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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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There are three major issues with @tumblr's decision that have very little to do with porn. Firstly, Tumblr's audience skews slightly female and overwhelmingly queer, taking a space to explore sexuality away from communities that don't otherwise really have one. #riptumblr 1/
Second, there is a butterfly effect to consider. As the people who produce non-adult content, but consume in part adult content, jump ship they take their contributions to the platform with them. This makes people who consumed the non-adult content that's lost also leave. 2/
Thirdly, there are issues determining what "adult" even is. Reports are circulating that #transgender bloggers are being told that their material is adult because of their transness. I can't verify these reports, but their existence shows users don't trust Tumblr as arbiter. 3/
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Positive news regarding the #harassment I have received in recent weeks from #transgender hostile "feminists". Tonight I have been informed by Hertfordshire Police that they arrested a 38 year old woman from the Hitchin area on suspicion of harassment and malicious communications
Following an interview whilst in custody the suspect has now been released under investigation whilst further evidence is gathered from seized electronic devices #transgender #harassment
In due course a report will be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service with a view to charging the suspect with harassment and malicious communications. #transgender #harassment
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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!
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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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#transkidsitstimetotalk #Transgender people experience discrimination and violence and have a shockingly high suicide rate. To protect vulnerable people we must oppose discrimination and promote access to key medical services, as a human rights issue. #TransKidsItsTimeToTalk/2
People needing urgent medical assistance must receive help. The point is, how. Can transgender identity be a phase, #ROGD, a social contagion among teenagers? Some say no, the idea is “transphobic”. Yet many relate personal experience in which it was, in fact, a phase./3
I felt like a boy for many years but transition was impossible. Lucky escape! Now I am happily married to a woman, with two great children. There are also #detransitioners and people expressing #transregret. Do those stories deserve to be told, or must they be suppressed?/4
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I feel like this needs to be said: Not everybody in the SJL Councils are Christians, many of us are, yes but not all. We have members who are atheists, agnostics, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu. We even have a few grey wizards/wiccans (some are not technical council members but they
help out, at times). Please don’t think we’ll judge you or not just because of your religion or lack of. We have three Christian #ordained ministers on our team, as well, @theliontriumphs @RogueMockingjay @ElmTree0777 -and Hepzi has an online church every week for those who
want to go church but cannot for various reasons. We pray that our friends feel “preached at.” #TeamAvocado and the #SJLCouncils love and accept ALL. Those of us who are Christians desire to show #Jesus’ love to all not just some. So, let’s talk about some of our team. On the GC,
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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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@DebbieHayton I agree, Madam. I am following the debate from Italy, which is at the receiving end of #SJW crap. Young people are drinking whatever #YouTube or #Tumblr prophets are telling them from USA. The new Gospel says women do not exist except as a feeling, but also that #Gaymen and
@DebbieHayton #lesbians do not exist, we are a mere social construction. Heterosexual men are again the pivot of everything. Scholars debate about #nonheterosexual people and #nonmen as if this were a very progressive way of speaking. #transsexual is a slur, anyone can be a #transgender and
@DebbieHayton Speak in the name of the t* community, even if they never experienced what dysphoria is. The same with #Intersexual people, everyone is allowed to speak in their name, except them. You are not supposed to be #bisexual anymore because it is so binary. #Sex is a taboo word no-one
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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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trans Personen, die das sehen!

Seid ihr in einer Beziehung mit...?

(Es zählen im Folgenden ALLE Beziehungen, die ihr für euch als solche bezeichnet!)

#transgender #gerneRT
trans Personen, die mit trans Personen in einer Beziehung sind!

Begann die (bei mehreren Partnern die am längsten bestehende) Beziehung...
trans Personen, die mit cis Personen in einer Beziehung sind!

Begann die (bei mehreren Partnern die am längsten bestehende) Beziehung...
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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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here we go again: the tired & baseless myth that transitioning is some kind of attempt to erase gay people. I know that Debra Soh isn't a big fan of facts, but if one actually bothers looking up the statistics...
...one finds that the vast majority of #transgender people define their sexual orientation as non-heterosexual (i.e., #lesbian #gay #bisexual #queer and/or #asexual) – see page 28 of "Injustice at Every Turn" transequality.org/issues/resourc… #LGBTQ
...I know that nothing will stop Soh from writing the same 80% desistance/ROGD pseudoscience article over and over again, so long as media outlets will publish her. but I have to say that her latest "#transgender erases #gay people" angle is a complete and utter joke.
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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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THREAD ON HOW TO HELP TRANS/NB FOLKS IN THE FACE OF THE GOVERNMENT'S ERASURE ATTEMPTS

(cw for transphobia/transmisia and suicide mentions)

this thread is for anyone, but I'm especially directing it at the cisgender folks who strive to be good allies.

