed to be so close to #Trump’s oppressive anti-#trans policies that it seems like a justification for Trump’s transphobia
@tianran @KathViner @guardian The @KathViner/@tianran @guardian editorial was preceded by 4 articles in 4 days alleging that #trans people were “silencing” debate. These 4 articles included no trans peoples voices. This illustrated the last few weeks before the scheduled close of the GRA consultation...
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So.

Time for something a little different, and an idea I’ve been toying with—a look at how #transphobes try to frame their narrative within a claim that they are only “concerned” about trans people existing.

I think it’s safe to say that every trans person in the...

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community who isn’t a #transphobic arserag can now spot whenever the usual #hate groups and individuals deploy their dog-whistles to denigrate trans people, especially trans women, but it is all too easy to forget that for the average cis person with no experience of...

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this the comments and phrases that #transphobes come out with can come across as bizarre, or non-sequiturs, or even occasionally even reasonable. That person, because they have no experience of this, doesn’t see those comments as the attacks they are, and so can’t...

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Contrary to popular belief, there really are more than two genders.Many people with sex chromosome variations don't know they have it, or find out later in life. Some are born with ambiguous genitals, and some look like one gender or another but their chromosomes are different.
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Probably the most infuriating aspect of debating anything relating #trans issues is not actually the virulent, anti-trans people -- it's the people who are under the delusion that 'both sides' are somehow right and aren't listening to each other.
Like legitimately, I would much rather face someone telling me I'm a secret rapist than someone telling me that my biggest problem in life is that I'm not genuinely listening to the arguments of the person saying I'm a secret rapist.
And I saw *exactly* the same types of arguments when I was campaigning for marriage equality in the States. Nice, smiley 'liberal' people in the middle who thought I just wasn't listening well enough to the people screaming, "GET YOUR HANDS OFF MARRIAGE" in my face.
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It's the first ever International #PronounsDay! I'm so excited and I want you to be excited, too.

Here are a few things to know about pronouns:

1. Many #trans people, myself included, HAVE to out ourselves & tell people our pronouns, if we want others to gender us correctly.
YOU CAN HELP normalize this by doing a couple of REALLY simple things:

- Edit your Twitter & FB bio, email sig, etc to include your pronouns, whether you're #trans or not.

- ALWAYS introduce yourself with your name AND pronouns, eg: "I'm Danielle & my pronouns are she/her."
2. Understand that correct pronouns are NOT optional, nor a preference. In some jurisdictions, it's even against sex-based discrimination laws to misgender someone.

- NEVER say "preferred pronouns." It's not a preference. My pronouns are she/her; anything else is inaccurate.
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For me, the real issue in the #trans #GRA reform is #maleviolence against #female & trans. I note #transmen seem to be absent from discussion. They obvs don't present as #women so don't use women's spaces. But they can't draw attention to themselves as trans because... (1/2)
(2/2) in a male space they would run the risk of attack by men who would see their bodies as still female. I can't find stats on transmen being violent, or female violence on transmen. I guess there will be some, but very small no's. The problem is male violence. #patriarchy...
So we need to be looking at #male #violence and how/why our society raises #boys to think violence is a way of dealing with the world. NB I know this is a generalisation and not all males are violent & not all females are peaceful!
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I’m actually disturbed by the severity & intensity of the #transphobia that I’ve witnessed today. Spread across the mainstream media, in hugely expensive pieces of advertising real estate, using venemous transphobic language. I wanted to share a few thoughts & reflections...
... I’ve been privileged over the last several months to meet a whole range of #transgender, #nonbinary and gender diverse individuals, each one of them unique, and many of them have chosen to share their individual stories with me ...
... each story is different, and each person has demonstrated an immense amount of bravery in being able to face the world and live out their genuine and honest existence, as the person they truly are ...
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