No Retraction From The NY Times For Their Dehumanizing Coverage of Trans Woman Who Died in Fire

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 9:05 pm

If a whole bunch of trans people tell you that your words are transphobic, they’re right. My friend Allyson Robinson once said that. One can make similar comments regarding most minority populations: “If a whole bunch of (African-Americans, Women, LGBT-Americans, etc.) tell you that your words are (racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.), they’re right.” Well, a [...]

Sexualizing A Victim; Telling Her Life In Terms Of Salacious Details

By: Monday May 14, 2012 9:52 am

The New York Times begins its article Woman Dies in a Brooklyn Fire That Is Deemed Suspicious with this paragraph: She was 25 and curvaceous, and she often drew admiring glances in the gritty Brooklyn neighborhood where she was known to invite men for visits to her apartment, her neighbors and the authorities said. In [...]

Thinking Transgender; Thinking Thankfulness; Thinking Hope

By: Friday November 18, 2011 9:11 pm

Some folk have no doubt noted I haven’t been posting a lot of late. I’ve felt ill, and I’ve felt the depression side of my cyclothymia, for awhile now. But thinking “out loud,” I’ve been considering what to be thankful for in the midst of dealing with both physical and mental illnesses. So, between November [...]

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