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Trans-feminism April 19, 2006

Posted by Winter in transgender issues.

There have been a lot of interesting discussions going on recently about feminism and transgender politics. Via Jay Sennett, I came across this round up of posts on the subject by Koan Bremmer writing at Blogher. (this site is an excellent resource).

If you’re interested in this subject, I’d also recommend Kate Bornstein’s book Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us. It’s really good, clearly witten and transgender theory can throw light on the social construction of gender in ways that are illuminating for feminists too. It’s also very helpful for people like me who, while not transgendered, have a difficult relationship with their gender.

In the interests of discussion, I’m going to post a link to a site called Questioning Transgender which I found at Feh-muh-nist. I’m not going to say any more for the moment (need to think first), but I would be very interested to hear responses to this site from people who identify as transgender or transsexual feminists.

Cross posted at my personal blog.



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