RT to signal boost
okay, so if you are engaged with political news online, your feeds are likely flooded with news right now about the Trump administration's attempt to legally define #transgender & nonbinary identities out of existence, which is BAD.

here's the NYT link:

nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/…
(note: this article is decent overall & does a good job of explaining the issue at hand, but uses some dicey language—like asserting that trans/nb folks "opt" to change their gender identity & that they may not "deserve" civil rights protections. be wary of this language.)
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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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my is my promised THREAD for my new essay: Putting the “Transgender Activists Versus Feminists” Debate to Rest (btw, it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!) medium.com/@juliaserano/p… #transgender #women #feminism #LGBTQ #gender #activism
...I saw some wild claims about my piece yesterday, so I will attempt to clarify here. my first point: there is a long history of feminist debates and discourses regarding trans ppl. Talia Bettcher discusses this in her critique of that Stock piece: dailynous.com/2018/05/30/tab…
...as someone who has played a small part in that history, and who spends much of my time in feminist settings, I can tell you that the "feminist debate" regarding trans people is largely settled, as most contemporary feminist recognize that...
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my latest essay: Putting the “Transgender Activists Versus Feminists” Debate to Rest - it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!
medium.com/@juliaserano/p… #transgender #women #feminism #LGBTQ #gender #activism
also, it 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…
btw, the thread I promised can be found here:
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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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PLEASE RT: I want to say something about recent matters involving West Yorkshire Police, Norfolk Constabulary and me #transgender #harassment

On 2 October 2018 I attended the HQ of Norfolk Constabulary to give a statement in connection with allegations of harassment (1)
I spent 5 hours providing a statement and evidence in connection with the well publicised allegations made by me to the Police concerning #transphobia. Norfolk Constabulary then liaised with West Yorkshire Police to decide how best to deal with this matter (2) #transgender
Following discussions between West Yorkshire Police and me I expressed my view that my preference was for the Police to take proportionate and swift action to make clear that #transgender #harassment was unacceptable. I made clear my preference was for a harassment warning (3)
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PLEASE RT #journorequest #GRAHAMLINEHAN #STEPHANIEHAYDEN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, Monday 1 October 2018

STEPHANIE HAYDEN SUES FATHER TED CREATOR GRAHAM LINEHAN following 5 days of targeted #harassment and a defamatory article in #TheTimes

#transgender #Law #Legal (1)
#GRAHAMLINEHAN (GL) On 26 September 2018 GL retweeted (republished) a series of defamatory and harassing tweets made by an anonymous Twitter troll account known for targeting #transgender women for #harassment. (2)
In doing so GL magnified the audience of the troll account from the hundreds to the hundreds of thousands. Within those tweets were photographs of Hayden, her family, and her friends. (3) #transgender
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if you are interested in inviting me to speak at your college or conference, please check out my recently revamped booking webpage: juliaserano.com/booking.html – in this THREAD I will share some of my most requested talks...
my most frequently requested talk continues to be "Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive" – it is based on my 2nd book Excluded, although I've added some newer material to it in the last few years... juliaserano.com/booking.html#E… #feminism #LGBTQ #queer #activism
...another popular talk is "I'll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement" juliaserano.com/booking.html#s… #trans #transgender #feminism #gender #sexism
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hey #SanFrancisco, come see me play music (as @softvowelsounds) next week (Thurs Sept 20th) at @elriosf along with the excellent @ShawnaVirago & Gender Trash! all details on the FB event page: facebook.com/events/4507133… #queer #trans #music #bands
btw, if you haven't heard my music yet, you can listen at the Bandcamp *soft vowel sounds* (softvowelsounds.bandcamp.com) & Bitesize (bitesize.bandcamp.com) sites! #queer #trans #music #bands #indiepop #noisepop #LGBTQ #transgender #feminist
...and you particularly appreciate #trans-themed songs, I have lots of those - I compile many of them (including my "Lola" parody "Ray") in the post "#Transgender-themed #artists, #bands, #music, #songs & anthems." juliaserano.blogspot.com/2014/12/transg…
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a THREAD based on my latest piece: I've heard many complaints over the years about how "born that way" arguments are essentialist or pathologizing, and some #LGBTQ folks will say "why do we even have to explain why we exist?"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
...while I sympathize with such sentiments, they overlook the main reason *why* "born that way" arguments have been successful, namely, because they assuage longstanding fears that queerness is somehow contagious. medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #queer
...another thing I implicitly tried to convey in this piece is that, while I don't believe #trans or #LGBTQ are "contagious," the social stigma projected on us most certainly is - this is what sociologists call "courtesy stigma"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
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