For cisgender people – on why pronouns are important.

Edit: For a guide to the terminology used in this post, plus some extra words you might come across while talking about transgender issues, please see this post on transgender terminology. A transgender person is a person whose gender identity does not match the gender they were assigned at birth. This can mean someone who was …

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“What’s your REAL name?”

I just found this article, which is pretty good: 8 Things Not to Say to a Transgender Person. Sorry for Cosmo link but NUMBER 7 NUMBER 7 NUMBER 7. I've been asked "What's your REAL name?" several times, and every time it stings. My real name is the name I tell you it is. If …

Caitlyn Jenner, beauty standards, and unreasonable expectations

The media portrayal of Caitlyn Jenner is problematic because it perpetuates several cissexist ideas about transgender people, and cisnormative ideas about beauty and femininity. I want to preface this by stating I have nothing against Jenner personally, but I can't help but recognise that her experience of transition is not as universal as the media would have us …