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writer. musician. biologist. author of Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us & How We Can Fight Back, Whipping Girl, & other books: https://t.co/ViKZ9OBZ0t. she/her
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Aug 17 6 tweets 3 min read
this has always been anti-trans activists' game-plan: 1) mischaracterize social transition & puberty blocker as "irreversible", 2) raise the age of consent to gender-affirmative care to the arbitrary & ridiculously high age of 25, 3) then ban it completely... tweet from @genspect that reads: "18-25 yr olds shouldn ...in my research, the 1st instance of anyone suggesting that trans ppl should wait until the age of 25 to transition appeared in April 2016 on the anti-trans website 4thwavenow (who also invented the idea of "transgender social contagion"; details at: juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin…)... screen shot of text from the linked-to post, specifically en
Aug 16 12 tweets 0 min read
Aug 15 5 tweets 2 min read
while words are not violence, they can certainly be used to incite violence, as in the case of a fatwa. or in the rampant right-wing anti-LGBTQ "groomer" accusations, the latter of which I haven't seen any prominent "cancel culture" pundits speak out against... ...I discuss this most thoroughly here. the TL;DR for the Bari Weiss's of the world is: if you are far more concerned w/the occasion threat JK R0wling receives than the countless right-wing threats trans ppl routinely receive, then you have taken a side...
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Aug 9 5 tweets 2 min read
a lot of trans Discourse™ on my timeline today, some of which is intertwined with issues discussed/dissected in these two essays:
juliaserano.medium.com/what-is-transm…

juliaserano.medium.com/why-are-amab-t… in 1st piece (showed in full here), I discuss the reality of transmisogyny. in 2nd (above), I discuss how "AMAB" terminology obscures transmisogyny & perpetuates the anti-intersectional claim that trans women/femmes are "perpetually privileged"...
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Jul 18 7 tweets 3 min read
I've spent much of the last 10-15 years countering online anti-trans propaganda & disinformation. it's typically some combination of irrational, paranoid, & hateful. but I don't think I've ever seen anything quite as batshit as the recent "transvestigators" trend... ...if you don't know what "transvestigators" are, here is a thread I just came across:
Jul 3 6 tweets 2 min read
me logging onto Twitter to find everyone discussing the latest in a long line of NYTimes anti-trans op-eds... ...I'm just gonna drop 3 older (but sadly still relevant) essays I've written that debunking the op-ed's talking points...
juliaserano.medium.com/debunking-tran…
Jun 15 4 tweets 2 min read
god I'm so tired... ...I don't have the time or energy today to get into the latest NY Times piece. but back in 2016, I wrote this primer on how to detect subtle biases in "trans kids" news stories (especially the "cis kids turned trans" trope) – it's sadly still relevant...
juliaserano.medium.com/detransition-d…
Jun 7 8 tweets 4 min read
so I've been seeing Discourse™ lately about the tendency within #LGBTQ settings to view #bisexual women as "inauthentically queer" & how these stereotypes aren't usually projected onto bi men. in my latest book Sexed Up, I make the case that this stems from heteronormative... ALT TEXT: a screenshot of a... ...assumptions about sex – specifically, that women "are sex" and men (& their penises) "take sex" from women, thereby degrading them in the process. indeed, it is this hetero-male-centric view of sex that leads to the stereotype that... ALT TEXT: a screenshot of a...
May 7, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
what the actual fuck?!?! um, dear supposedly important gender critical philosopher person. I did not invent the term "gender identity" – it had been used in transgender & trans-related healthcare settings for decades before I wrote Whipping Girl. I was f-ing coined *before I was born*! ImageImage
Apr 2, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
dude literally thinks trans ppl discussing suicide is merely an "important part of our online brand." FUCK YOU! I've lost several trans friends to suicide, and many of us have personally experienced suicidal ideation as a result of anti-trans stigma, which he perpetuates... Image he is so disconnected from actual trans communities & realities that he thinks we're trying to "game" the discourse by mentioning ACTUAL SUICIDE STATISTICS! Mr. Numbers can't handle any statistics unless they're about *80% desistance* & cis bodies being > than happy trans ones...