A wonderful essay on embracing being Trans whether your a trans man, a trans woman or anyone who identifies as one of the non-binary/genderqueer gender identities. For the record I’m trans, genderqueer, and agender!
Everyone of course has the right to define themself how they like. All labels are invented, equivocal, imperfect, subjective.
But I’d like to encourage those out there who identify as non-binary and “not trans” to reflect on what this might mean.
Jack Monroe vs Julia Long, C4 News
It’s a tricky territory to negotiate. There is currently a backlash against non-binary, both inside and outside the trans community. In a month that saw the two most prominent UK non-binary and trans people, CN Lester and Jack Monroe, being pitted against the worst of trans-antagonistic feminism on the national news, I have been experiencing an equivalent attack from within the community, from a minority of trans men and women.
While “radical” feminists on Twitter told Jack and CN that they looked like girls and that their scarves precluded them from being taken seriously . . .
. . . some trans men and women on Facebook…
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